How to Cast Lead Bullets

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Casting your own lead bullets can be a cost-effective way to support your shooting Moncler Online needs. Reproduce plain lead (not jacketed) bullets with commercially available molds. Produce both black powder and modern smokeless powder bullets at home with the proper molds and techniques. Used wheel weights with the metal clips make cost-effective bullets. The lead has a small tin content that hardens the lead and helps it to flow when melted. ly ChallengingInstructions Things You'll NeedBurner (electric or gas)Long-sleeved shirtLeather glovesPotLeadMetal spoonBullet moldBullet-mold manufacturer's instructionsCotton cloth or bucket of waterSuggest Edits1Set up the burner in an open, well-ventilated area. Remove any children or pets from the area. Moncler Hats Put on a long-sleeved shirt and leather gloves.2Place the lead (wheel weights, lead ingots) into the pot. Turn the burner setting to "high." Allow about 20 minutes for the lead to melt. Avoid breathing the fumes from the lead.3Skim any impurities or wheel weight clips off the top of the lead with a metal spoon. Remove as much of the blackish-colored impurities on top of the lead as possible with the spoon while leaving the silvery metal.4Add a few wax shavings from a candle to the pot to flux the lead and remove the remaining impurities. Scrape the pot's bottom and sides with the metal spoon and stir the lead well. Allow the lead to simmer and the impurities to collect as a crusty substance on the surface. Skim the substance off the lead with the metal spoon.5Follow the manufacturer's instructions for preheating, smoking or lubricating the mold. Close the mold and rotate the sprue plate into position over the bullet cavity.6Spoon the molten lead into the mold until the lead puddles above the sprue. Let the lead cool for about five seconds, Mens Moncler Jackets then rotate the sprue plate away from the bullets by tapping on it with a wooden dowel.7Open the mold and tap it gently with a wooden dowel to remove the bullets. Drop the bullets onto a thick cotton cloth for soft air-cooled bullets, or drop them into a bucket of water for harder quenched bullets.8Prepare the mold again and repeat until the lead is used up.

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