Cumulative THR Reloading Experience


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sublimaze41
February 5, 2008, 08:50 PM
I had some issues with a recent load. I got over 20 people helping me (Thanks). My wife ask a good question, "Do those guys have experience doing that stuff ?" I explained that a great deal of reloading experience was to be had there. Got me thinking, What is the Cumulative years of reloading experience here on THR.

How about this, put your number of years reloding down and add it to the one before you for the total. Something like this:

Sublimze41 -----11
Total-------------11

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dakotasin
February 5, 2008, 08:53 PM
10 years experience - mostly w/ bottleneck cases.

21 total.

glockgod
February 5, 2008, 08:58 PM
20 years+-mostly pistol but a lot of rifle too!
41 total

RecoilRob
February 5, 2008, 09:03 PM
33 for me. Running total is now 74

DUCKNDAWG
February 5, 2008, 09:10 PM
10 for me so we are at....84

cdrt
February 5, 2008, 09:14 PM
40 for me...124

safetyjoe
February 5, 2008, 09:15 PM
I started in 1985 but took some time off, I'll say 12 years total for me. So 96 total.

rbernie
February 5, 2008, 09:16 PM
96 + 24 (me) == 120

Idano
February 5, 2008, 09:19 PM
35 years for me; pistol, revolver, and rifle - lots of rifle. If I did the math right we're at 195


Sublimze41 -------11
dakotasin---------10
glockgod----------20
RecoilRob---------33
DUCKNDAWG------10
cdrt--------------40
safetyjoe---------12
rbernie-----------24
Idano-------------35
================
Total------------195

CZ57
February 5, 2008, 09:23 PM
Then lets go to 220. I have 25.;)

bensdad
February 5, 2008, 09:26 PM
I've got three months. Are we gonna do fractions?:D

neal7250
February 5, 2008, 09:29 PM
10 years

Wedge
February 5, 2008, 09:35 PM
Sublimze41 -------11
dakotasin---------10
glockgod----------20
RecoilRob---------33
DUCKNDAWG------10
cdrt--------------40
safetyjoe---------12
rbernie-----------24
Idano-------------35
CZ57-------------25
Bensdad----------0.25
neal7250---------10
Wedge------------3

Running total = 233.25

shc1
February 5, 2008, 09:42 PM
Loaded for a while then took an extended break. Took it back up maybe three years ago so my total is 8-12 years.
How about 10.
Or if you want add another .75 to round it off…:D

Black_Talon
February 5, 2008, 09:46 PM
32 years for me, so we're up to 275.25 years.

Walkalong
February 5, 2008, 09:47 PM
24, I think. Right after I got married. Started in the old shed behind our first house. I am indoors in my older sons room now. He's moved out. My wife was kind enough to let me have it. :D

299.25

lee n. field
February 5, 2008, 09:55 PM
'Bout 10 years. More handgun than rifle. Until recently, all of it on a single stage press.

Trouble is, all this experience (which could run into millenia) isn't cumulative.

wcwhitey
February 5, 2008, 10:17 PM
Started when I was 16, loaded .303 British and .38 WC's. The .303 was for me and the WC's so I could watch my DAD shoot. I am 41 now, so that is 25 years. The math looks like:

299.25
10.00 for Lee
25 for me
===========
334.25 years

Peter M. Eick
February 5, 2008, 10:37 PM
29 years now so a total of 363.25.

Mal H
February 5, 2008, 10:46 PM
I'm going to even it out - 41.75 years for a total of 405.

lordgroom
February 5, 2008, 10:53 PM
Just one year.

Total: 406

JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone
February 5, 2008, 11:01 PM
21 years. I have my own gun room, (in the house), with two benches, two presses, locking cabinets and other shelves for reloading components, tools and literature. Safe and desk.

427 total years. (Ford or Chevy, that was a good engine!)

-Steve

DMZ
February 5, 2008, 11:14 PM
I started with the .30 Carbine in 1981. I have only reloaded straighted walled cases from 9mm to .38 Spl to .44 to 45-70.

26 years.

herohog
February 5, 2008, 11:23 PM
427
+18 years
445 total
+26 post above that snuck in
471

9x18, 9mm WinMag (9x29), 7.62x39, .303, .38spl, .45ACP, .44 magnum, 8mm Mauser

dwave
February 5, 2008, 11:29 PM
+1 for me

Total 472

Reload
.303 brit
7.62x54r
.357/.38
10mm

ChristopherG
February 5, 2008, 11:36 PM
'bout 4 years, VERY MUCH dependent on and at least in SOME sense cumulative with the total of experience shared on THR--which now stands at...

