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  1. Just getting set up be a couple hundred on motorcycles in about 30 minutes
  2. ARs

    During the early 80's at the NRA Convention. I was in the showroom with my friend that lost his eyesight in Nam. He was in Nam the early part making the transition from the 14. When he discovered I was talking to a rep in the Colt area. Hi lit in to that guy about the M-16. The rep made the mistake of of saying you should have kept it clean. My friend loudly responded with you issued them without cleaning kits claiming they were self cleaning. As the rep blamed it on ammo. My bud then lost his temper and I had to get between them, he was trying to figure out which direction to swing. My friend was so loud the crowd went silent as he layed out a string of profanities about Colt and McNamara. During the war my friend was choppered in to assist some Marines. By the time they arrived the Marines were all dead. Some probably wounded unable to fight were bayoneted. The VC were gone and didn't bother to take the 16's. Many were disassembled and my friend found one a Marine had put a stick down the barrel obviously trying to unjam it.
  3. On 300 Aac Blackout

    Doc, have you tried any jacketed bullets in your BO??
  4. ARs

    I have a feeling AR's and AK's will eventually be considered NFA weapons. We all know what happened with full autos after the sunset on newly manufactured and banned imports. Today one at less than 20 G's is a bargain. Wish I hadn't been a cheapskate while my shooting bud bought a new in box Colt M-16 A1 for a little under a grand and a brand new M-60 for about 1600. His 16 is for sale for 25,000 if anybody is interested.
  5. Great victory

    Might be legal but all the queer marriages, transgendered and multi gender BS is out of hand. It's simply Demoncrats buying votes and they could care less if pervs follow young girls in a public restroom. Gee they wouldn't want to offend somebody that feels like a girl today then pounds his pud in the women's restroom staring at a young girl sitting on a toilet. Guess the Dems see that as natural also if it is a registered voter.
  6. Great victory

    There's a battle heating up in Arizona's legislature. Seems foster parents are no longer allowed to have guns in their home but queers can't be prevented from foster parenting. The majority of foster kids, girls especially have been victims of sexual abuse. Just doesn't make sense to put the kids into an unnatural environment.
  7. On 300 Aac Blackout

    Doc it wasn't the cops it was the female Dillon employee. I believe they tracked me down after ordering the video Machingun Magic. Gave them name and address to have it mailed to me. Previously I got a verbal reprimand from the Postmaster himself after I wound up on TV news in my uniform. It was the last day before Clinton's ban on extended mags. Local news was doing a story and when I walked in a gun store the cameras and microphones literally charged. It wasn't that long after one of the postal massacres. I turned my back to the cameras and shouted at store owner. The sound didn't make it on TV but the video did as they zoomed in on my USPS shirt patch. I feared getting an ass chewing over the Dillon fiasco after being told by the Postmaster to remove uniform shirt before gong in gun stores. I was afraid the cops were in big trouble after hearing internal affairs was involved. They were young guys likely rookies from different municipalities. We were all just joking enjoying a few laughs. I found out later they were not in any trouble. The inspectors went out of their way more or less apologizing for the Brooklyn creep. I was providing car plate numbers of some weirdo gun and Kevlar toting meth manufacturers. All the traffic backed into their drive way so I made excuses to go to their door and jot down plate numbers. After I stopped the inspectors bent over backward to get my cooperation. Several years ago I had a Dillon Square Deal set up for 45 ACP I bought used. I really liked using it but the cost of the Square Deal proprietary dies to change calibers was way to costly. I sold it and a Lee Crudmaster on Ebay to cover the cost of my Hornady progressive set up. Friend of mine is sitting on a new in box discontinued Dillon 450. It can be upgraded to the 550 model for less than a buck. He got it dirt cheap as a second from a friend that worked at Dillon. He's never used it and the only thing wrong with it is the paint job looks like the painter was high on fumes when he sprayed it. I've made a couple of offers but so far he doesn't want to part with it. I haven't done any serious hand loading for about five years. During the time I was laid up and sickly after the chemo. I spent hours every day for several weeks casting, sizing and hand loading. I cast and loaded up thousands, handgun ammo especially, gave a lot of it away but it's now nearly all gone. After being shocked recently by the price of 41 mag, 45 Colt and the big shock 45 Auto Rim for over 50 bucks a box. I have to straighten out the mess and get busy again. I did some panic buying of components during the Obozo shortages. Now all I need to do is put it together. Sorry again guys for rambling away on the key board with another long boring post.
  8. On 300 Aac Blackout

