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by Beecher Tool
13 Jan 2015, 21:14
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interesting idea?
Replies: 12
Views: 12392

Re: Interesting idea?

Hi Everyone.... It has been a while.....still fighting a battle with ISP in the courts....and will be for a while....in the interim....have a very fancy KWC Glock 19 Airsoft and a SCAR 17 Airsoft. Had open heart surgery in November...back to work 8 days later and life is great.... As for the toy in ...
by Beecher Tool
14 Dec 2013, 13:14
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Investing In Training
Replies: 1
Views: 4217

Investing In Training

It has been a while....holiday best wishes to the forum.....it had been a very busy couple of months......I have done a substantial investment in me and training in the past month and a half...including: 1. Chapman Academy of Practical Shooting, Columbia, Missouri - Advanced Pistol - A three day nat...
by Beecher Tool
05 Oct 2013, 18:44
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Illinois CCW Training
Replies: 7
Views: 9455

Re: Illinois CCW Training

How are you sir?
by Beecher Tool
05 Oct 2013, 17:45
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Illinois CCW Training
Replies: 7
Views: 9455

Re: Illinois CCW Training

Permit me to add another option....bobapunk we have conversed several times through Illinois Carry...not intended as an ad as much as to provide some background: I am pleased to announce the formation of Phalanx Training Inc. My new training company which will offer NRA Pistol Classes including Basi...
by Beecher Tool
30 Aug 2013, 16:00
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Illinois Concealed Carry License Instructor Application
Replies: 0
Views: 3530

Illinois Concealed Carry License Instructor Application

If anyone has questions as of this evening, I have completed the process of obtaining electronic fingerprints, completing the online application provided by the Illinois State Police, and mailed in requisite forms to complete the process to be certified as a Concealed Carry License Instructor in Ill...
by Beecher Tool
28 Aug 2013, 13:05
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Goodies for Certified NRA Instructors
Replies: 2
Views: 4967

Goodies for Certified NRA Instructors

I am in the middle of racheting up to be able to provide CCL training in Illinois as it comes on line. As part of that process, due to the requirement for NRA Basic Pistol that the instructor provide firearms, I have been looking into programs that the manufacturers offer....WHOA what a great surpri...
by Beecher Tool
24 Aug 2013, 20:31
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quick Update
Replies: 2
Views: 3556

Quick Update

Evening everyone...hope your summer has been productive...mine has been nuts....lucked into a cache of SS192[four sealed 2K round cans] so my ammo search and 5.7 reloading got put on hold. Reloading 7.62x51 and .338LM has been an adventure. Much of the summer spent with training...and close to compl...
by Beecher Tool
08 Aug 2013, 13:07
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 12352

Re: Discussions from Classifieds

All done...traded 500 rounds of sealed box SS192 and 150 rounds of SS190 for sealed box 3,500 rounds of Hornady 135 Grain 9MM +P critical duty JHP and I am good to go...thanks for the interest....I would be willing to part with perhaps another 2K rounds of SS192..out of my stash.
by Beecher Tool
08 Aug 2013, 06:12
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 12352

Re: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

Beecher, we are a little low on 9mm right now, I've probably got only a case or two in the store that we will continue to sell by the box so we have it for our customers, but we should be getting a few cases in early next week. I'd be interested in a trade if you are still interested. I'm going to ...
by Beecher Tool
07 Aug 2013, 19:24
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 12352

Re: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

FD no problem....if I take a step back...I bench marked off of small sales...and thought I was clear....if I get a reasonable offer I will take it however when a senior member here offers round for round for cheap 9MM its annoying. I guess I could offer to trade out of my reserve of Black Hills 5.56...
by Beecher Tool
07 Aug 2013, 18:59
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 12352

Re: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

Where is SS192 selling for $150-200/box? Holy Toledo whoever sold you that at that price made a killing!!! You can buy it all day long at $55-65/box, and if you shop around, $35-40/box. Not what I paid for SS192....thats what its going for on GB...I picked up 10K rounds in sealed containers...of 2K...
by Beecher Tool
07 Aug 2013, 18:22
Forum: Accessories For Sale
Topic: Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me
Replies: 11
Views: 12352

