Author Topic: Pouring lead again  (Read 611 times)

Offline Dave Shooter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Pouring lead again
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:33:03 PM »
So I hadn't cast anything in a couple decades, but could use some stress relief, and we had beautiful weather around noon...out came the Lee bottom pour I picked up last year and an unused Lee two cavity .358 bullet mold.  Also had a .440 RB mold someone gave me.

Glue on wheelweights from a friends auto shop mixed with some unknown old ingots.

First time using aluminum molds.  True to Lee literature had to crank up heat to get consistent fill out.

Thearaputic to get into a rythym and not think about other stuff!

The results:



Bullets weighed 131 grains and change, RB 127 plus or minus.

Happily Retired USAF ossifer
Engineer?
Shooter of questionable skill...
Unabashed patriot!

Offline mike116

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1655
    • View Profile
    • LeathersmithMike.com
Re: Pouring lead again
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 02:54:56 PM »
Looks good,   I need to do the same.   

Offline Mad Dog Stafford

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1204
  • Newbie
    • View Profile
Re: Pouring lead again
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 04:30:43 AM »
Nice!  :-H

I need to get out and make some too in .454 balls.  L@.

Offline BOOMSTICK BRUCE

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 190
  • SASS #105711
    • View Profile
Re: Pouring lead again
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 06:18:52 AM »
nice looking! im just starting off reloading, ill be casting my own here soon but i need to learn how not to blow myself up first...
l
l_______
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
  JEEP OWNER!

Offline Dave Shooter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Re: Pouring lead again
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 09:04:18 AM »


2nd outing results.  Clip on wheel weights this time.  The stick on ones as cast with Lee tumble lube leaded so....i cast these up and broke down and bought a sizer.

Mild load, no leading so far😃

.440s (soft)  waiting for summer and flintlock breakout.
Happily Retired USAF ossifer
Engineer?
Shooter of questionable skill...
Unabashed patriot!

Offline Mad Dog Stafford

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1204
  • Newbie
    • View Profile
Re: Pouring lead again
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 09:37:28 AM »
Hi Dave, great looking bullets there Bud!  L@.