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Anybody on here casting/swaging their own projectiles? I recently started acquiring molds and swage dies for this purpose for my impending retirement from public service.
 
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Quite a few years ago I was in on a group buy on castboolits for a 177 pointed bullet custom mold from Lee. Unfortunately the finished product tumbled out of my gun (RWS 45) and aqccording to the forum a lot of other people had the same experience.

About the only thing I do even close is I have a pair of Sheridan Blue Streaks and I made a swage by drilling a piece of steel to 20 caliber and resizing 22 pellets to fit my sheridans. They work well enough for my uses.


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Cast for my big bores .308 And .458. Have round ball molds for the .50's but it's just easier to buy round balls for muzzle loaders as they work ok. I cast with pure lead for air guns. I also use the molds for powder burners, mostly .45/70 too

really hard to make .177 pellets, that work.
 
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I too have the mold Mark mentioned from castboolits. It was billed as going to be a heavy (25 grain) pellet that would carry further and the way described would almost take out a cape buffalo. Well ok, I just threw in the part about a Cape. I have an RWS 52 and it tumbled in it. One guy said he got good results shooting them backwards--I tried that and accuracy still wasn't there and terrible penetration in a board. Might be if someone could mill the mold down to make a lighter bullet it might work??
Mark, I too shoot Sheridan Blue Streak--great gun.
 
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