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Getting started casting bullets – Choosing equipment for lead bullet casting, beginner, reloading


Published on Mar 18, 2013 by mainejunker

Choosing bullet casting gear for the beginner.

Selecting your equipment to start casting bullets can be a confusing task. In this video I review the basic concepts and present common choices of equipment.

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Listed below are some of the products shown in this video as well as manufacturer prices as of March 2013 and web links to each product. These items can often be found cheaper at retail sites.

—– Lead Melting Pots/Furnaces —–
Lyman Cast Iron Pot $20 (2867795)http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

RCBS Cast Iron Pot $23 (80010)https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/Main…

Lee Precision Melter $46 (90021) http://leeprecision.com/precision-mel…

Lee Bottom Pour Production 4-20 lb $92 (90947)http://leeprecision.com/pro-4-20lb.html

RCBS Pro Melt Bottom Pour $480 (81100)https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/Main…

Lyman Mag 20 Bottom Pour $425 (2800067)http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

—– Bullet Sizing and Lubing —–
RCBS Lube-a-Matic 2 $217 (80040)http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

Lyman 4500 Lube Sizer $220 (2745880)http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

—– Bullet Molds & Handles —–
Lyman Bullet Molds $85http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

RCBS Bullet Molds $90https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/Main…

Lee Bullet Molds $25 http://leeprecision.com/bullet-castin…

RCBS Bullet Mold Handles $45 (80025)https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/Main…

—– Other Tools —–
Lee Lead Dipper Ladle $6 (90026) http://leeprecision.com/bullet-castin…

RCBS Lead Dipper Ladle $29 (80015)https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/Main…

Lyman Lead Dipper Ladle $25 (2867790)http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

RCBS Lead Thermometer $61 (81175)https://shop.rcbs.com/WebConnect/Main…

Lyman Casting Thermometer $50 (2867793)http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/bu…

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2 Responses to Getting started casting bullets – Choosing equipment for lead bullet casting, beginner, reloading

  1. kim says:

    I don’t have the equipment any more. (nasty divorce). If you get into it: be safe!
    Do not have any liquids around the lead pot. It only takes a drop of cold water to make a violent reaction that will throw molten lead EVERYWHERE! Use in a WELL VENTILATED area as lead poisoning is very subtle but does permanent brain damage. I found the best type of lead to be found at a tire shop. I melted hundreds of pounds of those wheel weights. They make excellent bullets because they are alloyed with another type of metal that makes them harder than pure lead.

  2. Joe says:

    At last! Instead of yelping about the scarcity, telling people how to do something about it. Been doing it more than 12 years now, and scarcely a burned finger if you use common sense.

    Molten lead doesn’t make significant vapor. Mercury in your mouth is far more dangerous.

    Handling lead and eating or smoking without washing hands is a bad idea.

    I have less lead in my body now (virtually zero, tested) than as a child in the 70’s. Smoke from fluxing is far more dangerous.

    Castboolits.gunloads.com

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