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Re: Ammo

Postby MUP » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:28 pm



Thanks buddy, got to bite the bullet, pun intended, and get some, in anticipation of more time off to load now.
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Re: Ammo

Postby DaveB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:25 pm

This week...
I pushed through 950 9mm rounds

tumbled over 700 bottleneck brass, picked corn cob out the primer pocket, primered all of them with Fed210M's.

loaded 72 rounds of 9 using different powders and charge weights. Looking for an accuracy point.

Loaded 25 6.8 SPC rounds and did brass prep on a net total of 100.

Son is wanting to shoot 400 yards at MSSA so we got some VLD Bergers and new match-grade brass headstamp ABM. That is when I hit problems. The primer pocket was NOT round; I don't mean to say it was oblong but with my RCBS primer press i had to use TWO hands to seat the primer. I did 5 of these and that was it, I broke out my variable B&D, clamped it down, got it turning, and made everything right. Then I saw I better chamfer and at least 30% were not round so I took all 100 and ran them through the .308 FL die then chamfer then tumble, then pick, then seat primers. The SPC brass was from Starline and every piece was load-ready.

A busy week but very productive

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Re: Ammo

Postby MUP » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:05 pm

Very productive indeed!
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Re: Ammo

Postby DaveB » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:04 pm

Whooooeeeeee went looking to see if any deals exist for 55 grain FMJ bullets in .224.

No one has any. Even the stupid high priced ones are gone. I left "email me when you got some to sell" messages all over the web.

I will concentrate on some 224 and 6.5 this week. Mebbe some more 9's.

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Re: Ammo

Postby MUP » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 pm

Let me know if you come across any 140 gr 6.5 NAB's or NBTs ;)
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Re: Ammo

Postby EastTNHunter » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:12 pm

Now you have to get your manbun, flat brim hat, and skinny jeans, Steve :poke: :tu: :D
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Re: Ammo

Postby MUP » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:45 am

:rotf: I knew it, I KNEW it! The peanut gallery gets fired up! :rotf: :party:
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Re: Ammo

Postby 7mm08 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:19 pm

woodyard wrote:Ammo is about the most secure emergency plan I know of. If you buy it during the good times , it can turn a nice profit during the bad.
Better than gold/silver. Word to the wise, buy a little all along during the good times. You hardly will notice it except for that you are running into storage issues. ;)

Funny how just a few weeks ago the retailers were running all kinds of sales trying to get sales and now they can’t keep it in stock.


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Re: Ammo

Postby MUP » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:38 am

DaveB wrote:Whooooeeeeee went looking to see if any deals exist for 55 grain FMJ bullets in .224.

No one has any. Even the stupid high priced ones are gone. I left "email me when you got some to sell" messages all over the web.

I will concentrate on some 224 and 6.5 this week. Mebbe some more 9's.


Just found some VERY reasonably priced NBT's at Midway!
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Re: Ammo

Postby CATCHDAWG » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:15 pm

Went to a local gun store today and they had PLENTY of ammo at regular prices. Bought a couple of boxes of .40 because that’s the only thing I was a little short on. Plenty of A.R.’s in stock as well.
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Re: Ammo

Postby DaveB » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:31 pm

Went back to BrassmanBrass.com thinking maybe he had restocked but no luck with 55 grains. Did see some 62 FMJs from ARMSCOR for a pretty nice price-----8.9 cents each. Free shipping. No sales tax.


Now I have to work up a powder and weight. Anyone have favorites???

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Re: Ammo

Postby RUGER » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:25 am

MUP wrote:I just acquired a 6.5 Creedmoor, so, I'm behind the curve both on factory ammo, and subsequently ammo components to load with. Looking now.


Talked to my buddy at Final Flight yesterday.
That is the ONLY caliber they have left.
Got tons of it.
Pffft forget that, I'm going fishing.
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Re: Ammo

Postby MUP » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:08 pm

RUGER wrote:
MUP wrote:I just acquired a 6.5 Creedmoor, so, I'm behind the curve both on factory ammo, and subsequently ammo components to load with. Looking now.


Talked to my buddy at Final Flight yesterday.
That is the ONLY caliber they have left.
Got tons of it.


Working on my manbun in the meantime. :rotf:
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Re: Ammo

Postby 7mm08 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:27 am

Tannerite...... keeps the zombies away!!
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