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The good thing about snowstorms

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Certaindeaf, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What empty brass? lol
    I had quite a few empties for various calibers and had also been meaning to see how low I can actually go for reliable cycling on 9mm target loads (Lee 105 SWC) so made ten batches of ten starting pretty dang low to try in a Glock and Hi-Power.
    I also cast and lubed about sixty pounds of those 105's.
    Did anyone else make good use of the snowstorm?
     
  2. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have limited space, so already have plenty of brass at hand ready to prime and load. Have plenty of ammo ready to shoot. I sat around trying not to eat, watching TV and keeping the fire and birds fed.

    To answer your question, no.
     
  3. stavros4570

    stavros4570 eugene,or. Member

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    Yes! Spent most of my time with guns, booze, and my woman!
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I had a movie fest, fed and watered the birds and ate way too much, particularly Saturday.. movie day.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Heh, perfect!
     
  6. Backfire

    Backfire Tualatin, OR Active Member

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    I have an accumulation of brass, but a shortage of powder and projectiles. The snowstorm provided a fine reason to process brass for my varmint rifles. I can't watch network television; it's bubblegum for the mind, so it's a fine opportunity to resize cases and weigh powder charges. I'm fairly well prepared for the next few visits to the range!
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Very good.
    Hey, I was going to start another thread but didn't really want to..
    what do you guys listen to while reloading? My favorite are Hickok45 podcasts or radio shows but he doesn't make them fast enough and I don't really want to go way back and listen to old old ones. I generally load about 2-300 a week and then there's the general fussing about and stuff too.
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sunday for me. Saturday I was out checking on our place in the hills, fetching the grandkid, visiting with snow bound friends, running errands.

    No gun stuff that weekend...
     
  9. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I made a couple snow sculptures:thumbup: About 5ft tall covered in ice.

    coated.jpg
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow that's sweet.
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Very nice! Next good cold spell we have, like this one, I'd pay you to make on of those in my front yard, facing the nasty neighbors across the street. But I'll want mine done with just one finger.
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Remember when that ohsu tram went up? People under it protested but were assured that their privacy would remain the same and their property values would not go down.
    When it became operational, one guy under it displayed a huge FU sign on his roof in protest for quite a while.. proving that indeed his privacy had been degraded (how else could his sign be seen?).
    anyway
     
  13. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    I did not care to go out much during the cold snap and the snowstorm here so I loaded up a lot of firewood in the house when I saw it coming and went to the grocery store....After that I did almost nothing but load ammo until my boxes were full and after that, my trays were overflowing.
    Since I have about 45 more ammo boxes than I really need and also since Lapua brass now comes with a loading tray built into the lid, and I keep all those, I now have loaded about a half ton of ammo, which I will try to shoot up as fast as I can and leave the rest in my will...............

    While I was doing all that I was listening to Gilbert and Sullivan recordings since the snow covered my satellite dish and ruined the reception. The only problem with that is that I now have "Three Little Maids from School" stuck in my head and it WILL NOT GO AWAY!!!!!!!
     
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  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I need to find some down time. I have about 2k of .223 I need to load up for my target AR before spring. Prep takes forever, but once I get that done they are quick to load.
     
  15. bearingman

    bearingman Tualatin Member

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    What snow? Back in October we bought tickets to Hawaii for the fits 10 days of Feb., came home Monday night to the start of this RAIN. Should have bought Powerball tickets too!
     
  16. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Just rain and day off for this govt. worker so I processed brass and made charts for all the calibers I reload for. It will be easier than thumbing through notes or manuals.
     
  17. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I got off my butt and checked my level of .45 ACP...poured 800 bullets, loaded 800 cases, poured 700 more bullets, will load some more cases today...I listen to a local country station...all the older stuff. Now I'm ready for a few weeks of IDPA before I do it all again.
     
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  18. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    Ah, the good thing about that snow storm is I was working in San Diego for that week. Down side is I didn't get a chance to reload.


    Good shooting HotRod