Little back story;
Back in the 1970's when first casting for 357's I loaded up on Hornady GC's not knowing. Figured they were required? Well they aren't,but am sitting on a pile of these things. This is what led me to looking for an additional GC mould.
Now it gets interesting. The time period was about 2017? Trump had been in office and there was a very noticeable "dip" in mould prices,especially from the west coast area. Lead laws WRT hunting,and in general were pushing lead bullets off to the side. So this was a pretty durn good time to be mould shopping.
So I snag a used but,REALLY sweet condition Lyman 358156. The whole deal .....,pricing,quality,and easiness was very good-great. Firing up the ole Lyman 10#'er with a combo of old WW's and range lead produced some great bullets. VG fill out,bullets falling from both cavities. Just exactly how the whole process is sposed to be..... from procurement to finished bullet. The bullets are dropping "at" a smidge over .359,just perfect.
Finally,here's the question. All the dooe I've read on this mould is putting the dropped,with GC installed weight right around 155-158g . This mould is dropping and GC installed @168.5g.
Does anyone have any info on this? Like said,they drop at .3591 or 2. And using pretty much middle of the rd alloy. Was there any generational or time periods where this mould went on a diet?