Nice nto see the illustrious Oldelm back at the helm. You know...the Hombre with the famous Kenny Howell Remington conversion and multiple bee hives and maker and shooter of the Big Lube Bullets. Salute!
OFITG.......what are you going to shoot that heeled ball out of ? Cartridge conversion 38? Cap&baller revolver?
How does the heeled base diameter compare to the inside of a 38 case?
Are you going to make a pair of pliars into a crimper tool to crimp the heeled ball into a case?
Is the groove diameter of your barrel a good fit fer the 380 ball diameter like, say, .002 in. smaller than the balls diameter?
Is the chamber throat diameter of the guns cylinder chambers such that once the heeled ball passes thru it will be one uniform diameter from front to bacK? You know.....like it will swag from a heeled ball into a uniform diameter bullet with a round nose?
Would it be more like the heel of the bullet would still be smaller diameter than the barrel grooves once it passes thru the chamber throat and ride the lands with about several .001's slack?
Can you see what I'm getting at?
Put it simple......is the bullet going to go thru the bore with the front into the grooves and the heel sized smaller than the grooves and the lands?
What about the prospect of putting a hollow in the heel and letting the heel bump up the groove diameter?
Let the bullet be able to tilt in the barrel and go down range wagging it's tail(heel) messing with the accuracy?
You know.....like leave the mould alone on the top but turn it into a nose pour mould by milling some off the bottom of the mould and than drilling a hole for a post to insert when each bullet is poured so it makes a hollow in the heel that is at the bottom of the moud.
Like how Lyman makes a hollow point with the post stuck in the bottom of the mould but.....make your post be stuck into the base of the bullet that is at the bottom of the cavity? Still have a round ball nose but end up being able to make the heel with a hollow in the base.
There should be enough at the bottom of the mould to be able to mill to a point the bullet inside is the right length and has the heel able to be hollowed with a post stuck in the bottom of the base.
The mould drilled from the bottom after it's milled off at the bottom and then add the bottom back with plates screwed back on the bottom. Then drill a hole in the center with the mould closed to make the channel fer the post that sticks in the bottom when a bullet is poured so it ends up a heeled hollow base.
Whatta ya thunk bout that?