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Old 08-10-2011, 08:25 AM
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Default Got up too early

Today was one of them days I could not sleep. So I got up and began looking for something to do. I went to the gun room and decided I needed to dust and clean, as well as wipe off all the rifles.

Well for three years now I have collected every jug/container of powder, whether it was Goex, Kik, Grafs, Pyrodex RS & P, Black Mag, Swiss, Triple Seven, APP, JSG, you name it, I saved it. Why I have no idea. Probably a stupid thought in my head at one time in my life. I have a lot of them. But today that all changed.

Instead of my usual taking the large stack of jugs apart and dust them, then stack them again, I decided to throw them in the recycle bin which happened to be a 55 gallon empty garbage can.

It amazed me how many empties I had accumulated. But that will all go away when our recycle center is open.

To make sure there was nothing in them, I really shook the snot out of them into an ice cream bucket. I was kind of surprised what I got out of all them empties..

I am going to see how that stuff burns, but I doubt I would want to shoot it. Now I got the weapons all cleaned and oiled, the wall all wiped down, and the other stuff in the office all clean. So we can start a new collection. I also threw out over 60 #11 tins. I told you, I do crazy things sometimes.. like collecting muzzleloaders. Think of what that powder probably cost me, not to mention those tins of caps.

So if you're as big a pack rat as I am.. take the plunge. Clean them guns and anything else in the way...

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:35 AM
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You got up too early and I got up too late. I missed a midterm this morning. But you are right about us pack rats. I'm not as bad as I use to be, I now have most of my stuff relocated to a single corner, which means the closet looks a little bare.

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Old 08-10-2011, 09:01 AM
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I have the "I might need this one day" syndrome. One of those guys who can't pass up someone else's trash pile. What I really need to do is have a dumpster dropped off at my house so I can clean out my garage and have all of that stuff hauled away. Then I can start collecting more useless junk.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:57 AM
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The only reason I don't move to the other place I have is.. I can't bare the thought of packing all my junk back up and moving it. That dumpster sounds like a good idea.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:09 AM
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There is a reality show dedicated to helping people with this problem.Ray
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:57 AM
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WOW!!!! I thought i was bad.....thats alot of empty cans..... I keep saying i am going to clean out my garage, it is packed. but i am afraid, the minute i throw it away. I will need least i keep it contained to the garage. my wife would not allow it in her house... It's funny how WE bought the house. but all I get is the garage.

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Old 08-10-2011, 11:00 AM
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Wow, thats impressive!
How many years did it take to shoot all that powder?
I am a pack rat also---If I had a pole barn, it would be worse than it is now.

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Old 08-10-2011, 05:13 PM
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I"m too OCD. Everything has to be nice and neaty. Don't hang on too any junk. Sometimes I throw away stuff that I needed. It drives my wife nuts
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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zakjak... that was three years worth of shooting.

50calty.. my brother in law is like you. Anything out of place, he throws away. I swear you could eat off the table in his wood shop. In mine you'd play you know what to find it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:19 PM
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Dave, I thought for sure you would not have thrown away those #11 cap tins. They are great for puttting your homemade bullet lube in. I guess you're going to have to get in that barrel and get them out now.
And.. 3 years worth? You sure you don't mean 3 months?
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