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steveoh

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What's up with Noe?
« on: April 08, 2020, 01:58:19 PM »
I go by Noe on a fairly regular basis looking at those .25 and .257 molds and almost nothing is available. Makes me wonder what molds Noe is actually making and selling. Every time they put out a new batch of these . 250-.257 molds they seem to sell pretty quickly. Are they busy building other things?

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Re: What's up with Noe?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 03:41:47 PM »
I wish I knew.... There most recent release was the 7mm airgun moulds and they have not sold well, from what I can see....

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Re: What's up with Noe?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 03:57:40 PM »
Is 257 is kind of slow mover in sales of PB rifels.  https://www.chuckhawks.com/25caliber_cartridges.htm

I have a 257 Weatherby Magnum that I'm going to try and develop some "soft" shooting cast bullet loads for it.   

I think 7mm AG would be a slow mover, since there are no production guns in that caliber.

I liked how on NOE's old website they posted "what's new" and listed molds that they had recently run.  Saved searching...lol
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Re: What's up with Noe?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 06:24:05 PM »
Is 257 is kind of slow mover in sales of PB rifels.  https://www.chuckhawks.com/25caliber_cartridges.htm

I have a 257 Weatherby Magnum that I'm going to try and develop some "soft" shooting cast bullet loads for it.   

I think 7mm AG would be a slow mover, since there are no production guns in that caliber.

I liked how on NOE's old website they posted "what's new" and listed molds that they had recently run.  Saved searching...lol

I know .257 is not going to sell as well as other calibers, but heck Airgun bullets and molds are a niche market at best. Seems to me that investment in better automated machinery that would allow on demand molds is the way to go. Accurate seems to have that down, and perhaps Arsenal too.

.251/.253 is the same as the .257 as in Noe is out of most everything. Can’t sell what you don’t have.
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Re: What's up with Noe?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 06:45:39 PM »
It is odd that they don't create a way to order a mold that is not in stock, but it must work for them or they would change.  I'm sure it makes for a more relaxed business when you are not making one offs for sold orders, vs running batches to resupply stock.

It also sounds like they buy custom profile cut end mills or boring tools for milling the cavities.  That probably makes it cost prohibitive to do one off molds for $100.

I know Accurate bores their molds which creates some small diameter restrictions for them.  I know Aresenal is a machine shop that just happens to make bullet molds as part of their business.  They may have more in house capability than NOE.

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Re: What's up with Noe?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2020, 01:28:42 PM »
NOE used to purchase the "cherry" (a profiled milling tool) but for over a year now have been making their own.... I agree, I really miss the "New Products" section, and have informed Al of that.... He is pretty upset with his "IT Guy"....  ::)

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