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Old February 18, 2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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The Season of Suck!

So, how has the season of suck affected your gun hobby? I hate to call it a hobby, since it is more of a lifestyle....

So, I have been redirected some. I was planning to load a bunch more 5.56, and blast it all up! I'm still loading it, but I think I will be cautious about shooting it up. I'm also dedicated to making my own slugs for deer season next year. I feel like I've lucked into a 3" 12 ga slug load which is shooting well at 50 yards for me. I really need to put it on the rest and see what it does at 100 and 150.

I've also been thinking about getting the black powder equipment tuned up for next hunting season.

I still have pistol and rifle components for now, so I will spend some time getting that loaded up. I figure it is better loaded than sitting still as components!

So, what are you doing to get through this "season?"
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Old February 19, 2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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Long ago, I decided that planned and focused practice sessions didn't require all that much ammo.
Instead of needing hundreds of rounds per session, 75 rounds or so seems to be plenty, now.
Better results, too.
And my joints are happier with less pulls of the reloading press.
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Old February 19, 2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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The range I go to is way more crowded than it used to be which I 'think' might be a good thing.

More people shooting MUST mean more people finding out shooting is fun which means more folk for our side, at least I hope so.

I don't recall ever having to wait for a lane during the week and now at least a 20 minute wait seems normal almost all the time.
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Old February 19, 2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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Nathan, we don't do hobbies in the Law & Civil Rights forum.
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