Socket ammo mold

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Bishop, Mar 2, 2016.


  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Here is a ammo mold I made from a socket for slingshot ammo it is deadly on small game with the 1/4 socket you could make some good buck shot for shot guns and with some research shot gun slug also. KIMG0269. KIMG0270. KIMG0271. KIMG0272.
     
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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Not bad, I use hexnuts. (Side benefit of my job.) IMG_20160116_111309733.
     
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  3. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    I like hex nuts also they hit hard some time I smelt lead in the inside also.
     
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  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    It might be interesting to note that shot originally made by dropping molten lead from a tall structure ,called a shot tower, into a vat of water .
    Lead will naturally form almost perfectly round in the fall and partially harden before hitting the water.
    I have a bag of lead BBs made in the turn of the century using this process.
    Making and Using a mold out of plaster of paris is not all that hard, and might give you better performance in energy accuracy and material spent.
     
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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Smaller Shot 6-9 is now made by the bliemiester method. (Molten drop lead into cooling bath and incline. ) the most accurate shot at longer range is then chilled in a cold bath, which causes the lead balls to harden, and deform less under stress. Larger shot is made with lead bars fed into a crimper and pinched off. The dust on your fingers when handling shot is added graphite to prevent clumping.
     
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  6. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    .36 caliber lead balls for a Colt Navy.
     
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  7. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Cool idea. Smart tech.
     
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  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  9. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey+

    Great idea! Are they hard to get out of the mold after pouring, and do you smoke the socket on the inside before casting? I could see a row of these mounted on a board, and pouring 5 - 10 at a time for a gang mold effect. I see a lot of the smaller sockets at garage sales and in pawn shops for not a lot. My favorite flip ammo is .36 lead, but I only have a single cavity mold at present, so I would probably like these in a 5/16 socket.
     
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