Trade SS 192 for 9MM - Help Me

Gentlemen, Permit me to state that I have NOT lost my mind, in fact, I have a HUGE focus, since Illinois passed a CCW statute, I have been scrambling to convert 30 years of active shooting and competition into a practical skill set with a goal of being able to teach the anticipated CCW class in Illi...
by Beecher Tool
05 Aug 2013, 09:58
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: Impact Guns Has SCAR 17's in FDE in Stock
Replies: 0
Views: 6240

Impact Guns Has SCAR 17's in FDE in Stock

Thought I would share this: FN SCAR 17S Flat Dark Earth, .308 Win, 20RD is available now at Impact Guns. Item Product Number : 818513008839 Follow this link for more information and to place an order. http://www.impactguns.com/fn-scar-17s-308-16-fde-20-98541-818513008839.aspx" onclick="window.open(t...
by Beecher Tool
28 Jul 2013, 14:49
Forum: Rifles
Topic: KRISS VECTOR SBR Overview and Demonstration with Suppressor
Replies: 2
Views: 5486

Re: KRISS VECTOR SBR Overview and Demonstration with Suppres

The Amsdorf virus is alive and well I can see.
by Beecher Tool
28 Jul 2013, 14:25
Forum: FN Handguns
Topic: The FNX .45ACP Tactical is Awesome
Replies: 12
Views: 16525

Re: The FNX .45ACP Tactical is Awesome

Today I finally reached a decision and sold my FNX 45. Its a reasonably accurate pistol, but given that I own a number of high end 1911s as well as a substantial inventory of spare parts, etc..I am just not going to support multiple platforms. With Illinois finally passing a CCW statute, after a cou...
by Beecher Tool
01 Jul 2013, 18:57
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Gov. Quinn Announces Amendatory Veto of Illinois CCW HB183
Replies: 10
Views: 10249

Re: Gov. Quinn Announces Amendatory Veto of Illinois CCW HB1

I am about to spend a mid-five digit amount to take Evanston to Federal Court.....hoping SAF and NRA will pick up the balance...don't blame it on my voting.
by Beecher Tool
01 Jul 2013, 14:51
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Gov. Quinn Announces Amendatory Veto of Illinois CCW HB183
Replies: 10
Views: 10249

Gov. Quinn Announces Amendatory Veto of Illinois CCW HB183

Governor Quinn is set to announce an amendatory veto of HB-183 tomorrow with fanfare at the Thompson Center. The Governor is rumored to be making several changes to the bill which would include: · Limiting individuals to carrying a single handgun with a single magazine and no more than 10 rounds of ...
by Beecher Tool
27 Jun 2013, 14:04
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Evanston Proposes AWB With CONFISCATION - No Grandfathering
Replies: 14
Views: 13803

Re: Evanston Proposes AWB With CONFISCATION - No Grandfather

I don't think I would say that the Evanston meeting didn't go our way...given the make up of the town it went better than expected...I made it into three newspaper articles and the TV news on one so we are trying.
by Beecher Tool
23 Jun 2013, 19:20
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Evanston Proposes AWB With CONFISCATION - No Grandfathering
Replies: 14
Views: 13803

Re: Evanston Proposes AWB With CONFISCATION - No Grandfather

Gentlemen... I have the unfortunate distinction of living in Evanston,IL....part of Cook County, and perhaps as of tomorrow evening having the distinction of having the first municipal AWB in Illinois with a confiscation provision to be effective as of July 9. I have been slugging it out in this fig...
by Beecher Tool
23 Jun 2013, 06:08
Forum: Politics & Activism
Topic: Evanston Proposes AWB With CONFISCATION - No Grandfathering
Replies: 14
Views: 13803

Evanston Proposes AWB With CONFISCATION - No Grandfathering

Tomorrow evening, June 24, the Evanston City Council is proposing to pass the most DRACONIAN AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL "AWB" in the United States...its provisions include the confiscation of semi-automatic rifles owned by private citizens with no grandfathering of ownership it says 9-8-15: CONFISCATION A...
by Beecher Tool
06 Jun 2013, 20:03
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: I Need reloading dies
Replies: 13
Views: 9491

