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Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by schotzfyred, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Yes and can be traded for anything needed, the slow way or the fast way....
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  2. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    I don't think I ever got back with a RANGE REPORT but both guns (K98 and Lorcin .380) fire fine with the new ammo pictured. CORRECTION: the curved, aftermarket safety noted above is for SCOPE clearance, not bolt clearance.

    The Lork is adequately accurate at 15' and we were able to hit the black in a bullseye at that distance. Burned about 1/2 the box of .380 "testing" it. I don't know if I mentioned it here, but that gun empty weighs MORE than a small Taurus 9mm I have with 12+1 in it! :eek:

    The K98 is in definite need of a better scope instead of the BB gun-quality 60 year old specimen it has on it now. :rolleyes: We were able to hit the gong at 100yds with regularity but I was not able to get it onto 8.5x11 paper at that distance and I hadn't brought a spotting scope to check POI. I have a new, cheapy Burris? 3-9x40 I picked for $10 after rebate I am going to mount for the next outing.

    Fired one of the boxes of new ammo and retained all of the cases for future re-use. Also "clicked" and waited through 40-50 rounds of the aforementioned duds and the bullets have since been pulled from the Berdan-primed steel cases. Still have about 40 or so "duds" to go during the next range outing.

    NOTICE! 1 or 2 of the "duds" actually fired! :eek: So let this be a lesson to those of you when "processing" dud ammo in this fashion to ALWAYS POINT THE FIREARM IN A SAFE DIRECTION!

    This was also the outing where the Beretta .40 experienced multiple crap reload malfunctions. More bullets I'll be pulling...
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  3. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    This is some bulk .45 acp and .45-70 brass, and jacketed slugs + 5000 asstd primers. I got this all about half price from auction.

    I also picked up four boxes of Federal .30-30 flat nosed 150 grain game loads at Walmart. I still haven't made a really good .30-30 cartridge myself, but I've loaded 45s successfully.

    Hopefully I will get set up to load the 45-70s soon but in the meantime I've got 120 rounds to keep me busy.

    I am also anxious to mold some shotgun slugs from my new Lee slug molds.

    But there's a lot of Charity sale stuff that needs to disappear from my garage before I have the room to even get started right now.
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  4. joshua.bringman

    joshua.bringman .410

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    I know I've been buying more. Guns...and ammo...
    Basically, anytime I see a deal, I grab it

    Sent from my moto e5 cruise using Tapatalk
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  5. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    You'll be glad you did very soon.

    You'll either be sitting on a goldmine from buying so cheap while you could, or you'll be glad you did it because you find yourself needing it.

    Regardless, either are good reasons.

    I have always been very motivated by my belly though. I worry about what is to come.

    My Dad used to tell me there were two classes of people.

    The haves.

    And the have-nots.

    Then he would always ask me which I wanted to be in.

    He was wise beyond his years.
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  6. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    I wish I had more ammo. Tight budget and all.
  7. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    You know the two things I have never heard anyone say?

    I think I have too much money.

    I think I have too much ammo.
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  8. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Isn't that the truth. Never quite enough of either.
  9. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    People were talking about having gold and silver during a "time of need" and I suggested they/we can never have enough ammo in our portfolios... :)
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  10. Tom396

    Tom396 .30-06

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    And you could use rounds of ammo as "change" for a gold bar. :quote: Take care. Tom Worthington
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  11. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Use pure lead, not wheel weights.
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  12. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter

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    Precious metals... Lead, copper, and brass.
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