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Mikee5star

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Casting Bullets
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:05:34 pm »
Does anyone cast their own bullets?  I have done some, but do not have time to reload much anymore.  I have a bunch of lead, both pure, and hardened that I am thinking about getting rid of.  Any interest?  I will post more details in the for sale section later, or PM me.
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    coelacanth

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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 05:23:47 pm »
    Shipping on lead can be a bear.  What part of the country are you located in?
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 08:03:07 pm »
    He's up in the new frontier.  With the USPS flat rate shipping he can ship anywhere for a decent amount.

    Most lead I order, they use the flat rate shipping and they usually get like 40-50 pounds worth in a box. 
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 08:32:45 pm »
    I am in Alaska.  Shipping will be by flat rate box.  Before I posted in the Post Exchange I wanted to see how much I can get in a flat rate box.  I get my hardening lead out of CA, it comes in a flat rate box.
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 09:15:59 pm »
    In Utah lead goes for about $1 per pound. 
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 09:44:36 pm »
    I have two post on this with prices and shipping on the post exchange.  I looked at prices for ingots on Roto metals site.   I will not be recovering my costs, let alone paying any thing for my time.  I realized today that I have 1000lbs of lead sitting on the back deck.  Plus I have two lead pots full approx 60 lbs each, and I have another 100lbs or so to be processed.  My wife is talking about moving in the spring. :panic
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 01:07:38 am »
    I have locked the posts in the Post exchange section.  I explained there that I am leaving to go on vacation next week, and changed my mind about having time to deal with shipping this week.  I will unlock or repost when I am back and have the time sorry if this inconveniences anyone.  I am still happy to answer questions this week, next couple I don't know if I will be online at all. 
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 06:35:20 pm »
    No problem.  I'm surprised you haven't been able to find a local buyer though.  Folks in your neck of the woods shoot a lot of cast boolits.   :cool
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    Re: Casting Bullets
    « Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 02:14:05 am »
    I am off the road system, here in AK, so shipping is basically the same for the whole USA.  I thought I would give this community first shot at the lead.  I don't really have a huge amount, it would all go in a 55 gal drum with lots of room to spare.  My main lead pot is a 10 qt cast iron pot, and it holds about 100 lbs.  I personally know very few people who shoot cast bullets, in anything other than revolvers, and most of them just buy specialty loads, BB and the like.  I might know one person who used to cast his own, but time demands require he just buys the Oregon bullets now.
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