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I HATE it when people give you things you can't use!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Echo23TC, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Echo23TC

    Echo23TC New Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Helena, MT
    I was outside working the other day when Mrs. Echo came out with the phone cradled on her shoulder, "... just a sec, let me ask him. Honey, do you want a set of 6mm dies? Steph found them and Warren doesn't reload."

    Now, just for the record, I have no need for a set of 6mm dies. No rifle in that caliber, never really wanted one; where I hunt you're just about as likely to see an elk as a deer, and I don't consider a 6mm an elk cartrige. So it took me all of about 5 seconds to decide I'd take 'em.

    So now I've got a free set of RCBS 6mm dies, some brass, and about 15 bullets. Guess I'll have to start keeping an eye out for a decent 6mm. I figure it'll make a good starter rifle for my oldest, so I've got a few years to look. Good Lord, what's wrong with me that I'm now collecting reloading equipment for cartriges I may or may not get in the future?
  2. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Harnett County, NC
    Did that with 22-250 dies. Already had a 222, 223, 300 Savage and .243. Once I had the dies, that 788 just walked right up and begged me to adopt her.

    CARSON New Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Nepean, Ontario
    I was given 303 British, 30-30, and 9 mm dies, which I had no use for any. Now I own a Winchester 94, a Bretta 92, and I am keeping my eye out for a good Enfield. I just looked at it as if I was going to buy something, I might as well buy something that will save me a little bit of money overall.
  4. Quartus

    Quartus Senior Member

    Jan 13, 2003

    Impeccable logic! :D
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    As a young man, I'd buy the dies and bullet mould so I could justify purchasing the gun. Now, you may just want to post an ad here (shopping forum) so as to off load it and buy something you can use.
  6. Starpower

    Starpower New Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    NW Indiana
    Don't you just hate it...........

    I know where you're coming from. I have about a dozen guns, but somebody gave me 500 rounds of 22 lr ammo to get rid of. Like you, I had no 22 gun in either pistol or rifle, so of course I said "Sure, I can get rid of em for you!" Then that justified me buying a Ruger Mark II, which only justified buying MORE rimfire....... etc. Seems to me to be just good sound business practices!!


    The only thing required for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke
  7. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Senior Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    I found 500 empty once fired 45-70 brass at my local range scattered all over my shooting table.

    Took them home, bought a Handi rifle and a set of dies.

    The brass is probably worth more than the gun itself.

    I'll take any shooting accessory and make it useable:D
  8. craigz

    craigz New Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    I'd like to meet the guy who shot 500 rounds of .45-70 in one range session. They probably call him Lefty now. :)
  9. ScottsGT

    ScottsGT Participating Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Columbia, SC
    Kind of reminds me of the Ford 390 FE big block a friend gave me. Damn.... Now I have to go out and buy a Factory 5 "Cobra" kit car. :D
  10. Hand_Rifle_Guy

    Hand_Rifle_Guy Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Palo Alto, People's Republic of Kaliforny
    I got a big box of free reloading stuff once.

    A Herter's press, a scale, some guages, a few boxes of brass, some .44 mag loads from 1968, and something like 9 sets of dies. A couple of them have rust, and are probably history, and the rest I have guns for, or are duplicates. (2 each, .357 and .44 Mag/special.)

    Except for two. The odballs. One I have brass for, the other's a loner. They put me in a bit of a dillema:

    Where in SamHeck am I supposed to find a .264 Winchester Mag. or a .225 Winchester? When did those rounds go out of production?

    It'll be fun diligently searching until I get lucky enough to find a gently used varmint rig with a fouled barrel that responds beautifully to anti-copper solvent. It'll be a sweet piece of expensive custom work from the glory days of custom rifles, and it'll sell for pennies on the dollar because it's in a caliber nobody's even heard of before, and the barrel's "shot out".

    Hey, hope is cheap. I sell a lot of it. ;)

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