lead balls mold???

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by stufdk, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. stufdk

    stufdk New Member

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    Hello again .. is there anyone who knows how to make a mold to cast lead bullets .. If you know a link please share <br>it with us<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"><br><br>stufdk
     
  2. Minesweep

    Minesweep New Member

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    Have you considered buying a giant bag of lead shot?
     

  3. stufdk

    stufdk New Member

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    I would like to create my own
     
  4. stufdk

    stufdk New Member

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    found this to cast balls. but can not quite figure out how big they are .. do not know the targets they are given in..<br><br><br><br>midwaydanmark .com/apps/ebrowse.exe/browse?categoryid=19967&categorystring=9315+***+685+***+8657+***+8664+***+9258+***
     
  5. R3dsnail

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    try sand casting it been about for a lot of years !<br><br>or if you want a reusable mould the are many mould making kits on yhe market<br><br>try hobbie shops
     
  6. Kyl

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    Look on this website fishingmad.co.uk and search for "ball lead sinker mould." They sell every size ball mould for about $20 GBP. Hope this helps.<br><strong><br></strong>
     
  7. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Look on this website fishingmad.co.uk and search for "ball lead sinker mould." They sell every size ball mould for about $20 GBP. Hope this helps.<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>they're on ebay too, I got myself a 12mm dia mould ( size 2 I think...) for £15 posted yesterday oddly enough lol it might be worth checking there 1st, you might get a slightly better deal?</span>
     
  8. DanielBenford

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    I may be wrong but dont they make lead balls by dropping molten lead from a height into water and when they reach the water they are round?
     
  9. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>DanielBenford wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I may be wrong but dont they make lead balls by dropping molten lead from a height into water and when they reach the water they are round?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>you can do it that way the hight at which the lead is dropped from determines the size of the ball I think? though it seems a bit well, errr dangerous to do at home though, buy a mould lol</span>
     
  10. JoergS

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    I still love my new forest range 12 shot 16mm mould...<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/xZCJ3Mmqw9c" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  11. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Very informative video Joerg!
     
  12. Kyl

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    Small lead shot is made in shot towers. Where molten lead is shaken or sifted through holes in a, colander like, steel pan. The molten lead droplets become spherical as they fall down through the tower, than land into a pool of water, which cushions the fall, so they stay round. The larger sized shot, like buck shot, and many conical bullet are usually swaged. Which is a cold forming process. Where a suitable size lead wire is cut into pieces the right weight and then rammed into a mould like cavity under high pressure.<br>I would love to have a Bells Of Hythe ball mould but they're kind expensive for me. The Fishingmad.co.uk lead ball sinker mould looks like the way to go. I tried to order from them through Amazon.uk but I was informed that they would not deliver to my North Carolina address.?<br> There is a technique for making "hard cast" lead balls. The hot balls are quenched by dropping them into cold water directly from the mould. The hard cast bullets are popular because they don't leave as much lead residue in the barrel of a gun. The hard cast bullets also don't deform as much when they hit the target (animal) and there for penetrate better.
     
  13. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kyl wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">The Fishingmad.co.uk lead ball sinker mould looks like the way to go. I tried to order from them through Amazon.uk but I was informed that they would not deliver to my North Carolina address.?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>just come though the letter box!<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/2011-09-27103952.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>nowhere near the quality of Joerg's but it is 1/9th of the price...<br><br>it might be worth getting in touch with fishingmad directly- I've found that despite what websites say if you actually take the time to approach the people behind the shop they can be very helpful, but maybe I'm just lucky!</span>
     
  14. Kyl

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    Sweet, I'd really like a size 2 & 5. I will try and contact them directly. I've got a .69" and a .60" single ball mould but a gang mould would rock.<br><br>Hey 3bears, let us know how the fishingmad moulds work out.
     
  15. Kyl

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    Hey stufdk, I tried my hand at making a lead ball mold. It seemed to work out o.k. I have yet to actually cast any balls, but soon. If you go look in the "Show Off Your Homemades" section, I posted about it. Here's a link.<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6195153676/in/photostream" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6195153676/in/set-72157627779886896/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Homemade Lead Ball Mold</a><br><br>3bears, I got in touch with fishingmad and ordered a #2 mold. They only charged me 10 quid, yea! but then they charged me 10 quid shipping, Boo! oh well.<br><br>I guess it's time to fire up the lead pot. I'll report back soon how the homemade mold works.
     
  16. Kyl

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    Howdy folks, I have been hunting for a round end cutting tool to cut the cavities for a multi-ball mold. So far I have learned that a good cutter is not cheap and a good ball mold, already made, is not to expensive. A 3/8" ball nosed end mill cutter is about $20US + shipping. I found a website that sells very nice multi-ball, buckshot molds for $35US.<br><br><a href="http://buckshotmold.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"></a><a href="http://buckshotmold.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Sharp Shooter BuckShotMolds.com</a><br><br>This guy makes buck shot molds up to #0000 size, which is .38" (10.9mm).<br><br>I will continue to press on in my work to build my own mold, and to make a "Balls Of Death" mold.<br>If a person could borrow a ball end mill the right size then you could bring the cost way down. <br><br>3bears, have you tried your fishingmad mold yet. I'm very curious.
     
  17. Milbroproshot UK

    Milbroproshot UK MILBRO PRO SHOT UK

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    Hi We make The Milbro Super 10 shot Slingshot/catapult AMMO mould the one on our web site is the 16mm OD <br><br>and we now have 10mmOD 12 mmOD 14mmOD hope you like them Pete <br><br>PS i can not put a link up yet?