Picked up a few things today

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Dzscubie, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Well,

    I've been at the range for the past two days for quarterly qualifications and to attend a mandatory class for the M-4. Do you realize how boring and painful it is to sit in a class for 4 hours and try and follow along with an instructor on something you can do in your sleep but you have to stay with the class so you don’t come off as a sh*t head know it all.

    The only good thing is I got to keep all the brass for the class. Here is the bucket I brought home of Federal once fired brass. Not a complete waste of time.


    Scubie
     

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  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Awesome! :D

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  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Well I guess it wasn't a total loss! :eek:
     
  4. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    I'm estimating about 2500 to 3000 rounds.


    Scubie
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Well, that will keep you busy for a while. (Like you really need to be busier. :rolleyes: )
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I do know how tiresome it is to sit through a class like that. But I didn't get a bucket of brass out of the deal.:(
     
  7. noylj

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    Every year at work we got to attend the same class on fire extinguishers.
    Finally, the last year the division was still "in business," we got to take the class on the computer.
    Gone from a 30-60 minute class to about 10 minutes of pressing the next button to get to the questions.
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Fire up the tumbler!!
     
  9. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    mmmmmmmmmmmm......new brass!!!
     

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  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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  11. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Yep :D Now comes the hard part... tumbling all of it. :mad:


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  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Tumbling is certainly not the hard part.

    It is the resizing, decapping, trimming, chamfering, primer pocket cleaning that is a PITA.

    Unless that is the new Speer or FC brass. My experience shows it does not normally need to be trimmed after the first firing. It is made to .223 length (unlike, say Lake City brass), and is pretty stout. If fired in a decent chamber, it should still be under trim length.