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My First Cast for 375 WIN

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by lgbloader, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. lgbloader

    lgbloader Participating Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    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.

    1st cast 375 WIN 300 LFP.jpg 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. ...
  2. snuffy

    snuffy Senior Member

    Apr 4, 2004
    Oshkosh Wi
    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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