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Old 03-30-2006, 11:54 AM
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New at castin round balls

Well Boys, it ain't PC, and it ain't Lee, but it's doin the job, And this old longhaired redneck likes it, I seen the ingot mold on the Lee sight for $11.25, I found this at a yard sale this mornin for $6, I guess this was a cookie maker or some such,
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0k, let me hear it,, if your pickin on me then your leavin some one else alone ;>)~~
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:20 PM
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That was orginally for making cornbread. Get it....little ears of corn...LOL.
I too am getting into "running ball." Have not actually done it yet, not time. I have a question. Will a camp stove provide enough heat to melt lead? How about a propane torch?

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Old 03-30-2006, 12:37 PM
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This is how I am doin it now, Just to clean up and get the good clean lead, It's goin fast, faster then I thought, I will order my electric stove and stuff tomorrow,,
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Old 03-30-2006, 02:57 PM
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Nyghtfall,

I see this is only your 4th post; Welcome to the Forum. You came to the right place since we have many very knowledgeable folks here who will be glad to assist.

Yes, a camp stove will melt lead, #2 Alloy or whatever else needs melting to make bullets. My casting camp stove has lots of lead spatters and has done fine by me for 30 years. Be sure to cast outdoors to avoid bad fumes, wear eye protection to prevent injury from spatters and use heavy gloves and long sleeves to prevent burns.

I like casting as much as shooting the resulting product of casting efforts. Keep pets and small kids away from the hot lead. The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook is a good source of guidance on casting matters.

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Old 03-30-2006, 03:08 PM
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I'm done for the day,, This ain't bad, (cleanin the lead that is)
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Old 03-30-2006, 03:24 PM
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remember not to cast in the rain .water hitting molten lead is like cooking bacon naked .
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:49 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Will have to give it a try this weekend.

Nice pile of lead there.
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Old 03-30-2006, 06:12 PM
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It may not be "P.C.", but it definitely is country!

I know fellows who used old muffin tins for the same purpose.....they also made decoy weights for waterfowling by pouring melted lead into the tin, then place in a nail bent in a "U" for something to tie the decoy cord to.
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:52 AM
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Mornin Mr. 16 gauge
]It may not be "P.C.", but it definitely is country!

I like that thought,,,
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:10 PM
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Man talk about bringing back memories,my Grandmother used to use one of those.If it makes ignots you can use ,works for me.Yes a camp stove is what I use to melt my lead.Lee sales a small melting pot that holds four pounds,works great.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:17 PM
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Good to see you getting started Hobbles. Ingots look good. I use muffin pans for mine. Years gone by Nyghtfall but I've cast many a roundball on a coleman stove too. Like was said, stay away from rain. Sweat drops will do it too.
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:19 PM
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Afternoon boys,
The questions begin,,
I got my melter today, I have a 45 cal mold I am learning on till my 527 one gets here, Now,,, I have fine wavy lines in the balls, I changed the temp up and down and leaned the mold but I still get em,, I smoked then but am still doin something wrong, I did get 1 darn near perfect, but that was out of bout 150,, What's my next move??

I know it's hard to sea, I am hopin some one knows what I am talkin bout,,, I don't
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:56 PM
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hobbles

Either your lead is too cool or your mold is too cool or both.

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Old 04-05-2006, 05:59 PM
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Lead probably isn't up to temp. Did you get that Lee bottom pour or which?
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:10 AM
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Mornin quigleysharps4570
Did you get that Lee bottom pour or which?


Yep, I got the Lee 420 bottom pour, I guess I got to clean the mold up some, Mine didn't come out like yours,,, yet,,,
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