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Cast bullets for sale?

Posted By: longarm

Cast bullets for sale? - 03/16/21

Any casters here want to sell a few of their bullets for .44 mag ? I'm wanting to try a variety of types, preferably 240 grain-ish.

Send me a PM if you prefer and let me know what you have and what they're worth to you.
Posted By: Ranger_Green

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 03/16/21

I can send you a handful of the ones that another member here made for me. I have the mold details so if you like them you can get the mold. PM me your address.
Posted By: longarm

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 03/16/21

PM sent Ranger
Thank you!
Posted By: Scott F

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/17/21

Originally Posted by Ranger_Green
I can send you a handful of the ones that another member here made for me. I have the mold details so if you like them you can get the mold. PM me your address.


Who on God's green earth would go to all the work to cast bullets for you???
Posted By: longarm

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/17/21


laugh
Posted By: DigitalDan

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/17/21

You leave many questions unanswered Grasshopper.

What kind of velocity are you looking for?

Plain base or gas checked?

Paper patch or grease groove?

Sized or not? If sized, what diameter you lookin' for?
Posted By: deerstalker

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/17/21

may have a few. will do a recce and see. tag
Posted By: Scott F

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/18/21

Mr longarm cast several hundred 44s today and got them powder coated and sized today. He caught on fast and did a great job. I got the pleasure of his company in my shop most of the day. I can report he is hooked and will be casting a lot in the future.

I can also report he is a class act and would be welcomed back any time.
Posted By: longarm

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/18/21

Scott F
Had an absolute blast today, thank you. Your generosity, depth of knowledge, and excellent company is genuinely appreciated. A guy can read as much as he likes, but nothing beats an in-person tutorial.
When the process got up on step, the mold hot and the boolits dropping clean and easy.. wow. Fish on!
Cigars on me next time, friend.
Dan

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]good physical goals
Posted By: Scott F

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/18/21

It was a fun day.
Posted By: blammer

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/22/21

now for the GC's on them!

those are some sweet looking bullets for sure! It's addictive too...

NOE bullet moulds has GC's for sale, and he sells moulds too.... smile

can't get one with out the other!

https://noebulletmolds.com/site/product-category/432/

https://noebulletmolds.com/site/shop/gas-checks-tools/gator-checks-gas-checks/44cal-gc/
Posted By: Scott F

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/23/21

I really doubt he will push then hard enough to need gas checks. My 45 Colt in both the Blackhawk and my Henry have never needed them even in hot Ruger loads.
Posted By: longarm

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 04/23/21

^^ That's the plan right there
Posted By: Burleyboy

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/19/21

Originally Posted by longarm
Scott F
Had an absolute blast today, thank you. Your generosity, depth of knowledge, and excellent company is genuinely appreciated. A guy can read as much as he likes, but nothing beats an in-person tutorial.
When the process got up on step, the mold hot and the boolits dropping clean and easy.. wow. Fish on!
Cigars on me next time, friend.
Dan

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]good physical goals


Is that the Lee 310g 44 bullet? I've been casting those this week. I've been using my 2 cavity mold to get back up to speed on casting but I have the 6 cavity just waiting on some handles that fit. The handles I'd ordered with it were defective and too thick on one side to fit the mold. I've got checks in the way too but I don't know that I really need them.

Bb
Posted By: Gaschekt

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/20/21

I have a brand new rcbs mould in 44 cal. Drops a 240gr with a gas-checked base. Handles should be coming any day now. Otherwise all i have is 429215s on hand
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/25/21



Brazos Bullets:

433 count 240gn SWC PB

$49
Posted By: bruinruin

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/31/21

Originally Posted by Burleyboy
Originally Posted by longarm
Scott F
Had an absolute blast today, thank you. Your generosity, depth of knowledge, and excellent company is genuinely appreciated. A guy can read as much as he likes, but nothing beats an in-person tutorial.
When the process got up on step, the mold hot and the boolits dropping clean and easy.. wow. Fish on!
Cigars on me next time, friend.
Dan

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]good physical goals


Is that the Lee 310g 44 bullet? I've been casting those this week. I've been using my 2 cavity mold to get back up to speed on casting but I have the 6 cavity just waiting on some handles that fit. The handles I'd ordered with it were defective and too thick on one side to fit the mold. I've got checks in the way too but I don't know that I really need them.

