What are some tips for choosing Lee Precision bullet molds?


Quick Answer

When choosing Lee Precision bullet molds, consider the type of bullet that is being made; this dictates the type of mold to be purchased. Also consider the speed and quantity in which the bullets will be pressed.

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Lee Precision bullet molds are available for blanks, handguns, rifles, black powder and buckshot. Molds come in several varieties. Double-cavity molds are available for pistol calibers, while hollow-base molds only come in single-cavity versions and are equipped with automatic core pins to speed the molding process. Six-cavity commercial-quality molds are also available for those looking to mass produce bullets in a short period of time. Double-cavity and hollow-case molds come equipped with handles and a sprue plate, but handles must be purchased separately for the six-cavity molds.

When producing bullets at home, cavity molds, a production pot, ingot mold, three sizer die and three top punches are required. A reviewer at Reloading Tips was unimpressed by the size of the Lee production pot, as it was too small to use anything but a metal teaspoon to stir the hot lead, but found the cavity molds sufficient. The reviewer found the sizing die to be the most reliable portion of the Lee Precision system, as they were both accurate and durable.

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