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DoctaGlockta
01-11-2012, 14:08
Curious to know how old (wise ;)) the members here are. I know Elron was born in '59 and Jack is up there with Uncle Bob nipping at his heels but the rest of you I have no idea.

I'm curious to see if there is an average age here and if reloading is really an old man's activity - like shuffleboard.

Edit: Sorry fellows I forgot to mention I'm 44 magnum.

Zombie Steve
01-11-2012, 14:15
Be 40 in a few months. Sorry about the bad news. You're in the old fart's club.

rpgman
01-11-2012, 14:15
Curious to know how old (wise ;)) the members here are. I know Elron was born in '59 and Jack is up there with Uncle Bob nipping at his heels but the rest of you I have no idea.

I'm curious to see if there is an average age here and if reloading is really an old man's activity - like shuffleboard.


50 born in 1961

GioaJack
01-11-2012, 14:17
Whereas I remember when the Redwood forest was a desert Unclebob remembers the Grand Canyon when it was a ditch.

Shouldn't you be in math class or at recess right about now? :whistling:


Jack

tq_g22
01-11-2012, 14:17
I'm 19 and I reload with my grandfather all the time.

sr975j
01-11-2012, 14:20
im 22. i guess im in the young crowd.

edit. and i dont reload....yet

Sam

gwalchmai
01-11-2012, 14:23
< sigh >

Jack23
01-11-2012, 14:27
I was born in 1944. I wouldn't dare fire a cartridge that I reloaded. "Let's see now did I already put the powder in this one or not? Pro'lly not. Here then, let me just put it in right now so I won't forget." There are other reasons but that is the main one. Also I am too lazy and I'm far from rich but I don't really need to save money that badly. Before I retired I never had time and now I just don't want to.

steve4102
01-11-2012, 14:27
Turned 55 12/28

CrookCounty
01-11-2012, 14:27
<<<<<<<<is 32 years old

unclebob
01-11-2012, 14:39
Contrary to what Jack says next month I will only be 66.

Lord270
01-11-2012, 14:40
26. Second generation all around loader, but first generation rifle and pistol loader. My dad used to reload shotshells. He started around the same age I am now

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Shadyscott69
01-11-2012, 14:41
Will be 43 in about 2 weeks. Everyone says I look 23. :whistling:

GioaJack
01-11-2012, 14:49
Contrary to what Jack says next month I will only be 66 X2

Fixed it for ya.

Hey, old man, they delivered your book yesterday. It's snowing today and I'm not risking injury to my dainty, little body by going to the post office... although I may go to the store to buy a few cases of Twinkies while they're still available.

Send me a PM or an email with your address and I'll get it out to you by Friday... unless I can find someone who wants to buy it. :whistling:


Jack

RustyFN
01-11-2012, 14:53
I will be 55 next month.

fredj338
01-11-2012, 15:03
Not as old as I sometimes look or feel. I'll be 56 this year.:fred:

Paul53
01-11-2012, 15:06
59 tomorrow! Or as I prefer to think of it, 15 on the Celsius scale.:fred:

PhantomF4E
01-11-2012, 15:08
<--- Remembers contemplating how to reload the 44 rimfire :-)

Dalton Wayne
01-11-2012, 15:11
I'll be 58 years young in April

gforester
01-11-2012, 15:12
I know, I know, I look like I am 35, but really, for sure, I am 59 now. I've been reloading fo about 3 years, mostly pistol, but a few months ago I started loading 30-06 and .223 Rem. My step-dad used to reload 30-06 about 45 years ago but the old guy doesn't know what happened to all his dies and such. So when he gave me his Springfield 03A3 I had to buy all new when I started shooting it.

labdwakin
01-11-2012, 15:13
I'm a whole 35 summers and 11 moons...

unclebob
01-11-2012, 15:19
59 tomorrow! Or as I prefer to think of it, 15 on the Celsius scale.:fred:

Happy Birthday.

