Category Archives: Casting

RETRO FITTING A NEW SPRUE PLATE

One size doesn’t fit all.  I talk from experience being 6 feet tall and 165lb wringing wet.  Trust me; I know about these things.  So when it comes to sprue plates on bullet moulds the same principle can apply.  Let me … Continue reading

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LAPPING A BULLET MOULD

The process of lapping a mould is straight forward and serves two very vital purposes; either cleaning up mould cavities for better bullet release or enlarging mould cavities for larger diameter projectiles. Let’s look at the clean first. Many moulds, especially … Continue reading

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DAD’S OLD KEROSENE STOVE.

  I like to brew up batches of lead alloy for my bullet casting sufficiently large that I can rely on a decent degree of consistency in my projectiles over a reasonable run of casting.  Ideally a batch would be … Continue reading

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SIZING – HOW MUCH IS POSSIBLE?

A few months back I happened upon a second hand, double cavity, Lyman 280468S, a Loverin pattern mould original cut for the .270 Winchester. At 110gr nominal weight it must have been a great bullet for small game in the … Continue reading

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POWDER COATING PISTOL BULLETS

I have a friend in Kansas, Gary Martin, that’s been experimenting with powder coating pistol bullets. He posted recently about a method that really simplifies the process. A lot of bullet casters have been experimenting with this, but most use … Continue reading

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THE GAMEKING SHOTMAKER

Making shot at home by the Bliemeister method. A few years back I was in the only gun shop in my home town of Dunedin that is actually worth a visit now. Elio’s is as close to the old fashioned … Continue reading

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