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Forum: Preppers Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,148
Posted By Scrounger
There seems to be a little over thinking on this...

There seems to be a little over thinking on this topic.

For storage, the question is how much fuel to have on hand. I tend to agree with the military on this. The military goes by issues of fuel....
Forum: Gun Shows September 5th, 2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,137
Posted By Scrounger
Appalachian Promotions undated their site...

Appalachian Promotions undated their site yesterday evening. They have cancelled the scheduled show for Howard County Fairground, September 12th and 13th.

The next show they list is at the York...
Forum: Reloading September 5th, 2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Scrounger
Just a shout out. Thanks Ed for the hulls.

Just a shout out. Thanks Ed for the hulls.
Forum: Reloading August 31st, 2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Scrounger
I'll will be in that area this Saturday the 5th...

I'll will be in that area this Saturday the 5th if that works.
Forum: Reloading August 27th, 2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Scrounger
When I started out loading, I bought a Dillon...

When I started out loading, I bought a Dillon 550, the only other model from Dillon was the RL1000.

For processing bulk once fired military brass I have used an RCBS lube/decap die in station...
Forum: Reloading August 23rd, 2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Scrounger
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Gun Shows August 19th, 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,320
Posted By Scrounger
Below is part of the email. It lists 900 tables....

Below is part of the email. It lists 900 tables. The fine print indicates the requirement for face diapers.



Join us this weekend, August 21, 22 & 23 for the Nation's Gun Show at the Dulles...
Forum: Gun Shows August 10th, 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,137
Posted By Scrounger
This is interesting. The Appalachian Promotions...

This is interesting. The Appalachian Promotions website has the September show listed as the next scheduled show.
They did just cancel the Leesport Farmers Market Show.
Forum: Reloading August 4th, 2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,005
Posted By Scrounger
For the civilian world tracers are somewhat of a...

For the civilian world tracers are somewhat of a novelty item. As already posted, they are not barrel friendly.

For tactical reasons they are useful for belt-feds. Just remember tracers show both...
Forum: Reloading August 1st, 2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,662
Posted By Scrounger
I have a Smith & Wesson 625 and use the same...

I have a Smith & Wesson 625 and use the same loads in both the auto loaders and the revolver. The only reason that I suggested the use of lead wheel weights is they are still readily available for...
Forum: Reloading August 1st, 2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,662
Posted By Scrounger
I have been researching the same topic. What I...

I have been researching the same topic. What I have found, and a couple of friends have recommended for .45ACP is to use regular wheel weight lead. I would think pure lead would be too soft and there...
Forum: Reloading July 16th, 2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By Scrounger
When it comes to trimming of brass the question...

When it comes to trimming of brass the question is how much and how much.

How much brass needs to be trimmed and how much money are you willing to spend.

Another consideration is what kind of...
Forum: Reloading July 5th, 2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By Scrounger
It would be easier to pull the bullets and load...

It would be easier to pull the bullets and load them into newer brass, with fresh powder and primers.

Depriming cases with live primers is not recommended. The older brass may have issues, even if...
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition July 1st, 2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 186,068
Posted By Scrounger
I just got back from John’s shop. While I was...

I just got back from John’s shop. While I was there the phone was ringing off the hook and the place was crowded. We spoke briefly about how difficult it is to get things in. I mentioned about this...
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition June 29th, 2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 186,068
Posted By Scrounger
Some time ago he listed that he had two...

Some time ago he listed that he had two suppressors of a certain model in stock and on sale. I went to his shop paid for one, filled out the paperwork and what not. I figured I was going to have to...
Forum: Gym Ratz Nutrition June 29th, 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,380
Views: 186,068
Posted By Scrounger
I can’t comment on issues regarding tax stamp...

I can’t comment on issues regarding tax stamp clearance delays or what not. Just on a side note it took The Comptroller of Maryland 45 days to cash a check from me. The point is when it comes to...
Forum: Reloading June 25th, 2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,516
Posted By Scrounger
When it comes to reloading ammo there are many...

When it comes to reloading ammo there are many variables when it comes to costs.

The first and what I think is the most important is what is your time worth. If you have little time and a lot of...
Forum: Reloading June 21st, 2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Scrounger
WD40 is the old standby for killing primers, just...

WD40 is the old standby for killing primers, just spray it in the case. It is used to kill primers before decapping brass with live primers, it isnít safe to try and decap live ones. WD40 also can...
Forum: Reloading June 21st, 2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Scrounger
For rust prevention I have always used...

