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Ethan Cord

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    Southern California
  • Interests
    Crazy Cora
    Outdoor Cooking
    My Harley
    Muscle cars & hot rods
    WWII aircraft

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    124 Life Regulator
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    Double R Bar, Brimstone Pistoleros

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  1. Lesser Known Ghost Of Christmas

  2. Shipping long guns?

    Morning John, I suspect you’re correct. I’m shipping a rifle from one coast to the other. Total package weight with packing peanuts, bubble wrap and double boxing is about 16 lbs. Thanks for the info! Ethan
  3. Shipping long guns?

    Hi Charlie, My package was not a flat rate box either. I suspect it has more to do with the fact that it is traveling from one coast to the other. I will deliver it to the PO this morning, I only use their online feature to save time writing out labels and standing in line. I do not have an FFL dealers license. Thanks for the info pard! Ethan
  4. Shipping long guns?

    I just paid $86.40 for Priority Mail shipping with $1100.00 insurance for a rifle through my online USPS account. I'll be quizzing the Post Master in the morning to see why there is such a big difference between walk in and online pricing. It is getting too expensive to ship anything that won't fit in a flat rate box.
  5. More militaria.

    That’s a nice radio! I found this info for testing them: http://www.paratrooper.be/articles/working-ee-8-field-phones-for-re-enactment/
  6. More militaria.

    Now to find some leaded fuel.
  7. Well, THAT bites ~ no Apple Pie this year

    Hardpan, Have no fear, you can still brew your Christmas Cheer! You can buy Cruzan 151 here in the Golden State. I had to source some to replace the Bacardi 151 we used to use In our Bushwackers. My cousins who were raised in Pensacola introduced me to this wonderful libation: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/sandshaker-bushwacker-373296 The Sandshaker is a fun place, but not as much fun as Florabama or Pegleg Pete’s.
  8. As soon as I get back in shape...

    But how would I have gotten some of these cool scars if I was smarter? Did y’all know that the Mary Poppins umbrella thing only works for a few seconds when you jump off a two story roof top? And then there were the skateboard and bicycle tricks! Did you know that sturdy leather shoes are no match for a dirt bikes spokes when jumps go bad? I never did find a reason to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. That is just crazy.
  9. SOLD: Beautiful Pre-64 Model 94 in .32 Win. Spl.

    Howdy Cowrustler, Let me start by saying my response is meant to be informative, not argumentative or snarky. I have been a reloader for as long as I can remember and one of earliest memories is getting my finger pinched in an old Herter’s press while helping Dad deprime 30 Carbine brass. I was about 3 years old. I started reloading in earnest at 19 years old after purchasing a Marlin 30-30 from JC Penny’s. I reloaded so that I could afford to shoot more. (I figured out right away that I didn’t “save money” by reloading, I spent the same amount but got to shoot more because reloads were cheaper!) I added some numbers in with your observations above to help clarify my statements which use the same numbers below: 1. A reloader may choose to reform to a common size because he has hundreds or thousands of rounds of fired brass already. Or maybe the person is on a very tight budget and is able to use range pick up brass, but cannot afford to buy factory new brass. Some guys just like to tinker. My old neighbor was a machinist, and when I bought a sporterized 03-A3 in 6mm when I was 21 years old, Jim couldn’t wait to start converting 30-06 brass into 6mm for me. The process (including turning down the necks) was so labor intensive, truly a labor of love, it was not a cost savings. 2. In general, I suppose this refers to aging eyesight. I suspect we all compensate in our own ways for our various reloads even within the same cartridge family. We mark the boxes, color the head stamps with a sharpie, etc. I use different colors of sharpie markers on head stamps of high powered rifle cases when I am developing loads for a rifle and I write down the number of grains powder and the corresponding sharpie color on a chart. I only load black powder 12 gauge shot shells so I just mark the boxes so I can tell them from the factory smokeless shells. In general, I think the average SASS old timer has a great system for keeping their own reloads identifiable to themselves. 3. My advice here is to not shoot someone else’s reloaded ammo, especially in the circumstances you use. The original reloader has died and 10 years later you end up with his collection of reloads. Even if he was the most precise reloader ever and had meticulously marked the packages, you have no way of knowing what others may have done with it in the 10 years since he has passed. I have seen people consolidate loose rounds of ammo to fill a box or take several partial boxes and put them all in one box to make them easier to store. Now no-one will know what is in there!! I bought a large number of various .375 H&H reloads here on the wire. The gentleman that had reloaded them had passed. This guy had very detailed notes in each box or baggie with the rounds of ammo describing the bullet type, weight and the same info for the powder used. He had notes about the performance of the reloads in some boxes, velocity, bullet drop, etc. They were probably very safe rounds, but I pulled the bullet on every cartridge, dumped the powder and then used new powder with the components to reload ammo I knew wouldn’t blow up my rifle and take various parts of my body with it. I had no way of knowing if the only reloads in the numerous bags and boxes were put together by the deceased reloader, no matter what the notes inside them said. For what it’s worth, the NRA Handloaders book has great information on reforming brass to make cartridges for guns that are hard or impossible to find ammo for. It’s what I used years ago to get some great cowboy era guns back on the range. With the advent of SASS, many formerly obsolete cases are now available again. There was a time when you had to make your own or scour the gun shows trying to find some. The internet has certainly helped with the searching process! Be safe and shoot straight! Ethan
  10. SOLD: Beautiful Pre-64 Model 94 in .32 Win. Spl.

    Just a quick note to clarify that the 32-40 Ballard, Winchester, Marlin round is also NOT the same as a .32 Winchester Special.