This ever happen to you?


March 15, 2008, 05:33 PM
I was doing an inventory of my reloading backstock and discovered a large ammo box filled with FIVE HUNDRED rounds of primed and cleaned .30-30. I have NO MEMORY of doing this :what: Yet it was clearly my work as I recognize the tooling marks. Also--I DO NOT OWN A .30-30! I haven't had one for a year and a half.

The solution is of course clear. With this much primed brass I have to buy a .30-30 again :evil:

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Rollis R. Karvellis
March 15, 2008, 05:37 PM
Thats why i bought a new Glock 17.

highlander 5
March 15, 2008, 08:19 PM
I found a large cache of Nosler 250 packs of 200 and 240 gr 44s 6 or 8 boxes as I recall had an 1/8' layer of dust on them.

March 15, 2008, 08:32 PM
A short time ago I found 3 boxes of 150 gr Remington SP .358.

Tried a few in the .357 Herrett, years ago, and they went flat when fired in the sand bank. Never loaded them because of that.

March 15, 2008, 08:39 PM
Last fall I opened up a paper bag that I keep with my blackpowder supplies. I found 2000 small pistol primers that I don't remember buying.

Price on the boxes? $16.50 per thousand. :evil:

evan price
March 16, 2008, 01:46 AM
I was migrating some stuff from one area to another a couple weeks ago and found a Wal*Mart bag I'd set aside last spring that had a couple quarts of ND30 mower oil, some string trimmer line, a package of mirror clips, and two bricks of Federal 550-pack .22LRs. Receipt said I paid $9.88 each for them. Oh, the memories... how cheap that is today, wish I had bought a truckload.

Jacka L Ope
March 16, 2008, 01:53 AM
Was just doing some "spring cleaning" and finally made it up to the attic. In the back corner, behind a pile of "stuff" and under an old camp canopy, I found one five gallon bucket full of once-fired milsurp 7.62MM NATO cases, one five gallon bucket full of once-fired milsurp .45 ACP cases, and two 1 1/4 gallon buckets for Viatarich fudge sundae ice cream full of .357 cases.

Talk about sweet timing! :p

March 16, 2008, 02:37 AM
I found my pocket knife under my keyboard at work? Hadn't seen it in weeks.

Dumpster Baby
March 16, 2008, 03:08 AM
Like Richard Dreyfuss said in Jaws, "I got that beat....I got that beat". While moving stuff around I found 5,000 FN 7.62 147 gr FMJBT bullets I forgot about.


March 16, 2008, 03:14 AM
I found 50 rounds of PREPRIMED Lake City .223 brass I had stashed in a Frankford hard case. That was a nice surprise.

March 16, 2008, 04:12 AM
No, but I did save a bunch of money by switching to Gei..... oh, wrong thread <grin>.

I recently found 3 boxes of Hornady XTP .380 ammo that I don't remember buying, does that count?

March 16, 2008, 07:54 AM
Interestingly enough, I occassionally find a gun in the back of my safe that I have had for many years but forgot I had it. Strangely enough, most of them look new. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

March 16, 2008, 08:00 AM
I have a gun dealer friend that has a LOT of guns. He was talking about a 22-250 that he'd just bought. All excited. Been looking for this particular one for years.

Next time I go to the shop, I ask him how the new gun shoots. He starts smiling and said "when I took it home to put it away, I found one just like it that I'd bought a few years ago and forgot about"

The great new find was on the rack for sale.

I have to look thru my reloading crap from time to time to take inventory of what I have.

Great thing about get new stuff every day and never have to buy anything

March 16, 2008, 08:30 AM
I'm still in possession of 23 Federal 550 rd. 22 long rifle packs marked $8.96 from WM. Not sure how many cases I bought that summer.

March 16, 2008, 08:46 AM
In a load of reloading stuff I purchased cheap I got a set of 280 Rem Dies. SO... I order a barrel for the T/C:neener:

Today im going to get powder, brass and other goodies.....:banghead:

March 16, 2008, 08:52 AM
Hey Cos, That is why you now need to buy a 30-30 everyone needs a Red Ryder, or since I have one you could give me the old brass you have!

March 16, 2008, 12:41 PM
RED RYDER i thought that was a BB gun.

ok if you say so.

Date your reloads. i always put a sticker on the box with all the load data along with the date i made them. Now 500 rounds. Well you can always send them my way. I will put them to good use.

March 16, 2008, 09:42 PM
Found a 50 count bag of Winchester .45-70 brass at the bottom of my ammo box. I had bought two when I started reloading, set the other aside and guess it just got buried lol

March 16, 2008, 10:39 PM
I'm still looking for my Leatherman tool that I lost about 8 years ago. Anyone found that?

March 16, 2008, 11:04 PM
Ever gone through an intersection 32 miles North of NYC? Found one there lol

March 17, 2008, 12:38 AM
I recently found 450 cases of cleaned and sized 30-06 in a .50 cal can that I thought was empty. Score!

March 17, 2008, 09:18 AM
This line of thought got my curiosity up so I started pulling stuff out. I found 2 boxes of brand new Winchester 303 Savage brass in the old bright yellow boxes from the early 60's, Thanks for sparking my memory,sometimes it takes a boot to get it going.

Grizzly Adams
March 18, 2008, 12:35 PM
And I thought I had used all the excuses, but that's a new one on me! But then I don't have any brass to load up that I don't have a gun for.

I guess I'll just have to get some from my hunting partner!:evil:

March 18, 2008, 12:39 PM
Gee, I wish I could find stuff like this! :)

March 18, 2008, 12:42 PM
Great stories. I've also found pairs of boots I had forgotten about, and once I found a Ruger Single Six in a plastic tote in the middle of the woods. I had bought it years before, stowed it and then moved out to the sticks. It ended up in bulk outside storage for two winters, but thought it had nothing but a gun sock on it there was not a spec of rust. It was a rare early model to boot, though it looked like someone had used the frame to hammer nails.

March 19, 2008, 02:35 AM
I have never had enough reloading stuff to forget about any of it. Wouldn't mind finding a bunch of 7mm Mauser brass I forgot about, or 9mm Mak dies and brass, or...nevermind, this list could go on

March 19, 2008, 03:19 AM
I have found lots of guns around the house that I "forgot" I had. At least that is what my wife thinks when a new one appears out of no where.

THe Dove
March 19, 2008, 09:10 AM
No ---- But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night and found a Playboy magazine in the closet. It's the December 1995 edition with Farrah Fawcett!!! And no, I ain't tradin'!!!!

The Dove

March 22, 2008, 10:57 PM
Interestingly enough, I occassionally find a gun in the back of my safe that I have had for many years but forgot I had it. Strangely enough, most of them look new. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Now THAT'S funny!! I gotta remember that one.

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