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: Who reloads?


PhilD
05-19-2008, 08:21 AM
So who reloads and what with?

I use a 650 with brass feeder and have loaded several 100,000 rounds with it without a problem. I very quickly got fed up with primers though, so did pick up a primer filler.

I mainly reload .38Super, but also 9x19 and 9x23.

Dustoff '68
05-19-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't....I think some of the auto pistols on the market can be a bit finnicky, and I feel reloads will just make them less reliable.

PhilD
05-19-2008, 06:46 PM
I've reloaded around 500k rounds of handgun ammo, and apart from one light load (my fault), have never had a single issue. I've seen plenty of people who have had issues with reloads though, but in just about every case, after looking at their ammo, I could see why. Sloppy reloads = sloppy performance.

priell3
05-24-2008, 06:22 PM
I used to reload shotgun shells back when I used to spend a lot of time shooting clays.

Now I'm married, have a kid and work too much. Not enough time for wheeling and shooting.

Roklimo
06-08-2008, 09:59 AM
I reload 20ga and 12ga trap and skeet loads. Haven't really been active in a while. Don't shoot the leagues anymore.

Also load rifle ammo. (.300WSM, .300 Savage, 30-30 Win. etc.) Use an RCBS rock chucker. Only load about 4 times a year. Does save some money since I'll shoot 100+ .300WSM rounds every trip to the range...:smokin:

H8T2W8T
09-25-2008, 10:54 AM
.223, .308, .50

I use all RCBS. I'm all about quality over quantity.

n8it
09-25-2008, 11:46 AM
.45ACP , .357Mag , .38Spc
.300 Savage , .30-30 Win , .30-06 Win , .243 Win
.410 , 20GA , 12GA

Roklimo
09-25-2008, 04:59 PM
.223, .308, .50

I use all RCBS. I'm all about quality over quantity.

I'm with you there. I also throw the powder charges with a powder measure, and top it off with a dribbler, every charge weighed. I measure and trim case length on every round.

Adds some time, but I enjoy the process...:beer:

southwindphoto
10-25-2008, 01:47 PM
I don't load pistol, only hunting and target rifles.

Grant211
10-25-2008, 01:59 PM
I don't. I just buy the ammo at the lovely walmart. I should though. I just give my brass away at the gun matches and gun range

Krusty
10-25-2008, 02:47 PM
When I have time I reload for my 308.

Riverkid
10-25-2008, 03:08 PM
.45, .223, .243, .308. 7Mag...

I like the accuracy stuff, meaning I do everything by hand...

rockrash
02-08-2009, 07:07 PM
.45 ACP & LC, .44 RN MAG, 25/06, 30/06, .300 WBY MAG, .303 BRT and 270 WIN.

here is a pic of my set up
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd248/rockrash2/008-2.jpg?t=1234148751

PhilD
02-08-2009, 07:49 PM
You are way more organized than me :smokin:

rockrash
02-08-2009, 08:42 PM
You are way more organized than me :smokin:

No, I had just cleaned the table in that pic I usualiy have things scattered everywhere. .:beer:

jeeperjkj
08-28-2010, 08:33 AM
Ok, so I'm gonna revive a thread from the past.

I reloaded a few rounds (literally, a few rounds... probably no more than a couple dozen) of .30-30 and 7mm Rem Mag back in 1994/5 before I joined the AF with a friends reloading setup.

I'm now trying to get back into the hunting game and trying to get my 9 year old involved. Looking to get him his first gun, which'll probably be a Rossi Trifecta (.410, .22LR, and .243) and I want to get into the reloading thing, too.

Someone tell me, how much is a good start up reloading setup gonna run me? What all do I "need" to do it? What are the optional equipments that I am GONNA want to have?

guinness
08-28-2010, 09:06 AM
Not sure what a basic setup will run now days, but between my father and I we spent I think $600.

