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Old 04-15-2020, 03:16 PM   #121
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I follow the private sales on Armslist like a stock market ticker
 
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Old 04-16-2020, 07:01 AM   #122
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I confess I've never bought or sold anything through Armslist at all.
 
Old 04-21-2020, 08:07 AM   #123
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I've probably only got a couple thousand primers each in large rifle, magnum, pistol...]

need more and need more powder too.
These pics are old, but I haven't done any reloading in more than a year. What shooting I've been doing has been a bunch of .22LR and other factory stuff plus some of my older reloads that I just haven't replenished yet.




I only started casting my own bullets 3-4 years ago. I still get mostly-free buckets of wheelweights for raw materials, and use a spray-on lube that's a mix of Alox and Johnson's Liquid Floor Wax. Simple, easy, very cheap and pretty fast as well. Using inexpensive Lee six-cavity molds, I can put out iirc something like 800 bullets per hour. 124-grain 9mm's on the left and 125-grain .357's on the right:
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Old 04-25-2020, 09:00 AM   #124
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Put another gun up for consignment; a Taurus 82 4" heavy barrel. Only have it because it was a stunning deal at (iirc) $179 when I bought it years ago. Had loaned it to one of our technicians, a young guy with wife & new baby, who didn't own any guns. He's since bought an auto that both he and his wife like so he brought it back to me. I have seven other centerfire revolvers besides this one, and since it isn't a primary defensive gun, isn't something I play with, and has no sentimental value, seems like the logical thing is to get rid of it.

Thinking I may start putting my 'sold guns' money into a 'buy a new flail mower' fund. That would be a more-practical possession by a long shot.
 
Old 04-25-2020, 09:08 AM   #125
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Just sold and mailed out one of my 6.5x55mm Swedish Mausers, broke even on the deal. Lots of people up here are starting to feel the lack of cash follow because of Covid-19.
 
Old 04-26-2020, 11:43 AM   #126
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Was drinking with my neighbor's dog...well, I was sharing a pizza with the dog in question (Whiskey-short for Whiskey A Go Go) who occasionally keeps up with me for part of my morning runs(neighbor broke her ankle and is still hopping around on a cane)..I was splitting a 12 pack of Modelo Negra with the roommate and the neighbor in question (lovely lady BTW) and we ordered pizza. Took the party out to the edge my parking lot. Whiskey got a slice or two of spinach,shaved steak and onions. Was interested in my beer as well; but I didn't feel like contributing to the delinquency of a canine.
Doggy met me this morning about three miles into the hill loop and hung with me for the last mile or so.
And now I'm working a shift near Devens Massachusetts
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Old 04-26-2020, 04:23 PM   #127
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It was great, After a three week quarantine I finally had my Son and his family over. We got his boat (18 foot Ranger with a 175 HP Motor) ready for sale. The grand kid's ( 4 & 7) brought their puppies too. Beautiful day, so my DIL asked if we could go to my favorite hiking trails and off we went. The little ****zu had to stay back it would never have made the hike, But the 10 week old Labrador stayed up with my Labrador. One growl and a look between Labradors established Alpha Dog. We did about two miles, quite a bit for little legs, but they made it all the way back with them running with the Dog's awhile. We met no one, which is not a surprise. We fixed Taco;s for supper and had a catch up night about the doings with them and us. Good Day!
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Old 05-12-2020, 01:07 PM   #128
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Sold another gun; the AR9 pistol.


Was an okay gun, but I didn't use it much and there were some things I just didn't like about it. (The mag well was tight enough that empties didn't drop free, no bolt hold-open when empty, etc). I like the species enough that I may replace it someday, but if I do it will be with a really good one like a cmmg banshee or something.

Still have two guns on consignment at the LGS; both of them .38 caliber revolvers. Nothing against the caliber, it still leaves me two .357 revolvers and two .357 carbines, just have too many stinking guns that I don't use.
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:45 PM   #129
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I know what you mean John.

I'm thinking of parting with one of the 3-1/2" chambered shotguns I have. One a 870 Express Super Magnum and the other a Mossberg 835 turkey gun with a collapseable stock, which I upgraded as original was a ATI one.

Don't figure I need two megablaster 12ga shotguns.

Did drive up to the range in Missouri and do some Shooting with .22lr rifle and pistol. A bit wet but fun and beats cabin fever.

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Old 05-12-2020, 09:10 PM   #130
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Yesterday I chronoed 260 rds of .44 Magnum (13 different loads), today I dropped 150 rds of .44 mag on the bianchi plates at the range. Tomorrow I'm cleaning guns and packing for the first outdoor match of the season on Sunday. 15 people max in accordance with Covid 19 regulations up here.
 
