Hi everyone. Very new to casting bullets. I'm one of those people who has to try the DIY path on most things. This is another path I am looking into. I have found that each "path" has it's pro's and con's. To start me on this new path, I have joined CBA before even casting a single bullet. I did purchase the 3 volumes and the CD from CBA. I am on page 85 of the first book, so not to far into the reading. I have purchased hardcast bullets for my 44 mag, 357 mag and 38 special to experiment with and compare (non scientifically) with jacketed bullets. To date, I have found no difference between the two when it comes putting holes in paper. I should say no difference in accuracy, slight difference in price, the cast bullets being less expensive. I have watched a few "you tube" videos on the casting process, resizing and coating process. I have to admit, it has intrigued me and has peeked my curiosity. I had never realized that cast bullets could be used on rifles as well as hand guns. I always had believed it was only for revolver type handguns. That brings me to another subject, I have only been shooting revolvers for about 6 months. Before that it was semi auto handguns in the .380 and 9mm caliber and occasionally an old 22 cal Hi Standard. I am happy to say, I enjoy the revolvers as much or more than the semi handguns. I found the revolvers to be a joy to shoot and using cast bullets has made it more cost efficient (always a good thing in my book). Why haven't I started to cast my own bullets yet? Lack of knowledge, I don't have the equipment at this time and finding the time to actually cast bullets. I also want to give myself time to read the 3 volumes on casting. I have never shot in any king of match, so that may be something in the future. Anything you would like to know about me, within reason, please ask.