so yesterday I was cleaning out the garage.. er.. ok.. 1 small corner of it, looking for something and I hit a box that jingled alot. this box was inthe stack of other packed boxes from when the wife and I moved / had this house built back in 99. we lived in the next city north and moved out tot he country to have a farm... basically packed the house in boxes and stacked in the new garage and unpacked as we went.
I while back I discovered a few unpacked boxes and had een looking thru them to find some old books i was wanting to see again. anyway.. back to the story.. so.. I've always been a shooter.. but only just reently become a relaoder.. for some odd reason, i must have been collecting brass at a range one day to clean it up or something... so anyway.. I open the jingling box and find about 8-10 assorted empty cardboard ammo boxes.. plus the plasting and foam or styrofoam shell holder inserts.. then the good stuff..
i found 'handfulls' of assorted 1-fired brass that I shot? well.. at least 13ys ago.. all nicely stored in a dry box all these years.
i sorted it last night and have a pile of 9mm, 380, 45acp, 44mag, 30 carb, 38spland 25acp plus a few 32acp. 9mm, 30carb and 38spl ar e the most plentiful. atleast 50 of each.. the rest are assorted.. the least of which was 25acp.. perhaps only 6 of those..20 or soe each of the rest. ( i notice the bulk of the 9mm brass has crimped and sealed primers.. thus milsurp maybee? )
on rifle brass i found 303 ( whoo whoo!! norma too! ) 6.5-55 ( now what do i have in 6.5? um.. an arisaka and a sweedish rifle maybee... oh wait.. is my carl gustav in 6.5? gotta think on that one. hmm 6.5x55.. any ideas what this chambers in.. much of my stuff is old C&R rifles.. ) um.. plenty of 30-30.. and they would be from my marlin 336.. so I have some once fired brass that fits it's chamber for sure!.. also some 30-06.. which would be from my rem700.. that stuff is likely 15ys old now that I think about it...
probably 20 each of the rifle brass i mention..
twas a good closet find.... all the cases looked good.. no bent mouths or dings.. no corrosion.. can't wait to clean it all up and deprime and resize and add to my 'collective' 'ready to reload' box i got going.
hmm.. that 6.5x55 has me wondering..... schmidt rueben? dunno.
it's not my mas 36.. that 7.5french (x54 IIRC ) hmm? i hate that not being able to remember stuff anymore.. .. it's why my relaod bench has 300 sticky notes onit.. and a scratch pad..