Re: I Need reloading dies

Suffice it to say it can be done...its 14 weeks and alot of engineering that is yours to engage with..no one helped me.
by Beecher Tool
06 Jun 2013, 20:01
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading FN5.7x28 Herstal semi-auto pistol
Replies: 10
Views: 7104

Re: Reloading FN5.7x28 Herstal semi-auto pistol

Given the warm response here...I will keep the 11lbs and load all of it....ty
by Beecher Tool
06 Jun 2013, 18:26
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Illinois Approves Concealed Carry
Replies: 21
Views: 19523

Re: Illinois Approves Concealed Carry

EDWARDSVILLE - Madison County's top prosecutor says citizens may lawfully carry concealed firearms "under very narrow limits," in the wake of a court ruling that soon makes Illinois an "unrestricted" state. State's Attorney Thomas Gibbons issued a May 28 opinion for local police agencies, but amplif...
by Beecher Tool
06 Jun 2013, 17:09
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading FN5.7x28 Herstal semi-auto pistol
Replies: 10
Views: 7104

Re: Reloading FN5.7x28 Herstal semi-auto pistol

Image given the propensity for pics or it didn't happen.
by Beecher Tool
06 Jun 2013, 16:54
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: I Need reloading dies
Replies: 13
Views: 9491

Re: I Need reloading dies

I bought a set of Redding Dies from EABCO...and the got Redding to do a custom carbide sizing die and couldn't be more pleased...not using my Hornady LNL for them...sticking to Redding T-7 and so far no issues. IMO....Redding dies are all I will buy going forward.
by Beecher Tool
06 Jun 2013, 16:47
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading FN5.7x28 Herstal semi-auto pistol
Replies: 10
Views: 7104

Re: Reloading FN5.7x28 Herstal semi-auto pistol

I have finally finished a rather large load test....using my FSN and an AR57 that I recently built....base factory ammo was 500 rounds of AE which I will never purchase or put through a personally owned firearm again 500 rounds of SS192 [which I am really fond of, and have 7,500 rounds of remaining,...
by Beecher Tool
04 Jun 2013, 20:20
Forum: FN Handguns
Topic: FNS 9mm
Replies: 16
Views: 19592

Re: FNS 9mm

File a fixed sight.....IMO...at least and until I was damn sure of the issue...given the research and effort that goes into design..I would be quite reticent to file a factory fixed sight on a firearm.....
by Beecher Tool
04 Jun 2013, 18:52
Forum: FN Handguns
Topic: FNS 9mm
Replies: 16
Views: 19592

Re: FNS 9mm

Buy new eyeballs....or hopefully you have adjustments for windage and elevation on your nose so your glasses can be moved. :laugh:
by Beecher Tool
02 Jun 2013, 21:27
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Illinois Approves Concealed Carry
Replies: 21
Views: 19523

Re: Illinois Approves Concealed Carry

Sen. Dan Kotowski is a blithering idiot.....I am engaged with some of the folks with ISRA that are reviewing the language in the statute.....let's see if Quinn is enough of a pri*k to veto the bill and draw out the process....more to come happy Sunday night.
by Beecher Tool
28 May 2013, 04:14
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

Noted...unfortunately.....I ought have put this on ignore earlier.....
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 14:01
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

Stand by comment.....Aimpoint is a better tool than Eotech will ever be...have a pair of 552 paperweights to prove it..
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 13:25
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

In 1996, EOTech debuted its holographic sighting technology to be used in sport shooting and hunting applications to increase target accuracy and speed of target acquisition. ...first public access to Eotech ...and the citation is http://www.eotech-inc.com/company-history" onclick="window.open(this....
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 13:16
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

Wish your PM stood the same test..
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 13:11
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

Very simple reply...you are lacking in tact, education, skills and brains.....last of my response to your inappropriate comment......and no if someone offered me an Eotech I would gladly spit at them.
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 10:10
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

You are entitled to your opinion...and I take it for what it's worth...and won't elaborate...and ask yourself would I invent it. I don't owe you a rat's arse...and no won't produce documentation....gonna stop at that...wouldn't use an Eotech at this point if it was given to me. As for service experi...
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 09:44
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

