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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Tamara, Nov 26, 2003.

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  1. mtnbkr

    mtnbkr Member

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    It's been two years, how's the reloading going Tamara?

    Chris
     
  2. BigSlick

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    That hit a little too close to home :D

    The only down side to reloading is some people (OK ...ME) have a tendency to become a little bit cynical. I walk the aisles at the local gun store and see box after box of $20+ ammo and know full well I can load better ammo for less.

    It absolutely puts me in a dark mood to buy factory ammo. It feels like someone is stealing from me. I have learned to deal with it a little better over the years, but it still ain't a cakewalk.

    One (among MANY) upsides to reloading, is now, you can buy almost any gun you wish without fear of feeding it. I shoot a 500SW, which can be like a second mortgage if using factory ammo. I shoot it regularly, with a myriad of loads for MUCH less than $10 for a box of 50.

    Welcome to the mix ;)

    BigSlick
     
  3. Berek

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    For a minute, I thought she literally made fire... while depriming a live primer...

    :D
     
  4. txgho1911

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    Silence from Tamera!

    I was wonderin if she's found a perfect load in anything? My best so far has been a cloverleaf with my 45-70 @ 100yds. Nothing from the factory has ever produced this and I am just hoping I can repeat it next time.
     
  5. Berek

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    I found the same thing in both .45-70 and .300WSM. Comparing 150 gr PP made by Winchester in .300WSM and my own loads and comparing 405 gr Winchester and my own for .45-70...

    I wonder why???
     
  6. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    Tamara... Since you like to read so much!

    Oops...
     
  7. Tamara

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    Reloaded scads of .38 for about a year, but haven't pulled a lever since I started working at CCA, mostly due to time demands.

    My recent acquisition of a Model 53 in .22 Remington Jet was quickly followed by the purchase of a set of dies in the caliber, as well as a bunch of bullets, however, so reloading will likely resume here in the near future...
     
  8. mtnbkr

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    Cool. I stumbled upon this thread while looking for some reloading data. I remembered reading it when you started it 2 years ago. :)

    These days, if the factory ammo costs more than $5/box, I reload it. Well, except for my 30-30 Contender. I haven't gotten around to buying the dies yet.

    Chris
     
  9. The Bushmaster

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    With almost 10,000 posts on THR. How come I feel one of my legs getting longer...:D

    Playing around on this site and a moderator to boot and you are just starting to reload? With all due respect for all women with firearms. I'm glad I have my old brown boots on...:)
     
  10. mtnbkr

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    It's possible. I've known people that shot for years, even in competition and never reloaded. Then there are folks like me who started reloading as soon as I got my first centerfire gun.

    Chris
     
  11. The Bushmaster

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    mtnbkr...I understand what (wait a minute whilst I pull my boot out of this muck) you are saying. It just struck as odd to be aligned with a reloading forum and not roll your own...:D
     
  12. caz223

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    The problems is, that she spent all her time posting, and not enough time reloading.
    I've been guilty of that, and many other priority malfunctions.
    I think I'll go clean out the garage, I've been posting too much lately.
     
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