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 Posted: Sat Aug 23rd, 2008 02:47 AM
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Hello everyone.  I am 59 yrs old, and I have been handloading for about 40 yrs.  Pistol and rifle.  I am a NRA certified law enforcement firearms instructor (pistol, shotgun & patrol rifle) and a competetive shooter (IDPA).  I don't do much hunting, but I would like to go to Africa.

I found the sight while searching for a 350gr load for the 375 H&H.  I look forward to corresponding.



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Welcome to the HB Guard Dog. We are lad to have you with us. :thumbs:



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 Posted: Tue Oct 14th, 2008 10:56 AM
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Hello

I Hail from Knoxville, Tennessee and have been reloading for about 10 Years. I Load both Pistol and Rifle and was taught by an elder man in the Small Up-State New York Town I grew up in. When I moved to Knoxville back in 1998 he sold all his reloading equipment that he taught me  to load with. Last year I returned to New York with a .243 Remington model 788 to hunt deer with my old Hunting buddy. I had with me one of my Hand-loads and Killed a nice Five Point buck with it. I had heard the Elder guy that taught me to load was bed ridden from Cancer  and did not have long to live so I visited him with the deer in the back of my Truck and showed him the empty case I killed it with. I told him if not for him I would not have learned to reload. He studied the empty case and told me it was  a warm load then asked what I loaded it with and I shared my Load info. with him. He was pleased to see his teachings did not go in Vain. When I left he tried to hand me the empty .243 Case back to me and I refused it telling him to keep it to remember all the quality time we had spent together in the past. I looked back as I was Pulling out of his driveway and he still had that case in his hand. He died two months later and I was Glad I took the time to see him before he went. His teachings and equipment Lives on... Hammerdown



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Awesome story Hammer..
Welcome to the board:thumbs:
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 Posted: Tue Oct 14th, 2008 11:20 AM
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Timberghozt wrote: Awesome story Hammer..
Welcome to the board:thumbs:
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Hello TimberGhozt

Thanks for the warm welcome. I hope to learn and share here. Here is a Picture of the Buck I dropped with the above hand load which was 40.0 Grains of Hodgens H-380 and a 75 Grain Hornady V-Max Bullet.. Hammerdown

 

 

 

 



 


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 Posted: Thu Oct 30th, 2008 02:09 AM
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Cant argue with results like that..I shoot a lot of VMax,but in .224...
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TTT again..lots of new fellas joining here lately:thumbs:
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wild bill

I am posting to make sure I am a member. If I am doing some thing wrong please advise.

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Hello to everyone at the Handloaders Bench.

I found this site whilst surfing and looking for some reloading info. I have reloaded for my 30-06 for some years now but am having to step up a gear as I have purchased a 9.3x74R Double Rifle and at $7.00 per factory shot I have to reload!!

Hope to learn much as I go.

Ron

PS Hope I am posting in the correct place. Computer literate-not!



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Welcome to the HB Sepia. Glad to have you join us. :thumbs:



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Hello -

      I found this site while searching for info on reloading cast bullets;  I have been reloading for about 21 years, primarily due to fiscal restraints, but also because it is enjoyable, and one can really wring the most accuracy out of a weapon with custom (non-factory) loads - I used to compete in NRA Silhouette SBHP (Contender and a Ruger Mk II Tgt) and used a Model 57 for the Large Bore competition- the latter, being a somewhat unusual cartridge, was too expensive to shoot unless one reloaded for it.  That particular Smith was the only wheelgun at the '96 National Championships....I am sure some of the competitors from that weekend can STILL remember the muzzle blast, which was significantly worse than they were putting out with their .32-20's and .270 Ren cartridges!

I currently reload for 6 pistol calibers and 6 rifle calibers.  I just purchased a few thousand cast bullets for .41, .44, .45 ACP, and .45-70 calibers, and am looking for advice on how to avoid leading as well as some assistance on starting and max loads...
I look forward to conversing with everyone, and hope I can learn something!  There may even be an outside chance that I can add some good advice on occasion....:thumbs:

Rauschbo

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Just signed up and seems that this is the only thread I can post in for now.

 

My name is Dave.  I found this site websearching for reloading info.  First peek looks like a GREAT site.

I live in SW Missouri.  Already noticed a new member from Springfield, which is where I work.  Also noticed that Timberghozt is a heavy equipment operator, so since we're about to buy some real heavy stuff for work, maybe he can steer me right.

I've been around guns all my life (during summer vacations from school), but never owned one until I retired from the Navy in '04 and moved here.  Shot a little bit in the Navy (can you count those bullets that are 21" chambered and go underwater to sink ships?).  Moved here to a small farm and bought a deer rifle.  Inherited my grandfather's Model 190 22 lr.  Won a single-shot 12 gauge in a raffle, and lastly as a result of recent political events, decided to finally get a handgun.  First was a Springfield XD45, then the SW500.  I'm hopelessly hooked now, which leads to internet searches for reloading forums.

I claim absolutely ZERO expertise in the areas of reloading or personal firearms.  I've been soliciting all sorts of information from friends at work to keep me safe until I've bagged a little bit of experience.  I tend to go headlong into new adventures, so when I got the reloading bug, against all advice, went ahead and ordered a progressive (RL550B) and all the other bells and whistles to go with it.  I told the dealer to hold it all until he had everything, so I'm expecting it to arrive late next week.  Hopefully I'll be able to get some good info here on how to make best use of it.  I'll be buying all new consumables next week to get started (new brass, bullets, powder, primers, etc.) and then work on reloads when I've expended a few of the new ones.  Bought ABC's of reloading and the Lyman manual.

