358477

Mainiac

Active Member
Ive had this mold for a long time.could never get it to shoot well.as an experiment i loaded some in my sig 210 9mm,,and they shoot really well!
I might of found a gun this mold will shoot in!!
 

CZ93X62

Official forum enigma
Your experience is the polar opposite of mine using #358477. It has been the bar-none best bullet in every 38 Special I've ever owned, every bit as good as #358429 (heresy, I know). It gets more use in a couple 38 S&Ws with narrower throats these days. My 38 S&Ws range from .359" to .363", as poetic as 44 Specials/Magnums and 45 Colts.
 

CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
Glad ya got it working!!

I have tried in 9mm but its not so good but fine in 357/38. I like the Saeco 383 & Lyman 356637 for the 9/Super.
 

Mainiac

Active Member
Your experience is the polar opposite of mine using #358477. It has been the bar-none best bullet in every 38 Special I've ever owned, every bit as good as #358429 (heresy, I know). It gets more use in a couple 38 S&Ws with narrower throats these days. My 38 S&Ws range from .359" to .363", as poetic as 44 Specials/Magnums and 45 Colts.
Ive tried it in 5 handguns and a 1894 marlin,,total dud.358156 and 358429 will make it look silly.
But it may just be the ticket for the sig!
 

Bret4207

Northern NY Dangerous extremist...???
Ah! You got a skinny, that's the problem. I'm happy to say I don't own a single mould for the 35's that drops less than .358+. I have a couple that run .361 and could use a .363!
 

Rex

Active Member
I beagle my smaller moulds and it helps. My 358477 drops around 360 and is far more accurate than my 3584269.
 

CZ93X62

Official forum enigma
I have 2 ideations of the #358477. The Lyman 2-cavity drops 92/6/2 alloy at a few tenths over .359", and the 4-cav NOE drops it at a few tenths over .360". In unalloyed lead, the NOE castings are right at .360". These all-lead bullets are used in 38 Special @ .359" and 38 S&W @ .361". In the Special I have run them at 900 FPS, and zero leading.

I haven't been my usual heretical self of late, so here goes. This messing around I've done with unalloyed bullets prompts a thought or 2 (always dangerous, that). If you are going to use pure lead bullets in smokeless loadings, you'll need to expand the case mouths a bit more than usual--basically, to the size of the bullet involved. Case mouth spring-back after expansion will suffice for bullet retention, but a mild roll crimp will snug things up. I am confident in asserting that the "Hard cast" bullets of commercial providers have been successful because those hard monsters do a better job of resisting compression during seating into the 'way-undersized case mouths produced by current-day die sets that are biased for loading jacketed bullets.
 
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CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
This is my Fav or for Super.

Saeco 383
 

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