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Reloading Ritual

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

For us in SC we really get 2 seasons, Warm and Cold...

During the warm season we moslty try and get to the beach or any other form of water we can find.  Save up some money and get ready for huntin season.  

Hunting season begins in August here but we really get going Mid September/October when the weather is beautiful.  So what do we load?

We hunt deer here and run 300 blackout, our friends run anthing from 270 to 308, with the occassional 30-06 still going out there in the field.  Why do we run 300?  Its a combination of light weight and compact size using our AR and the fact that we have limited visibility and shorter shots than most places in the country due to woodlands.  Almost everyhting is inside of 200yds and 75% of that is within 100.  Our deer are like grown up dogs with tall legs often around 90-100 for does and 125-150 for Bucks thogh that depends on rut.  We run 110g Barnes, and have many others who run 125g tipped bullets. 

So what we do late August is inventory....

Then we load what we need if we are short, and we slow down on pistol loads because most our time will be spent behinf the rifle.  

When the season ends Jan 1 we go back to pistol loading and spend time at the range enjoying ourselves.  


What do y'all do during a years time?

Reloading Ritual

Posted on August 8, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In South Carolina we only really have 2 seasons, Really Hot and Cold between that there is a few weeks of really amazing outside weather.  

In the hot months we generally shoot pistol and will go to the range a few times on nicer days, but most of the time is spent in the water or in some form of cooling enviornment with 100% humidity our summers are nasty.

Deer season for us opens in August and Runs to Jan 1.  As soon as the tags come in the mail we start to do a few things:

Re-Pack the Hunting Bag

Inventory the Ammo

Hit the range to sight in the Rifle as if a ghost had changed it from the pas season :)  

Then we spend the next few months chasing SC Deer which range from about 90-150# consider then like dogs with long legs.  We run 300 blackout and 110g Barnes, our friends run everything from blackout to 27-, 30-30, 308 and the occassional 30-06.   If we are lucky enohg to get one or two thats great and by then the Christmas season is on us and loading takes a back seat.  

It seems everyone on the planet loads rifle in the winter time. That is when we see the most brass go out, and that is when I enjoy sitting in the reloading room going over the calibers and the years dreams in my head.  

Most of my loading is done in the cool weather.  


What is your ritual?  


Shooting Mixed Rifle Brass

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (4)

Friends don't let friends shoot mixed brass.  Ain't this the truth. We only use LAKE CITY brass for our 300 AAC Blackout brass. Why? Because friends don't let friends shoot mixed headstamps :) But seriously, each brass manufacturer's brass is slightly different in thickness, when you are converting a piece of brass like we do to make Blackout, that hair of thickness, is a WORLD of difference. We have tested every kind of military & commercial brass out there. Lake City beat them all for performance and durability. Why not make mixed headstamp brass? It's cheaper right?! You get what you pay for. Since each brand of brass is a different thickness, the trim length and shoulder setback will vary, giving you very inconsistent results at the range, or the hunt. Not worth missing the shot. Invest in Lake City brass, it's a one and done type of deal if you find it to pick it up and reload over, and over, and over (16 times over is what we are at so far)!! :)



Blackout Processing - Conversion Services

Posted on February 4, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

CONVERSION SERVICES:

 

We offer .223/5.56 to Blackout Conversion Services. We charge $.09 each. They are fully processed (swaged, deprimed, trimmed, and sized, and polished) and we usually have a 2 day turnaround from the day we receive it. We will do any headstamp you like as long as they are boxer primed (TAA,GFL are too thick and do not make good 300 brass, FC military also tends to be thicker depending on your chamber you may need to chamfer the brass, but the commerical FC is ok) All you need to do is mail the brass to us and we take it from there, we bill you based on the finished count when we are done making it, plus shipping back. It's that easy!!!


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