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04-04-06, 1

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homemade pellets for pellet rifles?

I plan to buy an air-powered pellet rifle, mostly just to pluck cans in the back, but maybe also to put a single squirrel in the pot if the regular food chain should be disturbed.

I wonder if anyone knows if there are molds so that a person can throw their own lead pellets – either round or traditional – for something like a .22 caliber air rifle?

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04-05-06, 05:23

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I found this reference:

http://www.beemans.net/airgun_projectiles.htm

so yes, they are available but pellets are cheap …..

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04-05-06, 09:35

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Pellets are so cheap that I can not believe it would be worth making your own.

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04-05-06, 10:31

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Originally Posted by mitch17

Pellets are so cheap that I can not believe it would be worth it to make your own.

Chickens do not cost much either. I think I would rather have one of them in the pot.

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Originally Posted by BuiLDPro68

Chickens do not cost much either. I think I would rather have one of them in the pot.

I do not know, fried squirrel is awfully good!

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04-14-06, 20:42

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Originally Posted by BuiLDPro68

Chickens do not cost much either. I think I would rather have one of them in the pot.

Oh MAN !! Spoken by a man who had never baked and stuffed squirrels in a cashier’s bowl. Yum Yum

Really, they’re just big rats with blurred tails, but they’s some mighty nice eats. I hate cleaning them , but they cook nicely.

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07-20-06, 10:29

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Yes pellets are cheap

It will cost him more energy to heat the metal and throw it away and buy new castings if they get lost or damaged.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gdwright

I plan to buy an air-powered pellet rifle, mostly just to pluck cans in the back, but maybe also to put a single squirrel in the pot if the regular food chain should be disturbed.

I wonder if anyone knows if there are molds so that a person can throw their own lead pellets – either round or traditional – for something like a .22 caliber air rifle?

Thanks

I do not think it will be worth it. Back in my mother’s country where there were / are NOTHING people make their own pellets using a homemade material similar to a perforator, you would melt the lead and pour it in 1/16 or so of an inch sheet then knock out the pellets .. but with 250 .22 “pellets going for $ 3 at wallmart I do not see the benefit. Not to mention the dangers of lead fumes and the risk of burns … and the challenge of making pellets that would give you a good performance.

SMALL crazy!

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10-18-12, 17:26

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Here is a kit for making your own pellets.

Airgun Pellet Maker – Home

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10-19-12, 01:55

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Welcome to the forum ……….. 6 years too late I’m scared because all the squirrels are gone

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Yes, I found this thread late too … Anyway, in 6 years, what you can buy at Wal-Mart for $ 3 has almost doubled. even .22 LR ammunition has passed through the roof … IF … you can even find it. What was “just plain crazy” 6 years ago is now starting to sound pretty good to me. Who knows … with how things are going, maybe we’ll live in District 12 in another six years. On another note … you will be amazed at how much free lead you can get around your local mechanic’s store. I gained almost 80 kg in used wheel weights in one stop. I know it’s not the best lead but to be good enough for an air rifle




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