There's a fellow by the name of Bruce Brandt making bullet molds in Michigan !
Evidently he's been doing it for a few years now . Well I just found out about him a month or so ago . Started conversations with him over the RD style 432-375GC and 432-400GC .
Well after perusing his website I noticed he made a 462-465GC mold and expressed an intrest .
Here's a link to his site by the way !
Anyway Bruce was kind enough to send me some samples of his 462-465GC bullet for my 1972 vintage Marlin 1895 .
I tried some today with just H322 and Federal 215 primers .
Shot charges at 41.5 . 42.5 . 43.5 and 44.5 .
Let me say all shot well enough to hunt with but of that bunch 43.5 was the winner today !
I wanna load 3 more up of both 43.5 and 44.5 with the remaining 2 to be loaded with 45.5 !
This is turning into another one of those gotta have molds !
Don't need it but gotta have it !
Oh yeah back to the rifle I used today . These first models of the Marlin 1895 that was brought into production in 1972 have semi curved plastic buttplates . Last summer I semi damaged my shoulder shooting this same rifle with hot loads for the Ranch Dog 460-425GC bullet . So today before I went out I took an old Pachmayer slip on pad I have and slid it over the but . While it isn't a Limbsaver or KickEez it is better then just the buttplate . So hopefully this summer I won't make a knot form on my shoulder .>