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Anyone else keep loading manual copies in their reading bathroom?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Float Pilot, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Member

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    I have every loading manual printed since the 1960s in my hand-loading shop.
    My desk / office area in my house has powder burn rate charts and bullet BC charts tacked to the walls, right next to the calendars I use for scheduling flying clients.

    The other day my wife gave me a hard time about the spare (copies) loading manuals in the upstairs bathroom. It is at the top of the stairs, nice and warm, has great light for reading and nobody will follow me in there... So to me is was the perfect place to have another 6 or 8 loading manuals. For research and reflection time......
    She is convinced that I am odd....( She is European) I have assured her that it is perfectly normal...
    Am I paddling I canoe alone...??
     
  2. NormB

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    ONLY until I've memorized it, then another takes its place. :)
     
  3. rcmodel

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    No, but I have been known to take a copy with me.

    As for your wife thinking it is strange?

    Offer to replace the reloading manuals with Penthouse magazines and see how she likes that!

    rc
     
  4. 454PB

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    Tell her they are valuable. According to the latest Handloader magazine, the Lyman 45th edition is worth up to $350.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    I don't keep loading manuals in the bathroom but I have been known to bring one with me at times. lol

    I do not think it's strange at all but then again, here you are preaching to the choir!
     
  6. rsrocket1

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    Scan them and put them on an iPad, then keep the iPad in the bathroom.

    Win-win!
     
  7. Texan Scott

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    I sometimes post to THR while on the can. In fact, I did it today.
     
  8. horsemen61

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    Nope float I do the same thing :D nothing odd about it.
     
  9. blarby

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    Its there all the the time, in varying forms......
     
  10. THe Dove

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    Reloading/gun magz, pamphlets, flyers etc.... yes.....

    Manuals/books no I do not.

    The Dove
     
  11. dragon813gt

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    Does my iPhone count as one? I have most manuals saved as PDFs and I'm usually looking at them while in the bathroom.

    For those with iPhones/iPads. There is an app called turboscan. I still cant believe how well it works. Uses your device's camera but the results are like a flatbed scanner. I'm not affiliated with the makers of the app. Just a happy customer that uses it almost daily.

    Brought to you by TapaTalk
     
  12. wgaynor

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    Love my quiet time reading! I keep the Lee Manual in one, the Lyman Cast Bullet in another, and the Speer Manual gets thrown back and forth.
     
  13. Patocazador

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    Yep. I have a small bookcase in the john and there are 5 or 6 reloading manuals in it along with lots of hunting books.
     
  14. J.R.W.

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    Not in the bathroom but they make a healthy rotation across the night stand.
     
  15. Jesse Heywood

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    I don't keep a library in the bathroom, but I do read a lot of gun & loading magazines there.

    Just tell your wife you're being anal-retentive about it.
     
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    No, but Handloader magazine is there. :D
     
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    How did you get into my bathroom without me knowing it.:what::D I have lots of gun porn in my two bathrooms for that time that I can concentrate on details.
     
  18. climbnjump

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    I just surveyed the house and while I didn't find any reloading manuals in either bathroom, I did find the following:

    Kitchen - 1
    Living room - 1
    Master BR - 3
    TV room - 2
    Computer room - 1
    Reloading cave - 0

    Seems like the little buggers are afraid of the one place where they would be of the most use!:)
     
  19. Bush Pilot

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    I don't keep reloading manuals in my bathroom, the slick pages just don't do the job for me. To be fair, I don't keep toilet paper in my reloading room.
     
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    I primed a bunch of .40W&W in there one day when I was prepping for a medical procedure: about 400 as I recall.
     
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    I do not keep a library in the bathroom, but do take some material with me on occasions. Reloading manuals are fair game from time to time.
     
  22. dirtman

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    always at least one good loading book in that part of the house... seems to help build the needed pressure....
     
  23. GT1

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    No, most manuals are hardcover books and good sized. I read the blue press, American rifleman and other mags there, of course.
     
  24. Nappers

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    I keep my manuals, annual Hodgdon mag, guns and ammo, hand loader and motor trend in the bathroom!

    Just don't blow a Hemi! :D

    My GF doesn't think it's strange, she reads books. We have books and magazines all over the BR.
     
  25. sonick808

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    i used to, for years. Now i just bring the ipad
     
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