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Latest cartridge you're reloading?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Legionnaire, Nov 3, 2022.

  1. WVRJ

    WVRJ Member

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    30-06 for me.Been loading since the 70's and haven't owned one,nor have I loaded for one,but I'm going to start this evening after work.
     
  2. Catpop

    Catpop Member

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    30-30 170 gr non gas check 7 brn boolit for Marlin microgroove. Things are now looking promising accuracy wise with 15.0 gr 2400. Lots of testing ahead. The fun begins!
    Didn’t do well with Unique on last testing.
     
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  3. thump_rrr

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    45-70 for my Magnum Research BFR that arrived yesterday.
     
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  4. PO2Hammer

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    300 Blackout for a bolt gun.
    Love it.
     
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  5. csjavi

    csjavi Member

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    Just started reloading 5.6x50R Mag for my combination gun. Still refining the load but got 5 shots in 0.77 MOA at 100 meters with a 52 grain brass solid. Pretty happy with that since a combination gun isn't optimized for accuracy. No free floating barrel and you have to break the action open and reposition the gun on the rest for each shot. The 62 grain TTSX needs a bit more work. Getting around 1.5 MOA at the moment.
     
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  6. gudaki

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    9mm for a while now.
     
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  7. Thomasss

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    Playing with 140 grain ELD-X in a Win. .270.
    I sited in with these this fall, but am not impressed from other .270 loads. They are a rather finicky bullet.
    I've shot a Win. .270 for many years. My son wants to try them for deer this year. We will see .....
     
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  8. Saluki91

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    Santa brought my wife a M&P EZ 380, so I have just added .380 ACP to my bench.
     
  9. JSneezy

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    A lot of people seem intimidated to load 380 since the minimum to maximum load window is so narrow, but I actually have fun with it.

    My most recent round to start is 300 Blackout. I had all the parts for a build, aside from deciding what round, and a friend decided to offer up a barrel. Just getting to the point of trying out N110 with it, so I'm excited to see how it does compared to the H110 I've been using.
     
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  10. Hikingman

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    Latest is .223 and I wish we had a subforum for that one caliber.
     
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  11. MWC1974

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    9mm for now. I’ll load up what I think ill shoot this spring and summer, then set the bench back up for rifle.
     
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  12. Armored farmer

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    I am so far behind on the loading bench...I don't know where to begin.
    New to me:
    9mm
    30 06
    7mm08
    45-70
    7.62x39
    I have only dipped my toe into 30-30 and 45acp
    I have molds and dies for all the above.
    I'm determined to hunt deer with the 45-70 in November 2023. I think I will start there.:thumbdown:
     
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  13. kalielkslayer

    kalielkslayer Member

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    I’m way behind as well!

    The last month I loaded mostly 12 gauge skeet rounds.

    But the 22-250 and .243 have taken up some of my time.
    The 22-250 Prints 3 bullets in the same hole at 200 yards; 60 grain Vmax, 38 grains H380.

    But I hunt coyotes on the California/Nevada border and I don’t want some chicken$hit ticket for hunting in California with a lead core bullet.
    My Barnes experiments haven’t worked….to my satisfaction.

    The 70s didn’t stabilize. The 62s showed promise at 100 yards. At 200 they opened up.

    I only did one ladder with the 55s. But barely sub 1” groups ain’t cutting it, so back to the drawing board.

    the .243? Pure frustration!! This barrel cleans easier than any barrel I own. And shoots worst….so far.

    So I guess my answer is .243 since that’s where my work is!
     
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  14. King Medallion

    King Medallion Member

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    Today is 45/75 Black Powder day.
     
  15. Toprudder

    Toprudder Member

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    Just picked up the stuff to load 5.7x28. I’ve made a few dummy rounds and everything looked good.
     
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  16. Nasty Canasta

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    Currently reloading for 11 calibers & the last set of dies I bought were for 25ACP so I can play with the growing mouse gun collection.
    Nice thing about the 25’s is I can get up to 7,000 rounds loaded up with a pound of powder compared to a couple hundred 50AE’s per pound.
     
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  17. DM~

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    Last reloading, I did was 9.3x74R.

    DM
     
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  18. Fishtales

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    Latest is .338 WM in 2003.
    Started with shotgun shells and .222 Rem Mag in 1970 after discharge from active duty in the navy.
    A few other calibers .22-250, .270, .308, .300 Sav, in intervening years as well .357 Mag.
     
  19. rayatphonix

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    280 Ackley. I’ve had the dies for 5 or 6 years, but the rifle fell through. Finally got one.
     
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  20. Toprudder

    Toprudder Member

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    I finally got around to making my first test loads of 5.7x28. I also made some test loads of 35 Whelen, a new caliber for me.
     
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  21. Handshaker

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    7.62x25 Tokarev
     
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  22. illinoisburt

    illinoisburt Member

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    Oddly enough the last new-to-me cartridge is 45 Colt. I don't own the gun but my son acquired one in a trade with a couple boxes of brass. Unique and some plated bullets I had on hand sure does make some pretty looking and nice shooting rounds.
     
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  23. Y-T71

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    I'm rapidly becoming a fan of the .45 Colt cartridge.
    It's potential range of power, accuracy and versatility are a reloaders dream.

    Speaking of power and versatility, I just loaded some sample 10mm.

    I used Blue Dot and BE-86.

    Amazingly, in nearly 20 years of owning a S&W 1006, aside from a little bit of experimenting with 231 and Unique for plinkers, I got hooked on Power Pistol early and never really branched out.

    It meters like water, is economical between 8-8½gr and is no slouch in the velocity department.

    In the meantime I managed to leave the, arguably quintessential 10mm powder, Blue Dot, out of my experiments!

    Probably be making this post again if/when I find some Longshot and #9.
     
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  24. BreechFace

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    450 Bushmaster 425gr Makers Subsonics
     
  25. GravelRider

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    .300 BLK. Got 20 test rounds loaded up the other day. I'm hoping to test them out tomorrow.
     
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