476

jfh
February 5, 2008, 11:37 PM
another 10 for me - total to here, 486

hoghunting
February 5, 2008, 11:48 PM
I started reloading in '78




486
30
----
516

Varminthound
February 6, 2008, 12:11 AM
add another 15 here for a total of

531

Hikingman
February 6, 2008, 12:19 AM
+1 Hikingman (2 yrs. next month, er...we all gotta start somewhere).
---------
532 Total

XD-40 Shooter
February 6, 2008, 12:36 AM
2 years here, for a total of 534.:D

sm
February 6, 2008, 12:50 AM
I'll be 53 in April. At age 3 I got a used shot shell reloader for my B-day and started de priming hulls by myself at age 3. So put me down for 50 years.

Down South
February 6, 2008, 01:02 AM
37 years for me, rifle, shotgun and pistol. Including SM's 50 years that should add up to 621 so far.

Luggernut
February 6, 2008, 01:15 AM
Late bloomer here. 1+ year.

Total 622

Barr
February 6, 2008, 01:21 AM
Barr 4

Total 626

Diggers
February 6, 2008, 01:42 AM
Wow if all of you were one person you would have started reloading in the year 1382. :what:

Hummmm....that might have been hard to do then. ;)

Oh yeah and you would be really really OLD. :neener:

Valkman
February 6, 2008, 02:21 AM
Add 4 for me for a total of 630!

snuffy
February 6, 2008, 02:42 AM
Started in '64, taking time out for a stint in the AF, that puts me at 40+, so that makes 670. Shotgun, rifle, pistol, black powder and boolit casting, when will it end? Who said it had to end? Oh, when killary gets in!

flynlr
February 6, 2008, 05:54 AM
670 + 1.5 years for me = 671.5 years
but I did load 13k rounds in the last 1.5 years.

redneck2
February 6, 2008, 07:57 AM
On and off for the last 40 years. Probably 15 actual.

686.5 total

Snagglepuss
February 6, 2008, 08:01 AM
3 for me. What a great hobby.:D

res45
February 6, 2008, 08:10 AM
33 for me rifles,pistol & shotgun.

Total 722.5

Owens
February 6, 2008, 08:39 AM
Me: 30 years. Mostly .38 & .357. Add to that over last 4 years bottleneck rifle and some .45 and others.

Total: 752.5

Galil5.56
February 6, 2008, 08:54 AM
First pulled a Lee Load-All handle in 1979, and metallic a few years after that. Lets say 28 years straight.

Total 780.5

qajaq59
February 6, 2008, 09:17 AM
I started some time back in the sixties so I'll just call it an even 40 years.

Total 820.5

critter
February 6, 2008, 11:22 AM
Add another 38 for 510.

The Bushmaster
February 6, 2008, 12:03 PM
critter...Where you going? Backwards? Only if you are entering your second childhood can you do that..:D..(820.5 + 38(critter)=858.5 + 21(me)=879.5...

Shoney
February 6, 2008, 12:29 PM
Started in August 1960 with rifle cartridge loading, next year to shotgun, later to pistol. Have had a few years with very little to none. So 47 years 5 months (0.416666 years) 47.42 + 879.5 = 926.92:D

Mark whiz
February 6, 2008, 12:39 PM
8 years for me

8 + 926.92 = 934.92

SASS#23149
February 6, 2008, 01:01 PM
12years for me.

this won't work,a post got in while I was adding up.

946.92

zxcvbob
February 6, 2008, 01:03 PM
2.5 years for me. (I'll let someone else add it up) All of it straight-wall pistol cartridges and .30 Carbine. Gonna start reloading .30-06 too if my bullets ever get here from Hornady.

LB7_Driver
February 6, 2008, 01:14 PM
22 years for me.
I load for both pistols and rifles. I also do some very high-precision benchrest loading.

946.92 + 2.5 (above) + 22 = 271.42

Eljay
February 6, 2008, 01:24 PM
971.42+ Eljay's 12+ = 984

LouB
February 6, 2008, 01:30 PM
Started in 1991, put me in for 17. That makes 1001 years of acknowledged experience noted

Lou

rcmodel
February 6, 2008, 01:48 PM
Started in 1961 with a friends equipment. Got my own reloading & bullet casting equipment starting in 1962, right after I got my first job out of HS.

