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Thread: How Many Cast Bullets are in Your Inventory

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    Not that many. They tend to get shot up pretty quickly.

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    If you can still count 'em, you're running low...
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    No clue, but everything from 32 cal round balls up to 10 ga fullbore slugs. Total weight of casting efforts, both loaded and loose, would be several hundred pounds.

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    I like to keep 500 rounds of .357 Mag on hand. 1000 rounds of .38 special. 2000 rounds of 9mm. And 500 rounds of 7.62X39. Just in case the Zombies find me.

    BTW the nurse who drew my blood yesterday. I really think she's a vampire. The smile on her face worried me.

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    I really enjoy looking at the pictures of everyone's shelving full of cast lead projectiles all lined up in plastic bottles. I don't have a good pictures of all of mine, but in a similar arrangement. My thought was, I wondered how many of you have experienced a structural failure of those shelves from all of that bullet weight? Keep the pictures coming as I am looking at adding some shelving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    A few

    You had to eat a lot of Costco nuts to get all of those jars. I like the gold tops, so for me it's chocolate coated almonds. This hobby gets expensive, in more ways than one. He He

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    At least 25k...maybe over 30k. As a hoarder, if supply drops to less than 10k, I get antsy. Have never been under 10k since about 2004. More importantly, alloy inventory will make well over another 100k.

    It helps to be a shooter instead of an experimenter and to shoot cast in pistol calibers only. I have the bulk of my inventory in one style for each pistol caliber...9mm, .38/.357, .40, and .45 ACP. Plan to add one more in .38/.357.

    I am a “good enough” kind of guy. I will not have the perfect cast bullet/load for each gun, but I have no need for it either. KISS
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    I cast for 18 different calibers and have at least 3 molds per caliber with at least 1 3#coffee can of bullets for each mold. I'll be darned if I want to do the math! Plus I make my own shot in #s 9, 7.5 and 6. And I normally keep at least 80 plus pounds of each. My poor little head is hurting just thinking about it!

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    I rarely have the time to actually build any inventory above 1000. Though that is good for a couple months shooting in one caliber.
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    . . . . . enough to get the job done. I agree 6bg6ga . . . . before long, we'll be taxed on the amount of tax we have to pay.

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    Today it seems that I have too many, but one day I fear that it’ll seem too few.

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    I don't know. I judge my inventory of the one boolit I shoot by two methods: volume and weight. Volume is by the bucket or crate full, and weight is the pounds of alloy used up making a batch.

    Either way, I'm OK for the moment. OK, however, is not the same as satisfied. Like dverna, I don't ever sit easy with the idea that my supply is running low, so casting is on the agenda. Additionally, I promised a friend to coat his casts for him. He's been waiting patiently for me to cast, coat and bake my own so that he is in the que and moving towards a finished product ;^).

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    Don't have a clue how many, but I added 43 pounds of 38-250 for the 38-55 and 10 of 45-200 for the 1911 the last couple days.

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    Barely enough for next week ........... I better get busy .

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    a SWAG 30K +

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    I got a few. started casting and loading. Back when money sick was still a guppy bullseye was $1.98 a pound

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    Last week, I finished loading a bunch of 41 mag ammo, that I had cast for. Most of the boolits were cast in the last year. But as I was reorganizing the storage area, I found some that I cast in 2011 from a Saeco 411 four cav. mold, the batch was labeled 015. I started casting in 2010, so that jar of boolits were from my 15th casting session. They looked real good for a newbie, they were lubed with NRA 50/50, which you could tell it had aged some and were stuck together,,,I'm glad they were in a sealed jar, so no dust They loaded up just fine.
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    Last count. About six thousand 38 specials, four thousand 357 mag. And about 2,500 44 mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper9260 View Post
    I do not count them I just cast what I need and go from there. Oh I need to get more casting done. Just to think of it.
    Me too.
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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