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Old 01-26-2010, 15:29   #21
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Jack, things aint too bad if you can swing an iron 4 cavity for a while. I've heard they are heavy.

Wisky... it's said that necessity is the mother of invention, and I take that to heart. Since my back won't support me when trying to sit up I've adapted to that little inconvenience by resting my forearms on the edge of the bench while casting. I sit in a high breakfast bar type chair so it's a pretty natural position for me.

During the entire casting process I have at least one forearm leaning against the bench, usually my left arm since I hold the mould in my left hand.

The thing that slows me down the most is not being able to sit at long stretches so my normal routine is to take a break every time the pot gets down to around 1/4 full... I take a break while waiting for the new lead to melt.

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Wow, great pictures. Thanks. How deep is that bench? It looks like it's about 36" or so.

Steve... I have 4 benches and they're all the same size, approx. 40 inches high and 33 inches deep. No rhyme or reason... just seems to work for me.

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Old 01-26-2010, 16:05   #22
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I cast outside today it was 19 degree, I'm not as fortunate as Jack I cant cast in the house.
In the last week I've casted enough boolets to keep me shooting for a while and some for trading with my shooting buddy's.

800+ 401 155gn HPs
1,000+ 401 175 gn TC
1,600+ 358 151 gn RN
2,100+ 452 200 gn SWC

All the lead I have was free, and I get some free wheel weights although I have paid $25 for a 5 gal bucket it's normally $20 a bucket.
It works out to less then 12 cents a lb for all the alloy I have on hand.
Just tryin to push Steve off the fence



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Old 01-26-2010, 17:42   #23
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Thats kinda sexy for some strange reason.
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Old 01-26-2010, 17:49   #24
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Thats kinda sexy for some strange reason.
Sounds like your almost ready to start casting?

Go visit Jack he has a ton of WW he got for free!

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Old 01-26-2010, 18:04   #25
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Sounds like your almost ready to start casting?

Go visit Jack he has a ton of WW he got for free!

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Better yet, go up and visit with bob2223's wife... she does the actual casting while Bob is busy making a soufflé or getting a pedicure.

Don't forget to try his 'goat fricassee'... I hear it's to die for... or is that 'die from? Now I'm confused.

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Old 01-26-2010, 18:15   #26
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Better yet, go up and visit with bob2223's wife... she does the actual casting while Bob is busy making a soufflé or getting a pedicure.

Don't forget to try his 'goat fricassee'... I hear it's to die for... or is that 'die from? Now I'm confused.

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Goat is in a lot of Italian sausage and pepperoni, bet you've eat a lot of it whether you knew it on not.

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Old 01-26-2010, 18:24   #27
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Goat is in a lot of Italian sausage and pepperoni, bet you've eat a lot of it whether you knew it on not.

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Ah, excuse me but real Italian sausage and pepperoni contain no goat meat or goat by-products... they are 100% kosher. Wait, that doesn't sound right... I'll have to get back to you.

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Ah, excuse me but real Italian sausage and pepperoni contain no goat meat or goat by-products... they are 100% kosher. Wait, that doesn't sound right... I'll have to get back to you.

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There's a company down here called "Super Sod", I giggle every time I see one of their trucks. Nothing like a little brazhoot (di Parma), super sod, Locatelli, bread and some home made wine. I don't care if there's some goat in there or not.
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Old 01-26-2010, 19:30   #29
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Nice! I got out of casting when I could afford to buy bullets. Now I'm kicking myself because I gave away/sold all my equipment

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I'm gonna order me some moulds this week...I got me a bottom pour furnace I haven't got to use yet.....
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:57   #31
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I'm gonna order me some moulds this week...I got me a bottom pour furnace I haven't got to use yet.....


I could have been using that as a flower pot all this time. I do use the knife all the time though... thanks.

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:42   #32
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I could have been using that as a flower pot all this time. I do use the knife all the time though... thanks.

Jack
No problem... I need to get a bit more lead and been thinking about some 40 and 45 moulds. I'm leaning towards the Lee tumble lube moulds....just cause they're cheaper and supposedly you can get away without sizing the boolits. Any truth to that?

When I get a chance to cast I'll post some pics......of the boolits....not of me.
I really do appreciate the furnace and will be putting it to some good use(not a flower pot).
Also on a unrelated note the place we met last time...Its kinda close to a buddy of mine(D.M. Bullard Leather). He does holster work and been wrote up in a couple of the gun rags and stuff. He also does some shooting out there. Next time your in town out that way maybe we can set up some trigger time. Prolly won't happen soon but maybe this summer or in the fall. Just keep it in your head.
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No problem... I need to get a bit more lead and been thinking about some 40 and 45 moulds. I'm leaning towards the Lee tumble lube moulds....just cause they're cheaper and supposedly you can get away without sizing the boolits. Any truth to that?

When I get a chance to cast I'll post some pics......of the boolits....not of me.
I really do appreciate the furnace and will be putting it to some good use(not a flower pot).
Also on a unrelated note the place we met last time...Its kinda close to a buddy of mine(D.M. Bullard Leather). He does holster work and been wrote up in a couple of the gun rags and stuff. He also does some shooting out there. Next time your in town out that way maybe we can set up some trigger time. Prolly won't happen soon but maybe this summer or in the fall. Just keep it in your head.


Would have loved to meet for some shooting... was supposed to be in Florida this week for business in Orlando then back up to Ft. Worth for a week there. So much for well laid plans... the heavy haul business is off so much I got laid off 2 weeks ago as did my counter-part who did all the auctions on the west coast. Bummer... it was a perfect retirement job.

Not gonna lie down and give up... there are still too many people out there who need to be pissed off and hit with a nightstick. I'll hook up with some company eventually.

Used to take some time when I was in the Big D area and shoot at that range right off I-20 and exit 442B, I think it is. That's where I stopped for breakfast last summer and they broke into my truck and tore out the navigation system. Missed all the guns though.

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