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tO reload or Not

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notasyoung
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Re: tO reload or Not

Post by notasyoung » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:27 pm

Keith, for you, specifically, that may be a good choice. For the general public, a .22lr, a basic firearm, bolt action, with plain sights, as backup to a scope, will probably do the trick. Most of the people won't be great hunters, most won't be experienced with firearms, most won't commit to practice, and the .22lr is forgiving of all these things. It has survived centuries of change, because simple works. For the plinker .22lr is cheap, and available. For the learner hunter ditto. So whilst we all have our preferences, and often prefer something 'a bit more', the .22lr remains a good starting point. it is limited in so many ways, yet it works.



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Re: tO reload or Not

Post by Keith » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:41 am

notasyoung wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Keith, for you, specifically, that may be a good choice. For the general public, a .22lr, a basic firearm, bolt action, with plain sights, as backup to a scope, will probably do the trick. Most of the people won't be great hunters, most won't be experienced with firearms, most won't commit to practice, and the .22lr is forgiving of all these things. It has survived centuries of change, because simple works. For the plinker .22lr is cheap, and available. For the learner hunter ditto. So whilst we all have our preferences, and often prefer something 'a bit more', the .22lr remains a good starting point. it is limited in so many ways, yet it works.
Totally agree, I have three .22s, one is an air rifle.
Keith.


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost.
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Re: tO reload or Not

Post by Tiger650 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:04 am

Reloading is certainly IMO a good thing if you intend to rely on anything larger than .22 RF.
The Rossi .357" lever action rifles can be had for around $700.00 in good used condition and with a tune up are accurate [for a pistol cal] and durable.
They also shoot .38 Specials which with handloads and a 16" barrel pretty much match performance of a .357 pistol.
Once fired brass is cheap in .38 and when available not too dear in .357, cast lead bullets with not too hot loads work well in the .38 cases.
There is a source in Melbourne for relatively inexpensive ex Vic Railway Police 158 gn FMJ bullets which work just fine in front of hot .357 loads.
A good .22 RF is a good idea and also a .308 for larger critters at longer range.
I find reloading to be excellent relaxation.
Ex Mil 7.62 or .50 ammo cans will keep reloads viable pretty much forever, we are blessed in Australia to have locally produced ADI powders available, top quality stuff.



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