Top 8 inexpensive Reloading – Bullet Casting
Lyman Casting Dipper
We aren't casting up hundreds of these. 45 bullets because these are what i use. In the springfield and in the thompson. Though you know i hear people having trouble feeding lead bullets and no assumptions but i haven't had any. Difficulty that's all I've shot in it but you know this profile you know. Depends i think a lot on the bullet that you're using this profile is very. Similar to the regular jacketed bullet but this is that li mold 450 to. 230 grain but it is the tumble lube so. It's got those small grooves so i can just tumble they work very well but the. One thing i was gonna mention i have. Been using the lyman lead scooper I've. Been pretty impressed with this see but. It's got the old look there that's got a. Bevel on it and then there's two little. Feet where it'll sit and then it can be. Switched from right to left hand — but. Nice heavy cast and good long handle you. Now you said that lee would and that was pretty pitiful this really works. Well i think i paid like 20 bucks for it. But it saves me a lot of aggravation. Particularly what i like it leaves very little sprue because you can get yo that. Nozzle right in there so you don't waste a lot you don't end. Up filling led all over the top of the mall this works really well very much. Worth in the 20 bucks but that is a. Regular alignment product what i like heavy you keep it right in the pot the cast. Iron is so hot that the lid doesn't tend. To get hard you know otherwise it'll cool down in a little leak inner ones this works much better but I'm. Melting another batch here it'll be the. Third block but they're easy to work. With you know that tumble lube makes them simple.
Lyman Orange Magic Premium Bullet Lube
Lee Production Pot
Lee Double Cavity Round Ball Molds with Handles
Available: .311", .375", .440", .451", .454", .457", .490", .495", .530" diameter.
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Léa round ball molds are made from. Aluminum because of the exceptional molding qualities mold cavities are cnc. Machined for unmatched roundness and size control the mold locks featured. Tapered steel pin in cup alignment bushings providing zero clearance parting line lock trochoidal venting is. Precision machined into the mold face and sprue plate mating surface allowing. Easy and complete cavity fill out machine engraved ball diameter is. Machined into the top of the mold block for easy identification handles are included with this mold.
Lyman Ingot Mold
Hello youtube I've been wanting to get. Into bullet casting and as a mechanic i. Have a ready supply of wheel weights. Available that I've been collecting and. I decided that i needed to start off with smelting started off with just. Stuff I'm finding around the shop just. To get started and kind of learned the process took an old automotive air. Conditioning accumulator and cut the bottom out of it use that to melt some. Lead start it off with just melting the. Wheel weights getting the clips off. Getting the dross off the top letting it. Cool quenching it and then dropping it. Out of the basically cauldron that i. That i made that worked okay until about. The third batch i tried to put some more. Lead in idle oh there's different. Temperature what i did wrong i think a. Lot of the dirt and grime and adhesive. Backing from some of the stick on wheel. Weights basically it made it to where this wouldn't drop out anymore no matter what i did i ended up having to hammer it out so i knew that wasn't. Gonna work trying to heat it and cast it. In the same you know container oh and i. Was basically melting this with the oxy acetylene torch that we have at work just for a small batches for test runs. Wide ended up doing next was heating it. Up and then pouring it into a little. Metal basically a tin box that i found. Lying around the shop that wasn't being used anymore that seemed to work okay except i don't. Now if you can notice or not where the hinges on the box where it kind of molded. Itself around those and then it wouldn't. Come out i also had a problem where i. Tried to pour some and the lead was a little too cold and you can see that I'm. Hoping this you know doesn't cause a problem when i go to actually cast bullets with it but i guess you can see what happens when you cast that too low of a temperature the next thing i did i headed over to do. Some research on the internet because things were going as well as I'd like. Came across a site called cast bullets. But the bullets is spelled b oli ts and. Saw what they were using for smelting. Ingot molds basically and i found a nice. One that they were making out of cat out. Of angle iron and i happen to have a piece of that lying around the shop so it came up with this and this was a. Design that there a lot of people are using on there and so basically i just. Copied it and stole it basically i took. The inch and a half angle iron that i had just a scrap piece about four or. Five feet long lying around the shop and cut it off into four inch sections. The important part of this design is. The angle that you cut on the sides you. Have the natural angle from the angle iron but the angle that you cut on the. Sides allows when the lead shrinks that. They'll come right out and release i had. This handle lying around i had a couple of these actually that i didn't know what kind of project i was going to use them for and turned out that worked out pretty good for that and I'll show you why in a minute. Basically i saw people had discussions. About whether they weld them on the inside or the outside i decided to weld. It on the back just because this. Material that i had was a lot thicker than what everybody else is using the. Welds ended up standing up a lot more i. Didn't want to have to go to the trouble to basically dress all these down to the. Ingots from sticking. Because of all the little depressions. That are in all the welds so this was a. Pretty tough stuff it was hard to cut with the chop saw still got some pretty nice square cuts out of it and i basically had the miller. Mattock turned him all the way to six and i still couldn't get a lot of penetration out of it but it worked out really good i heated. Up a nice batch of wheel weights and. Here're the ingots that i got out of. It and they fit real well back in there. So i can show you that just by happy. Accident this handle design worked out. Really well because basically after i poured it they frosted over a. Little bit i couldn't jiggle them anymore i picked it up like this and turned him. Over and an optimal loose and i was ready to go glad to make two more bars. So that was my little project for the. Afternoon since i didn't have much work while i was waiting for parts to show up and just thought you guys might like to. See that if you have any questions about how to make these head over to cast. Bullets forums or you can message me. With some questions on youtube thank you.