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    I would like to copper plate small quantities (500 a time; up to 5000 per year) of lead bullets for personal use. Several big companies do this, but I shoot odd ball calibers and they do not supply the calibers I need.

    The lead will be either pure or an alloy mix of 30 parts lead to one part tin.

    I have no experience in plating any metals to this point.

    I have a small shop, and do not really want to get into lots of hard core chemicals or dangerous actions.

    A couple of questions:
    How much material will normally be added to the lead? Which kit will work best (it looked like the ?FLASH COPPER? kit might)? Am I heading up the wrong tree with this? Can the plating be stopped half way up the bullet to keep the nose exposed?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Rick Patton
    Cody, Wyoming
    rickpa at tribcsp dot com

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    Lance Caswell
    Caswell Inc
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