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My Balls finally dropped

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Oregonhunter5, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Became a man today boys.
    Finally loaded my own ammo.
    Hope I don't kill myself shooting it.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Shooting it is when you need the balls.......... I'm sure it will be fine just wear eyes along with ears.
     
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  3. cavemand

    cavemand portland Member

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    I guess I became a man a couple weeks ago cause I have a few hundred .223 rounds that need some testing. I am kind of nervous because I got all different advice on how to load my 55gr .223 so hopefully I did it right and my gun makes it out ok
     
  4. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Hey look here!
    I'm wearing a helmet, and my dirt bike goggles.
    Maybe a mouth piece as well.
    Got some shoulder pads from the football days.
    Probably toss those on.
    Hey deadeye. How's about making me a bronze award winner?
    I need an award.
     
  5. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    I'll go with deadeye here, the real pucker time is pulling the trigger on your first handload. I was terrified the first time but it all worked out. Eyes and Ears.
     
  6. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    I've never hugged a big tree and fired a gun at the ground on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREE to test a new load. :huh: O.K...maybe once on an obsolete cartridge when the available data was sketchy and so was the weapon.:) I'm still here...but it is hard typing with one hand.:bluelaugh:
     
  7. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    Your first will soon be forgotten...

    Your next memorable event will be your first primer pop...

    Always remember... Click no bang... Check the bore..
     
  8. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    Wait until you you dig the bullet out of the elk, deer, or varmint, you have harvested, recognize it for the SST or Partition or whatever you hand loaded to perfection, & Made It Happen! you will grin to yourself for days on end. It is one of the most satisfying aspects of reloading/hunting/owning firearms I have ever known.
     
  9. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Well if yours just dropped, mine must be dragging the floor :paranoid: Just glad I was stocked up before the SHTF. Keep at it...it's an addiction, once you start, you cant stop. Here's an evenings work...

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  10. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    That's a lot of Ammo!
    Did you load that on a progressive?
     
  11. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    No need for all that. Just remember the magic words "Honey, would you shoot this for me while I take your picture?"
     
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  12. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Now that's funny.
     
  13. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Dillon Blue...650
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Be sure to get your cup deepened before you do any testing!
     
  15. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    They all shot fine.
    Gun was shooting a little low.
    Only shoot at about 70 yards.
    .223
    But, I'm thinking the gun is off, not hat load.
    I used varget at 25.1
     
  16. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    My most accurate load for my 20" bull barreled AR is 26gr of Varget with a Sierra 69 gr matchking.
     
  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  18. Rugreedy

    Rugreedy University Place Member

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    Nice Job Oregonhunter :thumbup:
     
  19. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    It's rewarding.
    I also feel like I'm taking care of my benifactors.
    Teach them how to load.
    Leave them ammo for a head start.
    And I guess makes me feel more like a self sustaining father.
    Kind of like our huge garden, kids can see they don't need to buy everything they need. Just use it.
    Casting is next!
     
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  20. My 3 sons

    My 3 sons Bonney Lake Active Member

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    Remember to vary your load in ladder testing. Your barrel harmonic may improve with a slightly different charge an improve your accuracy. Have fun! It been a blat for my sons and I.