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Old 06-14-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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How many of you reloaders swage or mould your own bullets?

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Old 06-14-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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I cast bullets from .380 90 gr round nose to .45-70 340 gr. I cast my own slugs and buck shot, too. Got a question, I can probably answer it

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I cast bullets from .380 90 gr round nose to .45-70 340 gr. I cast my own slugs and buck shot, too. Got a question, I can probably answer it
OK, how do I get the molds to do all that? Do you sell bullets or molds?
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midwayusa.com has anything you could ever need. I pour lead for about 15 different calibers. Almost all of my molds came from midwayusa.com. They range in price from under $20 to over $100. I have a lot of Lee molds. No problems yet.

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I have Lyman and Lee moulds currently. I have used RCBS in the past and had pretty much the same results as with Lyman. The Lee molds are very different. They come up to temp very quickly, but overheat easily. I like to cast in volume and I have to slow down with the Lee molds. I cast from 9different handgun molds, 5 different rifle molds, single ought buck, 12 ga slugs and 50 cal muzzle load minie balls.

And yes, I do sell cast bullets.

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I have two Lyman 38/357 160 & 150 gr. molds and three Lee molds,the two Lyman molds cost me $25 each with handles I picked up at a sale,still had the last bullets cast in them. The Lee molds cast bullets for my 30-30,300 Sav. 7.62 x 54r and X39 rifles as well as 9 x 18 Mak.

I do most of my casting in the late fall and winter when it cooler,noting like sitting over a hot casting pot when the heat and humidity becomes an everyday thing.

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Is it necessary to size the bullets for range fodder? I have been thinking of getting into casting my own.

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Sizing depends on what you are casting, and the mold. I cast .45 and .50 Maxis for a muzzleloader- they get sized when you push them down the bore. Most of my standard bullets are sized and lubed. However, Lee makes a "TL" mold. Means "Tumble Lube". After casting, put them in a box, spray with ALOX, shake gently, let dry, yer done. Mold number ends in TL to dessignate those.

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How many of you reloaders swage or mould your own bullets?
I have been casting now over 30 years for rifle and handgun.

here is a link to a great sight if you have questions.
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I have been casting bullets for about 35 years and even make my own bullet lube. I use candle wax plus either STP or synthetic motor oil. I have not had any problems with leading.

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