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Old 07-07-2013, 05:57 AM   #1
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I'm 18 and I want to make my own 9mm bullets how to

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The easy answer is cast bullets. A set of Lee bullet molds and a 9MM sizer will make nice bullets. Check Lee Production molds in 9MM and tumble lube.
For the 9MM I prefer a hard alloy of a 12 BHN. You may be OK mixing wheel weight alloy with some Linotype.

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I'm 18 and I want to make my own 9mm bullets how to
do you reload or know how to cast bullets?

these are the first steps to learn in how to make ammo.
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do you reload or know how to cast bullets?

these are the first steps to learn in how to make ammo.
I know how to reload I don't know how to cast bullets will I be able to buy the bullets online at 18
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I know how to reload I don't know how to cast bullets will I be able to buy the bullets online at 18
cast bullets/ i don't see why not. should be no problem. loaded ammo they might have some restrictions due to your age, but the bullets theselves i doubt.

they have several books about bullet casting if you want to learn how. lot of different molds for bullets are available.
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cast bullets/ i don't see why not. should be no problem. loaded ammo they might have some restrictions due to your age, but the bullets theselves i doubt.

they have several books about bullet casting if you want to learn how. lot of different molds for bullets are available.
Thanks and is there a particular book you recommend
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Here, I did a bing.com for you:
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Bullet casting is not difficult. I use pure wheel weights to mold 9mm. Buy a good set of welding gloves and always wear eye protection. Always work in a well ventilated area. I work in my back yard. I set up a counter top across a couple of saw horses. This way I am not breathing in a bunch of lead fumes. You can buy a casting pot at midwayusa.com for a wide range of prices. They can be as cheap as $20 or $30 and up to well over $100. You can get a Lee bullet mold on midway for about $20.00 for a mold that does 2 bullets at a time. It is about $40 for a 6 bullet mold. But the 2 bullet mold comes will a handle. You need to buy the handle separately for the 6 bullet mold. I use the 6 bullet mold for most of my casting. It is much, much, much faster.

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You have some good advice on casting bullets. Find a local junk/recycle yard and see what they charge for used wheel weights. I am paying .40 cents a pound. Some folks are lucky enough to get them for free, so you might check at a tire store and see if you can get them. They make great bullets. Casting bullets is a relaxing activity and not too hard to master. As stated above, make sure you work in an area with good ventilation. I cast in my garage with a big fan and all the doors open. Wear good leather gloves and always wear eye protection and long pants. I'm always surprised where I find little specs of cooled molten lead. Once you get into to this you'll have to decide if you are going to air dry your bullets or use a cold water bath. I use a cold water bath....water, even a very small amount, and molten lead are an exceedingly explosive combination. Read and learn all you can about this aspect of casting lead. You're starting a great hobby that will serve you well in your shooting life. good luck and stay safe

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