Making lemonade from lemons.....

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seawolf1090, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    I am taking several days off from work, centered around the Robert E. Lee holiday weekend, to enjoy a long-needed leave period. Had planned to camp and ride with my KLR buddies at a local campground, but an annoying leg problem made that impossible - so I am stuck home for the duration.
    What's a bored Monkey to do.......?

    Hey, lets do some handloading! I had ordered some stuff from a couple sources, and two orders arrived. Alrighty then!

    Am finishing loading the last 165 of my 500-pack of 'once-fired' LC 7.62X51 brass, using British-surplus RG4895 powder and new 147 gr. FMJ bullets - a stock for my CETME.
    Am also prepping and soon to be loading 160 rounds of 8mm Mauser and 160 rounds of .303British.
    Already finished 120 rounds of .308Win.
    Have still on order the stuff to do 100 rounds of 7.62X54R for my scoped Russian Mosin M91/30 Hex rifle. Lapua brass and Hornady .311 174 gr FMJ bullets. Probably get to those next weekend.

    Found my coffe cans of .30 Carbine and 9mm Luger brass - already tumbled and cleaned. Get to those this winter too.

    I may wear out my tumbler.....

    I get like this each time an election nears....... Some 'inner need' Iguess. :D
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  2. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    FYI... just cause your dyer looks like a tumbler... your wife will never let you try it... trust me I know...

    to those who dont reload... you'll never know just how relaxing it esp when you hear all those outlandish election promises :D
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  3. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+++

    My son and I went back packing and camping it was a great weekend for it here. Never got over 60 degs. I'm feeling old today after hiking up the mountain with a 60lb pack lol.

    Now I'm ready for some lite stuff around the house. So after you load up all your ammo is it range time [gun]
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  4. limpingbear

    limpingbear future cancer survivor....

    had to get out of the house and away from the old lady for a bit. loaded up all the loose 38 and 357 brass i could fine. i swear i had more somewhere.....oh well i got 300 or so rounds between the 2 calibers. still need more ammo....
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    No spousal unit, so I can do things only a dedicated batchelor can dream of..... ;)
    I run my Frankford Arsenal tumbler ON top of my dryer. Love the drone.... so soothing.

    Hunting Tuesday and maybe Wednesday, if the rain holds off. Next weekend, range day!
  6. Dogfood

    Dogfood Monkey+++

    Sure rub it in lol. Nothing like being the master of your kingdom or so I hear.
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  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Ah well, hunting was a bust. Shot at a sow pig (considered vermin here, no season or limits) - missed her. "Wee...wee...wee.... two sows and ten piglets ran all the way home..."
    Saw three pretty doe deer - but does aren't in season, only bucks. Could only watch them in the scope, full broadside, DARING me to shoot! "AARRGGHHHH!"

    Shoulda stayed home reloading....... ;)
  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Oh could have shot the does

    Oh could have shot the does...with your camera, posted the pics on the site, and shared your agony with the other monkeys. ; )
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    You don't have to be single to rule your kingdom.
  10. GrandpaDave

    GrandpaDave Monkey++

    I got a couple of Skunks been making a nightly raid on my yard every night... your welcome to come shoot them for me... I'd do it myself but Skunks can be a bit too ripe for me ya know
  11. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Creighton Bluejay

    The real question here is how did you get the lemon's? I feel like you don't just get the lemon's anymore. You have to plant the seed in the orchard, grown then tree, tend to it's fruit, and then sit in your rocking chair and gaurd it with a shotgun while it ripens. Once you have handed yourself the lemon's then you can make your lemonade...
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