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by Brotherbadger
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1186
Views: 74718

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Woof. It's been a while since I've been on. I just finished my reloading bench(well, the bench part anyways, still need shelves) in my basement and have moved everything in. So much better than being in the unheated garage. Also means I'm going to spend more money because I'll be reloading more ofte...
by Brotherbadger
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

I wonder if having a C&R would also get you a discount for gun parts from Brownell's??? Back in like 2007 when I was gathering parts for my first AR, my buddy had a gunsmithing discount through Brownell's (even though he didn't actually have a legit gunsmithing business). So he got 10% off. Then at...
by Brotherbadger
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

Yep, I still have brass left from my single stage days. I use GI surplus .30 cal ammo cans to store them. I write on the ends of them with a piece of chalk or a printed out label what they contain: ".45 ACP, cleaned, belled, re-primed" "9mm, deprimed" One of these days, I will have to see if they w...
by Brotherbadger
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 84365

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Made a small score today. Found a guy on craigslist selling 70 lbs of clean lead, a melting pot and ladle. I'm just getting into casting(been compiling lead when i find it at a good price), so i figure it's a decent score for $60. I've actually been looking for a longer ladle for smelting, so i thin...
by Brotherbadger
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.
Replies: 15
Views: 1602

Re: Reloading - things I wish I knew before.

This is more for Single Stage guys, but it applies to almost everybody. Keep Brass in various stages of prep. I find it a lot less overwhelming when i have brass available for whatever step i feel like doing that particular day, as opposed to having to do 50 or 100 from scratch all the way up to the...
by Brotherbadger
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Getting into car camping
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Getting into car camping

Sleeping pad-I used to have a Thermarest basecamp, but now I'm torn about replacing it. Do I keep it cheap and small in case I get a rucksack and start backpacking again, go mid-range with another wider pad, or not bother and save that money for a fancy air mattress I'd go either air matrress or wi...
by Brotherbadger
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1186
Views: 74718

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I'm going to guess it was military brass with crimped primer pockets. I've dealt with some of that in the past, but with .30-06 cases. After you get the brass sized and the old primer out, it helps a lot to ream out the primer pocket so you can get the next primer in without fighting it. Yeah, it w...
by Brotherbadger
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1186
Views: 74718

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

My .223 dies arrived on Thursday, so i decided to break into my stash of brass and start prepping. Sized and reamed about 600 pieces of .223/5.56 this weekend. HOLY GOD reaming is tedious. It went by reasonably quickly. Threw the bit into my drill and went to town while watching a Futurama marathon....
by Brotherbadger
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7825
Views: 293205

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I'd go trigger first. The Bushnell TRS-25 is actually a really solid red dot for the money. I also think the trigger will improve your groups quite a bit, and you will be able to spend your range time working on getting used to that trigger. A scope takes seconds to get used to(for me anyways), wher...
by Brotherbadger
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Anybody pick up a good deal on Black Friday?
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Anybody pick up a good deal on Black Friday?

An 16" 300 Blackout barrel(pistol length, cuz i wanna shoot da subs with a can someday) made by AAC w/ a gas block for $129. I wasn't planning on getting it(I'm slow building the upper), but that was too crazy a deal not to pick up.

Got a stripped upper from Primary Arms a few days earlier for $39.
by Brotherbadger
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Revelation Lever Action
Replies: 24
Views: 1924

Re: Revelation Lever Action

Let us know how it goes. I've not heard much about Mossberg's lever line.
by Brotherbadger
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Deer / varmint rifle
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Deer / varmint rifle

7-08 is harder to find than other 7mm cartridges out there(at least around me), but it's not impossible to find. If you have any big box hunting stores around you, you'll be fine. If you reload, you'll be golden. I think the price is ok(not great, not bad either). If you can talk them down a little ...
by Brotherbadger
Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:08 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: FYI: New Firearms Coming to the U.S. Market
Replies: 73
Views: 4593