Bb

I have both a 6 cavity Lee 310 and a 2 cavity. I haven't tried the 2 cavity yet, but hope I have better luck with it than with the 6. I'm admittedly a noob at casting and couldn't get that 6 cavity to fill out very well.
Posted By: LouisB

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/31/21

bruinruin
Sounds like the mold was not up to temp, the alloy was not up to temp, or the alloy was lacking tin.

That projie shot lights out with 18.5 gr. H110 in a Ruger Super Red Hawk. Right at 1100 fps as I remember.
That is the bottom of recommended loading but it shot the best of the H110 loads, in fact the best loading that revolver shot at 50 yards.
Posted By: bruinruin

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/31/21

Originally Posted by LouisB
bruinruin
Sounds like the mold was not up to temp, the alloy was not up to temp, or the alloy was lacking tin.

That projie shot lights out with 18.5 gr. H110 in a Ruger Super Red Hawk. Right at 1100 fps as I remember.
That is the bottom of recommended loading but it shot the best of the H110 loads, in fact the best loading that revolver shot at 50 yards.

I'm sure you are on the right track and
I have no doubt that it's operator error on my end. I'm pretty much a noob, with only casting less than a thousand or 2 since the mid 90's. The thing is, I've tried other Lee molds and had easy success. This one frustrated me and that's why I picked up the 2 cavity version of the 310.

It's been several years since I last cast that bullet and I made several different attempts. Hotter alloy, cooler alloy. Hot mold, cooler mold, then even hotter mold. I even added some 97/3 solder to the WW alloy in hopes if better fill out.

IIRC, the best bullets came from a very hot mold, but I got a lot of frosted bullets. It seemed like the sweet spot was very narrow, temp-wise.

I did get enough good 310's to load to form an opinion and I agree that they shoot well. I think my load was around 20.5 grains of H110. Seems like I got 1,500-1,600 from my Marlin 1894P's short barrel and about 1,200-1,300 from my 7½" Redhawk.
Posted By: longarm

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 07/31/21

Originally Posted by Burleyboy
Originally Posted by longarm
Scott F
Had an absolute blast today, thank you. Your generosity, depth of knowledge, and excellent company is genuinely appreciated. A guy can read as much as he likes, but nothing beats an in-person tutorial.
When the process got up on step, the mold hot and the boolits dropping clean and easy.. wow. Fish on!
Cigars on me next time, friend.
Dan

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]good physical goals


Is that the Lee 310g 44 bullet? I've been casting those this week. I've been using my 2 cavity mold to get back up to speed on casting but I have the 6 cavity just waiting on some handles that fit. The handles I'd ordered with it were defective and too thick on one side to fit the mold. I've got checks in the way too but I don't know that I really need them.

Bb


Burley,
Apologies for not responding sooner. Yes, those are the Lee 310 grain. What gun(s) are you shooting yours in?
Posted By: Burleyboy

Re: Cast bullets for sale? - 09/24/21

I'm shooting mine in a 329 pd and 77/44 so far. I have several other 44s to try them in. I put a scope on the 77/44 the other day and shot them at 100 yards. I got 2" groups with 10.5g of Longshot. They chrony about 1050 from my 4" 329pd.

I powder coated with Eastwood Ford light blue and then put gas checks on pushing them through a lee sizer.

My 6 cavity mold took a while to break in and start throwing consistently good bullets. It does have a narrow temp band to cast good bullets. It's easy to get too hot and frost bullets. I don't know if frosty bullets are really a problem if you powder coat. I found once I'm up to temp to kept a damp wash cloth on the bench. After dumping a cast close the mold and hold the bottom of it on the damp rag for about a 7 count then remove it and fill it with lead. You get a rythm and you can get shinny well cast bullets. Just be careful to not get any water near your pot of lead.

My 2 cavity is older and casts a slightly different bullet than my 6 cavity. I just did about 300 from the 6 cavity so I'll finish working up a load with them and try them in my other 44s too. I have 2 anacondas, a 4" and 6", a S&W 5" classic, a S&w mtn gun, and a 4&5/8" stainless super blackhawk to try. I hope to find a moderate load that they all like. It's a heavy enough bullet I think 1050fps should do most things.

Bb
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