Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Home, and Getting the Homestead in Order

Pretty Maids all in a Row
Oh, oh oh, oh......

The Eagles - from the album "When Hell Freezes Over"

31 comments:

  1. MMmmmmm... shiney :)

    I made my birthday wishlist, with some of the Lee starter kit stuff you blogged about a while back, and distributed it to interested parties. With a little luck I should join the ranks of the handloaders by fall.

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  2. Neat picture, and Eagles lyrics too!

    Have fun with your new press.

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  3. I was never much for cookie cutter women, but I prefer it in my cartridges.

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  4. Glad you made it back - and I like your new header, too.

    Colt Dragoon, I believe? My Walker didn't have the latch at the leading edge of the loading lever.

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  5. Isn't that funny. That's what I say when I look over my loading block full of shiny brass.

    Oh, but the wooden loading block. Up until now I wasn't aware that one could hand load in style. (Is that mahogany? :-)

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  6. Nice job setting the crimp. It looks nearly perfect with just a bit of taper.

    Excellent writing as usual below and I like the new picture on the headliner.

    Keep up the great work.

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  8. Nice looking family that you have!

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  9. OK, do we need to come over and waterboard you to find out where you got the primers? :P

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  10. Sorry; dumb question. Resolution set too high on the monitor. It looks like a Navy model, and it's still a great photo.

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  11. The primers came from a little "out of the way" small little gun shop off the beaten path.

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  12. Beautiful Lady, you never fail me.

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  13. Brigid;

    You are now hooked on re-loading. It's a good thing.

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  14. Paul, it's an Army model. The Navy has an exposed ramrod all the way to the cylinder. (I love my black powder pistols. Have even carried one as a carry piece, much to the chagrin of my buddies.)

    -Puck

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  15. Ammo for life in the fast lane ... how does it group and chrono out?

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  16. Also, that's a slick '62 Police you have there. IMHO, it is the most graceful looking Colt revolver, new or old. The rare, fluted-cylinder 1860 Army and the '61 Navy comes close.

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  17. That's a very good press, just as good as the green, yellow and blue ones. (I have a "green" one set up for .223.)

    You'll discover that the more you reload, the more you'll shoot. I would strongly suggest you get a balance scale. Lee has one that is inexpensive. I have one and used it quite a bit. For rifles, however, you'll need one that will measure larger weights. The basic Lee scale doesn't go high enough.

    Next, you'll want to install a Dillon SDB, one for each pistol caliber you own!

    BTW, very nice header graphic. Makes me want to get into black powder. Maybe a nice Colt Navy...

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  18. I see that while you are shall I say "cost conservative" on equipment, you don't skimp on the components.

    Those look like some nice Hornady XTP 230 grain JHP from where I'm sitting. I prefer Hornady over everything else for handgun bullets.

    The Eagles have made some excellent music over the years. I had the pleasure of meeting and partying with Glenn Frey and Don Henley back in the 70s. They were pretty good folks.

    I met Joe Walsh once too. He's fun but he was batshit crazy back in those days.

    Joe

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  19. thats some fine shootin'!!

    http://elmtreeforging.blogspot.com/

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  20. "Things to remember, places to go, pretty maids all in a row..."

    Greatness. Joe Walsh isn't the best singer on the planet, but he nails that song, even in concert today....

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  21. Federal primers are $70/1000 here in NZ.

    I have seen them going for up to $90

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  22. Hi Brigid

    Firstly Nice Picture on your Blog.
    My First time seeing your blog Tonight, seems to me that you love the good life, good food ,looks as though your a great cook too and I bet you like a Good Drink too do you like a good malt whisky with good friends say a Wee LAGAVULIN, ARDBEG, CAOL-LLA, TALISKER, OR ROYAL LOCHNAGAR a wee sip and just love a good old time in front of a log fire, and reminisce about times a old and friends a past!
    Or is it a glass of smooth cool wine and a small snack.
    I'm very interested in the way that you like the hunting and country life and the open air, Me too, I too reload and shoot,I also Fish, I reload all sorts of different calibers from .17 up to .338 Lapua mag, I see that you have a love for dogs and animals, I have only one or two now, 2 Jack-Russel's , and 2 Springer Spaniels used to have 6 Labradors.
    Just got a new reloading press Myself recently the Redding Turret and a new Redding 2400 case Trimmer they just sits nice with my two other Presses the Lee Challeger's Oh forgot to say I shoot .17 .222.223.22-250.243.270.308.7mmRem mag.300win and 338Lapua I used to shoot hand guns but they are now band after Dunblane over here.
    Do you like off roading , do you like four wheel drives, I have a long wheel base Nissan patrol 4.2 Petrol with LPG added she will go most anywhere.
    Well that's me for now have fun with your new press and take care! make sure you get a good powder measure or powder scales, don't overload! Remember Take care.
    Sorry but I don't Know how to put
    Pictures on your Blog ! for now.
    So for now all I will say is make those barrels smoke Girl
    Yes as someone else said a beautiful Lady, God Bless and good night, Bridgid, Wish I new where you were ? or are.

    Enough for now.

    Just what I've been looking for for YEARS, Man.

    Regards
    Steve

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  23. Hi Brigid
    My First time seeing your blog Tonight, seems to me that you love the good life, good food , and a Good Drink do you like a good malt whisky with good friends say a Wee LAGAVULIN, ARDBEG, CAOL-LLA, TALISKER, OR ROYAL LOCHNAGAR a wee sip and just love a good old time in front of a log fire, and reminisce about times a old and friends a past!
    I'm very interested in the way that you like the hunting and country life, Me too, I too reload and shoot,I also Fish, I reload all sorts of different calibers from .17 up to .7mm Rem mag, I see that you have a love for dogs, I have only one or two now, 2 Jack-Russel's , and 2 Springer Spaniels used to have 6 Labradors.
    Just got a new reloading press Myself recently the Redding Turret and a new Redding 2400 case Trimmer they just sits nice with my two other Presses the Lee Challeger's Oh forgot to say I shoot .17 .222.223.22-250.243.270.308.7mmRem mag.300win and 338Lapua I used to shoot hand guns but they are now band after Dunblane over here.
    Do you like off roading , do you like four wheel drives, I have a long wheel base Nissan patrol 4.2 Petrol with LPG added she will go most anywhere.
    Well that's me for now have fun with your new press and take care! make sure you get a good powder measure or powder scales, don't overload! Remember Take care.
    Sorry but I don't Know how to put
    Pictures on your Blog ! for now.
    So for now all I will say is make those barrels smoke Girl
    Yes as someone else said a beautiful Lady, God Bless and good night, Bridgid, Wish I new where you were ?

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  24. Hi again Bridgid

    Note only a little Alcohol a day ?
    Sorry I didn't realize that you had Celtic roots with your beautiful red hair Ruadh gu brath , Red Heads Forever ! nice touch very very nice.

    Your food as well as your stile and grace look fantastic.

    Stay safe keep well and load carefully !

    I like your friends Pendants ask him to make some from rifle cases next

    Regards
    Steve

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