LBT Premium Molds (No Longer Available)

All Below Molds Prices:

  • 2 cavity, No Longer Available
  • 4 cavity, No Longer Available
  • Ship wt. 1 pound for either 2 or 4 cavity



LBT bullet designs are the most copied cast bullets in the world, because when they are cast in molds manufactured by LBT they are the most accurate bullets available! However, copying the profile of an LBT bullet by cherrying or conventional lathe boring processes, as all other moldmakers do, does not result in molds or bullets that live up to LBT accuracy standards!

You see, the heart of all molds, which is the cavities, is produced at LBT with a one of a kind, ultra precision, custom designed, custom built, reducing tracer lathe. This only machine in the world was engineered for the single purpose of producing molds with a precision that no available machinery could match. In the 23 years of its existence, no moldmaker or machine, or mold cutting method has come close to producing LBT quality! Because of this, the advantages of purchasing your molds from LBT are:

  1. Molds which drop their bullets easier then any other mold.
  2. Bullets which are better balanced than can be produced in any other molds, because they are round and sound, or free of voids, which equals: 
  3. Accuracy that is untouchable by bullets from other manufacturer's molds, even if they have copied our superior designs! Not to mention the design features in LBT molds which ensure void free bullets, flat bases, and extra long service life. LBT sprue plates are designed to minimize the shrink voids and air pockets which unbalance bullets and destroy accuracy, and are equipped with spring hold downs at two points, which prevent the sprue plate from lifting off the mold and causing finned and out of square bases. Our sprue plate pivot screw is a proprietary design which never needs adjustment and never loosens, yet it can be easily removed for service at any time with a hex wrench. LBT alignment pins never loosen and rarely require adjustment. We have had customers reports ranging from 100,000 up to 400,000 bullets cast, and roundness still within less than half a thousandth of an inch, still far superior to the roundness of competitor's molds which haven't been used yet! LBT molds are fitted for RCBS mold handles which are attached in seconds with special easy to install screws. Most people who've been in the habit of leaving handles on all their molds to avoid the hassle of changing, find that handles are so easily installed on LBT molds, that one pair is adequate. 

All bullet designs sold by LBT were developed by Veral Smith, to produce superior accuracy, and, especially in the case of the flatnose handgun bullets, superior performance on game, with the wider nosed bullets in 41 caliber and larger delivering quicker kills than many high power rifles, even on large bears, moose, elk, etc. Veral's knowledge on cast bullets and what it takes to make them perform has been gained through 45 years of intense experimentation and testing, on the range, in his machine shop, and in the hunting fields. He cannot tolerate theory, because theory is only somebody's guess. Only facts and precision produce accuracy and performance, and that's what LBT is about. 

Because we found profits far too slim when producing full custom molds, as we did for 17 years, and production extremely difficult to keep up with at times, causing long waits for customers during busy times of the year, LBT will no longer be producing full custom molds as before. (Full custom means, cut to the customers drawing and design.) However, we still offer custom molds if made with our standard patterns, which is, nose profiles, lube groove sizes, and we cut them to whatever size you need for optimum performance in guns with over or under-sized bores and chambers. This means we can make molds for any metric caliber, and will fit even extremely worn throats in any gun, to produce optimum performance out of barrels which most people consider worn out!

If you want a tapered bullet, using one of our nose profiles, we will make it at additional cost. See more information about custom fitting rifle bullets above the rifle bullet listings.


Autoloading Handgun

We have found no consistent proof that streamlined or slim nosed bullets shoot more accurately than bullets with wide meplats (nose flats) except the extreme lightweight bullets, in which case truncated cone bullets seem to be superior. Furthermore, bullets with large noses and rounded ogives tend to feed most reliably, and they hit hard on live targets when driven at high velocity. Of course feeding reliability is an individual gun thing, so if you've found your weapon has a preference for nose shape, try to choose something close to what you know will feed. Regarding the determination of proper diameter, take a hard look at our LBT push through slugs. If they don't run smoothly through your barrel, lap it and you'll have a tack driver.


