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It Can't Be Just Us- No Components

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by One78Shovel, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Good. I'll do without for a while to get more people into the sport.

    I just became a archery instructor for a new class that it's being offered for the first time & we had to make 8 classes something like 130 first time bow shooters. It is assume that all these people are getting into this stuff.

    How do you thing all the new sportsman are going to vote next time. I don't like Onions but he has been one of the greatest things to happen to the gun & ammo industry.
  2. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Well-Known Member

    Oh now you can't blame this shortage on me, all the friends I've taught have been using components from my stash. They pay for what they want to load and I walk them through it and "supervise" to make sure they aren't going to blow up a gun or a person. Told them they gotta go slow though as I'm pretty low on lead. Got a decent stash of primers and I have powder that should be delivered tomorrow, but not enough bullets for all the powder and primers. One buddy is actually going to invest in some casting equipment before he buys a press/dies/etc. I told him my press is always available for a donation of boolits. I'll take up casting one of these days when equipment is more readily available.
  3. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    I have learned over the years following Clinton's "scare" that lead us to 10 years of the AWB. I ordered everything I needed for this seasons competitions before the election and haven't lot any sleep.

    The shortage won't hit me for another 6 months, at least enough to cause me to start coveting my stash a little more. I still have some less used powders and primers from back when I stocked up in '93-'94.

    Ever realize how long 5k primers lasts used just for hunting loads?
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    One month of prarie doggin? lolz
  5. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    That's just target practice. We don't have them here anyway, just pocket gophers that don't hang out above ground.

    Had to build a special plow to poison them. Not much fun but will clear a hay meadow for longer than a ream of primers.
  6. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Looks like this.


    It cuts a tunnel in the ground and drops a dozen or so poisoned seeds every 3'.

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  7. eastbank

    eastbank Well-Known Member

    i have been a pack rat for 40 years and the full ammo cans stacked up in the back of my garage look like a double wall, full of powder,primers,bullets and cases.a large gun store went tits up last year and all ammo and reloading supplies were sold at 60 percent off list and in four days i spent over 8000.00 dollars on supplies and a few guns. if you are late to the game you will pay to play. eastbank.
  8. rdhood

    rdhood Well-Known Member

    It's just us. In 2008, I went in on a group buy for powder/primers. We ordered in Jan, got our orders in June or July (powder valley). It is absolutely no different this time as last.

    You can start the "it can't be just us" in July. Until then, we haven't broken any new "out of stock" ground.
  9. greybeard57

    greybeard57 Active Member

    I could have used something like that last summer. I think they have moved on though. I have too many cats and gogs running the fields for them to be comfortable here. Last summer was the first time in 26 years I've ever had a problem with hole digging critters. We also had an endangered species song bird decide to nest in my hay fields. Made harvesting on the first cutting come in late. Even shooting on my backyard range didn't scare em off. Really hope they don't come back this year.

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