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#3081015 - 12/15/12 06:56 PM anyone make there own bullets
wlf89
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what mold you use and where do you get your lead? is it hard to make them?
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#3081101 - 12/15/12 07:49 PM Re: anyone make there own bullets [Re: wlf89]
pressfit
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I used to make them, I used a 50 cal maxi ball mold and 99% pure xray lead.. you can use the old lead type wheel weighs, I havent tried any of the newer zinc wheel weights I doubt they would make a good boolit.. its not hard a tall to make them, I had a lee production pot i melted the lead in.. the worst part is the fumes.. very dangerous.. should be done outdoors
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#3081303 - 12/15/12 10:54 PM Re: anyone make there own bullets [Re: pressfit]
Wobblyshot1
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I do. Probably have a ton of sheet lead that I lucked out on several years ago.

I have mostly Lyman molds, some Lees and RCBS, and a custom Hoch. I'm using a Lyman mag 20 electric pot. I mostly cast round balls, minie balls and cast bullets for black powder cartridge rifles.
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#3081351 - 12/16/12 12:17 AM Re: anyone make there own bullets [Re: Wobblyshot1]
TennesseeJed
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I use Lee moulds. As far as the lead, I target shoot into a cutoff piece of a cross tie. Whenever I run low on balls, I'll split it up and dig out the lead.
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#3081367 - 12/16/12 01:01 AM Re: anyone make there own bullets [Re: TennesseeJed]
FrontierGander
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My main 3 bullets i cast, along with 50 and 54cal round balls. Very easy to cast, I spent $40 on a lee lead melter and I was set. For muzzleloaders, ALWAYS use pure soft lead,

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