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Forum: Giveaways October 15th, 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By trickg
I'll take them. I'll drive right to your...

I'll take them. I'll drive right to your doorstep.
Forum: Reloading October 15th, 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I love those things for keeping brass.[/QUOTE] ...

I love those things for keeping brass.[/QUOTE]
It's funny what we reloaders wind up using to hold brass, bullets, tumbling media, etc. I have a lot of Akro bins too, but I use all kinds of other...
Forum: Reloading October 12th, 2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I had a fun one yesterday. I tumbled about 300...

I had a fun one yesterday. I tumbled about 300 rounds of 223, and when they were done, I dumped them into a big plastic canister - probably an UTZ pretzel barrel - and realized after the fact that I...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 7th, 2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By trickg
In this case it's US Militaria forum. That's...

In this case it's US Militaria forum. That's where I got the image of the Sergeant and his bride.
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 7th, 2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By trickg
So is that you on the other forum too?

So is that you on the other forum too?
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 7th, 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By trickg
Let's see if I can get that image to show - yours...

Let's see if I can get that image to show - yours isn't showing for me. Looks like Sergeant First Class, not a Staff Sergeant.
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Forum: Reloading October 7th, 2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I bought mine as a means to process bulk mil 9mm...

I bought mine as a means to process bulk mil 9mm with crimped primer pockets. The time it saved me was worth the small amount I paid for it.
Forum: Reloading October 7th, 2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
The Lee APP isn't perfect - it has it's flaws -...

The Lee APP isn't perfect - it has it's flaws - but when it comes to quick processing a lot of brass, it's pretty danged solid.
Forum: Reloading October 7th, 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I got my replacement decapping pins for my Lee...

I got my replacement decapping pins for my Lee Universal decapping die yesterday, so I can be back in business with that...if I can find the time. The next two weeks are pretty stacked for me from a...
Forum: Curio and Relic (C&R) October 7th, 2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,522
Posted By trickg
I had memories as a kid of seeing a helicopter...

I had memories as a kid of seeing a helicopter that looked like that, and I knew it wasn't a Chinook, but I could never seem to figure out what it was. The H21 Shawnee - long since retired. Thanks...
Forum: Admin News and Announcements October 1st, 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,069
Posted By trickg
It's actually more effective and comprehensive...

It's actually more effective and comprehensive for some things than trying to use the site's search tools.
Forum: Gun Shows October 1st, 2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,622
Posted By trickg
Hmmmm - that sounds like fun, and I haven't been...

Hmmmm - that sounds like fun, and I haven't been to the Chantilly show since the Covid craziness started.
Forum: Reloading September 30th, 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
Dupe - won't let me delete.

Dupe - won't let me delete.
Forum: Reloading September 30th, 2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
Here's a question - has anyone ever used these as...

Here's a question - has anyone ever used these as a means to help set their swaging tooling? It looks like it would be a neat tool that could take the guesswork out of getting a proper swage with...
Forum: Reloading September 30th, 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I went ahead and got the genuine Lee part, and I...

I went ahead and got the genuine Lee part, and I ordered from Midway USA. I bought 3 of them. If I'd had the part last night I'd have swapped in a replacement and kept on going. I'm still not sure...
Forum: Central Maryland September 30th, 2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By trickg
Gotcha - I did one like that at The Machine Gun...

Gotcha - I did one like that at The Machine Gun Nest in Frederick - I paid the seller that day and that was the last time I saw him.
Forum: Reloading September 30th, 2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I was working tonight to decap the 223 I'd...

I was working tonight to decap the 223 I'd cleaned, and I somehow managed to bend/break the pin on my Lee universal decapping die. I figured, no sweat - I'll just order a replacement.

Apparently...
Forum: Reloading September 29th, 2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 315,030
Posted By trickg
I'm in the process of tumbling a bunch of 556/223.

I'm in the process of tumbling a bunch of 556/223.
Forum: Central Maryland September 29th, 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By trickg
The best place for person-to-person pistol...

