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Posted: 7/8/2008 12:19:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2008 4:26:49 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
Winner is bigdb1!!! with guess of 578 pieces. Actual count was 577. Oh so close!







Bigdb1, send me your name, mailing address, I'll ship these out Tuesday around noon.

Congratulations to all the guesses! It was great seeing the photo's of all you all's reloads and/or equipment.

Another year's gone by another 14.46 posts per day, most of them in Reloading forum.

To celebrate I'm having a contest.

Here's the contest, simple enough:

Guess how many pieces of .223 brass are in this box:



The brass is once fired Guatamalen brass. It has the smaller flashholes. To reload it you'll have to deal with the small flash hole. Topics have been posted on this before in the past. Brass has been tumbled.

Rules:

*** Read carefully ***

1) You get one guess
2) Contest ends Sunday July 13 6pm EST time sharp unless someone guesses the exact
number of cases before then
3) Post your guess along with a picture of your .223 reloads, any amount will do
4) Only unedited posts will count. If you post a number and have second thoughts and revise the number, you're SOL. If you post a guess without a picture of your reloads you're SOL
5) You can post additional posts after your first post for commentary and speculation but it won't count for contest purposes. Don't post additional posts with guesses in them. Make that your first post to this thread.
6) Contest is open only to those who reload .223

Prove it:

Entry must contain a photo of some .223 reloads you've made before

-and-

you must have made at least 3 posts to Armory->Reloading since the move from General Discussion -> Reloading and before this post


7) I will ship the brass to USA addresses only via USPS Flat Rate Box
8) If you're not in the USA, I'll buy you a $24 ARFCOM team membership or extend your ARFCOM membership for one year in lieu of sending you the brass.

Good luck and good guessing!

ETA: if no one guesses the correct amount, the person with the closest guess on 6pm EST Sunday July 13 wins. In case of a tie, e.g. one person guesses 5 pieces over and another person guesses 5 pieces under, the person with the earliest post wins
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 12:22:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2008 3:37:09 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
Do not post a guess without a pic of your 223 reloads

If you don't have hosting capability, email me the pic, I'll host it for you.

If whoever wins and doesn't want the brass, I'll ship to the reloader of your choice.

Closeup of the brass, doesn't help or hurt anyone that's already made a guess, just showing it off.


Link Posted: 7/8/2008 12:52:40 PM EDT
330

Link Posted: 7/8/2008 1:27:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2008 1:28:03 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By 103M95G:
330

i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd2/103m95g/DSCN1701.jpg


I'll allow you another guess. The "325 rds" in the original pic was not valid. I editted that out of the picture
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 1:37:43 PM EDT
I'll stay with my 1st guess
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 3:25:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 103M95G:
I'll stay with my 1st guess


You're winning so far
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 3:33:06 PM EDT
701
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 4:49:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2008 4:50:12 PM EDT by usa-1963]
I'M LOCKING IN MY ANSWER OF 527!!
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 4:51:54 PM EDT
333



Link Posted: 7/8/2008 5:05:24 PM EDT
2000
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 5:35:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2008 1:15:24 PM EDT by number40Fan]
408, and you can keep the brass.



edit to add picture
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 5:37:36 PM EDT
605



Link Posted: 7/8/2008 5:39:49 PM EDT
800
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 5:57:53 PM EDT
425



Link Posted: 7/8/2008 6:04:54 PM EDT
400
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 6:32:13 PM EDT
I'm gunna be cliche and say 223. But my entry is poopity caz I'm not at my PC and don't have any pictures on the laptop I'm posting from.

Link Posted: 7/8/2008 6:41:58 PM EDT
1025



Was wondering what you were going to do for the Big 20.

Mystery over, good luck everyone.
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 6:49:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2008 6:53:17 PM EDT by Easy_E]
223


Crap my guess is taken and my pic was screwed. All well I really don't need to brass.
Congrats on the 20,000
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 7:33:48 PM EDT
857
Link Posted: 7/8/2008 7:47:22 PM EDT
278

Link Posted: 7/8/2008 9:23:43 PM EDT
625


Loaded in March, too damn hot to load until October.



