Making a temperature controller

Lead melts around 600 degrees. My melting pot has a basic thermostat marked 1-10. It’s nice to know how hot your lead is when casting, as it aids in consistency in bullet size. The easy answer would be to buy a thermometer. But who wants to use the easy answer? I’m a nerd, I have […]

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IM with Stef

I just had the following IM conversation with my 19 year old daughter: Stef: Why did you order a box of lead? Me: for making bullets! Me: is it heavy? Stef: very Me: 65 lbs Stef: lol Me: did the mailman complain? Stef: he had it sitting on his shoulder and didn’t think I could […]

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Adventures in Pan Lubing Boolits

So the next step after casting boolits is to apply lube to them. There are several ways to do this. I decided to try pan lubing them. Supposedly that’s as simple as it sounds. You put the boolits in a pan and add some lube. Let’s see how that worked out for me. Here are […]

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Cast my first boolits tonight!

I got 69 usable .45 cal 200 grain SWC and 23 usable .45 cal 255 grain SWC done before the on-call phone went off and I had to stop. It was 9:00 anyway. They look awfully shiny to me. I have no idea what the hardness is either. I just used the ingots I got […]

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About to start casting…

Time to dust off this blog. Is this thing on? I’ve been reloading my own ammunition for .45 ACP, .30-06 Springfield, .270 Winchester and now .45 Colt for a while. I’m pretty happy with it, but my cheap bullet supplier – Missouri Bullet Company – is having problems. They are too successful and can’t keep […]

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