TL432-355 bullet mold

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TL432-355 bullet mold

Postby Kaiser » 01 Feb 2020 11

I have Ranch Dog's designed 265 and 300gr .432 diameter molds, but have heard the 355gr bullet is even better; therefore, if anyone has a source for one of these molds I would appreciate that information. BTW, my 444 is a Marlin 444P and has the "shorter" throat of those on the market. Thanks
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Re: TL432-355 bullet mold

Postby Ranch Dog » 01 Feb 2020 12

The bullet design has the same "out of case" features of the 300. So, how did that bullet work for you?
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Re: TL432-355 bullet mold

Postby Kaiser » 01 Feb 2020 13

Funny that you ask, your 265gr shot much better than the 300gr until I realized (duh!) the short throat on the 444P vice my previous XL. After seating the bullets deeper, they worked fine and I cured the occasional misfire with that load. RD, do you feel the 355gr offers significant improvement for really heavy game (elk, moose,eland,etc) than the 265 & 300gr bullets?
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Re: TL432-355 bullet mold

Postby Ranch Dog » 01 Feb 2020 16

My favorite remains the 265. I have had reports of it taking all NA hoofed game other than mountain goats or sheep. If I where to ever draw a desert bighorn permit here in TX, that is what I would use. Also, it has been used extensively on black bear, but no reports on brown.

Are you trimming your brass back to meet the crimp groove?
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Re: TL432-355 bullet mold

Postby Kaiser » 01 Feb 2020 18

No, but I will try that procedure. I do have some brass from factory FTX loads that are shorter I was going to use for .410ga loading that might work?!
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