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300 PRC Carves out a niche’ for Long Term Success.

Hornady has confirmed a report concerning the DoD’s decision: “The 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge (PRC), released by Hornady earlier this year, was tested and selected by the Department of Defense for its extended long range sniper program following a rigorous evaluation process that saw the new Hornady 300 PRC outperform the 300 Norma Mag as well as several other cartridges in testing past 2,000 yards.”

U.S. Department of Defense is adding the all-new Hornady 300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) to its arsenal. Last week the DoD awarded Barrett a contract to provide an undisclosed number of MRAD rifle systems chambered in 300 PRC.

More about the Hornady 300 PRC…

In keeping with current trends with new cartridges the 300 PRC is a non-belted magnum design. The 300 PRC is based on the .375 Ruger case.  Cases measure .532 at the base; this is the same as the .300 Winchester Magnum, so it will use a standard belted magnum bolt face.  There has been a wildcat version of this cartridge for many years, the 30/375 Ruger.  Another wildcat on the 375 Ruger is the 35 Miracle simply the 375 necked down to 358 caliber.

Our Sponsors over at 4D Reamer Rentals already have a couple of 300 PRC reamer and gauge sets on hand.

You can watch testing of the Hornady 300 PRC on BallisticMag.com.

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Update to “Stop the Stupidity”

It pays for grassroots to make noise.  That combined with the efforts of the NRA-ILA have reversed the DoD decision to suspend the sale of once fired brass.

On March 17th, 2009,  DoD  confirmed the lifting of the suspension to pro-Second Amendment United States Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who sent the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) a joint letter vigorously opposing the suspension, on the grounds that it had “an impact on small businesses who sell reloaded ammunition utilizing these fired casings, and upon individual gun owners who purchase spent military brass at considerable cost savings for their personal use.”

In short, good news, problem solved.  Never hesitate to speak, it made a difference here.

For more details see this story:  http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12244

 

http://www.nraila.org/News/Read/NewsReleases.aspx?ID=12244

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Stop the Stupidity!

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You can kiss cheap brass “Good-Bye” or this is one time that we as gun owners can raise our voices and make a difference.  Call your Senator, your Congressman, and I would hit the economic development folks in your state.  Point out the impending loss of jobs at a time when all jobs are highly important.  Don’t be afraid to tell your Governor that you are worried about the loss of this source of brass because Law Enforcement agencies rely upon it indirectly through their ammo suppliers, for practice ammunition.

9mmThe military can sell reloadable brass for $2.00 per pound. Brass that has been destroyed for reloading purposes and value sells for about 35 cents per pound. So the DLA is expecting taxpayers to pay DoD extra to make reloadable brass unavailable to civilian gun owners and Law Enforcement.

Someone in the Obama Admin.  has decided that it makes more sense to waste $1.65 per pound than to continue having well trained police officers nationwide.   By the way, has anyone considered the cost of demilling this brass so that it can be sold at a loss.   Of course the real objective is to make it that much harder for the law abiding gun owner to afford to continue his/her sport, and long term to disarm the American Public.

Senator Max Baucus is Chairman of the  Senate Finance Committee. He could apply appropriate pressure upon the Pentagon to force a quick reversal of this wasteful policy.  Baucus’s former Chief of Staff, Jim Messina, now Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House, dude… Make a Call!

I recommend you communicate with the Baucus, Tester and Rehberg staffers who are tasked to firearms issues. They are:

Baucus – “Heather O’Loughlin” heather_o’loughlin@baucus.senate.gov

Tester – “Lillstrom, Alpha” <Alpha_Lillstrom@tester.senate.gov>

Rehberg – “Abra Belke” <abra.belke@mail.house.gov>

Tell them we simply don’t accept the military destroying perfectly good brass that could be sold into the civilian market for private and commercial reloading, which also affect Law Enforcement agencies.

You can find the addresses and e-mails of your own senators and congressmen by going to www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.   Both pages have locator aids at the top of the page.

Below are some related stories.  As usual there is no reporting of this in the mainstream media.

http://jpfo.org/alerts03/alert20090313.htm

http://mainehuntingtoday.com/bbb/2009/03/13/government-ordered-destruction-of-all-military-spent-brass/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2207438/posts

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DOD Surplus is wasting Money!

Do not write to the liquidator, write to your local editors about the waste of valuable resouces that can help reduce the negative cash flow that is government.  Tell them how this hurts secondary industries like companies the load commercial ammo for law enforcement agencies, and the public.  There is currently a serious shortage of brass and ammo, making this resource more valuable.   Speak out about this wasteful and obviously politically driven decision.


There is an easy way for you to contact local Editors, Click here to learn more.

From:  SurplusNews@govliquidation.com

SurplusNews@govliquidation.com
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 5:34 PM
To: rlepage@usa.net
Subject: Important Notice to Scrap Metal Buyers!

http://www.govliquidation.com

Dear Valued Customer:

Please take a moment to note important changes set forth by the Defense Logistics Agency:

Recently it has been determined that fired munitions of all calibers, shapes and sizes have been designated to be Demil code B. As a result and in conjunction with DLA’s current Demil code B policy, this notice will serve as official notification which requires Scrap Venture (SV) to implement mutilation as a condition of sale for all sales of fired munitions effective immediately. This notice also requires SV to immediately cease delivery of any fired munitions that have been recently sold or on active term contracts, unless the material has been mutilated prior to sale or SV personnel can attest to the mutilation after delivery. A certificate of destruction is required in either case.

Thank you,

DOD Surplus
15051 N Kierland Blvd # 300
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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