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Casting bullets

This is a discussion on Casting bullets within the Guns and Knives forums, part of the Everything But Cigars category; I have been casting bullets for some time now, rifle and pistol bullets. Last season some friends and I have ...

  
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    Allways a Young Fish GlockG23's Avatar


     

    Casting bullets

    I have been casting bullets for some time now, rifle and pistol bullets.
    Last season some friends and I have been testing 7.5mm cast bullets, in 180grn 30 cal.. This is a bullet normally used in 30-06, .308 and so on.

    Anyone casting there own bullets?
    Really that's a cigar in my pocket, honest......

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader joncaputo's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    I just dont feel comfortable enough to be doing that myself..but Id be interested to know more about how its done..is there a website or something..or how did you learn how to do it yourself?

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    Full grown Puffer Fish blueeyedbum's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    Quote Originally Posted by joncaputo View Post
    I just dont feel comfortable enough to be doing that myself..but Id be interested to know more about how its done..is there a website or something..or how did you learn how to do it yourself?
    I used to hang with a buddy when he cast pistol bullets for our indoor range loads. This seems similar to what I watched him do.

    Cast bullet primer: a beginner's guide to pouring your own | Guns ...
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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader joncaputo's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    Cool thanks for the link..Im going to check it out. I would only consider doing it for range ammo for sure

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish FN in MT's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    Been casting for thirty plus years. Originally started way back in the 70's so I could shoot my .50-70 trapdoor Springfield. Then I started casting pistol bullets and the rest is history.

    Since I've retired the casting has taken off. I probably went through 400 pounds of alloy this past winter. I cast all of my 9mm, .38/.357 mag, .41 mag, .44 Spcl/mag, .45 Colt and .454 Cassull slugs.

    I have a few handguns that are twenty plus years old , been fired many thousands of times....yet have NEVER had a jacketed slug down their bore.

    Try CastBoolits.com forums. Probably THE finest casting site on the web.

    FN in MT

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    I am my brothers keeper! slyder's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    I buy bags of lead cast bullets for loading my 45ACP range rounds. Never cast my own though.
    I am my brothers keeper.

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    Allways a Young Fish GlockG23's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    FN in MT,
    Yes I know there are forums out there for casting. I was just curious to see if anyone here did it also.
    Really that's a cigar in my pocket, honest......

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish FN in MT's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    Quote Originally Posted by GlockG23 View Post
    FN in MT,
    Yes I know there are forums out there for casting. I was just curious to see if anyone here did it also.

    And a nice excuse to get out of the house (where I can NOT smoke) to the shop....start up the electric pot.....cast some slugs for a few hours while I enjoy a good cigar.

    FN in MT

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    Maturing Puffer Fish Rmac58's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    I don't cast or reload, yet.
    Prices are getting crazy.

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    Allways a Young Fish GlockG23's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    Quote Originally Posted by FN in MT View Post
    And a nice excuse to get out of the house (where I can NOT smoke) to the shop....start up the electric pot.....cast some slugs for a few hours while I enjoy a good cigar.

    FN in MT
    hell yeah
    Really that's a cigar in my pocket, honest......

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    Young Puffer Fish Sixgunner's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    I've been reloading for years, but never cast my own. Moving around in the military to much I would have to get rid of the materials every few years.

    Thankfully, I always hooked up with guys that would cast and I would pay for the lead and have cast for me. Now that we have our own house and I'll be retired soon, I may start to finally cast my bullets.

    On a side note, a Captain that works in my section, just sold me almost 400, 44 caliber cast bullets from Montana bullet works for $25.
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    Full grown Puffer Fish BigRay023's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    i shoot around 6k .45acp a year and if i cast my own i think i would spend more time casting than shooting lol....i still get a good deal on bulk moly coated swc's that i dont know if i would save any $ doin it...it might be fun to try tho...mebe for my .44mag

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    Young Puffer Fish bfox's Avatar


     

    Re: Casting bullets

    I enjoy casting bullets .
    Been doing it for about 5 years now .
    Only have done Handgun so far .
    I do not shoot that much rifle .

    Bill


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