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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 08:45 PM
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While I generally reload all centerfire rounds I shoot there are some exceptions. I haven't reloaded any shotgun shells in about 10 years, occasionally I'll buy 5.56 or 9mm ammo, and I don't reload for my Remington 30-06. Found a used Remington 78 with a scope in a gunstore that looked like new in the sales rack. It was $170 so after giving it the once over for any serious flaws I bought it. Replaced the tasco scope with a new redfield and sold the tasco scope for $20. Didn't have any 30-06 that wasn't beat up from going through an M1 so I bought the cheapest ammo bass pro shop had that day. Federal blue/silver box 168gr sp. Had bore sighted it at home and the first shot was on the paper at 100yds. 2nd shot didn't seem to be nor did the 3rd. So I walked down to the target to look for any extra holes in the backer when I saw the original hole looked a little ragged Sighted the gun in (the first group wasn't a fluke) and bought 8 more boxes of that ammo on the way home as I figured I'd be hard pressed to work up a reload that worked that well. I've taken deer in three states so far with that ammo and still haven't reloaded for that rifle.
You know the saying: "Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut". I know because, I was searching for a spare magazine for my sons' Remington 788 in 308 Win. Didn't have much luck, the ones I found for sale wanted an arm and a leg for one. Then one day I walked into my local gun store, and found one in the "junk" ($5.00 for anything in the box). It had a little rust on it, bought it got the rust off, re-blued it with cold blue. Good as new. That was my "found nut".

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 12:36 PM
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Give up factory ammo and take up reloading so you can match factory ammo? This is a test, right?
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