The best place for person-to-person pistol transfer near Severn is the MD State Police Barracks right off of 176 and Aviation blvd. Why spend the money to do it elsewhere when all you'd have to pay...
Forum: Rifles September 29th, 2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 255,306
Posted By trickg
If it shoots, it shoots. That's what matters. ...

If it shoots, it shoots. That's what matters. And let's be fair - sometimes it ain't the rifle.
Forum: Gunsmithing September 27th, 2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,343
Posted By trickg
Something to consider here. For a person who is...

Something to consider here. For a person who is mechanically inclined and adept, putting together an AR out of parts is not rocket science - it's very straightforward and everything makes sense when...
Forum: Handguns September 24th, 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 383,922
Posted By trickg
My Mom and I were talking about this just...

My Mom and I were talking about this just yesterday and the fact that refinishing may bring it back to an almost like new condition, but it forever erases the heritage of what it is.

I may get...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 23rd, 2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By trickg
The last night of the last time I went camping,...

The last night of the last time I went camping, the temp dropped to 17 degrees. The Coleman Sundome tent I have is not designed for cold weather AT ALL. From halfway up on two sides, the tent is...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 22nd, 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By trickg
This thread is good for both of us then because...

This thread is good for both of us then because you and I have very similar requirements for what we're looking for.
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 22nd, 2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By trickg
Fortunately that tent only cost me $50 - an...

Fortunately that tent only cost me $50 - an expensive lesson to learn, but it could have been worse. The next time I'll drape it over my deck rails, flip it a couple of times, and call it a day.
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 22nd, 2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,216
Posted By trickg
I went camping for the first time since HS and...

I went camping for the first time since HS and Basic Training last spring. I got invited by my BIL and his friends as a guy's weekend where the main goal was to burn as much ammo as possible, but I...
Forum: The Depot September 22nd, 2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By trickg
When I first got into reloading, I had ordered a...

When I first got into reloading, I had ordered a 4 lb jug of HP38 from Midway USA as a general purpose pistol powder, but specifically for 45 ACP.

They called me because their supplier hadn't come...
Forum: The Depot September 21st, 2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By trickg
That's AWESOME! I think that he was the right...

That's AWESOME! I think that he was the right kind of guy for this kind of thing, and unlike what happened to Cabela's where they became a corporate giant, I think he's happy limiting the scope to...
Forum: The Depot September 21st, 2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By trickg
Yep - I'm right there with you, and that's why...

Yep - I'm right there with you, and that's why they have gotten my last several orders on shooting accessories. It's not much, only a buck or two here and there, but it shows me that they care about...
Forum: The Depot September 21st, 2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,125
Posted By trickg
Something else I've noticed lately is that Midway...

Something else I've noticed lately is that Midway USA is undercutting their competitors on a lot of things - maybe not much, just a buck or two here or there, but I think it's helping to keep them...
Forum: Rifles September 21st, 2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 261,973
Posted By trickg
So here's a thought pinging around inside my pea...

So here's a thought pinging around inside my pea brain today.

When it comes to lever guns, I've always been a traditionalist - walnut, blued steel, and color case hardening are what I like to see...
Forum: Handguns September 20th, 2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,308
Views: 564,360
Posted By trickg
VERY NICE. Congratulations on your first 1911. ...

VERY NICE. Congratulations on your first 1911. You're probably going to find that you're going to enjoy shooting your 1911 more than almost any other handgun you own. :)
Forum: Reloading September 16th, 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By trickg
I think it works because it's a package - you...

I think it works because it's a package - you don't have to go hunt down the components separately, and you get 5000 of each.

I have yet to find primers from any online source where you're allowed...
Forum: Reloading September 16th, 2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By trickg
Unless you know something I donít, primers are...

Unless you know something I donít, primers are still fairly scarce. Iím also not seeing 223 bullets any cheaper than $120/1000.

PM me and set me up with that source.
Forum: Rifles September 15th, 2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By trickg
If Carlos Hathcock had a varmint gun, this would...

If Carlos Hathcock had a varmint gun, this would be it. The rifle he used most in Vietnam, at least according to the book "Marine Sniper" and some of the other things I've read, was the Winchester...
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