LBT Premium Molds

LBT Bullet Molds

Bullets cast in molds manufactured by LBT are the most accurate and, consequently,  the most counterfeited designs in the world. Making a "look alike counterfiet" (with missing crucial design factors) of an LBT bullet by cherrying or conventional lathe boring processes, as all other moldmakers do, does not result in molds or bullets that live up to LBT standards!

You see, the heart of all molds - the cavities, are produced at LBT with an ultra precision, custom designed, custom built, reducing tracer lathe. This one-of-a-kind machine is engineered for the single purpose of producing molds with precision that no available machinery can match. In the 40 years of LBT's existence, no moldmaker or machine, or mold cutting method has come close to producing LBT accuracy!

Advantages of LBT Molds


  • drop their bullets easier than any other molds
  • produce better balanced bullets & achieve accuracy that is untouchable by other manufacturers
    • LBT sprue plates are designed to eliminate internal, invisible shrink voids & air pockets which unbalance & destroy accuracy
  • ensure void free bullets, flat bases, & extra long service life
    • all LBT molds are equiped with spring hold downs at two points to prevent the sprue plate from lifting causing finned & out of square bases

Note: Please be sure to specify desired caliber, nose profile (FN, WFN, LFN) and, with regard to 45 caliber, whether the gun is a pistol or a rifle. 

  • Autoloading Handguns
  • Small Auto Pistols
  • 9mm Auto Pistols
  • 10mm / 40 Caliber Auto Pistols
  • 45 Auto
  • Large Caliber Handguns
  • Spitzer Rifle Bullets
  • Flat nose Rifle Bullets

PRICE:    2 cavity - $125    4 cavity - $175


Fitted Sizer Punches

We make fitted sizer punches for RCBS & Lyman sizers, & will cut customer provided Saeco punches to fit our bullet designs (you’ll have to order your Star pusher punches from the manufacturer). Simply send $10 for each RCBS or Lyman punch & for a Saeco punch, send the punch along with the $10 to have us modify it (Saeco will provide their customers with a blank punch).

 ** We will also modify the ends of Star pusher punches & stop plugs from Lyman & RCBS sizer dies for bump squaring bullets as described above for $5 each. We can refit almost any Saeco punch to fit one of our bullets, but it is best to choose one which fits a slim or pointy nosed Saeco, so we have enough metal to machine out.

Note: It is best to order sizing punches when you order a mold, but if you forget, send $15 and a sample bullet from your LBT mold and we’ll make a punch to fit. **We don’t make punches to fit bullets from other manufacturer’s molds.

FYI: WFN punches fit perfectly to WLN bullets of the same caliber but not the reverse. One punch will fit all the bullet weights of one caliber & nose shape. Spitzers must have a different punch for every mold because any slight change in the diameter will change the punch shape. For flatnose bullets a flat punch that covers most of the nose flat will do a good job (.38 caliber flat punches work for all sizes of flat nose bullets up to .50 caliber).

PRICE:  $10.00 per punch (if ordered with a mold)               $15.00 per punch (if ordered separately)


Softnose Molds

Softnose bullets made by the LBT method make lead bullets perform equal to many premium jacketed. A softnose mold can be made to fit your existing LBT mold, or preferably to match your new mold immediately after we cut the new molds cavities. To make the softnose bullets, it is best to have a second lead pot for the softnose alloy, however, if you have only one lead melting pot, fill it with the softnose alloy & cast a good quantity of them. Then, empty the pot & refill it with the hard base alloy you’ll be using. When the full size mold is up to casting temperature, drop one of your softnose tips in each cavity, quickly close the mold & pour the hard alloy in. The two alloys will weld together perfectly.

  Point of impact for softnose bullets at all ranges is exactly the same as all hard bullets, but obviously, they are more work to cast, so only make the amount you actually need for hunting. Softnose bullets are best used in rifles & work well in magnum revolvers with stout loads, but we recommend hard bullets for all hunting with revolvers & auto loading handguns.

PRICE: $125.00 (only available in 2 cavity)


LBT Hardness Tester


LBT Hardness Tester


The LBT Hardness Tester was devleoped to tests the hardness of lead alloy bullets and suitable ingots.      

