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Ham Gunner
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Posted: April 14 2017 at 7:18pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

steven wrote:
Thanks for the scoop on Turneric Ham. How long did you take it before
your noticed some results.


Well, I actually started playing around with just plain ole Turmeric tea that was supposed to help with inflammation and help one sleep. I was using Turmeric powder, honey, ginger, water and black pepper and cooking it just a bit to make a sort of tea. I did not care for the taste and could not tell that it was helping me any.

I read more about Turmeric and decided to just get some Turmeric capsules at Wal-Mart and so I took two capsules per day after eating and tried to use a good bit of pepper in my food. I was still taking 400mg of Ibuprofen per day along with my normal blood pressure drugs and such and after a couple of weeks I noticed that I was having a whole lot less pain and stiffness and even my bulged disc had let up on it's pain a good deal as well.

I decided to stop taking the Ibuprofen and see if the relief continued and so after a couple more weeks with only taking the Turmeric for inflammation and noting else I did not see the normal problems come back. That is when I decided to buy some of the more concentrated extract Turmeric with the extracts of the black pepper as well.

I can tell you for sure that I am not completely pain free as for the bulged disc, but my stiffness in my joints and the rest of my back have been better than they have been in years. Now I can even put on my socks and shoes first thing in the morning without having to stretch and warm things up first. Before, everything was so stiff that while sitting I could not even get a foot up to place across my knee so I could pull my socks on without pain.

I am sleeping a whole lot better and actually do not notice much pain at night at all. Before, I had to keep a pillow between my knees when sleeping on my side and even under my knees when on my back in order for my bulged disc not to hurt.

It was not an over night miracle, but it sure seems to be working for me. And without the worry of killing my liver from the constant taking of prescription inflammation pills.

Now as for my shooting scores improving, well I can not say whether Turmeric helps that much. But I do enjoy shooting more, now that my whole body is enjoying less stiffness and pain. I can even sit at my reloading bench longer without getting stiff and sore. I can't wait for my next casting session to see if I can endure a longer session now than I was before.

Edited by Ham Gunner on April 14 2017 at 7:29pm


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Posted: April 15 2017 at 7:41am | IP Logged Quote RB in GA

Rex wrote:
I've got arthritis in my lower thumb joints
and even 6 grains Unique with a 158 grain bullet in a 357
case hurts. Needless to say the target doesn't get
damaged too much either. Finally dropped down to a 38
Special case with 4 grains of HP38 and a 150 grain 358477
bullet.
Lots more hits, no pain but out of my 4" 686 over my
Chrony I get in the low 700s FPS.
Not a lot but it's still shooting I guess.


Once I F1-Chronyed standard WIN FBI 38+P LSWCHP out of my
2 inch SP101. Guess what? 780 fps. My standard SP/GP load
4.1g W231 with 158g cast, hovers around 750fps. Good
enough for FBI good enough for me.
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Posted: April 15 2017 at 11:12am | IP Logged Quote mikld

No "old family remedies" here, just what I did. I had
"Magnumitis" when I got my first .44 Magnum, and by the time I
had 3 more .44s, I was starting to flinch from my T-Rex Killer
loads. I backed down on my loads, but still Magnum area and
started using a shooting glove (mine looks a lot like the
"mechanic's" gloves). I used to tape the middle finger on my
shooting hand whenever I shot my RugerSBH 'cause the
square backed trigger guard would bloody my finger after a few
rounds, but no need with a glove. I ain't out to impress anyone
so if I look like a sissy shooting with my glove, well too bad!   


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Posted: April 15 2017 at 4:28pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Just received my order. Will be trying the starting tonight.

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Posted: April 16 2017 at 4:58am | IP Logged Quote John P.

Thanks for the information. My knees hurt almost daily and my back,
neck and legs are sometimes stiff -all due to old injuries. Doctors tells
me arthritis in knees. I am going to give the Turmeric a try.   

I just ordered the Swanson brand posted above from Amazon. I like the
idea of a natural supplement. I feel that I am reaching for the Motrin too
much lately, and I know that is not good for my liver.

Rex: those .38 Special loads are standard loads for HP38. Keep on
casting, loading, and shooting!

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Posted: April 16 2017 at 6:02am | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Are we all ancient arthritic reloaders? I had hoped
one or two might gain some useful info from us
prehistoric reloaders.
I mean most of us got into the game sometime after
people decided this smokeless powder stuff was not a
passing fade. (although many of us have more than a
nodding acquaintance with Black Powder)

Mrs Rem (who has severe RA) said "NO" to the turmeric
-I will beg some more today. My hips and back say I
need some relief. I may even start the mower to get on
her good side- if that don't work I may even use it
after I get it started.

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Posted: April 16 2017 at 8:19am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

I have played around with a whole bunch of loads throughout the years for both .38 Special and .357 Mag. and I will say that my favorite load in the .38 cal. always has been 5.0-5.2gr. of Unique.

With the 358477 Lyman bullet, my old mold throws about 150gr. with 8-9 BHN alloy. The nose on the bullet was a bit wider and flatter than what Lyman puts out today it seems, but that bullet was always a tack driver.

Barely has any recoil at all and I used to take it along on the tractor while mowing hay to shoot the field rats when they were scared out of the tall grass. It was a pleasure to shoot and very accurate for just normal plinking and small game or "rats".

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