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  1. Free shipping again this week. Picked up 500 each of 9mm, 10mm, and 45. Does anyone have a tested load for there Xtreme 45 ACP 200 gr CPRN? I fired a test batch with 4.9 gr of Win 231, COAL 1.25 ish out of a Sig P220. They fired but did not eject. I loaded another batch (20 rounds) with 5.1 gr. I won't get a chance to fire them until the 1st or 2nd of August.
  2. I'm stocking up on them myself. I was in a hurry to get some 9mm last week; bought a box of 500 locally and paid a $20.00 markup on them. I'll take five dollar shipping to Alaska all day long. We get hosed when it comes to shipping fee's.
  3. X-Treme bullets is now offering for a limited time, $5.00 flat rate shipping (no limit restrictions). Takes about 8-10 for delivery.
  4. I did the same thing with the AT500 and like you have since added all the other lickies and chewies to it. Wouldn't change a thing. Start with the Dillon 550.
  5. It's like pizza and sex; "even when it's bad, it's still good."
  6. Sounds like a fun night. To bad you left the gun behind. Could have been another one or two hogs down.
  7. Real nice. Wish we had those in Alaska.
  8. MidwayUSA now has these in stock.
  9. I was recently doing my homework before jumping into buying a chronograph; reading reviews, several forums, descriptions,... The one that stands head and shoulders above all the others is the MagnetoSpeed V3. When I do get one, there is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that it will be the MagnetoSpeed V3 based off what I read. User friendly, super easy setup and takedown, compact, no going down range, no frustrations, and every bit as accurate as anything else on the market. There are several forums with posts that praise it up and down for its simplicity yet ability to take accurate readings consistently. Check it out for yourself. http://www.magnetospeed.com/ One of the tests compared data from the V3 along with the Oeler and the superchrono. Great test, great results. The V3 is for me. Cost wise its quite a bit more than what I had intended to spend but I'm still going with it. Of note is that it may have some effects on the POIs. Very, very little though. FishAK
  10. Why we shoot deer in the wild. (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and tried this). I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it. The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there ( a bold one will come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not four feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home. I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back. They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up-- three of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope. The deer just stood there and looked at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold... The deer still just stood and stared at me, but then you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it, it took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope..., and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope. That deer EXPLODED. The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity. A deer-- no Chance. That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals. A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope. I figured that if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual. Despite the gash in my head and several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in. I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back. Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when....I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist. Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and slide off to then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head--almost like a pit bull. They bite HARD and it hurts. The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely several seconds. I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day. Deer will strike at you with there front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp... I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape. This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy. I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and three times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down. Now when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head. I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope ......to sort of even the odds!! All these events are true so help me God... An Educated Farmer
  11. Crazy funny. You can't make this stuff up.
  12. Don't overthink it. Look at some of the pics posted on this site. You will see that they range from very simple to very elaborate. I just built another one for myself. Out grew the old one. I was fortunate to have the ability to use some materials from my old one and some plywood I had laying around originally earmarked for washer and dryer stands. Glad I used it for the reloading bench. The wife will have to continue to stoop down to load (no pun intended) and retrieve laundry. What you have will probably work fine. Like Barron said, make sure it's solid under where your press is going to sit. Have fun but be safe, Fish AK
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