I love NOE molds. I decided to cast lighter bullets for my 45-70's, I had a number of rifles which were heavier, but I'm down to an H&R Officer's Model trapdoor and a C. Sharps which is basically a cavalry carbine with a 26" bbl. My back rebels at maneuvering heavier rifles even to shoot off the bench, and though both these rifles shot very well with 405, 450, and 500 g r bullets, I want something with less recoil for shooting on my 200yd steel target range. Both these rifles shot 1" 5-shot groups when I had younger eyes, and I hope to do as well after cataract surgery with lighter bullets. I spent most of the week casting bullets with my new NOE mold and loading a duplex load of 5gr 5744 and 62gr Goex FFg.
I have used mostly singly cavity molds, but I decided to try the NOE 3 cavity mold. I am amazed at how much quicker the bullets pile up when you pour three at a time instead of one or two. The cost of an NOE three cavity mold is not much more than a single cavity, and the process is no more difficult than with the single cavity mold.
It took a while to get the new mold properly broken in, but no more than steel molds. After following instructions exactly I still got wrinkled bullets until I sprayed the mold with brake cleaner. After that perfect bullets. I seem to remember that bullets were more uniform with one cavity molds in the days when they were made with a cherry. Now I understand that with CNC machinery multi cavity mold throw uniform bullets. I'll find out this Sat. if all goes well.