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Old August 22, 2002, 10:09 AM   #51
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Sam - no wives saw humor in exploding vac...

Boondocker - putting granddaughter into indentured servitude when gets walking age...

LMAO! Great thread. Not there yet. But won't be long.
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Old August 22, 2002, 10:22 AM   #52
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You know you're a reloader when...
... your bench looks this bad:
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Old August 22, 2002, 10:53 AM   #53
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That must be on hell of a big reloading area you have, if you need a bike to ride from press to press.
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Old August 22, 2002, 05:36 PM   #54
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when you give up the IRS exemption on your home office and turn it into a reloading room...

I've ALMOST got my wife talked into letting me set up a press in the living room...

(a tip. if she shoots too point out that she benefits from it as well, of late my wife shoots more than I do and I made her roll up her own for her last cowboy shoot. now she REALLY appreciates all those hours I spent slaving and sweating over the press.. she thinks a progressive might be a darn good idea now too)
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Old August 24, 2002, 02:54 PM   #55
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The joys of being single. One house, 2 gun rooms.

One for storage and display of guns and ammo, one for ammo manufacturing.
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Old September 17, 2002, 04:50 AM   #56
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You know you're a reloader

... when you suddenly come to your senses and find yourself at a popular shooting area, at night, with a flashlight looking for empty cases.

Guilty.
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Old September 17, 2002, 11:47 AM   #57
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...when you get up in the middle of the night and stop at the reloading bench on the way to the bathroom - even when you gotta go really bad.

...when all of the reading material in the bathroom is load manuals.

...when there's no more room in the house and the bathroom IS your reloading room.
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Old September 17, 2002, 05:35 PM   #58
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Caught myself doing this the other night...

Wife was watching a movie (chickflick) I didn't particularly care for. So, in a fit of marital bliss, I went to the reloading room reloaded 40 rounds of 7.5x55 Swiss. Movie was over in short order, and I had more rounds for this Sunday's match. Yeehaa!
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Old September 22, 2002, 10:12 AM   #59
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Some more reloading "truisms"...

Moved to new house, garnered the "Family Room" for Gewehr98's evil lab. You know you're a reloader when you clean up the area for a picture, and it still looks this cluttered:

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Old September 22, 2002, 10:37 AM   #60
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hey G98 what do you us ethe cool whip for ?? is the stuff that gives you rounds a little more umph?? or where you a little hungry ....
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Old September 22, 2002, 10:38 AM   #61
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Ammo storage.

Each can is a separate caliber. The radio's not for sale.

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Old September 22, 2002, 10:40 AM   #62
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my lab . gonna be several pics long . sorry cheap camera
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Old September 22, 2002, 10:41 AM   #63
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Cool-Whip.

Ninja reloader tactic, known by few. Good case lube.


Cool-Whip containers work good when I'm separating moly lube powder from the bullets after being tumbled together in plastic test tubes. Put a mesh wire screen over the Cool-Whip container, dump the contents of the test tube into the screen, and voila'! Freshly coated bullets stay in the screen, and the moly powder goes in the Cool-Whip container for later re-use!
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Old September 22, 2002, 10:43 AM   #64
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the other side of the room
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Old September 22, 2002, 10:46 AM   #65
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ah another person who uses old containers too . look in my pics and you'll see that I happen to lke lemonade ..
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Old September 22, 2002, 10:48 AM   #66
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and the last one . I actually have gotten worse since these pictures have been taken, I doubled my inventory by buying range brass and seperating it , My GF said when I move that I might have to get an overweight permit just for the brass alone .
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Old September 22, 2002, 05:57 PM   #67
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I am worried now after reading this post...

I am saving up for a RCBS Rock Chucker press, but I don't know if this is a good idea now.



j/k

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Old July 5, 2005, 07:06 PM   #68
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This thread bought back memories...

C.R. Sam, if you're still floating around and perusing these parts, I exploded my first upright vacuum cleaner last weekend. Or rather, my wife thought she'd do me a favor and vacuum near the reloading bench. The vacuum still works, although I think it's seriously off-balance in the impeller assembly. I'm glad I didn't buy her that Dyson.

(Wife was off-balance for a few hours too, but I couldn't tell right away, she had to do a quick load of laundry immediately afterwards...)
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Old July 5, 2005, 07:37 PM   #69
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When you're shooting with your gf, and she takes a small piece of shrapnel from a target bounce back and bleeds like a stuck pig.

She is a little shook up but not in a life threatening situation or fainting so you help her as soon as the *one* spent brass is in the recovery bucket

Yesterday: 3:35 pm

I lost 6 brass yesterday

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Old July 5, 2005, 08:01 PM   #70
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Dunno where Sam is - need to see if that boy is checking out another "shortcut".

I am still around tho' - I changed usernames ...I think Dirt Devil was spying on me, had to hide in plain site ya know....
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Old July 5, 2005, 10:20 PM   #71
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If you've ever been distracted by thoughts of how to pick up range brass/hulls unobserved, to the point where it has lowered your score.
When the guys at Lock, Stock and Barrel know your voice when you phone in an order.
When you convince your shooting buddies that "reloads are substandard, but all I can afford" just to get their brass. CAUTION: This one can backfire!
If you have ever been awakened at 3AM by the sound of shelves collapsing in the basement.
When you look forward to family get-togethers so you can exchange cast bullets, powder samples, ect.
When you drive 15 miles at 10pm to borrow some powder from your Brother in Law.
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Old July 6, 2005, 11:59 PM   #72
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You know you are a reloader when:

1) You name your Pointer "Sierra"

2) You name your Lab "Varget"

3) The mousers name is "Herco"

and
4) You looking for another pet to name "Retumbo"
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Old July 7, 2005, 02:00 AM   #73
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6.5gr of Unique with a 230FMJ
You see this posted on this thread and think "hmm, pretty spicy!".
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Old July 7, 2005, 08:47 AM   #74
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You take a metal detector to the range to find the brass that got into the long grass.

You lock the brakes when you spot a case in the middle of a dirt road, then spend another ten minutes looking around for more.
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Old July 7, 2005, 04:19 PM   #75
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"Retumbo"

Smedley--get a St. Bernard. Big load, and slow to ignite. That's yr "Retumbo!"

Failing a St. Bernard, a Basset Hound would answer.

Now, what pet am I gonna name "231" ??
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