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#1 Red

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:38 AM

So I bought these Lee R.E.A.L. bullets (minie balls) a few years ago. Now I can't find the info on who/where I got them from. I DO NOT have any desire to mold my own. I'd rather pay someone else to do it. When I do a google search all that comes up is the molds or reviews. I'd think someone out there is molding these.

 

Any help...


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:45 AM

Don't know if they have what you are looking for,but they say to call them if you don't see what you want.

 

 

http://www.pennbulle...m/calibers.html



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:59 PM

Thanks, it looks like they have only hard cast handgun or CF bullets tho.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 04:41 AM

These people do a lot of muzzle loader conical casting and sell them.

 

http://bullshop.weeb...om/bullets.html

 

You might also go on the forum here and ask if any one sells them.

http://www.castbulletassoc.org/

 

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 05:12 AM

Nothing but muzzle loader stuff here. Check out the stock blanks for the Ky Long Rifles!!

 

http://www.logcabinshop.com/


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 06:33 AM

Thanks guys, I was able to locate the guy who made them for me over 2 years ago. It's a bullet that apparently doesn't sell too well. He's willing to make them. I'm ordering a lifetime supply. At $9.50 per 50 It's still considerably less money than any of the off the shelf stuff.


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 06:58 AM

That sounds like a good price Red, I 'd hate to be doing them at that price.  Glad you found a source.

 

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 08:12 PM

They're on their way. I suppose casting them myself wouldn't be out of the question. It's just one more thing tho, and have no desire to get into it. Like I need another hobby or something to consume my time. I'd rather not.


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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:27 AM

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 04:27 AM

I'm with you Red. Lots of folks think casting bullets is as easy as falling off a log. Well.... it isn't! To do it correctly, is a learning process, and even so-called experts miss the boat all too often. I've seen store-bought ammo which were perfect looking, but underweight because of internal voids. I tried casting for a few months, and just gave up! I think I saved a lot of frustration doing so!



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:23 AM

I'm with you Red. Lots of folks think casting bullets is as easy as falling off a log. Well.... it isn't! To do it correctly, is a learning process, and even so-called experts miss the boat all too often. I've seen store-bought ammo which were perfect looking, but underweight because of internal voids. I tried casting for a few months, and just gave up! I think I saved a lot of frustration doing so!


Alan you are correct, that casting takes lots of trial and error to find the right mix of ratios. I only make shotgun sabots(LYMAN), but I finally found a ratio that worked with equivalent to bearing alloy of aluminium/plumbing lead. When mixed properly they cast properly,with only an average of a 25 grain sacrifice.😀
After casting 200 sabots, now it's time to try out loads that can give me usable group at 60 yards. Oh my shoulder is already saying nooooooooo! 😮
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