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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ricklaut, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ricklaut

    ricklaut

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    After lurking here & checking things out for - oh - almost 2 years now, I figured I might as well sign up just in case I've learned enough about something to contribute. I've learned a lot here - and get a kick out of the "regulars" who make this forum unique. Thanks!

    Started with my .223 / .357 - moved quickly to .40 & .9mm... Then, I got bit by the precision rifle bug and worked out some awesome .308's. With all of that, I ended up saving so much money that I couldn't help but move on to .30-.30 & .45 Colt. Then recently, I found one of those obscure calibers that it only makes sense to reload for - .480 Ruger - and jumped (am jumping?) into casting. I've most recently smelted 100lbs of lead and have cast (in 3 sessions) for the .357, .45 and .480.

    Anyway, I'll be around... probably still won't have a lot to say, but it IS a new year / new leaf.
     
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    Welcome to GT!!
     
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    Step up, strap in, it's always a wild ride around here.
     
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    These guys are a pretty good bunch... just keep in mind that Jack will steal your lead, Fred will take your brass, and Steve (C4W) will be measuring everything.
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Howdy from TX. Jack wants to know if you're a flatlander. :dunno:
     
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    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Welcome. Never believe Jack.

    Sounds like you're jumping an inch deep and a mile wide like I did. Don't be afraid of focusing on one cartridge for a while and then moving on.
     
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    dont ever title a thread "what is the best...." and you'll be fine. im sure you have noticed that if you've been lurking for 2 years though lol.

    oh yea, and dont tell anyone about your 42 inch bravia either.

    Sam
     
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    You're just like me.....I just peeked in for almost 18 months before jumping in on this forum after learning tons of stuff. Now I load on a 550B for various rifle and pistols. I don't know to thank this forum or not after a lot of funds spent on this hobby, two closets full of reloading stuff, and a wife who just can't understand the enthusiasm for spending hours on end.
     
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    rpgman SCGLOCK

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    This is my favorite forum on GT and I've learned a great deal about re-loading since last September, because of all the great people here.

    I jumped in right away and asked a ton of questions and every question was answered and I thank everyone who has helped me.

    Oh, and welcome to the board!
    Greg
     
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    Bello America/Italia

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    welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
    Rule number 1. Do not talk about Tight Group or brag about how well it works for you! :steamed:
    Rule number 2. Laugh at Jacks joke (even if they are not funny) :shocked:
    Rule number 3. Don't mix Viagra and reloading (see Jack’s video):whistling:
    Rule number 4. Forget all the above rules and have fun!:rofl:
     
  14. ricklaut

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    Funny you mention that... I'm not quite sure how he'd qualify me (but I'm guessing he'll chime in after this).

    When I was born, we lived in Turkey Creek Canyon (probably 2 ridges over from Jack); then Idaho Springs... Moved to the highest hill next to the flat lands (North Table Mountain in Golden)... so I get where Jack is coming from. But - I've pretty much lived out in the AZ or NV desert ever since.
     
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    Good point. That's what I needed to do when I was working on .308 - spent almost all of my time there, and only loaded good, known loads for the other calibers during that period. It's also kind of where I'm at with casting - getting the process down, and then I'm focusing on making that .480 Ruger sing.
     
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    Welcome to GT. just remember that if you abuse it you will get yelled at like I did last night by my better half.
     
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    She knows that you won't really go blind, right?
     
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    See that, we've finally attracted someone who was at one time a non-flatlander... although for some inexplicable reason he went over to the dark side of the Devil's spawn and not only became a flatlander but chose Sin City as his place of domicile. Further proof that the apocalypse lies just across the horizon.

    I know Turkey Creek Canyon well, drive through it every time I drive down and visit the land of wussies and tofu eaters. my most recent foray being 1:30 this morning as I returned to God's country after a night of two-stepping and allowing the ladies to gaze upon me and formulate their intimate fantasies.

    Welcome to the forum Ricklaut... although technically a flatlander you're still head and shoulders above the rest of these slugs, you'll do well around here.

    One piece of advice... don't blow yourself up. :wavey:


    Jack
     
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    Jack was a lurker too for the longest time, then the judge granted a restraining order.
     
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    Welcome, if you want to get along here you have to like Lee progressives and FCD's. :whistling:
     
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