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Old December 11, 2010, 11:54 AM   #76
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Cast is much better than that - nothing like shooting bullets you made yourself.
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Old December 11, 2010, 12:12 PM   #77
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Glad you like them. Hopefully they shoot well for you. Be sure to weigh them. I put some flat points in the box also.
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Old December 11, 2010, 12:13 PM   #78
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Cast is much better than that - nothing like shooting bullets you made yourself.
Amen to that. I cast for nearly everything I shoot and love everything about it. There are few things so satisfying as going to check your 50 yard target and seeing one ragged hole made from bullets spit out of a rifle as old as your grandparents that were formerly spinning on a truck wheel just a few short months prior. Reloading is so the recreation shooter can shoot more. CASTING is so the shooting addict can feed the addiction off the range as well as on...

"Hi. My name is Jim, and I'm a bullet caster. It's really hard for me to go a single day without doing something with my cast bullets..."
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Old December 11, 2010, 01:38 PM   #79
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Just in case some of you that cast would want a mold such as what made the bullets yotehunter has been sending, mihec is making another run of these molds over on castboolits.


http://www.castboolits.gunloads.com/...ad.php?t=97566

Still plenty of time to get in on it. It WILL be next year though, he's swamped with mold orders. You would have to register and then post on that thread to reserve one. It's a 4 cav, can be had in .452 and .454 with round tapered HP and pentagonal HP pins. I'm not sure,but I believe the pins turned around backwards results in no HP, just a flat point.


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Yes you can cast solids with the HP mold, just put the pins in backwards and they provide a flat point, works quite well. For high volume casting with a solid just get the mold without pins.
(triggerhappy from cast boolits)

Answered my own question,( doing a BULL slap to the forehead).

here's some expansion tests done by Bob on cast boolits;

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=67948

Myself, I can't wait for it to come!
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Old December 11, 2010, 01:46 PM   #80
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Snuffy, you wont be disappointed.
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Old December 12, 2010, 12:12 AM   #81
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I guess since I'm planning on winning some of those boolits in the near future, you can just send mine now and get it over with. It might save some hassle.
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Old December 12, 2010, 06:59 AM   #82
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what month is that to be Reloader???!!! LoL...
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Old December 12, 2010, 09:18 PM   #83
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WE are working on getting more sizes/styles of bullets available also for the monthly giveaway for the upcoming year. Good luck to all in the upcoming year...Merry Xmas and Happy New Casting Year to all.
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Old December 12, 2010, 11:11 PM   #84
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"What month?"

I'm not picky, just impatient.
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Old December 14, 2010, 02:47 PM   #85
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Wow!

Just found this thread as a pretty new member. Those are beautiful cast bullets there gentlemen! I would love some of any of them to jumpstart my return to reloading.

Looks like I'd better start lurking about the cast bullet section on a regular basis...
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Old December 28, 2010, 07:19 PM   #86
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After some unavoidable delays, got to fire some of my gift boolits - nice, very nice, quite accurate in my Smith Model 10-8! Thanks!
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Old January 8, 2011, 08:08 PM   #87
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My Appologies to members for being late with the drawing for the month of Dec... Have been out of town but will be back in the morn. Will finish my paperwork and post results sometime tomorrow.
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Old January 9, 2011, 05:41 PM   #88
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Here's a link to a thread with added volunteers:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432893
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Old January 9, 2011, 05:54 PM   #89
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December free giveaway winner.

Drawing held for the December giveaway... There are a few members here that have bullets available.... Illinois Coyote Hunter, GP100man and Rangefinder.

Please Pm me within 72 hours with the bullets that you want...

WINNER FOR DECEMBER IS Wag

Congratulations Wag!!!
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Old January 29, 2011, 10:31 PM   #90
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They're here!

Finally went to the mailbox yesterday and there were the bullets Rangefinder sent!

I can't wait to try 'em out but it's probably going to be a while. I just finished using up all my .357 and .38 brass a few weeks ago and haven't been out shooting those pistols since then. Maybe next weekend....

I'll let you know how they perform!

Thanks a million!

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Old October 9, 2011, 10:22 AM   #91
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Apoligies to DiscoRacing !!

He asked that I update my pics & I`ve been busy with new job & back to school , mowing . Where does time go ???

That`s my story & stiking to it !!!

Anyways I did pick up a nice nused Lyman Mag 20 furnace & got it going



Got a couple of moulds worked on (Happy BD to me )



& finally got a chance to melt some lead & try out the new furnace & moulds !!!
Had to tweak the theremostat a bit ( like my lead on the warm side) but it`s as good as a LNIB furnace !!!!!

Here`s the main line up of 38/357 cast bullets that I have molds for .

The Big rnfp is the NOE mould ICH owned at one time !!! & NO ya can`t have it back ICH



I also have some traditional 44 moulds .

As you can see most are plain based.

Enjoy
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Old October 9, 2011, 10:33 AM   #92
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Looking good! Great to be back at it, it seems. Mowing hasn't been a distraction this year, only mowed 3 times so far because of the drought so I've had plenty of time to play this summer.
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Old October 10, 2011, 10:52 PM   #93
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I envy you guys that cast your own. I see ingots locally for sale and think about making the plunge.

I don't shoot as much as I would like with purchased bullets.
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Old October 11, 2011, 01:51 AM   #94
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When you've hoarded lead the was some of us have, shooting comes down to the cost of a primer and a little powder. With my 40S&W that's about $0.04 a shot. Pretty tough to argue with those prices and the results I get wouldn't make me even think about factory ammo or bullets in the thing unless I just needed the brass and they already had the factory junk stuffed in the end. My HP cast bullets perform better than any factory HP I've tried---double win on that one.
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Old November 11, 2011, 08:45 PM   #95
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Free Cast bullets contest

Is it too late to post for this?
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:03 PM   #96
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is it to late for this?
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Old November 27, 2011, 12:07 PM   #97
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We started this contest to get people to post in the forum. I think we should make this a thread where people can ask for certain bullets they want to try in a gun, perhaps before they fork up the cash to buy a mold.

So what do you guys think. Maybe call it the bullet swap section? Make it kinda like a PIF section?
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Old November 27, 2011, 02:22 PM   #98
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When you've hoarded lead the was some of us have, shooting comes down to the cost of a primer and a little powder. With my 40S&W that's about $0.04 a shot. Pretty tough to argue with those prices and the results I get wouldn't make me even think about factory ammo or bullets in the thing unless I just needed the brass and they already had the factory junk stuffed in the end. My HP cast bullets perform better than any factory HP I've tried---double win on that one.
It costs me about 2.40 per box of 50 for my 45 auto.


I would be happy to swap bullets and just plain share some with others, A bullet swap is a great idea.

Here is what I cast

45/70 RNFP 400 grain sized to .460 and tumble lubed with a gas check

45 auto RNFP 230 grain .452 tumble lubed

44 cal LSWC 240 grain sized grain .430 tumble lubed

44 cal RNFP 265 grain sized .430 Tumble lubed with a gas check

54 cal round ball


I would be interested in trying some 30 cal bullets for my 308 and 300 win mag.

I will ship all of mine sized and lubed with Gas check installed.
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Old November 27, 2011, 02:28 PM   #99
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Grubby, do you have any 30 cal gas checks?

Any idea what you bore slugs at on those 30 cals?
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Old November 27, 2011, 02:40 PM   #100
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I don't have any thing for 30 cal, just the guns and Hornady bullets. I have not slugged either bore.
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