Bullet Casting...

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by JimA, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    I have been casting many of my own bullets lately after a few years layoff. I've noticed a couple of things have changed since I used to cast. Lead prices are much higher than what I paid before and tin is sky high. With lead wheel weights being phased out it will continue to be more expensive to make your own bullets in the future. I find it's still cost effective to make your own and quite enjoyable to boot. The good news for me is I just ran across a very good supply of basically free soft lead so I'm set for the foreseeable future.
    Any other casters out there?
     
  2. brbelectric

    brbelectric New Member

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    I'm just learning to cast, using wheelweights, as I just cast for my 45acp.
     

  3. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    Wheelweights are great. They typically have enough tin and antimony to work well for many bullet types. I shoot a lot of .45 Auto and soft plinking loads in .45 Colt, .38 Special etc. I mix my wheelweight lead with pure/soft to stretch it. Works good for lower pressure loads in many calibers.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
  4. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    Your right about the wheel weights, they are drying up. I've got 3 five gallon buckets left and that's it.