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John E. Law

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  • Birthday 05/22/1969

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  1. Years back we did an analysis of cost on shotgun loading and found it was about even at that time as buying a box. I loaded only for the benefit of being able to custom load my rounds for CAS. Now I am still loading supplies that I bought years ago, but I have been resupplying when things come in stock. Hulls are .12 shipped per 100(Precision Reloading). Red Dot just cost me $35 a pound shipped (Brownell's), Primers are $100 per 1000 shipped (Ballistic Advantage), Wads are $35 per 1000 shipped (Precision Reloading), and shot is $50 per 25# bag shipped (Shooting Fox). So roughly figured and rounded loading a hull using the prices above and this load: Cheddite primer, Gun Club hull, Claybuster Lightning wad, 18 grains of Red Dot powder, and 7/8th ounce #8 shot. Hull .12 Primer .11 Powder .09 Wad .03 Shot .11 Total .46 per shell Or $11.50 per box That DOES NOT include the cost of the equipment to load shotgun. A Lee Load-All is $75. A Hydraulic Spolar is $4000 It also doesn't take into consideration labor, or reusing hulls and/or getting them free, bulk shipping ect. but you get the point. So, cost wise it still doesn't really save you anything over a factory box, but it does allow you to stay in the game if you have the components while it still allows the custom load. JEL
  2. IMO If this is for a cowboy action side match rifle then I would not go with the scope. For me the field of view is so small it slows me way down. I would go with a MVA mid range soule and a globe front sight. Find a competent gunsmith who can work the stock and get the sight mounted properly and you'll never know. They are fast target acquisition, accurate, and SUPER cool sights. Also, shooting just CAS side matches I think the 45-70 is overkill. It's more expensive to shoot and beats you up especially if the match allows best time-unlimited tries (which I prefer). The 38-55 is a very accurate, mild recoiling rifle that is perfect for this game. Mine is a laser out to 300 yards and it'll hold its own out to 600 yards. I haven't shot it any farther than that. I also have a Marlin 1893 in 38-55 that's the same way with accuracy. It's one of my favorite rounds to shoot and load. Now if you're intentions are BPCR and going in that sort of direction then others on here may be able to advise further. JEL
  3. It was The Challenge 1970 starting Darren McGavin. JEL
  4. Anything that I hunt and kill. I can clean and dress game I just don't like doing it. I love eating venison and small hogs. Just don't like skinning then. Probably why I don't hunt anymore. I'll kill a hog if it's on the property but now I'll just cut out the backstrap and ham hocks, leave the rest for the buzzards, then bury it with the tractor when they're done. If I get a bug up my butt for some deer chili then I'll suck it up and do it.... but I'm hating it the entire time. JEL
  5. This is a 1995 Marine recruitment video shot at Parris Island. Fast forward through the video to 28:30, IMO it's 1995 boring. There you will find my friend, co-worker, and a True American Hero, Gordon "Lou" Gregory. He is a Silver Star and dual Bronze Star recipient. Back Story: When they were filming this video they wanted a certain DI who was force recon, who they had only heard about through his accolades, do the bit at the end of this video. At the time Lou was out training the new incoming DIs on some multi day march. He arrived back just as the film crew was getting packed up and leave. They asked him if he could give a "real Marine world speech" to "discourage any undesirable recruits" from signing up. The only caveat was that he could not swear. He said yes and they asked how long would he need to prepare. He said let's do it right now. If you look the sweat bands from his pack are still clearly on his chest. It is so funny to see my 60 year old friend in his prime like this. Lou did 25 years and retired then went into the private sector with Blackwater and Triple Canopy for several years until he retired again and now works for my agency as our armorer. Lou is battling health issues right now. He has a bacteria in his lungs that has been resistant to IV antibiotics 5 times a day for the past 2 months . After years of parachuting straight into scuba diving combined with who knows what he's breathed in over his 30+year military career, most of which was spent in the middle east, there is no telling how much damage to his lungs was already there. He has had slow improvement, but if it doesn't get any better they're going to have to remove part of his lung and forced retirement. I pray for him daily, because he is truly an awesome guy. Hope y'all like this....I did! JEL Thank you for you service Rod. Welcome Home! God Bless You! JEL
  6. Just wanted to post that I got my new super sizer and it works fantastic! Couple that with the Slix crimp tool and the hulls just fall out. The hulls coming out of the Lee Load-all were inconsistent at best having 6 of 10 not case gauging correctly. Run them through the MEC and the Slix and they slide in and out freely. The MEC even tightened the crimp up on hulls done with the Spolar. Thanks for all of the info, especially Sadalia Dave. His comment is the reason I went ahead and bought one. JEL
  7. Was there anything left of the original piece?? JEL
  8. After a few years off I think my Cracker Crew membership has expired. I'm signed up and still not showing so I hope more of the CC are signed up than the list shows. I look forward to seeing pards we haven't seen in awhile. JEL
  9. I've built several with that new frontier side charge upper. IMO that makes the PCC. And for those looking these are phenomenal prices for what Slick is selling here. That stripped upper alone is $275. Good luck with the sale. JEL
  10. Olivia Newton-John passed away today. What a beautiful lady. RIP. Many fond movie memories JEL
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