We got all rcbs equip. which included:

press
case trimmer
primer loader
primer pocket cleaning tool
case deburring tool
brass cleaner/ tumbler with media
oal guage (and cases for our specific calibers)
reloading dies .270 .308(top of the line micro seater) .22-.250 7mm STW
powder scale
powder trickler
powder feeder
and prob. a few things I missed.

After that you will need
Brass
Bullets
Primers
Powder
reloading manuals
http://www.midwayusa.com/ has been pretty good for everything reloading over the years.

bonecollector
08-28-2010, 09:41 AM
45acp,357,Dillon press 45 Long colt, 30 06, 45 70, RCBS single stage.

jeeperjkj
08-28-2010, 10:15 AM
Not sure what a basic setup will run now days, but between my father and I we spent I think $600.

We got all rcbs equip. which included:

press
case trimmer
primer loader
primer pocket cleaning tool
case deburring tool
brass cleaner/ tumbler with media
oal guage (and cases for our specific calibers)
reloading dies .270 .308(top of the line micro seater) .22-.250 7mm STW
powder scale
powder trickler
powder feeder
and prob. a few things I missed.

After that you will need
Brass
Bullets
Primers
Powder
reloading manuals
http://www.midwayusa.com/ has been pretty good for everything reloading over the years.

Thanks, guinness. I thought you were a diehard anti-gun person, though.

Eh, I'm just kidding. I know better, but I felt like using the black text here. :)

I'll look into that when I'm ready to setup a reloading station.

guinness
08-28-2010, 11:12 AM
Thanks, guinness. I thought you were a diehard anti-gun person, though.

Eh, I'm just kidding. I know better, but I felt like using the black text here. :)

I'll look into that when I'm ready to setup a reloading station.

Oopsie Daisy, I forgot about that.
Here you go.>>>>

GUNS ARE BAD, KILL PEOPLE AND ARE EEEEVIL. BAN BAN BAN BANNITY BAN BAN BAN, ALL OF THEM.:bounce:

Sanderbody
08-28-2010, 11:28 AM
Dillion 650 and RCBS Rock Chucker.

9mm, 40, 45 ACP, 223, 22-250, 308

bonecollector
08-28-2010, 11:56 AM
Oopsie Daisy, I forgot about that.
Here you go.>>>>

GUNS ARE BAD, KILL PEOPLE AND ARE EEEEVIL. BAN BAN BAN BANNITY BAN BAN BAN, ALL OF THEM.:bounce:

Got me too that f cker!:beer:

Clutchfan
08-29-2010, 05:09 PM
on my RCBS i load 204 ruger, 25 06 rem, 308 win, 30 06, 300 rum, 8mm mauser, 338 lapua, 44 mag, 45 colt, 454 casull, 460 s&w, and 500 s&w. i also load 45 auto and 223 on a dillon 550 b and have mec machines for my 12 guages and my 10 guage. also have a lee kit to load for my step dads 50 as soon as he gets some primers and powder. i also cast bullets with a lee furnace and molds.

jhixf564
08-29-2010, 06:14 PM
I use to hate it, but since I listenend to a little advice- no more neck sizing or neck turning, it is fun again. Full length sizing, trim, prime, charge, and spin the bullet and top the cartridge then shoot it! Life is so much better and no more fliers!

I load 223, 308 both sub and hyper,308 MX, 300 WM, 7MM STW, 45/70 as for shorties 357, 45 acp, 44 mag.

I don't weigh each charge anymore just when I get out of sync or every 10th or 15 throw if I being consisitant. The same guy who got me to quit doing all that other stuff told me I didn't need to weigh every charge. His logic made alot of sense and so far he has been right in my case.

COFBack
09-02-2010, 12:25 PM
Dillon 550

Only handgun ammo now

.45ACP, 38/357, .40, .380

Relatively new to it, right around 3000 rnds. Aside from some minor issues (one batch the crimp die backed out a bit and 1 no powder load (not good)) I haven't had any feeding problems in any of my pistols.

