george50: I'm curious as to what you used to cut it with. I worked for rail road for
35+ years and don't think they're a lot choices in cutting it.
Kenny Wong: I see alot of right answers ( rail road track ) but interestingly enough
why is it so hard? Train wheels are very hot from friction and obviously
they put alot of weight on wheels, now imagine whole trains going over rail
for years. It's basically been forged.
busyhands94: Hickok, I'll level with you. I am kind of a cheapskate, I don't like
spending a while lot of money on those fancy jacketed bullets, but I found
that a $20 dollar Lee 140 grain bullet mold has paid for itself in hard
cast .38 bullets. I'm getting a .30-30 Marlin from my uncle next weekend
for some work, and you can bet I won't be spending a dime on pre-made
jacketed ammo. I shoot hard cast bullets, they are my favorite and have the
most bestest killing power! :)
Rene Schaap: railroad track !!!!!
videodistro: Railroad track makes GREAT anvil. We have a small piece we've used for
years and years.
dad nova: Ok, so how do you cast a hard lead bullet? I cast many bullets, however
they cannot be used in anything above 1300fps, I see cast bullets for
rifles, ?? scared of them.
l3arrett82: rail road track, the reason it has holes is because they use it as a part
of the track to buy some time before they have to replace a section of the
track. or they have 2 of these and screw braces to it to again prolong a
section of track. at least i think thats what its for. i live about 125
feet from the tracks and ive seen stuff but not 100% sure
Brad Bratcher: Looks like part of a railroad track
TheZmt325: That is an I beam for the starship enterprize. It is made out of
unobtainium... be careful with that chunk of future metal...
Lyle Wold: thanks for the vid. (I'm probably wrong, but the rail reminds me of the
rails we used in elevators shafts)
Rob Anders: Tell your wife to buy you a pair of needle nose before you miss your bullet
dholden93: rail for tracks is either 90#, 115#, 119#, 132#, 136# or the newer rail
141#. Its not the weight per foot either. It is the weight per 3 foot
section of rail.
dmh6275: Had any train wrecks in the hood? Might clue ya what the long piece a iron
David Escalante: Faaaaangers
thegreenbastard42011: its called a secret service agent dropped it on the hospital bed.
krayzie769: 7:32 "here ill use my pointer" what a badass
Eledaraumar: Rail road track? that would be interesting, a rail road cannon...
freestylekyle: Its Narrow gauge railroad track. Used in old mining operations and was used
in Europe in the early days of rail transportation.
dutchman56t: It's the end of a rail section. The holes are where the rail bars bolt the
two sections together. FYI
Domino587fly: I literally laughed out loud at the brief simplicity of your comment
following his long "intelligent" one.
Billy Bob: He knew what it was
leedoxev: Gunner died? How sad if so...:-( He looked like a great dog. You need a dog
in the country.
BFGhost101: If your really want to understand bullet casting, may I suggest two books;
"Jacketed Performance With Cast Bullets" by Veral Smith, published by Lead
Bullet Technology and "Modern Reloading" by Richard Lee of Lee reloading
equipment. It's a lot of fun to have total control over what you shoot. And
you don't have to buy bullets anymore. Now if I could make my own primers,
cases an powder, I'd be set. LWFN bullets rule in my .44, .45 & .500.
TietLung: Do you use gas checks for the hard cast bullets? Or do they not have issues
ZentetsukenVII: Yep, they make great anvils for beginner blacksmiths. Also the base plates
they use for rail road tracks are pretty good candidates for targets.
Point221b: Appreciate the very informative lesson. Man that hammer is a beauty! looks
like a Hickory handled claw. I have had one like that for 45 years, had 4
new handles and 3 heads.
sirtom68: Railroad track.
dicekar: I have seen some of the stuff lying around also I think i will cut a chunk
out for my own use i did not think about the anvil application
jsm666: The difference is in what you start with and what you add to the lead.
Antimony and tin make it harder. If I were starting out casting (which I'm
sure I will one day), I'd buy a book on the subject and read it through
before I spent so much as a single cent on equipment.
fjdwyer: Thanks for that! Just looking into casting....
ni370: looks like part of a railroad track
Andre Gross: It's a piece of railroad track.
Andrew Lynn: It is a piece of railroad track and the holes in the webbing would be where
you would splice the rails together.
Ryan Mackin: Great vids. One thing that you didn't cover though here, is how does the
casting process differ for hard vs. soft. Is it more of an alloy mix
difference or whether or not they're water quenched out of the mold? I'm
curious as to how much harder quenching makes a bullet of the same alloy
vs. not quenching. I don't have a BHN meter.
Robert Blanck: if a 45-70 hit a human anywhere, it would be a very bad day for one.
Hydrostactic shock lmao
SpringfieldCSA: yep, it's a train rail.
rangerslover01: It looks like part of a rail road track
n1ztb: I'm a guy of few words, usually. :)
Matt Toney: sir do you alloy lead yourself? or just do wheel weights?
Daniel Cruz: Thanks for the video it was very informative
Bryan Merritt: I used to make expanding cast bullets for my 45-70 by using two different
lead alloy's First I would pour the nose of soft lead and let it cool down
a little then pour the back part of the bullet with a hard linotype I used
the lyman 457124 this is a 400 grain bullet and driven to max safe velocity
in my Marlin 1895 they are accurate and deadly and expand like crazy
dropping large elk in their tracks. This also works well with 44 mag
John Stockton: its part of a train track. the holes are for bolts that attach the
virgosintellect: I can't find anyone doing ballistics gel testing with wide flat nosed or
even plain SWC bullets. It's rumored that the flat tips deliver a
supercavitating force that'll part the red sea, but in the modern gun gab,
seeing is believing and only the old timers will take it on
faith/experience. Someone told Mythbusters the WFN bullet would have
penetrated the pool they used to debunk military spitzer rounds in. It was
never followed up.
11ste999: Good information
lamargreenleaf: Just for clarity, all bullets including hard and soft lead and copper
jacketed leave residue in the barrel. Leading of the barrel only becomes a
problem when a bullet accelerates too fast and skips over the rifing before
starting to rotate, which slices off pieces of lead. You can shoot soft
lead bullets in black powder guns and low pressure cartridges such as .22,
45ACP, 38 Special etc. all day long without a leading problem.
BaconDoom: This is actually not the case."The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration
III, prohibited the use in international warfare of bullets that easily
expand or flatten in the body. This is often incorrectly believed to be
prohibited in the Geneva Conventions, but it significantly predates those
conventions". Quote from the Wikipedia article on Hollow-point bullets.
deuceblank: Dumb question, I'm gona build my own personal range. I'm kinda worried
about ricochets. So anything jacketed? And do you ever have strays that
bounce off into the unknown?
TheArmedSheepdog: It's a railroad track
niggerhatergirl17: i used one as my first anvil
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