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I stop in bass pro to day looking to see if they had some traditional round balls on hand,yes to my surprise they did.
I needed some 50 cal. 490 and 54 530 diameters but the price also jump to $14.99 a box.WOW
 

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try your local gun shop i buy mine buy the thousand save about 3.75 abox plus cables pro bass and all the big chains seem to be more in my opion
 

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That explains why some molds are getting harder to find and higher price.
 

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So much for the old addage: Reloading and shooting Blackpowder guns save you dough. That is going away fast
 

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mountainman09 said:
try your local gun shop i buy mine buy the thousand save about 3.75 abox plus cables pro bass and all the big chains seem to be more in my opion
Who do you buy by the thousand from? Can you mix sizes? Swagged or Cast?
 

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Retailers and bullet manufacturers don't set the market price on lead and copper.
The price on the commodity market shows an increase over the last year, and a lesser fall in the last quarter.

At least the flintlock shooter doesn't need primers. They're rare at any price.
 

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Yep indeed, roll yer own. I always keep an eye out for lead. Probably got enough now to last 20 years. Got 120 lbs a few months ago at a yard sale for $1.00. Nice soft stuff. Of course wheen molding 500 grain 45-70 slugs, it goes fast. (14 to a pound)
 

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Yep indeed, roll yer own. I always keep an eye out for lead. Probably got enough now to last 20 years. Got 120 lbs a few months ago at a yard sale for $1.00. Nice soft stuff. Of course wheen molding 500 grain 45-70 slugs, it goes fast. (14 to a pound)
Wow, 120 pounds for a buck
That was a great deal. Alot ofpeople want that for a pound
 

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Pour my own too.Always looking out for the soft stuff.Anyone got any lead pipe they don't want?
 

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hey Secret icalled allaround to get my best price and when dukes was the cheapest i told him i had a better price he said he would match it save a extra .75cents tried to play a little poker and bluff i won that round
 

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im a big fan of molding myself! right now the lead i have has to much tin . plus without shooting my gun yet... i dont know what mold to buy..... but if there was a group buy of balls .....might just get a bunch!
 

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I bought a box of 100 .490's at Dicks for $10 about a month ago.Don't know if all Dicks stores sell them for that or if they would have any left but I just figured give you all a little fyi.
 

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That is a very good price these days. Dixie Gun Works wants way more than that, but as a whole I find them to be way over priced in general.
 
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