Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
One can just make them fast, or you can take some time and maybe, just maybe, they will shoot as good or better than the factory made stuff. Years ago when I got into this as a hobby, the goal was to make ammo that was better than anything you could buy already made up.. Well the factory stuff has gotten pretty good over the years so now, well, at least I can make it a whole lot less expensive. And really, that's a pretty good reason to roll yer own.
Start out with 20 fired cases..
Knock the old primers, resize the cases and look things over close..
Make some repairs...
Now we're ready to make some choices with powder and bullets.
Looks like the bullet choices I have on hand are not really what I'm looking for. These are better choices for the 30-30.
We'll pick up some better choices and continue another day with the 30-06.
I know I have a bunch of 30-30 brass here somewhere...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
It's been hard to get excited about skiing so far this season.. Here we are in the first week of December, in Alaska, and no snow to ski on.
Screen shots from the weather forecast aren't promising either...
It's been awhile since I've had a reloading bench set up, I picked up some lumber and put some pieces together and... There it is.
Did some horse trading on a couple Facebook pages and came up with a sweet little Alaska Guide Gun in 375H&H.. I'm looking forward to working up a nice practice (read light recoil) load and a good moose hunting load.
Monday, December 1, 2014
An afternoon enjoying some target practice with a few different handguns is something I haven't done for quite some time.. You'd think in Alaska a person could just step out the back door and set up a couple targets and have at it.. Well, that may be the case in 99.9 percent of Alaska. But my little corner, although well away from city lights, is still within the city limits of Homer, and discharging a firearm is against the law in about every city I can think of.
So our little range session was well out of any city limits... And they just happen to have an old wood fired sauna out back behind the house.. Sauna time is just one of those things that I really miss since moving here. So last night was a real treat. I'm gonna have to look into building a sauna here, even if I have to make it somewhat portable.