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Curiosity strikes again, How many people out there handload?
 

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I do not reload but have been considering it for a while.

But with kids aged 6, 4 & 2 plus a newer & bigger house, the outlay of $500.00 or more is a big decision. It was so easy being single with all the toys you wan't.

Damm, I new I forgot to by something back then! O-well.

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I hand load. 25-06, 7mm rem mag, and 300 rem (mini cannon) ultra mag
 

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Jeff reminded me. I load for my 40 s&w also.
 

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I reload rifle mostly .308, 30-06 8mm mauser .243 .223 and pistol plus other rifle interseted in .308 match accuarcy reloads,ie powder charge bullet ,etc
 

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Thanks voters, and especially thank you for those who listed calibers.

There seems to be a trend of handloading only if three or more calibers
are being shot regularly. Doesn't suprise me, I load for .223, .22-250, and .308.
 

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I handload and have been doing so for a while. Once you get a routine down and the right equipment, you can load fairly fast. On a lot of stock rifles I have, my accuracy improves about 50% more or less compared to good off the shelf ammo. On my winchester model 70 stealth, there is a vast difference between 1.5 -2 moa with good shelf ammo and with reloads, I average about .5 moa or less.
 

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i reload 22 Hornet 223 22-250 243 6.5 JDJ 300 wisper 308 25-06 270
30-06 7mm mag 300 mag 375 JDJ 458 WIN 50 BMG
9MM 38/357mag 40S&W 10mm 44 mag 45ACP 454

and i know i am forging a few
 

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I used my fathers to reload 30-06 until a few years ago when I moved to Texas...I plan on buying equipment with my return next month and doing my .308 ammo.
 

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I don't shoot factory ammo.

I handload the following calibers:

6.5x55mm, 7x57mm, 7.65x53mm, 8x57mm, 11mm Mauser, .270 Winchester, 9x20 Browning Long, 9mm Parabellum, .38 Super Auto, .45 ACP and .223.

Maybe there are a few others that I've forgotten about.

I forgot about 7.62x39mm

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I reload either with my dad's stuff or a friend's. Mostly .308, .30'06, .25'06, 30-30, .338, .223, .45-70, 7.62x39, .45ACP, and 9mm. Actually, I think that's all I've ever reloaded. :lol:
Mostly I reload .45ACP, .308, .223, and .30'06. When dad doesn't get around to it I do .338 and 30-30.
 

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Reloading

I reload for not only myself but a few friends and relitives, I had not really thought about my dies shelf but now that you have brought it to my attention, it is sagging somewhat in the middle, I am going to have to reinforce it some, I have dies for 22PPC, 22 HORNET, 220 SWIFT, 224 WEATHERBY MAG., 22-250REM., 243, 25-20WCF, 25-06REM, 270WIN., 7X61 SHARP & HART, 7MM WEATHERBY MAG., 30 M1 CARBINE, 30-30 WIN., 30-06, 7.62X39, 7.62X51 (308), 7.62X54R, 303BRIT., 8X57MAUSER, 338 WIN MAG, 44-40WCF, 45-70, PISTOL ROUNDS 380, 9MM LUGER, 38/357,41MAG, 44SPL/44MAG, 44-40WCF, 45 LONG COLT, 45 ACP, 22REM JET.
I reload for relaxation and for accuracy from even the smallest 380, but if I had all the money that I have saved while reloading the 41,the 44spl, 44-40, 45 long colt, and the 45 acp I would go out and buy a new truck, hahahaha
Rusty
 
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