    My chambering problems in my AR were caused by the crimp swelling the shoulder. Previously shooting in a Mini 14 I didn't have any problems. Guess the Mini's chamber was a bit more generous. Had a gunsmith check the headspace on my AR and he claimed it was as close to being a near perfect minimum. I had a round stuck in the chamber I couldn't get out but not in far enough to shoot. The smith tapped the bolt home with a brass punch and it was easily extracted. This was back in the mid 70's at a then official Colt warranty station. Afterward I was advised I voided my warranty by using reloads having to pay for the service. I have the extra station on my Hornady Lock N Load that I used as a separate step for crimping but after some problems I used it with a powder check die before the seating station. I have an extra single stage press on the opposite side of my bench to do the crimping. Years ago I had a problem in Dillon's showroom and I refuse to spend my money there. After making a large purchase of powder, bullets etc and even a video. I was in my postal uniform. As I pulled out the cash a couple of uniformed cops jokingly remarked about how much mail did I have open to steal all that cash. I shot back saying I can't take bribes like you guys. Then one cop said to the other something about fixing tickets. Everything said was a big joke but a flirtatious female sales clerk whose overtures were apparently rejected by the cops. Turned them into their department internal affairs who in turn reported me to Postal Inspectors. I had to deal with an arrogant young punk inspector with a thick Brooklyn accent. He was more concerned about what I was going to do with a 4lb keg of Bullseye and "what are you going to do with all those bullets". I lawyered up, demanded a union rep and walked out of the room after he asked if my guns are registered. I wrote Mike Dillon about it it, never got a response and have only been back once being desperate for some 45AR brass. I would prefer Dillon to to my Hornady but they're not going to see my money.
  9. Great victory

    I like it, thx!!
  10. Great victory

    Guess they thought they could get away with their queer agenda every since Obozo lit up the White House in rainbow colors.
  11. Great victory

    I'll second that!!
  12. On 300 Aac Blackout

    Don't know about 300 BO but for 223 in my 70's Colt AR 15. Using an RCBS small base sizing die and the Hornady carbide tungsten stem made specifically for RCBS sizing die eliminated any problems. Been 30+ years and I can't recall a chambering problem since. Previously I had plenty problems with reloads going about 90+% home. My early Colt AR does not have a forward assist. Another problem I had was over crimping the neck causing the cartridge shoulder to swell. I gave up on crimping 223 for years. If neck tension didn't hold the slug snugly, I chucked the brass into the scrap pile. After the Lee FCD was introduced and I began using it. I can't recall a problem since and bullets stay in place. I use the FCD on all handgun ammo. Had some problems with 45 ACP and Auto Rim with the slugs moving forward in the cylinder from recoil. The FCD didn't help untill Lee sent me an insert to do a roll crimp on the 45's. I do have to be cautious not to use roll crimped ACP in an auto. I usually put the roll crimped 45's on moon clips ASAP. I could have avoided buying FCD for other pistol calibers after figuring out to do the crimp after the slug is seated. Doing the seating and roll crimp in one step was the problem. Not to much of a problem doing just a slight taper crimp, just enough to close the bell in a single step on 9MM, 380 and 32 ACP.
  13. On 300 Aac Blackout

    Doc if you still have trouble chambering your hand loads you might want to consider the Lee Factory Crimp die. The downside though it might put a gentle squeeze on your cast slug reducing the size slightly. Never been a problem for me but I've seen several claims of reduced size on the cast boolit board. The crimp die resolved problems I had with 9MM.
  14. Just in

    Not sure about a 10MM mag. With GI type 45 mags I bend the follower up slightly where it meets the slide stop. Remove the slide, reinsert slide stop and shove in an unloaded mag. You'll see where the follower meets the slide stop and bend it up slightly. Doesn't take much, just bend it up a hair or two.
  15. I usually remove the wood and jump in the shower with it. Hair shampoo works great if you forget to drag in the dish soap. If you're a hard core reenactor type and use mutton tallow. You need to get in the shower as much as your muzzle loader.