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    A couple of firsts for me

    I finally had the privilege today of getting my first deer with a cast boolit. What made it even sweeter is that I did it with a boolit I cast and powder coated . The deer was a young cull buck.

    The mold is an older NEI plain base that drops around .460 at 410 grains as cast and coated . I found it in the swappin & sellin section here for my 45-70 Handi.

    The load is 44.2 IMR 3031 in a Starline case with a good crimp .

    I made a heart shot and Iíve never seen such a blood trail. The deer made it about 30 yards maybe . Iíll post a pic of the entrance wound. The exit was a bit messy.

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    Congrats on your first cast boolit deer! May it be the first of many more to come!

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    Congratulations!

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    Thanks guys ! I appreciate it.

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    awesome!!!!
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    1. Poke big hole in deer
    2. Get ready to eat
    3 Show us pics
    You forgot one..... Just kidding, way to go! Culls eat very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    1. Poke big hole in deer
    2. Get ready to eat
    3 Show us pics
    You forgot one..... Just kidding, way to go! Culls eat very well.
    Yes they do. He will be made into burger and smoked link sausage .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rightbrained View Post
    What made it even sweeter is that I did it with a boolit I cast and powder coated . H]
    Yeah! Makes ya feel like you beat the system doesn't it?
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    Good shooting , must be a nice wide nose dragging that soft tissue out the hole with it .

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    This is the NEI boolit.
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    Well done. Good, clean ethical kill. Warm up the barbie

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    Hey RB:
    You get an atta-boy! Sure is a good feeling of accomplishment to bang Bambi with your own hand cast bullet and handloads. I made the mistake of using my linotype hard cast 450gr 50-70 Govt loads in my shop built 1874 Sharps this past season. Wooh! Not good! These hard ball- bearings shot right through the bucks lungs and didn't expand. Bambi acted like nothing was wrong! Lucky my second shot caught the top of his heart! That put him in the freezer! Have some dead soft line sheathing lead to make new bullets for next season. Never tried coated bullets. Still running my cast bullets through a Star luber-sizer with homemade lubricant.

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    Fantastic, well done!!!
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    Thanks guys , it is a feeling of accomplishment when you cast your own boolit and get meat for the freezer.
    So many people think you have to buy the latest/greatest high tech super duper technology to put meat on the table. I’m not in that camp .

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    Good job.

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    congrats!!!!!!!!!
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    Aint it fun and to know you did it with something you yourself had produced just ad's to the accomplishment
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    Quote Originally Posted by white eagle View Post
    Aint it fun and to know you did it with something you yourself had produced just ad's to the accomplishment
    Yes sir!

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    Everyone knows a cast boolit will just bounce off a deer! C'mon, man! Good kill.
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