Small Auto Pistol

Our small auto (SA) bullets have been found to feed reliably in most guns, and we believe they produce more favorable and consistent results on live targets than JHP and are far superior to ball ammo especially. Weights available are: .25 caliber, 50 grain, and in .32 caliber, 75 grain. Plain base is adequate for most guns of these calibers, but we'll cut for gas checks if you have a rough bore or feel you need them. For 380 auto and 9MM's we offer weights of 100, 110 and 120 grain, plain base, bevel base, or gas check. Order any diameter you need, even other diameters for rifle if you want a light and accurate plinker bullet.


9MM Auto Pistol

If you'd like a heavy weight, take a hard look at our 38 cal. 140 gr FN listed under revolvers, or for a lighter and excellent live target bullet, a good choice is one of the above SA bullets in a weight that can be driven at least 1200 - 1400 fps. Bullet on left is an SFN, one on right is our TC. Order whatever diameter your guns need. Standard weights are, 110 and 125 in the TC profile, any weight you want in the FN. Quite a few shoot 160 and 180 gr FN's in 9MM's but I believe 130 to 140 grain is optimum weight. Gas check, plain base, or bevel base on any of these.


10MM / 40 Caliber Auto Pistol

If you have a pistol that is stubborn about what feeds through it, our 165 and 185 grain FNB is quite certain to feed smoothly. If your gun feeds about anything, look hard at our WFN. I have made many 10mm WFN molds in weights from 160 to 200 gr, and heard no reports of a feed problem yet. 160 grain loaded to the limit is probably the most deadly bullet one can load in a 40 S&W, and 180 for the 10MM. Order any weight WFN and diameter you want, with gas check, plain base, or bevel base.


45 Auto

We offer three bullet profiles for 45 autos. The SWC 200 grain which is ever popular with target shooters because it cuts clean holes in paper for accurate scoring. The FNB duplicates a jacketed form very closely, with the nose clipped to make a flatnose. However, we consider the LFN to be the ultimate ACP bullet, in weights from 220 to 260 grains, with 220 and 230 probably giving the best live target performance because of their higher velocity potential. Order any diameter you want, plain base, bevel base, or gas check.


Revolver Bullets

There are two factors that are mandatory in getting optimum revolver accuracy. They are named below, along with our solutions.

  1. The gun must have internal dimensions which maintain a tight grip on the bullet from the instant it starts moving until it exits the muzzle. 
  2. The bullet must be of a design and diameter so the gun can keep that tight grip!


Our Solutions

Notice that we offer an assortment of crimp to nose lengths, the object being to allow setting the bullets out to approximately 1/32 inch from the end of the cylinder. This gives maximum powder room, minimizes bullet jump to the rifling, and because it puts a heavy driving band out into the cylinder throats, it prevents the bullet from tipping during take off.


To determine the maximum nose length your revolver can handle, (if it isn't listed below) hold a CRIMPED empty case firmly in the cylinder, then, with the depth gauge on a caliper, measure inside the cylinder throat from the front down to the crimp. Our closest offering UNDER this measurement is the correct nose length for your gun.

Some of the more common measurements are:

All 357's will take a .35 nose length while S&W's and Dan Wessons cannot take longer, but many other 357's have longer throats.

S&W and /Ruger Blackhawks can use up to a .45 nose length in 41 calibers and larger.

Redhawks and Dan Wessons in those same calibers can handle .5 nose lengths.

The 454 in Freedom Arms takes a .4 nose with 454 brass or .5 with 45 colt brass.

The 50 S&W has unlimited room. 475 and 500 Linebaugh's take a .4 nose.

