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Hi Egmont!
Did you make your mold yourself? If yes what material did you use?
I'm really interested!:confused:

Thanks a lot!
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That looks like my future mold! Wish that stuff wasn't so expensive though, costs 30$/kg here.
How much silicone did you use on your mold? Do you use any lube for it?
Anyways grats! Those lead balls look great, I wouldn't believe if someone told me you can cast them so successfully with silicone molds.
 

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Hi Egmont!
Did you make your mold yourself? If yes what material did you use?
I'm really interested!:confused:

Thanks a lot!
colinus
yes i made it myself, and i used silicon made for mouldmaking :)
 

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That looks like my future mold! Wish that stuff wasn't so expensive though, costs 30$/kg here.
How much silicone did you use on your mold? Do you use any lube for it?
Anyways grats! Those lead balls look great, I wouldn't believe if someone told me you can cast them so successfully with silicone molds.
yes it is a little expensive, but i got 500ml for about 50$ so its not too bad for you ;)

and i have about 2/5 silicon left.

but i think its good value for money because buying moulds is expensive, and you can make just the one size balls you like.
 

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yes it is a little expensive, but i got 500ml for about 50$ so its not too bad for you ;)

and i have about 2/5 silicon left.

but i think its good value for money because buying moulds is expensive, and you can make just the one size balls you like.
Yeah, I guess that is not bad at all then.
I was going to try a wooden one but this seems so much easier for the different sizes of ammo. Thanks!
 

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Locked in a vise is probably smart, but looks like it would slow down how many you can cast.

There are a lot of fishing sinker molds in ball shape for around 30$ for sale around here. Most have openings for brass eye's that could be plugged or filled.

Would let you cast hundreds per hour instead of 20-30, and probably give you multiple sizes.
http://www.barlowstackle.com/Do-It-Cannon-Ball-Sinker-Molds-P303.aspx

That is just one way! The world is your oyster! (Means get up off your duff, dive in, go pry some off a rock and swim back to shore with them, then enjoy! And none of it happens until you dive in!)
 

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Gonna bump this thread. It's a good idea and I want to see the "Brain Trust" play with it.
 

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Locked in a vise is probably smart, but looks like it would slow down how many you can cast.

There are a lot of fishing sinker molds in ball shape for around 30$ for sale around here. Most have openings for brass eye's that could be plugged or filled.

Would let you cast hundreds per hour instead of 20-30, and probably give you multiple sizes.
http://www.barlowstackle.com/Do-It-Cannon-Ball-Sinker-Molds-P303.aspx

That is just one way! The world is your oyster! (Means get up off your duff, dive in, go pry some off a rock and swim back to shore with them, then enjoy! And none of it happens until you dive in!)
Haha, you know, if i would like an aluminun sinkermould i think i have just bought one, but they are not easy to get here (Denmark) then i should order it from England or Germany and then it would be quite expensive..
by the way, i can make not only 20-30 but way over 100 castings in this silicon mould and i can make them in exactly the sixe i would like.
 

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Yeah, I guess that is not bad at all then.
I was going to try a wooden one but this seems so much easier for the different sizes of ammo. Thanks!
you can do wooden ones no problem, before this i used wooden moulds, you can cast quite few if you use some hard wood and if you round your drillbit you can make them just the size you want.
i would say you should give it a try, and poste the result ;)
 
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