Panic buying at Shooting Supply in Westport, Ma. today.

Mark from MA

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As much as I hate to say it, watch the weekly unemployment reports as this gets worse and you’ll see lots of options open up.
This. Its gonna be a while. But this for sure. Guns are at a premium now but you cant eat them or live in them

When it comes to buying food or paying a mortgage, firearms and other luxury items will be on sale.

Its a luxury have 25 guns. People will scale down and sell when we are talking 25 percent unemployment possibly.

Smart people are selling now while they can at higher prices.
 

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Did something actually break on the gun, or was it caused by an ammo malfunction, such as a primer backing out, or a bullet in another chamber pulling forward past its crimp under recoil forces?
I honestly don't recall. He was letting folks fire it, there were a few waiting and it locked up. Tried working on it at the line for a minute, then went back to figure it out.

If the member is still here maybe he'll speak up, I think Eddie Coyle was trying to help him as well.
 

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Well - Charlie is shutting down all non-essential businesses for a bit. If you though the last few days were bad, today is going to be the shit show of shit shows. This order is effective through early-April.

 

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Did something actually break on the gun, or was it caused by an ammo malfunction, such as a primer backing out, or a bullet in another chamber pulling forward past its crimp under recoil forces?

I can't imagine loading a 500 "hot." I mean, why not just poke a hole in a piece of paper with one of those kindergarten pencils and then have someone smash your wrist with a sledgehammer. It's cheaper than the front-end cost of a 500.
 
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I was at shooting supply today around 2. About a 15 min wait outside. I got in got my ammo and targets and got out in about 10min. It was busy but moving surprisingly well and smooth. At least from my short time their.
 
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I bulged a cylinder on a Smith, 629, 44 magnum years ago. Does that count? Smith replaced the cylinder for $ 150.00 and sent a note with the gun suggesting I stop pushing the envelope.
Hah, if Elmer Keith didn’t push the envelope, there wouldn’t be a .44/.357/.41 magnum.
 

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Hah, if Elmer Keith didn’t push the envelope, there wouldn’t be a .44/.357/.41 magnum.
I like to play with the .45 Colt too. I made some really hot 45 colt loads for the 4 3/4" freedom Arms .454 Casull and hauled it up to Vermont for a boar hunt. Crazy muddy hunt in the swamp. Damn pig charged me and the guide. Didn't want to shoot him in the head and ruin the mount, so I did a little hop to the side and whacked him in the heart. He came to sliding stop at my feet. The guide called me a crazy S.O.B. after he shimmied down from that skinny poplar tree. He saw kills all the time, so I guess he didn't put as much value on my mount as I did. Then again, he didn't
pay for the hunt either. Maybe a bit of a woos too I think. In the end it was a pig against a .45 colt magnum. The pig was clearly outgunned from the get go.
 
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I know a guy who reloads and shoots 155 gr lead bullets out of his factory G22 all the time (he's a mega skinflint) and still hasn't blown his gun up. He's been casting and loading for that gun for years, too.

-Mike
I never read the owners manual that came with my G19 I bought in 1990. I had no idea you weren't supposed to to shoot lead through it. I'll bet I shot....I don't know maybe 5000 rounds of my cast wheel weight 124 grain rn bullets. Maybe even twice that many. It's basically all I shot out of the thing for years.
Maybe I kept the velocity down low enough to prevent leading but I never had any evidence of lead build up.
 

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I never read the owners manual that came with my G19 I bought in 1990. I had no idea you weren't supposed to to shoot lead through it. I'll bet I shot....I don't know maybe 5000 rounds of my cast wheel weight 124 grain rn bullets. Maybe even twice that many. It's basically all I shot out of the thing for years.
Maybe I kept the velocity down low enough to prevent leading but I never had any evidence of lead build up.
It’s been proven to be a non issue. It just takes the right fit and hardness.
 

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Just left Shooting Supply. No mob right now. Knock on the door & wait a few minutes to get in.
 
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