Just put 25 rounds of SS192 through each of three FN 50 round mags....each of which has EA's HD springs....we went 75 for 75....the fun part is...I have a bullet trap which lets me shoot at 25 yards in my commercial space in Evanston...ten steps out of bed......so I don't think the issue is the mags...
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 09:40
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: EA Actively Courted by Indiana
Replies: 35
Views: 22192

Re: EA Actively Courted by Indiana

It isn't such a great deal....wanna compare the quality of workforce in Northern Illinois with the Ozarks.....gimme a break. I could expound but know better.
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 08:55
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

Mike,

The mags are all FNH and brand new...and each of them has a brand new spring from you. I will get back to you on lunch....got to check my schedule....about to blow away 1000 sq. ft of gopher infested lawn.
by Beecher Tool
27 May 2013, 05:52
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

I will give it a try...
by Beecher Tool
26 May 2013, 20:34
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Ok...going to try and provide a short update....after what has been a rather crazy ammo related week....I have managed to pick up roughly 1K rounds of AE for approximately $32/box shipped......roughly 2K rounds of SS197 for $44/box shipped, 8K rounds of SS192 for a touch over $1/round.....which at a...
by Beecher Tool
26 May 2013, 20:02
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

Have a spare parts kit and bolt on order.....I have a butt load of SS192 like 8K rounds..but only two boxes of SS197.....there are multiple threads on both forums of people having the problem with AE....I am going to contact them on Tuesday
by Beecher Tool
26 May 2013, 19:39
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

I haven't tried anything else....that's for one evening this week....and I already have the HD springs in the mags.
by Beecher Tool
26 May 2013, 18:08
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

Thanks for the update.....did you try with SS192 or other ammo and get a consistently different result?
by Beecher Tool
26 May 2013, 17:27
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Scope Question
Replies: 29
Views: 23130

Re: Scope Question

Much as I try not to ressurect "dead" threads...in this case it seems better than going ahead and rehashing a topic. I have just finished a build with an AR57 upper....and not the question of sights/optics rears its head. As background, I have an Elcan Specter DR2 1.5-6X on my SCAR 17H, a combinatio...
by Beecher Tool
26 May 2013, 15:26
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

The mags are ALL FN Factory Mags...no copies...the lower and the LPK are the Premium PSA....the upper is a 2nd Gen. AR57 center. ...all I tried was the AE....I have SS192..but won't try that until I figure out if there is an issue with the bolt.....see pics below.....these didn't merely get pushed i...
by Beecher Tool
25 May 2013, 13:47
Forum: PS90 & Other 5.7x28mm Rifles
Topic: pushed in bullet
Replies: 63
Views: 40980

Re: pushed in bullet

I went to the range with my new FsN and a newly built out AR57 built on a PSA M4 lower, PSA Premium LPK, brand new AR57 Gen.2 upper, and 3 FN 50 round mags. Took 500 rounds of 40 grain AE ammo. The pistol shot 300 of the rounds flawlessly and was a pleasure to shoot. The AR57 was a PITA...there were...
by Beecher Tool
21 May 2013, 18:31
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: There Is a Rainbow!
Replies: 1
Views: 4827

There Is a Rainbow!

Removed to be placed properly.....wasn't intended to be posted yet.
by Beecher Tool
21 May 2013, 17:56
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday - White Feather
Replies: 4
Views: 5152

Re: Happy Birthday - White Feather

May god of whatever faith of your choice bless White Feather and Chris Kyle...."Fair winds and following seas" through the grace of god and my service
by Beecher Tool
21 May 2013, 14:42
Forum: Classifieds Feedback
Topic: Discussions from Classifieds
Replies: 114
Views: 150367

Re: Discussions from Classifieds

I apologize...can't imagine and envy your patience in the situation...not my place to react...sorry.
by Beecher Tool
21 May 2013, 03:23
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Aimpoint Micro T1 2 MOA or 4 MOA Dot?
Replies: 14
Views: 17942

Re: Aimpoint Micro T1 2 MOA or 4 MOA Dot?