SO, 1001 + 47 = 1,048

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rcmodel

ADKWOODSMAN
February 6, 2008, 05:18 PM
It was 1968 and I needed some chuck loads for the family .270. No one around sold 110 gr loads so it was time to reload.

1,048 + 40 = 1,088

So 56 posts

(1088/56 =19.4 Average)

1911NM
February 6, 2008, 05:39 PM
15 years on bottle necks, then this last year with straight wall, for a 16 year total.

1088 + 16 = 1104

chrisx1
February 6, 2008, 05:58 PM
12 years

1118.92 total

PecosRiverM
February 6, 2008, 06:24 PM
Still reading and working up the nerve..

Zero yrs

So 1118.92 total still.:D

Poper
February 6, 2008, 06:59 PM
12 years

1118.92 total ??? :confused:
Is this new math or someting?

My math: 1104 + 12 = 1116


Self: 32 including shotgun years.

New total: 1116 + 32 = 1148

Poper

scrat
February 6, 2008, 07:10 PM
on and off 10 years

shotgun, rifle, handgun, casting

1148
+10

1158

Ol` Joe
February 6, 2008, 08:06 PM
About 45 yrs for me if we include shotshells along with brass cartridges. maybe 40 if not.

1158
+45
1203

paperpuncher49
February 6, 2008, 08:43 PM
33 Years for me.

Total 505. That's slightly more than half a millenium.

HRT
February 6, 2008, 09:16 PM
32 + Years for me....That adds too more than 537 years of rifle pistol and shotgun.

enfield
February 6, 2008, 09:23 PM
An estimated 25 years for me, makes the new total 562 years! :D

hotwheelz
February 6, 2008, 09:32 PM
8yrs for me

total 570yrs

zxcvbob
February 6, 2008, 09:51 PM
Wasn't it over 1000 just a little while ago? :rolleyes:

THe Dove
February 6, 2008, 10:17 PM
15 years for me. Add it where it needs to go I guess???? :confused: I think it should be 1301 plus my 15 equals (1316)

1316 Total:banghead:

The Dove

Ben Shepherd
February 7, 2008, 12:07 AM
I've got 19 years under my belt. So 1316 + 19 = 1335.

maynard93
February 7, 2008, 12:48 AM
24 here = 1359

qbpc
February 7, 2008, 12:50 AM
16 here =1375

eliphalet
February 7, 2008, 01:51 AM
Call it a even 25 which makes 1400 even, although I think it is a couple more.

arflattop
February 7, 2008, 01:57 AM
Started in 1980.........so, we're at 1428

def4pos8
February 7, 2008, 02:47 AM
also started in '80 ---- 1456

BsChoy
February 7, 2008, 11:43 AM
I'll add my 3 yrs...hahaha 3 yrs

1459 total

lil ski
February 7, 2008, 11:50 AM
19 years so far

1459
+19
--------
1478

K3
February 7, 2008, 12:19 PM
1 year. (Really 8 months, but let's call it a year for simplicity's sake)

1478 + 1 = 1479

presspuller
February 7, 2008, 12:23 PM
1479 +2 = 1481

Roadkill
February 7, 2008, 12:28 PM
1481 + 8 = 1489

Quigley
February 7, 2008, 12:34 PM
20 for me

frenchwrench
February 7, 2008, 03:44 PM
30+ for me so 1539.

L.Puckett
February 7, 2008, 04:13 PM
38 years + 1539 = 1577

Okiecruffler
February 7, 2008, 05:18 PM
24 here, so 1601

jrou111
February 7, 2008, 06:17 PM
3 months so 1601.25 total now :D

ninja45
February 7, 2008, 07:55 PM
Add 29 years for me. 1601.25 + 29 = 1630.25

GearHead_1
February 7, 2008, 08:05 PM
30 - 1660.25

lee n. field
February 7, 2008, 08:46 PM
30 - 1660.25

So, if you line it all up we've been reloading since the time of St. Athanaseus.

Jim Gwyn
February 7, 2008, 08:49 PM
Like several others, I started in 1978 which makes 30 years for me.

1660.25
+30
------------------------------
1690.25

So, as a group we've been reloading since before Rome fell....

gggman
February 7, 2008, 08:56 PM
Started in 1989.
1690.25
+19
---------
1709.25

GaryL
February 7, 2008, 09:08 PM
6-1/2 for me.

1709.25
+ 6.5
-------
1715.75

JNewell
February 7, 2008, 09:19 PM
38 years.

