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Offline willmart

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Free Bullet Casting Textbook
« on: February 20, 2013, 10:10:31 PM »

Here's a free bullet casting textbook written by a Ph.D. chemist.  I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing yet, but what I've seen so far looks really good.

The PDF can be found here:

http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell_Book_textonly2.pdf


The same book in html form is here:

http://www.lasc.us/Fryxell_Book_Contents.htm


Lots of other good info on cast bullets can be found here:

http://www.lasc.us/CastBulletNotes.htm



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Re: Free Bullet Casting Textbook
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 09:48:58 AM »
Thanks!  Saved!
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Re: Free Bullet Casting Textbook
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 09:56:12 AM »
+1, thanks, great timing for me.  I'm just getting started and in desperate need for reference materials.

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Re: Free Bullet Casting Textbook
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 10:04:34 AM »
Don't forget the Cast Bullet Association http://www.castbulletassoc.org/

I have been a member forever and the forum is a good place for info and discussion.
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Re: Free Bullet Casting Textbook
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 10:40:28 AM »
I grabbed that a few weeks ago and read it quickly.  The biggest info I got was with regards to alloy composition.

So far I've been buying processed ingots off eBay, and haven't been able to experiment with different compositions.  In theory my bullets are some where between 12-16BHN.  Not super specific, but at this stage I'm working on casting technique.

Also, while I already was aware of it, the lesson about obturation - specifically that a "harder" bullet can often cause more leading than a softer bullet is important to understand.