Whatcha got planned this weekend gun wise? Devoting my time to catching up on ammo

timctimc Senior MemberPosts: 6,288 Senior Member
Finally have a weekend with nothing special to do! I am going to spend moost of my goof off time loading ammo. I am way behind on .308 but I do have plenty of bullets and powder so I plan on putting out 500-600 rounds this weekend of .308 and maybe a few hundred 6.5 grendel. I just hate it when I get this far behind but I sure had fun unloading all that brass! I'm also going to order some .303 dies so I can start working up some loads for the new (to me) Enfield MK4 since I plan on doing a little hunting with the old girl this year.
Anyone have an suggestions for a hunting bullet and powder for .303 British?
timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 19,068 Senior Member
    Prepping .338-06 brass.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,071 Senior Member
    I need to clean guns. Last weekend, I ran about 700 rounds through the AK and AK pistol, about 300 through the AR, 80 rounds through the AR-10, and about 300 through the CZ-75. the guns are filthy, and I just don't want to do do it.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,637 Senior Member
    I've got four rifles ( 2 Sharps, 1 High Wall and a .223 bolt gun) to zero and some coyotes to kill....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,288 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    I need to clean guns. Last weekend, I ran about 700 rounds through the AK and AK pistol, about 300 through the AR, 80 rounds through the AR-10, and about 300 through the CZ-75. the guns are filthy, and I just don't want to do do it.

    I'm usually pretty religous about cleaning after a day at the range but there are times I get lazy and blow it off for a while. What I really hate is getting ready to go to the range and realizing I forgot to clean my guns last time out, then I have to clean them before I go and when I get back.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,617 Senior Member
    Packing for elk hunk.
    WWJMBD?

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,073 Senior Member
    Watching my kids load their own 4570 ammo for the upcoming deer hunt.
    And loading up some 223 ammo for my hunt.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 6,586 Senior Member
    Went to the local gun show today. Talked to one vender who was a WWII vet, B-17 air crew. He had his original high altitude flight mits, said he used them after the war when he rode his Harley in cold weather. Also had an 1884 Springfield, 45/70, he thinks is unfired!! One of the last ones built in 1889.
    Picked up an original bayonet for my Type 99 Arisaka, not much else tempted me. This show is pretty small and it's always the same venders with Taurus', Hi Points, and Jiemeniz's, not much quality, and what good stuff there is, is pricey $$$!!

    I've been using 4064 and 3031 to load for the .303. Haven't loaded any hunting stuff, only 174 FMJ
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,365 Senior Member
    gun show Sunday with a moderator

    I Probably won't get much.......although I do get easily tempted
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,288 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    I've been using 4064 and 3031 to load for the .303. Haven't loaded any hunting stuff, only 174 FMJ

    I ordered some of the Hornady 174 grain round nose interlock bullets, Miswayusa had some good reviews posted on them. I'll see how they work and go from there, now I have to figure out powder. 4064 sounds pretty good, I am looking to stay more with what I have but if I need to add a new powder to my pile I will.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Hit a few gunshops today , and a flea market where gunstuff turns up quite often. Got 12 full boxes of Federal once fired .38 Special brass for $1 each and 2 old (70s?) but nice Browning pistol rugs for $4ea.
    "There are no victims , only volunteers!"
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 947 Senior Member
    Went with a friend to the Ohio guncollectors meeting in Cleveland today. Left with nothing but a hot dog in my belly but there sure were a bunch of temptations up there. I thought about getting the wife a Civil War sabre for Christmas but I didn't think she'd see the humor in it.

    Denny
    Participating in a gun buy back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.... Clint Eastwood
  • avmechavmech Senior Member Posts: 844 Senior Member
    Reworked the stock on my Ruger 77 with tang safety after installing a Timney trigger
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  • dbrowndbrown Member Posts: 45 Member
    Sighting in a ##^ -3030 with afriend and my 7400-243. USPSA match friday night, think I'll shoot the XD for a change.
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    I've been working on my stock and trigger inbetween other stuff. Think it's time for some trigger therapy and check out some new ammo for the 10mm tomorrow.....kinda thinking of taking the SKS for sight-in.

