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Offline Drydock

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Running out of brass . . .
« on: April 13, 2020, 06:32:12 pm »
Loaded .30 US.  Loaded .45 AR for Webleys.  Loaded all my .455 MK II brass.  Loaded all my .45-70 brass.  .50-70.  .45 S&W.  .44 Russian.  .44 Colt.  .38 Special.  .38 S&W.  11mm French revolver. 

I'm staring at my box of 8mm Rast & Gasser.  We're getting desperate here . . .
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 06:55:33 pm »
Oh, and my wife gave me some left over Christmas candle stubs, so now my dip lubed 11mm French rounds have pretty green bullets . . .
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 07:23:00 pm »
That is a great problem to have.  I am sure you can work it out the most obvious answer is get shooting.
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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 07:46:29 pm »
Soon's I get finished tying the little red bows on the French rounds . . .




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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2020, 08:10:52 pm »
Here in Exciting Oklahoma, our ranges are open, but we can't have meetings or matches, so when it gets warm again, I can go shoot.  Of course work is getting in the way.  I do wish I had a lazy boy recliner to work from.

Oh, CCI did make up Xmas themed CCI Standard Velocity .22LR packages a few years ago.  Yes, I did buy them for the kids.

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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2020, 07:23:01 am »
Along with my new 30-40 krag brass and bullets{For me},   I have a couple of sorted 5 gal buckets of brass to reload for my gunsmith.  45acp, 9mm, 4o S&W, those I have dies, bullets, and Unique and Red dot powders.
So,  I can keep busy as long as I get the computer off the loading bench.  ALSO  about 1000+ primed 38 spec.  500 for LHBWC for his model 52 S&W.
As long as Berry's can get me bullets,  I should last until I can start shooting again, Apartment life sucks. 

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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2020, 08:29:23 am »
I loaded all my a Lebel , 303 & 308.   
And lots of 30/40 Krag , 30'06 but still have some of both new in bag... kinda sorta saving it  :-\ don't really know why  ???

I could move on the 44 and or 32/20 but again I have already loaded oodles  :P


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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2020, 03:05:52 pm »
Went to Brownells last Friday, they keep track of how many are in the store. No small or large standard primers, nor any powder I wanted.
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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2020, 07:51:46 pm »
Been doing some loading myself, mostly .30 Army and some .50-70.  Went out today and shot a little, as I had to figure out the front sight height for my '95 Winchester.  Shot a few rounds through the '76 Winchester, too.  All good!
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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2020, 08:46:40 pm »
You need to start working on 9mm so you can be a few thousand rounds ahead when you get the gatling gun.

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Re: Running out of brass . . .
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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2020, 09:05:22 am »
Drydock--

Sounds like you need to load paper cartridges.  That way you'll never run out of brass.  Or better yet, try building cartridges for a Dreyse or Chassepot.

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Re: Running out of brass . . .
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2020, 02:29:52 pm »
Trying to make 43 Mauser brass is taking up some of my time
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