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Lyman™ 457658 Single Cavity Mold 45 Caliber 480 Grains - 458-459 Diameter 480 Grain Semi-Pointed

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The Lyman™ 457658 Single Cavity Mold 45 Caliber 480 Grains Semi-Pointed are made from solid leaded-steel and machined to an exact and smooth super fine finish.

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$74.99

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Lyman™ 457658 Single Cavity Mold 45 Caliber 480 Grains Semi-Pointed

Lyman™ 457658 Single Cavity Mold 45 Caliber 480 Grains. The mold is made from solid leaded-steel and machined to an exacting, super smooth finish. All Lyman™ molds are heat treated which, causes the metal to appear blue in color. The mold features hardened steel alignment pins that provide you with years of bullet casting.

The mold's sprue plates are made from solid steel, which are ground flat and held tightly in place with tempered steel spring washers and screws. In addition, Lyman™ molds required break-in time is often half the time required for iron molds. Mold handles are not included.

Specifications: 

  • Machined Leaded Steel Mold Blocks 
  • Single Cavity Mold
  • Steel Sprue Plate 
  • Common Sizer Die Diameter: .458-459”
  • Hardwood Handles are not included and must be purchased separately.
  • Weights provided are Lyman's weights with suggested allow; actual weight may vary due to alloy mixture used.


  1. After a first break in of ... review by Alex on 6/12/2017
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    After a first break in of about 50 casts this nicely machined iron mold settled in and casts long runs of perfect bullets every session. It is important to adjust the sprue plate to minimum tension and use a large enough dipper to leave a large sprue to fill the base to a sharp edge. With an alloy of 95L, 2.5T, 2.5A the slugs drop at .459 diameter. Harder casts will drop at .460 to .461 diameter. I size to .457 for a .456 bore and with b.p. and subs have found them very accurate and consistent, carrying enough lube for a 30\" plus barrel.

  2. Dull cherry left deep ... review by Jim on 6/12/2017
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    Dull cherry left deep grooves on the ogive. Bands are three different sizes. Base is .460, next is .457, next is .461 and top is .450. Same no matter what the alloy, that`s nice. I run them thru a .459 sizer. I like Lyman molds but this one was not their best effort. I vented the sprue plate to eliminate frosting as the mold heats up quickly. Bullets drop easily as with all my Lyman molds. I just ordered the Lyman 45 caliber 405 grain mold and hope the machining is better. If I had not spent my working life as a machinist I would not nit pick like this and give it one more star. Still working up a load with 1 1/2 Swiss.

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