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 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2011 03:20 PM
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I'm 59 years old and have been reloading for about 8 years. I reload because it's way less expensive than factory rounds and I can get the best possible performance out of my firearms. It seems the best factory round isn't as good as your own matched to the gun...

I'm a retired reservist in Canada. Was on as a veh/tech and spent a lot of time on rifle teams. When I quit, I didn't have any service weapons to play with anymore, so purchased an AR15, Rem 700s in .308 and .223, and 9MM. I'm not so good with the 9MM, but it's fun at the range and I have it because I can; so far!



 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2011 04:05 PM
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Welcome to the bench!



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 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2011 06:34 PM
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From southern Utah and just purchased a S&W .357 mag and am loading my own. Have loaded my two old rifles for some time and wanted to find a blog that would allow me to get answers to any questions that I might have. Found the site while searching via google. My rifles are war surplus. A 7.7 Jap Ariska that I got when my father died and a 8mm/06 ackley improved on a model 98 Mauser that I purchased and had rechambered many years ago.



 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2011 06:38 PM
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Welcome to the bench! Those rifles both sound really nice.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 14th, 2012 03:02 PM
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Hi guys.  Got the required posts up but still can't start a thread.  Is there a time issue also?  Thanks.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 15th, 2012 02:08 AM
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Hi Brute,
Yes there is a Probationary Period.
But fret not, they'll get around to clicking the switch and you will be able to post. :wink:

See under your handle it sez "Probationary Member"? :confused:

Hang in there. :wink:



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 Posted: Sun Jan 15th, 2012 02:28 AM
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THere is no probationary period. Just the fact that one of the admins resets this about once a day. Sorry for the inconvenience. RD



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 Posted: Fri Jan 27th, 2012 05:18 PM
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I was looking around for information on the net and I can't tell ya how many places I have been searching for cutting edge info. on reloading, especially my new interest in 12 gauge 3.5" shells. I found the info. about the slow burn powders Mr. Hubel was sharing. Can't wait to try some of this in my Remington 887, if it will take it. I started asking questions over on the (thread?) where all the slow burn big gauge discussions are being shared. As I work my way through the many experiments with this type of reloading, I will be sharing what I find. It can't happen soon enough.



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I have been trying to get a particular rifle over the internet, found that some advertise what they dont have, got confirmations that were cancelled.  got desperate just trying to buy it, went to Buds gun shop without doing any background research on it, ordered, later found out it was overpriced, tried to cancel, they charge a $60 fee on cancellation for this, even though it had not budged from their warehouse.

So, i wanted to see what reviews on Buds had to say, and found you.  Had i started with this question, i would not have ever gone with Buds.  Buds has no price matching provision either.

Glad to be here.

I am in eastern New Orleans, on the water surrounded by a wildlife refuge that consists of marshes and bayous, great for fishing, but no place for guns, no ground to stand on.  Must not be many handloaders in this part of the world cause supplies are hard to find.  Right now i am looking for some woods to roam around in.



 Posted: Tue Jan 31st, 2012 10:04 PM
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Armordillo wrote:
I have been trying to get a particular rifle over the internet, found that some advertise what they dont have, got confirmations that were cancelled.  got desperate just trying to buy it, went to Buds gun shop without doing any background research on it, ordered, later found out it was overpriced, tried to cancel, they charge a $60 fee on cancellation for this, even though it had not budged from their warehouse.

So, i wanted to see what reviews on Buds had to say, and found you.  Had i started with this question, i would not have ever gone with Buds.  Buds has no price matching provision either.

Glad to be here.

I am in eastern New Orleans, on the water surrounded by a wildlife refuge that consists of marshes and bayous, great for fishing, but no place for guns, no ground to stand on.  Must not be many handloaders in this part of the world cause supplies are hard to find.  Right now i am looking for some woods to roam around in.


hola amigo ! and welcome to the forum !

ahh bud's ..... some have great luck and some have bad , soz to hear that your's wasnt the good kind , our bud's threads ( i believe there's two ? ) has had alot of lookers and a few commenters , and again both good and bad , in my humble opinion it always pays to do a lil research ( i did and i wasnt even ordering from them ) one of the first places i looked was the BBB , of course i'm going to assume you read at least one of the threads so i wont re-hash it , the best game plan IMHO is to always move forwards when possible , count the lessons learned and move on , yeah some lessons cost more than others or are learned the hard way ....
east of new orleans does have a bit of wet stuff , i was down there in the aftermath , as for woods ...any/every direction but south lolz , all that aside glad to have ya here ! we thrive on discussion ! in fact the site wouldnt work without it so please dont be shy about jumping in there , as a plus the search function here works pretty good and can be a new member's best friend , by changing keywords one can find alot of info with it ( my best friend is still my back button - i'm not a very good typer and i can admit it [doh] )



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 Posted: Wed Feb 1st, 2012 12:03 AM
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Nice to hear from you. I blame this on myself. But, same query one day gets nothing useful, next day i stumble onto handloaders bench with what i wanted to know to start with.