  • Rugged, all steel, welded construction. Built to last a lifetime!
  • No calculating! The only available hardness tester with direct BHN readout!
  • Tests hardness ranging from 6 BHN to 40 BHN (Pure lead runs from 4 to 5 BHN, linotype – 18 to 22 BHN, and heat-treated, or hardest   lead, up to 35+ BHN)
  • Guaranteed accuracy - repeatability within 1 BHN
  • Tests in approximately 10 seconds per specimen
  • The only tester available to casters that is BOTH easy to use and accurate!
  • Comes with very detailed operating instructions, including a wealth of technical information and facts about lead hardness that you won’t find anywhere else (info critical to bullet casters who demand performance)

         **Note: Test specimen capacity is 1 inch (Shorten longer and/or pointed bullets to obtain test flat, and/or to fit tester).  

         **FYI: Ingots typically cool much slower than bullets causing the hardness reading to vary greatly depending on cooling time, temperature of  ingot mold, etc...


**Every tester is manually calibrated and should be trusted as your ‘precision hardness standard’.

When your bullets read what you know you need,

you will get performance indeed!


PRICE: $125.00


LBT High Performance Mold and Bullet Lubricants

All LBT Lubricants have similar performance characteristics, which are unequaled by any other lubricant on the market (including any 'home made' we have heard about). Due to superior control of friction, which is the cause of leading (lead fowling the barrel due to friction), LBT lubricants decrease chamber pressure better than any other cast bullet lubricant, allowing for higher velocity. When using our lube rifles can be loaded to 3,000 fps (feet per second) without bore leading. Magnum handguns, for example, will positively not lead with gas checked bullets, and PB (plain base) can be loaded to 1800 fps without leading in cool weather with a quality barrel (or 1400 fps at high atmospheric temperatures). Typically, using LBT lube and LBT bullets designs will produce 300 fps more speed than using jacketed bullets (or bullets encased in a harder metal shell) of equal weight in revolvers and rifles come very close to jacketed speeds with equal bullet weights and powder charges.  One of the most attractive properties of LBT lubricants which no other can offer is: If you lead your bore from a crazy load or getting the gun too hot, etc. Let it cool down or go back to a load that doesn’t lead and shoot 2 or 3 if gas checked, 5 or so if plain base, and the lead is gone. If you’re leaded up from some other lubricant, LBT with gas checked bullets will clean it out far quicker than shooting jacketed, but not with plain base. Lead actually solders to the bore with other lubes. With LBT lubes, IF you can make it lead, it’s so loose that lead will wipe it clean!. We recommend never cleaning the bore when LBT lubes are used. Look down the bore and if there is lead, shoot it out, if not, DON’T CLEAN IT!  Very few people who have tried our lubricants will use anything else.

LBT Bullet Lubes

LBT Blue Soft  This is our most popular lube; mainly because it flows in almost any temperature & yet is less affected by real high heat than any of the three. The other two lubes we offer are really good compared to competitor’s lubes, but Blue Soft is our best, staying where it belongs when heated, day after day, at up to 200o Fahrenheit!

**This lube won't migrate into the powder & kill it as most competitive lubes will, even when ammo is left on the pick-up dash in the blazing sun!

LBT Blue - Our most popular lube. Flows thru most lubers at room temp without heat if the lube grooves are large. Needs some heat if grooves are small or at lower temps, especially with Lyman sizers.

LBT Commercial - This is our hardest, and will require heat for application, or 100 deg F ambient temperatures. It runs nicely thru most lubers with heaters running at around 100 to 120 deg F. Commercial casters prefer it because it stays on boxed bullets best during shipping.

**All our bullet lubes come in 1" X 4" sticks and are available in hollow or solid form.

Price:  5 sticks $25 ($5 each)    10 sticks $45 ($4.50 each)     30 sticks $120 ($4 each)


Mold Lube

These 1 /4 inch diameter x 4 inch long colloidal graphite & beeswax sticks are used as a lubricant on mold wear points. **Applied sparingly, they will eliminate wear & galling.

Note: One stick is included with each LBT mold.

Price: 1 pack of 4 for $4.00 or a dollar a stick


Measuring Slugs

Optimum bullet performance, cast or jacketed, is impossible if the gun's guiding surfaces aren't capable of holding and starting the bullet in perfect balance. Rough internal finishes, oversized throats and/or bores, rapid changes in twist rate, and constricted or lumpy bore diameters cause inferior accuracy and excessive fowling. These constrictions and diameter changes are almost always present where revolver barrels thread into the frame and on all guns at any point along the barrel that was machined, stamped, welded or contoured [on the exterior surface]. To this end Veral has created two unique types of slugs for measuring the exact diameter of your particular handgun or rifle.

