This is a discussion on Lead ingots within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Made my first lead ingots today!!!...
What did you start with? Are these soft lead or alloyed?
I need to get a few more 2lb ingot molds. The 1lb molds are just not worth the effort.
They're not going to fit the rifling very well that way.
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I pour mine into muffin tins for about 12 3lb ingots at a time. DR
Lee casting pot
Lyman ingot mold
Lyman cast iron bullet mold
Lyman 230 grain round nose bullet mold (backordered 1 month)
Used Range Scrap Lead
Why don't you just use muffin pans?
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Go to Cracker Barrel. They have a great cast iron muffin pan in the gift shop. I'd like to pick one up.
I got my molds from the goodwill IE square muffin tins. 10 cents each. they turn out 3 lbs. ingots. works for me. Good job rob99
Muffin tins are great for ingots but they sure don't fit in the most popular casting pots.
The Lyman/Lee/RCBS ingot molds on the other hand, fit into the pots well and its easier to figure out ratios of allow added into the pot.
I have several hundred of them stacked up on the floor in my shop.
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I saw somebody selling 10# round ingots at a gun show once,I'm thinking that is one serious muzzle loader that takes those
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I keep my lead in 5 gallon buckets, mostly in sheet, bar and wheel weight shapes until i need it. I have an "ingot" removed from a truck that is a lead-filled channel iron weighing over 100 Lbs, and some lengths of actual lead pipe, and a few dozen blocks of engine bearing Babbit. I never pass on a chunk of lead.
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