I've been interested in getting into casting for some time, but haven't ever gotten farther than filling up a shopping cart on Midway. As with reloading, I expect that there is a significant initial investment. Here's all my questions. Any info y'all have would certainly be appreciated. 1. In addition to the Lee casting kit, it appears I need moulds, the Lee lube and sizing press, sizing dies, lead, and gas checks. Is there anything else I need? About what will be my initial cost? 2. I've seen deals online for Lyman 2 alloy and for linotype. Do these require antimony, tin, arsenic, etc. to harden the bullet, or are they sufficient for magnum handgun velocities as is? I plan to cast for 357mag, 44mag pistol, 44mag Marlin rifle (240gr at 1800fps), and 500mag (400gr at 1600-1700fps). 3. Has anyone used the Lyman Devastator mould for the 44mag? If I use Lyman 2 or linotype, will the lead be hard enough for 1700-1800fps without leading the barrel, but soft enough to expand? 4. About how long does it take to cast 50 bullets using a 2-bullet mould? 5. Anything else I need to know before clicking the "Purchase Now" button? Thanks!! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!