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is there any other metal than lead for bullet casting

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by m715, Aug 14, 2013.

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  1. m715

    m715 Member

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    The lead is getting harder to come by.Is there another metal that can be used as a replacement for casting my own bullets
     
  2. ReloaderFred

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    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
     
  3. rcmodel

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    +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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