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Prior Planning Prevents (you know the rest)

While preparing for the Central Arizona Blogshoot , scheduled for tomorrow, I decided (at the last minute) to take a quick inventory of readily available ammunition.
A quick and painful search revealed I have 9mm, .38 Special, .357, 44 Special, .44 Mag, .380 auto, 12 ga., .223, 30-06, .308, 7.62 x 39,  and a multitude of empty brass, primers, powder and bullets.
Little .45 ACP !  Which is what I’m planning on shooting.
I DO have perhaps a couple hundred reloads, of dubious recipe (done by me-before my Dillon 650 was stolen), and a motley assortment of factory ball (30 rounds).
But this is not the most frustrating part.
The reloads, rifle ammo and much of the empty brass were in my .30 cal steel ammo boxes NOT PROPERLY LABELLED!
Standing, moving, bending, reaching, for me is largely an uncomfortable process, and can be a painful experience.
So, it would have behooved me to plainly mark said ammo boxes, before today.
Hopefully, yours are easy-to-reach and marked.
Mine will be for next time.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Prior Planning Prevents (you know the rest)

  1. Having learned from long & painful experience, my cans are labeled properly. Wasn't always that way, though.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 28, 2012, 11:40 am
  2. @Rev. Paul – Glad to hear I wasn't the only one!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | January 28, 2012, 1:20 pm
  3. Mine are marked, but I DO need to go restack em in the right order… Shoot em good tomorrow and have fun! 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | January 28, 2012, 3:58 pm
  4. Why are the reloads dubious? Pull a bullet and weigh both the powder and bullet and use your reload manual to see how it was loaded, then assume all the rest are the same. Chance to shoot off some older ammo.

    Posted by Dick | January 28, 2012, 4:52 pm

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