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Ther just what a need how do a find tge 8 or 9 mm size buddy ther a good price thanks man
No worries man glad to help, the one that says '.36 cal' thats basically 9mm. The closest I can find is what Im using which is .36 cal (.375) which is on that page.

Sounds like we're after the same moulds lol.
 
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Thanks man a found a big old lump of lead afew week back and thought about making some shots up a think am gony buy one o them moulds never shot lead but seems I works well for hunting awesome thanks dude for your help
Nice score man that should work out for you & no worries always happy to pass on what I find! You'll be a convert once you shoot lead, its really a whole different animal. Just be sure to post your results or make a thread with some photos when you make your first batch of homebrew 9mm!
 
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Thanks man a found a big old lump of lead afew week back and thought about making some shots up a think am gony buy one o them moulds never shot lead but seems I works well for hunting awesome thanks dude for your help
Nice score man that should work out for you & no worries always happy to pass on what I find! You'll be a convert once you shoot lead, its really a whole different animal. Just be sure to post your results or make a thread with some photos when you make your first batch of homebrew 9mm!
thanks a will be sure to do so thanks again ????
 

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Am also looking for moulds for 8 9 mm but prices are steep and wen a was gony buy a 10 shot mould the shop says 6 weeks waiting
It is not the idea set, Bingo...but if you can get some old 8mm, 9mm, or 10mm sockets. You can put a wood screw through the top and attach them to a 2x4.

Then carefully fill them with molten lead (wear thick leather gloves and stand back). After the lead cools give the board a sharp whack and out comes some nasty lead hunting ammo.

But none of it will be ball shaped. So accuracy is a little skewed.
 

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For me it would be .32 cal. guess thats around 8mm
That is my favorite diameter for overall and all around damage.

Buckskin Dave sent me some .36 cal...and I have a few left for bustong water bottle and jugs

Once someone feels the joy of that clean energy transfer...well, they're hooked.
 

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Am also looking for moulds for 8 9 mm but prices are steep and wen a was gony buy a 10 shot mould the shop says 6 weeks waiting
It is not the idea set, Bingo...but if you can get some old 8mm, 9mm, or 10mm sockets. You can put a wood screw through the top and attach them to a 2x4.

Then carefully fill them with molten lead (wear thick leather gloves and stand back). After the lead cools give the board a sharp whack and out comes some nasty lead hunting ammo.

But none of it will be ball shaped. So accuracy is a little skewed.
good idea a have quite afew of them sockets aswell thanks for advice ????
 

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Hello All,

I prefer lead over all other ammo types , in my book it is the perfect material for ammo.

I cast my lead ammo in an old fishing sinker mould that I found in a second hand shop , it makes quite acceptable slingshot ammo.

Steel is good , but hard to find where I live , steel also ricochetes badly , I don't like that :D.

But I also shoot anything that is more or less round and is of reasonable weight , I don't get overly hung-up over these things.

:D :D :D :D.

Cheers.
 

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When I started on slingshots again as an adult, I was shooting cat eye marbles exclusively. They are quite cheap here, $1 gets me 100 of them. I then bought 10 and 12mm lead mould of Ebay, I recycle lead from old car batteries (yes, I know it is risky, dangerous , messy....) but it is the only reliable source I got.
Steel is expensive to buy and ship, but I discovered local car garages that demolish cv joints and discard steel balls, I once collected two 20lt bucket loads of mixed steel ball sizes.
I'm now searching for an 8mm fishing mould, that cast 10 balls or more at once. I have a Lee precision mould for 2 ball, but I can't use it because I don't have a melting pot with a "tap" to pour the led into it.

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When I started on slingshots again as an adult, I was shooting cat eye marbles exclusively. They are quite cheap here, $1 gets me 100 of them. I then bought 10 and 12mm lead mould of Ebay, I recycle lead from old car batteries (yes, I know it is risky, dangerous , messy....) but it is the only reliable source I got.
Steel is expensive to buy and ship, but I discovered local car garages that demolish cv joints and discard steel balls, I once collected two 20lt bucket loads of mixed steel ball sizes.
I'm now searching for an 8mm fishing mould, that cast 10 balls or more at once. I have a Lee precision mould for 2 ball, but I can't use it because I don't have a melting pot with a "tap" to pour the led into it.

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Hey Kenya! What is the critter in your Avatar, and can you eat them? Just curious! Mo

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Lead is best, steel is easier, marbles are plentiful.
 
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When I started on slingshots again as an adult, I was shooting cat eye marbles exclusively. They are quite cheap here, $1 gets me 100 of them. I then bought 10 and 12mm lead mould of Ebay, I recycle lead from old car batteries (yes, I know it is risky, dangerous , messy....) but it is the only reliable source I got.
Steel is expensive to buy and ship, but I discovered local car garages that demolish cv joints and discard steel balls, I once collected two 20lt bucket loads of mixed steel ball sizes.
I'm now searching for an 8mm fishing mould, that cast 10 balls or more at once. I have a Lee precision mould for 2 ball, but I can't use it because I don't have a melting pot with a "tap" to pour the led into it.

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Hey Kenya! What is the critter in your Avatar, and can you eat them? Just curious! Mo

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Meerkat (Suricata Suricatta) - mischievous but cute little guys. Bit like you mo...
 

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When I started on slingshots again as an adult, I was shooting cat eye marbles exclusively. They are quite cheap here, $1 gets me 100 of them. I then bought 10 and 12mm lead mould of Ebay, I recycle lead from old car batteries (yes, I know it is risky, dangerous , messy....) but it is the only reliable source I got.
Steel is expensive to buy and ship, but I discovered local car garages that demolish cv joints and discard steel balls, I once collected two 20lt bucket loads of mixed steel ball sizes.
I'm now searching for an 8mm fishing mould, that cast 10 balls or more at once. I have a Lee precision mould for 2 ball, but I can't use it because I don't have a melting pot with a "tap" to pour the led into it.

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Hey Kenya! What is the critter in your Avatar, and can you eat them? Just curious! Mo

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They are meerkats, very beautiful, little, watchful creatures. We don't eat them, I love them

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Yeah I've heard that, so much lead free crap out there these days.

Where would I get one of those cups you have? I honestly have no problem making my lead Civil War style i.e. over an open fire, with a little melting pan, and a single shot mould or two. I've wanted to do this for some time and I want to get set up to do it before spring is in full swing lol.
Shoot BC.. you can heat lead in a small cheap frying pan. Anything that will hold together at a higher temp than lead. Wheel weights aren't lead anymore? Guess you'll have to pick an old tire shop.
 
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