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Credentials,Ethics, and basically doing whats right.
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 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2012 04:12 AM
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DesertMarine



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Welcome aboard Freeloader.  No problems with your description of yourself. 
You are in good company now.



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"American by birthright… U.S. MARINE by the Grace of GOD!"

"And on the 8th day God created Marines and like fish, we came from the sea!"


 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2012 06:44 AM
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freeloader
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DesertMarine wrote:
Welcome aboard Freeloader.  No problems with your description of yourself. 
You are in good company now.


Thanks Marine :thumbs:



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LR-308; JD Machine upper/lower combo & hand guard
JP Enterprises 16" Supermatch barrel, LMOS BCG & adj gas system, JP EZ trigger single stage 4.5 lbs
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Magpul UBR, Miad, AFG


 Posted: Mon Aug 6th, 2012 01:41 PM
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thunder101
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Does anyone have any idea how to find out approximately how many reloaders are in Florida? I have been jumping all over the internet, but can't seem to find the right answers. HELP!!



 Posted: Sun Aug 26th, 2012 09:43 PM
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Timmer
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First time on site and I like your No BULL approach!



 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 02:36 PM
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Cavedweller
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I found this forum googling for some information on reloading 223 rem.(5.56). I retired almost 2 yrs ago and took up shooting and reloading about a year and a half ago. I started with 9mm because it was the cheapest round to use (other than 22 lr) and just got an ar15 since 223/5.56 is about the cheapest rifle rd to shoot and reload and they are still good weapons for defense. I put I reload everything 'cause I have a lot of weapons I bought from my Aunt when My uncle died, but am not sure if I will expand my reloading to all those other calibers yet. I am a Navy Vietnam veteran and spent my time there as a diesel mechanic on the river boats. I didn't see much action (just a few rocket attacks.) and got closer to being killed by friendly fire than any enemy rockets. Moral of that story is: NEVER PLAY WITH EXPLOSIVE DEVICES WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK. My hearing isn't the greatest anymore, but my wife says it is selective.(she's probably right) I hope to learn a lot more about reloading and I love testing loads. This is my first post and don't know how active I will be yet, but this looks like the kind of site I would prefer over some others I have seen.

Last edited on Wed Aug 29th, 2012 02:42 PM by Cavedweller



 Posted: Wed Aug 29th, 2012 03:29 PM
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DesertMarine



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Welcome Cavedweller.  Good thing about handloading is that it is not addictive.  You can quit anytime you want.  So you will probably be able to stay away from loading for your other rifles.

I also have hearing problems, both loss and selective.



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"American by birthright… U.S. MARINE by the Grace of GOD!"

"And on the 8th day God created Marines and like fish, we came from the sea!"


 Posted: Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 01:42 AM
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Trinity1976
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I am new today to this forum. I was looking on the web for deer load suggestions for a 22-250 I guess I will go with Barnes and Varget since it is what I have on hand. I got the impression of a good group of folks here. I am proud to be the son of a WW2 Navy Chief who served in PBYs and became a preacher after the War. He bought me my first Remington 22 and a octogon barrel winchester 30-30. He took me hunting, to boy scouts and I miss him. His last words were "Son enjoy your life." I try to obey that instruction. I enjoy shooting and reloading and hunting and what it has to teach me.
I reload 22-250, 243, 260, 6.5x55, 280, 30 carbine, 30-30, 30-06, 44mag, for rifle. For pistol I reload 38sp, 9mm, 357sig, 40, 10mm.
I love my 22-250 savage 12 with choate stock and Bushnell 4200 6x24 scope. I hunt deer mostly with my 260 rem model 7. I love my 280 and 30-06 model 700 rem. Till I moved to PA I hunted NH with my BAR2 in 30-06 which is wonderful but not allowed here. I have hunted with my Ruger 44 lever action and my Ruger 7.62x39 bolt. I bought a 243 for the wife and use it too, its a nice Savage Classic. I like WW2 rifles and have a 1903A3, Garand and Carbine. I shoot Glocks and Smiths. I appreciate all fire arms. What I have now all works fine for me. I have a taste for getting a black rifle in 556 nato. Looking to build a kit for fun.
I have a background in Bible, Psychology, Human Bio, History, Electro-Mechanical Engineering and Law. I got my JD in my 40s. I would like to get to go on some deer and varmint hunts.
Well that is my introduction.
Jerry Stephens, JD



 Posted: Tue Oct 23rd, 2012 10:48 AM
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DesertMarine



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Welcome aboard Trinity.  You are correct about a great bunch of people here.
Your selections of firearms looks good. 
We welcome your inputs.



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"American by birthright… U.S. MARINE by the Grace of GOD!"

"And on the 8th day God created Marines and like fish, we came from the sea!"


