Bullet molds

Discussion in 'Muzzleloaders' started by grinder, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. grinder

    grinder 8 pointer

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    Got a .36 and .50 cal, want to cast my own round balls from wheel weights. Any advice ? Where to get molds, and right size. I do know .36 revolvers are a larger diameter than rifle balls. Any info appreciated.
     
  2. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    Short answer: YouTube.
    Long answer: Castboolits.com
    It is easy, but there are a lot of precautions you should take.
     
  3. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    Wheel weight lead is a little hard for hunting bullets I was always told. But It’s better then nothing. But I used soft lead. Got some from some old water line the city dug up and ordered some off eBay. 10 pounds. Made enough .32 and .54 balls to do me a lifetime. Real lead when melted will have a rainbow look on top.
     
  4. Tankt

    Tankt 10 pointer

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    How much does lead cost for making your own bullets?
     
  5. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    Most of what I have picked up over the years has been free but you can buy ingots on the web for $3-$4 a pound.
     
  6. Tankt

    Tankt 10 pointer

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    I got 3 pieces with my Thompson Hawken. I swear the coffee can they are in seems like it weighs 30 pounds

    They are like discs
     
  7. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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