• February 4, 2015 at 11:58 pm
    Wayne M

    Heh… I wonder what Skye would say if she knew what Zed and the girls were recycling…

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:11 am
    David E

    But I like reloading 9mm…now have them do some casting… 😀

    • February 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm
      B Woodman

      Only with masks and proper ventilation

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:16 am
    John M

    I mighta known…

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:17 am
    B Woodman

    Hahahahahahaa. I’ll bet Zed uses recycled lead tire balance weights for his hard cast boolits. GREAT way to recycle and keep lead out of the environment (temporarily).

    And Skye would absolutely hit the roof. Now THERE’S a sight I would pay good money to see. Drag up the chair, bring out the popcorn, pop open the brewski, light the cigar, sit back, and watch the fireworks.

    Maybe. . . . . just. . . . maybe. . . Skye would get so mad, she’d leave. Now THERE’S a happy thought.

    • February 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      If Skye left knowing what Zed was doing, she’d bring in the authorities. By her lights, teaching kids handle guns is massive child endangerment if not abuse.

      I’m waiting for when grandma and the babies show up. Politics is one thing, but Skye’s attitude (or lack of one) towards her children is appalling. I can’t think of any mom (regardless of politics) I know who could bear to be parted from her babies for even a few hours, yet Skye leaves her kids behind for days or weeks without a care.

      Grandma almost-certainly will have a few choice words about that.

      • February 5, 2015 at 3:07 pm
        Chris Muir


  • February 5, 2015 at 12:17 am

    “Good reload, Mari. Do five more.”

    wonderful life lesson. the reward for a job well done is to be thrown right back in the fire.

    • February 5, 2015 at 6:10 am
      Bill G

      “No good deed is left unpunished.”

    • February 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm
      Daniel in Brookline

      No, the reward for a job well done is to become expert at it, by doing the job well repeatedly. Zed understands.

    • February 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      “The reward for a job well done is a harder job next time”
      Ivan Vorpatril, “A Civil Campaign”.

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:26 am
    Natty Bumppo

    “Aww, Dad. 9mm’s boring.”

    That is music to the ears of this father of two daughters!

    • February 5, 2015 at 12:43 am
      Wayne M

      I hear that, Natty Bumppo… Only one daughter but she’s as loud as two!

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:27 am
    Captain Ned

    Balance weights? Check. About 500 pounds in Dad’s garage, cast in Mom’s best cupcake pan (she was not happy about that appropriation). A full “cupcake” is about 2 pounds. Spent way too much time over a hibachi grill (and Mom’s old hose-based hair dryer) helping with that project.

    Mari needs to understand that straight-wall pistol loads are easy. I sure got bored churning out .45 ACP for Dad and that was on a single-stage press and old-fashioned batch processing, 50 at a time for each step.

    • February 5, 2015 at 8:53 am

      I’ve had the basic “rock crusher” for many years. A friend of a friend passed and asked him to take care of some his stuff. “Hey can you use and entire “rock crusher” setup? I think it’s reloading stuff. New in the box. ” My grandson is now into shooting. Nice entry present huh?

      • February 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

        Is that anything like the “Rock Chucker” that RCBS sells?

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Get the kid a Dillon.

    • February 5, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Better to start them out on the slow, one-at-a-time single stage press. It teaches them to take care with what they’re doing.

    • February 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm
      Phil Cooper

      Start them on a Lee single-stage. Cheap, accurate, and teaches them to focus on one step at a time.

    • February 5, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Dienkes is right – Zed’s multi-stage press is the wrong color. It ought to be blue like mine. And, please, let it be the only progressive thing in his life!

      Hey Chris, you think Dillon needs a new cover model for the Blue Press?

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Another zig instead of a zag.

  • February 5, 2015 at 1:16 am

    “Aww, Dad. 9mm’s boring.”

    No, honey. 9mm is .45 ACP on “stun.”

  • February 5, 2015 at 1:22 am
    J Sterling Price

    I agree with Mari. If she’d started with .38 Special, she’d have had crimp to consider, and thus case length, and thus the normal distribution of case length. Lotsa fun.

  • February 5, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Outstanding educational material! Work them up to bottlenecks and all the details involved.

  • February 5, 2015 at 2:38 am
    Kevin M

    You have no idea how much reloading I did for my Dad. 12 gauge. (1971 Vermont Trapshooting champion handicapped division). Hercules Red Dot shotgun. Wow. Did I ever get into trouble with that shit. I ordered a Mark 2 pineapple grenade from The Shotgun News and blew it open in my Mom’s garden. I had to sleep in the woods for a week before the cops stopped asking questions about the French Canadian couple next door.

    I actually liked them, too.l

  • February 5, 2015 at 4:22 am
    Pete Z.

    Invest in rare metals…. Buy brass and lead !

    • February 5, 2015 at 7:07 am
      B Woodman

      And copper.

  • February 5, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Load .50 cal.

  • February 5, 2015 at 5:05 am

    125’s or 147’s?

  • February 5, 2015 at 5:25 am
    Boobie the Rocket Dog

    Oh, yesssssss. Goodun!

  • February 5, 2015 at 5:58 am

    HAHAHAHAH! 9mm IS boring!

  • February 5, 2015 at 6:11 am
    Bill G

    Excellent practical knowledge. Unlike anything Skye would approve of.

  • February 5, 2015 at 6:43 am

    You guys should quit dissing Skye. Remember, she has a pistol to feed too, and a CCW.

    • February 5, 2015 at 8:58 am
      Unca Walt

      Good point. Skye is fields ahead of other “womyn”.

    • February 5, 2015 at 10:38 am
      B Woodman

      Skye, at one time, may have gotten a CCW, and bought (or more likely, been given) a pistol.
      BUT, given her actions up to now, there is no sign that she still has either one. Or that she WANTS either one.
      Soooo. . . count that time as a momentary aberration, a need of the moment, NOT a commitment to personal freedoms.
      Skye is still Skye, a womyn’s womyn, a Libtard’s Libtard, a committed socialist and “progressive” (regressive). As useful as teats on a boarhog. She is a shining example of what NOT to do.

  • February 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    9 mm is boring…

    Boring is hand cleaning and polishing the brass.

    • February 5, 2015 at 10:30 am
      John Egbert

      Also hand priming . . .

  • February 5, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Hey Zed, you need a babysitter? I’ve got a couple hundred rounds of .338 Lapua Magnum I could use help on lol

  • February 5, 2015 at 10:58 am
    derfel cadarn

    This is the kind of recycling I can live with

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm
    Hungry Joe

    “Pezonovonti….a real .90 caliber.”

  • February 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    What the Greenies don’t seem to understand is that we hunters/shooters were into the good stuff- recycling, nature management and preservation, the whole green bag- long before it became a PC “cause”.
    The big difference is that when we addressed a problem, we cared about logic and results.
    When they address a problem, they care about feelings and intentions.

    • February 5, 2015 at 6:50 pm
      Captain Ned

      Show me a seasoned hunter/shooter that doesn’t police their brass.

  • February 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Seems like with a place that big and lots of moving varmints, 50 BMG to feed the Barrett would be time well spent. Next lesson can be sighting in and calculations for shots over a mile. Great math lesson……

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