New 9 mm mold coming

Reloader762

Active Member
Should be here by the end of the week, looking forward to casting, coating and doing some expansion test. The mold comes with flat nose and cup point pins as well. This is my third NOE HP mold so I'm covered on all my handgun calibers.



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Tomme boy

Active Member
Or you could get a MP mold that is cut off center or 1/2 the pins are to big to slide in the holes or the hp pin itself are too big to let the mold close.
 

CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
I have shied away from NOE's HP molds. They just look like things can get miss aligned.
I have three or four. I prefer the MP style for "speed" but the good ol reliable Lyman for ease if use. But no e have had any significant problems. The vast majority if "problems" ya read about are OPERATOR error.

The pins need to be HOT.

Al @ Night Owl makes a great mold.

CW
 

Reloader762

Active Member
I have shied away from NOE's HP molds. They just look like things can get miss aligned.
As I mentioned this is my third NOE HP mold, my #358156 HP clone is over five years old and still cast great bullets. Some seem to have lots of problem casting HP's but I never found it to be any different from casting any other bullet. As far as things getting misaligned I haven't experienced that after swapping out different pins on either of my other two molds.
 

Wasalmonslayer

Active Member
All production makers can have a bum mold here or there.
All these guys in production now are stand up guys that fix any problem that arises.
I have all types of hp molds and once you figure out that molds specific needs they all turn out great bullets.
Noe’s are a little slower than MP’s but none the less they all can make good bullets in short order if the time is spent to figure out each molds quirks.
I love em all we are in the hay days of great molds for both hp and solids.
 

Brad

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Staff member
I happen to own an oddity. I have an NOE 350 RD mould for 45-70. Mine is a 3 cav with 2 solids and 1 HP. The HP used a Lyman type HP pin.
I don’t know how many moulds like that were made. Mine is probably a decade old, or more.
 

Reloader762

Active Member
This is pretty odd, I wish I still had that old Lee single cavity 357 HP mold I got when I first started casting, I wore it out 20 years ago and finally had to toss it.
 
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Reloader762

Active Member
All production makers can have a bum mold here or there.
All these guys in production now are stand up guys that fix any problem that arises.
I have all types of hp molds and once you figure out that molds specific needs they all turn out great bullets.
Noe’s are a little slower than MP’s but none the less they all can make good bullets in short order if the time is spent to figure out each molds quirks.
I love em all we are in the hay days of great molds for both hp and solids.
^^^^^^
Amen.
 

CWLONGSHOT

Residing in New England
This is pretty odd, I wish I still had that old Lee single cavity 357 HP mold I got when I first started casting, I wore it out 20 years ago and finally had to toss it.
I dont have the mold, But was gifted some of these tears ago!! I still have some! I like the bullet!!!

I just got a solid in a group of molds we bought last month. I like it too, But Sing Cav molds are slow. ;)

CW
 

Reloader762

Active Member
I cast up a few hundred of the new 9 mm HP bullets this morning before the heat set in and I had to quit for the day. My shed doesn't have AC and with the heat index up over 100 it's no fun setting over a hot pot. Took about fifteen throws to get the mold and pins heated up to what it liked but it threw great bullet from then on, I ended up casting two full pots of lead before I quit.

If it cools off tonight I plan on doing some powder coating and sizing, I'm anxious to get some loaded up and do some testing for accuracy and expansion. I weighed a random handful of the bullets and the lightest was 129.8 and the heaviest was 130.2 bullet dia. was a consistent .358".

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