Genesis
01-11-2012, 15:43
63 years young! Treated myself to 550 from Brian Enos (thanks to GTR forum members' info) for Christmas to load 9mm & .40 S&W. Second time around for reloading. Started (and finished :crying:) in late '70s with 30.06 and .38 special using Lee Basic (?)(about $10) and RCBS Rock Chucker upgrade. Looking forward to gaining my second wind.

Colorado4Wheel
01-11-2012, 15:44
45. And I expect a gift this year on May 15. Don't forget like last year.

oneofthose
01-11-2012, 15:48
I remember when the dead sea was only sick.

F106 Fan
01-11-2012, 15:52
66 on the most recent Pearl Harbor day

Richard

ratf51
01-11-2012, 15:52
53; my user name includes my age when I signed up on GT.

ChrisJn
01-11-2012, 16:00
I can remember Hurricanes and Spitfires flying overhead!

Kwesi
01-11-2012, 16:01
Closing in on 62 real fast.

yellolab
01-11-2012, 16:04
Turned 48 on Jan 4th.

Kevin

Glockworks
01-11-2012, 16:13
51, but as the children say, "next year I'll be" 52.

Beanie-Bean
01-11-2012, 16:15
Halfway through year 43 here.

rickrope
01-11-2012, 16:15
42 for one more week.

Damn some of you guys are OLD :wow:

Travclem
01-11-2012, 16:18
24 here

robin303
01-11-2012, 16:23
58 in Feb :faint:

AA#5
01-11-2012, 16:24
59 as of a couple of days ago. But I don't feel a day over 70.

ron59
01-11-2012, 16:31
53 Next month.

I got into the shooting/reloading game late!!! 3 years ago when I wasn't quite 50.

ken grant
01-11-2012, 16:33
73 this past November

Boxerglocker
01-11-2012, 16:35
44 years behind me :cool:

TX Archer
01-11-2012, 16:36
46 here

michael e
01-11-2012, 16:46
29 , been reloading since was 18. Started because I had alot more time than money when was young. Kept reloading because I am cheap, and it gives me some time to spend alone in the gun room.

imjustron
01-11-2012, 16:49
imjust 47

Steve Koski
01-11-2012, 16:53
43, I think.

ZekerMan
01-11-2012, 16:58
In human years I guess I turned 60 last December:yawn:

DWARREN123
01-11-2012, 16:59
59 and feeling every day of it right now! :rofl:

fredj338
01-11-2012, 17:01
59 and feeling every day of it right now! :rofl:

The fact you ARE still feeling anything is a good sign!:wow:

XXLTexan
01-11-2012, 17:02
33.....sigh....

Skytow
01-11-2012, 17:04
45 ouch... and, on the PA form to buy a handgun it asks for both you DOB and age. I believe it to be a test. I actually had to think about it!! :wow:

JD

Uncle Don
01-11-2012, 17:07
52, born in 60.

MrFuzzybunny
01-11-2012, 17:07
60 in April.

ChrisJn
01-11-2012, 17:43
I can remember Hurricanes and Spitfires flying overhead!

Ok. Except for Ken Grant(73), everyone so far has been too young to even know what they are!
Alright I'll tell you. WW11 fighters. I'll be Soixante-neuf in two months.

norton
01-11-2012, 17:49
61. Some days feel 31.
Some days 161.

glock_collector
01-11-2012, 17:52
I am old enough to know better and still young enough to not care....I like feeling younger than I am and out working all the young guns I employ...I struggle to stay ahead sometimes, but I wont let them see it!!That all you got sally?

ColoCG
01-11-2012, 17:53
I'm a young 64 for not much longer.

atakawow
01-11-2012, 17:55
27. :wavey::wavey:

unclebob
01-11-2012, 18:00
Ok. Except for Ken Grant(73), everyone so far has been too young to even know what they are!
Alright I'll tell you. WW11 fighters. I'll be Soixante-neuf in two months.