I looked at the Micro T1 for my SCAR 16 at one point...and went with a Comp 4S and a 3X magnifier set up ...granted a carbine is a vastly different situation, but the T1 is a hell of an optic in a very small package. I would add that rather than spending the $$ for a shotgun, I am running a Burris F...
by Beecher Tool
21 May 2013, 03:21
Forum: Classifieds Feedback
Topic: Discussions from Classifieds
Replies: 114
Views: 150367

Re: Discussions from Classifieds

I would have put the him in jail without an iota of remorse.
by Beecher Tool
20 May 2013, 18:34
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Loading Block for 5.7?
Replies: 8
Views: 7935

Re: Loading Block for 5.7?

Just a guess....if you are loading powder from a powder measure that is directly above the cases....you might want the proper amount of powder you dispense to land in the case...and not spill out the side....considering that just about everything else operationally is done from a shellholder.
by Beecher Tool
20 May 2013, 11:26
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday - White Feather
Replies: 4
Views: 5152

Happy Birthday - White Feather

Just a point of history, today would have been the 71st birthday for Marine Gy. Sgt. Carlos Hathcock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Hathcock" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Beecher Tool
20 May 2013, 07:03
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Chronograph Q's
Replies: 23
Views: 16076

Re: Random Chronograph Q's

I ordered a V2 from brownells.com last night as well....so let's see who gets one first :P
by Beecher Tool
20 May 2013, 01:23
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Chronograph Q's
Replies: 23
Views: 16076

Re: Random Chronograph Q's

A large part of my issue is that several of the ranges I shoot at expressly prohibit ANYTHING being set up forward of the firing line at any time WITHOUT exception so I don't have a choice....and that is a real problem when ANY outdoor range is an hour drive from where I am located...and to use an e...
by Beecher Tool
19 May 2013, 17:36
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Things are settling down a bit......I just picked up 500 rounds of AE off of GB for $340 which is a bit better than that...but it does tell us that ammo is coming down somewhat http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =341215899" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Beecher Tool
19 May 2013, 15:47
Forum: Lounge
Topic: New Member Introduction
Replies: 1862
Views: 917014

Re: New Member Introduction

Tincture of Opium works better for the same problem
by Beecher Tool
19 May 2013, 14:07
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Random Chronograph Q's
Replies: 23
Views: 16076

Re: Random Chronograph Q's

I haven't seen anything further....but am very seriously looking at the Magnetospeed V2 as most of my reloading to date has been for rifle rounds.....has anyone had updated experience with these? Any thoughts appreciated.
by Beecher Tool
18 May 2013, 14:10
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: An E-Blast On Monday Night - You Don't Want To Miss
Replies: 76
Views: 40413

Re: An E-Blast On Monday Night - You Don't Want To Miss

A very quick VERY LARGE thank you to EA.....I got my second order from you guys in two weeks..and everything is as it should be and you shipped on Friday and the goodies are in my hands on Saturday afternoon...it doesn't get better than that.
by Beecher Tool
18 May 2013, 12:27
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: FN SCAR 17s Review
Replies: 8
Views: 28925

Re: FN SCAR 17s Review

The Shooting sight is $250 I believe, however Timney has raised the price on their SCAR trigger to $309 so it is roughly the same cost as a Geiselle at the present time. When I get time later today...I will finish out my comments on SCAR set up. I have an FDE SCAR 16 and a Black SCAR 17.
by Beecher Tool
18 May 2013, 03:48
Forum: FN Tactical Rifles
Topic: FN SCAR 17s Review
Replies: 8
Views: 28925

Re: FN SCAR 17s Review

Nice write up....though we disagree on LOTS of the mods....I have heard nothing but problems about the Handl not being finished well and jamming with mags all the time. The stock trigger is junk.....I have both a SCAR 16 and 17 and have Geiselle Triggers in both....its THE single best mod that can b...
by Beecher Tool
17 May 2013, 10:22
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Again...two other sales to provide some perspective: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=341304973" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=342179749" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.gunbroker.com/Auct...
by Beecher Tool
17 May 2013, 08:08
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

