THOMAS EDISON: Railroad track
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.
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.
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
Vince Clark: what kind of expansion would you get from hard cast hollow point in like
Chip Sanford: I seem to recall that lead bullets are a no-no in Glocks. True or not?
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! :)
Commiefornia: I love your videos. Always learn something new. You are the Professor of
ogilvy85: yea thats for railway tracks...old school
Michael Garafalo: While securing a pallet with wood blocking, I missed the metal nail and hit
the fingernail on my left hand ring finger.
I was lucky enough to get the ring off before the finger more than doubled
2 weeks later the tip is down to double it's normal size, the nail is 1/3
black and growing longer, and the purple color has faded.
The bone at the tip was broken and it will take a couple months before I
can fully use my left hand.
PLIARS, VICEGRIPS------USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN YOUR FINGERS!
Rene Schaap: railroad track !!!!!
ethan Bubba: yep piece of a railroad track thats what your anvil is
videodistro: Railroad track makes GREAT anvil. We have a small piece we've used for
years and years.
Richard Irving: you need a pair of vise grips hard too shoot with broken fingers
Surly Bob: Hickock 45: Your anvil is a piece of rail from a railroad. We had a few
on the farm. They work pretty good. We also used a few of those to weigh
down our 14' implement disc for the field. They are heavy!
greg roate: 110lb/ft 1rr track . hard < high speed track .
jeff wayne: He's joking about the anvil.
Catholic Seymour: Oh by the way... There weren't any train wrecks in your neck of the woods
after you acquired this anvil of yours were there? With so much of it just
Brad Bratcher: Looks like part of a railroad track
LR G: And the hammer on the finger? We all know you've hit. Show it to us!!!
TheZmt325: That is an I beam for the starship enterprize. It is made out of
unobtainium... be careful with that chunk of future metal...
Bud B: Hickok, that anvil is a piece of railroad iron ;)
Nacho Menegazzo: Hi Hickok! i have a Glock 20, of curse... in 10mm, im trying to find the
best terminal performance for hogs here in Argentina (i always dream in a
bullet for the 10mm that doesent exist... a "165 or 180gr Barnes MRX",
copper bullet with tungsten core to reduce the size/volume, for more powder
capacity, get higher velocities, the full enerergy of the 10mm, extreme or
ideal penetration on hogs... but... thats only my dreams)
Back to the real world, 175gr Critical Duty seams a great bullets for the
job, but i cant get it in Argentina.
I can only get Winchester Silvertip 175gr, XTP, Noslera and Sierras up to
180gr JHP or.. maybe start making hard cast bullets, but i really don know
enything of casted bullets, (SP, SWC, HP are the options?
Whats your advice in all of these things?
Nacho, From Argentina
Lyle Wold: thanks for the vid. (I'm probably wrong, but the rail reminds me of the
rails we used in elevators shafts)
Tony Young: Norinco frames are old chinese work hardened rail stock.
Tony Young: work hardened train rail. I work on elevator guide rails.
patch kadiddlehumper: As an alaskan with the spring upon us, my .454 is full of 360 grain hard
cast. In these bushes no jacketed or hollow point round will ever find its
way into this gun. Except for hunting. When it comes to 1 or two shots
between you and the graveyard, it's hard cast all the way. After all, it's
all you will have the time to take when a big brown at 15 feet decides your
Rob Anders: Tell your wife to buy you a pair of needle nose before you miss your bullet
panzerwagoneer: That's a neat pair of cuts on that railroad track section you have there,
what did you use to cut that?
Daniel Taylor: Hickock, This was very informative to me. Thanks for taking the time to
make the video and explain the concept. Best, Dan
Mike H: I watch a ton of your videos. The slow-motion hammering at the end was very
EIBBOR2654: From everything I've been told and have read, the main reason for a hard
cast lead was to keep the barrel from leading up when the bullet was being
driven at higher speeds. Using soft lead bullets in say a .38 or .357 Mag
driven at the .38 Spl Mid range MV will cause the soft lead to be stripped
as it travels down the barrel. Even in rifles like the .30-30 and using
hard lead cast bullets, if driven too fast, will cause the barrel to lead
up. True, hard lead bullets will penetrate deeper but they also stop lead
fowling in the barrel. If you have ever experienced a barrel that was
leaded up and the chore of having to try to clean it you will know what I
mean. Gas checks also help too but shooting the hard lead bullets requires
the MV to be much lower than what a jacketed bullet can be driven at. Doing
some research on bullets I found some articles on Hydraulic Bullets. Back
when they were starting out with smokeless Powers and all they had at first
was the hard lead, bullet expansion was a problem. So they came up with
kind of a sealed hollow point were the cavity was filled with water and
some other materials like wax to control or help with the expansion.
Interesting to research it though.
Catholic Seymour: Dear Mr 45, Yeah everybody knows that your anvil is a piece of railroad
track. But it doesn't appear that anyone can tell you how the rail was
used. I think this may be what Hickok is really asking. I believe your
anvil is a piece of light to medium 90-100 lb/yard rail judging from its
size, meant for slower speeds and smaller freight trains in days gone by.
Of course I can't be sure unless I knew the actual measurements from the
profile. All of the sizes come into play when calculating the strength and
purpose of any particular rail. IE the width of the base, the height, the
top width, the web, etc... Even though passenger trains are from an era
long gone, heavier freight train will be with us for a while to come due to
the volume they can handle and the return on fuel. My point? Your anvil
truly is rocket science! You ask how do he know this thing? Ordinarily I
wouldn't have any of this pointless and useless information. During my
career as a machinist I helped invent measuring tools for a certain Rail
Road to measure the amount of wear on the tracts to record data of wear vs
usage. Never thought I would be posting this to YouTube. Enjoyed you video
and learned a little more about cast bullets today. CS
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.