Re: 38 loads
I can buy jacketed or plated bullets, but have found much more satisfaction shooting cast lead boolits. Money isn't a motive for me shooting cast, as cast cost nearly as much as plated from most vendors. I bought a lot of bullets from Beartooth Bullets and Missouri Bullets.
I cast my own because I can make boolits with various alloys to suit any type of shooting and I can size each boolit for a "custom" fit for for each particular gun. Once you understand boolit size vs gun dimensions, leading is rare (I have 5 revolvers, two single shots, and 2 auto pistols that I cast/reload/shoot only lead boolits and rarely have leading problems). Any boolit of nearly any lead alloy that is too small for cylinder throats/groove diameter will lead the barrel. Casting boolits is about as dangerous, for me, as standing in the bath tub. If you have any common sense, smelting/casting lead for your guns is as safe as any part of the reloading hobby. And there aren't many things that are more satisfying than casting, lubing, sizing, reloading and shooting lead boolits in your guns. And then you get into home made boolit lubes...
My Anchor is holding fast.
Last edited by mikld; 10-27-2011 at 03:39 PM..