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Eric Krewson

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Recovered range lead from a B/P only range, a Coleman stove and a flea market cast iron pot (($2) is all I have used since I quit melting lead on the kitchen stove about 40 years ago.

Molds are out there, I suspect Tanner molds are always available. I have heard that places like Midway get in a shipment but they go quick, keep looking at every place that sells them on a regular basis and you will catch someone with molds in stock at least for a short period of time. Of course there are the $70 eBay Lee molds but I would wait rather than pay the scalpers prices.
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Recovered range lead from a B/P only range, a Coleman stove and a flea market cast iron pot (($2) is all I have used since I quit melting lead on the kitchen stove about 40 years ago.

Molds are out there, I suspect Tanner molds are always available. I have heard that places like Midway get in a shipment but they go quick, keep looking at every place that sells them on a regular basis and you will catch someone with molds in stock at least for a short period of time. Of course there are the $70 eBay Lee molds but I would wait rather than pay the scalpers prices.
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now that came out nice! thanke's for posting it. proves that you don't need a lot of $ to do it.
 

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Of all the times to quit, and assume the fetal position. This aint one of them!

We needs all hands on deck, and so things are a little tougher, we are here to help.

Adapt, Overcome, Improvise

I have had a .610 ball mold on back order for three months. I just keep moving ahead
 

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There are supplies to be had. Just last week I had 4 pounds of powder delivered and recently bought 2,000 caps. I'm good on round balls for a while. You just have to shop around.
 

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Took me a moth to get everything together but purchased a 1858 Army revolver, 2F, 3F, and 4F black powder, 1000 #11caps, Traditions Flintlock Mountain rifle and Trapper pistol. There is stuff out there takes some searching and a little patience.
 

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Took me a moth to get everything together but purchased a 1858 Army revolver, 2F, 3F, and 4F black powder, 1000 #11caps, Traditions Flintlock Mountain rifle and Trapper pistol. There is stuff out there takes some searching and a little patience.
Did you just recently order your Trapper? I ordered one myself from DGW and the next day they were out of stock.

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Took me a moth to get everything together but purchased a 1858 Army revolver, 2F, 3F, and 4F black powder, 1000 #11caps, Traditions Flintlock Mountain rifle and Trapper pistol. There is stuff out there takes some searching and a little patience.
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I was always told that if you quit something, you weren't to dedicated in the first place.
 

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Recovered range lead from a B/P only range, a Coleman stove and a flea market cast iron pot (($2) is all I have used since I quit melting lead on the kitchen stove about 40 years ago.

Molds are out there, I suspect Tanner molds are always available. I have heard that places like Midway get in a shipment but they go quick, keep looking at every place that sells them on a regular basis and you will catch someone with molds in stock at least for a short period of time. Of course there are the $70 eBay Lee molds but I would wait rather than pay the scalpers prices.
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Jeff Tanner has passed away, but his son in carrying on the business.
 

gustrolland

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Shooting used to be fun. Now it's hard to find anything. Round balls sold out! Are you kidding me! Melting pots sold out! Really! Ball molds sold out! What's going on in the gun world is enough to make me want to throw up & just quit!
Cast yet on, get an old cast iron pot and a way to heat it(small gas or electric heat). A table spoon with wood handles attached and a mould. You can buy all kinds of new gear, ,but you great granddady only had a pot and small ladle to go with his mould.
 
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