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View Poll Results: Your Current Age

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  • under 20

    3 0.25%
  • 20-30

    79 6.62%
  • 31-40

    133 11.14%
  • 41-45

    83 6.95%
  • 46-50

    94 7.87%
  • 51-55

    123 10.30%
  • 56-60

    160 13.40%
  • 61-65

    211 17.67%
  • 66-70

    144 12.06%
  • 71-75

    112 9.38%
  • 76-80

    42 3.52%
  • 81-85

    8 0.67%

    2 0.17%
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Thread: Age of boolit casters

  1. #81
    Boolit Bub dot6's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Republic of Texas
    46 now, but started before I was 20. Feeding my toys Ballistic Tips and XTPs got expensive.....

  2. #82
    Boolit Buddy
    jrmartin1964's Avatar
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    Sep 2013
    Plantersville, MS
    I'm 51, and have been around casting, literally, all of my life. My dad was a devoted caster, and I inherited his enthusiasm for pouring lead. I was probably 12 when I cast my first - from a single-cavity No.429421 Lyman, with wooden-handled pins for hollow and solid point.

  3. #83
    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2005
    Niobrara, Nebraska
    77. Started casting 40 years ago with muzzle loaders, went to smokeless to save money, now I cast just for the fun of it.

  4. #84
    Boolit Mold
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    Jan 2011
    39 but will be 40 next month, been doing it for about 4 years now. It was a super sweet deal when I got in to it because my best friend worked for Hoosier racing tire so he got me all kinds of free lead, unfortunately those days are over.

  5. #85
    Boolit Buddy tmanbuckhunter's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Houston, TX
    Started officially reloading at 16 or so, and started casting boolits at 18; 23 now.

  6. #86
    Boolit Buddy jabo52521's Avatar
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    May 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    63 years old. Was 23 years old stationed at Campion Air Base, Alaska 1975. Started reloading then as there was no place to buy ammo for my Ruger 357 single action. Started casting in 1978 at Little Rock AFB, Ark. Price of magnum ammo went up at K-Mart. Was only a 2 striper. Had little money then.
    Last edited by jabo52521; 11-07-2015 at 03:41 PM. Reason: Didnt give my age

  7. #87
    Boolit Master
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    Jul 2007
    Orange, VA NOW
    There is no space for voting "too darned old."

    Cast my first boolits under the tutelage of my friend's Dad, circa 1966 but didn't really get the bug until about 1975. I dare say I have cast well over a ton of 38 wadcutters-I smelted and cast a 33 gallon garbage can of wheel weights during 1978 and 1979, and a fair few since then.
    Last edited by rintinglen; 10-30-2015 at 03:27 PM.
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  8. #88
    Boolit Master 6622729's Avatar
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    Jun 2015
    I'm 52. I just discovered this entire hobby of reloading and casting earlier this Summer. Thanks to Obama I'm all in. I wasn't even a gun person until about a year ago. When they killed the 7N6 ammo for an AK74 I was shooting and then threatened to kill the M855 ammo, I built my first AR-15 and bought a bunch of genuine Nato M-855. On the heels of that I decided to buy SS109 projectiles and start reloading so they couldn't neuter my AR by taking away ammo. That of course lead me even deeper into the hobby so now I'm also casting. I bought a chrono, have a single stage and turret press and am enjoying working up loads for 9mm. I also cast a few hundred bullets to put aside for a future 300AAC build. All of this is thanks to the anti-gun lobby. They pushed too hard and now I'm in.

  9. #89
    Boolit Buddy tarbe's Avatar
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    Apr 2008
    Houston, TX and Romance, MO
    Started casting at 17. Turn 58 next month.

    First cast boolit was a 130gr 7mm out of a Lee mould. Shot more than a few of those boolits out of my 7mm Rem Mag with a few grains of Green my parent's basement (when it was too cold to go shoot outside).

    This is why I am a little crazy and brain-dead today! haha
    Scrounging for pb...

    USMC 0351

  10. #90
    Boolit Buddy michael.birdsley's Avatar
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    Oct 2015
    Chesaning/Brant Mi
    Just getting into casting for my .50 cal T/C triumph. Turned 30 last July. Hopefully once I figure it out for my muzzle loader I want to start casting and reloading for my center fire

  11. #91
    Boolit Bub
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    Mar 2013
    Abq NM
    Started casting at 20. Im now 36 years old. Its was a 158gr lee tumble lubed rn. Since than ive made many thousands of them.

  12. #92
    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2005
    Hodgenville, KY-Lincolns Birthplace
    I graduated from high school in 1959. I was casting for a S&W M&P 38 Special while in HS.
    'Rented' molds from a gentleman in Minnesota I believe.
    Don't remember how I sized or lubed.
    My word, that was 56 years ago.
    As Kermit says, 'Times fun when you're having flies'.

  13. #93
    Boolit Master

    bruce drake's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    Been casting for almost 20 years. got into it as a means of saving money and affording to shoot...little did I know that it would mean shooting more...sort of a break even. more ammo - more shooting...
    I Cast my Boolits, Therefore I am Happy.
    Bona Fide member of the Jeff Brown Hunt Club

  14. #94
    Boolit Master

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    Aug 2014
    Visalia, Ca
    Just turned 60, started casting a year ago & making all kinds of errors! lol

  15. #95
    Boolit Buddy
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    Feb 2013
    I started in Sept 1963 one week after I got out of the Navy. Have not shot a jacketed bullet since.

  16. #96
    28 years old

  17. #97
    Boolit Bub
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    Oct 2013
    Burnet, TX
    I am 72 years old. Cast my first bollits is 1963. Don't remember the bullet mold # but it was 220 gr. 30 cal. It was for the SM what I purchased at Sears in Odessa Texas for $24.95. Was paying 25 cent a pound for surplus 4895 from a friend who purchased a 50 something pound metal keg. Sure had fun, those were the days when I made $1.50hour. I was 20 years old.


  18. #98
    Boolit Buddy

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    Oct 2013
    North Carolina (mid/eastern)
    Started casting at age 27, just turned 30. I'll do it till I die, I'm obsessed.

  19. #99
    I am56 now .Have been reloading for 20 yrs .I have been casting for about 2 yrs . shooting got to be costly So now I have more fun than ever.THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT

  20. #100
    Boolit Mold
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    Nov 2014
    South FL
    I stated casting in December....of 1974. Was casting boolits 2 weeks before I bought my first gun (a S&W 28). Still have the mold (Lyman 358156) but not the gun (dummy me).

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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