Omaha, Ne. - 5/20/2020

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  1. chet again

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    Went down to get some bullets (not ammo) to load for my two 45 ACP pistols ( A Ruger American and a Remington R1 1911) yesterday. I saw quite a bit of traffic on the streets and on the interstate. More than I expected. More eateries were open, even the Golden Corral, which really surprised me. A lot of people were on the golf courses. Lots of cars in the parking lots of the Big Box stores.

    Oh yeah, out in the countryside corn fields are starting to grow. The flowers in my yard haven't bloomed yet and I'm concerned I won't be able to take their flowers to the cemetery on Monday.

    I did buy a flag and flag holder for Monday this week.

    That is all.
     
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    To wear a mask or not to wear a mask... :rolleyes:
    That is the question!
     
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    About fifty-fifty.
     
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    You mean fiddy-fiddy?!
     
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    I just report the facts, son.
     
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    I did notice a surge in vehicles when I was driving on the freeway this morning.
     
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    Life is so strange when its changin', yes indeed
    Well I've seen the hard times and the pressure's been on me


     
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    i saw a couple going into a restaurant wearing masks. struck me as funny.
     
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    Not a question for me. I wear one when shopping, etc. I wear gloves when I pump gas.

    I hope the food was good. I have no plans on eating out.
     
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    Yeah, I'm gonna wait on doing that.
     
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    BTW- I did find a box of 500 Hornady 200 gr. HAP bullets at the Cabelas store. Just what I was looking for.
     
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    Good on you. Leave the ammo for someone else.
     
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    It really has opened up a great deal every since the couple of days where the temps were in the low 80's. The lakes got busy and the streets filled along with them
     
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    OK, for someone who is not gun literate, what's the difference between bullets and ammo?
     
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    I have always lusted for a Springfield 1911 in 45 ACP .
     
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    I assume he is getting just the bullets without the casings and reloading the casings he has already fired or just making “ammo” by putting new bullets and new casings together (with the proper amount of powder of course)

    I think that’s what he is talking about but he may correct me, or someone that is more gun literate may

    It’s pretty common among gun enthusiasts to reload their own casings you can do it with regular bullets and shotgun shells

    So I guess bullets are just the copper “projectile” without the brass casing

    And ammo would be a bullet that’s ready to fire
     
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    Its also cheaper to roll your own as some would say.
     
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    On a similar note, I bought a rifle right before the pandemic hit. A day or two later the only Local Gun Store (LGS) that sells reloading stuff close to me was completely cleaned out, and since I've never reloaded for a rifle I had neither the powder nor the primers. The gun came with 50 pieces of brass and I ordered bullets, but I try to support my LGS by buying reloading supplies from him. Just last week I called him and he said he didn't know when he'd get more reloading supplies, so I finally broke down and ordered powder and primers. They get here tomorrow, maybe I'll try to get to the range next week.
     
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    The bullet is the part that you shoot out of the ammo.

    Ammo parts:
    bullet
    case
    primer
    gunpowder.

    You can choose many types of bullet, primer and gunpowder but must use proven combinations. Most cases are brass. They have reloading manuals that are like cookbooks with recipes for each load.
     
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