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Pay it Forward in Reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by blarby, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. tjd78z

    tjd78z New Member

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    Ok, so here is my story. Been researching reloading for about a year and a half, shooting since I was about 8 years old. My father and I split a lock in load progressive press for Christmas, also my birthday. I bought everything I needed to start reloading. I ordered my 223 shellplate on 12/26/12 for $35 from Amazon. As I watched the tracking on it waiting in anticipation for my new hobby it showed delivered usps on 1/10/13. Long story short, I never received it. While I was trying to track down the shellplate between my post office and amazon my father ordered another with a 1-2 month shipping estimate. After refunding my money I waited again to begin my hobby. This time it showed shipping on 2/27/13, and out for delivery on Friday March first. I was soooo excited!!! Well come Friday after work the status showed pushed to next day for delivery. So I thought no worries, what's another day. Then Saturday it was pushed to Monday, this is when I called UPS. They had me contact amazon and started a "trace" for the package. Outcome was damaged merchandise, carton opened, item missing. ANGRY. I'm at the point where I just might as well pay $200 on ebay for one, but will it ever get to me???? If anyone would be kind enough to sell me one for under the ridiculous prices I have seen, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 03fatboy
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    shellplate

    That's #16 right i will go to my lgs and see if they have one today if they do i will let you know and see if you still need one.
    Looked at them yesterday but didn't notice one but wasn't looking for that particular one so you never know

    Called them this morning and no #16 shell plate,will keep my eyes open for one
     
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  3. grubbylabs

    grubbylabs Senior Member

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    Cool thanks,

    My boss gave me the money to buy a mold, so after I slug his barrel and order the mold I will have some 9 mill bullets to offer up. They will be tumble lube and 125 or 147 grains I think. I am going to order the mold from Tom at Accurate molds. Even if the weight is longer than two weeks his molds are worth it. And a friend just found us some small rifle and pistol primers for normal prices. So thanks to friends We are well on our way.
     
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  4. grubbylabs

    grubbylabs Senior Member

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    Order form Midway, they at least get the order right. I just got a mag pull rear peep in the mail for my boss. And I just ordered the shell plate and dies to load his 9 mill. I just wish I had the coin to get an actual 45 shell plate instead of the #1 shell plate I have been using. Come to think of it, I would love to have one for loading my 44 mag plinkers.
     
  5. tjd78z

    tjd78z New Member

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    Yes it's number 16, thanks for the help. I visit my local store everyday.
     
  6. Arbo

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    If anyone is in dire need of .223 brass (meaning they have powder and boolets), I have been picking it up at my range and a few other spots I know people go shoot. I will be willing to pack up 300 cases for anyone that is in need. I have collected enough that I am going to start looking for some lee .223 dies now.

    Also have some other random pieces (I think 4 or 5 500 cases and maybe a dozen 7.62x51) ... I figured if I found stuff I didn't use I'd pick it up for here.. It's not much, but it's freebies..
     
  7. ole farmerbuck

    ole farmerbuck Senior Member

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    I could use a 45lc shell holder or shellplate. I'll even pay for it.
     
  8. Duztoff

    Duztoff New Member

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    OK, after another plunge into the old supply closet (aka the Black Hole), here's what I discovered:

    1. 5.7x28 - around 75-100 *GONE*
    2. 300 WSM - 6ea (I know, I know, not real impressive number, but 6 is better than none)
    3. 243 WIN - 20 *GONE*
    4. 22-250 - 10
    5. 357 MAG - 2 bags, 100 - 150 each *GONE*
    6. 38 Spcl - 2 bags, 100 - 150 each *GONE*
    7. 5.56x45(crimped) - around 100 - 150 *GONE*

    Also, though I realize this is a reloading thread, if anyone is interested in an unused Uncle Mikes size 15 vertical Side Kick shoulder holster, I have one up for grabs. (I'm tired of moving it out of my way and my shoulder doesn't let me use it. :( )

    That's all for now, will venture back into the black hole in a couple days!
     
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  9. _Westy_

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    Duztoff - I could really use the .357 brass,I've got a home defense class by GSL coming up and have been having trouble sourcing brass.
     
  10. au_prospector

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    RCBS #18 shell holder

    I have been looking for a .44 mag RCBS #18 shell holder and cant find one. Need it for my RCBS hand primer which seems to have a flare where the shell holder fits. Seems RCBS shell holders are tapered to fit this flare.
     
  11. Duztoff

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    357 Mag gone to Westy. Good luck with the training!
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Yes. I have had to modify some non RCBS shell holders to work on mine.
     
  13. _Westy_

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    Thanks Duztoff!
     
  14. Duztoff

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    357 MAG & 243 Spoken for.
     
  15. Arbo

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    .223 spoken for
     
  16. BRHbar

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    OK, day late and a dollar short.....
     
  17. Arbo

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    If I head back out over the next couple weeks and 'score' like I did today, I will be willing to send some... check with me in a few weeks, or better yet, send me a PM so I can see it and remember.
     
  18. Allen in MT

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    I have some more 40 S&W cases to give w free postage
     
  19. Duztoff

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    38 Special gone to SlowFuse and wally247.
     
  20. jjjitters

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    Anyone needing 9mm, .40, or .45 Berry's plated in various points(mostly flat pointed) I have a couple thou I will sell for a reasonable deal, I also have 10mm and .45 xtp's and JHP's. I am set with all I need so I can't trade for anything, well unless you have some 1911 parts???. Pm with what you would be looking for.
     
  21. medalguy
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    medalguy Senior Member

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    I'm closing out the estate of a deceased friend and have a couple of things to offer but ONLY TO A NEW RELOADER please.

    SPOKEN FOR *****First item is a brand new in the package Frankford Arsenal electronic powder scale, the Micro Reloading Scale model. It has batteries enclosed in the package but it's several years old and you may need to buy new batteries. I believe this scale goes up to 750 grains and sold for $40 when it was available. It's discontinued but it's a good scale.

    Next item is a Pacific powder measure, it's a really old one on a stand, no model number on it, but it has a square brass bar that slides from side to side, and uses bushings to measure the charge. It's in excellent condition. It has one bushing in it, but I've read that you can buy standard nylon 1/2 inch bushings at any hardware store and drill them out to get the desired volume. Yeah that's a little bit of trouble but it will work for light target loads just fine. You might get lucky and find the bushings on fleabay also. Not designed for anything like max or magnum loads. *****SEE POST BELOW BY JJJITTERS!! THANKS!!

    Here's the deal: All I ask is that these go to new reloaders, and the recipient repay the shipping cost, nothing more. The scale will go in a small FRB for $5, the powder measure will require a medium FRB for $11. First "I'll take it" gets the item.
     
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  22. jjjitters

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    I will help that guy out with the measure bushings^^^^, I'll make a set of them for him to give some adjustability. No charge
     
  23. Duztoff

    Duztoff New Member

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    BRHbar, if your weapon is chambered for 5.56 I've got around 100 cases you can have. (They'll need their crimps removed)
     
  24. medalguy
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    jjjitters you're very kind. Great way to get someone new off to a good start. :D
     
  25. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Senior Member

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    I don't need the powder measure myself but I have a buddy getting into reloading on limited funds, he also has very limited internet access so he's not a member of THR. If you don't mind helping him out I'll pay the shipping for him.
     
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