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:
- A used Lyman 2 cavity mold #452374 – .45 Caliber 225 grain round nose – should work in my 1911 and my Single Action Army
- Lee Mold DC H&G 68 200 SWC – a .45 caliber 200 grain Semi-Wad Cutter – which is the style my 1911 likes.
- Lee Mold DC 452-252-SWC – a .45 caliber 252 grain Semi-Wad Cutter – should be a good bullet for my Single Action Army revolver.
- Lee Pro 4 20LB Bottom pour meting pot
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.)