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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by forty_caliber, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. forty_caliber
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    forty_caliber Contributing Member

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    I didn't see a formal place to post an introduction and I joined The HighRoad primarily to participate in this area, so HOWDY Y'all. I've been involved in shooting either bullets or arrows competatively since I was about 10. Metallic Cartridge reloading for about the last 20 years or so. As our kids have grown and moved into their college educated adult lives, I been putting more interest in collecting firearms for investment purposes. I'm shopping for a bigger safe.

    I served as a Texas Peace Officer for two years back in the day, I currently work as a System Administrator in a global enterprise. I enjoy hunting, fishing, woodworking, reloading, and target shooting.

    My reloading setup is out in my shop building, I'm currently tooled up for .308, 30-30, .45ACP, .45 Colt, 9mm, and .30-06. I use Hornady LNL AP and Lyman presses along with bits and bobs from many other vendors.

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    Welcome aboard forty_caliber, good to have you!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of information and very helpful members here.
     
  4. dredd

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    Howdy!

    What City are you in / near?
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    Welcome.
    It sounds like you will fit right in.
     
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  6. Blue68f100

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    Welcome to THR from another Texan.
     
  7. forty_caliber
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    I live in Brenham...about 90 miles northwest from Houston. Brenham is in Washington County, the birthplace of Texas and home of Blue Bell ice cream.

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    Brenham is a neat little town. My in-laws had a place in Carmine for several years.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome and enjoy!
     
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    Welcome from big sky country......HD
     
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    Welcome to THR
     
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    Welcome to THR!!
     
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    Welcome from Brooklyn, NY.
     
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    Welcome from Florida
     
  16. jr_watkins

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    Welcome, I'm right up the road, just outside Giddings. Also a 40S&W fan even though the cambering has fallen off popularity of late . Wife and I joke we will retire to Brenham.
     
  17. forty_caliber
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    I've been using the handle for a long time. I used to be quite the 40 cal fan. Not so much anymore. I don't load for it and the pistols I have chambered for it are rarely seen outside the safe. If I'm packing heavy it's going to be with a 1911.

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    Welcome from balmy Indiana! THR is a great place, and hopefully you'll feel right at home. Jump right in, we are anxious to learn from you as well!
     
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    Welcome from Georgia !
     
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    Welcome from North Carolina!
     
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    Welcome from Utah
     
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    Welcome from a displaced Texan but I can travel 18 miles due east and be back in red dirt country. I have a lot of country to freely roam around in on this side of that line is why I stay.
     
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    Welcome, fellow Texan.
     
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    I am starting to realize that a lot of us have very similar interested, outside of just shooting and reloading. The quantity of shooters that I meet, that also enjoy woodworking, is amazing!

    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to THR,
    lots of Great People here.
     
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