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Old 01-10-2020, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mdellis49 View Post
Frank and I would cast bullets and then load ammo every night during the week on a single stage press. By weeks end we would each have a 2lb coffee can filled with loaded ammo. On Saturday it would be off to the Sierra foothills. Spend the day shooting all the ammo at targets of opportunity. A small rock or an empty shotgun shell became a rattle snakes head. If I close my eyes and concentrate I can smell the aroma of burnt powder and Javelina bullet lube. Great days
Sounds like similar times as my best friend and I. We would cast for a week or two, then load ammo on my then-new Dillon RL450. Almost every weekend we would go 4-wheeling in the boonies with a husband and wife that we used to camp all weekend with and shoot targets of opportunity - tree stumps, soda cans, shotgun hulls, etc. We would catch catfish and cook them in the coals in aluminum foil; great times indeed. BTW, Javelina was one of my favorite bullet lubes.
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