If your gun isn't in this list, measure as described above. Single shot handguns for the magnum revolver cartridges do not require crimping or can be crimped, as desired, and most have long tapered throats which dictate the best diameter to be such that the cases fill the chamber to a close fit. This close fit holds the bullet base from expanding and going out of square, while holding it in alignment while entering the rifling. 
Internal dimensions of revolvers vary widely, and barrels tend to be very inferior inside, because the cylinder to frame attachment threads can crush the barrel smaller at this point, and roll engraving pressure deforms the inside of the barrel, as do sight and other attachment screws and bands. Also, cylinder throats can vary several thousandths of an inch smaller or larger than the barrels groove diameter. LBT is the only company to address these problems, by providing the necessary measuring slugs and by training our customers to be expert in understanding, measuring and repairing the problems, and in proper bullet fitting.

We offer push through slugs in all calibers, (shown elsewhere in this catalog) and recommend that you use them to measure your gun's critical dimensions, then correct them as needed with our Lap Kit. This will turn a so-so shooter into a precision launchpad! - Both our push through slugs and lap kit come with detailed instructions on how to do it but here are the basics and proper procedure, in the order each procedure should be performed.

  1. Punch a push through slug into the revolver muzzle just far enough to engrave the measuring band. Put a mark on the slug in alignment with the front sight, then pull it by grasping the tail with pliers.
  2. Try inserting the measuring band of this slug into the cylinder throats. If it slips in without resistence, use another push through to determine cylinder throat diameter. If it will not slip in without resistence, the cylinder throats will have to be enlarged, and instructions which anyone can follow easily are included in the LBT lap kit. Cylinder throats MUST be at least as large as groove diameter of the lapped barrel at its largest point, and ideally .001 inch larger, and then bullets fitted as closely as possible.
  3. Insert the push through slug into the muzzle in the original position and slide it through toward the breech. If you feel any bumpy or tight spots, the barrel will need to be lapped to give optimum accuracy. If you have the ability to take precision measurements, measuring the slug before re-inserting it in the muzzle and again after it has passed through the barrel will tell you how much the bore is constricted.
  4. In a perfect bore, (one that has been lapped) the push through will require the normal force to engrave the rifling, then slide smoothly with no jerks until the last couple inches of barrel, at which point it will slide with little or no resistence. So, with cylinder throats slightly larger than the bore's largest diameter as outlined in 3 above, we have created a choke-bored revolver, capable of unbelievable accuracy, when used with LBT bullet designs!

When ordering any revolver bullet, give the desired diameter, bullet weight, profile (i.e. OWC, FN, LFN etc.) GC, PB, or BB, and the alloy you'll use. Also, give the maximum nose length which your revolver will handle, if for a revolver. If for a lever gun chambered for one of the magnum revolver cartridges, name the gun and I'll know what nose length to put on the bullet. Please understand that I cannot make the nose long enough to fill your revolver's cylinder if you choose one of the lighter weight bullets. I will place the crimp so it gives optimum performance for that particular bullet weight and nose profile.


OGIVAL Wadcutter (OWC)

This wadcutter form was developed to allow stable flight at supersonic speeds, which isn't possible with standard wadcutters. It makes an excellent target or light game bullet, with maximum accuracy range extended about 40 yards over full wadcutters, or about 90 yards. Because of the high velocity potential, we offer it in gas checked as well as plain base. However, the tiny radius of the nose with the small ogive prevents it from cutting paper cleanly. If you want a full wadcutter so you get clean holes in the paper, simply ask for a full wadcutter and I'll make it. Use the weights below, or order special weights if you wish. The weights below are maximum for stability out to the claimed 90 yards. Order any base style you like and any diameter, including 475 and 50 caliber, though those aren't listed.

  • 32 caliber - 100 grains
  • 38 caliber - 150 grains 
  • 41 caliber - 200 grains
  • 44 caliber - 230 grains
  • 45 caliber - 260 grains

Profile designation for all is OWC


32 Caliber, Short Flat Nose (SFN)

These are excellent game and target bullets, offering the same nose flat diameter as the FN below, but with more bearing surface, for best accuracy with the light weights.

Available in 90 and 100 grain weights, any diameter, GC, PB, or BB.


