Well the Mighty Mighty Bosstones concert was fun, even with all the damn chuckleheads out there. I usually avoid going out New Years Eve, St. Patricks Day, and now Halloween because it's rookie night. Tons of meatballs out there who don't know how to drink, and do not know how to have a good time without pissing off the big guy trying to have fun (i.e. Natog) and isn't bothering anyone.
I just got back from the range, and I am pleased as punch. I am very happy with the .45 ACP rounds for target practice I loaded the other day. I'll whip up 50 or a 100 tonight. I'm using the minimum load, but that's fine for target practice. Once I get some JHP I'll have to work up to a heavier load, need as much pop behind that bullet as possible, so long as it stays accurate.
I also tested the difference between the Federal #210 and CCI Large Rifle primers for my .308, and the CCI primers gave me more consistency in this cold weather. It was 9 degrees at the range, and the wind was whipping something fierce. Didn't stop me from shooting. You need to be able to put food on the table regardless of the weather if the poop hits the fan. The Federal Primers might be better in the summer heat, I'll re-evaluate then. Might have to have summer and winter loads.
I've got some math to do this afternoon, Western Mass. Man, asked me for the economics of reloading, so I'll do the math and let you guys know. I've been curious myself, but this is just the incentive to make me do it. TTFN