How many cast your own? And what equiptment do you use...electric, propane, or over a fire, etc. etc.?
BR, what do you use the 495 grain Maxis in? I love the big old Maxis!! I use 470 grain Maxi-Hunters(unfortunately discontinued) in my NEF Sidekick .50 1:28 twist.Big ******* said:I use a Lee electric, bottom spout, and yes it does leak sometimes, I put a piece tin underneath and just recycle the drippins.
We have some chemical plants in the area and the guys that work there get me some lead piping now and then.
First "melt" is outside using propane and a large pot so I can clean the lead (it can be really nasty sometimes)and pour it into a cast iron muffin pan. I can stack the lead "muffins" for easy storage and later use in the electric pot.
I cast 395 RB, 395 hollow base maxi, 437 440 490 all RB and 495 maxi.
Back when I shot competition we would weigh every RB, its suprising the amount of "hollow" balls that would turn up.
We would get 4 or 5 guys together and get 2 or 3 pots running, it doesn't take long to make several coffee cans full of RB,s.
Old Crow said:Where can you buy soft lead? The on-line ML sites like Track of the wolf, Log cabin sport shop, etc. don`t have it in their catalogs. I`d like to try making some rd. balls.