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Old 07-31-2013, 08:50 AM
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had to laugh at the humidity thing. I reported there in july and being from nothern Michigan thought i was walking into a blast furnace when I stepped off the transport plane. It was so bad that day i thought it was hard to even breath.
Almost like stepping off the plane in Dubai, Bagram or Baghdad, wham!! it hits you square in the kisser and takes your breath away. (just no humidity.. only the heat!) The humidity on our farm gets so bad, my wife sits on the porch swing and looks out across the field watching the birds fly around and drink the air!

I called a gunsmith buddy of mine in Suffolk, he said to get in contact with Mac's Reloading. He's local also and does the Hampton Roads gun shows. He also made remark of the shortages and how long it's taking for supplies to return. It's almost like all ammunition and reloading components are being kept off the market as a means of back door gun control. Wouldn't put it past Holder and the boys.

My wife and I really aren't crazy about hunting in Va either. Send a bunch of starving dogs out chasing a scared to death, adrenaline filled deer towards a line of power poles with a slug gun and a 6 pack on every pole. It sounds like downtown Ramadii when the poor deer shows itself! That ain't hunting in my book. That's just 'deer-acide!'. No offense Va hunters. I was just brought up to stalk and hunt, respect the animal and to kill with one precision shot.

Welcome to Tidewater lloydsmale. It's a nice place to live and tons of great places to visit near by. Busch Gardens and Water Country are great fun the military gets an awesome discount. If you are in to American history, you are in the center of it. Just up 460 is the Petersburg/Richmond battlefield, on the peninsula is Yorktown where the 1st Revolution was won, awesome concerts at the amphitheater, and Tides Baseball at Harbor Park can't be beat. I hope that you get out and enjoy the area when you get the chance.

Hope to meet up with you guys when I get home.

Thanks Guys,

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:50 AM
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Re: Reloading in Hampton Roads

Doc im not living there now. I was stationed on little creak base in the early 70s. With my bad back id doubt if id ever travel down that way again. Pretty area though. I loved the yorktown area and had a ball in suffolk drag racing. Is the track still going there?
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Almost like stepping off the plane in Dubai, Bagram or Baghdad, wham!! it hits you square in the kisser and takes your breath away. (just no humidity.. only the heat!) The humidity on our farm gets so bad, my wife sits on the porch swing and looks out across the field watching the birds fly around and drink the air!

I called a gunsmith buddy of mine in Suffolk, he said to get in contact with Mac's Reloading. He's local also and does the Hampton Roads gun shows. He also made remark of the shortages and how long it's taking for supplies to return. It's almost like all ammunition and reloading components are being kept off the market as a means of back door gun control. Wouldn't put it past Holder and the boys.

My wife and I really aren't crazy about hunting in Va either. Send a bunch of starving dogs out chasing a scared to death, adrenaline filled deer towards a line of power poles with a slug gun and a 6 pack on every pole. It sounds like downtown Ramadii when the poor deer shows itself! That ain't hunting in my book. That's just 'deer-acide!'. No offense Va hunters. I was just brought up to stalk and hunt, respect the animal and to kill with one precision shot.

Welcome to Tidewater lloydsmale. It's a nice place to live and tons of great places to visit near by. Busch Gardens and Water Country are great fun the military gets an awesome discount. If you are in to American history, you are in the center of it. Just up 460 is the Petersburg/Richmond battlefield, on the peninsula is Yorktown where the 1st Revolution was won, awesome concerts at the amphitheater, and Tides Baseball at Harbor Park can't be beat. I hope that you get out and enjoy the area when you get the chance.

Hope to meet up with you guys when I get home.

Thanks Guys,

DocB
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: Reloading in Hampton Roads

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had to laugh at the humidity thing. I reported there in july and being from nothern Michigan thought i was walking into a blast furnace when I stepped off the transport plane. It was so bad that day i thought it was hard to even breath.
Lloyd, if you think the humidity in VA is bad, come to Alabama about this time of year....It will literally take your breath away if you are acclimated to another climate before you step off your flight.

Born and raised here in Alabama, but when I spent a week in California doing construction work, and got off the plane here back home, I had acclimated myself to Cali's climate, which is very dry and not very mild, it took my breath away when I got off the plane.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:43 PM
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personaly ill stay right where im at. Sure we get tons of snow in the winter and cold temps but id take 0 anyday over a 100 degrees with humidity you can about cut with a knife. Summers here are about perfect. We get maybe 5 days of that humid 100 degree crap but its usually in the 70s.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:01 PM
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Yeah, 70's would be nice. I wish it would stay 65-75 for 3 months, 85 for 3 months so we could go to the lake, then 0-65 for about 6 months of winter for deer huntin & rut. That would be my perfect climate.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:19 AM
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Re: Reloading in Hampton Roads

Doc B your deer-acide comment is why I go back to west of the blue ridge, as described in the vdgif website. because no dogs allowed for deer , don't like the taste of adrealine that much either...and i'm with you it's all about the stalk.
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