Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by leefan, Jan 15, 2014.
I have learned more here than on any other gun board.
I used to post more than I do ... but I still read a lot...
+1 and LOL!
As for the site, RC, Reloadron,Walkalong and a couple others got me up and running pretty good and Im about as thick headed as they come so I think it's pretty dawggone good.
But they're probably about ready to retire from mentoring after dealing with me though!
Yea Walkalong runs a tight ship. I have flashbacks of the principals office when I get us off topic or something and get a note in my inbox
Talking about RC?
I'm not sure if "irascible" was the exact word I was thinking
Not so sure about that...
(I have a good memory...)
enjoy the forum!
I lurked on THR for years before I joined and learned A LOT from reading the countless threads. There is a tremendous amount of knowledge base here and I found I was doing a lot of things improperly and/or inefficiently. Heck, I learn something new almost on a regular basis even now and very happy to be a lifelong student of reloading on a forum like this.
I spent time on several different gun forums before but now I spend most of my time here. Why? I think the "High Road" essence of members and mostly "hands off/speak your mind" approach moderators/admins/staff take really set THR apart from other forums (no chest thumping needed here or the need to have a particular brand of equipment to be accepted as all are welcome).
THR is a great "gateway" gun forum, especially for a new shooter/reloader because of the non-brand specific "general" approach to shooting/reloading and almost all the reloading related problems/questions are quickly and often precisely answered by personal experiences of many (and not by brand preference like, "Solution to your problem is a brand X gun or equipment" ). I rarely see a problem go unresolved here. You will often see the same person post same questions on multiple forums and comparing the responses (if they get one at all or timely) will give you a good idea to the value of THR. I mean, what good is an answer to a reloading question several days/weeks later and especially if the answer is not related to the equipment being used by the OP? The OP having the reloading problem needs help now not later.
The particular core of THR handloading and reloading section based on safe reloading practices is well suited for new reloaders as THR discourages unsafe/overpressure loads and members readily place disclaimers when non-published/overpressure loads are posted.
I guess you can say THR is a "safe" playground for newbies to reloading and participated by mostly responsible members looking out for their interests.
I think if PBS did a documentary of reloading culture and community, THR would make a fine example of "High Road" reloaders helping each other on a global network 24/7. On what forum or crazy universe would you find a thread like "Pay it Forward" where total strangers who never met help each other by shipping reloading components/equipment and pay the shipping too! I think that is an awesome display of true "High Road" core of this forum that you won't find anywhere else.
However - I have to remark that asking that question here is like going into a bakery and asking "who has the best donuts!!"
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The other 2 forums are firearm specific. 1911 and M14.
Separate names with a comma.