How Is the Lyman Bullet Mold Chart Used to Pick the Correct Bullet for a Rifle?


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Users select the correct bullet for a rifle by choosing the appropriate rifle caliber and bullet mold from the chart provided on LymanProducts.com. The bullet mold chart provides a list of several rifle calibers from which to choose, including a .22, 43 Spanish, 7mm, 8mm and .314 diameter caliber.

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Other calibers listed on Lyman's bullet mold chart include a .375/38-55, .45, 50, 6.5mm and 32/20. Once the user selects the appropriate rifle caliber, Lyman provides a list of bullet molds matching the chosen caliber. For example, the 50 caliber option lists three bullet molds: 340 grain, 425 grain and 515 grain. The initial bullet mold listing includes a picture of the bullet, the grain number, the bullet number and a brief description.

By selecting the Details tab located next to each bullet mold type, users access additional information about the bullet, including the top punch number, single cavity number, part number and price. For example, the details for the 50 caliber 340 grain bullet note that it is a lightweight bullet with a top punch of 191. Users can purchase this bullet directly from Lyman. Additionally, Lyman sells a number of gun products and accessories, including cleaning tools, die sets, muzzle loaders, centerfire rifles and turbo tumblers.

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