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9MM mother load

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Timbertodd, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Timbertodd

    Timbertodd Aloha Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Hit the gun range this morning to celebrate our Independence. The lane I pulled up to was covered in brass. I picked up over 750 nice shiny casings then commenced to scatter my own. I currently do not reload, but I might someday or end up making a deal to someone who does.
     
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  2. Dungannon

    Dungannon Vancouver, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    good pun:)

    sounds like the mother lode of future loads
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    The California gold rush, as with most gold rushes, started with the discovery of placer gold in sands and gravels of streambeds, where the gold had eroded from the hard-rock vein deposits. Placer miners followed the gold-bearing sands upstream to discover the source in the bedrock. This source was the "mother" of the gold in the river and so was dubbed the "mother lode".
     
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  4. The Courier

    The Courier Newberg, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The other day I found 27 pieces of 357 sig brass and I can't say how long I spent searchin the bushes for more. Now If I can find people who shoot 10mm and don't pick up their brass life would be complete.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If you ever find a mother in-law load, lemme know, k?
    lol
     
  6. DingDongMF

    DingDongMF Beaverton Member

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    Good for you but if you don't have a couple Home Depot buckets full of 9mm brass you are behind the curve.:)
     
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  7. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I might be there. If I collected all my bags of shells together I'm sure I'd fill at least one.

    I usually do pretty good cleaning up after the monthly full auto shoot at ARPC. I know that I contribute at least a few shells to that pile.
     
  8. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Last cleanup at Pit 36 I found 5 38 special pieces of brass. Strange number but hey, I have a friend who now reloads and .38 is one of them he does. I did manage to pick up around 200 9mm cases as well, 20 of them being nickle plated.

    What I would love to find is a person who just leaves their 500 S&W Mag brass around. That would be just heaven.
     
  9. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Everyone at our range must reload? Nuttin' but .22 brass left behind.
     
  10. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    Not if you shoot one cylinder in a J-frame or other 5-shot revolver...
     
  11. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    >Last cleanup at Pit 36 I found 5 38 special pieces of brass. Strange number but hey

    See above comment.

    >Everyone at our range must reload? Nuttin' but .22 brass left behind.

    Just one really good picker
    Just think of all the .223 jacketed bullets you could make from those .22 LR cases...
     
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  12. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Mainly it was the way I found them. One or two here, another way over someplace else, and the fifth somewhere else.
     
  13. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    FordPrefect: Feel like I'm being watched as fast you posted.
     
  14. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    LOL. I just got a notification as I was looking at another thread.
     
  15. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Found a load like that last year. My back hurt for a week picking after them up. Knew that would happen but I just could not bring myself to leave them there.
     
  16. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Lode. :p
     
  17. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    If you find a pant load... don't pick it up.



    :D
     
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  18. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No kidding! That's expensive brass. I used to have one and would have considered that Heaven, too.
    I never found any of that, but several years ago I stumbled on an area that was scattered with 41 Mag and 45-70 brass. Very uncommon stuff and was quite the find for me, as I was reloading for both at the time.
     
  19. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Woodburn, Oregon Active Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I've been paying about $0.65 a piece for new brass so far. It doesn't get cheaper buying factory loads. The only benefit then is the ability to fire the round before having to reload it.
     
  20. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If I remember, good ammo was $2.50+ a round. Once I had the brass I could duplicate it for a little less than $1 a pop. Not cheap even then.