Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jack44, Sep 14, 2011.
Four: .45 ACP, 9mm, .38, and .357.
.308,.223,.30-30,.44mag, 357/38 as well as 30-06
I quess that's 6
500 S&W Magnum
When I have more money and more time, I would like to load .454 Casull, .45 Auto and several other rifle/pistol rounds.
I can say that, for the time being, I am all set and don't need to load anything -- as I tend to load a lot of ammo when I have "the itch" -- then don't reload for perhaps as long as a year before I get the itch!
Since my guns are all sighted in for my loads, I hate to just go burn up ammo as I cannot afford even just the projectiles at this point (I have cases, powder and primers already on hand).
For the projectiles (pill, bullet, boolit et al.), most of what I load are Barnes X Bullets (or Triple-Shock X) which are not cheap! I may fire a couple or a few rounds on occasion, just to verify both the gun's integrity and accuracy.
50+ Been at it for too many years.
I use to use Barnes 168 TTSX in my Savage 308 rifle but they shot 1 1/2 " high so I change to Hornady 165 SST and now it's right in the 8" kill zone for deer.And there a better value then Barnes.
Five, with option for a sixth.
Started with .38 Special. Added 9mm. They are still the two most common. Got a K31. Have yet to not screw up a cartridge for it, but I have dies and such, and once in a while get a bug and try it again. Don't shoot the rifle that often, but I don't like relying on one source (GP11) for good ammo for it.
.223/5.56 and .243 added this year, and both seem to be working out okay. Got a .357, but that's just a slightly different recipe than the .38, and it's worked out okay so far, too.
Wife has a Makarov. Might start loading for it, too.
i reload 27
Handgun. 9mm, 40s&w, 45acp, 38sp, and 357
Rifle. 223, 243, 30-30, 7.62x39, 7.62x54r
And more down the road.
...hopefully a lot more to come in the next few years
Shotgun: 12, 20, 28 ga.; .410 bore
Handgun: .32 S&W, 9mm, .357 SIG, .380 ACP, .38 Special, .357 Mag, .40 S&W, .44 Special, .44 Mag, .45 ACP, .45 AR, .45 Colt
Rifle: .223, .22-250, .25-06, .270, .30-30, .300 Win Mag
Probably a couple more I can't think of right now.
45-70, .223... sheesh I need to catch up. I hope to add 375H&H to that list in the next 6 months or so.
I hadn't stopped to count then in a while, let's see:
Handgun: .25ACP, .32ACP, .32 S&W, .32-20, 9mm Luger, 9mm Largo, .380 ACP, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .38-40, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, .45 ACP, .45 Auto Rim, .45 Colt.
Rifle: .223, 6.5 Swedish, 6.5 Carcano, 7mm Mauser, 8mm Mauser, .30 Carbine, .308 Winchester, 7.62x39 Russian, 7.62x54 Russian, 7.7mm Japanese, .30-30 Winchester, .30-06, .303 British, .577-450 Martini-Henry.
Shotgun: .410 ga., 20 gauge, 12 gauge.
So, 32 calibres or gauges, altogether. Calibres I shoot would also include .22 LR, .22 Magnum, .44 blackpowder revolver, and .50 blackpowder rifle.
7mm Rem Mag
Eight, and likely a couple more will be joining the ranks if I can scrape together the funds to pick up a couple more barrel burner's on the wish list. I like the magnum wheel guns and extreme velocity high powered rifle stuff. I'm absoluty struggling to get my hands on a 7mm UM at the moment.
A total of 31, not counting shotgun.
Hope this helps.
20+. Ran out of fingers and toes. Plus 4 shot shell gauges.
I load nine:
Handguns: 9x19mm, .380, .38 Special, and 7.62x25 Tokarev
Rifles: .270, .30-06, .30-30, .257 Roberts.
I have die sets and components for 6.5x55 but no 6.5x55 rifle anymore. I have die sets and rifles for .308 and 8mm Mauser but have never actually handloaded any ammo for those .
for a total of nine.
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