Re: where do most of you get your bullets ?
Myth buster two:
There is a vast difference between "swaged" lead bullets and "cast" lead bullets.
A swaged lead bullet is made from pure lead wire and then put into a press and pressure forms the bullet.
A cast bullet is poured from a molten lead alloy most of the times consisting of wheel weights from your local tire dealer. These are comprised of Lead (Pb), Antimony (Sb), and Tin (Sn). The Sb and Sn are used to harden the lead so that the bullet is harder than a swaged, pure lead, bullet. The yield is that a cast bullet should not lead up a barrel due to its being harder. Of course if you are trying to get 2,000 fps from a .44 Mag, you will lead the barrel.
Two things to NOT do with cast bullets is:
1) Try for max loads. This will almost certainly cause leading. If the load is kept under 800 fps, you should not have a problem. If you want to try for max loads with a cast bullet, use a gas checked cast bullet.
2) Use bevel based bullets. The beveled base is great for ensuring that the bullet enters the case mouth with little difficult, but when fired, the hot gases can get around the bullet before it obturates in the barrel.
Now, if you do not take this advice, get a bottle of Shooters Choice lead remover cleaner and a little device called the Lewis Lead Removal Tool
One swipe and the lead is gone.
Last edited by inplanotx; 09-25-2007 at 09:53 AM..