LBT Push Through Slugs - These slugs are designed for taking precision measurements along the full length of the barrel on any type of rifled gun and revolver cylinder throats thereby giving the operator a feel of the barrel's condition and ability to guide a bullet with pecision. One pack with measure up to 3 revolvers for bullet fitting and will allow the operator to control lapping progress (the process of smoothing and truing the barrel using the LBT Lapping Kit) and to discern when they have produced a match grade barrel. These are available in all calbers so make sure you indicate the desired caliber on your order (for .45 caliber please specify rifle or pistol, 40 caliber covers a range from .400 to .410 and 41 caliber covers from .406 to .418).

PRICE: 20 pack for $8.00 

LBT Rifle Throat Slugs -  These slugs give an exact image of rifle type throats from cartridge mouth to rifling origin. Please specify calber needed (.22 up to .50 cal are stock sizes).

Note: If fitting antique or unusual sizes up to a max of 8 bore, please contact Veral for pricing and more information.

PRICE: 1 barrel  (.22 to.50 cal) for  $4.00 


Lap Kits & Rolling Plates

LBT Bore Lap Kit

The LBT Lap Kit contains a highly concentrated abrasive compound developed & manufactured by LBT specifically for lapping barrels by firing lead bullets which have been impregnated with it (which is why some call the process fire lapping). It cuts aggressively yet smoothly, without excessive throat wear & it is field proven on thousands of barrels, with no bad reports, while most get good to dramatic accuracy improvement & reduction of bore fouling (using either jacketed or lead bullets). It improves bores by straightening bore diameter end to end by smoothing out rough finishes & variations in twist rate.

 Inclulded in the kit are very detailed & complete instructions & enough abrasive compound to lap anywhere from 20 to 200 guns, depending on the gun type, bore condition, and how liberally it is used. The abrasive compound doesn't deteriorate with age. This kit & your own lead bullets are all you need, however, you should have push thru slugs as well, to monitor lapping progress (22 rimfires are the only exception – these are lapped by shooting standard velocity ammunition with the lapping compound applied. No need for push thru’s for these guns; simply shoot until accuracy stops improving). **With rifles you can expect quarter inch & smaller groups at 50 yards & handguns do almost as good, providing, of course, you are good!

Note: Our kit is intended ONLY for use with lead bullets & comes in one grit. Any lap kit with multiple grits, especially those using jacketed bullets, will shorten barrel life dramatically & does a butcher job on your gun!

PRICE: $19:00


LBT Lap Rolling Plates

These precision ground steel plates are cold rolled & are used to impregnate bullets with lap compound to prepare them for bore lapping. You can make your own out of plate glass diameter of revolvers & the groove diameter at various points inside rifled barrels. They make it possible for anyone to manually feel how the barrel grips the bullet as it travels down the bore, & discern whether it has a firm grip as it exits the muzzle; giving a very precise indicator of the barrel’s accuracy potential! - The first time you feel the jerks & bumps in the barrel you WILL be shocked! Everyone is.

Note: Lapping instructions are included only with the LBT Bore Lap Kit, not with the plates.

PRICE: $10.00


Jacketed Performance with Cast Bullets by Veral Smith (4th Edition)



For almost three decades the 3rd edition has been the world's "go to" book on cast bullets. Now the 4th edition surpasses it with 30 additional  years of Veral Smith's extensive cast bullet knowledge!  Jam-packed with loads of new information, its 'lay flat' wire bound design, easier reading composition, & substantially expanded content, make this book positively indispensable for the casting & gun enthusiast!  Lock in the discounted pre-publication price & get your name on the list to receive your copy when its hot off the presses!

Pre-Publication Price: $30.00 + $7 (for shipping) 

***Due to the recent political unrest our business volume has skyrocketed making it next to impossible for Veral to find time to work on the new book. However, we recently discovered a couple boxes of the 3rd edition! If you do not have a copy of this, & especially if you are new to casting, we highly recommend you order one right away. The cost of this 3rd edition of "Jacketed Performance with Cast Bullets" is only $25.00 & there is no need for an extra shipping charge as it can be shipped along with your current order. Don't hesitate though, as supplies are limited & they are going fast!

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