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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:08 pm

This is a website really only for Uk folk.

http://www.thegunshop.co.uk/bullet_casting.htm

Has equipment such as lead melters and bullest casting at good prices.
Plus the cool little pair of pliers with a mold on the end. So all you have to do is pour in the lead, wait a minute or two then give them a squeeze and out pops your bullets.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:58 pm

i really want that shotgun slug mold! looks så sleak and neat!
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:30 pm

Indeed, very cool stuff. 8)

Speaking from my "very limited" experience, get a how to book as well. It really isn't as simple as you (or I) think it should be. :wink:

Temperature of the mold as well as temperature of the lead (and probably alloy) all play a part in mold filling (is the mold hot enough?),shrink rates (lead too hot?), and a host of other things I am sure will be encountered.

Truly, it is an art as much as a science. But it IS rewarding! :D
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:01 am

What? Americans cant mold our own bullets? Got a news flash for you, we been molding them just fine since we got here. I bought a Buffalo bullet mold for my stepfather with nice oak handles.

Works great! He hasn't bought a bullet for his black powder rifle in 6 years, he molds better one's then he can buy..... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:09 am

gippeto: when i make lead bullets for my hybrid i never heat the mold and the lead is almost red hot. when it cures it is gross and like a map with tons of cracks in.
i take your tip on that one, i am going to try heat the mold
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