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Three questions:
1) Do you cast your own bullets?
2) How much time does it take you to cast/size a 1000 pistol bullets?
3) How much $$ am I looking at spending to get the necessary casting/sizing equipment?

My other question is: is it worth the trouble, if all you're after is savings? I'm not looking for a super accurate bullet, just to cut some shooting costs; casting seems like the way to go, but I don't want to spend my summer doing nothing but casting bullets.
 

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1) Yes, for about 30 yrs.
2) Depends on the moulds you use. You can buy 1, 2, 3, 4, and I think 5 and 6 cavity moulds so casting will vary depending. Sizing will depend on how fast you can operate the press. Once I get going I can size 300 to 400 in a couple of hours. I spend and equal amount of time inspecting between casting and sizing.
3) I can't tell you the prices today since I've haven't bought any new equipment in the last 6 or 7 years. I suggest you do an internet search and compare prices. Midway USA is a good place to start.

It's very therapeutic and most of us take great pride in out cast bullets and reloads.
 

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I cast for a few pistol and rifle bullets now. Once you I get a rhythm with a double cavity molds I can cast a few hundred bullets in a couple of hours (which goes by fast for me).
I started with the Lyman Master Casting Kit (Midway or Cabelas) and the initial cost was not bad at all.
Now I have been casting a couple of years now I only wish I would of started sooner.
 

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I used to cast for just about everything and in all honesty, I grew tired of it and gave everything away.

If I were younger, I would do it all over again, but, since I am now 72 with $$$ to buy bullets, this is what I now do.
 
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