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I think it will work fine with a little JB wield in the wire channels. I was going to buy one once. Instead I decided to use the DO-IT slingshot mold. The larger one makes .44 and .50 cal. balls and is easer to use, but a bit more expensive.
 

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Not sure what your willing to spend but Bells of Hythe offers one.
 

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Not sure what your willing to spend but Bells of Hythe offers one.
Yes, here:

http://www.bellsofhythe.com/catapult_news.asp

I have received a sample from them, already made a video which is awaiting approval (should be online soon).

I always give commercial companies the chance to preview a video about their products, to give them a chance to clear misunderstandings. This one came out glowing, so don't expect much critizism.

Anyway, it worked great. I made 100 rounds of 16 mm balls in no time, from scrap lead that I got for free. I did use a Lee melting pot, which speeds up the procedure as you just pull up a lever and the lead pours into the mould.

I do confirm that casting lead bullets is somewhat addictive.

Jörg
 

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Thanks!
I found just over 4 kg of lead in old electrical wires a while ago that i want to experiment with,
and there is a lot of old scrap electrical wire lying here and there at my job.
/Jörgen
 

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Isn't the dust or smoke from the lead very dangerous?

I saw the video of bells of hythe and they cast their lead without any protection-gear.

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Lead smoke is dangerous indeed. It usually stops smoking when it is molten, though.

I did the casting outside, in fresh air, and of course I did wear safety glasses, a long sleeve jacket and gloves. I also had a fire extinguisher close by. All these safety precautions are shown in my video.
 

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If you are worried about fumes, you could place a fan in such a way that any fumes from the pot are being blown away from you. Even though I always cast outside, I often use a fan. But if there is a fan blowing near the pot it can take longer to heat up

Lead is obviously toxic but exposure to it can be minimised with a few simple precautions. And when it comes to shooting your slingshot, lead ammo is safer than steel as it ricochets less.
 
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