Received my bullet molds today

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  1. Deacon_Man

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    My Mail Lady honked her horn this morning so she could give me a package from my brother in Rockport Tx.. He sent me two bullet molds, one .454 for .45Long Colts and the other for .45ACP (.452).
    I am waiting to receive the next bot he has mailed. It contains a full Lee reloader set, press, dies, scale and powder dippers and more.
    He has been trying for years to get me into reloading, I guess he finally won the battle.
    My work shop has a 2x12x24"wide shop bench 16 feet long, so plenty of space for reloading. Now I just need to find the best prices to buy all my supplies.
    Powder
    Primers
    Cases
    Lead
    Lube
    I do plan to purchase a tumbler when I find a good buy on one, New or Used.
    Any ideas on a good lead hot pot?

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  2. soundguy

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    can't wait to see the rest of it!
  3. JLA

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    Those look like LEE molds. Good deal. if they are. I find LEE molds are so much easier to cast with than steel.

    Deacon, i didnt reaslize you were going to cast as well. I have an offer for you if you are interested. I sold all of my casting equipment last year and got out of it altogether. I still have my homemade stick molds for making both solid and hollow lube sticks, all my silicone pans for pan lubing, and a whole pot thats still about half full of bullet lube I made myself from beeswax and SBGO. It isnt BP lube, But I found it superior for smokeless pistol loads. Ill donate it to your new found hobby. PM me and we can work out the details if youre interested. I am probably going to be making a trip out your way to Lone Star off I20 to grab some powder sometime this weekend. Id be glad to meet up with you and bring you all of it.
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    what wonderfull people are on this forum. never ceases to amaze me.

    kudos!
  5. DixieLandMan

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    For your melting pot, I recommend a Lee bottom pour model. I have the 10lb kind and I love the bottom pour feature. It really is easy to cast this way. For a tumbler, there are many kinds out there. I have the vibratory kind. It will hold a lot of brass although if I have a lot of brass to clean, I do it in separate batches.
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    i lovemy vibratory tumbler.. glad i got it vs a standard rolelr drum style..
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    Midway sells a Frankford Arsenal tumbler that's not too expensive and holds up well. The Lee bottom pour is a good buy but the spout will clog now and then and drip.
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    i priced the name brand vibe tumblers.. they all looked exactly like the harbor freight one.. except costing 2-3x as much. i got mine on sale 20% off the low price.. even got the extended +3 yr warranty on it.. still came in 2-3x under the name brand units. works great.

    used to have a roller tumbler for rock polishing. it worked.. but I don't miss it now...
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    Thanks to everyone for all your help and advise.
  10. BETH

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    ok so what does a bullet mold do?
  11. soundguy

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    pour a lead/alloy in, it cools.. pop it open, and you have cast projectiles for reloading..e tc..
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    Beth I was gonna be a smart ass and say... molds bullets, but I was afraid youd reach thru the computers and smack me silly.. :D

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    The generosity of the members and moderators of this site never cease to amaze me. I love this site
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    JLA sent me some of his Bullet Balm! I have been using it reloading 45lc over Trail Boss powder. IT WORKS GREAT!! good thing he gave me the recipe for it, since hes no longer making it!
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    Glad it works well for you.
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