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Thread: Casting hot glue boolits

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    Bangerjim, my nephew has a 3D printer. The thought crossed my mind...you saved me wasted R&D time. Thank you!!
    Don't want no one to git hurt, but if you're gonna have a wreck, I wanna watch.

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    I decided to give this a go in my 327 federal revolvers. I tried a couple molds I had been using, and they were horribly inaccurate. Tumbling right away. I found the Lee 311-93-1r to stabilize, and it's a 6 cavity to boot. I had to drill the primer pockets, but with a magnum primer, I was getting right at 500 FPS with these. Accuracy was around 2" across the house, which was around 10 yards. Unfortunately they stick just 2" from the end of my 16.5" barrel rifle. I even had a steel deer silhouette in the backyard, that I was shooting off the deck. It's about 40 yards away, and I was hitting it almost every time too. Very fun.

    They do go through a cardboard box. I doubt they would cause a person any real harm, but I would rather be hit with a paintball than one of these. I would treat them with care.

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    Ricochet - GONRA reminds ya'll to purchase "lead free primers" more-or-less "as needed". Do NOT "stock up" for SHTF stocks! Crappy shelf life issues.
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    Looks like Hot Glue Boolits are off and running! Great opportunity for a special "Hot Glue Product just for casting boolits!"
    Dope usual "hot glue" gunk product with metal powder to get boolit weight up! More practical shootin' really lite weight boolits from Seecamps, etc.

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    i'm shocked!

    ya mean more than half ya'll didn't know about hot glue boolits?

    fun enuf when ya can't get to the range!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GONRA View Post
    Ricochet - GONRA reminds ya'll to purchase "lead free primers" more-or-less "as needed". Do NOT "stock up" for SHTF stocks! Crappy shelf life issues.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Looks like Hot Glue Boolits are off and running! Great opportunity for a special "Hot Glue Product just for casting boolits!"
    Dope usual "hot glue" gunk product with metal powder to get boolit weight up! More practical shootin' really lite weight boolits from Seecamps, etc.
    Easiest way to up the weight is drop a steel sling shot or metal BB in the nose of the mold cavity B4 injection. Gives a very nice added weight. I use 1g+ of fast powder in the casing on some, along with Dacron fluff to keep the powder back against the primer. Really gives a nice shot! And they WILL go thru steel garage doors as I mentioned years ago in this thread!!!!!!!!

    banger

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    Use magnum primers or Drill out the primmer pocket and use shotshell primers

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    Acronymity of gluelits etc.

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    I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and they have little glue bath warmers that are used for gluing artificial flower arrangements together.
    May be an alternative to a glue gun - using a ladle to pour.
    Also, any cracked or damaged gloolits can be thrown back in the melt and reused.

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    Got around to trying some.
    Super Fun!!

    Casting with a Lee 375”-130gr aluminum mold and loading in 38spl cases lubed with petroleum jelly.
    Using a small rifle primer.

    Glue sticks are AdTech brand from Joann hobby store. They seem very durable.



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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check