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Strangest bullet mold - IDEAL #358, #500 & #301
« on: June 28, 2020, 10:25:36 AM »
Strangest bullet mold.

Ever seen one of these?

IDEAL #358, #500 & #301 MOULD SINGLE CAVITY GAS CHECK BULLET MOULD.


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Re: Strangest bullet mold - IDEAL #358, #500 & #301
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 10:39:17 AM »
Ah, finally found more information:

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The Lyman 358500 is the Jim Harvey design from the 1950's. It was made to have a zinc washer inserted into the mold and a pure lead bullet poured around it. The '500 was a 135 grain SWC made to be shot as cast. It was made prior to the sale of jacket pistol bullets.

The purpose was to have the zinc washer scrap out the leading of the bullet passing through the barrel. It worked but was a pain to make. Also zinc washers are not longer available in proper sizes, as that is what Harvey sold.
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Re: Strangest bullet mold - IDEAL #358, #500 & #301
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 04:13:34 AM »
You beat me to it!

Based solely on the name and address, I would have guessed the 50s. I did, after all, grow up in a sporting goods store during the 50s!
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Re: Strangest bullet mold - IDEAL #358, #500 & #301
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 07:53:54 AM »
You beat me to it!

Based solely on the name and address, I would have guessed the 50s. I did, after all, grow up in a sporting goods store during the 50s!

In my tiny mind I imagined the front of bullet as being the larger diameter. A wad cutter with a super boat tail.

I still find it curious.
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Re: Strangest bullet mold - IDEAL #358, #500 & #301
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 09:06:18 AM »
I know there is a YouTube channel about these old Lyman molds, as I remember seeing it. Back when we had the sporting goods store, what few molds we carried were always the popular ones. But the catalog had hundreds of different designs, and of course weights. We really didn't get into reloading supplies, but we carried enough to keep my dad and I supplied.
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