My first ingots, bullets, and rounds!!! all in one day!

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My first ingots, bullets, and rounds!!! all in one day!

Post by BigAgitator on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:45 pm

My Lee melting pot finally arrived. It's a bottom-pour 20 pounder!

I used my "furnace" to smelt about 30 pounds of wheel weights into about 20 pounds of finished ingots the other day! Pics will follow **

I then put some of these fine ingots into my brand new pot and cast some .430 caliber 310 grain *boolits* And pan-lubed them in an impromptu fashion. Excited about this success, I loaded 50 rounds THAT NIGHT, hand- weighing each charge on a beam scale (20 grains of H110 atop a federal 155 primer). I fired these fine rounds today and they were great!!! I only had time for 1 cylinder but it was enough to tell if they're *okay*

More info + pics will follow!~
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Post by Daywalker on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:50 pm

Good deal. Can't wait to see the results!!!

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Post by eagle60 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:35 pm

The taste of success - SWEET!
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Post by dartfreak75 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:49 pm

thats awsome youve made in farther than me i havent even ordered my molds yet lol i will soon i may be trading my forty for a 45 so i want to wait to get the right molds! !
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Post by Pathfinder on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:18 am

Sounds great brother. Cant wait to see the pictures. Its a great feeling when your all done and can stack 'em up like bricks of gold. Very Happy
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Post by infantryjohn49 on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:57 pm


I agree , They are like stacks of gold. I look forward to seeing the pictures.Congrats.
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Post by brow_tines on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:53 pm

Congrads !!!!
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Post by nicholst55 on Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:51 am

Another addict. Welcome to the family!
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Post by BigAgitator on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:21 pm

Thanks guys!
I've been working on a tutorial video for one of my pistols and it's kept me from doing a thorough report on my casting experiences!

I'm loving my mould. I've loaded 100 rounds and they go great!
I want to purchase a semi wadcutter in the 240 grain vicinity. The tumble lube one is cool but I might get more of a keith style SWC. Thoughts?

I think the swc with more of a flat nose will yield more options when it comes to making hollow points (?)
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Post by Reload3006 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:33 pm

I have used and love Keith style 44 bullets I should be getting in the mail any day now a Keith style 44 die to swage and its coming with a Keith nose and hollow pointing punch too.. will send pics
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Post by BigAgitator on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:48 pm

I can't wait to see pics of that.

These are the two moulds I've been toying with the idea of purchasing



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