Here is a hint for you guys using magnets for bbs. Put the magnet in a sock. The bbs will stick to the magnet through the sock. When it's time to retrieve the bbs, reach in the sock and grab the magnet. Pull it out turning the sock inside out. Now all your bbs are in the sock and can be poured into a tin or container. Drop the magnet back in the sock then rinse and repeat.I use a 3" speaker magnet. BBs can't resist.
Sometimes a put BBs in the tumbler with my cast pellets.
Quote from: avator on November 13, 2023, 08:36:40 AMSometimes a put BBs in the tumbler with my cast pellets.I have aluminum molds for casting lead fishing weights, and cast my own bullets for reloading.Are molds for casting lead pellets also a thing? 🤔
Quote from: nimblebee on November 18, 2023, 08:21:12 AMQuote from: avator on November 13, 2023, 08:36:40 AMSometimes a put BBs in the tumbler with my cast pellets.NOE has pellet and slug molds in .22 and .25.Thanks for that information! Good to know. I have cast aluminum molds before, making molds for lead casting. Issue is, haven't had the greatest success getting rid of all the bugs in my aluminum casting process: It's an ongoing, evolving thing. lol Can clearly perceive casting larger .22 pellets being less fraught with challenge, than smaller .177 pellets my Crosman 670 uses.Biggest challenge casting .177 pellets can foresee, is making sand-cast cores for mold of correct size, in accounting for metal shrinkage, so that final pellets come out dimensionaly usable for shooting. It's a cut-and-try process for myself reaching the "Goldilocks" zone in this regard.In reloading ammunition, pretty much have to use re-sizing die, even if bullets cast out pretty close to dimensions (If end goal is anything like consistancy/accuracy, anyways lol ).If molds for .177 pellets are available and affordably priced, I'd give it a go, casting pellets, yet not so sure wanting to make my own .177 mold vis-a-vis purchasing pellets at this juncture. Online sellers are interested in making money, selling whatever they've got, not what you're looking for, necessarily. Try a search for ".177 pellet mold" and your results will likely be anything but .177 pellet molds. In the world of marketing/search engines, there's no such thing as a lie, merely convenient exaggerations.Instructables does have an article on how to make your own .177 pellet mold out of lineman's plyers, & YouTube has a few videos DIY how-to's on DIY .177 pellet die making (until censors remove).
Quote from: avator on November 13, 2023, 08:36:40 AMSometimes a put BBs in the tumbler with my cast pellets.NOE has pellet and slug molds in .22 and .25.
I use Post Office Priority Mail boxes in the garage.I put a plastic yard bag inside.The BBs are stopped in the box.When the front is all shot up, I dump the BBs into a metal (Magnetized) can.Get another box and repeat.