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155 gr .40-/ 210gr 45.-/ 158 gr .38/357-/120 gr357-/ 250 gr 45LC

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there is really nothing better to pratice with. By shooting rounds like ths you can extend the life of you barrels out 5x of there normal life. The only draw back is leaded ports and lots of grime build up after a day of shooting but it cleans off very easy. They shoot great :!:
 

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Awesome work!

I recently started to get all of the equipment to cast .38 125gr and 90gr .311 diameter bullets. I haven't gotten the time to try it yet.
 

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Thanks it takes time and work I will help you as much as i can on line but FIRST thing is what i will stress the most VENTLATION is a safty factor YOU CANT! afford to go cheapo on get a large fan for direct exhaust to the outside and away from the bulding I just cant stress that enough look lead if you touch it is not going to hurt you my uncle and grandfather 30-40 years of casting in my family but you do not want to inhale that smoke WE have a hood 6in from the pot with a 1/4hp fan going outside via 8in cool stove pipe wraped with tape at every conection it will suck smoke out of the fireplace in the next room....... key part is also to flux i use 100% bees wax cant go wrong once it gets clumpy dip it in for a second it will inginte and then stir Just send me a PM or Email me if you would like to go into detail on anything
 

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Cool, thanks for the help!

My co-workers cast bullets and balls all their life, and they said the same exact thing: the smoke is like car exhaust. I plan on melting and casting outside on good days. I have a bottle of flux I bought from Grainger, it was made for melting lead to make your own solder. It will probably stink bad! A friend of mine made me an ingot mold out of aluminum, so I won't mess up my production pot when I melt down wheel weights and battery plates. Lead is everywhere, you just have to look for it. I'm supprised by some of the places I found it: curtain string pulls weights, medical x-ray room shielding, the outer jackets of machine screw anchors...
 

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no problem i would still make a hood ans chimey so the wind dont blow it back or get a gas mask.an ingot mold out of aluminum is fine as for casting molds hensly and gibbs is the best IMO but they are very hard to find to speed up production a wooden box 6Wx6Lx2D inches covered with a peice cut out of some old bluejeans then cut a 1-2 slice in the middle make it so hangs down in to your catch box 1-3 inches from the bottom and this is what i would put it over the box you are going to drop your rounds in i call it a knock out box :wink: you will see once you start it how this maks everything easyer.
 

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.40 S&W 170gr. 75%BEESWAX GREASE RING MIX :!:
 

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you get these :D



.40 S&W 170 gr. 4.2 HP38 5 parts wheel weights 3 parts tin 2 parts lineatite

Hardness 28
 
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