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Old August 11, 2002, 07:32 PM   #26
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Gewehr98, man I must be getting old. I am really bummed out to think of how many perfectly good coasters that I have thrown out.
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Old August 12, 2002, 03:28 PM   #27
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You know you're a reloader when....

A friend who is moving overseas gives you the brass, bullets and dies for a caliber you don't own.

You then go out and buy rifle in said caliber and scope.

Guilty as charged.
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Old August 12, 2002, 08:35 PM   #28
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YOU KNOW YOU'RE A RELOADER WHEN.....

You end up with an FFL6.

And a shop-floor strewn with broken press parts...........
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Old August 13, 2002, 02:15 AM   #29
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WESHOOT2,

Perhaps a naive question, buts what's an FFL6? How do I get one?
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Old August 13, 2002, 07:47 AM   #30
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PJR,

I've done that one too, but I've had to but dies,powder,bullets and a gun to use brass that I've picked up at the range.

I'm a founding member of "Brassrats Anonymous"and no it's not helping.
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Old August 13, 2002, 08:28 PM   #31
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GEWEHR 98 !

OOHH!!

I SEE what LOOKS like 12AX7 inverter-driver tube. Nearby 6L6 or 6K6 finals? or a UNSEEN lowly 7189 power pentode output stage?

Yodar in orlando!

(tubes RULE!)
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Old August 13, 2002, 08:54 PM   #32
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Jolida 502 tube complement:

2 each 12AX7 (Sovtek brand)
2 each 12AT7 (Sovtek brand)
4 each 6550C (Svetlana brand)

Future plans include perhaps some Mullards or Golden Lion KT-88's for the main driver tubes. In the meantime, the Soviet military tubes sound pretty darned good, although the $1200.00 price tag of this particular tube amp probably has something to do with the sweet sound.

Hey, it still is a gun-related post, because I agonized a long time whether I was gonna spend the above money on either the tube amplifier or a new Tikka 595 Master Sporter in .308 Winchester and scope. So now I'm still saving money by using the primer trays as coasters, eventually I'll get that Tikka!
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Old August 13, 2002, 09:00 PM   #33
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You know you're a reloader when...

You build a small computer to run Windows Office 2000, specifically Microsoft Access, so you can always have your reloading database and Excel ammo inventory spreadsheet close at hand. (Kinda ties in with having your computer on the same bench as your reloading equipment!)
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Old August 13, 2002, 09:04 PM   #34
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You know you're a reloader when...

Your reloading bench looks like this!

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Old August 13, 2002, 09:09 PM   #35
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FFL6

Ammunition manufacturer.

Contact BATF for further information.
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Old August 14, 2002, 05:10 AM   #36
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Hey Gewehr98, you're cheating a bit, there is some rimfire ammo visible.
None the less, that looks like my bench. Or at least it would if I cleaned mine up a little
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Old August 14, 2002, 06:38 PM   #37
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You know you are a reloader when:

1) You are continuously striving for a more accurate load -- one that spits all the empties into one small pile.

2) After you fire a shot off you immediately look to see where the case went, before checking the target.
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Old August 14, 2002, 08:31 PM   #38
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When you start buying progressive presses.
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Old August 14, 2002, 08:38 PM   #39
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What him said I must be one also.

When you take your 11 and 5 year old duaghters to the range at dusk to help collect brass. The little one had a hard time identifing between brass and blazers so I told her to pick everything lol. The oldest is married now and still mentions the slave labor. I told her the grandduaghter is going with me when she gets walking lol.


And yes I bought a 9 and 45 when I got enough brass. Hmmm getting alot of 40 now and you had to mention it.

And playing with your new 550 all day on Christmas and getting hollered at.

How about leaving Blue Presses all around the house with the 550 page opened and circled 6 months before x-mas and having friends calling the wife to see if I got my new press yet.

I guess I must be one. When you love loading as much as shooting. When the trash man gets a bag of clips from the wheelweights and bitches the weight oh well. Boon
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Old August 14, 2002, 08:43 PM   #40
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Oh I almost forgot when your father inlaw brings you a box of brass with 4 missing and you give him the 3rd degree as to where the rest is. Boon
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Old August 14, 2002, 08:48 PM   #41
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Here is part of my setup.
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Old August 14, 2002, 09:11 PM   #42
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Game's over.


Boondocker,

You said, "When you love loading as much as shooting."


If I was rich enough to shoot FGM or BH, I'd never even bend over to look at the brass for dents. What a waste of time reloading is; for 20% more accuracy than OEM. In one way or another, everyone else's viewpoint is a result of being cheap (no offense, guys). But no one else has said they prefer it equal to shooting. You win.
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Old August 14, 2002, 10:08 PM   #43
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You know you're a reloader when your shooting buddy points out you've spent more time picking up brass than shooting. (I looked in the mirrow before I posted this)
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Old August 15, 2002, 08:15 PM   #44
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Boondocker,

Having clearly witnessed a television set, a bottle of car wax and of all damX things a clock ,close to your reloading area I must say I have some initial doubts about the degree if devotion you bring to "the bench". These are evidence of outside interests, are they not??

Please disregard these comments in advance if these items are in temporary storage in this area and are, in fact, to be used as targets.

Especially the clock! Heavens-to-Betsy!!


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Old August 16, 2002, 11:15 AM   #45
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Has anyone become a better cook since they started reloading?

I'm a pretty good cook now that I know how to measure and weigh things. After risking life and limb with My reloading skills, and getting 6.5gr of Unique with a 230FMJ to shoot straight, baking brownies is second nature.
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Old August 16, 2002, 05:05 PM   #46
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There is a method to my madness. The tv is to here the weather before work as to know if I load up the irons to head to the range afterwork and a few shooting shows. The clock is to insure I get to work by seven to buy all my goodies and to get upstairs for snuggle time to keep her happy also as she likes to buy me some nifty presents now and again. The polish in the media make for real pretty brass as you can see in the bucket. Ahhhhhhh nothing like loading ammo at 5 in the morning with a good cup of coffee.
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Old August 17, 2002, 01:54 PM   #47
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"you know you're a reloader when".....

You look at the ammo stash and say to yourself

"down to 5000 rnds loaded, better crank up the press tonight"


That occured for me yesterday and I realized I am a true reloader... (Made 1500 rnds of 38 special last night, you never can have enough ready to go.)
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Old August 17, 2002, 02:49 PM   #48
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We are an odd bunch. My minimum supply is 1,000 rounds per caliber. Usually like to keep a couple times that amount on hand.

If I ever gave the "authorites" reason to raid my house they would probably flip out.

Wonder how much WS2 keeps around?
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Old August 17, 2002, 05:38 PM   #49
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...when you do as I just did. Experimenting to get a pet load in 44 mag with a powder which has no loading data for that caliber.
I succeeded, though first 6 spent cases had to be hammered out of the cylinder. Went down 1.5 grains from 10 to 8.5 and got a real nice plinking load. 240 grains and about 1000 fps.
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Old August 18, 2002, 07:46 PM   #50
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VERY LITTLE, ACTUALLY

I shoot lots.
Can't keep up.

But I always got something to shoot
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