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Just wondering if there was any other casters here.
 

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cast em down range powered by some gun powder.

now do you just use lead bullets or do you/can you jacket them?
 

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willy J said:
cast em down range powered by some gun poweder.

now do you just use lead bullets or do you/can you jacket them?
Cast bullets are made from melted down lead, and to prevent lead foulding in the barrel at higher velocities you alloy in some tin and antimony. A good hard cast bullet behaves about like a FMJ.
 

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you can buy special ingots of the right mixes to get what you want.

however, for us cheaper minded folks, go down to your local tire store and set up a deal to get all of their old tire weights, these have almost a perfect mix for casting your own bullets


the absolute best stuff for casting your own is old printsetters linotype, but good luck finding any and good luck affording it if you do

and willy, there are companies out there that sell the kits to jacket your own, but it is a time consuming and not always effective process

as far as molds, i have heard that lyman offers about the best molds for this.

and one thing to remember, do not do this in an enclosed area, the lead vapors are deadly

eric
 

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when you do a cast is there a "flash" left like on cast and forged engine parts? how do you remove that or do you?
 

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when you do a cast is there a "flash" left like on cast and forged engine parts? how do you remove that or do you?
The only imperfection caused by casting a bullet is for the hole you fill it through. Its on the back side of the bullet facing the powder.
 
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