Do you find casting boolits relaxing?

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  1. blikseme300

    blikseme300 Member

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    Had another carpy day at the office today. :banghead:Came home and powered up the melting pot and started casting some boolits a little later.:)

    How many here cast boolits as stress relief therapy?
     
  2. GP100man

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    it shore helps !!!!!

    GP100man
     
  3. Dean Williams

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    I don't need to be stressed out to enjoy it, but I agree, doing a simple productive task that you like is pretty relaxing.
    I've been sitting home for a few days with a crummy cold and the minor misery that goes along with it. I fired up the casting furnace a popped out about 400 bullets at a leisurely pace. I still have a cold, but feel better about it.

    Anyway, I like casting and I usually am totally absorbed with it, so it's a good thing to take my mind off other "stuff".
     
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    casting bullets and reloading both are good relaxing therapy to me............
     
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    It's good therapy. till you have to tumble lube 3k you cast to relax:cuss:
     
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    I don't know if casting is relaxing as I'm retired and pretty relaxed already but I do enjoy it. Ever since I started casting 38 years ago I've enjoyed it. I know this sounds silly but I almost feel like I'm getting away with something. I take those crappy old wheel wts and turn them into nice shiny accurate bullets that are almost free! It doesn't get any better than that.
     
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    Been a while since I warmed up the pot, thanks for the tip, been stressed lately, maybe that will help.
     
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    heck ya. just as long as you have the time.
     
  9. Dean Williams

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    Bullseye308 wrote:

    Well, it's a heck of a lot easier than running all those bullets through a lubrisizer!
     
  10. Sgt.Dusk

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    The part when I sit down after casting and have a beer while looking at the huge pile of boolits I made.....thats relaxing ;)
     
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    For now I'm relaxing and letting someone else cast mine, but this is a skill that I look forward to learning some day.
     
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    It was nice and relaxing until all my shooting buddies found out I was casting and now I cant keep up!!!!!! I am now making them come over and run them through the lube/sizer for me. I would let them cast but..... they just dont have as good a quality control as I like. If you want it done right, do it yourself.

    Hairball
     
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    relaxing and therapeutic. Even took it with me on my last vacation. Wish I had the time for it right now as I need to relax.
     
  14. THe Dove

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    Cast/size/lube is as much fun as reloading and shooting in my book. Heck, I enjoy the search for scrap lead and WW's.

    The Dove
     
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    On a beautiful spring or fall evening I love to cast out on the deck.
     
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