I have wanted to start casting my own bullets for years and am ready to take the leap to buy some equipment. A few questions:
1. What furnace would make a good starter piece that would give good service and not need replacing as I progress in this hobby. Basically, I don't want to spend 50 bucks on a starter furnace only to find I needed to spend more for one that would do better maintaining temperature, quantity of lead, and last for years. (Not planning on massive production, but would like to cast for 9mm, 38/357, 44, 45 auto, 45 colt, and maybe for 30-30 and 45-70.
2. Who makes the best molds? Lyman, Lee, RCBS?? I have The Lyman hand book and have been reading some. Looking for someone experienced in casting that can give me some practical start up tips, 2 cavity molds, 4, 6?? ect...
3. Best and most economical sources of lead. I probably have 150lbs of wheel weights to start up with.
Thanks for replies/advice.