04 August 2017
I am the epitome of a cast bulleteer. Back when hunting was part of my life, home cast projectiles exclusively. Every state title won by me, eleven just since the turn of the century, was using my home cast projectiles. 2000 saw me as a fifty year old man so I decided that was my mid life and the count should start again. With the exception of two defense pistols, my firearms have never had anything but my home produced cast bullets. Precision projectiles is no accident.
My cootie free environment has always been completely climate controlled with a single dedicated purpose. Having given away and used nearly every top of the line casting pot made, a heavily modified Lee ten pound bottom pour is what I use. When I set down to cast, only one type of bullet is undertaken at a session. All of the old name brand moulds are represented in my stable. Every mould has been trued to produce identical cavity to cavity castings. Three different, OCD clean, alloy are used for the spectrums I cast in. With an occasional exception, alloy work will generally be five hundred pound lots. Casting temperature is closely, controlled, maintained, and monitored with several instruments. The locations of monitoring probe points of contact are; cooling device, mould exterior, alloy within pot and an additional option probe for mould interior or pot spout. Casting for over fifty years now has given me a cadence that rivals a metronome. In numerical increments applicable to the cooled cast product at hand, projectiles are then sized, lubed, stacked into the applicable storage box, labeled and sealed within a plastic storage bag. Generally this is a session. Thousands of home cast bullets are warehoused in a large, heavy construction, secure wooden standing cabinet. While casting is not an activity I particularly look forward to or enjoy, winning gold medals at state shooting matches and competitions, is tits.
My shooting coach, mentor and friend, George Forrest, once told me I ain't that good, so every thing else better be perfect. What I do to enjoy premium cast bullets, sux.