Hope to meet folks here soon!

Thanks for having such a neat site. 



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lynxpilot wrote: Just signed up and seems that this is the only thread I can post in for now.

 

My name is Dave.  I found this site websearching for reloading info.  First peek looks like a GREAT site.

I live in SW Missouri.  Already noticed a new member from Springfield, which is where I work.  Also noticed that Timberghozt is a heavy equipment operator, so since we're about to buy some real heavy stuff for work, maybe he can steer me right.

I've been around guns all my life (during summer vacations from school), but never owned one until I retired from the Navy in '04 and moved here.  Shot a little bit in the Navy (can you count those bullets that are 21" chambered and go underwater to sink ships?).  Moved here to a small farm and bought a deer rifle.  Inherited my grandfather's Model 190 22 lr.  Won a single-shot 12 gauge in a raffle, and lastly as a result of recent political events, decided to finally get a handgun.  First was a Springfield XD45, then the SW500.  I'm hopelessly hooked now, which leads to internet searches for reloading forums.

I claim absolutely ZERO expertise in the areas of reloading or personal firearms.  I've been soliciting all sorts of information from friends at work to keep me safe until I've bagged a little bit of experience.  I tend to go headlong into new adventures, so when I got the reloading bug, against all advice, went ahead and ordered a progressive (RL550B) and all the other bells and whistles to go with it.  I told the dealer to hold it all until he had everything, so I'm expecting it to arrive late next week.  Hopefully I'll be able to get some good info here on how to make best use of it.  I'll be buying all new consumables next week to get started (new brass, bullets, powder, primers, etc.) and then work on reloads when I've expended a few of the new ones.  Bought ABC's of reloading and the Lyman manual.

Hope to meet folks here soon!

Thanks for having such a neat site.

Glad to meet ya Dave.Yup,you are right,I am a heavy equipment operator but as of late been in a Superintendents shoes.What you all looking to buy?
Welcome to the board as well.You should be able to post in any thread,anywhere on the board now.
This board has many,many experienced handloaders that will help ya with questions.Just ask and I bet ya someone here will answer.
again,welcome
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I'm at a power plant (coal burning) and we're building a second plant on, but not upgrading our coal delivery system.  We need to comp for the lack of upgraded delivery by augmenting our coal pushing ability.  There's essentially only two dozers that fit the bill for us (or maybe wheeled dozers), and those are Komatsu D475 or CAT D11.  Komatsu makes a bigger one (D575), but it's not cost effective.

Komatsu doesn't warehouse many parts in the US.  CAT does.  CAT is always more expensive, but in our case reliability and recovery time is a BIG issue.

We were also looking at articulated dumps to haul our ash to the landfill.  CAT dealership brought us a demo unit (740 Ejector) that was a blast, and big, but we may just buy 5 plain old 18 yd dumps for the same price as one 740.  The ejector was cool.  Rear view camera came in handy too.

I'm gradually becoming a devout CAT fan.



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I have long been a Cat fan. My specialty is as a finish blade operator and I deal only with Cats in that department,12s and 14s and trying to talk the ownership into a 16 for large scale commercial grading(factory pads,large roads.I have ran about everything a fella can run in the excavation and grading business  short of a drag line. Excavators,Dozers,loaders,scrapers down to the smaller stuff,backhoes,boxblades,compaction equipment,etc..
Cat will cost you more on parts than most brands but I have developed the respect for a Cat as being highly functional and the top manufacturer of heavy equipment.
We use one off road haul truck and rent more if we need them.
They are an excellent tool if you have an excavator big enough to load them quickly.
As for the D-11..That is a massive tool with a massive cost but in your business you can make it pay for itself.Definitely a machine that needs to work everyday to cover its cost.
Glad to see ya are delving into handloading.:thumbs:It is an addiction you will never kick once you start.:wink:
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I very much enjoyed your Forums. Looking to talking to you in the near future!

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What a very nice story, I am 66 yrs of a really great life and have the same problem as your friend, but like he did with you I have passed on info. to friends and family, but when I started there was no computer_ all books. You are very lucky to have a good friend as you did. Thanks for your story and seeking out this site.



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Hello all. I just registered and it said to introduce myself but I'm not sure how to go about it. I've been reading some of the threads and trying to learn my way around. I've had this site book marked for awhile so I don't remember exactly what forum directed me here but I'm glad they did. I started reloading handguns and rifles in 1975.

Dick



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welcome all! Great site and these guys have given me some great education! have received several answers to every question I've ever had! welcome!



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A Big Ole Howdy to HandloadersBench's members.
I noticed that there are a few former Marines on this forum and wanted to acknowledge them. I'm a former Marine Sgt and a disabled Vietnam vet and have just started casting boolits and have had my reloading press for about 2 months now and have not reloaded one round. However, I do have about 400 .452 255 grain RNFP boolits cast for my colt clone and have about the same number of .356 124 grain boolits cast for my 9mm. I am saving up for powder and primers and hope I get them for Christmas. My wife said that I've spent xx amount of dollars for my reloading press and press tools and wouldn't it have been better to have spent the money on loaded rounds. I said yeah I probably could have bought about 1000 rounds but what would be the fun in that? This way I'd be able to replenish my stock and learn something in the process. I'm sure that I'll find plenty of help on this forum. Thanks for letting me put in my $ .02 worth. BC



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Welcome to the HB. We are glad you joined us and we hope you enjoy the forum. Thank you for your service.

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