My First Cast for 375 WIN


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lgbloader
September 20, 2008, 03:39 AM
I was curious about how people make cast bullets and well, after quite a bit of smelting, I decided to try a couple so I set up a RCBS Pot over a camp stove and used some RCBS bullet lube to flux. Molten lead now clean, I gave my 2 cavity mold a try and scooped an RCBS ladel full of lead and poured it into the sprue plate cavity till full. waited a bit for the lead to harden and hit the sprue plate with a new unused hammer handle to open. I then tapped the bolt on the handles with the beater stick and 2 bullets dropped into a 5 gallon bucket of water.

I ended up doing more than a couple and besides the 12 or 14 that came out "iffy" and I will throw back into the pot at a later day, here they are.

84972 The picture qaulity sucks but they are perfect, flat tips, nice cut grooves, smooth all around.

375 WIN 300gr LFP

I was intimadated to start but it is way too easy.

I will be doing alot more on saturday after I get back from a scout out. ...

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snuffy
September 20, 2008, 11:01 AM
Well it's too late to turn back now, you're hooked. Now lee, lyman, or RCBS have to reel you in!:D

Satisfying ain't it? look what I made with my own two hands, some scrap lead and some heat! Now get them lubed, loaded and go shooting. Then report back with a pic of that big smile that don't seem to want to go away!:D:D:D:D:):):);)

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