650 and my little break in loading.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Colorado4Wheel, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

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    I had a baby girl exactly 11 months ago. I have shot and loaded a couple times since. She is precious and life and work gets busy. I got a call to shoot pistol/carbine/rifle on saterday so I decided to see what was going on in the reloading room. What a mess. Crap everywhere. Interesting enough the press handle was in the down position and I was loading my new 9mm Precision Delta with titegroup. I literally pulled the handle till I was out of clean brass. About 500 rds. Also loaded some .308 using my arbor press. I found the conversion kit for .223 I had forgot I ordered. So now I can covert it to .223 and go to town with that. I was easily able to load at a 1100 rounds a hour cyclic rate and loaded about 300 rds at a pace of 800+ rds a hour even filling primer tubes. So stoked. I really don't think anyone (even Dillon) has made a better more reliable press. This will first time loading .223 on my 650. Gonna be fun.
     
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    As soon as this one came out,

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    I decided to put together this to save time.



    At almost two and a half we made it to this.

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    And now she just wants to got to "the shooting place" to have a picnic and read to her dolls.

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    I can give good advice on a number of subjects but I have never quite figured out females at any age.
     
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    Welcome back to it C4W!
     
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  4. refugeepj

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    thank heaven for little girls.
    makes us dads and grampys view the ladies from a different perspective.
    causes us to wish we could always protect them.
    my little ladies learned firearms safety right along with their brothers.
    more important for them, dad can not always be there.
    now, granddaughters, and the same feeling.
    used to joke with my little boys, when they were too young to understand.
    i would ask them what they wanted to be when they grew up. got the usual responses, policeman, fireman, etc. i would then tell them to get into real estate, get lots while they were young.
    then my first little girl was born. straight to the convent for her!
    of course that was never in the cards.
    i will always remember, and cherish, the years the daughters spent snuggled up with dad.
    daddy's girls made me grow up, from the moment they were placed in my arms, life changed.
     
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  5. WeeWilly

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    Enjoy.

    I can remember dipping my elbow in our daughters bath water to make sure the temp was right, while cradling her in my arms.

    She is now a grown woman with a professional career.

    Enjoy and savor every minute, good and bad. It will go by in a flash.
     
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    Oh and maybe the only sure thing I learned along the way with our daughter was advice my wife constantly gave me, but I only understood long after she had become a woman, on her own.

    The advice my wife constantly proffered was, "pick your battles".

    You won't have to think about that for quite a while, but when that time does arrive. Pick your battles.. ;)
     
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  8. fredj338

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    I raised three boys, so hard to relate to the little girl thing until my first grandchild came along, yes a little girl. She is now 7, ready for the range her mom said. She is a doll, I am blessed.
     
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    Absolutely true.

    Seems like only a couple weeks ago, I was off the coast of Libya, on the MARS net, asking my wife if we had a boy or a girl and what she had decided to name our first... And last Monday, we just returned from taking her and her hubby on a cruise to celebrate her 30th b-day.

    Grandkids are great! You can get 'em all sugared up and send 'em home! :supergrin:
    Sometimes I wonder if it's God's way of telling me to enjoy every single day...
     
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    absolutely!
    also how you know your life was a success, and not wasted.
     
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    Enjoy her NOW.....mine's 32 now and time goes by so quickly.