Post What You Reload For!

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by axxe55, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    currently these are the ones i reload for.

    1. 204 Ruger in a Remington M700 SPS
    2. 25-06 Rem. in a Marlin XL7C
    3. 7mm-08 Rem. in a Marlin XS7
    4. 7mm rem. Mag. in Remington M700 SPS
    5. 308 Win. in a Marlin XS7VH
    6. 44 Sp. and Mag. in a Taurus Tracker 44
    7. 30-06 Springfield needs to be replaced! (quickly!)

    soon to add to list.

    1. 6.5mm-06 A-Square custom building a Remington actioned target rifle.
    2. 270 Win. need to buy the dies for this one.
    3. 45 ACP another one that needs dies.
    5. 40 S-W and another one i need dies for!
    6. 243 Win. have the dies, just need to buy the rifle!
    7. 32 Winchester Special i have been looking high and low for a lever action in this caliber, but they are very pricey.

    list what you reload and some of your favorite load data.
     
  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    .270 win
    30-30 win
    35 Rem
    444 Marlin
    45 acp
    357mag/38spc
     
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  3. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinning the herd lately, so I'm down to just these...
    223
    243win
    6mmRem
    25-20wcf
    257rob
    25-06
    6.5x55mm
    270win
    7x57mm
    7mmWSM
    30-30win
    308win
    308ME
    30-06
    32spl
    8x57mm
    35rem
    35whelen
    375win
    38-55wcf
    444marlin
    45-70gov't

    9mm
    357mag/38spl
    40S&W
    10mm
    41mag
    44mag/44spl
    45acp
    45colt
     
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  4. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    hyphenated, i know where all the brass is now! it's all at your house! that's a lot of calibers to reload for. i'm liking it!
     
  5. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    And I wonder why I can't get anything else done around my house??
     
  6. agrotom

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    I reload 30-06, 270, 243, 223, 35Rem., 35Whelen, 257Roberts, 25-06AklyImp., 30/40Krag, 264Win., 300WinMag., 300Wsm. 9MM, 38/357Mag., 40S&W, 45ACP, 45LColt. 12ga, 16ga, 20ga. I also cast my own Boolets and have a great time doing all of the above!!! :D
     
  7. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    30-30 30-06 .45 acp soon
     
  8. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    The only 2 rifles that I load for are 30-30 & .35 Rem. plus I still load 12 gauge.
    In my 40+ years of loading, there have been numerous calibers. Too many to try to remember.
    They say "as you get older, there are 3 things that you lose. 1. Your memory. 2. -- let me think????? 3. How many were there????"
    Although I've given up on handguns, I still have the dies for 38/357, 44 mag. & 45 ACP.
    All of the remaining dies either went to my son or a close friend.
     
  9. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    I hear what you're saying Greyhawk. I've had a lot of guns come an go. Quite a few I don't even remember, but a few I wish I had back. The reality is a lot of my guns don't get shot much anymore and I have been trying to thin the herd. I'm doing more recreational shooting these days and less hunting, so that is where I'm headed with my collection.
     
  10. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Those are my thoughts exactly.
    I evaluated my collection and thinned it down to only those with a specific purpose. I checked with my son to see what he wanted and gave them to him straight out or traded for one of his with a much lesser value. Then I gifted my son-in-law and granddaughter with a few that needed to stay in the family. By doing this now instead of after I've passed, I get to enjoy them using the guns while I'm still here.
    Then I sold the rest and spent some of the money to boost my ammo supply.
    My son, on the other hand, believes that more is better. He want at least 1 of everything. I'm OK with that if it makes him happy. ;)
     
  11. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Well-Known Member

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    Only a few. My list pales in comparison to those posted so far.

    9mm
    .38 spl
    .357 mag
    .30-30 win
    .45 Colt
    .45-70
     
  12. Big bore

    Big bore Active Member

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    Sounds like a lot of experience here!

    I'm brand new at this, just started reloading for 45-70. Believe me, I'm a work in progress, although I'm not too sure about the progress part. :)

    Jim
     
  13. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    okay i just recieved my new 270 Win. dies in the other day. waiting on the bullets and brass to arrive so i can put some together and try them out. hopefully they will show up today and i can try them out this weekend. now i need to buy another 243 and 30-06 to make use of the dies i have! might have to dosome looking at guns this weekend also!
     
  14. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    jim, it comes easier with time spent doing it. it has it's own learning curve, but i found it to be very rewarding, once i got through it. but it's always learning new things that makes it fun also. trying out different loads. using one type and weight of bullet, with different powder charges, using one powder charge weight with different brands of bullets in the same weight, one type of bullet and weight and powder charge weight with different OAL loading. the combinations are endless and mind numbing.

    don't worry we all make mistakes and learn from them. i remember some of the first loads i put together. one time i resized and prepped my cases, measured my powder charges, dropped the powder, started to seat the bullets, and noticed powder coming from the cases! i forgot to put primers in!
     
  15. duster066

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    I just started 2 years ago.

    38/357...my favorite cartridge. I've begun experimenting with 38 building my own loads.
    45ACP...I have become disappointed in this round. It's not what I'm after in a round. I've begun shooting hand guns at long range and this one doesn't have it.
    44spc/44mag...This is my latest, and while I'm struggling to learn to shoot it well, I'm liking the potential for hunting. It can reach out a ways and gives a big punch.
    30-30...The only rifle round, and the little I've done can't touch the Federal factory round the gun like best. I'm building a Mauser in 25-06Rem so I'll be loading those soon. Due to costs I'll have to figure this one out to shoot the gun like I'd like. I'm looking forward to this round. From the ballistics this one will likely become my favorite rifle round. I'm discovering I'm a fan of light bullets going real fast.
     
  16. Fomdiddle

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    9mm
    .38/.357
    .44 mag
    .45 Long Colt

    .243
    .270
    7mm Mag
    30-30
    30-06
    .338 Marlim Express
    35 Rem
    45-70
    450 Marlin

    I think thats all. I also cast for about 75% of those. Fom
     
  17. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    nice looking collection of calibers to reload for there, Fom.
     
  18. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    update to calibers that i reload for. i bought a Winchester M94AE in 30-30 the other day, so now i can use the 30-30 dies my father gave me. also ordered a set of dies in 45 acp as now i have two pistols chambered in that caliber, and ordered a set of 280 Remington dies for the Ruger M77V i put on layaway. now i need to find a 32 Win. Spl. and a 357 Mag. to make use of those dies too!
     
  19. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    the 45ACP isn't a good long range round, but up close and personal, it's a great man stopper. heavy and slow.

    the 44mag. is an excellent handgun hunting caliber and one once you work up some good loads for will be one that you will enjoy.

    the 30-30, i am going to start reloading this one as i have a set of dies and just added a rifle in this caliber to the collection. if you reload, check out the Hornady LeverRevolution bullets for it if you use yours to hunt with, as they will give you a little more range and accuracy.

    the 25-06, what can i say? one of my all time favorites for over 25 years! sweet shooting caliber. you will really enjoy this caliber. pretty much anyone who shoots one, has to own one. i have had several over the years and is one caliber that will always be in my collection. check out MidwayUSA.com for reloading supplies, as they have excellent service and fast shipping and a huge selection in all the major brands. they are one of my go to places for anything firearms related.
     
  20. MarkAD

    MarkAD Member

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    You are so right. More then 50 yards and I just can not kill a man with one shot.

    i disagree, i compared hornady to federal and the federal 170 gr. where much better in my 336.