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by NcongruNt
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Who likes nice shiny BRAND NEW looking brass?
Replies: 20
Views: 2441

Re: Who likes nice shiny BRAND NEW looking brass?

Wowza. :shock:

My wife HATES the sound of my vibrtory tumbler. Does this tumbler make much noise?

Also, what's the practical capacity of such a setup, in terms of .223 cases?
by NcongruNt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Curious about reloading
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Curious about reloading

I, like many, are interested in starting this. Have great location to set it up and so on. My questions are- 1. What is a ball park figure that I would be looking at spending to be able to reload .40 and 5.56? 2. Is reloading 7.62x39 BRASS cased ammo possiable? If so, worth it? I hope I didn't hija...
by NcongruNt
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Powder suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Powder suggestions

For .223 plinking loads, I've found that Vihtavuori N135 is a great powder, and I get *very* good accuracy and consistency with it. In my rifle using 55gr FMJ-BT bullets, the sweet spot seems to be 24.7 grains. My test batch gave me a 5-round 7/16" group at 50m: http://john-boy.net/images/55grfmjbt-...
by NcongruNt
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Mosin Nagant... school me, please
Replies: 26
Views: 1997

Re: Mosin Nagant... school me, please

Range report: Fired our two newly acquired Mosin-Nagants at the range today, about 30 rounds each. My 12year old grand-son was able to handle the recoil just fine. They both shot extremely high at 100 yards. To get on the paper we had to aim at the target below. The guy next to us had a Nagant he h...
by NcongruNt
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: My new hunting rifle!
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: My new hunting rifle!

If you like Varget (I do) try also Alliant Reloder-15....see which one is more consistent in your rifle then stick with it. I settled on RE-15....but each rifle is different. I'll have to check, but if I recall correctly, Reloader 15 is mentioned as one of the powders for the .308 in the Lee manual...
by NcongruNt
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: XD 5.25 9mm ok for nightstand?
Replies: 31
Views: 2290

Re: XD 5.25 9mm ok for nightstand?

74 is absolutely right. If it fits her hand, she likes it, hits what she shoots at it is good for her. Striker fire handguns are, in my oppinion, the very best platform for new shooters. XDs are my choice in brand only because they were out before the M & the standard XD grip fits my hand. Good sho...
by NcongruNt
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: .380 Range Loads
Replies: 8
Views: 3829

Re: .380 Range Loads

I've gotten good results using Bullseye, shooting through my LCP. I used: Berry's 100 grain RN Federal #100 SPP 2.3 grains Bullseye OAL 0.980" I found both 2.3 and 2.5 grains gave me impressively accurate results, so I settled on 2.3 as my standard plinking load to conserve powder. This is a fairly ...
by NcongruNt
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX

NcongruNt, thanks for the info. I'll slip a little .380 or .357 in my pocket when I go tonight. .357? Little!? :shock: http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764939_-1_757768_757767_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;...
by NcongruNt
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX

Not a sign in the place that I could find, 30.06 or 51% - and I went in and out twice. There *are* purse-searchers at the gate, but no checks aside from purses/bags ( for cameras, they said ). We had floor tickets, so I pocket-carried only (it gets crowded down there), but if you've got seats you s...
by NcongruNt
Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX

Yeah, I'm going to Wilco with my wife tonight as well. I couldn't find anything online, but it's a new venue. I guess we'll see tonight, eh? Wife and I will be see Joe Bonamassa on 12/2. It would be greatly appricated if you can post what you find out. Not a sign in the place that I could find, 30....
by NcongruNt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Carry at the Moody Theater in Austin,TX

Yeah, I'm going to Wilco with my wife tonight as well.

I couldn't find anything online, but it's a new venue. I guess we'll see tonight, eh?
by NcongruNt
Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: What's the Origin of Your User Name?
Replies: 1510
Views: 118697

Re: What's the Origin of Your User Name?

Lived for many years in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Austin, although I no longer do... hp = Hyde Park; c = Campus (old, inside joke amongst my friends); atx = Austin, Texas. You're in good company. I lived in a few different locations in Hyde Park in my younger days. Welcome to the forum. ;-) (ye...
by NcongruNt
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Mosin Nagant
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Mosin Nagant

I had an SKS and still have a bunch of Mosins. You can usually find the round receivers for about $90. A 440 round tin of ammo is $85-95. Slip on recoil pad is a good investment. The carbines are a lot of fun too. They usually run about $200 for an M44. Are the M44s that expensive now? yeesh. I pai...
by NcongruNt
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: A Cautionary Tale about brass sorting
Replies: 25
Views: 2467

Re: A Cautionary Tale about brass sorting

Anyone use one of these brass sorters? Does it work? More importantly does the add on .380 separator work? http://www.midwayusa.com/Find?userSearchQuery=Brass+sorter+" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Interesting, though that's a good $60 of add-on equipment. I've not had that problem,...
by NcongruNt
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Reloading Forum
Topic: Curious about reloading
Replies: 21
Views: 1668

Re: Curious about reloading

I'm new to reloading, but my initial experiences concur with what has been posted already. IMHO, reloading 115-grain 9mm FMJ really isn't worth the effort as you're going to pay about 12 cents per round vs the 18-22 cents you're paying to buy new factory loads. Translates to saving about $3-$4 per ...

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