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UPDATE How to: Lead Filled Wood Slugs

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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:19 pm

This is the ammo Sddds13 and i made today for some Demolition shots at particle board and eventually a 3/4 or 1 inch think counter top stuff.

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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:27 pm

That's cool great damage I might haveto make the for my lil project it will probably soot them fast too.
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:32 pm

yah the damage is amazing! ill put up another video of the shooting of the particle board. it goes through it like nothin.
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:32 pm

All of our ammo is know in the state of California to cause cancer so please be carful. Although it is great fun. PS Be safe im pretty sure this could hurt (kill) someone.
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:41 pm

good thing we were wearing gloves and using pliers! :D lol
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:43 pm

Not bad not bad. Should be in the How-To section though. I am just going to make a steel mold for lead slugs. Your technique is pretty cool but I would probably never use it seems to slow for me just to make one of them. But its just my opinion. Best of luck to ya. This will help many people out.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:53 pm

sddds13 wrote:All of our ammo is know in the state of Californua to cause cancer so please be carful. Although it is great fun.


Oh brother, give me a break... :roll: Cancer only in California huhhh... :roll:

That's some mean ammo there. Very nice.
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:00 pm

starman wrote:
sddds13 wrote:All of our ammo is know in the state of California to cause cancer so please be carful. Although it is great fun.


Oh brother, give me a break... :roll: Cancer only in California huhhh... :roll:

That's some mean ammo there. Very nice.


lol everything in california will cause cancer. Im not to worried i've eaten enough paint chips that it doesn't effect me much anymore.

This process is kind of slow but im going to buy a pot from the dollar store that doesnt have teflon on it and just drop a whole stick of lead in there. That should speed things up a bit.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:17 pm

Nice ammo there! Looks like it could cause a lot of damage!
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:22 pm

Thanks!

Yah 3 doors down rocks lol
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:47 pm

sddds13 wrote:This process is kind of slow but I'm going to buy a pot from the dollar store that doesn't have Teflon on it and just drop a whole stick of lead in there. That should speed things up a bit.


Please take a note of caution when doing that. When molten lead is poured down a long narrow cylinder quickly it tends to bubble and spatter vigorously. Trust me I learned this the hard way. I have the scars on my hand to prove it. So I would suggest to just keep on doing it the way you did in the video. it is plenty fast and is pretty safe. If you do use the pan only pour a small portion of it into the dowel at a time to avoid spatter. Good luck 8)
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:04 pm

I just got a good idea thinking about safe ways to pour the lead. My dad has a lead melter pot and a casting kit made for musket balls for our rifles and handguns. Im sure we could modify it someway to do what we need. Then again this method is easy and relitivley safe. lol next were going to put a nail on the front and see what we can do to a tree.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:56 pm

here in the republic of Kalifornia, pretty much anything, including food, can cause birth defects or cancer. The Republic of Kalifornia is pretty much its own state, it just happens to be part of the US.

where is a good place to get lead? i know that some tire shops will sell you tire weights, but whats another source?
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:02 pm

you should try your local sporting good store. They should have lead shot for target shotgun practice. Also you might try a hobby store. They may have lead weights for soap box cars. brplatz and I got our lead out of an old airsoft gun of his. It was in the magazine for realistic weight. You can also get it buying it at a stained glass shop.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:50 pm

Or since you live in Cali, then you should go for bismuth.

It melts relatively low as well and it should be available to you. Look for "Eagle Claw" non-lead fishing sinkers. Those are bismuth.
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