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  1. We just can't win Weak sales and a declining gun market increased the price of ammunition in recent months, and companies are gearing up for another price increase this spring, Bloomberg News reports. After record sales in 2016, the gun industry is seeing declining purchases, and that downturn is steadily driving up the cost for ammunition. “Shooting Sports recorded third-quarter sales of $286 million, down 21 percent from $361 million in the prior year quarter, as a result of persistent lower demand in the market for ammunition and firearms,” Vista Outdoor Inc CEO Chris Metz said during an earnings call Thursday. Vista, which owns dozens of ammunition brands, saw profits decline 47 percent in 2017. The company raised ammunition prices once in January and plans to raise prices modestly in April. It expects competitors to do the same. Other companies have noticed declining sales, and Remington Outdoor Co., one of America’s oldest gunsmiths, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday in the midst of the slump. “There is no fear-based buying right now,” James Debney, CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corp., formerly Smith & Wesson, said on a December call with investors. Between 2006 and 2016, gun sales reached several record highs, if one measures sales through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/16/ammo-prices-are-going-up-heres-why/
  2. I’m thinking about buying one of these 2 and curious if any of you guys have experience with them. Is the Lab radar worth the extra money? I like that you can shoot for groups and record velocity at the same time with the Lab Radar since it’s not hanging from the barrel. I’ve looked call over for a used one but it looks like folks hold onto them once they buy one.
  3. Cor Bon DPX

    the-armory.com Has Corbon DPX on sale for 19.99 + Shipping. Just purchased 8 boxes of 115 gr 9MM + P DPX. Good price guys.
  4. When it comes to ammo; I’m a Federal fan boy. It’s always done me right. I just picked up a .243 Winchester Model 70 and need some ammo. I’ve used plenty of Power Shok in my .308, but have never used any Non-Typical. I don’t hunt; this will be a range toy punching holes in paper. In reading some of the other web sites folks are saying it’s just Power Shok in a different package. Some even claim to have emails from Federal telling them that. The on-line prices I’m looking at are $4 a box less for Non-Typical. (14.99 vs. 18.99) Anyone here have any experience with it they would care to share?
  5. http://www.sgammo.com/product/223-556mm-ammo/1000-round-can-magtech-556mm-ball-m193-military-surplus-ammo-cbc-556mil Is anyone familiar with this? Generally good reviews on the internet.
  6. Goodbye Russian ammunition

    Our Republican congress has passed sanctions that will affect the importation of Russian ammunition. If you shoot ANY ammunition that is made in or imported from the Russian republics this will affect you. Tula is the biggest brand that is going to be banned but it will also affect a lot more brands as well. It requires Trump to put into effect five different sanctions. Any one of the list would greatly affect us but he must choose five off the list. That ensures we will never see this ammunition again. Remember this was passed by "conservative" representatives WE put into office. Our representatives are the ones who banned VEPR rifles and now they are going to ban a lot more things, including ammunition, from importation. Baikal, manufacturer of budget shotguns will also be banned form import. Here is a list of companies that are banned from doing business in the US. It also has a list of the sanctions that will be imposed on those companies come January 29th. https://www.whitecase.com/publications/alert/state-department-identifies-parties-operating-defense-and-intelligence-sectors The sanctions were voted on and passed by the congress that WE put in office and will go into affect 29 January. So once again our "conservative" leaders have screwed over gun owners. I am telling you they want the populace unarmed so they can exert even more control over us. That is why they are refusing to do ANYTHING to advance gun rights, unless it gives them control over us or increases their personal wealth. There is plenty of pro gun legislation they could easily pass, with popular opinion, yet they refuse to do so. Washington is corrupt and broken as well as almost every single representative in our state. I am done voting for any conservative because they have continued to lie, cheat and steal their way into office and once there they refuse to listen to those they represent. Four years, that is how long I have been trying to get a response from one of my representatives, four years. They have zero interest in listening to those who have elected them. It sickens me to think I voted for them the last election, I will not make that mistake ever again. So from now on I am no longer voting party lines, if it has an "R" next to its name I will not vote for them. If no independent is on the ballot I will default to voting for a "D". I would rather deal with a "enemy" that is honest about what they are trying to steal rather than a "ally" who steals from me when I am not looking.
  7. Any cast bullet guys try Trailboss for 45/70? I recently picked up an H&R that I want to play with. Bought some Missouri 300 gr. cast that I'd like to make some plinking loads with. Any past experience on such?
  8. Is it possible to reload .40S&W to where it's very lightly loaded and have it function in a Glock 22 ? The reason I ask is because I can take my Lonewolf conversion barrel that converts .40 to 9mm and put it in my Glock 22 (.40) and shoot 9mm. It functions just fine with ONLY putting the conversion barrel in. Even with the original recoil springs , extractors and all. So this makes me think that if I reload some .40S&W rounds to where they are lightly loaded like plinking rounds , that they would cycle the gun and run correctly. I hear and read about how the .40S&W cartridge is very high pressure and that they don't have much "wiggle room" . Well why wouldn't they cycle and function correctly in a Glock 22 if the same Glock 22 runs light loaded 9mm's with only adding a conversion barrel ? What are you guys thoughts ? I have only been reloading around 2 years or so , so I am still learning at this point. What you guys think ?
  9. .45 Brass

