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  • 31-40

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Thread: Age of boolit casters

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    Age of boolit casters

    Figured I would start a new one.
    What is your Current age

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    I started casting late in life, was late 40'-early 50's, needed a lot of lead bullets for cowboy action shooting. Found that I enjoyed casting and loading more than the cowboy action so am still at it @ 64.

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    started casting for my muzzleloader in 1972 still at it now I'm 68

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    I started strictly for muzzle loaders using a Coleman stove. Then by luck I hit a yard sale in the mid-80's. Seller was desperately trying to raise money to bail his wife out of jail on drug and check kiting charges. I got a RCBS pot, sizer with two dies, about a dozen tubes of lube, solder bars, 9MM and 38 Special Lee molds for $65.00. I was going to give him his asking price of a hundred but after my then wife offered 50. He countered with 65 I couldn't get the money out fast enough. If I had the money the seller also had a Class 3 Mac-10. The rest of his guns along with his pick-up were gone before I arrived.

    After casting some 38's, shooting them, hitting the target and not seeing all the terrible barrel leading I feared. I knew I was hooked. If I only knew then how much I would spend on casting the next 25 or so years. I may have passed but glad I didn't.

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    I started casting when I got into machine guns in the late 70's. Ammo was cheap then but I really didn't get heavy into casting until 20 or so years ago. Now ammo is expensive and I shoot all my subguns with cast bullets unless they are subsonic loads.
    NO LEAD THROUGH THE CAN!
    The only jacketed bullets I buy now are 147gr 9mm, 380 and 45 auto for the subguns with supressors. Cast without supressor use.
    Collector and shooter of guns with selector switches and threaded barrels. Collector of suppressors, SBR's, AOW's and SBS's. Lead and brass scrounger. Never too much brass, lead or components in inventory! Always looking to win beauty contests with my reloads.

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    I started casting for muzzleloaders in the mid 90's. Now doing 380 , 38 special/357, & 45 ACP. I'm 73 years old. Wish I had started much sooner.
    God Bless, Whisler

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    Started loading in 78 and first started casting in 81. Few years ago really got serious about the casting. Jeepyj
    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

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    Well, I did get older after responding to the original poll.

    I still love casting boolits.

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    Ive only been at this seriously about 5 yrs .
    There just weren't any optimal bullets on the shelf for a 45 Colts Blackhawk I had then. I was carrying it for deer season and discovered 2 nights before leaving that I had 8 rounds of factory ammo that shot well. I stopped off to pick up another $19 box ......... $38 for that box . That did it for me , 3 Lee moulds and I was off and running for all the pistols . That went so well I crashed horribly with rifles, I'm better now. I really like having having less $30/100 in the 1st 1000 rounds even with a new mould , brass and dies. Of course the the 45,40,38,9mm moulds along with a couple of the rifle moulds are long since well over the 1000 round pay off . I don't even sweat the payoff on a new NOE anymore, they pay off stupid fast when everything I load for has a $10 to 12/20 difference in price .
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    Started when I was 32, now 56

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    Just started to cast this year,I'm 44.
    I think it was just a natural transition from reloading,why buy bullets,when you can make your own,and "save" all that money.

    I'm addicted now and there's no turning back.I love it.

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    Looks like someone has started ANOTHER casters poll.

    No idea what happened but what the heck.

    Started casting boolits in the early 1960s and still enjoying "THE SILVER STREAM" at age 79 so at the moment I am the OLDEST REPROBATE here.
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    I started casting a few years ago, I can't say exactly how many as I don't really remember. Due to health problems I haven't cast any boolits in a couple of years, and just when I was going to get my casting bench back in operation another health issue pops up that will keep me away for at least another 3 months or so!
    - MikeS

    Want to checkout my feedback? It's here:
    http://www.castboolits.gunloads.com/...d.php?t=136410

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    My father and I split the cost of a batch of used casting equipment (pot, lubrisizer, moulds, etc) in about 1973. At 90, he doesn't cast any more, but at 66 I now have time to cast more! Retirement has its advantages.

    Froggie
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    Started way back in the late 70"s casting frontstuffer balls. Did a lot of sinker casting through the years with just a cast iron pan, lyman dipper mold, and kitchen stove. The last yeae and a half I've been hanging out here has taken my casting to whole new levels. Found a used ladle pot here reasonable and started casting much more often as it was more convenient.

    Started casting for a pair of Mosin' and a YUGO Sks, now sitting on about 14 molds, cast everything from .224 Bator to .444 marlin.

    Summer and warm temps seems to see a slowdown, a return of cooler weather has me back casting, playing with new molds, new loads.

    Can life get any better than this?

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    Started around 25, 29 now

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    I started about 25 years ago.
    I am now 60.
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    Ben Franklin

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    I'm 65 now and have been casting boolits since 1964, that's well 50+ years. first bullets cast were .69 cal "skirt" based Minnie boolits in soft lead for a 69 smooth musket. If I'm casting and the daughters and/or sons in law are around they help. Have grand kids but at 4 and 2 they are too young to have close up casting experience. Eventually the kids will inherit all and can use or sell the tools and "silver" hoard as they see fit. 10
    10 gauge: as per Robert Ruark, "use enough gun"

    MOLON LABE

    "I have a list, and am prepared for widespread civil disorder!" 10 ga

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    I started out in my teens casting RB's for me and my friends 45 cal. hawken rifles, we used a camp fire, cast iron skillet, and a old military spoon. That was the late 80's, every now and then I build a camp fire, and cast some RB's, and think of my ole buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    NO LEAD THROUGH THE CAN!
    I just buy cans that I can clean.
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    Collecting .32 molds. Please let me know if you have one you don't need, cause I might "need" it!

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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