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horsemen61
November 12, 2012, 11:18 PM
Ok guys question what is the most rounds you have ever loaded in a single sitting me I just did 300 that is my most for now;)

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bds
November 12, 2012, 11:57 PM
I did 4000+ rounds (9mm/40S&W/45ACP) with jacketed/plated/lead/Moly coated lead bullets for a family/friends range trip. It took me all day with several rest breaks (poor Pro 1K press ... :D).

I told everyone next day that they had to pick up the spent cases as my fingers/hands were out of commission. I tried shooting a few times, but it was not a pleasant experience. I essentially spent the day loading magazines and cleaning pistols. Thankfully, everyone had a great time and I came home with more brass.

natgas
November 13, 2012, 12:20 AM
Wow! that's lot of ammo in one sitting. I'm never in it for the big numbers but one day last winter I loaded 600 rounds of both 45 and 9 one afternoon. Nothing compared to some of the big-time loaders though

animator
November 13, 2012, 12:20 AM
I think 300 is my max as well, loaded on a single stage.

b money
November 13, 2012, 12:42 AM
500 45acp on a Rockchucker. Needless to say it took awhile.

mxjunky78
November 13, 2012, 12:42 AM
500 .40 on my hornady single stage.

56hawk
November 13, 2012, 12:55 AM
I did 600 9mm yesterday. Didn't take that much time on a Dillon 650 though. I'm sure I've done at least twice that before, but it's been a long time.

jmorris
November 13, 2012, 01:00 AM
Can't say it was one sitting as I had to stand to get stuff to load into the machine but ran 6000 through one of my machines in 4 hours and 48 min with a few pitstops.

Certaindeaf
November 13, 2012, 01:07 AM
I casted 8000 bullets in about 10 or so hours once. I'm a fast learner so now I don't do that anymore!. now I only cast for a couple/four hours at a stretch.

Ehtereon11B
November 13, 2012, 01:48 AM
I'm new to reloading so my largest batch was 100 .35 Rem cartridges. Experimental rounds to find what the Marlin likes to eat.

evan price
November 13, 2012, 06:19 AM
1000 pistol. Any more than that and I start getting tired and making silly mistakes.

Kyle M.
November 13, 2012, 08:13 AM
I did somewhere between 250-300 .40's on my turret press thats the most in one sitting. The most I've done in one day is 500.

beatledog7
November 13, 2012, 09:13 AM
I don't know for sure about one sitting, and I suspect it was in two or three shifts, but the most I've loaded in a single day is 219, all .40cal and .223, on 16 Dec last year. All of these were loaded on a Hornady LNL SS press.

medalguy
November 13, 2012, 11:54 AM
Never counted the per session loads, but last Sunday my wife was gone all day, so I managed to get 1800 rounds of .308 done in an afternoon and still got dinner ready for her when she got back home.

kerreckt
November 13, 2012, 12:08 PM
2000+ rounds of 9mm on an old Dillon 450.

littleguns223
November 13, 2012, 12:39 PM
1000+ rounds of 38 specials on my Dillon 650.

winterhorse290
November 13, 2012, 12:42 PM
600 5.56. single stage rock chucker. would have done more but i was going crosseyed

Reefinmike
November 13, 2012, 01:44 PM
about 800 38's one evening. I have 900 primed cases ready to go, just have to cast some bullets up.

Bud0505
November 13, 2012, 02:04 PM
I usually limit my reloading to an hour maybe an hour and half. I will reload 5 to 6 hundred rounds of pistol ammo on my Dillon 550B during that time. In my youth when I was still working I would do the 1000 round sessions in the evenings after work but not anymore.

morcey2
November 13, 2012, 08:50 PM
Just finished my most productive session. 70 rounds of 8x57 and 50 of 7x57. Not a ton, but at least somewhat productive for being at home with a cold.

Steve2md
November 13, 2012, 08:54 PM
1000 9mm, with a lee loader. Loaded all those rounds with a hammer and only blew 3 primers. That was a record, since I tend to pop 1 in 20 of them.

