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482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

I forgot to mention as I did with Jim below.... Thanks For your service Jarhead03!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks VetJim, any reccomendations about manuals? Judging by the screen-name... Thanks for your service! Some of us still apreciate it!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 2 replies · +1 points

My buddies dad swears that the cheapest way to reload is to go to the junkyard a few miles from his house and buying a bucket full of balance weights! He told me he pays about $25-30 for a 5gal bcket full of them if he pulls 'em off the wrecks. It's also pretty interesting to think that the family car might be a source of ammo in the right (or wrong depending on your perspective) situation! Thanks for the confirmation. Also I have TONS of old fishing weights that will likely be melted down in the future, and sent down the barrel at somethin'! A side-note, the right knowledge of knots can turn almost anything with a little heft into a fishin' weight.

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

WOW!!! $7.50 A BOX!!! I am definately wasting money by not reloading! I have heard that it was cheaper... but havent actually had a number to use as contrast. Currently in my neck of the woods, IF you can find them, a box of 25 standard FMJ .45ACP Agula (which is extremely dirty! My "ROCK" needs cleaned after about 100rds) is about $20! Thanks!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

Wolfie, I have been wondering if they were the same company that produced the infamous "Mini-gun", but never thought to investigate. Thanks also for the reminder... the most important thing I am gonna need for the kit I am gonna buy soon (mentioned down-the-line in this series of posts, I am working backwards!) is a new digital scale! I thought my old baking scale would cut-it, but was told that unless I was loading a Howlitzer it would be MUCH to innacurate!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

Sorry, put it under the wrong one! Thanks again mr_smashy... I know I have said it before, but you are a welcome and appreciated wealth of knowledge on the subject of firearms!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Tidermike14, is that an old Enfield you are shootin'? I have seen a few at gun shows, but have never had any experience with them. One note for anybody interested in WWII firearms, I have seen a few Enfields at similar (a bit more expensive, but close) prices to old German K98's... An important note which MOST firearms dealers will not tell you is that many of these and other German contemparies were built by folks who were imprisioned by the facist Nazi regime. Some of these folks actually saved allied soldiers lives by making the sights IMPOSSIBLE to use as they were manufactured, and even made minor "mistakes" in the critical components so they would fail! Still a piece of history, and possibly a POS!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +2 points

Thanks icerazor_h_plus, I responded to groffeaston first, but I am gonna go and check out Box o truth when I am done here. I have always had a love of the old lever-guns... Nothing screams American more than an old Winchester in my opinion, and a 45LC reproduction was one of the rifles my uncle first taught me to shoot when I was a kid. I am currently looking at a S&W 500 lever-gun, and a "Python" to go with it (a bit much I know, but it's a bit more in my reach than the Harley "Boss Haus" of my dreams! Call me crazy). Though after reading your post, I am gonna look a bit closer at the 45-70. Thanks!

482 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Survival Reloading · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey groffeaston, thanks for the input and judging by the number of posts behind your screen-name, welcome to the site! I have been looking around, and have found a friend of a friend that is a gunsmith of roughly 5yrs; He is upgrading his reloading gear so he is gonna sell it to me for $250... AND show me the right way to use everything. It's a hell of a deal, and if it keeps me from doing somethin' stupid and having to pay a hospital bill OR my family having to pick out a casket it's definately a steal! I am sure I will need to get a few more of the odds-and-ends you mention, and appreciate your input.

487 weeks ago @ Survival Cache - Dangers in the Cloud · 0 replies · +2 points

FREAKIN' SCARY!!! Personally, I don't use the computer for much, if I didn't need my laptop for school then I probably wouldn't even have one... I would probably do all of my recipe development in an old spiral notebook like I used to do (along with the acompanying book of presentation sketch's); IF I was motivated, I would probably do all my preservation method/bushcraft descriptions or explanations/hunting and fishing methods/butchering methods/etc in big spiral binders; Would no longer have the annoyance of facebook (my friend set-up an account for me, I even have to ask her sometimes because I can't remember the password she gave me!); No email (which doesn't bother me!)... I guess not having computers doesn't sound so bad actually, though I would probably miss having so much reading matereal at my fingertips, I would miss netflix, and I would certainly get bored as hell without SurvivalCache & SHTF Blog! It's always nice to converse with like-minded folks. Guess it's all here to stay, for better or worse!