so waht ya doin today?

oscarflytyer

Well-Known Member
Re-boxed all my reloaded ammo into all the plastic ammo boxes I have bought/been given over the years. No more ragged flimsy old paper boxes. Kinda nice. Wile the move has been a ROYAL pita, it HAS had its upsides. All my relaoding/casting/etc is now VERY organized, AND I KNOW what I have. Been doing a lot of inventory work as well. No more buying dups, at least for maybe 2-3 months! lol!

At the new place, I don't have a dedicated space, and have had to fit the garage for multi-purpose storage/wood working space/reloading. One of the big issues is/was how to manage my lead stash. Still only about 1/2 of it moved. And a good bit of it has to be "mobile"/movable so I can put it somewhere, yet easily (yeah RIGHT!) move it around for a multi-use space.

THINK I may have solved the problem. I was going to build a custom wood box and place on a doll, then realized I had 3x old ammo cans/boxes sitting stacked. Perfect combo. I bought a "skeleton" wooden dolly at HD, then beefed it up. Closed in the open space with 3/4" plywood, then put a full 3/4" plywood slab over the entire dolly surface. Then just put the cans on top and filled with lead. They JUST happened to fit nearly perfect. Now I can move the lead around if I need to get to something and not taking up a bunch of dedicated/dead floor space. Prob have to build another one for some of the rest of the stash. Only thing I plan to add is a pull rope to make it easier to move around (vs pushing it).
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waco

Springfield, Oregon
Cast for the first time in over six months. Fired up the RCBS Pro Melt and cast a few hundred RCBS 45-270-SAA Bullets. Powder coated and sized to .451”
These will be for my newish Ruger Bisley Blackhawk.
I’m thinking 8-10gr of Unique for a nice mild load that still hits hard with a 280gr bullet. 9FE59970-AFCF-406A-9CAC-0ADF17944C89.jpeg
 

oscarflytyer

Well-Known Member
Waco - if ever interested, I would love to mold swap with you to cast a few of those to try in my 45 Colts. Have a bunch to swap, maybe a Saeco 453 225 WC mold? Who knows.... Think about it.
 

L Ross

Well-Known Member
Cast for the first time in over six months. Fired up the RCBS Pro Melt and cast a few hundred RCBS 45-270-SAA Bullets. Powder coated and sized to .451”
These will be for my newish Ruger Bisley Blackhawk.
I’m thinking 8-10gr of Unique for a nice mild load that still hits hard with a 280gr bullet. View attachment 19285
Is that the clear powder coat that lets the bullets still look like cast instead of lip stick?
 

L Ross

Well-Known Member
Nope. This is a silver and mate black mix.
I sure wish I could summon up the ambition to try that. Tumble lubing was a big step for me. And bear fat and tallow, and horse tallow, and deer tallow, and mutton tallow, and beeswax, man, that all makes perfect sense to me. I even have some steam cylinder oil and Sperm Whale slickum.
 

Mitty38

Shatterpated Constituent
Just bought 150 rounds of Winchester 115 grain 9mm fmj, at Farm and Fleet.
$40.
Ben wanting to get out My js9 but was down to 100 rounds of the home rolled powder coated stuff. No pistol primers or pre primed 9mm brass left.

So, Yes I bought store bought ammo.

Just hope the old Beemiller don't choke on all that copper after it got used to a steady diet of lead.
 
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Gary

SE Kansas
Cast for the first time in over six months. Fired up the RCBS Pro Melt and cast a few hundred RCBS 45-270-SAA Bullets. Powder coated and sized to .451”
These will be for my newish Ruger Bisley Blackhawk.
I’m thinking 8-10gr of Unique for a nice mild load that still hits hard with a 280gr bullet. View attachment 19285
Absolutely beautiful wheelgun. Is that the one with 3.75" barrel and shoots 45 acp as well?
 

CZ93X62

Official forum enigma
Actually, Buckshot brought over 3 rifles--the two aforementioned examples plus a 1909-made 1886 lightweight carbine that is IMMACULATE. It is a re-blue, but nicely done and had pristine bore. If I make it to age 112, I hope I look half that good. Not much other news of note, other than some info about a range site that might be worth a look-see this week.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
it has it's place.... LOL.
but I understand totally, all that time and effort to get things just so,,,, and then look back and think if only I hadn't of fixed that lyman mold I coulda just threw some powder on it and loaded them right out of the oven.

shhhezeus went down to shoot some this afternoon, while there I had to ask if they had any powder or anything.
shelly looks at me and says yeah YOU have some in the back. YOU idiot.
remember when you told the Prez to order you some Promo?
well he did and it just come in the other day.
I was like shit,,, wait,, that was like a year back.
yeah he ordered like 12 jugs and it's saved everybody's butt, I was about to put your 2 jugs out since you ain't been in for months now,,,,, your not gonna like the price though.
if you got some primers I won't kick, she was like well I got these and these.
I will take the federals... and some shot.
shot Huh?....
okay I went too far... LOL.
you want 7-1/2's or 8's.
7-1/2's two of those too.

beep, beep, beepbeep,,beep.

good lord,,,, good thing uncle Joe's paying for this.
won't even go into what wood goes for now,,,,, holy moses..... it's measure like 27 times, cut once now.
I don't even wanna mess up a crooked 1x2 at those prices.
I'm scared to see what they are gonna be after the summer price increase.
 

Rick

Moderator
Staff member
Went to Lowes a few weeks ago for a 2x10x10 pressure treated for my trailer. I left it right there in the rack at the store, wouldn't even pick it up lest I bruised it or something. $38 each. :eek: Can't express how delighted I am that I am not in the middle of a house build right now.
 

Gary

SE Kansas
Went to Lowes a few weeks ago for a 2x10x10 pressure treated for my trailer. I left it right there in the rack at the store, wouldn't even pick it up lest I bruised it or something. $38 each. :eek: Can't express how delighted I am that I am not in the middle of a house build right now.
Just in the finishing stages of an addition to our home; I swear this little room is costing almost as much as when we built our house and is about a 10th the size.
 

Ian

Notorious member
Just in the finishing stages of an addition to our home; I swear this little room is costing almost as much as when we built our house and is about a 10th the size.

I haven't worked on our little home addition in nearly a year. Got it to the point of needing wiring, insulation, and drywall and quit. Probably can't afford to finish it now.