I knew.

mdm3
01-11-2012, 18:13
I'm 35. I wish I would have gotten started reloading about 10 years back though. Would have shot so much more by now!

shotgunred
01-11-2012, 18:26
My birthday was last Friday. My sister called me up and wished me a happy birthday. I told her I felt fine for a 46 year old. To which she replied Your wrong. I am 46 you are 48. I didn't believe her and did the math. What a crappy birthday present. Instantly 2 years older.

chevyman95
01-11-2012, 18:45
25 here, There is a lot of "experience" on this forum

snowwdog
01-11-2012, 18:56
42.6901

confirmed by dillon calipers!

Dont remember rimfire cartriges besides .22 but i do love the .41 mag!!!
Reloading some .41 today actually

ChrisJn
01-11-2012, 18:59
I knew.

Glad someone else is up there with me.
Surprised we haven't heard some wisecrack from Jack yet!

Batesmotel
01-11-2012, 19:08
Just short of 48. But at times I feel older. I was raised in a family full of older people and very "old world/old school". We owned a few small companies and I grew up working for the family. Many things I did were WAY out of my age. Doing things at 5-8 I should not have been doing until I was 18-21. Makes me feel old sometimes. It was fun but I feel sort of "out of time" around people my own age.

unclebob
01-11-2012, 19:09
Glad someone else is up there with me.
Surprised we haven't heard some wisecrack from Jack yet!

The dog is sitting on his oxygen hose again. Personally I like the P51.

wazari
01-11-2012, 19:30
73 last September.

ChrisJn
01-11-2012, 19:32
The dog is sitting on his oxygen hose again. Personally I like the P51.

Another classic (Jack as well of course!).

ratf51
01-11-2012, 19:38
As one of my seminary professors would say, "I wake up in the morning feeling like an 18 year old (...pause...pause...) with something horribly, horribly wrong."

XDRoX
01-11-2012, 19:43
I'm 36.

ricklaut
01-11-2012, 20:08
46... Should have started doing this years ago, but could never find the time. Now, it seems I'm always reloading and not making time for the other stuff!

labdwakin
01-11-2012, 20:09
Glad someone else is up there with me.
Surprised we haven't heard some wisecrack from Jack yet!

There's actually an old movie starring Leslie Howard about the Supermarine Spitfire and its' designer. Yes, I know what the Spit is... and these too: P51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, P-38 Lightning, Brewster Buffalo, Thunderbolt, just to name a few of the great planes of that era. That was when people were still accountable for their own actions and did things knowing that they might be dangerous instead of whining about how it should be safer.

GioaJack
01-11-2012, 20:13
Apparently GTR is misnamed, it should be...

Geriatrics Training Rookies. :whistling:


Jack

lakepop
01-11-2012, 20:21
72 1940 model

lslubecki
01-11-2012, 20:41
I'm 25 with 30 years of experience. Thats 55 for some of you raised in public schools like me.

robin303
01-11-2012, 20:43
For those weak in acft recognition. :supergrin:

http://bobshermanspage.com/USAFPlanes.html

http://community.webshots.com/user/Robin303ArmyAir

robin303
01-11-2012, 20:44
Apparently GTR is misnamed, it should be...

Geriatrics Training Rookies. :whistling:


Jack

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

ChrisJn
01-11-2012, 20:51
There's actually an old movie starring Leslie Howard about the Supermarine Spitfire and its' designer. Yes, I know what the Spit is... and these too: P51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, P-38 Lightning, Brewster Buffalo, Thunderbolt, just to name a few of the great planes of that era. That was when people were still accountable for their own actions and did things knowing that they might be dangerous instead of whining about how it should be safer.

Ah yes, 'The First of The Few'. Great b&w movie from 1942. A classic, along with all the other aircraft you mention.

tac_driver
01-11-2012, 21:00
Just turned 54 jan 5th

manonmars
01-11-2012, 21:07
Just turned 21.

No, wait!.....31

I'm sorry, I cannot tell a lie.................. I'm really 41.