I am going with a buddy....going to spend a half day shooting at the Illinois State Rifle Association Range in Bonfield, IL....the French Shooting Club at Fort Knox....and trying to find a long distance range in Indiana for the trip back.....so I get out of my office for the first time in eight mont...
by Beecher Tool
17 May 2013, 05:42
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Actually....I won the auction and spoke to the seller...his father was an FFL dealer that gave him ammo for his birthday......and yep....I managed to get him to sell me the rest of it for the same price.....so I am going to pick up FOUR unopened 2000 round cans of SS192....picking it up face to face...
by Beecher Tool
15 May 2013, 15:52
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Your thoughts are appreciated....after 30 years as a CPA....I have a sense of how to approach...my sense since he won't take credit card is I will do this FTF....which is an excuse for a road trip. The idea here is that while there are plenty of means for recourse if there is a problem first off...I...
by Beecher Tool
15 May 2013, 15:11
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

I appreciate your thoughts..and am merely thinking out loud.....everyone deserves a chance on a first transaction and I am just seeking to be careful....legal recourse exists but isn't the way anyone would want to go if it can be avoided. As for pricing, far from complaining, rather am a bit stunned...
by Beecher Tool
15 May 2013, 13:40
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

Just had a very interesting result for a gunbroker.com auction. I just won an auction for a 2,000 round sealed case of SS192 for $2025 [auction# 340826529]. The part that is causing a bit of concern is that the seller is unrated which raises a potential flag given the size of the purchase. I am expl...
by Beecher Tool
14 May 2013, 06:46
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NRA life membership
Replies: 100
Views: 64330

Re: NRA life membership

I am sure you will be and thank you for joining....it important for everyone to join....the point I was trying to make is that shooting is an expensive hobby for most of us in addition to what we may own for self defense....I would hope the everyone that can afford to, for the price equivalent of on...
by Beecher Tool
13 May 2013, 14:48
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NRA life membership
Replies: 100
Views: 64330

Re: NRA life membership

There was no intended malice or ill intent with my original posting..neither was there an intention to inspire a pissing contest..however...reality is such that we are dealing with an extraordinarily expensive hobby/pastime. Anyone that can afford a SCAR carbine, PS90, FSN...that isn't a duty firear...
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 18:43
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NRA life membership
Replies: 100
Views: 64330

Re: NRA life membership

Wow..NRA Life Membership for $300....demonstrates you are nothing but cheap....had that in 1982...and have contributed a six digit number starting with a $2 since then....$300 is 500 rounds of ammo cheap ass..kick in real money to make a difference.....sorry..it pisses me off
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 17:41
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

My loaded rounds are self cleaned brass...40 grain Hornady Vmax Projectiles and various levels of HS-7 and True Blue just disconcerting firing a new firearm without factory loads...oh well
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 15:23
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New Owner!!!! Is it a USG or MK2?
Replies: 14
Views: 12303

Re: New Owner!!!! Is it a USG or MK2?

TY..all good
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 14:39
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New Owner!!!! Is it a USG or MK2?
Replies: 14
Views: 12303

Re: New Owner!!!! Is it a USG or MK2?

Well....I have Dealer status with OMB
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 14:15
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?
Replies: 541
Views: 398250

Re: bought 5.7 ammo RECENTLY?

I am going to the range tomorrow with a new 5.7 and 400 rounds of ammo I worked up myself....LHIW.
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 09:17
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New Owner!!!! Is it a USG or MK2?
Replies: 14
Views: 12303

Re: New Owner!!!! Is it a USG or MK2?

Well...here is the new addition that I picked up yesterday...got it for $960 NIB with adjustable sights.....ordered roughly six months ago and had actually forgotten about it....off to the range tomorrow with a couple batches of handloads to try. http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/Beecher_Tool...
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 09:11
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal
Replies: 26
Views: 34260

Re: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal

I was using the concentrate, and an hour in the ultrasonic cleaner...thanks for the update I will try it...I will be amazed...when I clean 7.62 once fired brass I have been using walnut shell media with a shot of Hornady One Shot Polish for about 90 minutes with 250 cases in the tumbler.....will see...
by Beecher Tool
11 May 2013, 04:42
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal
Replies: 26
Views: 34260

Re: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal

If you go back to my post the Simple Green was diluted 10:1..they were left in for an hour with the solution heated and the ultrasonic cleaner on...ten minutes in the solution hardly does anything....I am thinking that the Lemonshine is the more likely culprit.
by Beecher Tool
10 May 2013, 19:37
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal
Replies: 26
Views: 34260

Re: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal

Thanks for the thought....next batch gets tried without the Lemonshine....however that is clearly the key to getting shiny brass with the uncoated brass.
by Beecher Tool
10 May 2013, 19:35
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: .223 ammo at cabelas.... UPDATE! 06/07/2013
Replies: 18
Views: 17907

Re: .223 ammo at cabelas.... 35 cents a rd.

