Our Price have been virtually the same since 2000 until
this year. The rising cost of materials forced us to make
a choice raise prices or retire!
Actually, our pricing is about right in the upper middle
of the price range compared to other bullet providers. Bullet
Prices are determined by the cost of alloy, Gas Checks, Lube,Packaging
and the cost of Labor.With some of our bullets like the Gas
Checked and some of our larger bullets the production process
takes considerable time.
If you take a gander at other bullet companies and pay attention
to the other “custom bullet makers” pricing, you
will notice we are providing a competition proven , time tested
bullet at a reasonable price. We believe we are offering you
a high quality bullet at very reasonable price.
Think of it this way If your bullets cost you $60.00/1000
with shipping that comes to 6 cents a bullet! 6 cents for
the most important part of your reloaded ammo!
Keep in mind also that materials for making these wonderful
bullets is skyrocketing at an alarming rate! Tin and Antiomony
have risen about 100% in the last year!
Remember "You get what you pay for"
What causes leading in barrels?
Several things will cause lead to be
deposited in your barrel. A
rough barrel. Push a pure lead slug through
the barrel with a brass rod. (You may have to
start it with a hammer if it's much over the bore diameter.) Measure
it with a micrometer or caliper. The bullets you are using
should be .001-.002 larger than your measurment.
If you can feel bumps, restrictions
or rough spots while pushing the slug through your barrel
it will have a tendency to lead. This can be corrected
by cleaning the barrel (see the next question) and then
using one of the commercial lapping kits to polish down the
rough spots. Brownell's and Magma both sell fine kits
A less abusive method is to use a tight patch on
a jag and "feel" the patch as it goes down the barrel
If you can feel bumps, restrictions or rough spots.
If you feel these your barrel will
have a tendency to lead.
"High Velocities" with plain lead bullets.
A good, hard (Brinell 18-22) lead bullet(Plain Base)will suffice
for velocities up to 1,100 -1200 fps if the barrel is in good
condition. A mediocre barrel might not stand velocities
in excess of 900 fps before leading begins to occur.
Over 1,200 fps, consider use gas checked bullets. I've noticed that my barrel will
show leading in two different locations. Leading that begins at the breech and then moves forward
is indicative of a bullet that is too soft for the pressures
occurring in the chamber or too small bullet diameter.
(Velocity is too high, Bullet too small) Reduce your
loads and slug you chambers / barrel to check for correct
Leading at the muzzle end indicates a lubrication
failure. This can be caused by either not enough lube,
or the lube simply doesn't have the ability to stand up to
the load you re using. Using Leadheads bullets eliminates
this problem for the most part as we use a lube designed to
withstand all but the most brutal conditions!
At Leadheads Bullets, we test our alloys and bullet
lubes continually to ensure we give you the best product possible!
How can I clean existing lead fouling
from my barrel? There are several ways.
The Lewis Lead Remover (available from Brownell's)
will strip lead from a barrel in long intact slivers.
A less expensive method is to use a bore brush that is one
size smaller than normal and then wrap it with stainless steel
cleaning pad material.
You can find this in the supermarket. Pot
& Pan scrubbers work well . Run this
in and out several times until the deposits are removed.
If you are nervous about stainless steel in your barrel, use
ordinary steel wool instead.
To tell if you got all of the lead, put some
paper towel on a cleaning jag (make it a tight fit in the
bore) and run this through. If there are deposits remaining,
you'll feel them!There are a few folks who get
a little nervous about running steel in their barrel.
If you are one of them, you may substitute copper pads for
the steel wool or stainless steel.
You can also use JB Bore Cleaner, Flitz or similar
products and they do an excellent job.
We accept no responsibility for the results obtained by persons
using the information above and disclaim all liability for
any consequential injuries or damages. Use the
information on this page at your own risk.