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Primo handloading season for us Deep Southerners ...

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Airborne Falcon, Nov 22, 2022.

  1. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

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    Yes, Deer seasons can be long in the south and you can pick up some extra game.

    We never hunted when we lived in South Carolina, the season there was like 4 months long or so. A friend of mine got several throughout the season.

    TN is not as generous as SC with their deer hunting season. But, in recent years, we have some deers birth their fawns on our property. They have become comfortable with our presence, not fleeing with the sight of our Kubota side by side. The deer share the pasture with the horses and ponies. There are a few that bed down in the vicinity of the ponies. We enjoy seeing the deer as we work with the our horses and hope they stay on our our property.

    Just note, we are not against deer hunting or even deer taken legally off our property. We just hope they are taken legally and humanly.
     
  2. ballman6711

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    It's south from where I was born and raised, but I guess you're right, it's not the deep south.

    chris
     
  3. CQB45ACP

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    Around here many folks are chameleons. Some have been from the Deep South which can actually change the look & feel of the place.

    You’d expect them to be from wherever chameleons are from, but not these. They say they’re from wherever the guy in the Oval Office is from. Makes them feel special.

    We have a bunch of Delawareans right now but in recent years and decades New Yorkers, Chicagoans, Texans, Arkansans, more Texans, and Georgians (actually don’t recall anyone pretending to be from there). Maybe in a couple years a fellow from the Deep South will take up residence & Floridians will be in fashion.
     
  4. KansasTrapper77

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    My grandfather’s reloading area was a mezzanine above his office on the farm. Dusty, hot and humid in the summer and cold as the arctic in the winter. My father and uncle always lamented the powder and primers stored up there would go bad. When grandpa couldn’t make it up the ladder anymore we moved all the supplies to my father’s climate controlled bench. We used the “old” stuff for plinking ammo and chrono’ed it to see how bad the powder and primers would be. Everything ran fine and consistent at the advertised velocity. So we still keep our supplies in a climate controlled area but it won’t cause your supplies to magically go bad over night.
     
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  5. CQB45ACP

    CQB45ACP Member

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    And yet, despite this real world information which is consistent with every other real world result you’ll see, you’ll still have some folks here tell you you’re wrong:)
     
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  6. deadeye dick

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    Sounds like a bunch of demmocraps that don't know it.
     
  7. deadeye dick

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    If i was from DE i would be ashamed to say so. Born and raised in Queens N.Y. Now the city is a sewer. 22 years in SC and lovin it.
     
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  8. AJC1

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    It don't know if it's more brave to admit your from NY or that I was born in California. They both make me want to wash my hands in bleach and take a shower...
     
  9. Hikingman

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    Handgun will be first. They are already polished and ready for sizing. After the first batch is completed, a rifle batch will follow. We're minutes from the Gulf Coast. It's 65F at the moment.
     
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  10. doubleh

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    I am at about 4000' on the wester edge of the Llano Estacado and unlike Wednesday when it was t-shirt weather we are enjoying a rare snowstorm today. My reloading/leather tooling/gun tinkering room is one side of my garage and has A/C & heat. Since it is detached several yards from my home I am not going out there today. Snow is supposed to go away tomorrow morning and a warm up start so I can wait a day or two.
     
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  11. KansasTrapper77

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    I would still advise for storing your components in a climate controlled area. One less variable to worry about. But we will happily keep plugging away with the old stuff.
     
  12. CQB45ACP

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    I know, me too.

    Just follow mfrs recommendations is the best approach.

    But some would have you believe the clock starts ticking the instant the powder container is opened and come midnight it all turns to fairy dust.
     
  13. GooseGestapo

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    .41mag....
    One more click to the left!

    I know what you mean about the “chameleons”.
    I ran into a lot of them out of Atlanta. One even gave me my “screen name” over some waterfowl violations.

    They would present a resident hunting/fishing license. Then I’d ask for picture ID (ie: driver’s license).
    It would turn out to be an out of state license...
    Road trip and tour of County Jail! Custom fitted stainless set of steel bracelets!
    (This was before the Interstate Wildlife Law Compact Act).

    As for range etiquette, I used to spend a great deal of time at our local State range. Most responded to words of advice or caution (range rules were posted and enforceable), but some just did what they wanted! One afternoon I videotaped two hooligans shoot up two 440rd cases of 7.62x39 through two AKS, in about 30min. They shot up everything on the range, shooting several target stands to pieces (welded 1”angle iron) and all the distance markers). Turned out one was a convicted felon, and one of the AK’s was stolen.

    Range has been reworked and has attendants. But weekends and holidays it can be a zoo. I stay away on those days.

    Without an attendent, there is an incredible amount of loading guns and manipulating while people are down range when a ceasefire is called!
    I was there yesterday and both me and a RO had to get onto a person for handling a rifle while several persons were down range.
    It’s actually older people who are the usually the offenders...
    we formerly in the ‘80’s required a person to have a hunter Ed certificate to use the range, but got struck down by a court decision.
    Oh Well.....
     
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  14. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Don’t matter where you came from; only matters where you’re going.
     
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