New member, central/southeast MI

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Del-Ray posted this 14 June 2019

Joined  a few days ago, finally got around to posting here.

Cast for every firearm I have except my 50bmg.  Love shooting older firearms now, though I have many newer types.  I've cast lead since I was 10 using my dads hot pot to melt roof lead I "procured" from a construction site.  Finally started to use cast bullets after I started to reload at 16.  I first started with store bought bullets (laser cast, which almost stopped my use of lead bullets), and ended up with about 40 moulds so far.  I have some old herters moulds, as well as some home made looking ones as well.  And use TAC lube for all of them.

Otherwise, mostly RCBS, Lyman, LEE, and a couple NOE moulds. 

I work in the elevator trade so I have access to lead occasionally.  While it may only be once or twice a year, its massive quantities, close to, or over thousands of pounds.  This next batch I'll let everyone here know and try to find homes for more then the few hundred pounds I buy of it. 

 

Its either pure, or a hard babbit from shackles.

 

Anyways, I like to relaod and cast more then shoot.  Leading to my trips to the range being more about mining the berm for lead then actual shooting. 

I'll cast my lyman 454190 all day, but I don't think you could pay me enough to use my collar button mould again.

Nice to meet you all. 

I'm in Clio MI, but work in southeast detroit.

It kind of TASTES like lead...

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Brodie posted this 14 June 2019

Welcome aboard Del-Ray,

It's good to meet you, you should fit right in here.  Best of luck with your ups and downs of business.

B.E.Brickey

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 14 June 2019

hi Del-Ray ... good to see another caster coming on board ....  please keep us up on your adventures ...  you will find a wide diversity of shooting interests here, from fun plinking to serious competition .... some even do both !! ...

ken

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 15 June 2019

Welcome, welcome, welcome. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. 

David Reiss - NRA Life Member & PSC Range Member Retired Police Firearms Instructor/Armorer
-Services: Wars Fought, Uprisings Quelled, Bars Emptied, Revolutions Started, Tigers Tamed, Assassinations Plotted, Women Seduced, Governments Run, Gun Appraisals, Lost Treasure Found.
- Also deal in: Land, Banjos, Nails, Firearms, Manure, Fly Swatters, Used Cars, Whisky, Racing Forms, Rare Antiquities, Lead, Used Keyboard Keys, Good Dogs, Pith Helmets & Zulu Headdresses. .

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max503 posted this 15 June 2019

Welcome.

Yup.  You got to like to fool with lead in order to enjoy this sport.  Something about seeing dirty lead transformed into shiny ingots just warms the soul.

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Mouldknocker posted this 18 September 2019

Hi from Illinois!

I delivered CAT freight to Wixom for many a year.

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Del-Ray posted this 18 September 2019

Illinois! Our favorite neighbors. Not like those weirdos in Ohio....

Recently grabbed some foundry type, and waiting for a 246gr mould from saeco for my new 44 special. Why am I buying gu s just so I have to buy new moulds?

Got a WWII LENDLEASE m&p still cambered in 38sw next up...

It kind of TASTES like lead...

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