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.
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.
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