Er'............... I mean 49, I think.

Maybe older by a year or two, or decade or so.

I've never really figured it out..................:supergrin::supergrin:

PCJim
01-11-2012, 21:19
I've seen the double nickel come and go, and am still too young to be able to get tax free withdrawals from the retirement accounts.... Experience?, well with reloading, closing in on thirty years...

TJarv
01-11-2012, 21:25
25

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Hogpauls
01-11-2012, 22:06
46 I think.

Zombie Steve
01-11-2012, 23:49
19th annual 21st birthday party in colorado springs may 7th. You're all welcome to come hang out then stay at Jack's after.

deserttactical45
01-12-2012, 00:07
20 years old boys

Bello
01-12-2012, 07:12
33 years old

SigFTW
01-12-2012, 07:24
Big 44, and I still watch cartoons:supergrin:

tim12232
01-12-2012, 07:31
27, shooting for 17 years, hand-gunning for 6 years, glocking for 7 months lol!!!
Hope to try some reloading this next summer, as I have started to save brass from my range visists!

ashecht
01-12-2012, 07:32
50 born in 1961

Me as well

fgutie35
01-12-2012, 07:33
The consensus shows that at age 40, two things can happen. 1.- you become fiscally responsible. 2.- you become more proficient in the art of target shooting and accuracy is a main concern.
There are few exeptions (younger than 40 crowd) which I believe, they are just cheapstakes!:rofl:
Just kidding!:wavey:

HWA GLOCKER
01-12-2012, 07:34
Will be 30 on 1/26

rpgman
01-12-2012, 07:35
Me as well

Cool.
But, I bet you've been re-loading longer than I have.

jbrown13
01-12-2012, 07:40
Although born during WWII, I do not remember Hurricanes and Spitfires flying overhead. I thought a Hurricane was a drink and a Spitfire was a wife.

Ghost Tracker
01-12-2012, 07:51
This OP should've been a survey so we could estimate our forum's average age. I rode to school in a covered wagon. My first Christmas was THE First Christmas. In dog years...I'm a mummy. I'm 54 (but very low mileage, only driven on Sundays, garage-kept, have my original window sticker, and my upholstery still smells new :supergrin:)

Dogue
01-12-2012, 08:04
44 years behind me :cool:
Same here...I only come around this place when I need to feel young! :wavey:

SigFTW
01-12-2012, 08:05
This OP should've been a survey so we could estimate our forum's average age. I rode to school in a covered wagon. My first Christmas was THE First Christmas. In dog years...I'm a mummy. I'm 54 (but very low mileage, only driven on Sundays, garage-kept, still have my window sticker, and my upholstery still smells new :supergrin:)

:rofl::rofl:

ca survivor
01-12-2012, 08:30
born in 1952, turn 60 last Tuesday

ca survivor
01-12-2012, 08:39
Apparently GTR is misnamed, it should be...

Geriatrics Training Rookies. :whistling:


Jack
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

GioaJack
01-12-2012, 09:37
I can remember Hurricanes and Spitfires flying overhead!


ChrisJn is a graphic example of how extreme age becomes a memory modifier.

In his mind he remembers seeing Spitfires and Hurricanes flying overhead... in reality they were Pterodactyls.

A mind is a terrible thing to lose. :whistling:


Jack

phonejack
01-12-2012, 09:48
65 and glad to be there:fred:

freakshow10mm
01-12-2012, 10:52
I'm 30yo.

TN.Frank
01-12-2012, 11:06
Just turned 50 in June of 2011. Man how the years just fly by.:dunno:

ustate
01-12-2012, 11:44
I turn 40 in March.

HOTHEAD
01-12-2012, 11:49
1973=38

sellersm
01-12-2012, 12:17
The clock says I'm 50 but the body feels more like 70+ (stupid diseases). Learned reloading when I was a kid, gave it up for a while, now back at it.

