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Need for speed

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Red Cent, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. Red Cent

    Red Cent Member

    May 20, 2010
    McLeansville, NC by way of WV SASS 29170L
    On a number of forums a certain tone is always about the need for speed. You read where the latest load in their fire breather surpassed factory 37.4 FPS. I cannot truly be critical because some of us need to see the other side of the mountain. I would rather think that most of us has come of age, so to speak, and the lure of these loads, while prevalent, have succumbed to experience.
    I would like to know some facts.
    1. Do you reload your HD metallic rounds?
    2. Do you max out your HD handload?
    3. Do you trust your life with your handload? (effect and reliability)
    4. Do you think factory is more sensible?
  2. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Upper East Tennessee

    My answers in red...
  3. RandyP

    RandyP Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    I confess a 'senior moment' before I realized HD meant Home Defense, not High Density - lol

    For my SD (Self Defense) ammo I typically load up store bought, but IMHO anything that reliably goes BANG and functions thru the specific firearm well will serve a person very well in a self defense scenario.

    EVERY large game animal/predator of two or four legs has been thoroughly killed by a flintlock musket firing a wobbly lead ball. A modern self-contained cartridge of most all calibers is sufficiently lethal to be suitable for defending one's life.....if you are proficient with it.

    Just this old fart's opinion, but I am much better served spending my money on range practice time than fretting over the specific make/model of the ammo I am using. Clever ammo advertising be damned - lol - I practice for and require MOD ( Minute of Dead) accuracy at realistic self defense distances, which in the real world for civilians is well under 25 feet,
  4. ScratchnDent

    ScratchnDent Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Tampa Bay area
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Yes
    4. No
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