These illustrations are of typical custom designs requested by a cross-section of custom orders.  We can incorporate a wide variety of bullet profiles and ogives, and almost any combination of driving bands and grease grooves.

Why lathe-bored moulds?

By lathe boring a mould no cherries are required.  The same tools used to make a 30 caliber mould can also be used for any mould up to 50 caliber.  Blocks are clamped together to machine them.  Doing it this way, the blocks are held rigid and are perfectly round inside.  Hoch lathe-bored moulds are made on a Hardinge second operation lathe specially tooled for making moulds.

Making moulds by lathe boring can produce several moulds of one design, but all having different diameters.  If moulds of the same design are ordered at one time, then all can have the same diameter or different as one desires.  This is a time consuming process, and moulds are made only on a custom basis.  None are stocked.

Machining tolerances:  0 to + .001.

All moulds are tested before leaving the shop by casting several bullets using the alloy specified by customer and measured with a Mitutoyo electronic micrometer.

 

310185
.30 Cal  185 GC
310205
.30 Cal.
310220
.30 Cal.
320195
.32-40 Cal.
 
322195
.32-40 Cal.  Hudson
322205
.30-40 Cal.
340250
.338 Cal.  GC
377270
.375 Cal  GC
 
368310
.38 Cal.  ML
377275
.38 Cal.  Hudson
409420
.40 Cal.  420FN
417400
.416 Cal.  GC  PB
 
459350
.45-70 Cal.  GC  PB
459420
.45-70 Cal.  Hudson
459515
.45 Cal.
459555
.45-70 Cal.  .45-90 Cal.
 
477485
.475 Cal.
512685
.50 Cal.
510650
.50 Cal.
540590
.54 Cal.  ML  590GR

 

 

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