Link Posted: 7/8/2008 10:50:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2008 10:55:58 PM EDT by GUNSFORHIRE]
My place holder...I dont have a pic! Got to get my camera working!



ETA..damn...Im SOL at the get go!

reminder: READ RULES FIRST!

UN-Less you find it in your heart to let me reenter...I never posted my guess!
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 2:53:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2008 4:01:57 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
.
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 7:35:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2008 3:10:28 PM EDT by abpt1]
399



Link Posted: 7/9/2008 8:48:07 AM EDT
Brass count of; 430

Some plinking loads
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f395/OptionX3/photo.jpg
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 11:40:27 AM EDT
Guess I should have read all the rules before I guessed I don't reload 223 and I guess 308 does not count
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 4:05:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2008 4:07:20 PM EDT by Friiguy]
Posted first...

Originally Posted By strycnine:
701



Posted second....

Originally Posted By number40Fan:
408, and you can keep the brass.



edit to add picture



So who is the actual owner of that pic?



ETA: Since Strycnine's name is on the file I am gonna guess that number40 fan is using a pic that doesnt belong to him.



ETA2: And thanks to this jackassery I also eliminated myself from the competition.
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 5:54:03 PM EDT
578 pieces.

Crappy cell phone pic to satisfy requirements:
Link Posted: 7/9/2008 6:09:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Friiguy:
Posted first...

Originally Posted By strycnine:
701
i42.photobucket.com/albums/e333/strycnine/001-2.jpg



Posted second....

Originally Posted By number40Fan:
408, and you can keep the brass.

i42.photobucket.com/albums/e333/strycnine/001-2.jpg

edit to add picture



So who is the actual owner of that pic?



ETA: Since Strycnine's name is on the file I am gonna guess that number40 fan is using a pic that doesnt belong to him.



ETA2: And thanks to this jackassery I also eliminated myself from the competition.


It's probably Strycnine's photo per the photobucket URL.

Go ahead and post a guess and photo and enter the competition. I'll make an exception in your case since your intention didn't involve any deception.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 4:36:55 AM EDT
My Guess 556

New to reloading still building my set up and gathering components and reading so I guess I'm out - but FWIW
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 10:13:07 AM EDT
Well damn....... I've been violatedBD]. That is MY picture

Here's another pick of the same ammo just in case. BTW... my most accurate load was with 24.7grs of AA2230
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 10:20:25 AM EDT
805 for the win



Link Posted: 7/10/2008 10:24:46 AM EDT
I was just having a little fun by borrowing the picture.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 10:32:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By number40Fan:
I was just having a little fun by borrowing the picture.


Shameless....
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 12:20:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2008 12:50:32 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By perimedik:
My Guess 556

New to reloading still building my set up and gathering components and reading so I guess I'm out - but FWIW
i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/perimedik/100_1460.jpg


You posted a lot recently, I did a search I'll accept this as a valid entry. My intention was to let someone who reloads .223 to win the brass, not someone who doesn't and would take the brass and sell it for $ in EE or something.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 3:04:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Go ahead and post a guess and photo and enter the competition. I'll make an exception in your case since your intention didn't involve any deception.


Thanks for the allowance.

Sorry its such a crappy picture, but my cell phone camera was all I had availible.



My guess is: 388
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 3:34:39 PM EDT
damn I do not have 3 post in the reloading forum, I read been reading too much and not post whoreing. If it will help you have my word, I will keep them (not EE), reload them (w/pics), and shoot them (w/pics and range report).

I will even take a photo of my feet if it will help..
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 3:53:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2008 4:02:12 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]

Originally Posted By Chas8008:
damn I do not have 3 post in the reloading forum, I read been reading too much and not post whoreing. If it will help you have my word, I will keep them (not EE), reload them (w/pics), and shoot them (w/pics and range report).

