aseedylot wrote: What measurements would make or not make this mold work for my rifle? How big is the meplat, and why over 2000 views and nobody has bought it? .... Is this bullet a good candidate for my needs or should i try to design a bullet with a much larger meplat?
The critical measurement will be the bore riding nose -- whether it is a good fit in your barrel. My measurements are in wheelweight so you may be able to tweak the nose diameter by using a different alloy.
The meplat is small but the ogive is very short similar to a round nose. That should help feeding.
I don't know why no one has bought it since I am not a mind reader.
But most people who visit this site prefer to design their own bullets.
I like large meplats. You'll have to decide if a large meplat will feed in your gun.
Your bear story is interesting. Black or griz? I've only encountered one aggressive black bear, while I was camping. My campsite was located near where someone been baiting bears for several years previously, so that may have had something to do with it. The bear circled around my camp all night popping its jaw as bears do when they are angry. Needless to say I didn't get much sleep. When daylight came I went hiking and returned later to find that the bear had climbed on top of my truck -- it still has a ding in the roof of the cab and a scratch from the claw -- and tore up my sleeping bag and shredded my foam mattress. There was no food involved so apparently the bear was just angry. I'm guessing it had a bad experience with the bear baiter?