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

  1. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Castageddon 2017/18 is a go.
     
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    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    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.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    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.
     
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    good luck safe casting
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    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.
     
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    Curmudgeon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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

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    What..do you not have a shove or something....lol
     
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    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Kinda what I was thinking.
     
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    Curmudgeon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I would but my neighbor who actually owns a piece of the berm might get ticked
     
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    "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
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    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! ;)
     
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  12. Starkherz199

    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    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.
     
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    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...

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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    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
     
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    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    THAT is a casting session!

    I want to see you pick one of those tubs up with those jaunty plastic handles! :)
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Not a chance. Lol
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Getting close to that time of the year. Trying for 35-40,000 this year.
     
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    Glade8r Hard Target

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    Gearing up myself. Just put about 400lbs into ingots.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    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.
     
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    Wish I had a berm
     
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    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"
     
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    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 :(
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Good thing about Eastwood powder...they keep making it. lol.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    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.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Berm is sifted and cleaned...produced 40 monster ingots this year. Time to start casting.
    Edited to add...just north of 600 lbs

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

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    Can yall reuse a batch of botched powder coated bullets?
     
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    slow is slow Busy dry firing..... Supporting Member

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    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
     
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    Absolutely. Just treat it like scrap/dirty lead and melt it well ventilated.
     
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    Butter Who’s in charge around here? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Next match Ill bring them for you
     
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    Beef15 B or somesuch

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    Too kind. I thought you cast?
     
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    I need to get off my butt and start sorting lead. I got a mess in the garage from the last 'cleanup'
     
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    Butter Who’s in charge around here? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Negative, I get that alot. I got cast bullets then i powder coated them at home
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Week 1 done, 7000 bullets cast.
     
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    Starkherz199 Professional Contrarian Charter Member

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    Hit 13,000 ...still working.
     
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    18,000 and counting. Did I mention my shoulders and arms are sore...lol.
     
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