Reloading Addiction Group

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ChrisG, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. tarbe

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    That will kill just about every extracurricular activity known to man! :eek:
     
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    Let’s just say “extracurricular” uh activities have been few and far between the last two years. I’m lucky if I even get to see Mrs. Gizmo for a couple hours during a week.
     
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  3. sandyridge1123

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    WOW I thought I had it bad but I have not started compared to some you guys.
    Pistol
    45acp
    40 s&w
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    .223, 22-250, 257 Roberts, 25-06, 6.5x55, 7x57, 8x57, 30-06, 30-30
     

  4. Shootist43

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    My list of calibers that I reload for:
    Pistol
    .32
    .380
    9mm
    38
    .357 Mag.
    .357Maximum
    .4o Cal
    41 Mag
    44Mag
    45 ACP
    45 Long Colt
    7mm TCU
    7mm International R

    Rifles
    30 Cal
    5.56
    .243
    6.5x55
    7x57
    7x65R
    7mm Mag
    30-30
    300 Win Mag
    30-06
    .308
    .308 Norma Mag
    32 Win Spec.
    .338 Win Mag
    .348 Win
    35 Remington
    35 Whelen
    375 H&H
    404 Jeffery
    416 Rigby
    I think there are a couple more odd-ball calibers for the Thompson Center Contender. I've never reloaded for a shotgun in my life. If I had more room I'd consider it.
     
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  5. Jay Bucher

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    After reading this thread I feel conflicted. On one hand I'm glad I don't have the addiction as bad as some. I'm also think I should be loading for more more cartridges. I currently load .243 Win, 7mm-08,6.5x47, .308 Win, 300WM, 7WSM and 6.5 Sherman. The Sherman is a wildcat and I have to fireform brass. The first batch of brass I did I used the cream of wheat method. A small amount of pistol powder with cream of wheat and no projectile. Apparently if you live in a neighborhood and crank 2 or 3 off in your backyard your neighbors become upset.

    Jay
     

  6. ChrisG

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    Anyone who buys or builds a rifle that REQUIRES you fireform your own brass has got the reloading bug pretty bad. I would say that even though you don't reload as many cartridges, the fact that your fireform your own stuff has earned you a seat at the table.
     
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    Welcome to the club. 223 Remington, 22/250 Ackley Improved, 25/06 Remington, 260 Remington, 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser, 270 Winchester, 7 Rem Mag, 8x57 Mauser, 9.3x62 Mauser, 375 H&H Magnum, 416 Rigby, 45/70 Government, 45/90 Sharps, 9x19 Parabellum, 45 ACP, 44 Remington Magnum.
     

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    22-250,,223,,6.5Swede,,6.5 Creedmoor,,6mm Rem Mag,,7-08,,7mm Rem Mag,,30-06,,308Win,,300Win,,338-06,,35Whelen,,7x57,,8mm Mauser,,375HH,,404Jeff,,44Rem Mag
    9mm,, 38/357 45Acp 44Rem Mag.
    No wonder I'm broke
     
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  9. Dr Ray

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    So what’s the problem?
     

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    Added a set of .270 Winchester dies to the pile today...

    I guess I'm reloading that caliber now too.. Even though I dont own a .270 Winchester yet (Im in the process of building one) :)
     

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    Now you guys are giving me something to aspire to! I already have a "problem" buying rifles (including 2 more today at auction), and have been giving more and more thought to reloading.
     

  12. tarbe

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    Everyone is different...but if I could not handload, I believe I would lose out on 80% of the fun of shooting/gun ownership.

    I started handloading immediately upon buying my first centerfire rifle when I was 16. I have loaded for every rifle and handgun I've owned since.

    DO IT! :)
     
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  13. kdiver58

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    I my name is Kurt , Chris is a lightweight ;) .. I started reloading when I was 16 fast forward 44 years , I have 3 dillon progressive presses , 2 lee progressive presses, a 1977 CH press I will keep forever, a lee 4 hole turret press, a rock chucker, I have 600 pounds of dirt in buckets my buddy and I dug out of a collapsed firing range bank that we are getting lead to cast out of , we bought a cement mixer to wash the dirt off of the lead before melting, I have 2 pact powder measure dispensers and one scale and 4 other powder dump that are a mixture of Pacific, hornady , lee and rcbs. I have a 2 gallon ultrasonic cleaner and 40,000+ primers.
    I really don't think Chris has a problem .. hmmm does that make me an enabler ???? I am building a new reloading bench and will post pictures at the end of the year when it is done. I was able to get a great deal on walnut butcher block it was wholesale from stock that wasn't claimed.
     
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  14. tarbe

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    As long as we are making lists. Here is mine, copied from my excel file where I record data as a back-up to my 3-ring binders. Listed from most rounds loaded to least:

    45 Auto
    44 Magnum
    45 Colt
    308 Win
    40 S&W
    38/357 Mag
    7mm Rmag
    357 Herrett
    45-70
    375 H&H
    22 Hornet
    223 Rem
    45 GAP
    300 H&H
    9mm Luger
    220 Swift
    30-06
    380 Auto
    450-400 NE
    30-30 Win
    25-06
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    458 Win Mag
    270 Win
    270 WSM
    470 NE
    280 Rem
    257 Weatherby
    32 Win Spl
    243 Win
    416 Rigby
    6mm Rem
    257 Roberts
    270 Wby
    38-55
    30-40 Krag
    300 Wby Mag
    300 SAUM
     
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  15. tarbe

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    And to take a queue from kdiver58 above, I have about 150,000 primers. :)
     
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    That's the thing about shortages. It doesn't matter what. during "the war" (1942-45) coffee and sugar were in short supply, so what do you suppose we had stockpiled for years. So when there's a shortage of 22 rimfire ammo, primers, powder and certain cartridges- yep- when it's readily available those that lived through it say "that's not going to happen to me again" so then the cycle resumes. One thing I have notices is that some of my favorite bullets get discontinued, so I have found it wise to buy a decent quantity even if the maker says there are no plans to stop production. Can you say Speer MagTips, Nosler Solid Base, and Winchester SilverTip?
     
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    Better pick up a few more boxes of primers!

    45 GAP? Do you still got it? One of the only glock chamberings that I never have bought. Great idea just bad marketing.
     

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    ;)

    HWL
     
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    HWL the folks in Hartford, Wisconsin thank you!
     

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    You know me. I change guns like I change underwear - once every year or two. :eek:
     
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