Brass Prep Baby featuring Rusty The Range Squirrel
Wonderful idle time over the Thanksgiving weekend. I hope your weekend went well. I got to do some 223 load development with 62gr Everglades Version 2 FMJs with nice results. A video coming soon.
But first a little light-hardheartedness as Rusty The Range Squirrel and I prep some brass I foraged at the range this week. This is a little parody of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”, I call it “Brass Prep Baby”. No, I didn’t bust rhymes over the instrumental track, though I do have a couple alternative lyrics in mind.
I owned a Marlin 60 since 1987, but never really got ‘into’ guns until 2011 when I bought my first 9mm pistol. That was soon followed by a .380 and a 12 guage pump, and I was all in. I had done some 20 guage reloading growing up, and threw myself into 9mm and .223 reloading in 2017, .380 in 2019 and 7.62×39 in 2020. It is so satisfying to go to the range and string together ever improving groups with ammo I loaded myself; it doesn’t hurt that I’m a little OCD about technical things, the tangible/visible rewards are really gratifying.
I have a nagging but as yet unattained ‘want’ for a .358 Yeti unloader, it just looks like a really cool caliber. My next learning curve, space permitting, is casting and coating.