Re: FYI: New Firearms Coming to the U.S. Market

Look into the new Canik TP9-SA. Just saw a video on it, and i think i might pick one up. MSRP of $399. I think they greatly improved on the TP9. Loaded Chamber indicator, it takes standard Beretta mags, steel sights, ect. I watched 2 reviews on Youtube that both agreed that while Beretta mags will ...
by Brotherbadger
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7825
Views: 293205

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Okay, a while ago I picked up a couple poly lowers cheap. Obviously, they're not going to be as durable as alloy lowers, but for occasional use 5.56 range toy, would I be better off with or without a buttstock? I'm debating between the support provided by my shoulder to hold the buffer tube forward...
by Brotherbadger
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Built or bought: AR rifle in late 2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2209

Re: Built or bought: AR rifle in late 2014

So at work the other night, I pieced together some parts kits from online to see roughly what I would be paying in comparison to a new rifle... at today's prices, of course: Here are my potential builds: Spikes stripped lower + FFL transfer fee = $130 Magpul PTAC lower kit from PSA = $130 PSA premi...
by Brotherbadger
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Importance of a sling on a rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 3559

Re: Importance of a sling on a rifle

I'm bumping this thread because I was looking for a new sling and notice Ares Armour has their Husky sling on sale (as of right now). http://aresarmor.com/store/Item/aahuskey2pt If you need a sling, it's a decent one. Your long-arms should have a sling. I'm a huge fan of this sling. Lots of guys he...
by Brotherbadger
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 70299

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

Would 40 bucks be too much for an Anderson Manufacturing AR-15 stripped lower ? I ask because AIM Surplus has some right now for about that and I'm not sure if the maker is good or why the lowers are 40 bucks. If I recall...most lowers are the same...if its 40 bucks...buy three lol Dammit chimp now...
by Brotherbadger
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: solar usb chargers
Replies: 38
Views: 3378

Re: solar usb chargers

On the general topic of portable power generation: The original post was really about power needs for a get home bag. Some of you are very much into the idea of having power generation for longer trips (2-6 days). This has lead many of you to solar power generators. I would strongly suggest some of...
by Brotherbadger
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 70299

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

Hey for those of Y'all who order the 13 pack of PMAGs from BOTACH, how long did it take them to ship from when you pressed submit order? About 24 hours. I ordered midday of the 26th, and received a tracking number on the 27th. Should I be worried its been 3-4 days? Checked my bank and CC...nothing ...
by Brotherbadger
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 25335

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

I guess A-Q is tired of playing 2nd fiddle. Al-Qaida: IS Should Rejoin Group and Fight West: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/analysts-al-qaida-offers-olive-branch-26533052 "U.S. intelligence analysts are closely watching al-Qaida's overtures to the renegade Islamic State to reunite and fig...
by Brotherbadger
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 70299

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

0122358 wrote:Hey for those of Y'all who order the 13 pack of PMAGs from BOTACH, how long did it take them to ship from when you pressed submit order?
About 24 hours. I ordered midday of the 26th, and received a tracking number on the 27th.
by Brotherbadger
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition stockpiling: questions re: quality and quantity
Replies: 150
Views: 6883

Re: Ammunition stockpiling: questions re: quality and quant

1000 rnds of steel is Not too hard to do at the moment. http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=1652&name=WPA+(WOLF)+.223+55grn+FMJ There might be other deals going on right now too with other companies. Slightly cheaper here, but shipping might even things out. http://www.sgammo.com/product...
by Brotherbadger
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .22lr bubble?
Replies: 62
Views: 2999

Re: .22lr bubble?

I'd been buying it by the 500 (wolf) shipping was $15 and at $120 or whatever I could talk myself into it easier than I used to talk myself into ~250 with shipping. I end up buying more often. I know it isn't any different. I'm waiting for black friday. I have to imagine ammo will be stupid cheap(w...
by Brotherbadger
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .22lr bubble?
Replies: 62
Views: 2999

Re: .22lr bubble?

I am envious of you guys that can walk past thousands of rounds of 22LR on the shelf. It's still not common at all here. I did stop at a small gun store last week and he had one box of 100 and one box of 50 and a few ziplock bags of 50 that he must have made out of a brick or bucket. I bought the 1...

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