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Of Bullets and Alloys:
We use the popular alloy mix, 92% lead, 6% antimony, and 2% tin.  This is a good all around mix that produces a BHN of 16-18. 

What is the optimum BHN for the cast lead bullets that I shoot?
For all you engineer types, there is an equation out there fortunately.

Optimum BHN = CUP / (1422 x .90)

Reloading manuals list the CUP, or copper units of pressure, for particular loads.  We'll use what I reload and shoot most, the .45 acp - 200 grain lead semi wadcutter.  I'm cheap and sensitive so I load this with a mere 4.0 grains of Bullseye powder.  Modern Reloading by Richard Lee states this as having a CUP value of 18,273.

The formula:
18,273/1279.8 = 14.27BHN

For this particular load, a BHN of 15 - 18 would be ideal (round up for flexibility and ability to increase charges).

Converting PSI to CUPS, or visa versa:
PSI= -17,902 + 1.516 CUP


Why cast lead bullets?
Because cast lead bullets are cheap, that's why.  With todays technology and hardness of alloys, leading is USUALLY eliminated.  Save money on your bullets you want to shoot so bad, and spend the savings on your wife, or reloading components, which ever...

Why Heavy Metal Bullets?
Simple, because we care about you and your family.  We promise quality service and a product to arrive when we tell you it is.

Why on earth would I shoot, it seems so dangerous?!
It is dangerous, it could kill you.  We promote continous firearm education and adhering to the four gun laws.  What we recommend:
1. Get your CCW- These are great classes taught by great people.  These teach safe handling and laws pertaining to the use of firearms.
2. Go to a hunter education class- These classes are all about gun safety, enough said.
3. Surround yourself with people that know firearms - Birds of a feather flock together.
4. Get involved - You can learn alot from different shooting orginizations 
5. Shoot your gun, lots- Best way to get to know your gun is to treat it real nice and spend time with it, and if you need bullets, we might be able to help out, we have friends in the cast lead bullet business.
6. Memorize the four gun laws and use them, no exceptions.

    1. THE GUN IS ALWAYS LOADED

    2. NEVER POINT THE GUN AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO DESTROY

    3. ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEHIND IT

    4. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET


Why reload?
Simple, you can save money, and then spend the savings on your wife.  Plus, it's pretty cool.  And...when party conversations get dull, you can talk about how you've realized Bullseye powder shoots much better than W231 from your favorite 1911 pistol, of which you just put night sights on.  And once they've listened and digested that wealth of knowledge, you can continue into how much money you've saved reloading with Heavy Metal cast lead bullets.  Just a thought...

Shouldn't guns be outlawed?
Yep, that way we can rely soley on police for safety, and an alarm company. A friend of mine just waited 23 minutes for police to arrive for an in progress burglary.