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 Post subject: Modified lee key drive mold
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:36 pm 
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What’s y’alls opinion on taking either the 7/8ox or the 1oz lee mold and having a machinist friend bore it to .730 to make full bore wheel weight slugs? May also modify the pin to make it a little more nose heavy in case I want to shoot it through a smooth bore.




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 Post subject: Re: Modified lee key drive mold
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Hello Wkfireman, yes you can do that but do not forget being a fullbore slug it will lead your barrel. The Lee 7/8 oz slug is well balanced front heavy slug and no leading. You can when ordering the Lee Drive Key mld ask for additional base pins costing additional $1.50.
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 Post subject: Re: Modified lee key drive mold
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:00 pm 
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wkfireman wrote:
What’s y’alls opinion on taking either the 7/8ox or the 1oz lee mold and having a machinist friend bore it to .730 to make full bore wheel weight slugs? May also modify the pin to make it a little more nose heavy in case I want to shoot it through a smooth bore.


That sounds like a reasonably inexpensive way to move into heavier full bore rounds with a harder alloy for rifled barrels. You, might even consider heat treating the slugs for maximum penetration. I would, however, advise restricting any smoothbore work to cylinder bore barrels with a standard .729" to .730" bore diameter for your hard cast full bore slugs. To prevent leading, spritz the slugs lightly with an alox solution cut with mineral spirits. It does not take a heavy coating of alox to work well.


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