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    Default I haven't been around much this past couple weeks...

    But I have a good reason... I got a new toy for my birthday, paid for by my tax returns and have been doing a lot of research and reading and forum surfing to help get my new hobby off the ground. So please forgive me for my absence .

    I have found that I have been going through a lot of pistol ammo lately, and figured I'd better do something about it, because it was getting expensive... So I bought a reloading setup!

    I figured I would share just cause we are all kids at heart, right?

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    You have to reload if you are going to do a lot of shooting, I also bought mine with income tax check but that was 1987
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN RING View Post
    You have to reload if you are going to do a lot of shooting, I also bought mine with income tax check but that was 1987
    Oh yeee ancient one!




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    your just as old
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN RING View Post
    your just as old
    yeah but I won't admit it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN RING View Post
    You have to reload if you are going to do a lot of shooting, I also bought mine with income tax check but that was 1987
    I have wanted to get into reloading for a while now. That and its kind of a tribute to my grandpa who was a gunsmith and avid shooter. I remember spending many an afternoon in his den with him helping him reload when I was a kid... that would be around 1987 LOL. (I was 12 that year, and my grandpa and I were working up loads for the rifle I was gonna use to kill my first deer that fall... 22-250 if I remember right. Good times )
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    2011 Onza 3: 70#, 28.25 draw (AMO), 384 gr arrow, 288 fps
    2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps

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    I like it wabbit, including the caliber that was reloaded.

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    Man, I packed away all my guns (except handguns) about 25 years ago. Since then I even packed away all my ammo and reloading stuff. Used to buy bullets and primers by the thousand. By today's prices I'd bet I have $500 or $600 just in powder. Two presses and all the other goodies. 9mm, .308, 25-06, 30 Herrett, 22 Hornet, 7x57mm. Must have 400 rounds loaded for each handgun and 200 for each rifle. Reloading can get to be addictive, too.
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    Looks good wabbit. I still use a RCBS Rockchucker from the 60's or 70's my dad gave me. Barry, I haven't heard anyone say 30 Herret or 22 Hornet in over 25 years. Use to have both years ago.
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    Dang nice press! Lee is amongst the bestest...


    Addictive? Like I started "main lining" back in 1978. If the Feds raid our place... I can see the newspaper headline now; "Feds take Thomas Compound." Probably 35 pounds of powder in the garage along with 10,000 bullets waiting to be loaded. And I don't consider myself over doing it. Built up over the years of course.

    Reloading, the nectar of bliss. What you can do, Play! Wax bullets, plastic cases and plastic bullets, .44 Mag rounds so light a 6 year old can shoot all day. And then 325 gr cast bullets powered to rattle your brain. Don't remember, more than 10 years ago, my Hot Rod .30/06 and still have it. Worked with the Sierra boys from Sedalia, Missouri. 110 gr jacketed hollow point, X case, X amount of power, right primer and 3,525 fps. And my Ruger Bisleys in .45 Colt will walk a .44 mag....

    Cast bullets. Wife has to be gone a while as they are not all that understanding sometimes. Heat up oven to 460 degrees. Place bullets base down on cookie sheet that has end cut out. Place in oven and bake 1 hour, longer isn't needed. Drop bullets into 5 gallon bucket of ice cold water. Hard? No one behind a concrete block wall is safe. That hard.

    Black Powder for shotgun shells. Father-in-law is gone now these many years, but I'll bet he's still cussing me. Shooting Trap and I slipped him one. He broke the target, just couldn't see that he did. Smoke hung in the air for the longest time

    If I was a really into reloading....
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