Castageddon is about to commence.

Discussion in 'Casting' started by Starkherz199, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Castageddon 2017/18 is a go.
     
    Ikarus1, Oneofsix and Wolffy like this.
  2. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,741
    Likes Received:
    5,452
    Location:
    JoCo
    Pix please! The old ones got gone!

    I have about 1000 lbs of lead stashed here and its about time for a casting session or 10.
     
    Starkherz199 likes this.
  3. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Will do. I got 4 and 1/2 5 gallon buckets (3/4 full) sifted. Started casting yesterday. I'll cast up till January 4th or so and stop. Pics then.
     
  4. copdills

    copdills Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Messages:
    740
    Likes Received:
    215
    Location:
    Clover SC
    good luck safe casting
     
    Starkherz199 likes this.
  5. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    I've been delayed by weather, and will finish up over MLK holiday. Right now I'm sitting on 380 pounds of cast bullets. All are 9mm, and I'm using 133gr moulds. That puts me in the ballpark of 20,000 rounds. Need about 10,000 more for the year.
     
    Ikarus1, bigfelipe and Mike Overlay like this.
  6. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    1,702
    Location:
    Outside the war zone known as Durham
    I live on the street that the old DPRC berm is on. It's still full of lead
     
  7. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    What..do you not have a shove or something....lol
     
    Ikarus1 likes this.
  8. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Forsyth
    Kinda what I was thinking.
     
  9. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2017
    Messages:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    1,702
    Location:
    Outside the war zone known as Durham
    I would but my neighbor who actually owns a piece of the berm might get ticked
     
    Starkherz199 likes this.
  10. Oneofsix

    Oneofsix bag of mostly water Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    2,830
    Location:
    NW RobCo
    "You see neighbor, all I want to do is remove all that dangerous lead from your land for you."

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
     
    Starkherz199 and Ikarus1 like this.
  11. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    10,338
    Likes Received:
    17,145
    Location:
    East of CLT
    You need a shirt that says "We're from the Neighborhood Environmental Protection Service, and we're here to help." Don't forget your wire screen sifter! ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018
    DangerRuss, Oneofsix and JohnFreeman like this.
  12. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    This cold weather has slowed me down this year...but as of now I'm north of 400lbs cast. The snow has convinced me to go a few more days, and then I'll talley the total.
     
  13. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Forsyth
    That's a lot of casting.

    I lack the dedication. I told myself I'd cast like 10k or something to maybe get thru the years 9mm. I think so far I have enough to get thru March. Maybe that's what I'll do Saturday...

    Sent from my SM-G360V using Tapatalk
     
  14. SCshooter57

    SCshooter57 covfefe Charter Life Member Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    1,367
    Location:
    WNC
  15. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Butter, SCshooter57, Beef15 and 3 others like this.
  16. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Final tally...583lbs this year.

    10 lbs of 95gr 9mm 736 bullets
    25 lbs of 50 beuwulf...and 300blk
    40 lbs of 158gr 9mm 1772 bullets
    508 lbs of 135gr 9mm. 26,340 bullets
     
  17. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    3,741
    Likes Received:
    5,452
    Location:
    JoCo
    THAT is a casting session!

    I want to see you pick one of those tubs up with those jaunty plastic handles! :)
     
  18. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Not a chance. Lol
     
  19. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Getting close to that time of the year. Trying for 35-40,000 this year.
     
  20. Glade8r

    Glade8r Hard Target

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Franklinton,NC
    Gearing up myself. Just put about 400lbs into ingots.
     
    Ikarus1 likes this.
  21. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    I'll sift the berms come next Wednesday, then melt and clean the recovered the lead. That's going to take some time. I should be in full casting mode the week before Christmas.
     
    Ikarus1 likes this.
  22. Goofyfoot2001

    Goofyfoot2001 Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    4,439
    Likes Received:
    9,442
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Wish I had a berm
     
    Starkherz199, Oneofsix and Ikarus1 like this.
  23. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Forsyth
    Me to self last year after seeing your post, "YEAH! I'ma cast enough this winter I can put my pot in storage."

    Me in April, "Yeah, hi, Blue Bullets? I need some 135s so I can shoot this weekend. Thanks"
     
    drypowder and Starkherz199 like this.
  24. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    10,338
    Likes Received:
    17,145
    Location:
    East of CLT
    gah. I gotta sort thru lead after getting help in cleaning up the garage and gaining a project vehicle :rolleyes:

    Been lurking in the Castboolits BST........always a dangerous game. Got a new Mihec copy of the RCBS 150gr .38 SWC HP that I wanna play with in powdercoat. Discovered 2 new bags of Eastwood powder coat have turned to rock.....so I guess humidity in the garage has been high during the Monsoon summer and fall :(
     
  25. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Good thing about Eastwood powder...they keep making it. lol.
     
  26. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    I sort of have to do it. The tires get shot all up and start falling over. Once the wife complains about the back yard I have to break out the shovel. I guess I could stop shooting and fix it all.
     
  27. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Berm is sifted and cleaned...produced 40 monster ingots this year. Time to start casting.
    Edited to add...just north of 600 lbs

    20181218_150614.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2018
  28. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Forsyth
    Lotta lead.
    You motivated me again.
    I really need to make a larger capacity "smelter"
    4.5 gallons of wheel weights and range scrap turned into this, half a milk crate of muffins
    [​IMG]
     
    Gspec, drypowder, Butter and 2 others like this.
  29. Dave951

    Dave951 Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    1,860
    Location:
    NC
    Well I avoided the Christmas Eve rush. Not hard to do smelting lead and casting boolits. On the agenda this fine afternoon were boolits for my 1858 Smith, my 1861 Springfield and 1842 Macon. Gonna do more tomorrow too!
     
    Beef15 likes this.
  30. Butter

    Butter Who’s in charge around here? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    4,400
    Likes Received:
    6,577
    Location:
    Kannapolis
    Can yall reuse a batch of botched powder coated bullets?
     
    Ikarus1 and DangerRuss like this.
  31. slow is slow

    slow is slow Busy dry firing..... Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    634
    Location:
    Sanford
    Yep! I run bad powder coated bullets through my smelter all the time. If they don't turn out the way I like them, remelt and recast
     
    Ikarus1 and Butter like this.
  32. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Forsyth
    Absolutely. Just treat it like scrap/dirty lead and melt it well ventilated.
     
    Ikarus1 and Butter like this.
  33. Butter

    Butter Who’s in charge around here? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    4,400
    Likes Received:
    6,577
    Location:
    Kannapolis
    Next match Ill bring them for you
     
    Beef15 likes this.
  34. Beef15

    Beef15 B or somesuch

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    2,438
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    Forsyth
    Too kind. I thought you cast?
     
  35. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    10,338
    Likes Received:
    17,145
    Location:
    East of CLT
    I need to get off my butt and start sorting lead. I got a mess in the garage from the last 'cleanup'
     
  36. Butter

    Butter Who’s in charge around here? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    4,400
    Likes Received:
    6,577
    Location:
    Kannapolis
    Negative, I get that alot. I got cast bullets then i powder coated them at home
     
  37. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Week 1 done, 7000 bullets cast.
     
    Butter and dave33 like this.
  38. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    Hit 13,000 ...still working.
     
    Bullseye Baldee, dave33 and Oneofsix like this.
  39. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here
    18,000 and counting. Did I mention my shoulders and arms are sore...lol.
     
  40. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Location:
    here