 Posted: Thu Dec 6th, 2012 04:43 PM
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basssinger
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Sounds like an interesting variety of shooting experiences
have come your way here and there. Glad to see I'm not
the only one your age interested in handloading, hunting
and shooting. Enjoy Virginia (where I actually visited
in the course of business in Richmond and the drive to
and back from Lynchburgh back in the 70's.) Pretty, varied
country in between. Just another great example of how
wonderful this country is!! God Bless America and Merry
Christmas to you and yours from Louisiana, kind sir! (I
have two sons and two grandsons and two daughters-in-love
in Marshall and Denton. Was in the classroom studying
the Uniform Code of Military Justice in the 3726th BMTS
(Roadrunners) at Lackland Air Force Base when they came
in to tell us the commander-in-chief JFK had been shot.
Later "marched" through 17" of snow at career school at
Amarillo AFB and first permanent assignment was at
Shepherd AFB in Wichita Falls so have some experience in
your old home state. That's my story and it's the truth!



 Posted: Sun Dec 16th, 2012 05:48 AM
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oger
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Actually I was looking up 460 rowland data and found your site. Just picked up an almost new one on a Springfield 1911 type chassis by Clark. The price was real right and it looks like the previous owner only fired 3 rounds of commercial ammo so I wanted make sure what will and won't work.



 Posted: Tue Jan 22nd, 2013 02:43 AM
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oso1813
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high im a new member that is just starting to reload. I found this sight while looking up 7.62x39 loading data. Im glad to be here beause im sure im going to have alot of questions.



 Posted: Sun Feb 3rd, 2013 06:57 AM
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Smithy78
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         I just got done talking to a friend of mine about this very topic, because I was trying to figure out how to explain my experience as a machinist and mechanic and how I used what I learned there to start tinkering on guns. I asked him what gives a man the right to call himself something like a gunsmith, or a machinist, or a mechanic, or a carpenter when he was still learning his trade and had nothing but his experiences to back it up?
          His answer was plain. You are those things if the desire and the ability to create a better product or service results in that product or service being completed and the end result is what you were striving for or better. I still consider myself a novice machinist, even though I did it for a living for almost 6 years. I still consider myself an amateur mechanic even though I have built several engines and fixed a lot of cars. And even now I still don't like to call myself a gunsmith even though I have worked on a few and built a couple. The reason? I never want to get to the point where I think I know it all, because I will never even come close to achieving that goal.
          I had a teacher in high school shop class that taught me more than just woodworking. Every Friday he would give a lecture about a different life lesson he thought we weren't going to learn before we moved on to collage or a job or whatever life had planed for us. One in particular I remember well was about a banana. He showed it to the entire class and asked us if we thought it was ripe? And of course the banana was just perfectly ripe for eating. He then asked us "If no one eats it what will happen?" we answered that it will rot. He of course agreed. His lesson that day was the moment that we thought we were ripe with knowledge and could not possibly get any better or lean anymore we would start to rot in the sense we would no longer try to learn or try to improve ourselves. I always strive to learn more and never to be content in my life with what I have learned. Sorry this was so long winded, I haven't learned how to condense my opinion just yet!lol



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Chessy
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:sofa: Hi just a few words i have been gunsmithing handloading knife building and blowing rock up for a long time 40 years of handloading 30 at the gunsmith bench off and on drilling hard rock has made me a living but this is what i love to do this looks like a good forum i hope to be around for awhile i will try to get into as many discussings as i can but i type by the hunt and peck method so it will be slow my only claim to fame is i live in saskatchewan and know L Hanson.



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Welcome to HB Chessy.



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I have never served in the Military. My Father owned a business. I grew up in manufacturing. I bought from him. If I would not had that option, I would be retired from the Air Force as of now. Life is about about choices. I actually took the harder road. Running a small business is not for the weak. I think I could have taken orders just as well as giving them. Thank you all, for all you have given, and sacrificed so we can read this forum.



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I found this place during a search for more information about Pacific presses. There was one available locally that sounded intriguing and I wanted to know more about them. I've pretty much decided to pass on it (very early "C" type) but figured I would stick around and see what else I can learn.

Rick



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I found your site while researching reloading 7.7 jap from 30-06 brass. I am a novice and hope to learn from the experience of others. I am a chaplain for a sheriff's department and pastor a small church. I love to shoot and with prices as they are am now learning to reload.



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Welcome aboard Chaplin.



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Boogalie
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T, seems you are deploying that sometimes rare commodity: 'Common sense'. I am excited about having just joined this site as I believe the sharing of knowledge you experienced guys possess is truly of tremendous value to me as a new and unknowledgeable hand loader. Where on the site should I go to load my basic personal info?



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JohnDV
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Hello From Nashville area. Thanks for the add. I found this site looking for mounting hole pattern of T-7 presses. I have an old Lyman turret which works fine for what I have been doing, but would like a heavier one for bigger cartridges. I am relatively new to handloading. I started about 4 years ago after my dad died and I was left his old 32 Winchester Special and a 300 Savage. Both are harder cartridges to find and pricier. I have recently picked up 30-06 and 300 Win Mag dies which is why I am planning on a heavier press. I have a large piece of 1/2 in plate steel to build a press stand and want to verify spacing between the lyman and Redding before drilling holes. I honestly do not know how much input I can add, but If I see something I can lend opinion too I will gladly share any advice or knowledge I have.



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