Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
So, new rifle. Gotta feed it. So last night I busted out Ye Olde Reloading gear. I got quite a few bits o’brass, powder and boolits. Even have a brick of large rifle primers. So off tot he races to start getting MOR ammo built. Things went pretty well. Got about 50 rounds that I had worked on previously fully cleaned and primed… already decapped, trimmed and resized. Did the cleaning in the shaker thing, and primed them. Once those were done, I busted out 50 more brass and went at it.
Was going OK… got about 8-10 done, and oops.
More like oh shit.
It was not coming out, so I gave it a bit of ass on the handle.Not smart. The base of the brass tore off, because the fucking brass itself annealed to the interior of the Sizing die. I tried to unscrew the top, but the pin is the resizing pin, and is buried tight as a tick in there. And the brass itself ain’t moving. Tried almost everything to get it out.
You can see where I tried the vice-grips to either budge it, or ‘spin it’ out.
So… that’s a Ulysses right there. As in Ulysses S. Motherfuckin’ Grant, i.e. $50 to replace
Unless y’all have a good idea on getting this out? The stone bitch is I’m religious in greasing my cases before I size. I had this happen before with my .223 resizer, and had to re-purchase the whole kit, as at the time, single dies were not available.
Now? They are available, both in singles and sets, but OMFG. The cost? I paid like between $35 (on sale) to $50 per set of dies when I started getting into reloading. Now? between the drought and dearth of ANY and ALL reloading supplies, sheeeeeeeeee-it.
Payday is in a week. It’ll have to wait. Besides, I still have the 50 primed and ready for powder and boolits. Not a biggie… just oh, so much of a piss me off. Meh… it is what it is Aye?
So, on other news. Took the Springfield and am getting ready to Camo it up. I know, I know, some folks make a stink over doing stuff like that. Whatever guys… I took ALL the metal off of the stock, and am hitting it with a coat of OD Green first, and following up with my fern-leaf patterned Khaki. Some people get all bent over rattlecan paint… my attitude is it’ll all come off, and in my case, I generally never sell or get rid of my rifles/pistols.
Also, finally in the mail today, I got the suture kit that I ordered off of Ebay for $15. I ordered this thing like a minute ago… Like months ago.
To the point I hit them with a “WTF is my stuff?”… it wasn’t them, it was the Post Orifice.
The same poast orifice that took 2 months to get me my Hexmags. I didn’t go over that now that I think about it. I found from MidWest Supply some 20 round black Hexmags for the AR-10 for $14.00 a piece. Unheard of pricing amiright? So, ordered 4, as the MagPul AR-10 20 rounders are like $30 a shot, and these? I’ve got zero complaints about Hexies.
So, ordered them and then >poof<
Almost 7 weeks to get them here. The tracking number that the Post Orifice gave me tracked them alright… ALL over the fuckin’ hither-and-yon to the Great Beyond I swear. Those Hexies have seen more of the country than me. I mean it was insane… Literally like 9 states, 12 major cities, it was like a Rock Tour going all willy-nilly. Two complaints later and a bunch of nastygrams, and they finally showed. The box looked- like it’d been on tour with a Rock Band. Beat all to hell, but kudos to MidWest Supply… they packed them well enough so’s not to have them damaged.
So, now, I got a buttload of ‘other’ things to get done. More Shipping and Receiving. I’m -only- doing the Big Brown these days… my Poastal Experiences have me a bit kerstonkered. Missing mail, delayed mail, possibly intercepted mail.
Any wonder normies are waking up with this shyttefestivus ongoing?
So, More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter