Monday, May 4, 2009

The Great Bullet Hunt, and other Sundries

So its been a while.

I've transitioned to working days, which is a whole different kind of kick in the pants. I work harder, for less pay, but overall I think its been a good change. I've ended up having to give up things I used to do in favor of new things I do.

Overall thats been good. I didn't get shooting this winter nearly as much as I wanted to, but now that the weather's been clearing up, I'm hankering to put some rounds down range. I've been aquiring scrap lumber all winter to put together a set of clean targets, and I've got about 150 or so rounds in reserve. But if I start doing some serious shooting, like I want to, I'm going to need more.

To that end, yesterday we kicked off the great bullet hunt, while eyeballing some new purchase ideas. There are officially no .45 ACP bullets in any store in Fargo Moorhead as of 6 PM sunday, for any price. Most common calibers are out of stock, and what IS there is overpriced, but a bullet in the Mag is worth far more then one you can't buy.

Having kept up with the blogsphere on this issue, I was not overly surprised. But what *did* surprise me is that reloading supplies were short as well. I wasn't aware that Fargo had a huge reloading population.

Guess I was wrong. I've been debating getting into reloading, and if I could find a good place to shoot once a week, I know I would. The problem is its an hour drive (at least) to the only indoor range in the area, and the outdoor range is rather crappy.

We've been doing most of our shooting out at B's parents place, which is about 20 minutes from town, and has a nice berm for a backstop, but in the winter, tromping around in knee deep snow can be a pain... though recovering brass is pretty easy in those conditions.

Oh well. I'll just have to keep my ear to the ground and see how things go. And start a weekly troll of the gun shops and wallyworld to find some food for the XD.

-Jon