Old 05-13-2020, 12:34 PM   #131
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...I'm thinking of parting with one of the 3-1/2" chambered shotguns I have...
When I had my FFL (90-93) the 3.5" 12-gauge was just seeming to get popular, and a friend thought he might want one but wasn't sure about it. So he had me order the least expensive one he could find; a single-shot H&R break-open. He hadn't thought about that also being the lightest one around, and throwing 875 grains with over 3,000 ft/lbs it kicked like a tweeker mule. When I left Houston, he still had most of the original box of 3 1/2" ammo, with only 1 or 2 rounds missing from it.


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Yesterday I chronoed 260 rds of .44 Magnum (13 different loads), today I dropped 150 rds of .44 mag on the bianchi plates at the range...
400+ rounds of .44 mag in two days is a lot of abuse. (I almost said 'self-abuse' but that sounded wrong... )
 
Old 05-14-2020, 07:24 AM   #132
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[QUOTE=John in AR;298011]When I had my FFL (90-93) the 3.5" 12-gauge was just seeming to get popular, and a friend thought he might want one but wasn't sure about it. So he had me order the least expensive one he could find; a single-shot H&R break-open. He hadn't thought about that also being the lightest one around, and throwing 875 grains with over 3,000 ft/lbs it kicked like a tweeker mule. When I left Houston, he still had most of the original box of 3 1/2" ammo, with only 1 or 2 rounds missing from it. /QUOTE]

Ha I'll bet . I don't mind the 3-1/2" rounds themselves except the cost of them. It is almost like a 10ga I imagine recoil wise with 18 -00 Buckshot.
I just like them because they will eat any 12ga shell on the market. Well not those mini shells but I'm not much interested in those don't trust them in anything but a purpose built gun for them and hadn't seen one yet.
I could dream up a non existent survival gun chambered for them. As that sort of thing isn't unheard of around here.
 
Old 05-14-2020, 11:10 AM   #133
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I got the fishing boat up and running with oil change, lower unit lubrication and new trolling motor battery. Lawn tractor same thing. I've been shooting a lot on my range with the TX22, CZ P01, CZ 97b, and various rifles and the Ruger PC. My Ruger LCP II malfunctioned twice, failure to feed with Hornady rounds. Fed FMJ and Remington HP fines. Ran a bunch of very old Chinese 9X18 MM through my CZ 82's seems to be pretty hot and stinks! All ranges here are closed, so I'm limited to 100 yards. Still Hiking which is a safe activity since nobody else is it seems.
 
Old 05-19-2020, 04:06 PM   #134
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Been a very trying ten days.
 
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Been a very trying ten days.
Dang, what happened job stuff? Or something else?
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:54 PM   #136
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Hit the range this morning an did 3- 3 rd groups at 25 & 100 yds, 15 different loads in .44 mag & 6.5x55. Plus I played around with my bolt action 5.56mm. Word of advice if some one offers you for free, an NC Star scope from China, pass on it!
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Old 05-20-2020, 04:36 AM   #137
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One more gun sold, a Taurus 82 4-inch this time. Decent enough gun, but never used it and was able to sell it for within $30 of what I paid for it.
 
Old 05-27-2020, 06:56 PM   #138
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Dang, what happened job stuff? Or something else?
Oh it worked out. Had a transmission catastrophically fail, literally pulling into the garage at work in Boston.
Had to get the tow home,work my shift, finesse another car when the old one's estimate for repair eclipsed the value and the payments.
Got it all squared away, but it was a challenge.
 
Old 05-28-2020, 11:26 AM   #139
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Oh it worked out. Had a transmission catastrophically fail, literally pulling into the garage at work in Boston.
Had to get the tow home,work my shift, finesse another car when the old one's estimate for repair eclipsed the value and the payments.
Got it all squared away, but it was a challenge.
Man I hate that crap. That happened to me last year. Hung on to a ikd Ford Crown Vic longer than I wanted to. Ended up with a newer ,2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. Easier for me to get in and out of. The P71 was not really a nut dragger but still low to the ground.
Also would cost more to fix than what it was worth. Still got it parked debating selling it to a salvage yard vs selling as a fixer upper.
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Old 06-02-2020, 03:46 PM   #140
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Sold another gun; the AR9 pistol...

...Was an okay gun, but I didn't use it much and there were some things I just didn't like about it. (The mag well was tight enough that empties didn't drop free, no bolt hold-open when empty, etc). I like the species enough that I may replace it someday, but if I do it will be with a really good one like a cmmg banshee or something...
Was going to wait to order the Banshee for a few months, planning to sell at least one more gun in the meantime. But I confess to giving in to a combination of impatience and annoyance with society in general, and had my LGS order one today. Don't know what color it will be; they offer it in ten or eleven colors, for all the fashion-conscious shooters, I guess.

I told him what my preferences were (black or grey), but that if my preferences weren't available, then whatever he could find in stock would be fine. (Although I do hope it's not pink, green, or stormtrooper white. I guess we'll see what Karma has in mind for me.)

The plan is to make it the host for my Mystic-X, which has been living mostly on an AR22 pistol for nearly a year, and to build a Form-1 suppressor for use on the AR22. Now the waiting begins...
 
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