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06-28-2007, 12:39 AM
Man after three off and on again days of melting lead and casting bullets, I was starting to dream about it last night Flux and Stir.
Got rid of 4 5 gallon pails of lead and cast 1 large coffee can each of 357, 44 Mag and 45 all with them Group Buy Moulds.
Should be good for a while. Ken

Fireball 57
06-28-2007, 01:31 AM
kodiak: Now the real work begins. Those boolits can't stay in coffee cans forever. It just means more trips to the range with little time available since the "boss" has other plans. Have a great holiday and shoot straight!

Lloyd Smale
06-28-2007, 12:00 PM
just keep in mind that other then rendering down wws to much fluxing is worse then not enough.

06-28-2007, 09:22 PM
Trips to the range, well yes the wear and tear on the vehicle the cost of gas man this is going to break me. I guess the only thing is if I would of had to buy oh lets say 3000 plus bullets even cast up hewre in Canada would have broke me.

Fluxing to much, no I have a 40 pound cast pot only stir it with a wood stick then shot of candle wax or marvel flux and only using that to get rid of it. Then it will be the stick and one shot of borax or lube wax or candle wax. Only have 1/2 a can left so shouldn't be more than another couple years till I get rid of the marvels.

07-05-2007, 03:01 AM
I here you on the flux and stir. I sat on my porch the other night when it was pretty out and casted a pile of 120gr truncated cone bullets for my Super .38.
I must say it is not so much of a money saver as I just enjoy casting.

Fireball 57
07-07-2007, 05:12 PM
kodiack1: With the price of gas (even Iranians complaining) and Pb's getting more than the price of butter, I'm thinking of buying an old horse (nag), feed it with grass along the highway, ask for donations from welfare recipients to collect Pb wheelweighs, and quit my dayjob to have more time to shoot my cast boolit guns that I can't afford to shoot anyway. I might lose the 'ol Lady, though. I sure get tired of TV dinners. Maybe this is a plan?

07-08-2007, 02:06 AM
Fireball I have thought about it long and hard The Welfare well I could handle that loose the wife after 30 years well it wouldn't be that hard. I'll be damned if I am going to live on TV dinners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fireball 57
07-10-2007, 05:22 AM
Kodiac1: With the "Boss" in the kitchen, maybe I'll forgo those damnable TV dinners. That's the weak link in my plan! Have a great day!:coffee:

single shot
08-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Who needs TV dinners?

Just nail a ground hog, woodchuck, with a cast boolit. They make a great stew.

I get mine out of a soy bean field and simmer in a crock pot with Campbells French Onion soup instead of water. Comes out falling off the bone tender and slightly sweet tasting from being raised on the soy beans.

Heck I have a 1950s' cook book that even has recipes for muskrat.


08-06-2007, 01:28 AM
We ain't got no groundhogs up here!!
Muskrat not a chance I think I would stay with the TV dinners.
Porcupine ain't half bad can be bear to skin though.
Beaver Tail that is good.

01-20-2008, 03:11 PM
Single Shot

I've had muskrat before. It's good. Try it you'll like it.

01-21-2008, 04:52 PM
Beaver Tail soup now there is good eating. Beaver legs are great as well. Never fancied Muskrat though. Would eat it if I had nothing else but it might take a few days for me to make up my mind.

Take Care