It’s times like this when that reloading gear and those thousands of empty cases don’t seem to be taking up too much garage storage space.
(What? Yeah, should’a put a carton of primers on my Christmas list. Bullets? Hmm … Hang on, I’ll check the tub.)
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — December 29, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
I want to jump into a gigantic, sexy, tub of bullets. Only with lube this time.
I’m not screwing around anymore. This is the third run over Ploesti. It’s either tonight, or goodnight.
dick, not quite dead white guy, what I’m counting on is all these new gun owners looking at their sales recipts, hearing “registration/confiscation” and saying “Oh, HELL no!”
That and the newbys discovering all the places they can’t carry their handguns even with a permit, or all the hoops they have to jump through to get a permit in the first place, or “whaddaya mean I can’t get a permit?” etc.
Since I’m probably more paranoid than all y’all, I got my 7.62 x 39 when it was $90 a case to feed a $175 SKS…
I’ve been maintaining for a while that the new medium of exchange will soon be double-shot bottles of Jack Daniels, you take your change in .22LR.
A couple of years ago, I chanced upon some cases of ammo from an estate sale. I bought a 1000-round case of .38 for under $150. Granted, 148 gr wadcutter ain’t necessarily a manstopper, but like Doug said, it’s great for practice. The “good stuff” in the speedloaders is 138 gr Gold Dot +P.
Comment by Fat Baxter — December 29, 2012 @ 6:50 pm
Plus, I am building up a cache of reloadable brass.
Comment by Fat Baxter — December 29, 2012 @ 6:51 pm
Fat Baxter, My understanding is that wadcutters leave an exit wound like an orange. Stories I heard about kids thinking they were blanks since they were flat. .
They cut a crisp hole/channel instead of pushing through the soft bits, and as the already flat nose mushrooms, it pushes tissue ahead of it instead of to the sides.
But the factory target loads tend to be lower velocity.
Damn it, I am overseas again and won’t be back home until end of March at the earliest. Which means I should get back in time either for prices to get back to a more reasonable level or experience a freak canoeing accident.
Comment by Steve Skubinna — December 30, 2012 @ 5:16 am
DougM, yeah, I know. I got in on the tail end of the in-the-box Chinese ones and then switched over to the C&R SKS’s.
I am, however, revising my list of what firearms I’ll sell and when.
^ Yeah, I should’a bought a crate of ‘em for future barter,
but I was still GI broke back then.
(Note to BATFE snoop: I did not, though. That could be illegal, and I do firearms “by the book,” as you darned-well know, even when I disagree with “the book.”)
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — December 30, 2012 @ 9:01 am
When i was in grade school, my best buddy was David Matthews. His dad, a small farmer was a veteran of WWII in the Pacific. First time I stayed over a weekend w David, I noticed a very interesting screened in back porch off of the house kitchen. Mounted on the wall of that porch were: a Jap rifle, a Jap machine gun, a Jap pistol, a Jap “Knee mortar”, 2 Samurai swords 4 Jap hand grenades, a bayonet and a Jap helmet. I asked David how his dad got them home. He replied that his dad sent them home inside his dirty laundry bags!
Apparently, the Army had a deal where infantry soldiers could ship their laundry back to their homes in the USA and months later get their clean laundry back to where ever they were located. His Dad set up a deal where his wife would do the laundry for several of his buddies and he would load pieces of these weapons in all those laundry bags to avoid detection.
Years later, David told me his Dad made a shit load of money by selling all those Jap weapons…….
“Citizen soldiers”, you cain`t take your eyes off of em………
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — December 30, 2012 @ 1:29 pm
COL Jerry Sir! Does the phrase “sly and devious creatures that bear close watching at all times” ring a bell?