---------
1753.75

scout26
February 7, 2008, 09:34 PM
24 years of Shotgun
3 years of Metallic

So that's either
1777.75
or 1780.75

mainebear
February 7, 2008, 10:07 PM
Ok I'll play

1780.75
21

Total to Date 1801.75

Warren
February 8, 2008, 04:18 AM
I haven't started yet, but this is a cool thread.

Any idea on the number of ROUNDS?

IDriveB5
February 8, 2008, 07:05 AM
2.25 (thanks to many of the above posters) :)

_____________
1804

ojibweindian
February 8, 2008, 07:30 AM
5 years

total = 1809

tjj
February 8, 2008, 08:31 AM
Active time only about 6 years .....over a 40 year period. I reload pistol, rifle and shotshells now.

So....1809+6 = 1815 yrs

realbuffdriver
February 8, 2008, 12:08 PM
Loaded for pistol and rifle consistently over the last 3 years. I won't count the year or two that I loaded shotshells nor the 28 years that have passed since then...

1815 + 3 = 1818

Mr White
February 8, 2008, 12:31 PM
+1 for me.

1819 total

uk roe hunter
February 8, 2008, 12:49 PM
1822 now

I have 2 years to contribute.

this is really impressive

Travis Two
February 8, 2008, 01:06 PM
add 25 to the total 1822 so now at 1847

WmCC
February 8, 2008, 01:18 PM
Another 50 years to the pot.
Total at 1897

moosehunt
February 8, 2008, 02:31 PM
Started about '60 with my dad. That makes about 48 yrs of rifle (many calibers/cartridges), pistol, and shotgun. Shot compitition trap for several years loading about 15,000 per year. Truth is, until about 4 years ago, I had never purchased a single loaded round of anything but .22 rimfire. I hunt a fair amount, domestically and abroad, and trust my handloads way more than anything commercially produced.
Makes a total of 1945.

ilbob
February 8, 2008, 03:32 PM
28 years
total = 1973

bl4ckd0g
February 8, 2008, 03:50 PM
Add two measly years for the bl4ckd0g.

lastofthebreed
February 8, 2008, 04:29 PM
43 years

1975+43 = 2018

:neener:

KeithB
February 9, 2008, 08:23 PM
i been in and out over the past 30 years, so lets say maybe 5 real years

2023

TexasRifleman
February 9, 2008, 08:26 PM
24 years with about an 8 year empty spot so 16 years actually pulling the handle, taking us to

2039

ReloaderFred
February 9, 2008, 08:30 PM
I started in 1963 and never stopped, so 45 years. I currently load for 27 calibers, and climbing.

That makes 2084 hours total, so far.

Hope this helps.

Fred

mavracer
February 9, 2008, 08:34 PM
26 years total now 2110

GearHead_1
February 9, 2008, 08:34 PM
This is truly a lot of years of reloading experience. Now I wonder how many rounds per year the average reloader kicks out?

ZeSpectre
February 9, 2008, 08:35 PM
I'm at negative three months (I'm getting my first reloading kit for my birthday in May) so don't count me on the totals BUT I'm marking this thread permanently so I know who to ask for advice when I get stuck! :evil:

Rembrandt
February 9, 2008, 08:38 PM
In "dog years" I've been at it for 210 years.....OK, 30 years....that makes 2140 total.

RustyFN
February 9, 2008, 08:44 PM
Add my big 1.5 years and you have 2141.5.:D
Rusty

snuffy
February 9, 2008, 08:49 PM
This is truly a lot of years of reloading experience. Now I wonder how many rounds per year the average reloader kicks out?

Oops, that's a different subject, you asked, so you start another thread with the question, "HOW MANY ROUNDS DO YOU LOAD?" I just started one, "How much do you spend?"

Damn cabin fever is in full swing! Another snow storm, then it's gonna get real cold AGAIN!:cuss::banghead::fire:

jameslovesjammie
February 9, 2008, 09:19 PM
20 for me

Total is 2161.5

Dave R
February 10, 2008, 01:16 AM
5 for me.

Total 2166.6.

That's like, 2 millenia and a half a century, and change!

GaryM
February 10, 2008, 04:28 PM
around 14 years.
Damn, I am getting old.

2180.6 total so far

atek3
February 10, 2008, 04:30 PM
Since 2001, so thats 7 years.

Total 2187.6.

mpthole
February 10, 2008, 08:13 PM
I started in 2001 also... adding another 7:

total: 2194.6

Ad Astra
February 10, 2008, 08:29 PM
I can add two years: 1978-1980 with a Lee Loader.