I will even take a photo of my feet if it will help..


I count 2 posts here www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=42&t=246187

1 post here www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=42&t=245192&page=2

That's 3!

Your entry of 805 pieces stands
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 4:02:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:

Originally Posted By Chas8008:
damn I do not have 3 post in the reloading forum, I read been reading too much and not post whoreing. If it will help you have my word, I will keep them (not EE), reload them (w/pics), and shoot them (w/pics and range report).

I will even take a photo of my feet if it will help..


I count 2 posts here www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=42&t=246187

1 post here www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=42&t=245192&page=2

That's 3!


thank you, I was just just tring to be fair and follow the rules.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 4:24:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2008 4:27:22 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
So far I've made 3 minor exceptions to the initial set of rules, one for 103M95G. the others to Friiguy and perimedik

103M95G didn't change his initial guess as a result.

Friiguy's posts were out of the preferred order (post first, comment later). I'll let his unedited post stand.

perimedik doesn't have any actual reloads yet but has been gathering the equipment, but has made numerous posts to Armory->Reloading regarding reloading .223 in the past 3 months. So I'll let his uneditted post with his guess stand.

If anyone thinks this is unfair, let me know. I don't want start making special exceptions for everyone but I'm flexible as long as the spirit of my contest stays intact.

Link Posted: 7/10/2008 6:02:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/10/2008 6:02:44 PM EDT by dryflash3]

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
So far I've made 3 minor exceptions to the initial set of rules, one for 103M95G. the others to Friiguy and perimedik

103M95G didn't change his initial guess as a result.

Friiguy's posts were out of the preferred order (post first, comment later). I'll let his unedited post stand.

perimedik doesn't have any actual reloads yet but has been gathering the equipment, but has made numerous posts to Armory->Reloading regarding reloading .223 in the past 3 months. So I'll let his uneditted post with his guess stand.

I have seen and answered his posts also. He is working at it for sure.

If anyone thinks this is unfair, let me know. I don't want start making special exceptions for everyone but I'm flexible as long as the spirit of my contest stays intact.



You run a fine contest AR.
Link Posted: 7/10/2008 8:53:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2008 1:31:35 AM EDT
901 baby!!!



cool contest.
Thanks.
pit
Link Posted: 7/11/2008 3:41:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
perimedik doesn't have any actual reloads yet but has been gathering the equipment, but has made numerous posts to Armory->Reloading regarding reloading .223 in the past 3 months. So I'll let his uneditted post with his guess stand.


Thanks AssaultRifler
Link Posted: 7/11/2008 10:19:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/12/2008 2:11:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2008 7:48:06 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
bump for the weekend crew, it's not every day I give away free brass
Link Posted: 7/12/2008 7:42:33 AM EDT
I completely lack any photographs of my .223 loading efforts. I haven't made up many rounds in that caliber yet, and I never took any pictures of what I did. And since it's all downrange now and my brass is all in some bin in the garage, I'm SOL anyway.

But THANKS, AR, for having this contest. I'm looking forward to seeing who wins and what the actual number is. And more pictures! That's getting me motivated to dig out that brass and get going!
Link Posted: 7/12/2008 11:40:27 AM EDT
775

Here's a crappy cell phone pic of some of my coyote loads...


On the left is the Dillon 1050 that I load them on...
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 8:37:02 AM EDT
Congrats and thanks.

502

Link Posted: 7/13/2008 8:41:02 AM EDT
this thread has brought out some really nice pics!

i'm still reloading pistol calibers only at this point and haven't progressed to rifle so no guess for me.

good luck guys!
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 9:02:53 AM EDT
Question unrelated to this contest, for those who store ammunition loose in, for example 50BMG cans, do you notice any deformation of cartridges in the bottom of said can? Denting, excessive runout?
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