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View Poll Results: Your Current Age

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  • under 20

    1 0.11%
  • 20-30

    69 7.35%
  • 31-40

    94 10.01%
  • 41-45

    69 7.35%
  • 46-50

    70 7.45%
  • 51-55

    102 10.86%
  • 56-60

    126 13.42%
  • 61-65

    171 18.21%
  • 66-70

    117 12.46%
  • 71-75

    80 8.52%
  • 76-80

    33 3.51%
  • 81-85

    7 0.75%
  • OLDER THEN 85

    0 0%
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Thread: Age of boolit casters

  1. #61
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    I started reloading in 1968 after returning home from my tour of duty. Took a job in a Gun Store in 1970 and the owner who became my mentor, started me in casting. I'm now 68 Later David
    Shooter of the "HOLY BLACK" SASS 81802 AKA FAIRSHAKE; NRA ; BOLD; WARTHOG;Deadwood Marshal;Bayou Bounty Hunter; So That his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat; 44 WCF filled to the top, 210 gr. bullet

  2. #62
    Boolit Master
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    31 years old

  3. #63
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    Looks like with age 52, I am one of the young kids on the block here Well, started casting about 10 years ago, but still mix it up with FMJs for some loads where I do not have gas check molds.

  4. #64
    Boolit Master
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    Wow! Over 40% of us casters are between 61 and 75! As for me, I'm 74 and have been casting since 1962, when I was 21, in the USAF, and poor as a church mouse!
    It's all chicken, even the beak!

  5. #65
    Boolit Master LAKEMASTER's Avatar
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    My first set of 40 cal bullets fell into water at the age of 22, that was only a year ago.

    I'll keep doing it until lead it's extinct

  6. #66
    Boolit Buddy

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    Still have a couple hundred 311291 bullets that my dad cast back about '65, over a wood fire! It was just a way to save money back then. 50 years later it's formed into a habit, and I roll my own even though I can afford "factory" now.

  7. #67
    Boolit Mold
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    I'm 63, new to Cast Boolits, and have cast bullets for the first time at my buddy's house a few weeks ago. I'm hooked, and I'm slowly acquiring equipment so I can cast my own. I have lead, an electric hot plate, a cast iron pot & a ladle. My next purchase is a Lee .358 mould & Lee push-through sizer. To be followed by a .430 240 grain mould & sizer.

    DRSLYR

  8. #68
    Boolit Master 1989toddm's Avatar
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    I started almost 2 years ago, am now 26. Best hobby yet! (Yes better than shooting and loading) Finally got everything in the basement, just don't have the exhaust hood and fan in place to carry smoke and fumes outside. Soon, cause I'm ready to start winter casting!
    Looking for Ideal 429348 and 429352.

    For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph. 2:8,9

  9. #69
    Boolit Bub
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    i've been casting on and off, for 25 of my 30 years! dad taught me alot about it, as he cast boolits for his .38spl target loads in the 90's, i currently cast for 25-20, 25-35,8x60 krop, 30-40, .577, 577-450, 11mm for the chassepot, 11x60, 10.4x38 and do some casting for friends as well

  10. #70
    Interesting poll and good stories.

    Only wish the age increments for the bar graph were the same. 20-30 is 11 years; 31-40 is 10 years and subsequent increments are 5 years. Skewed graphically for the 40 and under crowd but then again, I'm being a real funsucker here aren't I? 😁

    Anyway, glad to see so many enjoy casting. I'm just getting started myself.

  11. #71
    Boolit Buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISH4BUGS View Post
    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.
    What's the reason for that decision? Subsonic .22lr works fantastic through them and they're lead bullets. I was hoping to add one to my .45-70 when I manage to find one with the right thread and bore size

    Regarding age. I'm 34 and have just started casting.

  12. #72
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    I started in my 40's...I am 55, now.

  13. #73
    Boolit Grand Master

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    59 and casting about 12-13 years.
    Je suis Charlie

    "A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."
    Bertrand de Jouvenel

    “Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one.” – Joseph P. Martino

    “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert , in five years there would be a shortage of sand.” – Milton Friedman

    "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?" - J. Stalin

  14. #74
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    In my eighth decade---casting near 50 yrs

  15. #75
    Boolit Buddy gunarea's Avatar
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    Started casting at 13 1/2 years old. I'm now retired. Literally have cast millions of them.

  16. #76
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    I'm 41 and been casting since I was 20 or 21.

  17. #77
    Started at 17-
    Had co. running 4/5 caster- 4 sizers - some time two shifts- 14-18Hour days by 19-
    Millions and millions of bullets later I am done doing it for others now- never again...too much Govt. Bs to be that big now
    Now 45 doing the lead thing for me only- and family

  18. #78
    Boolit Master

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    I started casting in high school. I am 61 now.
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    Boolit Buddy sharpshooter3040's Avatar
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    Started at 6 I'm 57 now

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    Boolit Mold

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    I started about 4 yrs. ago I am 59

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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
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check