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Lee mold causing the probably or is it me

Discussion in 'Casting' started by Mustang Jon, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Mustang Jon

    Mustang Jon Member

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    My Lee 401-175 mold has started casting some funky bullets lately and I've tried cleaning, lubing and smoking it again and it still won't cast right. I don't know if it's me or the mold, so I don't know if I should get in touch with Lee or not. My other molds don't have this problem. Should I see if Lee will help me rectify this problem or do I need to try something else? Screenshot_20191122-173927.png Screenshot_20191122-173955.png
     
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    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    Something wrong with your sprue plate? Is it loose? Why all the flash?
     
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    The sprue plate screw is tight and looks straight as best I can eyeball it. If I let the lead run out of the dipper and don't let it contact the sprue at all then it doesn't have all the flash. I can't figure out if it's something wrong with the mold and I need to get Lee involved or if I'm not holding my mouth right when using this mold. M(other three Lee molds don't have this problem.) The bullets are useable as long as I sit there and trim the flashing off with a knife.