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Thread: Why some new members will do better than others here.

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    Very nice, glad to be here!

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    Boolit Master Tripplebeards's Avatar
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    Apr 2017
    The great north
    Well, I'm up to 550 posts since I joined in June. I have made fishing lures since the age of 12 and now at 47 and wanted to try casing after watching the the worlds deadliest boolit me hooked. After asking tons of questions I casted up 44's for a few of my rifles and pistols and 45's for my 450 bushmaster. My fist time out I shot a 1 1/4" group at a 100 yards with the bushmaster using my first cast of 300g lees. The second range session out my best load shot 1.1". Still working on figuring how I'm going to make it cloverleaf, lol. I owe it to all the members on this site that were nice enough to answer all my questions. I still have a lot more learning to do!

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    Boolit Mold nkpwxman's Avatar
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    Jul 2008
    Las Cruces, New Mexico
    I learned my craft (reloading and casting) back in the 70s as a man in his mid 20s. I started with a Lee Loader and worked up to a Lyman Spartan Press and Lyman dies and every book I could find on reloading. The old timers (most in their 70s) that I would shoot with at our local range offered advise and I continued to collect more references (no internet then). Bullet casting from that period was slow going but I had good mentoring. I still have my reloading records beginning from 1972. Those are not as complete as they are today, but as I learned more, the records became more detailed.

    Every once in a while, I learn something new here. I appreciate the time you folks spend teaching and mentoring. I was on a Facebook site and it is full of "show me how to do" questions. So very true about what was mentioned at the beginning of this Sticky.

    So, keep up the good work and I too will keep learning. By the way, I still have those first tools I bought and they still serve me well. I know that there are new toys out there that make life easier, but as long as mine are serviceable I'll keep using them.

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    Boolit Master
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    Feb 2016
    Central Wisconisn
    I think it is also about how you phrase questions. Do you show respect for the people you are asking? Humility is probably the biggest thing. I have some rare occasions when I am somewhat humble. When I ask questions from that frame of mind they usually generate a lot of response.
    AKA hans.pcguy

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    Boolit Mold
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    Mar 2015
    Gonna take me a lifetime to read all that is here, then I have to remember it!! Good post.

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    Boolit Man
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    Dec 2012
    I respectfully suggest you add a 7th category to your hierarchy: Cast bullet match shooter, ala BPCR, Schuetzen, Silhouette, CBA or other shooting matches. That's a really good way to get in-depth exposure.

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    I'm a newbie here, came over from the Marlin Owners forum looking for more info on reloading cast bullets.
    What a treasure trove of info, thanks to all that contribute.

    Czy Horse

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    Boolit Master

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    Jan 2006
    Sun City (****** Falls) Las Vegas in the nosebleed heights
    Welcome aboard CZY Steed. Don't plan on saving any money by casting as it is like owning a boat. Ya keep throwing money into it but it is fun. I have a Marlin 336 CB in 38-55 Winchester. It is a blast to shoot and load for. It will never have a j word bullet thru it tube if I can help it.
    Pax Nobiscum Dan (Crash) Corrigan

    Currently casting, reloading and shooting: 223 Rem, 6.5x55 Sweede, 30 Carbine, 30-06, 30-30 WCF, 7.62x39, 327 Fed Mag, 303 Brit., 32WS, 7.92x57, 38 Spcl, 357 Mag, ,380 ACP. 9x19, 38-55 Win, 41 Mag, 44 Spcl., 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 45 ACP, 454 Casull, 457 RB for ROA and 50-90 Sharps.

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    Boolit Master max it's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Kalifornia, are we done here yet?
    much obliged Recluse,


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    Boolit Mold
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    Feb 2018
    Greencastle Indiana.
    This is my first day here, and after reading a couple of pages everyone seems like good people with a lot of common sense I think I found a nice place. Thanks guys gals

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check