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 up with their orders.

So it’s time to start casting my own. I can buy lead for around $1.17 a pound on eBay, and there are people on the CastBoolits forum selling it for $1.00 a pound. At that price my finished boolits will be about half the cost of Missouri Bullet.

I bought a bunch of casting stuff recently:

Yesterday I bought 2 pounds of the 50/50 bullet lube and one pound of the Carnuba Red bullet lube from White Label Lube. I can’t make my own for what they charge.

I’m planning on pan lubing my bullets and 2 pounds should last me for quite a while.

Just today I bought 50 pounds of lead on eBay for $58 shipped.

I hope it arrives by Saturday so I can cast some bullets up on Sunday!

It will be interesting to see what size the bullets come out of the molds at. I hope they are close to .452″. Otherwise I’ll have to buy a sizer (which I forgot when I bought the casting stuff.)

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