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New Years Resolutions as a Reloader

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Peter M. Eick, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    I was thinking while loading today and come up with the following. This year I shot just over 20,000 rounds and only loaded about 11,000 so the pile is tapped down a bit. So this got me to thinking.

    Resolution 1) Spend more money on reloading supplies than on new guns. This is a hard one for me as I am a collector and when the right piece comes along I dump money on it easily.

    Resolution 2) Get every piece of brass loaded up in 2012 at least once. This will require a lot of supplies and work!

    Resolution 3) Simplify my powder supplies and clean out the bunker. I have far too many 1 lb cans that are partially used and I need to load up the powder and get rid of them. No more than 1 type of powder per each caliber I load for.

    Any one else have some resolutions to offer?
     
  2. Armored farmer

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    I cleaned up clutter when I went to Unique for .45colt, .357mag, and 28ga.

    1. Get a bunch of bullets cast to have on hand when I need to reload.
    2. Shoot more.
     
  3. stonecoldy

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    I've tried to sell off brass and bullets I'll likely never get to, along with other reloading supplies in December.
    This also applies to guns I'm not shooting much, going on consignment.
    I was doing pretty well until I picked up a Savage in 17HMR, H&R Handi Rifle .22 Hornet and a Marlin 336 Texan .30-30 over these past couple weeks....
    I can't seem to pass on an older Marlin whether needed or not.
     
  4. Arkansas Paul

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    We need to add a Rockcucker press to replace the one we had stolen. The Reloader Special and the Lee Breechlock are both good presses but we like the larger opening of the Rockchucker. We also need to stock up a little more on components, but I imagine everyone thinks that no matter how much they have.
     
  5. Twmaster

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    Must load more ammo. Must load more ammo!
     
  6. Clark

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    Gather handgun velocity data without shooting the chronograph.
     
  7. FROGO207

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    One of the core things in life for me is learning something new every day. MY resolution will be to revisit my priorities and align them with present conditions. IMHO you have to constantly evolve to thrive in present conditions and this has done me well several times in the past.:cool: This applies to reloading just as well as other areas of life. One thing is to revisit safety.
     
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