Getting ready to invest in rifle dies. 30-06, 30-30, .223 (in that order)

Dog Doc
10-25-2010, 01:39 AM
Dillon 550B...
I use this for pistol in a progressive mode.
For rifle I go into a semi progressive mode...All brass prepped separately. Depending on powder I may or may not use the press. Some powders meter well (Ramshot TAC is right on...all the time). If not I use a RCBS Chargemaster (Varget and any stick powders). The Dillon can seat and crimp (if needed) with minimal variation. The Dillon 550 is versatile and can be used in many ways!!

fishgutz
10-25-2010, 11:44 AM
If the gun control nuts have their way reloading will be illegal without a federal license and laser marking and registering cartridges. Since they could get a federal gun registry (confiscation) list passed the courts, they are trying to make amunition to expensive to afford.
And then only criminals will have unregistered amumition.

H8T2W8T
10-25-2010, 02:55 PM
This is about half of what I lost in a freak boating accident.



http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm119/Air2Mud46/IMG_4008.jpg


Here's to not buying anything for another decade:D:beer:

H8T2W8T
10-25-2010, 02:56 PM
If the gun control nuts have their way reloading will be illegal without a federal license and laser marking and registering cartridges. Since they could get a federal gun registry (confiscation) list passed the courts, they are trying to make amunition to expensive to afford.
And then only criminals will have unregistered amumition.

I guess if I hadn't lost all my components in the Atlantic, I'd be considered a criminal.:shaking:

Vizoo
10-29-2010, 12:07 PM
I do a lot of calipers, from .25 to 30/06. All my reloading equip is Lee, actualy using the Challenger and Load Master, tumbler and scale is Lyman.

MSTR-P
11-01-2010, 08:43 AM
Rifles from 223 to 340 Wby and Pistols from 38 Special to 460 S&W. RCBS.

Squirrel Killer
11-01-2010, 09:46 AM
I need to. Got about 500 casings of .308 brass. 500 casings of .223 brass and 200 casings of .38.

I keep piling it up as i shoot hoping to one day learn how to reload and buy the stuff to do it.

Kastiron
11-01-2010, 07:01 PM
I reload for several rifle and pistol calibers, but most is for 30-06 and cast bullets. I cast my own too.

Some say it saves money, but it just made me shoot about 4k rounds of 30-06 per year. Probably not "saving" anything...:bounce:

Dog Doc
11-03-2010, 08:54 PM
This is about half of what I lost in a freak boating accident.



http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm119/Air2Mud46/IMG_4008.jpg


Here's to not buying anything for another decade:D:beer:

Lost in a boating accident?! That sucks!!!!
If that is an ammo box full of sierra 175gr Match bullets I am about to go get my diving certification!!!:D

JKDarren
11-25-2010, 06:29 AM
9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223 Rem, .308 WIN, .338 Lapua

Dillon 550 for the handguns

Lee Turret Press and Lee Priming tool. All of my rifle rounds are match. Right now I am experimenting with .223 for greatest accuracy.

I shoot 62 Grain M855 at work, through my work horse, I get that by the truckload. However, my precision rifles, all handloads. I will be transitioning back to .308 in January. I have my .223 just about dialed in now. I use a Pact PC2 Chronograph.

CAOKKIE
11-25-2010, 07:32 AM
I load fo a Accumark 300 Weatherby Magnum with a Nightforce 5.5-22 X 56

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/jwrokkie/00360015.jpg?t=1290698343

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/jwrokkie/00360018.jpg?t=1290698826

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/jwrokkie/00360013.jpg?t=1290698947

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/jwrokkie/00360014.jpg?t=1290699084

Here is a portable shooting bench I made.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/jwrokkie/00360016.jpg?t=1290699023

COFBack
12-13-2010, 10:34 AM
Yesterday

100 Hornady XTP 230 JHPs in .45 ACP for carry and friends

500 230gr FMJ for the range

Time to swap over to SM Primer and get pulling on 40, 38/.357, .380