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Thread: I kick myself (Bullseye can)

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    Boolit Mold
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    I kick myself (Bullseye can)

    I don't remember when, but I threw this out years ago.


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    Boolit Master TNsailorman's Avatar
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    Yeah, I have thrown away a few of those cans (several different powders) in the distant past. Unfortunately not just these can but other items that would really make nice displays today. Oh well, james

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    I got an older powder can not even open. I keep wondering if I should open it or leave it?

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    I have a similar can, but Red Dot. It shoots just fine. I'll keep it when it's empty unless it turns out to be right valuable.

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    So did most other normal people. That is why they are worth something today!
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    What is a can like that worth?

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    I have a Hercules 11 can that is full and unopened. No load data on it that I can find. I even called accurate and they have nothing said it hasn't ben made for some time we got nothing. Not sure what its worth but it interesting to have just the same

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    I'm still loading from 2 cans of that.

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    I had an old Alcan AL-5 can that I got tired of dragging around back in the 80's and tossed it out. Still bothers me.
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    Boolit Master
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    I have a few of those cans.
    Some still with powder.
    On a few of them, I cut the top off, and use them to hold stuff on the desk/work bench.

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Gee I have a closet full of those old things left over from my Father in Law, I am still using AL 8 from a couple of them. I may just post the empties if someone wants them.

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    I have a full unopened can of AL-5 with the $ 1.18 price tag from globe discount city on my desk now. I have another one, and a can of AL-8 in my reloading room. I would have bought more, but it was too expensive for my 12 gauge loads. I was getting Herco for $6 for a 4 lb metal keg. I still have some of it in the keg, and am using it for pistol loads. I have a bunch of the old (unopened) IMR metal cans from the 60's that I paid $ 1.65 each from Herters.
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    I have one with the tag, Charlies Bait Shop, Conover, NC., price was $2.65. That was the go to place till the early 80's. Someone gave me that unopened can a couple years ago, still does fine.

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