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    Accursed Glue boolits for quiet plinking

    The weather has been awful, so I've been in the reloading room. I came up with an accurized hot glue bullet to shoot with primers only. Very quiet and because of the .22 pellet in the nose they are very accurate.

    I simply dropped a pellet in a bullet mold, squeezed it closed, and shot hot glue in.

    They load from the magazine just fine, but of course won't cycle with no powder.

    I'm thinking this would work well for other handgun calibers. I will likely try some 9mm Luger next.

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    I was just thinking about trying that with BBs a week or so ago. Just had not got around to trying it.
    Cool that ya decided to actually get down to doing it & letting us know.

    Thanks for sharing your doins & now I am gonna have to get off my butt & do it too.
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    I have been doing the extra weight in the nose of of HMG cast boolits for many years. Definitely increases the accuracy and punch of the HMG. Just be careful....they DO go thru steel garage doors. Don’t ask me why I know!

    I use 22 air pellets in 9mm & 38 cal and 000 balls in 45 cal.

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    I have shot .30 cal round buckshot in my Mosin with just primers. Go through one side of a cardboard box and bounce around inside. Reasonably accurate.

    Glue bullets I tried with my .32sw long fractured badly on impact. But they were not melted, just cut chunks off the stick and stuck in case.

    You guys oil your molds so they don't stick?


    I guess I could probably try the .30 cal ball with just a little hot melt for a drive band huh?


    May have to think about that one.

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    Just be sure to do this outdoors or in an area with good ventilation. That smoke you see is from lead styphnate (primer compound). I made some 38 Special hot glue bullets to shoot in the garage but after I saw all the smoke it generated and knew it was all from the primer I quit. Seating the bullets all the way down against the primer gave the best results. They punched through 1 wall of a cardboard box.

    I recall that yes, oiling the cavities made the bullets come out easily and I believe cooling the mold sped up the process.

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    I am gonna try the BB in the nose, but I think I am gonna make WCs too since i have the mold as well & see how they do also.

    Looking forward to trying this. I just have to remember where I put my glue gun & glue...
    As ya get older then ya get C.R.S. I'm told, I think... LOL
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    I have some .22 cal lead bb's that would work perfect for this....
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    I read "accursed" and saw a Fri the 13th date on the OP, was wondering for a second there till I read Accurized :P Do we have a boolet exorciser here? LOL

    I've used wax slugs before, adding weight seems like it'd help a lot in accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHawk View Post
    I have shot .30 cal round buckshot in my Mosin with just primers. Go through one side of a cardboard box and bounce around inside. Reasonably accurate.

    Glue bullets I tried with my .32sw long fractured badly on impact. But they were not melted, just cut chunks off the stick and stuck in case.

    You guys oil your molds so they don't stick?


    I guess I could probably try the .30 cal ball with just a little hot melt for a drive band huh?


    May have to think about that one.
    Yes you must oil your molds. I use PAM. And COOL the mold with ice cubes rubbed along the bottom and sides. You want a COLD mold. And use a HMG gun that has a trigger feed so you can injection mold the slugs. Pushsing a stick in with your thumb like on those real cheap guns will just not get you there. Get a good HMG gun and you make good boolits!

    OMG........OIL in a mold!!!!!!!! (Hair on fire with some out there!!!!!)

    No, it does not ruin you molds. Just wipe out the PAM with paper towels and Q-Tips, pre-heat on a hot plate and start casting Pb again. No wrinkles at all. Oil is long gone by the time you start to cast. Oil does NOT cause wrinlkes.......cold molds and under-temp Pb cause wrinkles.

    I have never EVER cleaned and scrubed molds (new or old)......EVER! Not needed.

    Hear me now and believe me later. I have been casting HMG boolits with my molds for many years with absolutely ZERO wrinkles or problems when going back to Pb casting.

    Banger

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    Spellchecker got me and you can't edit.

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    I was just sorta amused by "accursed", if it happens again we can call those Winchester guys {from Supernatural} I guess.

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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