For rust prevention I have always used Break-Free. I take a 1” round parts cleaning brush and hold it bristles up, then spray oil into them. Then it is a matter of brushing what needs protected with...
Forum: Reloading June 12th, 2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Scrounger
Accurate, easy to use, and cheap is not something...

Accurate, easy to use, and cheap is not something that will be found.

The cheap ones require placement down range, with all of the problems that come with that.

The more expensive ones stay...
Forum: Reloading May 31st, 2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,054
Posted By Scrounger
Not to get too far in the weeds, black powder is...

Not to get too far in the weeds, black powder is what gun powder is now usually called. Black powder is considered a Class B explosive.

Smokeless powder that is used in modern ammunition is a...
Forum: Reloading May 14th, 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Scrounger
There are couple of questions you must answer...

There are couple of questions you must answer before making a choice. How much brass do you plan on cleaning? How clean do you want it? And how much space do you have?

If you are only cleaning a...
Forum: Central Maryland May 4th, 2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,428
Posted By Scrounger
Some years ago, a certain Congress critter by the...

Some years ago, a certain Congress critter by the name of Steny Hoyer poached a bunch of jobs from Crystal City Va. and got them transferred to Pax River NAS. That is in St. Mary’s County for the...
Forum: Central Maryland May 4th, 2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,428
Posted By Scrounger
The reason for not requiring vehicles to have...

The reason for not requiring vehicles to have tags on properties zoned agriculture is the “truck” might only be used on the property. The same things for trailers, might be used for storage, not for...
Forum: Central Maryland May 4th, 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,428
Posted By Scrounger
I can sympathize with what you are going through....

I can sympathize with what you are going through.

Different “problem” but, still gives one the idea. A couple of years ago I lucked out on a company needing to get rid of some fill dirt. They...
Forum: Preppers April 27th, 2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,856
Posted By Scrounger
Not to hijack the thread. I have two large...

Not to hijack the thread. I have two large Cospolich chest freezers that I would like to find a home for. They are too large to take downstairs unless the stairs are double wide. If memory serves me,...
Forum: Outdoor Sports April 19th, 2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,464
Posted By Scrounger
I recommend the Red Wing Model 2233 8” work boot....

I recommend the Red Wing Model 2233 8” work boot. I purchased a pair twenty years ago. They used to carry them is the stores. Now they are special order, I found that out when I tried to buy another...
Forum: Eastern Shore April 18th, 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,451
Posted By Scrounger
I whole hardily concur with having it succumb to...

I whole hardily concur with having it succumb to lead poisoning at high speed.

This topic reminds of something that happened some years ago. I have the opinion; they don’t bother me; I don’t...
Forum: Reloading April 10th, 2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Scrounger
Still a work in progress. Three fifty caliber...

Still a work in progress. Three fifty caliber cans worth seem to work best, don’t end up with an odd amount of cleaned brass. The rubber drip pan works well for now for unloading. Then it goes to the...
Forum: Reloading April 10th, 2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Scrounger
For case preparation, I first clean the brass....

For case preparation, I first clean the brass. Then lube it either with a lube decapping die or spray lube. Then run it thru the press. Then clean the brass in a Dillon Vibratory cleaner to remove...
Forum: Reloading April 8th, 2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,827
Posted By Scrounger
Also restoring an original Winchester 1873 in...

Also restoring an original Winchester 1873 in 44-40. Dillon doesn't have die for that, but Lee does, so I might get a single stage for that.[/QUOTE]

Dillon doesnít list dies for 44-40. However,...
Forum: Reloading April 8th, 2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Scrounger
Bulk brass cleaning

Finally picked up a cement mixer to clean brass. The 3 Ĺ cubic foot mixer is on sale this month at Harbor (questionable labor practices) Freight. It is normally $209.99, on sale for $179.99. For...
Forum: Reloading March 30th, 2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Scrounger
First the caveats. I have a Dillon 550 that I...

First the caveats. I have a Dillon 550 that I purchased back in 1986. I have not used a 750 but have looked them over and like what I see. So, my bias is with the Dillon. With that said.

When it...
Forum: Preppers March 29th, 2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By Scrounger
One of the nice things about the surplus military...

One of the nice things about the surplus military generators is they are designed for continuous use. One of the down sides are they are quite heavy for what they are rated for, I.E. 5kw commercial...
Forum: Preppers March 27th, 2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,403
Posted By Scrounger
As has already been posted, plastic out gases,...

As has already been posted, plastic out gases, then becomes brittle over time. Sunlight speeds things up. If it’s not something that is going to be moved, the aluminum medical boxes work well. Larger...
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