is there any other metal than lead for bullet casting


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m715
August 14, 2013, 05:05 PM
The lead is getting harder to come by.Is there another metal that can be used as a replacement for casting my own bullets

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ReloaderFred
August 14, 2013, 06:15 PM
Nothing that is affordable, I'm afraid. Silver and Gold would work, but is prohibitively expensive.

Lead is available, but if you're talking about free lead, those days are getting more rare all the time. The auction sites have lots of people selling lead and lead alloys. Castboolits.com always has lead for sale in the Swappin' and Sellin' thread.

Hope this helps.

Fred

rcmodel
August 14, 2013, 06:31 PM
+1

And the problem with silver & gold is, the melting temp is so high it would melt your mold too. :eek:

Pure tin would make fine bullets too.
But it is 10 times the cost of lead.

rc

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