FLSlim
01-12-2012, 14:04
My wife would say none of your business, but me, I'm a bit north of 60 and been reloading for better than 30 yrs (I still have much to learn, that's why I try to visit GT often).

ChrisJn
01-12-2012, 16:47
ChrisJn is a graphic example of how extreme age becomes a memory modifier.

In his mind he remembers seeing Spitfires and Hurricanes flying overhead... in reality they were Pterodactyls.

A mind is a terrible thing to lose. :whistling:


Jack

I recall that when I joined the London Metropolitan Police in 1961 there was a sentence in the Force Instruction Book that read, "Idle and silly remarks will be ignored". Now I know why it was put there!

shakes
01-12-2012, 17:50
27 years but been around guns for a long time :cool:

PsychoKnight
01-12-2012, 21:09
Because I was too young to buy centerfire ammo in CA, I remember my 19th birthday spent canneluring semi-jacketed hollow points I assembled from cold-swaging copper cups into chunks of thick wire I cut from a lead core-cutter; took half a day to make a hundred JHP's.

I hated the LoadMaster. 20yrs later, I remount the LM, still hating it.
Reached 45yo now, much happier in LnL AP land. If you don't like the AP, its okay - the manuf. can't keep up with demand as it is. It doesn't need anyone's blessings. But I should've sold my LM to a relative I don't like - dang it!

4GLOCKER
01-12-2012, 21:15
May of l943, during WWII. You youngsters remember that one?

carbuncle
01-12-2012, 21:17
41 here: just getting into reloading and I have my first kid due in 3 months.

uhlawpup
01-13-2012, 04:21
In dog years, I'm dead. (62)

10mmbob
01-13-2012, 12:31
54 yrs. old. Reloading going on 30 yrs.

Big Wes
01-13-2012, 13:10
I'll be 62 in February.:wavey:

smitty704
01-13-2012, 13:22
I am 23, born in '88. I turn 24 May 24th. A GT youngster.

Fire_Medic
01-13-2012, 14:28
31 years old.......

MoNsTeR
01-13-2012, 23:01
30 (1981), been loading for about 10 years

wanderinwalker
01-14-2012, 07:22
28 here. Learned reloading around 9 or so, a baby-sitter's husband taught me. (Also taught me how to really shoot a rifle; he was the junior smallbore coach at the time...)

D. Manley
01-14-2012, 19:54
68 revolutions 'round the sun & counting, thank you. So far, all the parts still work and I pound the pavement for a 4.5 mile jog every morning it ain't raining. Clears the head and gets me too tired to worry 'bout the little stuff.

Hoser
01-14-2012, 20:10
Whereas I remember when the Redwood forest was a desert Unclebob remembers the Grand Canyon when it was a ditch.

I think Jack has canes that are older than I am.

PhantomF4E
01-14-2012, 20:12
Nice to see some young ages here involved in the reloading process. I have a 27 year old son who has just expressed his desire for me to teach him. Good to know that this isn't a dying art, and quite probably one of the better things we may pass on to our next generation !

JayPap
01-14-2012, 21:46
Forty-six years old, been reloading about twenty years.

sicbstrd
01-14-2012, 22:31
34yo on 1/15

gjk5
01-14-2012, 22:44
soon to be 41, grew up shooting, fell out of it for 15 or so years because of job, big city living, too busy chasing ass etc. Went full on gun nut 6+ years ago and started reloading about 4+ years ago.

Javelin
01-14-2012, 23:23
Old enough to know better but too young to care.

marvin
01-14-2012, 23:30
born in 1962 so that makes me 49 till nov.

and i always like the P-38

Fwdftw
01-15-2012, 00:04
27....

m2hmghb
01-15-2012, 00:08
27 feeling like 57. Started reloading when I was 13.

rpgman
01-15-2012, 08:03
34yo on 1/15

Happy Birthday !:birthdaysong:

sicbstrd
01-15-2012, 10:24
Happy Birthday !:birthdaysong:
Thank You :cool: