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Any one of decent quality, not Lee, in serviceable condition—can be vintage.

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December 22, 2023 - 9:10 pm
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Bump to the top.

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Bump to the top.  This is proving to be particularly elusive.

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Not that I have one, but are looking for the 145grs or 195grs Mold?

Trying to cast for 33WCF?

All I see out there is 220grs.

But I’ll try to keep my eyes open.

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Maverick said
Not that I have one, but are looking for the 145grs or 195grs Mold?

Trying to cast for 33WCF?

All I see out there is 220grs.

But I’ll try to keep my eyes open.

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Yes, for .33 WCF.  What other options are there?

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These are what I’ve come across.

338237.jpg338237 Standard bullet for rifles taking the .33 Winchester cartridge. A fine short range bullet for such rifles, made on the Kephart design. (PB, FN, 145, 195 gr. – TP is ?

NO PICTURE – 338301 Front bands cast .330 and two rear bands cast .336 diameter. 200 gr. FN – TP is 320.

338320_201g-1.gif338320 Gas check bullet for rifles taking the .33 Winchester cartridge. Powder charge 29 grains Hercules Lightning powder. Fine accuracy and excellent for such game as deer and woodchucks. Crimp case lightly in front bevel groove. These bullets will not wear out your barrel. 201 gr. FN GC – TP is 320.

338337_224g.gif338337  Designed for the .33 Winchester. 224 gr. FN – TP is 447.

 

So depending on the grains you want to cast, there are at least three more Lyman molds for you to hunt for. All of which I’m certain Lyman no longer carries.

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Maverick said
These are what I’ve come across.

338237.jpg338237 Standard bullet for rifles taking the .33 Winchester cartridge. A fine short range bullet for such rifles, made on the Kephart design. (PB, FN, 145, 195 gr. – TP is ?

NO PICTURE – 338301 Front bands cast .330 and two rear bands cast .336 diameter. 200 gr. FN – TP is 320.

338320_201g-1.gif338320 Gas check bullet for rifles taking the .33 Winchester cartridge. Powder charge 29 grains Hercules Lightning powder. Fine accuracy and excellent for such game as deer and woodchucks. Crimp case lightly in front bevel groove. These bullets will not wear out your barrel. 201 gr. FN GC – TP is 320.

338337_224g.gif338337  Designed for the .33 Winchester. 224 gr. FN – TP is 447.

 

So depending on the grains you want to cast, there are at least three more Lyman molds for you to hunt for. All of which I’m certain Lyman no longer carries.

Sincerely,

Maverick

  


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These are what I’ve come across.

338237.jpg338237 Standard bullet for rifles taking the .33 Winchester cartridge. A fine short range bullet for such rifles, made on the Kephart design. (PB, FN, 145, 195 gr. – TP is ?

NO PICTURE – 338301 Front bands cast .330 and two rear bands cast .336 diameter. 200 gr. FN – TP is 320.

338320_201g-1.gif338320 Gas check bullet for rifles taking the .33 Winchester cartridge. Powder charge 29 grains Hercules Lightning powder. Fine accuracy and excellent for such game as deer and woodchucks. Crimp case lightly in front bevel groove. These bullets will not wear out your barrel. 201 gr. FN GC – TP is 320.

338337_224g.gif338337  Designed for the .33 Winchester. 224 gr. FN – TP is 447.

 

So depending on the grains you want to cast, there are at least three more Lyman molds for you to hunt for. All of which I’m certain Lyman no longer carries.

Sincerely,

Maverick

  

Okay, beggars cannot be choosers.  ANY of these would be of interest to cast .33 WCF, just as long as not manufactured by Lee.

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Well I don’t have any of them and the best of luck in your endeavors to find one. But thought you should know you have more than one option.

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Bump to top.  Still looking.

If one finds a .338320 mold, how hard is it to find gas checks?  And what if you don’t use them?  What’s a fair price for one that is not a Lee mold?

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how hard is it to find gas checks?

I’ve never looked for gas checks for these. So I’m no help here.

 

 And what if you don’t use them? 

I’ve never tried it, but in “Snooky” Williamson’s Lever Legacy Book, I think he discusses using plumbers tape not only as a gas check but also for patching material.

If you try it, I’d love to know your results. Williamson didn’t seem to have a problem doing so. 

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Bump to top.  Still looking.

If one finds a .338320 mold, how hard is it to find gas checks?  And what if you don’t use them?  What’s a fair price for one that is not a Lee mold?

  

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It depends on the velocity of your load. Somewhere about 1400-1500 fps and above a gas check of some type becomes helpful and often necessary for good accuracy. They often aid in accuracy at velocities below 1400. An unchecked bullet of GC design sometimes performs as well as a similar bullet of PB design but that will need to be tested at the range with your gun and loads. Midway is currently out of the Hornady 338 checks but other sources may have them.

 

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What should I expect to pay for such a mold, Lyman manufactured?

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Are sure you want to mold your own or would you be happy just buying the bullets?

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Do you cast now? If so you probably know the early Lyman moulds may run a bit small for use with smokeless powders and harder alloys. The new Lyman moulds are generally excellent but check the diameter to be sure. The custom/semi-custom mould makers like Accurate and NOE make precision moulds of a few thousandths over bore size, many in traditional profiles. Accurate will even let you create a custom mould or change specs on existing designs.

 

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Are sure you want to mold your own or would you be happy just buying the bullets?  

I definitely want to mold my own.  I have many ingots created from wheel weights.

And how much should I expect to spend for such a mold?

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If offered one of these for $140, fair price or not?  Seems a little on the high side, but Lyman is quality and these aren’t exactly commonplace.

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If offered one of these for $140, fair price or not?  Seems a little on the high side, but Lyman is quality and these aren’t exactly commonplace.

  

I’ve never paid that much for a Lyman mould. That’s custom mould price point. 

 

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If offered one of these for $140, fair price or not?  Seems a little on the high side, but Lyman is quality and these aren’t exactly commonplace.

  

I’ve never paid that much for a Lyman mould. That’s custom mould price point.   

That’s sort of where I’m at on it as well.

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This appears to be Tom’s version of the 338320 in a plain base design. 

 

https://accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=34-200L

 

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Tom’s custom 3 cavity aluminum mould is $135 and you specify the body diameter. With Lyman you pays your money and takes your chances. I don’t know how 33WCF bores run so if you haven’t done so already I would recommend you slug your bore before ordering. 

 

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