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    I don't have exact numbers.. But, several thousand for sure!

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    At least 7,000+
    Without the dark night, you would never see the bright stars...

    You can live forever if you give up all of the things that make it worthwhile.

    Why a .45...Because they don't make a .46!

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    started to count mine but ran out of fingers and toes so I quit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conditor22 View Post
    A few



    more than him

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    Not enough. I did not cast very much last year, so only 3 or 4 thousand but did add over 700 hundred today. NOE 55 gr FN MX3.
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    Virtually none.
    And no loaded ammo.
    Low on primers, good on powder.

    I didnít cast much last year and the wife bought a few guns for herself.
    She quickly shot up my ammo stash, which was already low.

    So I have a lot of work to do this year.
    Iíve gotten the garage cleaned out enough to get to my reloading/casting bench.
    Now I just need to finish getting my molds back into shape (cleaned, sprue plate straightened, finish leementing) and get casting.

    I have been sorting brass, I will have plenty to reload.


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    Ammo cans loaded and thats not 30 cal cans 50 cal and up , cast not loaded but coated well coffee cans is storage , and 9mm 40 44 45 and then some rifle calibers , figured what I cast one day and coated the next in 9mm that was weighed and then I kept adding to it and went back and weeded oxidized bullets out of other calibers and coated what was shiny , keep adding to it if things ever go south and there is no electric it is already cast and coated for the proverbial rainy day , stash of ingots is just that , dig range scrap and use that as lead sources for free or cheap are drying up . I too cast when urge hits and that seems to be often , same with loading , what a hobby I like it and then I can shoot when every one else is screaming shortage.

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    Unlike some have entioned, I typically try to cast 24 # in a casting session.

    Has never been an issue til I ran two batches like this in one afternoon in molds that were "new" to me.
    358156 I had a more immediate use for so cast ad GC/lubed within a week or so.
    359429 I tried to size several weeks later and due the difficulty of running tit through the sizing die decided that it had really age hardened.
    Ran a couple and stopped to examine them. Lube grooves really small and smeared.
    Hmmm . . . Got out the mike and LI, they are .368. Started to second guess my alloy and if that was the issue and then remembered the 358156s were ok and cast same day, same alloy.
    Set the 358429 back to be retuned to Lyman and essentially only remember on occasions where I don't have time to mess with it.
    Have offered the beautiful .368 SWC boolits several times and had no takers.

    It just kills me to melt down such beautiful boolits.

    Oh well enough whinining
    Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it.

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    After reading some of these numbers and looking at these pictures, all I can do is hang my head in shame.
    God Bless, Whisler

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    Well, the other day I thought - I want to shoot 44 MAG at the combat shoot this month... So, I cast about 20# of lead and got about 600 new ones. Today, I looked in the shop and it turns out I've got at least 500 ready to load...

    I also started looking around and it looks like I need more 45's... For the 1895.
    WWG1WGA

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    About 230 less than yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Am in the process of updating the cast bullet inventory since May 2012 for all the calibers in the safes .
    With more to go, the count is 12,877
    An unknowing person reading these pages would think we are hoarders!

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    We are hoarders of brass powder primers lead molds reloading equipment and other gun stuff

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    Enough....

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    No accurate idea, I just know that per casting session I generally empty a 20 lb Lee furnace 3 times, usually alternating between 2-3 molds. I do have 50-60 lbs of RCBS 45-270 SAA ready, along with 20+ lbs each of two different Lee 45-70 designs and another 20+ RCBS 32-98 SWC. I don't know what I need to load next, I will need to look over my cases to see what I have empty, I'm thinking a batch of 358421 and 314299 are needed.

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    I think I never get many boolits together
    the shots before they accumulate

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    You guys must shoot a lot more than I do.

    I mostly shoot my two bolt rifles, about 100 rounds per week. I rarely have mote than 100 cast and ready to load.

    My pistols each have about 1000 loaded rounds in storage. I shoot them at most once a month.

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    If it hits the fan whatever we have simply won't be enough. Labeling ourselves as a prep-per or stating an amount of ammunition simply allows us to be a target.

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    Never really give it much thought, but it is never enough.

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    250,000 in 12 calibers , all in 100 .50 cal army cans.

    97% powder coated.

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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