This is a discussion on Pretty cool ammo find from the past!! within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by G-man* I shot 2. 698 and 724 Fps. Pretty cool! And it was Unique powder. Which makes me have to wonder if ...
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight.Ē
ď Looking around doesnít cost you anything; and itís a healthy habitĒ
I don't train to fight some street urchin, I train to fight the evil version of myself, and that person scares me, because I know the time I put into my training on how to beat him.
Retired about 5 years ago, sold the business, purchased the retirement home, did away with a lot of old stuff, settled into the retirement home, and spent a lot of time going through lots of old stuff. Found several boxes of ammo I reloaded back in the mid-1980's, all properly labeled, all stored in a climate controlled environment since produced, so no worries about safety or quality.
Since then I have made several trips to the range with ammo labeled (in my own handwriting) as "08-85" or "03-87". It has all been good, no problems at all.
Last 10 years in business I had no time for much of anything. No weekends, no vacations, no holidays, just work 10-14 hours every day, 7 days every week. After settling into the new place I built a new reloading bench, organized all of my equipment, and started cranking out ammo again. Most handgun calibers I load in lots of 1000 rounds at a time, and I regularly shoot 9X19, .38 Special, .357 magnum, .40 S&W, .44 Special, .45ACP, .32-20, .44-40 and a couple of others. Most rifle calibers I load in lots of 100 rounds, including .30-06, .308 Win, .300 Savage, .250-3000, .243, .25-20, .30-30 Win, .33 Win, .45-70, .45-90, .270 Win, .218 Bee, .45 Sharps Express, and a few others.
I found that I had accumulated about 400 lbs. of old wheel weights (from the 1970's and 1980's) along with nearly 100 lbs. of new foundry linotype metal. I have enjoyed running two electric lead pots and working out with a dozen bullet molds, casting thousands of new bullets and working the lubri-sizer machine accordingly.
Beats the heck out of watching stupid television shows! The ammo locker stays full. I go to the indoor range at least once per week (as a member I can come and go 24/7 with an electronic door card) and the outdoor range at least once per month. Several of my antique and vintage 19th and early 20th Century guns are seeing use for the first time in a couple of decades.
Other than the getting old part, retirement is lots of fun.