Casting Bullets

Getting started with the oldest method of bullet making.

by Earl Roberts

Most people associate casting bullets with muzzleloader or black powder shooting, but casting a bullet is also an option for some slower velocity modern firearms as well. Casting is both an art and science. The science is pretty straightforward, and I will do my best to cover it here. The art of it will come with practice; you will know you have mastered the art when you consistently cast a bullet that meets your standards.

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To cast a bullet, you will need a few basic tools designed to heat, shape, and size metal into a projectile capable of firing from your weapon. To begin with, you will need some …

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