    I have an over flowing 5 gal bucket of once fired .45 brass. I would like to trade for once fired 9mm. Might consider selling if no trades. Also have 1/2 5 gal bucket of once fired .223 for trade to 9mm. Thanks
  10. What did this?

    I found this in one of my reloaded cartridges. What the hell could make this kind of mark on the base? It is very sharp [Snags the fingernail] and I can't read the manufacture stamp
  11. I’m looking for 243 ammo. The price of Sellier & Bellot is pretty low. Is it any good for range use?
  12. Dillon Case Feeder

    I'm looking to buy a case feeder hopper... I have all parts but the blue hopper. Dillon says the part number is there but can't sell?? Anyone have an old laying around? Thanks
  13. chrono today

    Competition Electronics ProChrono Pal , S&W M&P 5 inch factory barrel. Hornady 175g Critical Duty .40 1013 1003 998 995 1002 Winchester 180g bonded HP .40 1004 989 995 999 1001 Double Tap 200g nosler bullet .40 1056 1065 1054 1069 1045 Underwood 200g nosler bullet .40 998 974 974 974 994 The chrono flashed "dup" on the 3 readings of 974 ....and for comparison 5 rounds through a 5 inch Dan Wesson Heritage of Hornady 220g Critical Duty .45acp 1014 999 1004 998 987
  14. One of the deals is Aguila .22lr Super Extra 40gr 500 rounds for $22.00. www.midsouthshooterssupply.com
  15. X-Treme is doing 20% off at this time! Free shipping up to $1500. I got 1,000 135gr FP for less than $70 shipped.
  16. Need a set of dies

    Looking for a set of dies for this can anyone help
  17. I was musing the recently about some handgun bullets from the past, from my recollection. I remember reading much of Elmer Keith's opinions, and that he totally condemned jacketed handgun bullets, preferring cast bullets, mostly of his design. And cast, or as far as factory ammunition was concerned, swaged lead bullets, remained the stand-by for a long time, up until the introduction of the .44 Magnum cartridge in 1955. The .44 ushered in a new era in revolver bullets. Jacketed bullets, full metal jacketed, soft point, and hollow point jacketed bullets had been around for a long time, mostly in the European auto pistol cartridges, such as the .30 Mauser and 7.65mm Luger. And the .38-40 and .44-40 were offered in hollow point bullets, but these actually intended for use in rifles. There was a company that originated about the time the .44 was introduced that offered a line of bullets cast of a zinc based alloy. This company, the Cladaloy Bullet Co. sold bullets by mail through magazine advertising. Their bullets were cast of Zinc, and copper coated. Zinc being roughly half the density of lead were very light in weight. A bullet cast from a mold throwing a.44 caliber bullet of lead weighed 246 grs. while the same mold yielded a 128 gr. zinc based bullet. Those who tested those bullet claimed velocities in a .44 Special hit 1100 ~ 1200 fps. The advantage was high velocities with minimum recoil. So far as I can determine, the company lasted from about 1955 through maybe 1958. The late Jim Harvey developed his Pro-Tex-Bore bullets which were swaged of pure lead but had a zinc washer riveted to the base of the bullet. These bullets ran toward the nominal lead bullet weights. His claim was that the zinc washer prevented any leading of the bore when pushed to high velocities, as his loading data pushed .44 Magnum bullets above the 1400 fps level. Harvey also became a proponent of the half jacketed bullet, using a pure lead core swaged into a copper cup, really sort of an elongated gas check. Speer made and marketed these bullets for many years, still offering one style, I believe, a 225 gr. Half Jacketed bullet. One drawback to these is that if the velocity level falls below a certain point there is the possibility the lead core will separate and leave the jacket stuck in the bore. With the coming of new powders that easily develop 1300 fps or higher, the jacketed bullets having an ogive have become commonplace and now good hunting bullets from Speer, Hornady, Sierra and factory fodder from Remington, Winchester and Federal are available, all of which give good performance in the field. Bob Wright
  18. Ammo brass?

