The Reloading Component Draught, When Will It Rain Again.

Joshua

Taco Aficionado/Salish Sea Pirate/Part-Time Dragon
I went hunting for 7mm bullets yesterday after dinner. I have three retailers that stock reloading supplies with 20 minutes of the house. Problem is they are in different directions. I only found one box of 195 grain Bergers, to big for what I’m doing.

However I found boxes and boxes of .270. I don’t own a .270. But one was on the short list before I bought my current rifle.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
Our local town has a population of just under 13,000, not counting the surrounding rural community. Since moving here, just under ten years ago, I know of four LGS that went out of business. All were run by owners with attitudes. When I walk into a GS, it's for a reason. Usually, to spend money, on something I'm searching for. Particularly, firearms.............I purchase my reloading components online and in bulk. I will ask if they have what I want, in stock. These particular places never volunteered to order what I'm after. Their attitude was I have what I have. Consequently, they're out of business. I never went back there. One particular place was within walking distance of the shop I deal with.
 

Petrol & Powder

Well-Known Member
Our local town has a population of just under 13,000, not counting the surrounding rural community. Since moving here, just under ten years ago, I know of four LGS that went out of business. All were run by owners with attitudes. When I walk into a GS, it's for a reason. Usually, to spend money, on something I'm searching for. Particularly, firearms.............I purchase my reloading components online and in bulk. I will ask if they have what I want, in stock. These particular places never volunteered to order what I'm after. Their attitude was I have what I have. Consequently, they're out of business. I never went back there. One particular place was within walking distance of the shop I deal with.
Free market capitalism is a wonderful thing. The true power rests with the consumer.

Those business owners took a risk, invested time & money, and ultimately failed. Had they succeeded, they stood to make a profit, perhaps even a large profit. However, in a free market, it is the consumers that ultimately determine which businesses fail and which businesses survive.

Even a cursory exam of any state run economy or communist system will reveal the incredible flaws of those systems.

Free market is brutal but beautiful.
 

RicinYakima

High Steppes of Eastern Washington
"Free market is brutal but beautiful."

The way to large profit is to market and sell something that costs you very little, but have convinced people they have to have, like bottled water.
 

462

California's Central Coast Amid The Insanity
"Free market is brutal but beautiful."

The way to large profit is to market and sell something that costs you very little, but have convinced people they have to have, like bottled water.
Add flavoring to the water and you have Starbucks. (Another company I boycott.)

I once asked some co-workers what it was that women carried round in their hands before the advent of bottled water. They didn't have any answers, because there wasn't anything. Carrying bottled water was an original fad, and carrying Starbucks paper cups became an up-scale off-shoot.

Center consoles that hold bottled water and coffee cups have deprived several generations of young male drivers the pleasures of having a young lady sitting next to them.
 

RicinYakima

High Steppes of Eastern Washington
Until very recently, cars sold in Europe didn't have cup holders. You were expected to stop a the local café for refreshment.
 

Mitty38

Shatterpated Constituent
That is what the little flimsy thing that hung on your door. Then released a full 16 oz of soda into your lap, at the least convenient moment, was invented for. Then all down hill from there.
 
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blackthorn

Active Member
That is what the little flimsy thing that hung on your door. Then released a full 16 oz of soda into your lap at the least convenient moment were invented for. Then all down hill from there.

There aint no "convenient" moment for the above described scenario!
 

RicinYakima

High Steppes of Eastern Washington
Especially with a "three on the tree" to floor shift conversion. :cool: They learned to snuggle up real close, or they went against the door and didn't get invited back.
 

Joshua

Taco Aficionado/Salish Sea Pirate/Part-Time Dragon
Y’all are only remembering the good times. How about when you drove to that punk rock show, and it was raining, and you had to pile three dudes into the front of your Dad’s Mazda B2000. You spent the whole drive trying not to nut-tap your best friend as you downshifted!
 

John G

Well-Known Member
Y’all are only remembering the good times. How about when you drove to that punk rock show, and it was raining, and you had to pile three dudes into the front of your Dad’s Mazda B2000. You spent the whole drive trying not to nut-tap your best friend as you downshifted!

Punk Rock? Must be a recent geological find.
Mazda B2000? Only Mazda I remember had a rotary engine, after that Mazda's weren't worth paying attention to.
Been out of circulation since arriving in Alaska in 1974. Guess I might have missed some stuff.
 

Joshua

Taco Aficionado/Salish Sea Pirate/Part-Time Dragon
Now we have two weather threads?

No drought here, partly cloudy, rained last night!