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Old August 17, 2014, 03:55 PM   #1
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I'm addicted.

I bought the Hornady single stage kit last Christmas.

Since then, I can barely keep up with my desire to load more and more rounds. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1408305191.256946.jpg

And then after that I want to know velocity.

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Every Saturday or Sunday morning I'm in my garage by 0700 in front of my press. From the other side of my house my wife hears the press clunking away. It drives her crazy.

What an addiction I've found.
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Old August 17, 2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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What an addiction I've found
Dont worry it happens to the best of us. Best advice would be to get the wife her own shootin iron, that way all the action in the garage would be to her benefit as well (as in my case) Nice job, have fun and be safe!
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Old August 17, 2014, 04:32 PM   #3
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You did say single stage, just think what you could do with a progressive reloader, or even a turret press.
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Old August 17, 2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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Congrat's do the slow roll first! And enjoy.
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Old August 17, 2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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While Lucy cost less than me for ten bucks a bottle of wine and a cheap hooker I can also help you.

Spending Saturday or even Sunday mornings reloading is really perfectly OK. Get real as there isn't much going on so you may as well be doing something constructive like loading. Later in the mornings you should be out shooting. Now when it reaches a point of load and shoot for every waking hour that is a sign you need to get a life.

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Old August 17, 2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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It gets worse. Soon you will realize that a progressive can pump out 600 per hour, you will drink the blue cool-aid and buy a Dillon, and then you will be able to load faster than you can afford components.
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Old August 17, 2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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I load faster than I can afford components on my rockchucker. That's the good the bad and the ugly of big-bore handgun and truly good rifle rounds.
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Old August 17, 2014, 07:12 PM   #8
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I started with this:



and now I have this: It just multiplies, a dies set here and there, a new tool once in a while, etc. But it's great fun. You know you have a problem when you buy new guns just so you can reload a new caliber.



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Old August 17, 2014, 10:37 PM   #9
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It can get deep. I have an entire room in the house dedicated to firearms.

Get a progressive and have more time to spend with the wife. At least that's what you tell her!

BTW, can you smell that bag smoldering when you're shooting? You must be launching some fire breathers!
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Old August 18, 2014, 03:17 PM   #10
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You are not the only one, so join the crowd. Welcome.
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Old August 18, 2014, 03:39 PM   #11
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Old August 18, 2014, 04:11 PM   #12
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I am also addicted to this wonderful hobby could be worse could be classic cars
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Old August 18, 2014, 05:52 PM   #13
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My wife and I both grew up in firearm free home's, but I developed a healthy attraction to hunting and firearms at an early age, which progressed to reloading my own by the time I married her. The first time I set up to reload she became interested and insisted on getting involved. She didn't care much for working on a single stage press, but she loves the Mec 600 Jr.. I can't even get started loading on that press without her jumping in and taking over.

Same with hunting, in our younger years, when we were still raising children, she would wait patiently for me to leave for work, then grab the kids and take off hunting. Sneaky about it too. And I got to say, she was darn good at it. I remember one night I came home from work and she told me we had to get up at 4:00 am cause she had roosted a nice gobbler. Went out that next morning and called her bird in for her, super awesome experience, I was so proud of her.

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Old August 18, 2014, 06:02 PM   #14
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Just over a year ago I got a Lee classic turret, one fresh made bullet every 4 pulls or so, if you didnt hit a snag. Such things would happen as I learned.

Now a year later, I still have my Lee, and have graduated to a Dillon 650xl.

Once it is set up, I now get a fresh made bullet EVERY pull! ! ! !

Last Saturday I punched out 1k 9mm before I knew it!

be safe
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Old August 18, 2014, 07:55 PM   #15
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she would wait patiently for me to leave for work, then grab the kids and take off hunting. Sneaky about it too. And I got to say, she was darn good at it.
That's hilarious GS.
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Old August 18, 2014, 10:30 PM   #16
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The first step to recovery is to admit that you have a problem. I am not at that point yet. No problem here. Just having fun!
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Old August 18, 2014, 10:48 PM   #17
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This is sooo funny! Every Saturday and Sunday morning (when I'm not shooting) I am in the garage loading something at 6:30am. My wife sleeps until 9:30am, or so, so I have 3 quality hours!

I am a single stage guy as well. However, I see a MEC 9000 in my future!!!

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Old August 18, 2014, 11:12 PM   #18
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Aah, addictions -- what would we do without them? But, then again -- who? Me? Addicted -- no, I can stop any time I want. Yeah, that's right, I can quit -- right after I load some more 9mm. I actually just came in from the garage and loading 100 9mm.
Welcome to the asylum, the patients may be running it, but it sure is fun!
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Old August 19, 2014, 12:43 AM   #19
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I`m addicted to & can stop anytime I want - - - - -







I just don`t want to !!!!
WELCOME aboard brother !!!

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Old August 19, 2014, 12:20 PM   #20
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If your wife is giving you static about your weekend reloading,you might want to stop reloading about 9:00. Serve her breakfast and coffee in bed. If she's like my wife, she's struggling with her own addiction to shoes and purses.
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Old August 19, 2014, 12:48 PM   #21
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Man, just let her know that you make the money and she'll just have to deal with it...




but dont tell my wife I said that.
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Old August 20, 2014, 01:45 PM   #22
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You are not truly addicted unless you have spent more on your reloading stuff/supplies in the last year than you did buying your car/truck/SUV. Hit that point and we can talk about how easy it is to quit.

Sounds as though you have a good start though.
Told a young guy as were both leaving the LGS a while ago I wish I could walk out with only 100 primers each trip like he just did.
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Old August 20, 2014, 02:43 PM   #23
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All here are welcome to attend Reloadaholics Anonymous meetings Thursday night in the church basement.

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Old August 20, 2014, 03:22 PM   #24
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OH Gosh I load my 500 S&W ammo on Thursday night. Guess I'll have to wait till I sell my 500 and then maybe I will have some spare time to attend meetings. Do they serve coffee and donuts??
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Old August 20, 2014, 08:11 PM   #25
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If you find yourself digging a hole behind the garage for a new magazine, you are in trouble!

To keep everyone happy spend time with the wife and kids. No kids yet? You might to have some and if the wife ain't happy.... I am finding that I am loading less now that I'm no longer married.
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