For hand loaders watching the price of components rising steadily, there is an option to the high cost of jacketed bullets.
Not only is it an option, but an appealing one to the technically minded folks who enjoy the hand loading process at least as much as the shooting that follows.
As long as firearms have been in existence, shooters have been casting their own bullets from lead.
As a hobby, it's every bit as technically challenging as hand loading is. What it delivers is a fascinating and engaging past time, as well as reduced shooting costs.
In fact, should jacketed bullets become scarcer, then casting our own is one way to ensure continuing our joy in shooting sports.
Lee reloading makes a line of molds, melting pots, and other gear that functions well and is relatively in expensive. A bottom pour pot, a few molds, a tumble lube sizer and lube setup, and the hand loader can really be rolling their own for about $100.
Of course, like any hobby, it doesn't end there. They never do.
More molds, a lubrisizer press to size and lube your little creations, books on cast bullet building, new guns just for shooting cast bullets, a new interest in old lost calibers no manufacturer makes anymore...
Casting your own bullets is rewarding and fun. In addition, it can make it possible to shoot when other sources of bullets are drying up.
Stop in to this site, and make sure you call them 'Boolits'. These folks are always willing to help!