Christmas time in February

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Christmas time in February

Post by voip-1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:03 pm

So I think it's Christmas time in February somehow. I guess Santa Claus felt sorry for me as with a new little one who arrived last summer we had a pretty low key Christmas.

Yesterday I got a call from my local Class-III FFL that they had the tax stamp back on my 7.62 Saker in only 4.5 months!! 8) :shock:

Then today, on a lark when I was up on the other end of town I stopped into Cabelas and low and freaking behold they had Accurate 1680 powder in stock... I promptly purchased the maximum allowable amount.

Now if my Powerball ticket pays off I will really know that I'm the result of some cosmic benevolence.

:lol:

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by DragonAzz » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:26 pm

Congrats!
Not to shabby.

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by randyrucker » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:28 pm

grats :!:

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by smustian » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:42 pm

Want to pass a little of that luck my way?

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by voip-1 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:48 am

Well, no wins on the powerball so I guess the magical spell has worn off!

I am going to drive across town to Cabelas and buy more Accurate 1680 if they haven't run out! :)

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by DragonAzz » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:42 pm

voip-1 wrote:Well, no wins on the powerball so I guess the magical spell has worn off!

I am going to drive across town to Cabelas and buy more Accurate 1680 if they haven't run out! :)
You pull that off, you in fact did win the lottery!

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by voip-1 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:12 pm

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by farm use » Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:22 pm

WOW! Thats Christmas and a birthday rolled into one day. Thats enough 1680 to last you for years!

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by voip-1 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:36 pm

Well, the way I look at it powder doesn't go bad till a couple of years after you open it (and that's worst case scenario). if you don't open it then it should be good for 20-30 years minimum.

600 or so cartridges per lb and plan on shooting at least 600 per year so it's about 6 years worth... the way things in this country are going it might not even be possible to find this stuff 5 yrs from now.

Also, powder prices have skyrocketed. You could buy Accurate 1680 a few years ago for $19 a pound... now it is $28 a pound if you are lucky enough to find any.

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Re: Christmas time in February

Post by golfindia » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:19 pm

voip-1 wrote:Well, the way I look at it powder doesn't go bad till a couple of years after you open it (and that's worst case scenario). if you don't open it then it should be good for 20-30 years minimum.
It doesn't go bad even if opened, as long as you store it inside in a climate controlled environment.

I just finished a can I have been working on since highschool. Worked the same as the day I bought it 25 yrs ago (for $15.99, at Sports Authority).

Powder hoarding by new reloaders is the cause of this shortage. Unless you shoot a lot of 460S&W or reload 762x39, you don't need multiple 8lb jugs of 1680. 1lb will do nearly 700 rds of 300blk. I shoot a lot, and have barely used a 2lbs of the stuff on 300blk in the past couple years.

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