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What are the basics that you need to cast bullets? I am getting tired of paying outragous prices for bullets. If I can find a local supplier of wheel weights I think I would be ok.

these are just going to be plinking bullets for burning up powder. I know where there is a 55 gal drum full to the brim of shotgun shot I think I could fanagle some of that to start with. Thanks for the help.
 

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I recently got into casting and here is what I started with.

Lee 10 lb. bottom pour pot - $45
Lee 2 bullet mould - $18
Lee ladle - $4
Lyman luber & sizer/size die/top punch - $165
Lube - $3/stick
Lyman ingot mould - $15
Lyman lead thermometer - $30
Hot plate - $10
Cheap pot to smelt dirty lead - $6


My total was about $300 and my only recurring cost is lube, electricity and time.

If you skip the Lyman lube & sizer and go with a Lee sizer and tumble lube kit, you can probably get by for about $150 to start.

The only way to do it any cheaper is if you can get your equipment free or find it used.
 

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I have been looking into the hobby also. 15 yrs ago a buddy and I were pouring jigheads for smallmoth bass fishing, and wheelweights were free for the asking, we had hundreds of pounds of lead we were tripping over. Phone calls in the last couple of weeks to local tire shops tells a whole different story - already spoken for, shipped back to the home office, recycled, ...
I need to find a source before I lay out the $$ for the tools of the trade.

+ 1 to http://http://castboolits.gunloads.com/index.php, I have been spending time there lately.
 
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