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  • FirstBubba
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    Lyman and Lee both make bullet molds.
    I think Lyman will be your best bet.

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  • Red Angus
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    I'll check it out PH. Thanks.

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  • Red Angus
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    Thanks for the input Bubba. I'll keep an eye out for steel moulds.

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  • PigHunter
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    I've never done that. But the first resource that came to mind is:

    Cast Boolits (gunloads.com)

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  • FirstBubba
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    Been a "LONG" time since I cast boolits! LOL!

    Just like reloading, take extreme caution.
    We used to do alot of casting for our black powder rifles.
    One guy picked up a dirty spoon to use as a ladle. He washed it and gave it a half hearted dry.
    The wet spoon hit the molten lead and it exploded like a shotgun, peppering him with lead shot.

    Just be sure when you're casting, you are in a well ventilated area.

    Where did you find lead?
    I've got about 125 pounds of lead I salvaged from wheel weights and some plumbing lead. The only mould I've got is for a .429, 240 grain pointed bullet.

    I'll leave it for you to decide, but I'll never have another aluminum bullet mould.
    It gets too hot, too quickly and cools down WAY too fast. Trying to maintain the correct temperature to cast bullets is nearly impossible.

    I prefer the steel mould blocks.

    P.S. - steel blocks are WAY more expensive but worth the expense! 👍
    Last edited by FirstBubba; 04-09-2021, 08:55 AM.

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  • Red Angus
    started a topic Bullet casting.

    Bullet casting.

    Any of y'all cast your own bullets? If so, any suggestions for getting started?

    I'm working on acquiring the necessity's to casting.
    Last edited by Red Angus; 04-09-2021, 10:04 AM.

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