"I’m of an opposite opinion from CSAEOD - if it wasn’t for shooters there would be no cartridges. "
No argument there - I LOVE shooters- especially the ones who shoot up RARE ammo. I suggest that they chamber their rifle for the 8 and 11 mm Muratas and see how well the old ones shoot and don’t forget those GATLINGS. BANG<BANG<BANG = ,,$.
Some years ago in Knoxville Tenn. I bought a box of Winchester 11mm Comblains with the raised headstamps. Of the ten original rounds the owner had fired 9 in his rifle-leaving 1 unfired for me. expensive shooting- yes sir!
"Over on the Auto Forums guys are talking much as we are here, only it’s about Ford vs Chevy. And I understand there are Forums that discuss blondes vs brunettes. To each his own. "
AGAIN NO ARGUMENT; I have collected both blondes and brunettes with equal enthusiasm but had to leave the Chevy group after long experience and become a Ford van man.
ANOTHER AGREEMENT : " As to educational value - the two wildcats that I pictured above tell a story of far more interest than changing a bunter or crimp (no offense intended)." (SMOOOOTH)
INTERESTING - OK ( a very personal distinction ) - BUT- IMPORTANT TO THE HISTORY OF AMMUNITION - NEGATIVE ( fact).
MOST ammunition collectors are more interested in the history of ammunition than in the noise they make and the little holes in targets.
HEADSTAMPS( BUNTER CHANGES) are usually step 2 in becoming a serious collector of ammunition. Case types usually - step 1.
CRIMPING variations is certainly an interest of ADVANCED ammunition scholars and collectors as well as manufacturers who spend considerable time and money in the application of the same.
"Value? Look at what some of the single wildcat cartridges are fetching on the various auctions. Scary. "
As usual John Moss comes in with some serious info. CAN WE GET AN AGREEMENT ON HIS DEFINITION ?
“To each his own.” ANOTHER AGREEMENT (WOW- A PERSONAL BEST) . THE GREAT SECRET OF THE SUCCESS OF THE UNITED STATES IS THE FREEDOM IMPLIED IN THIS SIMPLE STATEMENT.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE - BUT - WE DO HAVE TO SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF ALL TO BE HEARD.
AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG (OR RIGHT) - RUN THAT BY YOUR TOTALITARIANS WHO FEAR FREE MEN WITH GUNS AND AMMO AND FREE SPEECH !
I think I hear the foot steps of the FFPP at the door.