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Most in one sitting?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. dickttx

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    If the idea of most ever came into my head while reloading I would stop immediately.
     
  2. blarby

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    Boy, do I feel ya on that one.
     
  3. Stormin.40

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    In one sitting I am like you about 300 on a single stage press, cases were prepared in advance over a few weeks.

    In one weekend I loaded 750 .40 S&W, 250 .38 Specials, & 80 Black Powder 45-70s, all on the same single stage press. The wife and kids were out of town, it kind of just happened?
     
  4. huntershooter

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    1600 rds. of .45 ACP on a Dillon 1050.
     
  5. Waldog

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    In one sitting, 4000 rounds total of 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP on my Hornady LNL.
     
  6. StrawHat

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    When I was shooting in revolver competition, the less time I was at the bench, the more time I had for dryfiring, practice, and matches. I would take one night a week (Tuesday as I recall) and load 1500 rounds for the upcoming week. That gave me a surplus so after a couple of weeks, I would just reload what I needed for the actual matches.

    Now, if I reload more than 50 at a stretch, it is a lot! That is for handguns, for rifles, if I reload more than 10 at a time, I must have lent the rifle to someone who doesn't reload.
     
  7. blue32

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    300 .223 which included: tumbling, lubing, sizing, de-lubing, trimming on a manual trimmer, chamfering, deburring, priming, charging, and bullet seating.

    Never... again....

    I do case prep in batches now.
     
  8. Cleftwynd

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    I only do batches, but finished loads in a sitting? Maybe 50... I reload because I enjoy being meticulous... I attempt perfection with bottle neck rifle ammo.
     
  9. jmorris

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    Playing with full auto toys was the cause for my "most" session too.
     
  10. CGT80

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    I have probably done up to 1,000 rounds of 9mm in a day, but that is only 30 minutes of cranking the handle (at a maximum comfortable speed) on my 1050 with a Mr. Bulletfeeder. A nicer pace is about 4+ minutes per 100 rounds and then a few minutes to load primer tubes, check powder and bullets, label ammo boxes, etc. before I do the next 100. Case gauging that many rounds for competition use really sucks.

    Normally I only load up to 500 rounds of ammo in a day and I often break that up into multiple sessions. The Dillon 550 is slower, but it gets used for all the other calibers. It also has a case feeder and now it runs 223 rifle brass in the casefeeder as well.
     
  11. Clark

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    I can lube a .223 case, put it in the press, and decap and full length size it.

    I can do that 1,000 times while watching a movie.

    It keeps my hands so busy, I do not eat any food for a whole movie.
     
  12. Sniper66

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    My brother and I used to load together before I got all of my own equipment. One weekend we loaded 1400 rds with a mix of .204 and .223. Never again!! That was just WAY too much bench time for us. Now, I load 200 or so at a time.
     
  13. BADUNAME37

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    Two batches of 750 pieces of handgun ammo back when I had a progressive press.

    Bear in mind that all case preparation was already performed and the press was all set up, ready to roll.

    So, it was 1,500 pistol rounds (most likely 357 Mag) which would have taken two hours. I could crank out 750 pieces per hour, once all was set up, cases trimmed, cleaned, etc.
     
  14. helotaxi

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    I've done 1k of pistol (500 .38spl and 500 9mm) in an evening. I did another 500 9mm the next night and only stopped because I ran out of bullets.

    500 is my standard sitting of bulk loading and that's simply because most of the bullets that I'm loading in those sessions come in 500ct packs.
     
  15. JLDickmon

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    couple hundred on my Lyman turret press.. seating primers with it blows chunks when you do that many.
     
  16. Ky Larry

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    I reload on an old Rock Chucker. I try to keep a couple thousand cases primed and belled so I can load a couple hundred at one sitting.If I try to do more than that at one sitting I get T.B.(Tired Buns)
     
  17. Bush Pilot

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    How do you get your press into the theater?
     
  18. raddiver

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    I have the same press for my .223. I did 100 or so in one sitting ONCE. never again.

    Bought a shell plate for the LNL and now i prime on that. Unfortunately the lyman seems to be more forgiving with tight pockets than the LNL is. So i have to make sure i have them all reamed before they hit the progressive.


    I still do the other stages with the Lyman though.
     
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    I think the most I have done in one session was for 223 and 243 prior to going on a prairie dog shoot. I loaded something like 500, 223's and 400, 243's. All on a single stage rockchucker. I think i will give myself more time next year and spread it all out....
     
  21. 45Frank

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    I am with ya here. Most in a sitting maybe 100. I measure nearly every load for COL. Every piece of brass for length, clean every pocket hole, and weigh about every tenth charge on two scales.
    Without being a wiseguy how can you reload 6,000 rounds and the all be uniformed? That's 12 per minute over 8 hours with no stopping. One every 5 seconds or so.
     
  22. Clark

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    It fits under my Pee Wee Herman overcoat.
     
  23. jmorris

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    yeah but its worth it. I case gauge mine and box them up while the press is loading them.
     
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