Chambering finally dawned on me. .357 mag, .44 mag. 6mm rem, 270 win. I shot a lot 30 yrs ago, then hiatus, now going back into it. Looking forward to people who know what they are talking about. regards.



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Hi all of you who contribute your time and knowledge to helping others.
I have never been able to get the hang of any website. I do more following but I would like to learn how to better get around.
My first question is what is the difference between "reply" and "quick reply" ... When would I use one rather then the other??
The other difficulty is trying to determine the correct category.
I know there will be more...
Thanks
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lbo wrote:
Hi all of you who contribute your time and knowledge to helping others.
I have never been able to get the hang of any website. I do more following but I would like to learn how to better get around.
My first question is what is the difference between "reply" and "quick reply" ... When would I use one rather then the other??
The other difficulty is trying to determine the correct category.
I know there will be more...
Thanks
lbo


hola amigo !
umm websites vary , the concept is usually the same but different umm operating software operates differently ( this one iirc runs ultra bb ) this is in addition to the way different folks can set up the same software totally different , most find this one fairly easy but agreed they all take "getting the hang of " erm much like anything in life :wink:
in regards to your question ... the reply tab at the bottom of the page/thread is the quick reply and that's just what it's meant for ( no added fotos , bold,underlined or italic letters etc ) the reply at the top of the page ( or the quote tab ) pulls up the advanced reply box , this has emoticons ( like the above wink ) tabs to change your font, insert a foto a video etc , there's a test thread in the tech section try making a comment using each tab to see the difference ,pretty sure you cant break it just playing with it so click the various tabs and have fun playing in no time you'll have more of the hang of it than you thought at first :thumbs:

as for th correct category ...think about your question , for an example you may be having problems with a 44 mag load , length , or bullet etc , while they all would do in say the pistol/handgun forum the bullet question would be at home in either the component section or the pistol section , if you manage to put it in the obviously wrong spot a mod may move it to the right section , of note some are crossovers ( they would work in two or more ) those are the hard ones for me to decide ( and i can admit it lolz )



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Thanks fryboy
Is it ok to ask the meaning of a members name?



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lbo wrote:
Thanks fryboy
Is it ok to ask the meaning of a members name?


you're welcome :cool:
hmmmm honestly amigo that would depend upon the user , some i assume would have no problem whilst others ... who can say ? i admit that some i sorta figure ( perhaps a few wrongly [oops] lolz ) and some for the life of me i cant fathom , i sort of figure it this way here ,unless someone already has it you can chose about any nick you wish , some are crafty spellings of another nick that may already be taken whilst others maybe the users real name and some may be a person's hobby or profession , one thing i can guarantee however is that if you look up my nick in the various internet lingo dictionarys means nothing like they state lolz ( besides no one had it already :wink: )



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 Posted: Sun Jan 13th, 2013 09:41 AM
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I don't know if this is the right place to ask. How do you copy a format and reply? I was over in another section on a NRA membership count. And I could not do it. Thanks:confused:



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southwindva wrote:
I don't know if this is the right place to ask. How do you copy a format and reply? I was over in another section on a NRA membership count. And I could not do it. Thanks:confused:

not sure what you mean by "format" per say , if you mean a link , you left click and scroll with your mouse until the desired copy part if blue ( or hi-lited ) then right click and select copy this copies it to your computer's clipboard , to paste you put the mouse pointer where you wish and again right click ( ermm this is assuming you're right handed of course and the mouse is set for a right handed person ) and select paste
there's a test thread in the this section you can practice on it's called " test post thread " or such

http://www.handloadersbench.com/forum84/14054.html



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 Posted: Sun Jan 13th, 2013 08:29 PM
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I just started using an Apple a short while ago. No more left and right clicks.That NRA survey said to copy the existing format then put your stats in the blanks.



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Hello all. Thanks to those who run it for what looks like a great forum. 35 years as a handloader. Self taught so it took the first twenty to get past the mistakes. Love loading as much as shooting, look forward to getting into the fray,

Fuzzy



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I've learned a lot from the numerous learned postings of the members. Finally got the confidence to begin loading this week and didn't blow myself up. New pistol rounds did what I wanted, chrono showed they were reasonably consistent. Yes, I'm hooked.



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