Okay, wow…

Yesterday’s post was really just a quicky to make up for the long pause in posting, it was never intended to be a bleg. But a bunch of people came out of the woodwork to deal with Joel’s tragic looming bullet shortage, and I can’t say how much I appreciate it.

I woke up this morning thinking that some of these guys need to get together: On the one hand there’s a person who enjoys bullet casting and wants to expand his operation into .44, and on the other hand there’s a guy with a lot of casting metal he wants rid of that he can’t afford to ship. You guys need to talk, and I’d be happy to facilitate it if you want. I don’t have the indoor space or the interest to effectively get into casting*. My casting experience goes no further than balls for muzzleloaders on a stovetop when I was a boy. But tastes and opinions differ, which is what makes the world interesting.

Anyway, I do appreciate all the information about availability on yesterday’s comment thread, as well as the offers of direct contributions (which I took people up on.) For a while there my email app showed more activity than it has in months.
*I knew a shooter in the Texas panhandle who spent more time casting bullets than he did loading or shooting them – this was in the early IPSC days and local shooters weren’t in danger of S&W sponsorships – and it always struck me as the most dreary part of the craft by far, to say nothing of what he was probably doing to his lungs in his little loading shack. But he seemed to enjoy it.

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2 Responses to Okay, wow…

  1. Eric says:

    What I forgot to mention about the shot shells is that they are .44 mag. And I would love for you to have them seeing as you are more in snake country than I am.

  2. Joel says:

    Oh! Yeah, .44 shotshells are always welcome. 🙂

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