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Post by ar3006 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:06 pm

any one know if fedreal bullets are cast or swaged, i been mining lead from the local range
and would like to use it to swage bullets, im not sure if the reclamed lead is ok, i don't have a lead test kit.

i only take the bullets that have jackets on them. feedack

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Post by Reload3006 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:46 pm

all jacketed bullets are swaged. and its pretty soft if not pure they will definitely be ok for swaging.

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Post by hawcer on Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:05 pm

yep...save all the used jacketed bullet lead for swaging,everything else for casting Smile

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Post by ar3006 on Wed May 02, 2012 11:58 am

Hi an update on range lead, i tryed to swage some of the lead i mined from my loacl range, the lead was to hard,
not sure if something i did when i melted it or what.

when i cut a piece of the lead the cut piece went fiying across the room like a bullet, maybe i should take my cutters to the rainge.

this is my first time casting anything so meybe it's the way im doing the casting, PLEASE HELP. feedack

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Post by hawcer on Wed May 02, 2012 12:31 pm

Did you happen to melt all the recovered bullets together? I never mix the cast bullets and the jacketed bullets. Don't add any other lead alloys in either...

So far, the lead I have recovered from the jacketed bullets has been soft enough to swage with.

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Post by ar3006 on Wed May 02, 2012 3:23 pm

I picked out all cast bullets, i used only jacketed bullets, i have about 45 lbs of lead i melted and about another 15/17 lbs to melt, dont know what i will do with all that hard lead as i don't cast bullets just cores for swaging.

i found some soft lead that my wifes brother gave me and it softer the the range lead.

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Post by hawcer on Wed May 02, 2012 8:12 pm

If it is too hard to swage with ,I suggest pouing it into ingots and selling it off...then buy softer lead to swage with.

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Post by ar3006 on Thu May 03, 2012 3:04 pm

Thank's, i thiink i well do that,e- bay is the only place i can think of, other then this site.

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