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Do You ENJOY Reloading?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DT Guy, Oct 19, 2005.


Would You Reload If Not For Economy And Quality?

  1. Yes, I enjoy reloading as an activity in its own right.

    120 vote(s)
  2. Maybe-I find reloading relaxing, but not 'fun.'

    31 vote(s)
  3. No-I would rather buy my ammo if I could get it just as cheap and it was just as good as my own.

    22 vote(s)
  1. DT Guy

    DT Guy Well-Known Member

    If you could get ammo just as good, just as cheap, would you reload anyway?

  2. adobewalls

    adobewalls Well-Known Member

    Yep, its part of the zen of being "a tinkerer" (and having an engineering background.) I still buy ammo, depending on what I am doing - but I also always have my specialty loads tailored to specific activities.
  3. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Well-Known Member

    Yes I do.

    Its like tying your own flies, digging your own worms :D , building your own sail boat, etc...........

    HSMITH Well-Known Member

    I do it for cost and availability reasons. If I could afford to buy the ammo I go through and it was equal quality I would.
  5. LHB1

    LHB1 Well-Known Member

    YES! Like most people I started reloading to save money but somewhere along the line I got hooked. Now I reload for the satisfaction of shooting my own ammunition and being able to tailor that ammo to whatever velocity and combo I want within safe limits. I now use three progressive presses, an arbor press with three sets of bench rest dies, and several top quality powder measures including a Neil Jones PM. For me, reloading has progressed well beyond an economy measure and blossomed into a full blown hobby of its own.

    Good shooting and be safe.
  6. Wil Terry

    Wil Terry Well-Known Member

    Absolutely, I Enjoy It Above All Other Hobbies As It Feeds

    My other hobby, shooting. It's sorta like an inch thick layer of frosting on the mighty tasty cake called, shooting!!
  7. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    Sure, I enjoy it. My back on the other hand lets me know when it's time to quit for the night.
  8. yorec

    yorec Well-Known Member

    There's just something satisfying about those rows of shiny cartridges and knowing you are the reason they are ready to be used. Just an independant streak I suppose... ;)
  9. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    The only ammunition that I've bought in the past 20 years is .22 LR...I'd load it if I could...
  10. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    Yep, I like it. Then again, I make my own knives! :)
  11. tc300mag1

    tc300mag1 Well-Known Member

    yes It just like anyother hobbie i like
  12. Rico567

    Rico567 Well-Known Member

    I am neither interested nor capable of making anything other than ammunition -with the possible exception of words, and the odd slab of dry rub ribs- and it's difficult for me to assess WHY I'm still interested in reloading for its own sake, after more than four decades at it.
  13. Sleeping Dog

    Sleeping Dog Well-Known Member

    I enjoy it. Trimming brass length can get tedious, as well as running mass quantities of 30-06 through the sizing die. But overall, I like it.
  14. capbuster

    capbuster Well-Known Member

    I find reloading a very satisfying hobby in itself. It has provided me with quality ammuntion for years which is tailor made for my firearms.I highly recommend it to all shooters.
  15. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    Especially if your reloading for an AR;)
  16. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I enjoy the heck out of it.:cool:
  17. Red_SC

    Red_SC Well-Known Member

    It's a good way to relax. If I could buy equal ammo at an the same price, I'm sure I'd buy some, but I'd still reload some, too.
  18. Cherokee

    Cherokee Well-Known Member

    Yes Yes Yes
  19. DT Guy

    DT Guy Well-Known Member

    Looks like I should have put a "only shoot to empty the cases" category!


  20. Chris Rhines

    Chris Rhines Well-Known Member

    Not really. I reload to shoot more - I'd much rather spend time shooting and wrenching on guns. If Black Hills would drop-ship a few cases of .40 and .223 to my home every month, I'd give up reloading altogether. :D

    - Chris

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