I have an admission. I am addicted to Big Bore Airguns. My addiction runs the gamut from a .257 AirForce Texan to a .58 Quackenbush LA Outlaw Short Rifle.
What is it about Big Bore Airguns that have me strung out? Well, I think it’s the challenge of shooting these rifles, and achieving accuracy. The largest of my rifles have substantial recoil, and noise, and prove to be a handful when target shooting and hunting.
A Pairing of Quackenbush Airguns might sound silly, as it suggests a similar gastronomical pairing such as wine and cheese, or eggs and bacon. But perhaps it’s not so silly after all. In this case I have paired a .58 caliber Quackenbush Pistol with my latest airgun purchase, a .58 Quackenbush Outlaw Short Rifle. It made sense because I’ve started casting my own lead bullets and roundball for .58 caliber (actually .575 cal).
I recently got the bug to cast my own big bore airgun ammo and bullets. I had been sitting on the fence for a couple months, and dodged the urge to buy a melter, lead, bullet or boolit molds, .45 and .58 lead round ball molds, sizers, etc. But I fell off that fence in a moment of weakness, and ordered the whole mess up.
Primary reason for getting into big bore airgun bullet casting is that it is difficult to find big bore ammo in sizes such as .45 or .58. When you do find big bore ammo you have few options to choose from, and it generally is cost prohibitive. Read that if you may as Expensive to shoot your big bore airguns.
Big Bore Airgun Ammo Bullet Casting Equipment:
Lee Pro 4 20lb bottom pour lead melting pot or furnace