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Do you have a favorite caliber that you handload

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Redneck with a 40, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    For me, between .308, .223, 40 S&W and 357 mag/38 spl, my favorite is by far the .223.:D Its cheap to load, cheap to shoot and I can have immense fun with it, my Mini-14 is an absolute hoot!:)
     
  2. tiger rag

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    I like the above mentioned calibers but my favorite is 45 acp. it is easy ,inexpensive,and accurate!
     
  3. bullseye308

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    357 magnum is my favorite. :what: I love that round. I can load it light & wimpy(3gr bullseye 148WC), nice middle of the road(5.0gr bullseye 158 SWC), or WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT(14.5gr 2400 158 SWC). It is extremely versatile.
     
  4. bds

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    For me, 40S&W and 45ACP. Cases size easier than 9mm and larger cases to make handling easier.
     
  5. Ifishsum

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    .204 Ruger. Chasing a 1/4 inch group has been a lot of fun for me over the last few years - last week I made three groups under .400 (5 shots @ 100yds), one of them at .306. Closing in, maybe :evil:
     
  6. MattTheHat

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    10mm. Makes me smile every time I hear a loaded round drop into the box. :)


    -Matt
     
  7. JimKirk

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    Any of the straight wall rounds, carbide dies make it so easy.

    Jimmy K
     
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    I agree. I can really crank out 9mm ammo, and it shoots great. Very satisfying. I also love reloading for my .243. I love that rifle, and I love loading up a couple boxes of pet loads after all the pressure of finding the right one is over and I can sit back and wait for deer season...I guess I sorta like it all!
     
  9. Bush Pilot

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    .41 magnum
     
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    All of 'em... :D


    Bass
     
  11. RippinSVT

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    .357, no question about it. Although I don't mind the pressure-free ease of slinging out hundreds of 9mm or 45acp. I also thoroughly enjoy loading .44mag.
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    Right now, it's the .30-06, but I suspect that's about to change. My .45 Colt dies, and bullets came in the other day. I've got a pound of H110, and a 9 oz can of Trail Boss. The brass should be here Wednsday. I can't wait. I've got a sneaky feeling, it's going to be the favorite.
     
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    I hope you have patience with that H110, it will test your nerves. I've made the switch almost completely to 2400 and couldn't be happier. H110 is a fine powder if you load absolute max charges and don't shoot in the cold...or hot...or in awkward positions...
     
  14. BullRunBear

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    38 special and 45 Colt. But I like loading ALL of them whether for handgun, rifle or shotgun.

    Jeff
     
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    Of all the ones that I reload straight walled cartridges are the most fun and of those the 45 Colt is the most satisfying.:D Followed closely by the 44 MAG.
     
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    For me it's the 30-30. You can shoot it light with cast for lots of practiice. Or heavy for hunting deer or hogs with either cast or jackets. And it's a piece of cake to load.
     
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    Currently, .223 heads my list. Subject to change! LOL
     
  18. shootinxd

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    40 cal.I shoot alot of it.Also cast for it.
     
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    500 S&W Magnum; straight walled case and easy to assemble.

    When you load one you feel you've created something awesome.;)
     
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    I suspect what each of love to load for is what we love to shoot most.
     
  21. Jaybird78

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    .223
    .308
    .44 mag
     
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    .357 / .45 / .38 super just cause I love shooting these calibers.
     
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    .45 ACP closely followed by .357 SIG
     
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    44 & 41 mag most of the time...
     
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    45ACP is my favorite to load, but 308 Win, is my favorite to shoot;)

    Eveything else is just to small, and harder to handle:D
     
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