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My name is.... And I'm a reloadaholic.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by allaroundhunter, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. joe-bue

    joe-bue Member

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    Yes it is. I know that it is spelled wrong, but I took what i could get.
     
  2. splattergun

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    I load, shoot it, and reload it... not a problem!
     
  3. Romeo 33 Delta

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    SHE FOUND ME OUT!

    My wife told me the other day that she knows why I keep buying odd-ball caliber rifles.

    That way I have yet another project to research, find dies, brass, bullets, load data for.

    Oh well, at least I didn't find all my "stuff" out in the street!:D
     
  4. FROGO207

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    My name is------MUD and I am shooting up a metric but load of supplies that I may not be able to replace------ever.:what::D:D

    Seriously I have no problem, ask my friends-----------OH they are all mad at me for shooting my ammo and not sharing.:neener:
     
  5. FM12

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    You'll get to the point that you shoot just so you can reload again!
     
  6. Lethal Threat

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    reloadaholic

    I scored my fix today and the LGS/pawn shop. Went in to buy some 500 S&W for loading the 50 Beowulf. Bought 100 of those. While there they asked if I was interested in stuff a couple of ladies had sold them. Went to the back and there it was "gold". I got:

    100 .45 cal
    600 .224 55gr for loading .223 cal
    200 Match Hornady 168 boat tails
    800 various gr .308

    All this for $130.00.

    The $130 was including the 100 500 S&W bullets too.
     
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  7. allaroundhunter

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    Lethal, you made out like a bandit!
     
  8. Mohave-Tec

    Mohave-Tec Member

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    Reloadaholic

    When I was 20 I would reload 2 rounds a day and tell people I reloaded 20. When I was 40, I would reload 20 rounds a day and tell people I reloaded 2. Today, I'm swinging in empty powder cans.........
     
  9. Kerf

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    Allaroundhunter, I would suggest that you seem to be in a rut…

    And need to broaden your horizons; strike out in a new direction. I always thought bullet swaging would be an interesting new field to explore. Haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but looks intriguing.

    Second question: why not skip the .204 and cut to the chase with a .17? With the .17 you get the thrill of a whole new reloading challenge, such as, a new powder funnel drop tube and the experience of a proprietary cleaning rod. Now that Remington has put it’s blessing on the .17-223, you should be able to get an upper for your AR. As a big, slow bullet guy I have to admit I’m amazed by what a small bullet can do when traveling at +4000 fps.
     
  10. allaroundhunter

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    The .17 loses too much out past 300 yards to interest me to be honest. And seeing as I can load the .204 up to 4,000 fps (with 32-36 gr bullets) I would rather go with it for my uses as of now. And just for another reason I already have the powders to use with the .204 and components for the .17 will take a little longer to become as easy to acquire.
     
  11. Dunkelheit

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    I would stop reloading when factory ammo comes cheaper than reloads.
     
  12. kostner

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    You'll get to the point that you shoot just so you can reload again! quote
    For the last twentyfive years I have wondered it I reload to shoot or shoot to reload. I think I enjoy the reloading more than the shooting. At one time I had a bench with five presses mounted on it. Now I down to a much smaller bench that allow me only one. But Lee saved the day by introducing their new bench plate. Still have four presses but can change them out in minutes. It's Sunday morning and I on the internet reading about reloading.
     
  13. The Bushmaster

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    Reloadaholic?? Could be, but I'm more of a "Brass Rat"...
     
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