Prince inspired my hand loading... - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Hunting/Shooting Forum > Hunting Firearms

Like Tree8Likes
  • 1 Post By WannaBay
  • 6 Post By chaddd
  • 1 Post By WannaBay
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-05-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
One eye fishing,
Snapper
 
WannaBay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ga
Posts: 518
Default Prince inspired my hand loading...

As I was getting the 25-06 out of the gun safe and rounding up a handful of handloads for some critter control this weekend, his song immediately came to mind.
Purple Rain, Pur-uurple Rain...
I have always color coded my hand-load primers with a sharpie. Red on pistol rounds for self-defense, green on pistol rounds for a lighter load that is not so deafening to the ears, black on rifle rounds for hunting, etc. In each rifle caliber that I load a varmint round in, I use a purple dot on the primer. These loads consist of a lightweight (for that caliber) ballistic tip and a super hot load of a faster rifle powder. These rounds have powderpuffed crows (leaving two wings floating down like maple seeds), and generally leave mist and hair visible in the air after the target is already on the ground dead ( not used for deer hunting!)
The most memorable example was years ago when my buddy challenged me to take out a lake turtle (about as big as a shoebox) over two hundred yards away on his family farm pond.
I got down prone and let it rip while he was watching through binoculars. From the results, you'd think that turtle swallowed a hand grenade. I looked up from the scope and said, "I think I got it, huh?"As my buddy laughed, I put my eye back to the scope in time to still see large and small chunks hitting the water all around the target.( hence the rain monicer)
Purple Rain, Pur-uurple Rain...
Thanks, Prince. I am surely the reddest neck you ever inspired.
Well, for sure, this song will be in my mind until I let some lead loose!
Attached Thumbnails
Prince inspired my hand loading...-20160505_150914-jpg  
HisName likes this.
__________________
Chillin' the most.
WannaBay is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2016, 03:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace
Posts: 1,749
Default

Nice rifle! I think most 25-06 owners are prince fans
__________________
Iam getting it
chaddd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2016, 06:44 PM   #3
One eye fishing,
Snapper
 
WannaBay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ga
Posts: 518
Default

That's funny right there...
Thought I was the only one...
chaddd likes this.
WannaBay is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.