Taking out the trash

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Creeker, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Creeker

    Creeker New Member

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    There comes a time to take out the trash, yes all these are empty. There was other stuff that left here from time to time but this either went in the stove or trash can today. Thought you might enjoy the pictures.

    35,000 primers
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    Rifle powder
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    Handgun powder
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    Only one can of BP
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    Gas checks
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    Some brass
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    Powder box
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    Rifle & handgun bullets
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    More primers
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    Some criticize for using foreign primers so here’s some US stuff
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  2. Ez2b

    Ez2b New Member

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    I see you just started reloading l o l

    Dang that is a lot impressive

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  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    One can of bp? You're missing out. Lol

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  5. Creeker

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    Those were all installed on customer's lead. I do use them though in 30 caliber rifle & some 45/70 loads.
     
  6. Creeker

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    Trying to do better this year.:)
     
  7. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah I'm hoping to use more when I move. I spent Most of this year stocking up. Getting difficult to get supplies in Massachusetts. Hope it's better in nc.

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     
  8. Rick1967

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    They go on the base of a lead bullet. It is to keep the hot gases from melting the bullet as it travels down the barrel. They are usually made of copper.
     
  9. vincent

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    They also keep gasses from escaping past the bullet in the chamber, (sort of like a 'seal')... which can reduce velocity and accuracy...:cool:

    Used on cast Magnum and rifle rounds...:cool:
     
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  10. Creeker

    Creeker New Member

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    Surely much better.:)
     
  11. boredintr

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    Is you the reason theres no amo left in canada


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  12. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You like to reload too huh !...............
     
  13. Creeker

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    It looks like a lot but it is mostly from 5 years. Some of it was sold & some loaded. Still most the stuff I loaded isn't shown. I shoot 10 times or more cast than jacketed in the sixguns. The 2 rifles I've shot most over the last 5 years used bulk bullets ['06 & 223]. Same with powder, most what I've loaded is from 8 pound jugs.

    Don't think I hurt Canada.:D
     
  14. boredintr

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    Lol maybe not you then i think loading supplies and ammo is scarce in both or countries. Yes i like to hand load but with money tight i still just use a lee hand press for all my loading its really not that bad and i don't do high volume loading sessions maybe 40 cartridges in an after noon i still like to measurer twice and load once just take my time and get it as good as i can relaxing really


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  15. Creeker

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    Nothing wrong with loading 40 at a time. I started with a Lee Loader on my kitchen table.
     
  16. KG7IL

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    Around here, it's what you do before going into the same room as the dogs.
     
  17. donthav1

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    how old is that can of Winchester powder?

    I use HP38 for reloading 32 H&R mag & 38 special. considering I use 3.7 grains for 32 & 5 grains for 38, that jug you have would last me a lifetime.
     
  18. Creeker

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    The can of 760 was purchased sometime in the 80s if memory serves. A friend & I went together & purchased a 700 Remington varmint in 308 alone with a boat load of 150 grain Nolser bullets. We used these for 200 yard steel. Sometime in the late 90s I bought my half the rifle, bullets & powder. I think there was 2 cans of powder left. That can is one of them I believe.