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Trench Humor / Cleaing
« Last post by Nemo on Today at 01:00:34 PM »
Be careful cleaning your gun also.

Nemo


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General Discussion / Re: "Component Grade" .308
« Last post by grizz on Today at 11:28:43 AM »
I'v seen first hand what happens when old ammo blows up in a rifle and both of us were VERY lucky to walk away with nothing more than scratches on the face and hands.

Pull the bullets, soak the brass/primers in IPA or water for a few days in order to deactivate the primers and then toss them in the trash.

Better safe than sorry
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General Discussion / Re: "Component Grade" .308
« Last post by Jackalope on September 21, 2018, 04:22:22 PM »
    Boy, I don't know if it would be worth the effort or not.  They're telling you up front that some of the cartridge won't be usable, and they're saying that the cases are tarnished, so you know you'll be cleaning cases, and de-priming. They also mention that the bullet weight is going to vary too, so you'll need to weigh individual bullets.  It sounds like a lot of work.

     Personally, I do buy once fired cartridges, in fact here's some .308: https://www.oncefiredbrass.com/federal308winf-c.aspx  I have used this particular vendor, and the brass comes already deprimed and tumbled clean.  It's an inexpensive way to acquire a lot of brass that's ready to load.  It's the best way to go if you're re-loading the .50 BMG.  There's lots of businesse selling once fired brass.
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General Discussion / Re: "Component Grade" .308
« Last post by Nemo on September 21, 2018, 03:33:36 PM »
I am not sure I would try just a tumble of the loaded shells unless I went with the fairly clean ones to start with.  The real dirty ones I would look at as possibly salvageable parts.

Pull the bullets and discard the powder.  Those will give you a reasonable return on cost to start from there.

Deprime it with universal deprimer so no sizing attempt issue, tumble it and inspect the hail out it.  Lube it, size it and inspect the double hail out again.  Try a first random pick of 10% with 10% under powder load and see how they react.


Nemo
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General Discussion / Re: What have you done to prep today?
« Last post by Deathstyle on September 21, 2018, 01:49:41 PM »
Trying to save money but came across a deal I couldn't pass up.

Got a brand new North American Rescue WALK Kit. S&H pushed the price just over $200.


Plan to keep it in a vehicle when I go camping and will definitely be a much appreciated tool when I finally ditch the city to live in the country.
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General Discussion / "Component Grade" .308
« Last post by Grudgie on September 21, 2018, 01:11:52 PM »
I came across this rough looking .308 ammo for cheap. What do you guys recon, would it be all right to shoot after throwing it in the tumbler with some cork?

https://www.centerfiresystems.com/p-61457-component-grade-308win-1980s-production-100rd-pack.aspx
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General Discussion / Re: Deep State Is Real
« Last post by grizz on September 21, 2018, 01:00:40 PM »
scary stuff
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General Discussion / Re: AmRRON
« Last post by JohnyMac on September 21, 2018, 08:34:40 AM »
Yeah Kbop me too, "i have more questions than opinion".

I will try to sit down for an hour or two and try to vet them.

@ zeerf: Are you going to NCScouts Advanced RTO class at the end of October?
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General Discussion / Re: AmRRON
« Last post by Kbop on September 20, 2018, 09:40:39 PM »
I'm not a member, but i like the idea of the CH3 project- simple.
JM, did TAPRN and AmRRON merge?
what makes it significantly different than ARES or REACT?
i have more questions than opinion :)
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General Discussion / Re: AmRRON
« Last post by zeerf on September 20, 2018, 09:29:53 AM »
I am a fan, admittedly I have not been as active as I like. The SOI they put out is generic enough as something to fall back onto however any group relying only on this should spend some time doing more training and maybe taking https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/ training.

I have no first hand experience with most of the folks, I know a few that are also members. I also try to keep up with the Radio Free redoubt podcast as time allows. I can not say I agree 100% with everything but feel overall good about supporting/promoting them unless I hear otherwise.
 
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