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  •  actually, though I've never heard it described (1+ / 0-)
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    that way, it's a darn good explanation.

    It is artisanal ammo in reality.  It is small batch, highly controlled, and very precisely measured to be perfect for the firearm it's made for. to give you an idea of how precise, smokeless powder is loaded by weight and it's weighed in grains....there are 7000 grains in a pound and a load is weighed to the tenth of a grain, measurements are in thousandths of an inch.

    every gun is a slightly different proposition,  even 2 of the same make and caliber can shoot very differently with the same ammo.

    It is fun getting accused of giving someone factory ammo when you made it yourself...I had to have a buddy vouch for one box as the cat just wouldn't believe they were my own projectiles and reloads until the buddy who saw me working on them backed me up.....

    I have always made and fixed things...since I blew out my back one too many times, my favorite, cars, are now off limits so I had to refocus on something smaller and lighter and that doesn't require overhead work or bending over constantly.

    It is very satisfying to use things you made yourself imo....I actually prefer the reloading to the shooting....I catch myself on occasion going to the range to free up some brass just so I can try a different load recipe or a new powder or something....that's when you know you have the reloading bug.......

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 01:27:30 PM PDT

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    •  Your a craftsman (2+ / 0-)

      We used to ride motorcycles, and did most of the maintenance ourselves. Then I noticed that each project was an excuse to buy more tools. ;) It's very satisfying, but takes space and yes, a strong, injury free back.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 01:41:32 PM PDT

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    •  I do appreciate the fine tolerances (2+ / 0-)

      To understand taggants, I had looked into what's involved in reloading, and will count on your expertise in the future, when I have questions about bullet construction.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 01:43:43 PM PDT

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