Others instrumental in helping the new association get a good start included Ed Harris who began contributing technical articles for many of the early issues of the newsletter and by the June 1978 issue was editing the Fouling Shot. Others made their contribution by reporting their experiments with cast bullets and performing the various jobs necessary to keep the Association healthy and growing. Then as now, the CBA is only as successful as the quality of the articles written for the Fouling Shot. Standout contributors in the first few years included Dennis Marshall, a metallurgist who help us understand the properties and behavior of lead alloys, William Davis, Carl Johnson, Bob Sears, John Ardito, Ellis Lea, Andy Barniskis, David Finch and Frank Marshall. These early experimenters/writers, along with the individuals mentioned earlier, were instrumental in CBA reaching a size that could be sustained. By January of 1979, eighteen months after the first newsletter, the CBA had 256 members.