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Old 10-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Who else reloads for their blasters? I have enjoyed reloading for many years and find it almost as enjoyable as shooting. My wife says I shoot just so I can load new ammo. She might be on to something.
I love going to the range and shooting next to guys that toss their empties. I can often get several hundred once fired just for asking.

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As a kid, everyone I knew who shot a lot, reloaded. I simply assumed that it was a natural evolution of the hobby. It allows one a lot more flexibility.
I'm currently set up to reload .380, 9 mm, .40 S&W, .45 acp, .38/.357 & .223/5.56.

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I recently tested (shot) some of my match handloads against Wilson Combat match loads (both in 9mm) and mine were definitely better - tighter groups and more consistent. I weigh every bullet and weigh the powder by hand to exact grains Makes a whole lot of difference in my world. Also hand load 45 for same reason - accuracy.

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I've been thinking about reloading for awhile now...saving up my brass and

everyone elses empties that will let me have it...

Soon...real soon !!

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Yes I am. I'm a "shoot all summer, reload all winter" kind of guy.

I reload for everything I shoot except 22 rimfire of course. I have 2 Dillon SDB's I use for pistol/revolvers, RCBS Rock Chucker single stage for rifles, and a MEC 500 JR. for 12ga.

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Yes: I started reloading in 1966. (shot shell only) Started reloading for rifle/handgun ammo 10 years ago. Now i have the sickness and no cure for it.

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me me me me ! ive been reloading since 1980 hate to think of how many k's ive reloaded , my son's and i were avid shooters for years, we all shot shotgun for trap,sporting clays, and just for fun, rifles loads for 30/30 243 223 22hornet on and on, up to 45/70 which we hunted with and i shot cass long range rifle , then i got into compitive pistol shooting and 2gun action shooting and cowboy action shooting, sooooooo we are talkin aload of reloading, hahaha and still at it today. ive bought guns and never shot a factory round thru them , . its a great hobby and saved a lot of money ,,, it used to save a lot of money but cost of componets have sky rocketed its same

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Yes: I started reloading in 1966. (shot shell only) Started reloading for rifle/handgun ammo 10 years ago. Now i have the sickness and no cure for it.


someone heres aold fart toooo!!!!!!! 1966?
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someone heres aold fart toooo!!!!!!! 1966?
Yupa i just hope i never get the win231 mixed up with the Metamucil
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Been reloading for over 30 years

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