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how many reloads?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by grafsk8er, Jul 15, 2007.

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  1. grafsk8er

    grafsk8er Member

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    how many reloads can you get out of a cartridge if you don't make your reloads really hot?
     
  2. lee n. field

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    Rifle or handgun?
     
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    Depends on the brass condition to start, along with the chamber dimensions, and how much they are being sized. Milder loads will help brass last longer, as will proper annealing.
     
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    it'll be a .221 fireball put through a rifle. i'll probably be buying 2 boxes of nosler ammunition, and then reloading that brass. but i'm not looking for a specific number, something general or close. am i looking at 5, 10, 15 reloads?
     
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    out of .221? A lot, as long as you don't get too wild, and use good dies.
     
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    alot. sounds good enough to me.
     
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    yeah, i'd say 10 - 15 before you need to become concerned enough w/ it.

    even some hot loaded 25-06 or 7 mag or whatever will usually get you around 5 - 7 loads.
     
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    If you neck size only you will get a lot more reloads than full length resizing.
     
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    alright don, i'll keep that in mind, thanks
     
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