Back in the "hobby" this week with new Lyman T-Mag II- just because 6.5x50 Arisaka ammo is $1/shot. $92 bucks for 4 boxes delivered.

At $500 for the press and all the rest, it's become a matter of principle. Hope I live long enough to break even. :p


total: 2196.6

Jacka L Ope
February 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
+22
Total: 2218.6

243_shooter
February 10, 2008, 08:58 PM
+4
Total: 2222.6

9MM, 38/357, 223, 243, 308, 270WSM (limited)

Leo

shell70634
February 12, 2008, 05:57 PM
2222.6 + 28 = 2250.6

ADKWOODSMAN
February 12, 2008, 08:08 PM
18.15 average!

tiger rag
February 12, 2008, 10:54 PM
Throw in my 20 years that makes 2270.6

Kitchen_Duty
February 13, 2008, 01:45 AM
Well, let me help by throwing in my 1 year of experience, thanks to the mega knowledge bank:

Total: 2271.6

ga41
February 13, 2008, 02:22 AM
add 33 here
total 2304.6

flynlr
February 13, 2008, 03:53 AM
well going backwards we are now at
296BC?

oldgold
February 13, 2008, 12:17 PM
Started loading .222 and 12ga. at age fourteen. So that makes 49 years.
Still load rifle , pistol , and shotgun.

total= 2353.6

hobbeeman
February 14, 2008, 12:13 AM
Pretty new to reloading

1+ years...I will round us out to a whole number again

2355 years

Quoheleth
February 14, 2008, 12:18 AM
Year one coming up in a few weeks.

2356 years!!!

Q

sublimaze41
February 29, 2008, 04:35 PM
Bump just in case we missed anybody.

dodgestdshift
February 29, 2008, 04:56 PM
33 years

2389 years

if my counting is correct I count 127 people answering with years given. Taking the average for 127 people is almost 19 years per person.

NVMM
February 29, 2008, 05:27 PM
49 Years

2438 Years

Good Post!

fluffy
February 29, 2008, 09:37 PM
add 22 years
2460 years total

snowtigger
March 1, 2008, 02:29 PM
add 23 years
2483 years

MMCSRET
March 1, 2008, 02:51 PM
Introduced to "IT" in 1956, stayed with it until 1963. Got back to it in 1977 and been at "IT" on an almost daily basis ever since. 38 years?

Rollis R. Karvellis
March 1, 2008, 06:22 PM
snowtigger...2483
mmcsret......2521
+15.....2536

Urbana John
March 1, 2008, 06:48 PM
Started in 1970----357 & 308---still using the same loads and dies and Rock chucker!!!

38 yrs plus 2536 = 2574 Total !!! That's alot of years

UJ

FM12
March 1, 2008, 06:51 PM
add 30.08 for me=

977!

Who's next? Lets try for 1000 before Sunday a.m.!

Waldog
March 2, 2008, 11:10 AM
40 for me!
Total now is 2614

SST
March 2, 2008, 03:46 PM
40 for me, as well.
Total: 2654

velocette
March 2, 2008, 04:10 PM
33 for me, new total: 2687

Roger

amlevin
March 2, 2008, 04:23 PM
34 years reloading here. Wow, 2721 cumulative years of Reloading experience. Now THAT's impressive:what:

P-32
March 4, 2008, 04:45 AM
Add in my 26 years now at 2747

Furncliff
March 5, 2008, 02:58 PM
......
Btt

Virginian
March 5, 2008, 06:41 PM
plus 33 + =2780.5

Curator
March 5, 2008, 09:10 PM
50 years here---since 1956

2780.5 +50 = 2830.5

Sounds like enough to me!

tasco 74
March 5, 2008, 09:29 PM
i've reloaded for about 25 years so we are up to 2855.5 i think........ lots of experience in this little board i'm thinkin....:D

Run&Shoot
March 6, 2008, 12:47 AM
My 21 years brings it to 2876.5 years total.

sig228
March 6, 2008, 08:19 AM
One week. That brings the total to 2876.5192. Sorry for messing it up with four decimal places!:uhoh:

loud-mouth shnook
March 7, 2008, 01:53 AM
6 and 1/10,000th years over here.

Takes 'er to 2882. 5193.

Boy, I kill me.:-D

RugerBob
March 7, 2008, 06:03 AM
About to start my 2nd year of reloasding. Guess that makes me good for 1 complete year. Love ie to.

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