Welcome to Central Plains Enterprises, LLC. We are experienced hand casters from the “old school” now offering our cast bullets to the public. We manufacture premium hard cast bullets.
We consider our bullets premium because we understand the principles that apply to casting quality bullets by hand apply to commercial casting machines too. Run the alloy hot and you frost the cast bullet, cold and you have mold lines in the bullets. Pour temperatures, pour rates, proper mold maintenance, properly fluxed alloys are just a few of the many details that have to be monitored to produce a high quality cast bullet.
We can and have produced quality lead bullets from scrap. You learn a lot about casting when you do this, especially what happens when you have the alloy wrong!
Years of experience have taught us that if you want consistent cast lead bullets with the same hardness the alloy must remain the same.The scrap lead market isn’t the same today as it was 20 years ago. Linotype is just about non-existent and was the main source for tin and antimony to blend with your soft lead. Radiator shops no longer use the lead and tin solder that you could get by cleaning out their tanks. Wheel weights are now contaminated by those made of zinc.
This is why we cast our bullets from foundry-blended alloy. We rely on the metallurgists at the foundries to blend our alloys. They have the test equipment to ensure the alloy is the same all the time.We cast with 2/6/29 which is 2% tin, 6% antimony and 92% lead. Of all the foundries we have contacted none use the Brinell scale to define lead hardness; therefore we won’t either.
2/6/92 is the most popular alloy for casting because it produces a fine quality bullet of reasonable hardness. We make no claims of special silver bearing alloys, hardness optimization, secret alloy blends or the like. We don’t need gimmicks to make or sell bullets.
Our hobbies, besides casting bullets, are reloading, hunting, fishing and shooting. We are extremely knowledgeable on reloading cast bullets, lead bullets and black powder. Advice is free and our opinions are based on years of practical hands on experience. If you are having a problem with cast bullets don’t suffer in silence, drop us a line via our contact us page. We will get back to you! Even if the bullets aren’t ours we are here to help, I will guarantee that.
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