    Don't really like making plans......Mr. Murphy has had a knack for interruption.....better to play by ear and give an AAR. :tooth:
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,403 Senior Member
    Weatherby wrote: »
    gun show Sunday with a moderator

    I Probably won't get much.......although I do get easily tempted
    10:00 am tomorrow!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • RiflemannRiflemann Member Posts: 269 Member
    I just finished reloading 50 rounds each of 30-06 and 444marlin for the start of deer hunting in Minnesota and North Dakota the next 2 weekends. We should be good to go and get some meat in the frezzer in the next 3 weekends between the 5 of us. Good Luck everyone this deer season,----Riflemann
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,288 Senior Member
    Well that's it I quit for the weekend. I prepped and loaded 250 rounds of hunting ammo for the DPMS AP4 .308, 200 rounds for my Remington 700 .308, 200 rounds for the FN PBR, .308, 125 rounds of .50 beowulf and prepped the empty 6.5 Grendel brass I have. I'll hit some more wednesday finishing up the Grendel ammo and starting on 30.06. Going to have to make a powder run pretty quick.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • rallykidrallykid Senior Member Posts: 657 Senior Member
    Just did some inventory to figure out what I need to restock. Too g to be ordering a few more mags soon and a few thousand rounds more of 7.62x39 and 9mm.
    No, I do not have a pink fuzzy bunny fetish but apparently my Facebook hacking wife does.
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    If you're talking THIS weekend, Nothing. I just pulled in from Galveston. Going to catch a nap and maybe go floundering. But next weekend it's another story. I'm going to go blast me a deer and maybe a hog, whatever's legal and sticks it's head out. Planning on using my .257 Roberts AI. It hasn't been blooded yet. I killed a hog with the .250 Savage back in May, so now to try out the .257. Then I want to kill something with my 30-30 with the Leverrevolution Bullets. I also want to try out my .223 and 22-250 with some of my bigger bullets. I also have two new to me Magnums, a 7 Rem. Savage 110, and a .300 WBY in a Mark V Lazer Mark. But I'm starting out slow.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Nothing special, News said weather was going to turn crappy this weekend, I will wait and see. If I do anything I need to inventory guns and ammo,clean some guns, check cleaning supplies.
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Here I sit drinking some of my favorite brew, Columbian Coffee with a scoop of Texas Pecan Coffee in it, thinking about this coming weekend. I still need one more range trip to make sure everything is good to go. I'm going to take my oldest grandson out and let him get ready. I can't take him opening weekend, but after all the paying lease partners have gotten a crack at a deer, I'm taking him out with me and letting him shoot one of my alloted 4 deer. We went last year on a state hunt but it was his first time. he's got another years age now and I think he'll be able to connect. Anyway, this time of year is good. It's by far my favorite time. Fall, football, Hunting, Fishing, it's all good this time of the year.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Went to the local gun show today. Talked to one vender who was a WWII vet, B-17 air crew. He had his original high altitude flight mits, said he used them after the war when he rode his Harley in cold weather. Also had an 1884 Springfield, 45/70, he thinks is unfired!! One of the last ones built in 1889.
    Picked up an original bayonet for my Type 99 Arisaka, not much else tempted me. This show is pretty small and it's always the same venders with Taurus', Hi Points, and Jiemeniz's, not much quality, and what good stuff there is, is pricey $$$!!

    I've been using 4064 and 3031 to load for the .303. Haven't loaded any hunting stuff, only 174 FMJ

    Oh man Big Al, I love the B-17. I always wanted to go for a ride in one, but never did. Also, I saw Fifi, the last flying B-29 back about 20 years ago when the Confederate Air Show was still held at Harlingen. Paul Tibbitts flew it and when he landed and got out for autographs I met him and shook his hand. My dad was right behind me and I told Tibbitts that "This guy might not have survived to father me if you hadn't dropped that bomb!" I told him he was my hero for that. I think he almost cried. Tibbitts was never changed by his glory. He died the same great person he was when he was born. God Bless him.

    OK sorry for the hijack. Just had to say that.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!

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