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    Boolit Master
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    Networking pays off

    Rolled up to a scrapyard I deal with, young man says, you got any use for these?

    So, after a little negotiations took place, I rolled out with 27 pounds of already cast 3585 lead boolits! At a very good deal of a $1 per pound price. Yeah, I snatched them up quick, fast, and in a hurry!
    Not bragging, just posting to let people know that, establishing a relationship with your friends always pays off! Make those connections, they really pay off sometimes.Click image for larger version. 

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    I firmly believe that you should only get treated by how you act, not by who or what you are!!

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    I've been preaching (promoting) networking for a long while. It really does work. Its not always instant, it sometimes takes time for it to produce. But be warned, it can continue after you are no longer needful!

    Nice pile of bullets by the way!

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    lightman, thank you! I just put the word out, and then, it started slowly trickling in, you know what I mean, sometimes it’s a lot, then nothing for a month, then, wham! A load! It’s going to be fun loading these boolits, for sure.

    I’ve found a few cast boolits before, but, nothing like this quantity!
    I firmly believe that you should only get treated by how you act, not by who or what you are!!

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    Show your appreciation for the deal and the guy will talk about it. Expanding your potential network in ways you can't know in advance. I have a lifetime supply of shot (at least for me) because when the guy set aside some old bags of shot for me I let him know how much I appreciated it at the time and dropping off a $6 pizza on Saturday.

    Those guys were a steady supply of old shot after that. I bought it even when I really didn't feel like I needed more shot. But that relationship lead to other things being set aside that I might be interested in.

    People may forget exactly what you did but people seldom forget how you make them feel. Appreciated is a feeling that leaves an impression.
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    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow so we added an "S".
    Feedback page http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...light=RogerDat I do trade a bit from time to time.

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    Nice find. I usually tip my scrap guy a bit. He looks out for me..finds me lead..calls me..etc.

    Yup..networking is good.

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    Soundguy, Roger Dat, I tipped the man well! Now when I show up, he says,” come see if you can use this “ They never buy sodas or pizza , that’s for sure!

    I just appreciate them, and I show it when I can.
    I firmly believe that you should only get treated by how you act, not by who or what you are!!

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    I take the workers and owner occational deer sausage. They now keep a bucket with my name on it to dump wheel weights where they have been sorted and the steel clips removed. Been getting 100-150 lbs per month at 65 cents per lb.

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    yup, I love scrap yards. that was a great find, last pile of cast bullets I found were wadcutters that were aloxed and a bit more than a gallon ziplock bag but they had been dropped in sand so had to melt them down.

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    My brother in law delivers isotope meds to the area med facilities for the local isotope pharmacy . I have more than I need but don't turn any down. Around #350 a year at a fixed $.50 a pound. Lately it's all been the 20oz bevel. No paint, clean, no smelting. Add to the pot as needed. 10.5 BHN , what's not to like.

    Bill

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    Are you going to clean them before you lubricate them?

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    Bakebfr480, yessir I’m going to clean them up, powder coat them,size to .358” and go loadin’! I rarely use alox type lubes anymore, but when I do, it’s mostly BLL over some factory lube. Powder coat almost 100% now. I’ve washed them twice now, clean and ready to go!
    I firmly believe that you should only get treated by how you act, not by who or what you are!!

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    I've put the word out and now have tire guy suppling me and my mail man that does house cleanouts on the side. Currently talking with a local roofing guy for his scrap. And then there are the 6% antimony pieces of x-ray shielding from discontinued x-ray power supplies and discarded 63/37 tin lead from our wave solder machine. Might need to sell some before SWMBO complains.

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    Lead is where you find it and sometimes in stray places. Got a friend that works for the water department. Has to test the town's water supply on a periodic basis. After the test, he has to seal the port with a lead seal that's about the size of a .25 cent piece. Over the years, he saved all the used ones and gave me about 5 pounds. Made good .38 bullets. You never know where it will pop up./beagle
    diplomacy is being able to say, "nice doggie" until you find a big rock.....

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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