Large Caliber Handgun

We offer three nose profiles for large caliber handguns, which provide a large variety of weights and performance levels. If you have questions about hunting performance with these you will find the answers in Jacketed Performance with Cast Bullets, where you'll learn how to develop full power loads without load data, what makes bullets kill, and how to calculate the knockdown power of your load.

Be assured that any of the FN's, WFN's and WLN's listed, from 38 caliber on up will provide instant kills on most deer with full magnum loads, but 44 caliber and larger will do it with mild enjoyable loads, in the medium weight bullets. The heaviest bullets will have to be driven at near magnum pressure to get good stability out to extreme ranges. They are intended for those who want to wring the maximum possible power from a revolver, and can deliver 2 to 3 times the foot pounds energy of jacketed bullets driven at equal pressure!

To select a mold, choose the nose profile desired from the list below, go to the desired weight. Your order needs to state diameter, weight, nose type, BC, PB, or BB, crimp length your gun will handle, and alloy. An example written out could be .431-280-WFN GC, .4 nose.

The following lineup of bullets are photos that illustrate the FN, WFN and LFN nose profiles in several calibers. Bullet weight will change the length and number of grease grooves but loaded ammo with a given nose profile and nose length will look the same with all bullet weights.

.32 .32 .38 .38 .38 .41 .44
115 140 140 160 180 200 240


.44 .45 .45 .44 .44 .475 .512
300 250 325 250 300 400 450



Order any diameter you need we make many rifle molds with these profiles choose your own weight we can normally fit hornady checks to metric calibers.

32 Caliber FN 100 115 125 140 Excellent in weights to 160 gr for 30 cal rifles.


38 Caliber FN 140 160 180 200 Up to 300 for 35 cal rifles. Also most suitable weights for 338, 348, 375 and metric calibers


41 Caliber FN 200 220 240 250
41 Caliber LFN 210 220 240 260 280
41 Caliber WFN 235 250 275 300


44 Caliber WFN 240 260 280 300
41 Caliber LFN 250 280 300 320 350
41 Caliber WLN 300 320 340 350


44 Caliber WFN 240 260 280 300
41 Caliber LFN 250 280 300 320 350
41 Caliber WLN 300 320 340 350


475 Caliber WFN 325 365 380 400 420 450
475 Caliber LFN 325 385 400 420 440  
475 Caliber WLN 400 420 440 460    


50 Caliber WFN 330 385 400 440 450
50 Caliber LFN 385 400 420 440 To 700



Muzzleloader Rifle Bullets

Our 44 LFN in weights from 280 to 320 grains, cut with smooth sides and a specially beveled base to slip into sabots, is an extremely popular and effective way to hunt with these guns. Order the weight you want and specify muzzleloader rifle. We can cut molds of any weight and caliber you need for sabots.


Lever Action Bullet

Ask if you have any kind of gun we don't show a listing for. We fit almost anything that goes bang! Most lever actions have extremely short throats. We need a throat slug. With it we can make a bullet that works right!

We have two bullets which are especially well suited to lever action rifles. Our 30 cal. LCFN in 170 grain fits all 30 -30's and is a tremendous performer, outshooting all jacketed '30 - 30' bullets tested. Cast of WW alloy and air cooled it performs on game as well as commercial jacketed, and out to longer ranges, because it's ballistic coefficient is superior! It of course works as well in any 30 cal. rifle run at speeds to 2450 fps. Order whatever diameter and weight you need, for any 30 to 45 caliber rifle. This is the ultimate 348 bullet in weights from 220 to 250 gr. The LCFN has the same meplat diameter as the LFN but a much longer and more graceful ogive. It is only suited to longer bullets. If you choose a weight which is too heavy to shoot accurately we will cut an LFN instead. Communicate with us on this or any other special bullet.

Our Marlin bullet, shown in profile here as 458-400-M, 400 grains being the most popular weight, but also available in 350, 450, and 500 grain, was designed specifically for Marlin lever guns. Very accurate, effective on game, and reliable feeding. Order whatever diameter you need, to use in any 45 caliber rifle. The meplat is smaller than the LFN, and ogive longer. LFN's and WFN's make excellent 45-70 bullets.


