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Thread: Ben's first forty (Almost, just 39)!

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    Ben's first forty (Almost, just 39)!

    My nephew decided he had to buy a 1911 for his 21st birthday. I offered to teach him to cast and reload. Here are his first forty. Well, almost! He spilled the powder from one so it is really his first thirty-nine!

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    452460 Boolits Ben cast!

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    Kudos Ben!

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    look alot better than my first 40 way back when, though also 45acp to be fed through a 1911, great work Ben on all accounts.

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    Well done, well done
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    Well Brassy going to have to bring that boy over so he can learn how to do it right LOL Well Done kid

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    Good Job .... BOTH of You !!!
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    I am sure he has a good Mentor!!!! way to go!
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    Now that is a great legacy to pass on. 21, 45acp and your first casting/reloading session is with Brass Magnet. How cool is that!!!!! Hey Ron, when are you going to open your boolit mold museum?

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    Well done grasshopper. Listen to the old man, like a sponge!

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    Exceptional. Isn't it fantastic to learn from the best? Your rounds look fantastic. You have done well plus. Unload them at the range and reload them then repeat. Ask lots of questions even if they seem inconsequential. GREAT Job.
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    Good job! I can't even remember back when I was 21 I'm pretty sure I was doing anything productive like casting and loading bullets...

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    Good for you fore passing it on. Reloading depending on who you talk to is starting to decline. Many people don't want to be bothered.

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    Brass, Now you done it ! There is no turning back now!
    Great job by the way.

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    That's a fine nephew that is off to a good start! I also bought my first firearm at 21, a Colt 1911 in Stillwater Ok, 1980. I still have the first box of ammo I cast and loaded in 1982. About 10 years later I brandished that .45 to save an old man's life the was being beaten on the roadside by two hippies with a baseball bat that had pulled him through his car window and out on the pavement. The old man had his 3 year old grand baby on the front seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wayne View Post
    That's a fine nephew that is off to a good start! I also bought my first firearm at 21, a Colt 1911 in Stillwater Ok, 1980. I still have the first box of ammo I cast and loaded in 1982. About 10 years later I brandished that .45 to save an old man's life the was being beaten on the roadside by two hippies with a baseball bat that had pulled him through his car window and out on the pavement. The old man had his 3 year old grand baby on the front seat.
    I bet that little lady knows what a hero looks like!

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