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John Boy

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  1. The best indicator if and when this pandemic is going to correct is keep your eye on the FBI monthly NICS checks.

    I historically watched  numbers increase  and got the credit card out for reloading & powders on the Wish List.

    Didn't have to rush to the scrap yard for lead either.... over 1700 lbs of various alloys, all marked on 6 lb ingots plus plenty of reloads and lubed/naked cast bullets for every firearm in the safes ... shot shells also.  It's pretty boring now not having to cast and reload

    Truthfully, I really feel sorry for those new SASS members and those that didn't forecast this pandemic

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  2. The key to easy shucking of USED spent shot shells, irregardless of rib or smooth hulls is ...  the MEC Size Master ... The sizing station accommodates both high or low brass heads, and the highly accurate "Power-Ring" collet sizer returns every base to factory specifications. An eight-fingered collet squeezes the base back to original dimensions, then opens up quickly to release the shell.

    MEC Sizemaster

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    There has never been a hull that shucks better than the old all plastic hulls made by ACTIV. They are one of the lightest weight hulls around, but..... after they are fired, the crimp pulls back in away from the side of the barrel/forcing cone/chamber... and they simply do NOT stick.... the will drop out every time.

    Snakebite .... line a 100 Cowboys up and say the word ACTIV and 99 will shout ... Say What?

    The "one" will be me .... have about 5 hundred hulls, 20 and 12ga plus the last wads available for sale ... red, yellow and white and the loading data for each.

    They are the only hull I use for waterfowling ... no rusted bases

    Was a sad day when Fiocci bought them out and discontinued making them

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  4. Vista is blowing smoke they need to increase prices ... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vista-outdoor-announces-record-fy21-second-quarter-operating-results-301166959.html 


    Outlook for Fiscal Year 2021 Third Quarter

    "Our focus on e-commerce was well timed and well executed as this channel grew more than 100% during the quarter," said Sudhanshu Priyadarshi, Vista Outdoor Chief Financial Officer. "E-commerce at 22% of YTD sales contributed to the healthy upswing on the EBIT margin to 13.5% as well as superior growth in YTD free cash flow to $190 million. With the balance sheet now in excellent shape, we can move to deploying our capital to further fund our future growth including innovation and select tuck-in acquisitions, like Remington."

    Based on results to date, the current market environment and typical seasonality, Vista Outdoor's outlook for third quarter Fiscal Year 2021, which includes Remington, is as follows:

    • Sales in a range of $510 million to $530 million
    • Earnings per Share in a range of $0.55 to $0.65
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  5. Those primers are the classic worst I have ever seen and definitely are coated with contaminated powder.

    So, IMO, the squib was due solely to a cleaning process that left moisture in the case that contaminated the powder

    If the spent reload primers were removed before the liquid dunking - were perfectly day before putting in the cleaner, the primers would never look like the ones in the pictures.  Ergo, all points to operator’s methodology  

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    Has this drought reached everything and everywhere?

    Out of stock - backlogged - discontinued .... should give you an indication that there is a 'drought'

    This only applies to  new reloaders - casters,  etc and not those that maintained their inventories and bought when there was 'fruit on the trees'

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