DIY Tips: Making Your Own Ammunition
The best way to improve any skill is to practice. That holds particularly true for shooting sports. There is no substitute for putting in range time. But shooting gets expensive. Ammo isn’t cheap these days. Reloading your own helps to save quite a bit, but you can take it a step farther and save even more by casting your own bullets.
Besides the cost savings, casting your own allows you to work up custom bullet styles and weights that might not be available over the counter. Molded lead bullets are perfect for most handgun and even moderate-pressure rifle loads. Modern bullet molds allow you to customize the weight and shape of your bullets to fit your shooting style and purpose. Even hollow-point bullets can be cast with the appropriate molds.
[Editor's note: Please check out Michael Pendley's click-through photo gallery on "How to Save Money by Casting Your Own Bullets."]