New .44 503 HP mold

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Jeff Hoover

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Being a die hard leadhead junkie, I'm always on the lookout for a new mold. Well, I found it. It came from a very skilled Slovenian machinist, from the castboolit forum. It's a H&G 503 HP mold with 3 different types of pins. Pin style is Cramer. This is a very fast tool for casting HP bullets. I cast over 70 bullets in a mere 15 minutes. Total cost of mold was $100.00, shipped from Slovenia. It's made of brass, and very high quality. Reminds me of a few cherished Rob Applegates mold I have.

503KeithHP001.jpg


Here's the mold, with 3 sets of pins, and tools .

503HP003.jpg


Here's the 70 odd something I cast in 15 minutes time. I love this wicked hexagonal pin set-up. Talk about a nasty varmint round .
 

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Now that is a very interesting mold!
I'd like to try those hex HP's myself! I bet that of you did the double pour,, and made the nose soft,, the base hard,,, ooooohhhh!
 

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So is the "503" the mould number or the bullet weight?
Seems to short of a 44 bullet for 503grs :roll:
 

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SBH4628, that is the Hensley & Gibbs # 503 Keith style bullet. It weighs 242 grs., in the pentagonal HP
 

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Bucks Owin":dt3sb1uf said:
Nasty looking HP and quite a bargain considering the obvious quality....If you reverse the HP pins does it also make a flat point bullet? :idea:
Hmmmm :roll: Good point Dennis :!:
 

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contender":2b3z6gl8 said:
Now that is a very interesting mold!
I'd like to try those hex HP's myself! I bet that of you did the double pour,, and made the nose soft,, the base hard,,, ooooohhhh!

As if you didn't know that would be my first objective :)
 

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Yes, if you reverse the pins, it will make the flat tip. However, I have a six banger, in aluminum, by the same gent.
 

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Just a dumb question from a degreed engineer (that title gets in the way a lot). Doesn't lead "stick" to brass? I mean, don't you use lead to solder copper alloys, which brass is? Is there an trick to keep the lead out of the mold?
 

Jeff Hoover

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Carl, The third vital material needed in soldering, is flux. Never had a problem with brass molds. You ever try to solder without flux ? :D
 

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Jeff, after looking at the huge nose cavity I would say you have "evil" intentions, those poor whitetails won't have a chance. That really is a nice looking mould/design.

Dick
 

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J Miller":2pli99hl said:
I'd like to try a .45 Colt version of that mold.

I LIKE IT!

Joe
Dittos amigo! Some nice light, fast and explosive .454" "varmit bullet" mayhaps? Around 200-225 gr? :wink: (Or a .454" version of the 457122 with that HP would float my boat too! :shock: )
 

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Here's a small pictoral essay on the Miha HG 503 .44 HP mold



503KeithHP001.jpg


503HP003.jpg


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I love this mold ! The cramer style HP pins are a blast to use ! And that pentagonal HP is just plain wicked looking !
 

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