30 Carbine

A very smooth feeding bullet for 30 carbine and 7.62X39 auto loaders. Available in 100, 115, and 130 grain weights. Again, order the diameter your gun needs, as there is a broad range of diameters found in these guns. This is also a great 32-20 bullet, or light plinker / small game bullet in any 'close to 30 cal.' rifle.


Long Flatnose Series

To aid you in making a satisfactory selection we have listed the lengths of all our flatnose and spitzer bullets. Though dimensions are given to three decimal places, they are not exact but are for reference, so you can accurately determine what will fit your gun. It is wise to make a swaged throat slug of your rifle before ordering a mold and send the slug along with your order. Though all these bullets shoot very well when sized to groove diameter, rifles with oversize throats and or chambers will do far better if I am given the reins and allowed to make a bullet that works. See second paragraph down.

If you want to just order a mold, to be sure you don't order a bullet that is too long to chamber, here are two options for finding maximum BEARING length. Seat a flat base jacketed bullet backwards, and carefully adjust the overall length until it bumps the rifling firmly when chambered. Measure from the sharp edge of the bullet base, where it contacted the rifling or throat, down to the bottom of the cartridge neck. This will be the maximum bearing length, (bearing surface, or part that rubs the bore when fired) that will chamber in your rifle when bullets are sized to jacketed bullet diameter. If choosing a SP, select the weight you want up to a bearing length that will keep the base inside the case neck, keeping in mind that gas checks can be hung down into the powder space so long as the forward edge is barely inside the ctg. neck. If choosing an LFN, the lengths given are overall, so deduct the ogive length of .340, to obtain the bearing length. If you want maximum weight possible, simply specify maximum bearing length instead of weight and I'll cut a mold that fits like a well worn mitten!

Now the second option, which in some guns where the chamber and throat are oversized, will improve accuracy and maximum velocity potential dramatically. Determine maximum diameter that the cartridge will hold and still chamber easily and send your throat slug with the order. Simplest way to determine this is measure the difference between a full power fired case neck and that of a loaded jacketed round. Add the difference between unfired and fired case necks to jacketed bullet diameter and that's the best bullet diameter for your rifle. Send the throat slug with your order and I'll cut the nose at groove diameter where the rifling starts, which will be larger than farther up the tube in worn guns. The body will be made so lube grooves are contained inside the case neck, with a length that comes close to the throat taper. The bullet will be a tackdriver, and all you have to do is size and lube normally. (I detest bore ride nose bullets because if they fit well enough to do any good, they constantly stick when a live round is ejected.) The above method will often restrict bullet weight, but no bore ride bullet will touch its accuracy or velocity potential.

.458 .358 .30 .30 7mm .25
450 180 170 150 125 100
Order # is Diameter+Weight+LFN


Caliber Diameter Weight Overall Length
257 90 .745
100 .820
117 .950
270 120 .840
140 .950
150 1.010
7mm 130 .835
150 .955
170 1.070
310 150 .820
170 .940
180 .955
200 1.010
323 200 .754
225 .840
250 .971
338 200 .880
225 .990
250 1.090
348 200 .850
250 1.035
358 210 .840
225 .880
250 .965
375 225 .880
240 .865
275 .978
300 1.057
40/416 350 1.025
375 1.070
400 1.155
458 300 .775
340 .870
450 1.072
500 1.192
50 Up To 700 Gr.




Ogive length on LBT spitzers increases with bullet diameter; therefore, approximate ogive length for each caliber is listed in italics under caliber designation. Bearing length (Brg.) is listed below each bullet weight to aid in selecting a suitable bullet length for your gun's cartridge neck and throat length. More details about fitting and selecting a proper bullet length is given above for LFN's. The same applies to all profiles we offer.


