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Old 12-17-2011, 03:51 PM
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I saw this article today and thought I would pass it on.

I used to do some of this in the past, but when I moved, there was an ammo manufacturer nearby that sold components for handloading cheaper than I could make, so I got out of it.

Still, it is a small investment in equipment and could come in handy in a pinch.
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Looks interesting...
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If you like the idea of casting bullets and want to learn more, Google this site:


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and you'll soon learn that there are a lot of us doing this.
Old 12-19-2011, 11:56 PM
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I used to cast bullets with my dad when I was a kid. Man that took a ton of work. Cheaper for sure but keep me busy.
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After looking at the cost of 1000 cast .40 S&W bullets. I really need a mold to cast them. Cripes $130 per 1000! That's $6.50 a box for the lead, and another $1.50 for the primers and I don't even have powder in the bullet. I might be saving a $1 a box hand loading over buying at the gun show.
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Yea lead prices are making things difficult. I scrounged around town but getting wheel weights is pretty hard to do most places. I did the math and it was only a couple cents cheaper to cast lead bullets for my 45 colt and 45-70 as it was to buy them already cast. With 400 gr bullets you don't really get that many to a pound, even worse at 500 gr for my martini.
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we have a source where we get a 5gal bucket of wheel weights for $20.. Also another idea is if you have family or someone that works at wal-mart have them check with a mgr and donate to cmn in exchange for wheel.weights.. They cant sell them but i've bartered them for a donation..
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I just casted my first bullets last night using wheel weights. It was easy and simple. We picked the weights up at a gas station that changes tires. My initial investment was only about 90 dollars for the melter, ingot molds and bullet molds.
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You kinda need to be friends with a guy at a shop. Alot of places won't give or sell them due to environmental regs. That and you have to beat the other bullet casters to them.
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I agree, most of the shops around here already give them away or sell them to other bullet casters.
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I cast my own pistol bullets and find it very rewarding, personally and financially. My BIL appreciates the couple hundred homemade boolits he gets at Christmas and for birthdays.
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Ten pounds of free wheel weights, 90 dollar initial investment and an hour or so of down time and I got 115 230 grain .45 colt bullets. My buddy made 130 .40 bullets. If I can scrap some more free lead the start up cost will pay for itself quickly.

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its not just bullets its also ppl who cast their own fishing weights
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Wideners sells lead ingots cheaper than you can scavenge them.
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2.43 a pound. I'll scavage.
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