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View Poll Results: How old are you?

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  • 18 or younger

    1 0.28%
  • 18-25

    5 1.40%
  • 25-30

    14 3.91%
  • 30-45

    52 14.53%
  • 45-55

    59 16.48%
  • 55- 65

    112 31.28%
  • 65 or older

    115 32.12%
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Thread: Am I a youngster?

  1. #121
    Boolit Master

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    Recently turned 56. Been at it for 38 yrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PbHurler View Post
    Recently turned 56. Been at it for 38 yrs.
    Sound like a woman... Except they would say, "recently turned 40" and wouldn't mention that they've been 39 for the last 38 years...
    When you fill out your income tax forms at the end of the year, look and see how much money you have given the
    government throughout the year. Then, take a moment to ponder -- has the government done $X worth of
    stuff FOR you or TO you this year? I tend to believe the latter...

    Si vis pacem, para bellum -- If you want peace, prepare for war

    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." -- Barry Goldwater

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    I still haven't started casting my own Boolits. But I'm gaining on it. Should have a sweet mold or 2 On the way next weekend. Turned 57 recently. Started reloading in my late teens . I've been reloading ever since . Moved around more than anyone I know so have always had moveable reloading equipment. My next investment is lots of lead.
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    30 here. Cheap boolits means more trigger time, which means I will be a better marksman. Got a casting setup 2 years ago for Christmas, but just really figuring out what I'm doing this summer. Wouldn't have been doable without this site!

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    I turn 25 in August. I've been reloading since I was 18, casting since I was 20.
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    My first cast boolits were in 1963-4 at the ripe old age of 23. I still have the HG 45 mold, the Coleman stove, Lyman pot and ladle.
    While all still work, some of us have seriously slowed the pace.
    Information not shared. is wasted.

  7. #127
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    59 here , been casting since I was about 24 or so , tho I did take a 30 + year break. Everyone likes cheep bullets and the challenge . I have always liked to reload more so than shooting , I have talked to many guys that are the same way , I find it as therapy kind of like some guys play Golf.
    I like 1911's and Wheel Guns , Wood Stocks and Blue Metal , Dislike Black on Black and Magazines on Rifles whats this country coming to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    Well, your an official ole fart now! Ya know, my father in law used to say "Getting old sucks!" I got sooo tired of hearing that...now he is gone and that's my favorite saying!

    Getting old ain't for the faint of heart!
    Ain't that the truth ! Truer words were never spoken brother !

    I had been denying the fact I was getting old....then I attended my 50 year high school reunion, Lord have mercy... there is no denying it any longer ! All these old people who I didn't recognize showed up!
    I spotted myself in the group picture , some old guy was wearing my new coat , tie and dress pants...that's when I realized that old guy was ME !
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  9. #129
    Boolit Master
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    Rumor has it I turned 56 a few weeks ago.

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    I started reloading when I was about 25 or so using a Lee Classic Reloader at my hunting camp for a Ruger Blackhawk. I started casting a few years ago after stumbling on this site and saying to myself "heck, I can do that". This site has caused me to spend more money than anything except women. Thanks, I do appreciate it!!!
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  11. #131
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    I started casting sinkers when I was small ,my dad taught me and then stated reload shotgun with him and my brother and then in the mid 80's started to reload 30-06 and 357 and cast for them and reload shotgun also and then later on got back into casting and reloading and with alot of help on here clear alot up. 56 be 57 in less then 2 months.
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    Pushing 70, reluctantly. Started reloading in my teens, casting at age 25. Welcome to the younger ones. I try to encourage casting to my younger reloading friends. They would rather buy commercial stuff, sadly.
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  13. #133
    Just turned 22. Been reloading/casting for about a year myself, but used to help my uncle, and grandfather when I was younger.

    Right now I reload and cast for .32acp/.32s&w, .45acp, 7.62 tok, 9mm, and most recently 44 mag.

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    I'm 71 and started reloading 53 years ago. Wow, where did the years go! Did not get into casting until I retired and needed to get my costs down. Now I think: I could have saved a LOT of money if I would have started at an earlier age!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retread View Post
    I'm 71 and started reloading 53 years ago. Wow, where did the years go!
    I'm pretty sure the young ones stole it from us...
    When you fill out your income tax forms at the end of the year, look and see how much money you have given the
    government throughout the year. Then, take a moment to ponder -- has the government done $X worth of
    stuff FOR you or TO you this year? I tend to believe the latter...

    Si vis pacem, para bellum -- If you want peace, prepare for war

    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." -- Barry Goldwater

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    What's with the 65 and older? I refuse to get lumped in with old folks.
    Mal

    Mal Paso means Bad Pass, just so you know.

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    i'll be 28 this month. been casting for a little over a year and been reloading since I was 14.
    Jesus gave me everything when he gave me salvation.
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  18. #138
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    Turned 60 yestrday.

    Started reloading in my teens with a black powder rifle I made from a TC kit. Started loading for my .357 at about 25 and casting not long after. A guy that lived in the same apartment building that I lived in got me started, helped me pick out a press and dies for the . 357 and showed me how to cast. In that time I have shot less than 50 jacketed bullets in .357 and less than 200 in my .308. I,m not much of a hunter so cast have been all I have needed.


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    My B-party at work. Was getting invited in to the 60 and over club at work.

    In a shop with 43 guys by the end of the year 23 will be over 60.

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    Way to many young people missing out on our hobby. My boy is 24 and I think he is getting interested in casting. I'll do my part to keep it alive, and I'm one of the young ones! I'll be 43 in August.
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Proverbs 1:7

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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