.358 .30 .30 .25 .243 .243 .22
250 180 160 95 75 60 50


Order # is Caliber+Weight+SP
Caliber Ogive Length Weight Bearing Length
223 .264 50 .300
55 .350
60 .400
66 .450
227 .275 65 .410
75 .500
243 .295 75 .420
90 .530
100 .610
257 .303 80 .370
90 .440
100 .510
120 .650
264 .310 100 .500
120 .620
130 .680
150 .800
270 .317 90 .380
100 .440
110 .500
130 .600
7mm .322 110 .435
120 .500
140 .550
150 .600
7.35 & 302 .335 150 .565
170 .670
194 .800
310 .341 140 .620
160 .675
180 .730
206 .800
323 .350 150 .480
175 .590
200 .700
220 .800
338 .360 200 .610
225 .710
246 .800
358 .375 200 .500
250 .730
375 .385 275 .700
300 .800
405 - 410 .400 260 .500
300 .600
370 .800
458 .425 350 .535
400 .640
500 .850
475 .430 400 .550
510 .800
512 .450 500 .600
600 .800
Order # is Caliber+Weight+SP



Mold Prices

  • 2 cavity, $125.00 
  • cavity, $175.00 

Ship wt. 1 pound for either 2 or 4 cavity

NOTE: ALL LBT molds require RCBS handles which we do not supply.

Molds are shipped complete with all parts, however, if extra parts are wanted, prices are: 

  • Handle or pivot screws, or spring washer, 50 cents each 
  • Hold down fingers, $4.00 each 
  • Two cavity sprue plate $20.00 each 
  • Four cavity sprue plate $25.00 each
  • 9/64 hex wrench for sprue plate pivot screw and handle screws, 50 cents each 

No extra shipping cost on parts if ordered with other items.


Fitted Sizer Punches

$10.00 and no shipping cost with mold order.
We make them for RCBS and Lyman only.
Order number will be caliber and nose form only if you order separately from a mold. I.e. 44 LFN, or 38 FN etc. Except for Spitzers where we need a sample bullet returned to fit too. It is of course best to order a nose punch with the mold. Just ask for a fitted punch and we'll fit the mold you're ordering at the same time the mold is cut.
Notice that WFN punches work for WLN bullets of the same caliber. OWC and full wadcutter bullets require a flat smooth faced punch. Ask for flat punch for the caliber of interest.


Softnose Molds

If for a spitzer we must fit these to the mold they will go in, which means return it to us if you order after you receive the full mold. If for any of the flatnosed bullets, they may be ordered at any time without returning the mold. Complete instructions on how to make them work are sent with the mold.

Briefly described, the pot is filled with the soft alloy to be used and a batch of softnoses are cast. The melting pot is then refilled with hard alloy. Softnoses are inserted in the hot regular mold, and the hard alloy welds to them when poured in. Performance is very much like expanding jacketed bullets, and point of impact is exactly the same as all hard bullets, so only the few bullets which will be used on game need be softnose. These deliver a tremendous impact for cast bullets, and extend maximum expansion range probably as far out as you can hit reliably.

Shown are an LFN and a SP softnose for 30 caliber. Full magnum revolver loads will be needed to get expansion. With rifles, very mild loads expand out to very long ranges, and of course stout loads work very well with proper alloy selection. Mold price is the same as for regular molds. We can put both softnose and full bullet in one mold for $15 extra, but don't recommend it, because you have only a single cavity to work with.


Authentic Keith Bullet Molds

.44 240 gr. - 45 310 - 45 250 gr are available. These are exact copies of Elmer's specs. Specify desired diameter and, if desired, GC, though that will leave only the nose authentic, but performance better than Elmer experienced. If you want a 45 bullet that looks like the original 44 Keith, ask and you shall receive. Weight will be about 270 gr. All length dimensions and lube groove will be identical to the original 44.



Mold Lube

Price $4.00 per Pack,  $4.00 shipping to any US address.
¼ inch diameter sticks of colloidal graphite and beeswax. Used sparingly as a lubricant on all brands of moulds, prevents wear and galling. One stick is included with each mold and lasts a long time. If you break it or get it mostly used up, use the short pieces by sticking with a toothpick.

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