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Old 05-02-2022, 09:32 AM
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I've been doing a lot of casting recently. Problem is that I've been casting for muzzleloader bullets and for centerfire rifle and pistol bullets. That really gets to be a pain because I have to empty my pot each time by pouring the remaining lead into an ingot mold because I use pure lead for muzzleloader bullets and alloyed for the centerfire.
And a problem with that is you never get all the molten lead out of the pot and it takes quite a bit longer for an empty pot to start melting a new batch of ingots.
Well I solved this problem yesterday. Midway USA has the Lee 20 lb bottom pour elec. pots on sale for $89.99 and free shipping. I ordered one and its on the way. No more switching out pots. BTW my 25 year old Lee pot still is working fine.
The prices on Ebay and Amazon are more than that and in most cases you have to pay shipping. If you need a new pot now is the time.
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Old 05-03-2022, 01:46 AM
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I did bullet casting for years. I had a Lyman electric pot. I just left the lead in the pot.
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Old 05-04-2022, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Wingbone View Post
I did bullet casting for years. I had a Lyman electric pot. I just left the lead in the pot.
Yes Wingbone that is what I used to do when I just cast for muzzleloaders using pure lead. But with my centerfire rifle and pistol bullets I use an alloy with a BHN about 19. This is way to hard for shooting out of a muzzleloader. So 2 pots = less time.
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Old 05-06-2022, 06:42 AM
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Yep, and less of a hassle!
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