Any reloaders here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by BBQJOE, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reloading for years. Just got into casting about 2 years ago.

    I reload .44, .38, and 9mm.

    It's another great hobby that I enjoy.

    What do you reload if you do?
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad taught me the hard way back in the 70s, he put me to casting first and then after many yrs i got moved up to depriming/sizing and mastered that before being allowed to charge powder and seat bullets. have been at it for almost 40 yrs now and have over 200 caliber of metalic cartridges and 12/16/20/28 gauge shot shells. I have around 40 different press but do 90% of my loading on two Dillon progressives, i have a Square Deal B and a 550B.

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  3. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't currently do it but I have considered getting into it for the more in recent years since I have started to use some more rare calibers that are hard to come by at regular stores or come with a premium price, like 300 AAC Blackout and .458 SOCOM... Right now I just toss my step father a few extra bucks to reload them for me...

    For normal every day calibers, I'm just too lazy to invest my time and money into reloading them as I don't shoot enough currently to make it worth my while...
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you're out and about at yard sales or flea markets you can almost always pick up equipment dirt cheap (i've got new 4 die carbide pistol sets for $3 before), it might take you a little while but you can end up with a good setup that way for a lot less money. after Sandy Hooks when everything went stupid i sold a stockpile of .224 55g FMJ projectiles i had on gun broker for 6-10 times what i paid for them.

    stocking up on components when they are plentiful and you have the extra cash to sit on is as good an investment as you can make, stuff i stocked up on after the 94 assault weapons ban got me 3-5 hundred percent return on my investments.
     
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    It's not so much the investment in the equipment it's the time... Three young kids and a hobby farm pretty much consume all my hobby time...

    And I fully agree in the varying political climate ammo is a better investment then gold...
     
  6. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pretty impressive list you have there. I've only got a Lee loadmaster. It works most of the time. I've been casting for a few years now, and I think that's my favorite part.
    Other than sending those castings down range.
     
  7. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, it can be a very relaxing and enjoyable hobby for sure. one thing i've always said about reloading, you don't save any money, you just shoot twice as much [​IMG]
     
  8. jimbob86

    jimbob86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Oh, I figure the ratio is at least 2.5X ...... simply based on the fact that before I reloaded, I shot a couple of boxes of centerfire rifle ammo through each gun when I went shooting ...... I still do that, only now, the boxes are plastic 50 round MTM flip tops, instead of 20 round cardboard boxes from the factory.

    I shoot more guns, too, in oddball calibers I would have never thought of purchasing because of the expense: Really, who would pay $28 bucks for a box of 7.62x38r factory ammo if they could only shoot it one time?
     
  9. LRRanch

    LRRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I do some reloading. I got into it about 5 years ago. So far I reload 9mm, .460, 30-06, 5.56, 25-06, and .300 Win Mag. So far I have reloaded around 10,000 rounds with my Hornady progressive reloader. I love that thing.
     
  10. Vosh Sahaal

    Vosh Sahaal Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm going to be starting soon. I shoot a couple of .45 autos, a .40, a sabot shotty, and I practice with my wife's 9mm and .380. I'm planning on picking up a 10mm soon so I definitely want to be reloading for that. Not to mention I'll be getting a 30-30 for myself and a 7mm-08 for the wife.
     

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