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When you reload, what do you reload for?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Skip Sackett, Jan 9, 2013.


When you reload, what do you reload MOST for

Poll closed Feb 8, 2013.
  1. Rifle

    41 vote(s)
  2. Pistol

    117 vote(s)
  1. Skip Sackett

    Skip Sackett Member

    Just a quick question:
    Those of you who roll your own ammo; when you do roll your own, what do you load for MOST?


    Inquiring minds have to know!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    Pistol (.357 revolver) primarily.
  3. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Well-Known Member

    I load about the same for two rounds. .223 rifle and 9mm.
  4. Husker_Fan

    Husker_Fan Well-Known Member

    I reload for both but far more pistol rounds. They are cheaper to shoot and it's easier to find a place to shoot at handgun ranges. I reload mostly .38 spl and 9mm. The next most reloaded is .30 carbine for my M1. Then some hunting rifle ammo.
  5. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Well-Known Member

    Rifle (.308) for now. Soon to be evened out with .32S&W Long and 9mm
  6. Searcher4851

    Searcher4851 Well-Known Member

    I load more pistol caliber ammo, but a lot of that ammo is shot in rifles. I load more varieties of rifle calibers though, and spend more TIME reloading rifle calibers.
  7. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    I load pistol the most because that what I shoot the most. Mainly 9m and 45acp.
  8. hueyville

    hueyville Well-Known Member

    Year in, year out, more pistol. It's a 45 minute drive to my farm with my personal ranges, 30 minutes to closest public rifle range and due to having to reconfigure it is now 85 yards. The local gun club is 1k per year and 3 year wait list. I have a 75 ft indoor pistol range at work but do shoot my .22lr there. Local indoor range is really cheap if I want to shoot full bore magnum pistols. (Afraid to send 335 gr .454 casull toward my bullet trap) Thus logistics have me in position where pistols are much easier to work in range time. When make it to the range I shoot almost exclusively rifle. I do sometimes set up a pistol lane to keep me occupied while a barrel cools. Considering building a 75 yard range at work but think neighbors will freak out. No legal issues but gotta keep the peace too. So all said, just way easier to shoot pistols for me. Get to shoot them 4 or 5 days a week.
  9. Skip Sackett

    Skip Sackett Member

    ALRIGHT! Keep it going folks!
  10. Reefinmike

    Reefinmike Well-Known Member

    pistol by far... I only bring my ar maybe once every three weekly range trips. pistol is cheaper to load, and I believe much more fun and challenging. maybe 100 rounds a month for my AR. For pistol... I probably load 800-900 a month.
  11. floydster

    floydster Well-Known Member

    What do I reload for??? FUN:)

  12. splattergun

    splattergun Well-Known Member

    quantities?.. pistol. Varieties?... rifle
  13. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Well-Known Member

    Both. But I reload more pistol as I shoot it more. Most of my rifle shooting is .22lr.
  14. CZ9shooter

    CZ9shooter Well-Known Member

    9mm is the only cartridge I reload..... so far.

    But I do help a buddy out with .40 S&W from time to time. He uses my press.
  15. joecil

    joecil Well-Known Member

    I reload for both so didn't answer the poll. I load pistol in 9mm, 45 acp and 45 colt, rifle is 45 colt and 45-70 with 20 and 12 ga shotguns also.
  16. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    .357 Mag and .45 ACP, though I have the dies and supplies to do much more. I guess I'll go back to loading 9mm now that it's hard to find (and too expensive).
  17. Adam the Gnome

    Adam the Gnome Well-Known Member

    9mm, looks as if I'm going to learn .223 sooner than later.
  18. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Well-Known Member

    Depends on what I have been shooting. I seem to vary from time to time but usually I shoot a lot more rifle rounds than I do pistol, although I probably take more shots of one caliber from pistols. When I go shooting I usually take 3 or 4 rifles with me but only one pistol.
  19. JEB

    JEB Well-Known Member

    mostly pistol for me
  20. Nikdfish

    Nikdfish Well-Known Member

    Recently doing mostly 300 AAC Blackout. Much cheaper to roll your own..
    Current stock of pistol reloads still enough to keep from having to open a box of factory loads for a while.


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