View Full Version : Linotype - Got any ?
December 10, 2006, 08:42
I need a little linotype for casting rifle bullets. I can't find any vendors ANYWHERE ! Honestly, I have not tried any printer's supply places. Obviously I do not want to pay full price for NEW lino.
I could use 10 - 25 pounds. A couple three Flat Rate boxes would do it, IMO.
I have a couple of different .30 cal molds. A trade for finished bullets could be worked out. (no, I don't advocate using cast bullets in SA, gas operated arms)
December 10, 2006, 10:09
Owl, PM inbound.
December 10, 2006, 10:15
Owl, PM inbound.:)
December 10, 2006, 10:38
Thanks guys. That was FAST. Very cool. From your link, outlaw, I see the value that seller places on it. Sounds fair to me.
DJ, you got a PM. Let's work on making a trade work out.
December 10, 2006, 23:41
Check the print shops in your area to see if any use lino. A shop in my area told me that they can only use the lino so many times before they have to get new metal. I was able to buy lino from them that they had set aside for return to their supplier.
And why not use cast bullets in SA? I've had great success with cast bullets in a Garand, and a 7mm FN-49. Only moderate success in a M-1 carbine, and because of the price of surplus ammo, never took the time to fine tune the loads.
One of these days I'll have to try cast loads in my FAL and maybe even in a Woo.
December 11, 2006, 07:06
aardq, I used to buy from a print shop back in N.C. . The shop owner told me that they let it go because their time constraints and facilities didn't make fluxing it properly very cost effective. I could get 20 lb pigs from him for around $10.
I tried some of my cast (very hard and gas checked) bullets in a Garand I had. They worked okay but the residue in the gas block was more than I cared to clean up. I had to do a little tweaking as I remember to get them to feed right as well. Been a long time ago.
I want to play with my 03 A3 some more with cast. I also have a 30-06 BA project rifle in the works. Going to look for a heavy .30 mold for it. 200 gr or better.
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