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Thread: Age of boolit casters

  1. #161
    Boolit Mold
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    86 still shooting paper, and loving it!

  2. #162
    Boolit Buddy glockfan's Avatar
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    55...still up and running .

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    Boolit Mold 1911aug's Avatar
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    55.. started with my dad's Lyman mold master xx after he passed away in '97. Then got a lee 4-20 a few years ago.
    After reading about the PID controllers here, I built myself one and boy oh boy it sure has improved my bullet casting.

  4. #164
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    72 and still hunting and punching paper! Going to be a dark day when I no longer can.

  5. #165
    friend of mine and me decided to get into reloading. he bought a single cavity mold and cheap lee pot i thought he was crazy until i did the math on the savings.

  6. #166
    Boolit Buddy
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    53- I shoot alot of calibers that until the last 20 years were considered obsolete so started casting. Then when a certain political party was making noise about taxing bullets to make them hard to get. I stepped up production for more readily available calibers. Going elk, and mulie hunting in Colorado in October gonna take an original 86 in 33wcf. My doe gun this year in Pa will be a 86 SRC made in 1892 in 45-70. A casting I do go, a casting I do go.

  7. #167
    Boolit Master
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    63 now ,the older I get the more I enjoy shooting my own cast boolits and the whole loading process .

  8. #168
    Boolit Mold
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    Iím 41 and I just started casting a month ago.

    Iíve been lurking here for about 3 months and decided that I might as well post something.

    Right now I only cast 9mm, but Iím gearing up for 38 and 45 acp.


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  9. #169
    Boolit Man
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    I started casting about 8 years ago after my father-in-law passed away. He supplied me with everything I needed because he did custom casting and reloading. So I ended up with a lot of moulds and supplies that didn't sell. I'm 73 now and been casting and reloading for 8 years.

    Kcajeel

  10. #170
    Boolit Buddy engineer401's Avatar
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    I’ve been casting for close to 7 years when it was difficult to find a good supply of bullets. I’m 53 now and have enough lead to last several years.

  11. #171
    Boolit Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    59 and an old soul
    Casting since 1979 or so.

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  12. #172
    I started about the same time, mostly pure lead for muzzle loading. Into it more now , mostly for 45/70 . Am now I to powder coating. I will be 81 in less than a month.

  13. #173
    Boolit Buddy
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    started reloading in 1960 (or there abouts) was still in high school, started casting about 64 or 1965 (can't remember for sure that far back). still at it, rumitiz has slowed dow my shooting some now. Ammo, 22lr was 43cents a box. $0.43 was hard to come by!
    BD

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    I'm half the age(1/3 of some) of most, 27, to be 28 in a few weeks. I wish more people from my generation would put down the screens and make something with their hands

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    Last edited by nhyrum; 08-28-2018 at 09:39 PM.

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    Looks like I am one of the OLD folks at 82 and still chuggin along with my best gal GIRTY.
    WE WON. WE BEAT THE MACHINE. WE HAVE CCW NOW.

  16. #176
    Now 57, I began casting in 1976 as a very motivated 15 year old trying to craft ammo for a .32-20 my father had given me. I introduced three friends to the hobby in my early 20's. Good times were had then, all furiously casting away together, in one friend's fathers barn: Talking smack, telling truths and lies as the lead flowed freely. I've enjoyed explaining to other non-casting gun friends how I can create unlimited ammo for a nickel a round.

  17. #177
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03fatboy View Post
    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.
    I just started last year (casting that is). It is addictive but this seems like the perfect support group for the addiction.

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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