    I have a bunch of assorted brass that came from a range here in town that closed up. I have probably almsot two 5 gallon pails of it and I am thinking about sitting down in spare time and going through the pails and seperating out all the different calibers into different cans. Now with that said, are there any calibers that would be wanted more than another for reloading. I figure it will give me something to do this winter when I get bored. I know the 22caliber is junk but just looking to find out what might be the more popular calibers..............
  19. I saw a photo of the Old Hickory Powder Plant in a Cracker Barrel restaurant here in Memphis. My uncle worked there just before he joined the US Army. At the time he worked there it was operated by DuPont and they were producing Cordite for the British. Cordite was a soft pliable stuff that was extruded. Before it solidified it could be molded like clay. My uncle made a shapely ladies' leg complete with a dainty high heeled shoe from Cordite and gave it to my mother, very racey at the time! When I first saw the leg, about 1943 or so, it was maybe six inches from thigh (blush!) to heel. The last time I saw it, 1985 or so, it had shrunk to about 3 1/2" long, but still perfectly portioned. It varied in color from charcoal gray to translucent amber. At my mother's death in 1998 it went to my oldest sister in Florida. I have no idea of its whereabouts now. I believe Old Hickory's output was for British artillery shells. I don't know if any was produced for small arms ammunition, but the British used Cordite for awhile after that War. My uncle was Maynard Wright and was on the editorial staff of the Nashville Banner then moved to Charleston, WV as an editor for the Charleston Gazette. Bob Wright
  20. If I may.............

    While I'm convalescing my wife won't let me do anything meaningful. So, if y'all will indulge my posts here abouts, a few cartridges: These are some variations of old .45 caliber rounds, all commercial: The notes below are the headstamps of the rounds. The nickeled case round is from one of the first boxes of ammunition I bought many years ago for my Colt New Service. Some .44s: The .44 Remington is unmarked, but the case is Remington, but I believe the round is a reproduction. And, sort of the progression from .44 R.F. to .44 Magnum: I believe the .44 S&W is in reality just a centerfire Henry. The first Smith & Wesson No.3 submitted to the Army was rimfire, and the Army returned it wanting a centerfire. According to what I have read, it the gun was simply changed to centerfire without changing the chamber dimensions. Early cartridges loaded for the US Army: Thanks for looking. Bob Wright
  21. 9mm ammo at PSA

    Fair deal on range ammo + free shipping on 20 boxes. I've shot quite a bit of this and never had a problem http://palmettostatearmory.com/blazer-9mm-luger-115gr-fmj-50rd.html
  22. Bellet seating....

    My RCBS seating dies use the same seating stem for .44 Special, .44 Magnum, and .45 Colt, so I keep the seating stems separate in a wooden box. (I have this affinity for wooden boxes) My die is already set for crimping, so in order to get the correct seating depth, I made up some inert rounds: I then run the correct dummy round up into the die, then insert the seating stem until it contacts the bullet nose. And, just for a newbie to show off, my shell holder box: Bob Wright tipoc
  23. Ive bought and shot probably 7-8000 rounds of Freedom Munitions before... This is my first time trying their "American Steel" line, I purchased it "New" not reman... So Im a bit saddened to see this...
  24. So DJT has been in office for roughly nine months. In that time .22LR has made it's way back on to the shelves just about everywhere. I've been places and seen cases and cases of .22LR on display for sale. Clearly the shortage is no longer there. That being said the price of a brick of cheep plinking .22LR is still above $25-30 in most places. I know that seeing $15 bricks is a thing of the past but what's keeping the price so high? Is it the manufactures, the wholesalers, or retailers?
  25. Does anyone use the Inline Fabrication System for mounting your reloading presses and other gear?

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