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#1 NVWalt

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:17 PM

Was wondering how many of you guys out there cast and shoot your own bullets.....Walt
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Posted 10 July 2006 - 06:32 PM

Walt, I'm still shooting pistol bullets I casted twenty years ago. But I still cast some odd ones now and again.

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 08:36 PM

The closest I've come to casting is buying a mold for my 5mm!

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 09:12 PM

Was wondering how many of you guys out there cast and shoot your own bullets.....Walt

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 10:08 PM

Haven't been casting actively for awhile. But, I used to cast 357, 44, 45 & 308. A17Shooter

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:16 AM

I was just wondering. I haven't done it for awhile and traded an extra 30-30 TC barrel to a fella for some casting stuff and wanted to see if I could make the 221 shoot them. I have shot them in my 44 and 32-20 but never could make them shoot as well as jacketed bullets but I will work on it and see what I can come up with. I want to make the 30-30 shoot and 7 TCU shoot them casts if I can figure out some decent loads for them. It is fun to cast them things and keeps me amuzed while I tend the BBQ....Walt
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 02:19 PM

I make my own balls for my 58cal smoke pole.
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:24 PM

I was just wondering. I haven't done it for awhile and traded an extra 30-30 TC barrel to a fella for some casting stuff and wanted to see if I could make the 221 shoot them. I have shot them in my 44 and 32-20 but never could make them shoot as well as jacketed bullets but I will work on it and see what I can come up with. I want to make the 30-30 shoot and 7 TCU shoot them casts if I can figure out some decent loads for them. It is fun to cast them things and keeps me amuzed while I tend the BBQ....Walt

Walt I used to cast the cores for my swaged .224 bullets. I had dies to form .22 rimfire cases and swage them into .224 hollow points. But I've cast almost every pistol bullet. Some rifle bullets mostly .30 cal. The problem with smaller bullets is getting and keeping the mould hot enough. But you can do it. Do you have a mould for it yet. If not I'd suggest a four cavity to help keep it hot. :)

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 05:04 PM

John, I have a couple Lyman 22 cal moulds and have cast a couple thousand bullets already but have only gas checked 1000 of them. Havent had any problems with casting them either. I have been told by guys on specialty pistols that it was hard and a pin in the keester but I haven't encountered anything bad yet other than the few I did that didn't fill out and went back into the pot.Got a 38 wadcutter mould with the deal also but I am not much into casting those as I just don't punch paper and just don't care for them anyways. It has been fun and interesting and I have a 30, 7mm and 44 mould comming so I will be busy playing while I tend the BBQ. Now I just got to get back home to Ruth and at least get one reloading set up back here to Carson.....Walt
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 05:23 PM

Would you want to cut loose with the wadcutter mold?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:19 PM

Walt,If they aren't giving you any problems then you're money ahead. I used to keep a separate burner going to sit the moulds on to keep them warm. But if you pour them fast enough they heat up in time. Then just a steady rhythm to keep them going. I used to run two four cavity Saeco .44 cal moulds at once and I still never had enough bullets. Once I got about a 1/2 a five gallon bucket worth I was doing alright. :) I used to cast for my 30-06 and it was a great bullet. They're fun to shoot because you made them yourself. The cleaning isn't too bad either. :)

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