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Find the Lyman Cast Bulllet Handbook (if it is still available). Detailed info on casting. Think of all the knowledge you have about reloading, you will need to acquire at least that much moe about casting to get started.
Things to learn;
Temperature ( of the alloy and the molds)
Alloys and how to make them
Lead as a hazardous material
Reading the bullet (frosted,wrinkled, shiny, dull, etc)
Gas checks, yes or no
Lube - types, anounts, proper choices for expected velocities/powders
Cleaning the gun after.
And this is without getting into things like paper patching, bullet indexing, hollow pointing, differential casting, etc.
I could go on for days, but I took the time to buy the books and read them before I got started nearly 30 years ago. There are no shortcuts (sorry Gen-Xers).
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