Couples and reloading...

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by missystockholm, Mar 19, 2021.

  1. missystockholm

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    So my boyfriend and I just got our Dillon in the mail today. I'm just dropping this here to share our interaction about it. The original plan was to sell my Hornady, but....

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    ...love finds a way. ;)
    Yes, we are both dorks.
     
  2. Hooda Thunkit

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    Is it getting warm in here ?

    Or is it just me....
     
  3. GW Staar

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    Welcome to THR! Keep both presses.....one for pistol and one for rifle.....no such thing as too many progressives. Romance is good no matter where you find it! Even better when the knot's tied and you have kids to help with the reloading!;)
     
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    Hey, 2 presses are better than one!
     
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  5. Mark_Mark

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    If my wife came into my reloading room... I would body slam her :) if you know what I mean
     
  6. 41 Mag

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    Well sounds like a great plan, just don't get into one of the kool-aid wars about which loads better

    My wife and I have been sharing a bit of shooting through our 38yrs together but I take care of the loads and she takes care of me. :D
     
  7. Ru4real

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    Nice share! Certainly not the run-of-the-mill HiRoad post and thread.

    Don’t sell anything, IMO, right now. We still don’t know what next year will bring in these difficult times. :)

    Welcome, and enjoy the forum!
     
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  8. wcwhitey

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    Welcome, selling can be regretful.
     
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    Geezz, you two get a room
     
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  10. flatsticks

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    Welcome aboard and nice to see a couple enjoying the same hobby ! congrats on the new equipment and like others said dont sell anything yet .
     
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    Well my lovely wife is really up on my presses.
    She knows one is red and one is blue. ;)
     
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    Yeah, a reloading room! I'd say keep them both and set them up differently. I haven't had my wife really involved yet but she does want to learn. The kids sure want to help though.

    Mount both presses on the same bench though, you never know how romantic it might end up being reloading together!
     
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    Good to hear some enthusiasm from some younger reloaders in North Dakota
     
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  14. Mark_Mark

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    a lot of young people are getting into reloading. We are all young, but I’m talking mid-20’s
     
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    Which Dillion press did you get?
     
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    If he doesn't want to reload with you all romantical-like, kick him out of the room.
    Just beware of distractions. Dangerous territory, y'know.
     
  17. .308 Norma

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    Welcome to THR missystockholm!:)
    My wife and I will have been married for 50 years this June, but we've only been handloaders for a little over 40 years. Having two presses comes in handy sometimes because my wife can do something (like resizing cases) on one press while I'm doing something else on the other press.
    Nevertheless, we know how to "pull each other's handles.";)
     
  18. missystockholm

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    We picked up an XL750. It....was kind of my doing. We came across a fantastic deal on a powder change over and 3 caliber conversions ($150 for everything! New!). His thought was - 'oh we could get these and sell them at the next gun show', and mine was 'we pretty much NEED a Dillon now...how can I be convincing that we should keep these??'.
    So I came up with the plan that my Hornady could potentially be sold to go towards this new Dillon...
    Now that the time has come I am keeping my fingers crossed...
    It's not really about brand for me - but the Hornady was "mine", and so it has a special spot for me. He joined me in the hobby later on, but it WAS part of the rantionale for getting the Dillon.
     
  19. missystockholm

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    Something tells me there will be two presses in our future, and most likely these two. I have been talking about how we should at least have another single stage or turret press on hand for resizing and whatnot.
     
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    Dead is as old as you get. Until then, you’re young.
     
  21. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I really like the Lee APP for depriming. Popping out the primers before the first cleaning has helped keep the resize cleaner too. Also never hurts to have a dedicated priming setup. Personally, I like the Frankford Arsenal hand primer. Sharing a hobby with your spouse is a great blessing.
     
  22. milsurpguy

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    Figure it out quick because you can get a stupid amount of money for the hornady press right now.
     
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  23. Mark_Mark

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    I want a 750!
     
  24. kcofohio
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    I wouldn't sell, unless I was hard up for cash. But if one needed primers and/or powders and could work out a favorable deal.
     
  25. Mark_Mark

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    I used the App for everything, crimped 1,000 in about 3 hours
     
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