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Offline Allan

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pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:10:40 AM »
I am starting to pile up lead in my target catcher..  seems like I am going crazy shooting.  As I used to cast bullets for my 357 max in the VS I have been wondering where I could get a mold to make my own pellets all though much smaller it can not be much harder than casting a hollow point but only in reverse..

does anyone have any ideas as to where I can purchase one or how to come by one.. I am  looking forward to your thoughts.
Yes I know it is foolish and pellets are cheap.
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 09:13:48 AM »
This might be what your looking for.
http://airgunpelletmaker.weebly.com/

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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 10:28:31 AM »
would do very nicely  but you can no longer ship out of england.
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 12:05:55 PM »
This is interesting but I guess I’m more curious about “you can no longer ship out of England”. 
I realize this would be “off topic” but can someone explain this?
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 12:41:47 PM »
there has been a change in english postal regulations    see the GMAC post
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 05:20:26 PM »
there has been a change in english postal regulations    see the GMAC post
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Proposed change.  It hasn't happened yet.  Still taking public comment. 

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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 05:29:12 PM »
Oh okay .. I will look into it closer.. 
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 06:49:38 PM »
Cool but it takes to long to make one pellet as much as i shoot i would never see my kids  ;D
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 07:28:54 PM »
I see that,,  but it gets rid of the old led..
my problem is more with the hammering  I don't want my tiles broken
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 10:04:39 PM »
It certainly is a clever device.  But you have to handle all that lead.  You are handling it and breathing the dust.  Unless you want to make custom pellets like tracer or something to me it doesn't seem very viable for your health and time reasons.

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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2012, 10:20:03 PM »
I see that,,  but it gets rid of the old led..
my problem is more with the hammering  I don't want my tiles broken
Allan

Allan, as the famous sayings go... your peeing up a rope... pushing a noodle up a hill... etc etc ;D

The lead-dust issue is the least of the problems and, in the time it takes to mold, clean and de-flash 10 pellets, I can shoot 100 pellets, maybe more. Likewise, lead fumes (actual, gaseous lead) is the more dangerous of the hazards except, you would have to cook several 1000's of lbs of lead before it would even begin to matter, which at the hand-molding rate of production would take decades.  :D
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2012, 11:46:11 PM »
wow, that is a clever device & i was considering it for both .177 & .22 along with the dual caliber pellet mold but that came out to about $300 usd. i'll just purchase ready made pellets.  i already reuse the pellets reclaimed from my pellet trap, melt them down to make .50cal rounds for the dragon claw rifle.



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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 07:49:09 AM »
well I am not worried about lead dust have done casting for years.
and yes it takes time  but in case they stop selling pellets..  I don't trust governments..
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 10:42:55 AM »
well I am not worried about lead dust have done casting for years.
and yes it takes time  but in case they stop selling pellets..  I don't trust governments..
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Re: pellet mold for the 177 pellet
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 06:53:47 AM »
This might be what your looking for.
http://airgunpelletmaker.weebly.com/

with the amount of wheel weights around you may never need to buy another pellet
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