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  • under 20

    1 0.10%
  • 20-30

    72 7.10%
  • 31-40

    105 10.36%
  • 41-45

    72 7.10%
  • 46-50

    75 7.40%
  • 51-55

    111 10.95%
  • 56-60

    135 13.31%
  • 61-65

    183 18.05%
  • 66-70

    123 12.13%
  • 71-75

    92 9.07%
  • 76-80

    38 3.75%
  • 81-85

    7 0.69%
  • OLDER THEN 85

    0 0%
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Thread: Age of boolit casters

  1. #201
    Boolit Master
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    Started casting with RB and bullets for cap and ball revolvers and rifles in about 1974 on the kitchen stove with a spoon for a ladle and a small skillet for a pot. My bride new at the time tolerated it for 5 or 6 sessions before she moved me and the stinking smoking lead outside .

  2. #202
    Boolit Bub
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    I’m 53. Have been a “scrapper” since I can remember. Copper, aluminum, steel, mercury, etc..., and of course lead. Been a source of extra income in good and bad times through the years. Until recently I had only casted fishing sinkers and round balls. With the help of people here and elsewhere I’ve gotten into casting for pistols and really like the experience.

  3. #203
    Boolit Master
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    Older now,darn it.
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  4. #204
    Boolit Buddy
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    I am 34 and have been sweating over a pot for around 7 years now. Still learning.

  5. #205
    Boolit Man
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    Nov 2019
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    In the beautiful timber of the PNW
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    Just turned 34 too. Casting the last 6 years all lee 2 cavity molds except 2 are the lee 6 cavity. In all ive been reloading for 11 years. My uncle got me started.

  6. #206
    Boolit Mold
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    Mar 2014
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    Iowa
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    Looks like a lot of us old farts pouring our own, lol! I'm on the downhill side of 66. I don't recall the exact age I started casting my own, but I started helping my uncle when I was probably 10...sorting out the wrinkled ones, collecting the sprue chunks, etc.

  7. #207
    Boolit Buddy


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    Quote Originally Posted by rintinglen View Post
    Older now,darn it.
    LOL! Me too, went up and age group to a smaller percentage.
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  8. #208
    Boolit Master
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    For wot its worth, GONRA's 82....

  9. #209
    Boolit Master
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    Farmerville,Louisiana
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    Hossfly just past 70 and headed toward 71, been blessed with good health so far, except for a couple broken ribs last March in a horse wreck.

  10. #210
    Boolit Buddy
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    Aug 2014
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    Central Ohio
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    I started at 12-13 for shotgun. My dad would only buy #7 shot shells. I wanted to reach out ant touch stuff with my 20 gauge. At first I hit the township dump and used the 00 buck out of spray paint cans. When they switched to rivets I then started drilling into oak boards melting the 7’s and recasting them as boolit shaped buckshot. I’d drill a bunch of holes then split the boards. Not real efficient but it deaded groundhogs.

  11. #211
    Boolit Master

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    I started reloading 6 years ago and I started casting 4 or 5 years ago. I am 33 now. I cast and reload for everything I shoot.

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  12. #212
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    62 here, was a scrappy 15 year old not that long ago ... I have no idea what ever happened?

  13. #213
    Boolit Buddy
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    Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    62 here, was a scrappy 15 year old not that long ago ... I have no idea what ever happened?
    I know the feeling, I just turned 59. I have no idea who that old man is in the mirror.

  14. #214
    Boolit Master
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    68 where did the time go???
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  15. #215
    I'm am still a young pup according to the poll at 30. No one in my family has ever cast nor has anyone ever reloaded. I got into reloading about 12 years ago just for the accuracy increase. The casting I got into about a year ago just so I could shoot more and to be able to take a deer with something that I cast, loaded, and then shot means so much more to me. Plus it's my relaxing time and I feel that I understand how everything works in my rifle this way.

  16. #216
    Super Moderator & Official Cast Boolits Sketch Artist


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    I been casting for around 30 years I wonder how many tons I have poured over the years after finding this site and saving so much money lol the amount of moulds and shot I have cast along with the swage bullets I think I moved up to bullet caster expert lol
    Reloading to save money I am sure the saving is going to start soon

  17. #217
    Boolit Buddy max it's Avatar
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    Kalifornia, are we done here yet?
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    Casting for 10 years: lead in blood count?
    As high as 19dl-mg. Now 11. Striving to get under the new limit of 10.
    Friends have neuropathy.
    Stay safe!


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  18. #218
    I started in about 1977. Had a FFL and did gunsmithing. Liked to shoot but couldn’t afford each trigger pull. Started scrounging lead at the range and finally bought casting equipment. Am now 74 and still going strong casting.

  19. #219
    Boolit Grand Master

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    I'm 5 years older than when I saw this "poll" for the first time...
    My Anchor is holding fast!

  20. #220
    Boolit Bub
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    eastern ky
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    I will br 64 in Feb and don't really know when I started to cast. I do know that it was 3 or 4 years before I was old enough to get my drivers license. my dad and 2 older brothers were casters and I was always there too.

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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