Casting (open fire), Pan Lubing (bacon grease), Reloading (.44 Magnum), and Range Time – my Tacopocalypse VR

This video is a VR to the Tacopocalypse challenge issued by Full.Lead.Taco. His YouTube channel recently crossed over the 2,000 subscriber mark, and that prompted him to do a giveaway. Taco is one of the nicest and most generous guys you’ll ever talk to, and he has some of the best prize options of any giveaway I’ve ever seen.

Full.Lead.Taco is one of the regular authors at The Reloaders Network. Be sure to check out his posts. He always produces high quality and fun videos, and has a wide assortment of calibers and firearms. His content is both educational and informative, so, be sure to check him out, and also take a look at the other entries for this Tacopocalypse challenge.

This video features bullet casting over an open flame, making bullet lube from bacon grease, pan lubing, reloading, and range time with my .44 Magnum.

 

The recipe:


TACOPOCALYPSE

Extreme survival for Elmer Keith fan boys

Tacopocalypse

Get your supplies while you can

Make you bullets now!

Ingredients
Lead Alloy – several pounds
Sawdust – to flavor  (optional – candle wax)
Unique Smokeless Powder
Large Pistol Primers
Brass Shells – .44 Magnum

Bullet Lube Ingredients
Bacon Grease – 2 cups
Beeswax – 2 cups

To cast a satisfying bullet, you will need an adequate source of heat.  For best results, cast iron cookware is suggested.  Place your lead alloy into a Dutch oven, and place the Dutch oven directly onto your heat source.
TIP:  A campfire will give your bullets a great aroma.  Adjust the mixture of charcoal and your favorite type of firewood for a nice, robust smoke.
Once the alloy melts, stir in the sawdust as a flux.  You may optionally use candle wax, or a combination of both.  Once charred, scrape off the dross and discard.  The alloy is now ready to be poured into the Lyman 429421 bullet mold.  Let the alloy chill for a few seconds before giving the sprue a nice, clean cut and removing your newly formed bullets.
In a separate dish, prepare copious amounts of bacon.  This bacon can be used for many thing, because everything is better with bacon, including end-times survival.  Collect the bacon grease, and boil it in water for several minutes to reduce the salt.  Mix the remaining bacon grease with an equal amount of melted beeswax in a double boiler.
Stand the freshly cast bullets in a pan, and pour in the hot lube mixture until the lube grooves are covered.  Allow the lube to chill.  Once chilled, remove the bullets from the lube cake, and size to .430”.
Size the brass shells and insert new primers.  (There is no need for a magnum primer as Unique powder has enough spice of its own.)  Fill the shells with 10 grains of Unique powder, and then seat the bullet so that the crimping groove is flush with the mouth of the shell.  Give the shell a nice roll crimp, and remove any excess lube.
Serve in groups of six.  Enjoy!

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TheB.H.C.
TheB.H.C.

Best smelling bullets! 🙂 I had the urge to fry eggs, awesome vid/ nice art work! 🙂

packingheat
packingheat

Great video Mr. bacon somehow I must have missed this one.

judan
judan

Great Video,wonder how long the bacon grease lube would stay good before it got rancid.

John's Hand Loading
John's Hand Loading

I absolutely LOVE this. So great I can’t even express how great it is. Well done sir, well done.

NickJ
NickJ

Great Job Bacon 🙂

ocean374
ocean374

That’s a great video and a lot of work in a real life situation like that I will use my factory bullets and load then that’s why I keep factory bullets on hand you never know ? and powder coating is the way to go fast and clean ??

livincincy
livincincy

Umm…. Well… With all of the Revenue from the Pork Producers Council you should have hired a Julia Child actress to read the Recipe. Was the fresh range scrap Organic, Grass fed & “Free Range” ? I noticed you did not taste the bullets for seasoning ? Can you use the Ash/ Charcoal for flux ? Isn’t the goal to make carbon carbon ? Outlaws & Sheriffs use the Trigger hand Hammer technique. The script always has a fatal wound or a left shoulder shot hitting them. Zombies don’t shoot back… unless they wear Black Hats or a Sheriff Star.… Read more »

kaisermike
kaisermike

Bacon lubed bullets…..
I could be really terrible but I’ll be nice LOL!
Anyhow, kinda makes me think of Grampa Jones on Hee Haw!
“Hey Grampa, WHATS FOR SUPPER!”
“Ah, we got some Lyman number 2 and a little wheel weight, mixed that up with some sawdust and smoked the whole thing over hickory!”
“YUM YUM!”
LOL!

KFW
KFW

Excellent video. I really enjoyed watching this video, it is such a great idea for a Challenge(VR). Glad you are back to making videos my friend.

Full.Lead.Taco
Full.Lead.Taco

I loved it man! Great job on the video! That face started out real good at first… ha ha ha

Thorsaxe
Thorsaxe

Just got done watching the full video. I can tell that you were enjoying the full meal deal. Knife, fork and a big grin as you dug right in throwing the bones over your shoulder eating like a king. Pan lubing is a thing they used to do when sizing was a luxury, Most bullet molds cast close to the diameter so sizing can be kept close to bore diameter so the bullet has less of a chance of distorting, some need no sizing at all for accuracy or leading prevention. We enjoy tools made nowadays that speed up the… Read more »

MCK
MCK

Outstanding production, your face looks like he took the last piece of Bacon off the plate with that $#&+ eatin grin lol

Backyard Inventor
Backyard Inventor

Hey Bacon glad to see you back at the range and so are the mosquitoes, think it was all that bacon grease you had on ya (ha,ha). Yeah pan lubing does work but a pain in the neck, never went to the way of powder coating myself. Went with the Star sizer instead one pull of the handle gives you a sized and lubed bullet and with a bullet collator hooked to the Star you can make a lot of finished bullets fast. We’ll see how Dave likes his I sent him, he still needs to hook it up but… Read more »

William C Chapin
William C Chapin

Crispy! – As in, “Well Done”, Bacon!

243 Outdoors
243 Outdoors

Great Job. I bet it felt great getting back into casting, and with bacon of course.

Thomas Pickering
Thomas Pickering

A waste of good bacon grease; it belongs in the frying pan with eggs. Lol

Alex
Alex

Only LOB could of made this video

Georgiaboy44
Georgiaboy44

Great video Bacon and great choice of cartridge! I mentioned in my vid that you could lube bullets with bear or pig grease and I think some thought I was crazy haha. So glad you showed it could be done??. I’m glad I don’t have to always cast over an open fire and I like Powder coating way better as well. Good job??

Full.Lead.Taco
Full.Lead.Taco

ha ha, yeah man, if anything–the challenge gives us an appreciation for modern casting and reloading tools and processes. However, if things got tough, it’s nice to know we can still make decent ammo without some of the modern conveniences.

Retiredin
Retiredin

Thanks I am getting bitten by the casting bug and there’s is no cure I have to admit it’s a lot of work then store bought heads