Blue68f100
November 14, 2012, 10:01 AM
2000 rounds of 9mm in just over 4 hrs one time. That is the max my back will allow at one setting. Normally it tells me to quit after about 1000 rounds.

Dudemeister
November 14, 2012, 11:22 AM
For me it depends on what I use.

Most I ever did was 400 .45LC using my Lee turret in single stage mode, in one afternoon.

Just recently I did 300 .45ACP using a Lee Handpress while watching NASCAR on TV. Took about 4 hours, but I should say that the cases were already sized/deprimed and cleaned.

forindooruseonly
November 14, 2012, 11:42 AM
Last time we went to Knob Creek I cranked out about 8000 rounds of .45 and 9mm, but the Dillon 1050 is cheating just a little. Took most of a day.

RandyP
November 14, 2012, 12:02 PM
I reload as the mood strikes me and spend a max of two or three hours in one session I reckon? My ammo needs are not great and are more than met by my Lee Classic turret. At my super relaxed pace that's about 150-175 rounds per hour.

I took up this fun hobby/passtime as just that- a way to pass the time. I get the benefit of lower ammo costs as a free bonus. It is also why I have no need for a progressive - sure I could make my realistic ammo needs for the year in a just a few hours on a Dillon 650 or 1050.........and then what? Take up painting by numbers? - lol

dickttx
November 14, 2012, 01:22 PM
If the idea of most ever came into my head while reloading I would stop immediately.

blarby
November 14, 2012, 01:24 PM
I casted 8000 bullets in about 10 or so hours once. I'm a fast learner so now I don't do that anymore!. now I only cast for a couple/four hours at a stretch.

Boy, do I feel ya on that one.

Stormin.40
November 14, 2012, 01:39 PM
In one sitting I am like you about 300 on a single stage press, cases were prepared in advance over a few weeks.

In one weekend I loaded 750 .40 S&W, 250 .38 Specials, & 80 Black Powder 45-70s, all on the same single stage press. The wife and kids were out of town, it kind of just happened?

huntershooter
November 14, 2012, 02:09 PM
1600 rds. of .45 ACP on a Dillon 1050.

Waldog
November 14, 2012, 02:30 PM
In one sitting, 4000 rounds total of 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP on my Hornady LNL.

StrawHat
November 14, 2012, 02:44 PM
When I was shooting in revolver competition, the less time I was at the bench, the more time I had for dryfiring, practice, and matches. I would take one night a week (Tuesday as I recall) and load 1500 rounds for the upcoming week. That gave me a surplus so after a couple of weeks, I would just reload what I needed for the actual matches.

Now, if I reload more than 50 at a stretch, it is a lot! That is for handguns, for rifles, if I reload more than 10 at a time, I must have lent the rifle to someone who doesn't reload.

blue32
November 16, 2012, 12:08 AM
300 .223 which included: tumbling, lubing, sizing, de-lubing, trimming on a manual trimmer, chamfering, deburring, priming, charging, and bullet seating.

Never... again....

I do case prep in batches now.

Cleftwynd
November 16, 2012, 03:48 AM
I only do batches, but finished loads in a sitting? Maybe 50... I reload because I enjoy being meticulous... I attempt perfection with bottle neck rifle ammo.

jmorris
November 16, 2012, 10:24 AM
Last time we went to Knob Creek I cranked out about 8000 rounds of .45 and 9mm, but the Dillon 1050 is cheating just a little. Took most of a day.Playing with full auto toys was the cause for my "most" session too.

CGT80
November 24, 2012, 03:57 AM
I have probably done up to 1,000 rounds of 9mm in a day, but that is only 30 minutes of cranking the handle (at a maximum comfortable speed) on my 1050 with a Mr. Bulletfeeder. A nicer pace is about 4+ minutes per 100 rounds and then a few minutes to load primer tubes, check powder and bullets, label ammo boxes, etc. before I do the next 100. Case gauging that many rounds for competition use really sucks.

