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Whilst rooting around in a corner of my basement lair ...

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by GBExpat, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. GBExpat

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    ... I came upon a heavily-taped & obviously-shipped USPS Large Flat Rate Box that contained a big ol'sack of clean, decapped 5.56x45 cases. Hmmm. No address label, but a date on a USPS routing label; 01/12/17.

    Checked my email archives ...

    2500 rounds of processed cases. Decapped, resized, cleaned for $194.25/delivered or, 7.78¢/ea. :what:

    Ahhhh, Serendipity! Life is Good. :D
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    Lol I'd flip that box of brass, can 3x your money. wonder were it was in limbo
     
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  3. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Happy Housecleaning Day! :D
    The brass is your kharmic reward for cleaning up your space. Enjoy!
     
  4. GeoDudeFlorida

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    My problem is I buy things, forget I bought them and buy another. :(
    6A9CA5B5-584A-4D3A-9DE9-42A6042069E2.jpeg

    I have two of these.
     
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  5. BW460

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    GeoDude,
    I'm so happy to hear you say that! Yay! I'm not the only one! I have two of several things :-(.
     
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    No kidding, I'm just stoked that I'm not alone in this practice.
     
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  7. GBExpat

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    Yeahhhh ... I have that affliction also. I have a pair of Lee Carbide Factory Crimp Dies for 38/357. <sigh>

    :)
     
  8. GBExpat

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    An interesting thing ... prior to digging deep enough to encounter that box'o'5.56 cases, I stumbled upon 3 different 500pc sacks (1 brass, 2 nickel) of fired .38spl cases of like vintage (also pre-Panic pricing) from 2 different vendors.

    I decapped those yesterday and wet-tumbled them today. They are currently drying, spread among a half dozen corrugated cardboard flats in front of the basement air-circulation fan. BLING! :D
     
  9. Charlie98

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    You guys have all the luck. I'm so orderly and organized I don't find things I 'forgot' about. :(
     
  10. Todd NE WY

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    I ordered a .40 RCBS powder through expander and when I went to check the order I noticed a previous order had one in it. Sure enough when I went and looked there it was.
     
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    I once found a Ruger Mk2 in my sock drawer I had forgotten about. It must've been there for at least a couple years......
     
  12. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I’ve done something similar but it was a custom forged knife. Right under my jogging socks. It’s a wonder I ever found it.
     
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    Speaking of sock drawers, my brother's wife was cleaning her son's sock drawer out and found a Series 70 Colt Gold Cup .45!.............It was MINE! That's when we found out my Brother's highschooler had a drug problem and stole the pistol to "protect" himself from the local drug pusher. Three things happened.....order of importance.....1. the kid cleaned up, 2. I bought a gun safe, 3. Got my Gold Cup back that I didn't even know was missing from the top of my closet, supposedly hidden. That was a long, long time ago. Thankful nothing bad happened.....learned an important lesson early on....so did the kid.
     
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    Any time there’s more than one of anything….
    Her: How many guns do you have and do you know where they are?
    Me: How many earrings do you have and do you know where they are?
    ….
     
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    ...And that's how the fight started your honor....
     
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    We will remember to have these words placed on your grave lol.
     
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    It was definitely one of those “engage brain before putting mouth in gear” moments, I’m guilty, I just couldn’t help myself.
     
  18. GeoDudeFlorida

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    :rofl:
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    I think that's what they call "unreconcilable differences"...
     
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    Out of curiosity I counted my wifes shoes. 52 plastic boxes each labeled, with one pair of shoes stacked in the bottom of her closet. Thankfully I've not needed this ammunition for "another gun?" comments...

    Sometime an old, forgetful memory can be fun. I found 2 boxs of Hornady XTPs, 9mm, under a rag in the bullet/junk cabinet the other day when looking for my Pacific powder measure bushings...
     
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    Ain't it fun to find stuff that you forgot about?

    When I retired in 2015 I slowly started cleaning and organizing. My sock and underwear drawers, my closet, my shop. even my truck toolbox. I found several 5 gallon buckets of wheel weights and brass buried under other "stuff" in my shop. Last winter I found a 50 cal ammo can full of 30-06 brass, another full of 38 special brass and another with an assortment of pins and hitch parts for my tractor. The 30-06 brass was all matching headstamp, all was resized and it was carefully stacked in neat rows, completely full. The 38 brass was all matching headstamp.

    But I have just about gone through all of my junk.
     
  21. GBExpat

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    :what:
     
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  22. GW Staar

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    That was your first mistake...... I wouldn't dare......that would only cost me. Besides, guns are way more expensive..... Now then, counting her sewing machines, including a quilting one and a serger........those make my guns and reloading equipment seem cheap......but no, that's not worth it either....I have to say....I wouldn't trade her for a thousand guns.....she's still the best thing that ever happened to me. And no, none of my guns are pointing at my head.:)
     
  23. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Let your wife know my wife has a couple of extra Singer 301’s, a 202, several 400’s and two Rocketeers. She trades but prefers Colt D-frames, especially .38Spl, and .45ACP Officer sized semiautos.
    She also has a couple of Featherweights but won’t say if she’s ready to let go of one.
     
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    Last time at the range, I used, then cleaned some 357 brass.
    But now i have no idea where they are.
     
  25. Poper

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    Nooooo, You should think of it as having one for .38 Special and one for .357 Magnum! :scrutiny:
    I submit you also need one for .357 Maximum! :neener:
     
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