I did some casting with my BRAND NEW ACCURATE MOULD on Monday. A # 45-210J, a 5cav- aluminum. GEEZ it dropped some great bullets on the first pour. I was using my RCBS Pro-Melt with the N.O.E. mould guide. I compared the ACCURATE Mould block to my N.O.E .432-240-RF Mould block. Exact same size. I warmed it up and started casting with the 2 moulds. Refilled the pot twice.
1262 keepers, 517 of the .44-240's & 745 of the new .45-210's. It seemed as though the ACCURATE Mould was broken in from the start. Rejection rate was a bit less with the wider, "shallower" .45 mould.
It was one of the smoothest casting sessions I've had in a long while. I've always cast with the sprue plate "striking tab" to the rear. Just the way I was taught. But the "tab" on the ACCURATE mould is kinda small. So I think next time I use these two moulds, I'll fit the handles with the sprue plate tab in the front of both these moulds. Probably end up being more consistent that way.
How due the rest of you guys position your sprue plates?
Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.