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    Lead ingots

    Made my first lead ingots today!!!

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    Sweet!

    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.
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    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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    They're not going to fit the rifling very well that way.
    Its a special mold for a special weapon that is specially made for a special purpose.

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    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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by latentcarry View Post
    Its a special mold for a special weapon that is specially made for a special purpose.
    Round ingots might yield better distance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    Round ingots might yield better distance.


    What is the rate of twist in that barrel ? Problem with round ingots is they lose velocity so quickly. I much prefer something in a "boat tail" configuration.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Arborigine View Post
    Round ingots might yield better distance.


    Hope that doesn't hold more than seven ingots - You could be in trouble in some jurisdictions!
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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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