You took the time to learn how to reload. You purchased the appropriate tools, bought the components, researched loads for your intended purpose, tested various combinations, then chose the optimal load. You crafted that ammo with your mind and your hands, you took it to the field...what did you do with it? Tell us about the first animal that fell to one of your reloads. How did it make you feel? Was it any different than when you killed with factory ammo? It doesn't have to be the very first kill, any story about a reload will be entertaining and/or enlightening. I know mine was. Heck, the first time I shot a reload at a target it was a cool feeling. Since that first round was loaded years ago, I've spent countless hours in the books reading everything I could get my hands on. I've killed dove, pheasant, chukar, whitetail, mule deer, elk and more with reloads. All carefully researched, assembled, tested, and put to work in the field. It definitely gives me a greater sense of satisfaction, and my knowledge base has grown tremendously through the process. What say you? Tell us a story.