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Old 10-01-2014, 09:21 AM   #81
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Bought someone's reloads when I was starting out. Man, what is it some people have about hot loads? Most unpleasant shooting experience I've had in a while.
I don't know why so many reloaders feel they have to "push" the upper limits of their guns and ammo. If you want/need more power, then buy something designed to handle it. I hope he was licensed since I think selling reloads without a license is against the law. (See the ATF's website)
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:48 AM   #82
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Haha, Brewer, I have friends with hounds and you are right, just keeping them off the table is an accomplishment. My god, if you do let them off leash, away they go, enslaved to those prodigious noses!

Nice pup Graybeard! Aussie perhaps? I love to watch agility trialing and frisbee exhibitions, as we have a number of Border Collies that have gone on to win prizes at these kinds of events. Nice to see a dog with a job!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:49 PM   #83
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I don't know why so many reloaders feel they have to "push" the upper limits of their guns and ammo. If you want/need more power, then buy something designed to handle it. I hope he was licensed since I think selling reloads without a license is against the law. (See the ATF's website)
I don't get it either. My main interest in reloading is to end up with stuff that is below the oomph of what I can buy in the store, not the other way around.
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I don't know why so many reloaders feel they have to "push" the upper limits of their guns and ammo. If you want/need more power, then buy something designed to handle it. I hope he was licensed since I think selling reloads without a license is against the law. (See the ATF's website)
Couldn't agree more. Handloading for me has always been first and foremost about customizing ammunition for a particular firearm, so as to eke out every bit of accuracy that weapon is capable of; secondarily about reducing cost-per-round (so you can shoot more); and thirdly for building ammo that isn't generally available from the factories (like the down-loaded rounds Brewer mentions).

Loading ammo hot is the simplest thing in the world to do, but unless there is a very clear reason as to why, suggests ignorance more than wisdom.
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unfortunately being at work, i do not have many pictures so i will only address one hobby--MOTORCYCLES. I don't ride the local stuff or commute any more. my bike stays parked unless i'm going for a 'ride'. My ride is normally in excess of 5 daysa and 2500 miles. I carry mosat everything i need to camp and eat. After i retire, i will continue to color in my map and hope to have all the states in a couple more years...and i will need a Mexico map too.

edit; my map is not complete! I have completed the east when the wife and I did 29 days on the Goldwing--camping all the way!
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We have nine alpacas, all boys. We shear them once a year and have learned to spin the fleece in to yarn. It's a nice winter project to sit in front of a fire and spin the fleece. We have other hobbies but this is probably the most unusual?
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I don't know why so many reloaders feel they have to "push" the upper limits of their guns and ammo. (See the ATF's website)
If your a competitive USPSA shooter, the last thing you want to do is load hot since one is after the least recoil/muzzle flip.
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If your a competitive USPSA shooter, the last thing you want to do is load hot since one is after the least recoil/muzzle flip.
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I've never understood loading hot. My DW is small, she can handle a .45 acp in 1911(thin grips, short trigger) no problem, many times she'll outshoot me. Point is she practiced with no fear due to light loads. After 10,000 rounds or so I've added .1 grain here and there. She's now comfortable with Major PF loads.

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I used to race pigeons and was quite competitive. I won a $7K 300 mile race once. Also a few smaller, ~$1K races.

The beauty of seeing a pigeon set its wings for the final drop after coming home from a 600-mile race, when it was released just ~12 hours previously, is unforgettable.

Now that I am getting close to retirement, it seems like too much work, feeding and caring for 100+ birds.
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I'm starting to combine hobbies. Photography with hiking works well. Now woodworking with photography. Going to make an easel like this. Had to make my own plans
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