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#13283390 - 11/15/18 Anybody else casting since the weather changed?  
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Cooler weather finally hit so I dug out the pot and some lead and got after it. Cast 5-600 NOE SC311-165rf Ranch Dog bullets for my Grandsons Marlin 336 youth and my 308 practice loads. Put up another 600 or so Accurate plain based 38-250B for my M336 38-55. Then got down to buisness, nearly 1500 452-200 swc out of a 2 cavity Lee mold. That one took a while, need a 6 banger for that one.

300 BP

#13283539 - 11/15/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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Cast year round down here. It's exciting when ya wear flip flops.


I am..........disturbed.

Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass. -Twain


#13286746 - 11/17/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I’m getting close. My last loading session took me down to about 200 previously cast 250 gr. Keith bullets. I like to keep about a thousand on hand for my .44’s.

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#13286758 - 11/17/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: DigitalDan]  
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Cast year round down here. It's exciting when ya wear flip flops.



Ouch!


Doug
#13286897 - 11/17/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: lastround]  
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Originally Posted by lastround
Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Cast year round down here. It's exciting when ya wear flip flops.



Ouch!


I'm not much of a dancer, might help me learn

Alpha

#13287013 - 11/17/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I go year round also but wear shoes.


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#13288462 - 11/17/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I’d like to cast year round but operating an air conditioning business in Texas dang near keeps me busy year round. I’m getting eat up with bullet casting though. It’s all I have been thinking about lately.

#13288530 - 11/17/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I cast whenever I run low on anything which is usually on and off throughout the year. I did just get a new mold from Accurate Molds so had to fire up the pot and pour a batch (.452 345 gr WLN GC). Very nice casting mold...

#13302657 - 11/24/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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[img]https://i.imgur.com/KNsdA9K.jpg?1[/img]

You bet I'm casting!

After all the advice from this site came through for mew, I will be a casting fool.

This was a 317 grain (w/gas check) 45-70 bullet from Accurate Molds.

Thanks to all!


Me solum relinquatis


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#13302666 - 11/24/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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Me solum relinquatis


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Bravo

#13306984 - 11/25/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I will start casting in January after the holidays when things come down around the house. I cast 4 sizes of round balls for my muzzle loading firearms. I

#13307185 - 11/25/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I cast year round here, usually once or twice a month to keep up with practice and pistol matches.

#13314461 - 11/28/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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I cast close to 20 different bullets from .25 to .375 caliber rifles, 9mm to .45 caliber pistol, .36 to .54 caliber blackpowder, and 12 gauge slugs. Last year I bought Lee 6 cavity molds for my 9mm, .38, and .45 acp pistols. In the same time that it used to take me to cast a couple hundred bullets with my 2 cavity molds, I can now cast 6-700 bullets.


SAVE 200 ELK, KILL A WOLF

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#13315315 - 11/28/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: buffybr]  
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Even though it was snowing lightly yesterday I managed to cast a couple hundred of the Bradshaw/Martin 194 gr 357 slugs & a couple hundred 212 gr 41 magnum HP's. I still have one antelope tag & an elk tag to fill but my bullet casting is about done for the year, casting when it's 18 degrees isn't as fun as it used to be.

Dick

#13315768 - 11/29/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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Had to stop for a spell. Too cold to wear flip flops.

Back when it was warmer, about 3 weeks ago?

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I am..........disturbed.

Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass. -Twain


#13330740 - 12/04/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ranger_Green]  
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Originally Posted by Ranger_Green
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You and me need to have a race. laugh

Top row is a Lyman 457125, 30:1
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Seat it over 5 gr 4759 and 60 grains of Swiss 1.5 FG and it looks like the 2d from the right
L-R: .22 BB cap, .22 CB long, .22 K-Hornet, .25-20 Win, .25-20 SS, .250 Savage (2), .30 M1, .30 Sneezer, .30-30, .38-55, .44 Mag, .45-70, .416 Rigby (truck gun)
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Shoots OK with just a tang sight. Dunno what I"m gonna do with the scope.......
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I am..........disturbed.

Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass. -Twain


#13333545 - 12/05/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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#13340565 - 12/07/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: oldvet]  
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Originally Posted by oldvet
I will start casting in January after the holidays when things come down around the house.


Thats pretty much when I cast. Late winter and early spring after hunting season is over. I have a steel work bench in my shop where me and a buddy or two will cast a few times a week. Talk, visit, maybe even sip on a beer!


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#13347185 - 12/09/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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Way to cold to cast here. Going to have to wait until spring now.

#13349003 - 12/10/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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Just finished casting some 250 gr. Lyman 429421’s (500+) I’d show them to you if Photobucket hadn’t pulled out. I can’t seem to figure out any other way to post pictures. Anyway, I cast them and store them away. I still size and lube with LBT Blue soft as I need them for loading. I haven’t tried powder coating yet and probably won’t as I’m too old, and old fashioned for change. I plan on adding another 500 or so tomorrow and may keep going until I’ve got a couple of thousand. I may also cast some #358665’s for my 38’s and 357’s while I’m in the process and in the mood.


Doug
#13350267 - 12/10/18 Re: Anybody else casting since the weather changed? [Re: Ole_270]  
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Casted two weeks ago, a small 30 rounds worth.

LBT 340 .458 LFNs softnosed and heat treated for the 1895.

Shot that weekend for the deer opener, buck head on. The bullet hit the base of the left neck and exited the right rear hip. A shard of the softnose made it to the hind quarter, other than that it was a total pass through.




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