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Casting bullets?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, May 1, 2016.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Does anyone in the area cast their own bullets? Do you have the ability to cast silver?
     
  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    RUH ROH:eek:
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Just curious, but why don't you carry the silver bullet as the first round?

    Screenshot_2016-05-01-19-05-03.png
     
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  4. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Cock the hammer and see where that round is then.
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Clockwise rotation...
     
  6. therealhitman

    therealhitman USA Well-Known Member

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    I run my Pro-melt at about 720 for my wheel weight + Linotype alloys. It looks like there's more gas in the thermostat by a couple of clicks. Definitely not gonna be enough to push past the 1700 or so we would need to melt silver. A cast iron pot on a propane turkey fryer might do it. Anyone ladle casting that way? How hot can you get? I gots some silvah fo some boolits too!
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @Benchrest might be someone that could possibly assist you - I believe he is one of a number here that cast their own. I think he's the kind of guy that might be up for an interesting challenge.
     
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  8. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    But... It's a Rhino. The barrel is on the bottom. So it's the second round to be fired? Or the fourth? Just in case you miss the first (second/third) time?
     
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  9. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Haha. I'm yanking chain. Sorry.

    Not only that but it's held upside down with a rear facing cant.

    Look who owns it... That says enough. Damn vampire wanting to kill of werewolves.
     
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  10. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Yay! Someone caught it.
     
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I caught it, I just didn't want to get involved. o_O
     
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  12. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Ain't silver a bit too hard for boolits?
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Alloys... ;)
     
  14. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    2016-05-02 03.45.54.png :)
     
  15. therealhitman

    therealhitman USA Well-Known Member

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  16. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have an oxy/acetylene torch that will melt it, "both pure oxygen (99.5%) and acetylene in proper proportions to yield a flame of about 3,480 degrees Celsius."

    Would need a pot and dies though.
    Edit- Looks like a plain ol plumbers propane torch will melt it as well.

    Found this on wiki but it's probably nothing most folks don't already know:
    http://m.wikihow.com/Melt-Silver
     
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  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I use 15% and 45% silver-solders all the time to braze-weld refrigeration lines and various components with oxy-acetylene.
     
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  18. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    This is what I use to cast all my silver bollits...isn't this what everyone still uses?

    Worked 50 years ago and it still does!

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  19. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Dang, that takes me back the High School Metal Shop Class!
     
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