I certainly would never feed steel cased ammo to one of my SCAR's.....the chance of a case getting stuck in a barrel is enough on its face to get me not to touch it. Further....now is the time to start reloading your own ammo...you save $$, get better results, and actually learn a whole lot more abo...
by Beecher Tool
10 May 2013, 15:27
Forum: Ammunition
Topic: .223 ammo at cabelas.... UPDATE! 06/07/2013
Replies: 18
Views: 17907

Re: .223 ammo at cabelas.... 35 cents a rd.

Its a bout as attractive as a 40 years old case of M-79 WP rounds that are leaching...better ways to get your face blown off.
by Beecher Tool
10 May 2013, 08:42
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal
Replies: 26
Views: 34260

Re: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal

Well.....a first experience with 5.7x28 FNH brass...deprimed, then put into a Branson Ultrasonic 1510...with a 1:10 dilution of Simple Green and a pinch of Lemonshine.....if you look at the cartridges there is a significant breakdown in the lacquer coating. So now the question becomes....use a much ...
by Beecher Tool
09 May 2013, 14:28
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Re: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

A very fast update.....commercial hydraulic swaging press ordered with a full set of H dies, semi-automatic equipment for forming jacketed projectiles, and full tooling dies and punches in 5.7x28, 5.56x45, 7.62x51 and .338LM.....I made a fairly substantial investment..not more than 3-4 FN carbines w...
by Beecher Tool
07 May 2013, 18:55
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best 9mm Carry Gun Under $400? Ruger LC9 in my book.
Replies: 53
Views: 47408

Re: Best 9mm Carry Gun Under $400? Ruger LC9 in my book.

I can't help but scowl....I own a Sig P229 Plat Elite 9MM..Master Shop...dealer price my guess is $1300..any less all I can do is giggle...bunch of new polymer 45s and hard 1911s...and the point is..???
by Beecher Tool
06 May 2013, 18:39
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Re: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

See post above.....hopefully reflection has produced the proper balance.....to reiterate....while I do intend to experiment with 5.7x28 it is certainly not my priority.
by Beecher Tool
06 May 2013, 18:38
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal
Replies: 26
Views: 34260

Re: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal

I apologize for a rather harsh response yesterday....let me try again in a bit more thoughtful way. As a caliber 5.7x28 is mostly a curiosity for me...I was able to purchase a new FSN with adjustable night sights new for around $1K so I couldn't pass it up. I actively shoot CMP Service Rifle in 5.56...
by Beecher Tool
06 May 2013, 13:29
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Re: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

I went ahead today and ordered a H series mechanical swaging press, complete sets of dies for 5.56x45, 7.62x51, and .338LM and equipment fo form jackets from copper [or other metal] strip today. There is a 8-10 week lead time on getting everything in place, and they are sending quotes for dies/tooli...
by Beecher Tool
06 May 2013, 04:34
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New FiveSeven pistols in stock?
Replies: 17
Views: 13844

Re: New FiveSeven pistols in stock?

I am sure they are out there....and I will look and act when it makes sense...however, I reiterate that my point in exploring the other option is that I actively shoot four or five different calibers and the flexibility potentially offered by the self swage and jacket option is something that I view...
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 19:04
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New FiveSeven pistols in stock?
Replies: 17
Views: 13844

Re: New FiveSeven pistols in stock?

If you can find them...and as indicated 5.7 is the bottom of my list...but all interesting....at least the option exists.....
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 18:43
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: New FiveSeven pistols in stock?
Replies: 17
Views: 13844

Re: New FiveSeven pistols in stock?

