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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Cosmoline, Mar 15, 2008.

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  1. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

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    I was doing an inventory of my reloading backstock and discovered a large ammo box filled with FIVE HUNDRED rounds of primed and cleaned .30-30. I have NO MEMORY of doing this :what: Yet it was clearly my work as I recognize the tooling marks. Also--I DO NOT OWN A .30-30! I haven't had one for a year and a half.

    The solution is of course clear. With this much primed brass I have to buy a .30-30 again :evil:
     
  2. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    Thats why i bought a new Glock 17.
     
  3. highlander 5

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    I found a large cache of Nosler 250 packs of 200 and 240 gr 44s 6 or 8 boxes as I recall had an 1/8' layer of dust on them.
     
  4. ADKWOODSMAN

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    A short time ago I found 3 boxes of 150 gr Remington SP .358.

    Tried a few in the .357 Herrett, years ago, and they went flat when fired in the sand bank. Never loaded them because of that.
     
  5. Starter52

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    Last fall I opened up a paper bag that I keep with my blackpowder supplies. I found 2000 small pistol primers that I don't remember buying.

    Price on the boxes? $16.50 per thousand. :evil:
     
  6. evan price

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    I was migrating some stuff from one area to another a couple weeks ago and found a Wal*Mart bag I'd set aside last spring that had a couple quarts of ND30 mower oil, some string trimmer line, a package of mirror clips, and two bricks of Federal 550-pack .22LRs. Receipt said I paid $9.88 each for them. Oh, the memories... how cheap that is today, wish I had bought a truckload.
     
  7. Jacka L Ope

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    Was just doing some "spring cleaning" and finally made it up to the attic. In the back corner, behind a pile of "stuff" and under an old camp canopy, I found one five gallon bucket full of once-fired milsurp 7.62MM NATO cases, one five gallon bucket full of once-fired milsurp .45 ACP cases, and two 1 1/4 gallon buckets for Viatarich fudge sundae ice cream full of .357 cases.

    Talk about sweet timing! :p
     
  8. highorder

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    I found my pocket knife under my keyboard at work? Hadn't seen it in weeks.
     
  9. Dumpster Baby

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    Like Richard Dreyfuss said in Jaws, "I got that beat....I got that beat". While moving stuff around I found 5,000 FN 7.62 147 gr FMJBT bullets I forgot about.

    :what:
     
  10. sublimaze41

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    I found 50 rounds of PREPRIMED Lake City .223 brass I had stashed in a Frankford hard case. That was a nice surprise.
     
  11. ZeSpectre

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    No, but I did save a bunch of money by switching to Gei..... oh, wrong thread <grin>.

    I recently found 3 boxes of Hornady XTP .380 ammo that I don't remember buying, does that count?
     
  12. paperpuncher49

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    Interestingly enough, I occassionally find a gun in the back of my safe that I have had for many years but forgot I had it. Strangely enough, most of them look new. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
     
  13. redneck2

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    I have a gun dealer friend that has a LOT of guns. He was talking about a 22-250 that he'd just bought. All excited. Been looking for this particular one for years.

    Next time I go to the shop, I ask him how the new gun shoots. He starts smiling and said "when I took it home to put it away, I found one just like it that I'd bought a few years ago and forgot about"

    The great new find was on the rack for sale.

    I have to look thru my reloading crap from time to time to take inventory of what I have.

    Great thing about Alzheimers.....you get new stuff every day and never have to buy anything
     
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    I'm still in possession of 23 Federal 550 rd. 22 long rifle packs marked $8.96 from WM. Not sure how many cases I bought that summer.
     
  15. swiss7.5

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    In a load of reloading stuff I purchased cheap I got a set of 280 Rem Dies. SO... I order a barrel for the T/C:neener:

    Today im going to get powder, brass and other goodies.....:banghead:
     
  16. Encoreman

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    Hey Cos, That is why you now need to buy a 30-30 everyone needs a Red Ryder, or since I have one you could give me the old brass you have!
     
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    RED RYDER i thought that was a BB gun.

    ok if you say so.

    Date your reloads. i always put a sticker on the box with all the load data along with the date i made them. Now 500 rounds. Well you can always send them my way. I will put them to good use.
     
  18. MilsurpShooter

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    Found a 50 count bag of Winchester .45-70 brass at the bottom of my ammo box. I had bought two when I started reloading, set the other aside and guess it just got buried lol
     
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    I'm still looking for my Leatherman tool that I lost about 8 years ago. Anyone found that?
     
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    Ever gone through an intersection 32 miles North of NYC? Found one there lol
     
  21. SpamHandler

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    Found brass

    I recently found 450 cases of cleaned and sized 30-06 in a .50 cal can that I thought was empty. Score!
     
  22. MMCSRET

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    This line of thought got my curiosity up so I started pulling stuff out. I found 2 boxes of brand new Winchester 303 Savage brass in the old bright yellow boxes from the early 60's, Thanks for sparking my memory,sometimes it takes a boot to get it going.
     
  23. Grizzly Adams

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    And I thought I had used all the excuses, but that's a new one on me! But then I don't have any brass to load up that I don't have a gun for.

    I guess I'll just have to get some from my hunting partner!:evil:
     
  24. armoredman

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    Gee, I wish I could find stuff like this! :)
     
  25. Cosmoline

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    Great stories. I've also found pairs of boots I had forgotten about, and once I found a Ruger Single Six in a plastic tote in the middle of the woods. I had bought it years before, stowed it and then moved out to the sticks. It ended up in bulk outside storage for two winters, but thought it had nothing but a gun sock on it there was not a spec of rust. It was a rare early model to boot, though it looked like someone had used the frame to hammer nails.
     
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