View Full Version : Just a hello from a old caster

07-31-2014, 12:15 AM
I've been a lurking for a while and this seems to be a informative and friendly place to spend a few hours conversing (shooting the bull) and learning stuff about some of my favorite subjects.Old guns, black powder accurate target rifles and the alchemy required to make the perfect boolit. I hope I find a place that will allow me to help others as well as be helped... Thanks for reading my intro....Teddo

07-31-2014, 12:18 AM
well hello sir

07-31-2014, 02:48 AM
if you mean a few hours per day,,,, you are in the right place..
welcome aboard.

07-31-2014, 06:02 AM
Welcome Teddo, This is the #1 most informative place for cast boolits on the net-even better when you get to meet some of the characters in person. You wouldn't be too far from Winnemucca where the big get together happens each year.

Welcome aboard!

07-31-2014, 06:29 AM
Welcome, your wallet is about to get lighter.

07-31-2014, 06:44 AM
You're about to start on a journey to save big money by casting and reloading your own boolits! Congrats!

07-31-2014, 06:53 AM
Welcome to the forum!

07-31-2014, 07:28 AM
Welcome to your new addiction sir!

07-31-2014, 09:05 AM
Hello Teddo, welcome to the group. What are you shooting beside the bull?

07-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Welcome to the board, alot of good info here

07-31-2014, 09:37 AM
Hello and welcome. Great bunch of folks here and more information than you can shake a stick at.

country gent
07-31-2014, 09:44 AM
Hello and Welcome to the forum. Dont hesitate to ask questions you have. Enjoy yourself

07-31-2014, 09:52 AM
Welcome and have fun.

07-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Hi Teddo,

Since your post says hello from an old caster I assume you have been at this a while. You probably have lots of knowledge to share. I have been reloading for decades but never started casting until about a year or so ago. I have learned lots from the people here!

Thanks to the help of many here I went from never having cast a bullet before to casting, powder coating, loading and shooting thousands of rounds over the past year.

Welcome to the forum Teddo. Don't be afraid to share your knowledge and experience. It is appreciated.

07-31-2014, 12:46 PM
Good to have you here, Teddo. I too am an old, old, elderly and ancient caster. However, I learn something new nearly every day on this forum....

07-31-2014, 12:47 PM
Welcome aboard Teddo!

07-31-2014, 01:03 PM
yup, the only bad thing about this forum, is that there is so much going on, you will run across something that you were thinking of about thirty years ago, it gets back in your brain, and BANG, you go and start reliving the old wants and needs while you are trying to keep up with what you were planning to do in the first place.
Have fun, and welcome.

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07-31-2014, 04:03 PM
Welcome sir, come join us as we spend money to save some money!

Wayne Smith
07-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Welcome Teddo, and don't get into a fight with Bad Water Bill about who's older. You will loose!

Alferd Packer
07-31-2014, 05:13 PM
I've been and still am a lurker as well, but sometimes you feel the need to mix in.

07-31-2014, 09:31 PM
Glad to have you aboard the best forum on the net. We will do our best to make you feel at home, Teddo.

07-31-2014, 09:36 PM
Welcome friend, come on in and sit a spell, grab a cup of joe, and share some stories and a little knowledge. You have come to the best site on the internet in my humble opinion, you will find no better folks than right here!

07-31-2014, 09:41 PM
Welcome, we've been waiting for you![smilie=s:

07-31-2014, 09:52 PM
:bigsmyl2:Howdy, Teddo!

08-01-2014, 08:02 PM
Geese guys, thanks for the hardy welcome.Sorry I got a little lost and finaly found my orignal post

Just a little bio.Well I'm not young anymore but not ancient as yet (66) I've been loading sense probably 59 or 60 and casting from the eighties.I'm a graduate from the gunsmith school Colorado School Of Trades and my second job or hobby as of late has always been gunsmithing. Learned most of what I know about casting and a lot of other stuff from my best friend, shooting partner and mentor Jim Bell (now deceased). You might know of Jim by his reputation he was the owner of Lachmiller engineering and later the manager of plant operations of R.C.B.S. truly a very knowledgeable guy and a great teacher. if you are a little bit on the older side he was the guy who shot the Master lock back in the seventies.

Other hobbies are classic car restoration, camping, fishing, car shows and I'm a gun collector, varmint shooter and a restorer of nineteen century American and British single shot target rifles among others.

Thanks again for the welcome....Teddo

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08-01-2014, 11:08 PM
What kind of fishing, Teddo?

(The rest we'll be discussing on an ongoing basis, no doubt.)

Was Jim Bell the same as B. E. L. L. (extrusion labs)?

08-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Welcome, Teddo! Looking forward to hearing more about you.

08-02-2014, 12:17 AM
Welcome also. You mentioned BP do you Rondavoo? If so might see you at the November YBF shoot. Do you have a shooter name?


08-02-2014, 10:35 AM
Jim Bell as far as I know (and I would have been told by him I'm sure) had nothing to do with B.E.L.L. Labs but he did own the Hollywood gun shop back in the early days and a couple shot towers. He was the guru of lead and I was lucky he took an interest in teaching me some of what he knew.

As far as fishing mostly trout. I have a summer place on Eagle Lake on the Eastern side of California and If we weren't in a drought I probably would be up there now either shooting varmints or fishing.

Tree killer I see your from Red Bluff, fairly close to me. I have never shot at the Red Bluff range, is it the one off the road to Manton (hwy 36 ) and is it still open? when I shot cowboy action I was called Doc Undertaker but the handle that stuck from my friends was Mr. Magoo because of all the eye troubles I have had in the past. If you were ever in the high power game we might have shot against each other some time in the past i traveled all over to play that game.

Thanks all for the interest..... Teddo

08-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Thanks, Teddo. The name did ring a distant Bell. (sorry) I'm a salmonoid guy, too. Live on the Batten Kill.