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Ok well no bullets though. Took my pile of old plumbing lead and melted it down and poured it into ingots. Ended up with 136 ingots in a very hard to move 5 gallon bucket. Let me just say that was a nasty job. Had a pile that felt to be about 20 lbs of crap that came off of it.


So tickled cause its gonna make one heck of a pile of bullets:D
 

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Good for you. You're on the way now. Can't wait to see some pics of your own cast boolits.
 

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Me too. Waiting till payday. Trying to decide what bullet mold I want to get first. I'm thinking wadcutter, or semi wadcutter
 

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appliancedude,

i'd choose a swc design and never look back...wc's are ok but limited; swc's are just as accurate and more useful.

i love aluminum moulds but they need some care. any mould is subject to lead smearing on the sprue cutter's bottom; a q-tip's film of 2-cycle motor oil applied to the underside prevents/cleans lead build-up and avoids galling the top surface of the mould. i also apply 2-cycle oil to the chamfered holes on the top of the cutter to keep the lead sprues from sticking.
 
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