Labor Day Celebrations

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mashburn posted this 2 weeks ago

This is the slowest period of activity that I have ever witnessed on the forum. Everyone must be having a laid back celebration with their family or hiding from the virus. If things don't pick up, I may have to write another Uncle Guy story. All jokes aside, I hope everybody is well and enjoying family and friends.

Stay safe and enjoy the holiday,

Mashburn

 

David a. Cogburn

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RicinYakima posted this 2 weeks ago

Not doing much here, as there is an 85,000 acre fire burning north of me. Have to wash the ash off the windows on the truck to drive. Not able to be outside, so reading C.S. Forester's Hornblower novels again, which I do about every 10 years.

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mashburn posted this 2 weeks ago

Hello Ricin,

I'm glad that I don't have to cope with your fires. My brother-in-law and his fire crew left here for California about two weeks ago,

I don't know where they are located now. We don't hear much from them. Stay safe and don't strain your eyes from all the reading. I've been mowing-weed eating and burning brush piles and at the same time experimenting with different liquid brass cleaning solutions. I will probably never use any of them but I always like to experiment with new things. My wife just handed me a plastic 1 gal. container and asked me if I had a use for it. I told her yes, I'm going to use it immediately. So I'm going out to try out another.

Stay safe.

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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Boschloper posted this 2 weeks ago

David:

I too have noticed the slowness here on the forum.  The wife and I had a laid back Labor Day celebration yesterday in the form of a picnic and bicycle ride along the coast of New Hampshire.  If you have not been here, we have a beautiful coastline, all 18 miles of it.

I have been busy working up a couple loads for the lever / pump / auto postal match. For the scope option I am going to use a Rem. 760 in '06. The load I have settled on is a full case of IMR 5010 under a 311291.  Accuracy is pretty good and yes it does leave some unburned powder in the barrel. I take an air tank to the range with me and blow thru the bore after each shot. 

My local gun club has been open thru all of the insanity, so I have done a lot of shooting. I met a buddy there after work on Friday and we shot for a couple hours, and then I went again today after church.

Just trying to make the best of it.

Wayne

 

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mashburn posted this 2 weeks ago

Hello Wayne,

Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Nearly all of the old Remington 760;s that I have ever had any dealings with were accurate shooters.  Things in this part of the country never did shut down for the chinese virus.  Hardly anybody wears a mask even though an adjoining county is having rampant cases, but nearly all who have become infected, recover quickly. That county is where my oldest son and family live and I will not miss one of my Grand daughters Jr. Hi. softball games. The turnout for the games are huge, but I have to go see her play. I, at the age of 76, sure don't need to be infected but I have to go watch her play. I know I'm living dangerous.

My biggest worry is my Grandson, who is a freshman in college this year. He is really enjoying college life. Probably, too much.

Mashburn

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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Little Debbie posted this 2 weeks ago

Don’t envy you Ric. Been very happy to be out of the Methow Valley for four years and not having to deal with fires or tourists.

My little sister and brother in law came over for a bbq and to shoot their handguns. They lean quite a bit left but current events led them to an afternoon of shooting, gun cleaning, and getting gifts of fresh ammunition to take home........no progressives in a fox hole.....

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Bud Hyett posted this 2 weeks ago

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer best describes this weekend, Nat King Cole had the right idea.

For some reason, I am feeling out of gas and not too ambitious. My recent days start with a phone call or text message. A friend in Florida is calling; getting back into reloading and wants the benefit of my experience to avoid spending too much money. He stumbled into a man retiring from shooting with loads of brass and powder plus dies.

The admonition to stay inside due to the virus is on my mind plus I smashed my finger in the SAECO sizer while trying to correct an aberrant gascheck. The trip to the Emergency Room was interesting. I showed up with a wad of paper towels bled through and got immediate seating. The man wrapping me up asked what i was doing and I told him sizing bullets. This immediately lead to a discussion of pistol and rifle reloading. Breech-seating and Stevens 44 1/2 rifles were discussed. He's a reloader (pistol) and was fascinated by the Schuetzen game. 

I'll be back in the reloading shed this afternoon finishing the sizing project. Enough bullets to finish out the year, then work to see what molds to keep and which molds to sell. I actually have more molds than I have competition rifles by a factor of 1.5, not that this situation is a bad thing. 

Country boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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Tom Acheson posted this 2 weeks ago

I'm guessing many of you are like me......back in the day you had a compulsion to acquire quite a few loading manuals. And today loading for only a few CB rifles and handguns, the manuals just take up space. Admittedly some might be considered to be collectors items. But I would like to find a local just beggining reloader, who might make use of them.

Personally, when I see individuals posting load data on the internet, sorry, I cannot trust those loads.

Tom

 

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beagle6 posted this 2 weeks ago

RIC

Thanks for reminding me about Hornblower. Just sent off for "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower" from Amazon. Anything by C.S. Forester is good reading.. Try "the Good Shepherd" about convoy duty in WWII if you haven"t read it.

beagle6

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Bud Hyett posted this 2 weeks ago

I'm guessing many of you are like me......back in the day you had a compulsion to acquire quite a few loading manuals. And today loading for only a few CB rifles and handguns, the manuals just take up space. - My uncles told me to get at least three manuals to cross-check, in those days the pressure data was not as standardized plus velocity was king. When I started reloading, we were shooting ground squirrels and fox, velocity was king. 

Admittedly some might be considered to be collectors items. But I would like to find a local just beginning reloader, who might make use of them. - My approach also, with a thirty minute session with the new person as to how I use these manuals. 

Personally, when I see individuals posting load data on the internet, sorry, I cannot trust those loads. - I concur, one has no idea of how the load was developed. Or even if the data is someone's pipedream. Was it Jack O'Connor or Warren Page who observed that typewriters shot far better groups on magazine paper than many rifles did on targets?

I have the QuickLoad application which is good for research and comparison. This application offers pressure and velocity comparison between powders. The data includes the NOE bullets for cast bullets. NOE offers many old Lyman bullets which can be used. One can duplicate breech-seating by using a minus seating depth. Even within these parameters, I check loads against trusted manuals before shooting and compare resultant 100-yard and 200-yard trajectory as a quick check on predicted velocities. 

Country boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 2 weeks ago

I have all the old manuals also and find them useful for really to reasons,reference for obsolete cartridges and cast bullets not found in other publications. Other than that they are like old Sears & Roebuck catalogs. 

Just plane hot here, been in the upper 90s for so long, but dropped to the upper 80s just over the last day. However back to the 90s by midweek. With humidity above 80%, it just miserable. 

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Balhincher posted this 2 weeks ago

Ric,

i just finished a couple of Forrester books a few weeks ago. Got them because they were on special for Kindle. Realized I had never read any of his books and wanted to remedy that.  The two were "the good Shepard" and "Sink the Bismark."  The first is about convoy  escort destroyers in WWII and the other of course is about the German Battleship. Both were good reads and portrayed the hardships and dangers naval warfare  in vivid detail. I'd recommend them. 

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RicinYakima posted this 2 weeks ago

I think I read Sink the Bismark in about the late 50's, as I was in 6th grade. It was the first of his books that I read and got me interested in WW2 history from other than the US perspective. It was probably the 1970's before I read the destroyer book. They were both good reads.

Bought a Kindle Fire when they first came out so I could store a lot of books while traveling in the 5th wheel. It didn't work out for me as I hated reading off the screen and it made my eyes hurt. Now I just use it for music.  

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