Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by PADoubleX, May 7, 2021.
Of course I bought all of the supplies I would need to sustain this for a number of years, so I can absorb temporary market fluctuations, say for a full presidential cycle and a little recovery time. If it ever looks like that won’t be enough, I’ll probably knock off the machine gun shoots and other high ammunition consumption activities me and all my friends enjoy.
Things seem to be easing a bit. Was in an Academy yesterday and they had .22lr, .223, 9mm, 40, 7.62x39, 308, 30-06, 243, 300blk, and a bunch of other stuff and even CCI LPP.
I'll shoot between 100 to 200 rounds of 22lr drawing from my holster with a 617, than towards the end of my training session I draw and shoot 21 rounds from my 686 which I carry. Afterwards I will shoot which ever rifles I take at 200 yards also 22's and always shoot at least 50 rounds standing off hand to keep me sharp during deer season. Basically when I reload rifle ammo it is for my AR's when we go plinking or for my sharps. I've stopped reloading 45's as now I carry and reload .357. Maybe 100 to 200 rounds a month now.
If I load 5500 a year, would I select 'Over 5000' or '5001 to 10,000', or both?
I recently decided that while it's nice to have a stash of primers and powder, they don't bring me much joy just sitting there on the shelf. So I'm heading to the range in the AM to test out 2 new .38 special loads and make sure that my .458 socom is on paper after an optic swap. Once testing is done I'm fortunate enough to have components on hand to crank them out and move up a few brackets.
Since I started last January I can only use an estimated rate of 600/yr. This is loading for one caliber (1/2" S&W) - about 3 to 3.5 lbs of powder a year.
God Bless and prayers for a full recovery. I got it much easier. For me it was two tumors, related to working with nickel steel and exotic metals. A couple of minor surgeries and removal of a gland of some sort took care of them. I never had to go through chemo, thank you Lord! That was in '06. I was clear for ten years then in '16 had a small carcinoma that was removed - then in '19 came the heart attacks and stents (only 4) and I haven't had to go through a bypass, yet. Seriously hope not to have to.
On the upside, I did finally quit smoking.
I actually started reloading more after the last angioplasty. I was stuck at home with nothing else to do.
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