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  1. gunlaw

    gunlaw Member

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    Had a friend that wanted some 25 acp. I knew I had it but not sure where it was. Found the 25 but also 800 rounds of 22 long rifle. I wonder what else is hiding?
     
  2. armoredman

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    Nice! I found about 25 round of 9mm defense ammo today digging around, but that's about it.
     
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  3. DukeConnor

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    There have been a few posts like this lately.
    My interest was peaked.
    This morning I began looking in boxes and behind shelves.
    I found:
    1. Set of lee 300 bo dies
    2. 3000 primers (spm and lpm)
    3. 500 175 gr SMK's
    4. Pound of Varget
    5. Pound of auto comp
    6. A huge dead spider.(I didn't know they
    grew that big in the north east)

    I'm happy
     
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  4. DustyGmt

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    I have been going ca-ra-zy because I know I have a full box of Buffalo Bore hard cast wadcutters around here somewhere. The problem is I blame my wife. I never lose my things, if I set it out though for whatever reason it gets carried off. Many many things over the years. Leathermans, knives, etc... but the thing that is driving me bananas is not being able to locate this full box of .38spl BB WC. I don't have alot of .38spl, .380, .32acp so I just want it found so it can go back to its home. Lol.
     
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  5. hanno

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    I keep an inventory of my reloading supplies so I had a pretty good idea of how many .45 Auto cases I had. When I checked the brass storage shelf the other day I realized that 900 of those cases were already primed (from 5 years ago). So I guess I "found" 900 large pistol primers.
     
  6. JJFitch

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    I opened a long "lost" 50 Cal. ammo box and found 3,000 large and 2,000 small rifle primers. Some from the late 60's the rest from the 70's. I tested the oldest Herter's and Winchester "Staynless" primers. All went bang with no loss of accuracy!

    The primers were in little wooden trays!

    Old primers and M1 Garand 20200321_102543.jpg



    Smiles,
     
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  7. H&R Glock

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    I swear I was cleaning up lots of loaded 38 and 357ammo from my desk and stuffing the MTM boxes in ammo cans this afternoon. I had a can marked 9mm that was full of Wolf 7.62x39. I just have too much ammo to contend with.
     
  8. Riomouse911

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    That’s awesome! :thumbdown:

    I recently opened a .30 cal ammo can I discovered languishing at the back of my ammo shelf and found it was full of good surplus .30/06 for my Garand.

    I totally forgot that I bought it about two years ago. :confused:

    Stay safe.
     
  9. Skeptic13

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    Wow sounds like everyone is having Christmas in January. Santa must have forgotten my late present. Or maybe I'll find a lump of coal in one of my ammo cans.
     
  10. 7mmsavage

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    In the spirit of making less lucky members feel better:

    I was just checking my hand loaded .223 stash and found one of the ammo boxes on my shelf not only had less than I thought, but was completely empty! Yay
     
  11. deerslayer55

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    I was recently going through my ammo cans and found one way in the back. Looked in it and found 600 rds. of .44 mag from 20 years ago.
     
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  12. Speedo66

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    I'd probably find an uneaten years old sandwich from an old hunting trip.
     
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  13. 792mauser

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    Well Santa hid my present in the back of the closet o' randomness.

    Found 500 rounds of 7.62x39 8m3 while chasing a black widow this weekend.

    I dont ever remember getting this. So double surprise.
     
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  14. ApacheCoTodd

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    Looking for something else in a full pull-out I found a sealed case of Argentine .308 and two cases of Danish Garand in bandoleers & clips. I generally remember buying the Danish in the 90's but can't for the life of me recall the Argie-ammo.

    Big heavy crates to lose track of.

    Todd.
     
  15. 792mauser

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    So far this past 9ish months I've discovered:
    Several 8mm german battle packs prewar.
    7.62x39 8M3
    A box of Garand clips
    A few 7.62x54R 7N1 cases
    Box of 8mm mauser/Turk stripper clips.

    All from the closet o randomness. It's got so much crud in it, and spiders.
     
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  16. Wildbillz

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    Last time I was at the range I decided to empty all the trash cans and clean the place up a bit (Private Club). On one range I found I found a shopping bag with four or five boxes of 20Ga ammo and a box of 243Win in it. I put out word on the web sight that I found it and no one has claimed it yet.

    WB
     
  17. Speedo66

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    What this thread tells me is probably most of the posters are a little on the old side, like me, and are starting to lose it. lol

    They say the only upside to Alzheimer's is you meet so many new people.
     
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  18. rdnktrkr

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    I was sweeping out the shop and found a wooden box of 7.62x39 that I thought was empty, this year I found 100rnds of 12ga OO buck and some parts for my 62 Harley.
     
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  19. armoredman

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    I am going to go looking again in the closet..wish I could find some more primers and powder.
     
  20. Armybrat

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    Well, one plus about my slow dementia is getting to sleep with a different woman every night.

    No new discoveries, but but during the last panic I found 13 bricks of .22 lr in the back of the hall closet.Some still had the $7.99 price sticker on it.
     
  21. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    My wife is constantly moving my stuff. Then I realized she's always moving it towards the door!
     
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    And you get to hide your own Easter Eggs.
     
  23. DustyGmt

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    Well it wasn't lost but it was buried in one of my totes and I didn't know I had it. 300rds of steel case 9mm in addition to the 9mm ammo I found a few months back that I also didn't know I had. Wouldn't have mattered too much a year ago. Now I'd be jumping up and down about an extra mag full....
     
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  24. WestKentucky

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    Got pulled over this morning. No ticket, but in the process of digging out my registration I unearthed a ziplock of ammo I was given by a former coworker. It’s not much, half a box of 25acp, half a box of 32acp, 6 .270 win, and about 200 loose 22 rimfire of which it’s about 1/2 lr 1/4 mag and 1/4 short. It was leftovers from his dads stuff when his dad passed. He told his family he was going to take it to be properly disposed of.
     
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  25. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    Still looking for a box of 45 Auto. It's either 500 or 1k, can't seem to find it, last seen about 6 months ago.
     
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