Normally I only load up to 500 rounds of ammo in a day and I often break that up into multiple sessions. The Dillon 550 is slower, but it gets used for all the other calibers. It also has a case feeder and now it runs 223 rifle brass in the casefeeder as well.

Clark
November 24, 2012, 04:31 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=174523&d=1352600717
I can lube a .223 case, put it in the press, and decap and full length size it.

I can do that 1,000 times while watching a movie.

It keeps my hands so busy, I do not eat any food for a whole movie.

Sniper66
November 24, 2012, 09:42 AM
My brother and I used to load together before I got all of my own equipment. One weekend we loaded 1400 rds with a mix of .204 and .223. Never again!! That was just WAY too much bench time for us. Now, I load 200 or so at a time.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
November 24, 2012, 09:56 AM
Two batches of 750 pieces of handgun ammo back when I had a progressive press.

Bear in mind that all case preparation was already performed and the press was all set up, ready to roll.

So, it was 1,500 pistol rounds (most likely 357 Mag) which would have taken two hours. I could crank out 750 pieces per hour, once all was set up, cases trimmed, cleaned, etc.

helotaxi
November 24, 2012, 12:00 PM
I've done 1k of pistol (500 .38spl and 500 9mm) in an evening. I did another 500 9mm the next night and only stopped because I ran out of bullets.

500 is my standard sitting of bulk loading and that's simply because most of the bullets that I'm loading in those sessions come in 500ct packs.

JLDickmon
November 24, 2012, 12:44 PM
couple hundred on my Lyman turret press.. seating primers with it blows chunks when you do that many.

Ky Larry
November 24, 2012, 06:36 PM
I reload on an old Rock Chucker. I try to keep a couple thousand cases primed and belled so I can load a couple hundred at one sitting.If I try to do more than that at one sitting I get T.B.(Tired Buns)

Bush Pilot
November 25, 2012, 12:50 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=174523&d=1352600717
I can lube a .223 case, put it in the press, and decap and full length size it.

I can do that 1,000 times while watching a movie.

It keeps my hands so busy, I do not eat any food for a whole movie.
How do you get your press into the theater?

raddiver
November 25, 2012, 12:55 AM
couple hundred on my Lyman turret press.. seating primers with it blows chunks when you do that many.

I have the same press for my .223. I did 100 or so in one sitting ONCE. never again.

Bought a shell plate for the LNL and now i prime on that. Unfortunately the lyman seems to be more forgiving with tight pockets than the LNL is. So i have to make sure i have them all reamed before they hit the progressive.


I still do the other stages with the Lyman though.

TennJed
November 25, 2012, 01:07 AM
300

limpingbear
November 25, 2012, 01:16 AM
I think the most I have done in one session was for 223 and 243 prior to going on a prairie dog shoot. I loaded something like 500, 223's and 400, 243's. All on a single stage rockchucker. I think i will give myself more time next year and spread it all out....

45Frank
November 25, 2012, 01:22 AM
I only do batches, but finished loads in a sitting? Maybe 50... I reload because I enjoy being meticulous... I attempt perfection with bottle neck rifle ammo.
I am with ya here. Most in a sitting maybe 100. I measure nearly every load for COL. Every piece of brass for length, clean every pocket hole, and weigh about every tenth charge on two scales.
Without being a wiseguy how can you reload 6,000 rounds and the all be uniformed? That's 12 per minute over 8 hours with no stopping. One every 5 seconds or so.

Clark
November 25, 2012, 01:47 AM
Bush Pilot

It keeps my hands so busy, I do not eat any food for a whole movie.
How do you get your press into the theater?

http://leeprecision.com/images/P/90685.jpg
It fits under my Pee Wee Herman overcoat.

jmorris
November 25, 2012, 11:23 AM
Case gauging that many rounds for competition use really sucks yeah but its worth it. I case gauge mine and box them up while the press is loading them.

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