Does anyone take their casting with them when they travel? I went for a weeks' vacation recently and knew I'd have some free time, so I packed up my stuff in a kitty litter bucket and took it along. I spent an afternoon under the tarp and made up a bunch of 9mm bullets. Been thinking about trying this and it turned out quite well. Wonder what my in-laws would say if I brought it along to Thanksgiving? It would sure beat watching football on TV.
Portable casting set-up
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Where I'll be deer hunting I might have time to do that in the woods on my stand.
I am in my 5th-wheel about three months of the year. While I take a mould for every firearm I take, I have not cast much. Usually it is linotype (low temperature) over a charcoal fire and make 25 or so. FWIW
Way back when I was a working stiff I traveled a lot and took a electric pot and molds and cast many a round ball for my muzzleloaders in a motel room not much ventilation but didn't worry much about that sort of thing at the time as I had plenty of Budweiser to wash out the fumes!
My in-laws lived on a farm 165 miles from home. When we visited them (generally a week or so at a time), I often took my casting gear (bottom draw electric pot). I had a decent place to cast in the basement and would often cast several pots full over the time of the visit.
The experiment was a success for me. I camp on my vacations and there's always down time. Everything fit nicely in a kitty litter bucket. I'll be doing this again for sure.
I covered my cooler with newspaper and used it for a table. That way it wouldn't get contaminated with that evil lead dust.
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