Well...I got roughly as lucky....not the same...picked up a NIB Five Seven Black...3 20 round mags with adjustable night sights for around $1K....from a major FHN distributor that I won't identify as I have dealer access......working on an AR57 slightly used upper for around $900.......have five 50 ...
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 18:03
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Re: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

Thanks...my serious intention is to talk to them..pick a set up...buy a swage press and set it up...and we shall see from there
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 16:38
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Re: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

I don't intend to produce a monologue thread however....there are a few more links that I think might be of interest. This one contains several hundred of their downloadable documents with respect to projectile production. http://www.swage.com/download.htm This one discusses the economics of custom ...
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 16:27
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Re: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

Ok........I have spent the major portion of an afternoon reading through the details of the Corbin site. Given everything that I am involved with in terms of number of different calibers, lack of available product, etc. my view is that there is tremendous value in being able to produce what one want...
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 12:46
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses
Replies: 9
Views: 16685

Bullet Swaging, Jacket Forming and Hydraulic Presses

I want to carefully preface this thread in that I haven't posted much here...but have been in a very intense exploration and investigation mode given the current situation with respect to ammo and reloading. I have a 2000 sq. ft. tool & die type shop in a commercial location so I am starting beyond ...
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 12:31
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal
Replies: 26
Views: 34260

Re: Stainless steel tumbling is the real deal

I am eagerly awaiting a conclusive answer on the use of stainless steel media for 5.7x28....however..after doing a bunch of reading I took the plunge and ordered a 40lb large capacity rotary tumbler package this afternoon. [The batch capacity of the device is 1200-1500 5.56x45 or 800-1000 7.62x51 ca...
by Beecher Tool
05 May 2013, 04:24
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: New to forum and reloading 5.7x28
Replies: 12
Views: 8502

Re: New to forum and reloading 5.7x28

I loaded my first 5.7x28 rounds last night......and wanted to thank everyone here for having shared their thoughts and experience...I was able to work out a deal for a bit more brass from a member yesterday...having "borrowed" two dozen spent cases from a friend that owns a PS90 the day before. Than...
by Beecher Tool
03 May 2013, 12:46
Forum: Rifles
Topic: Pics of newist addition to Safe
Replies: 38
Views: 53013

Re: Pics of newist addition to Safe

28" barrel...for what...I added a Benelli M3....18" barrel....12 gauge...and my sense is that it is only good for one type of game.
by Beecher Tool
03 May 2013, 10:58
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Took The Plunge - Am I Nuts Given The Ammo Situation?
Replies: 12
Views: 9926

Re: Took The Plunge - Am I Nuts Given The Ammo Situation?

I just managed to snag four 4lb containers of Ramshot True Blue and 5K small rifle primers....not to find some projectiles.....thanks for the repeated suggestion....noted carefully. ...I think my starting point is going to be 5.3 grains of True Blue with 40 grain Jacketed VMax projectiles assuming I...
by Beecher Tool
03 May 2013, 10:47
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm
Replies: 235
Views: 348428

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

Thanks for the thoughts....at present I have owned and use Redding dies in 5.56x45, 7.62x51, .338LM, 9MM, .40S&W, and .45ACP....and LE Wilson press type dies in the three rifle calibers. I have had nothing but less than experiences with Lee and RCBS dies in 30 years of reloading obviously with vario...
by Beecher Tool
03 May 2013, 10:00
Forum: 5.7x28 Reloading
Topic: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm
Replies: 235
Views: 348428

Re: Reloading equipment for 5.7x28mm

As mentioned in another post, I picked up a Five Seven this week and am starting the process of setting up to be able to reload. My basic reloading set up is: Redding Ultramag Single Stage Press - I ordered a couple of Redding #35 shellholders which I understand will work with 5.7x28 Hornady LNL Pro...
by Beecher Tool
03 May 2013, 09:51
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Took The Plunge - Am I Nuts Given The Ammo Situation?
Replies: 12
Views: 9926

Re: Took The Plunge - Am I Nuts Given The Ammo Situation?

Don't worry..I am not going to use Retumbo or H1000 in the 5.7x28........I also have a decent stock of Varget which I use all the time for 5.56x45 and 7.62x51.....I have seen a couple of other powder suggestion and I am going to keep reading and experiment with some "recipes" but nothing stupid.