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What calibers do you NOT reload?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TennJed, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. jcwit

    jcwit Member

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    Nope! It does enclude CCI tho.

    Heck, I just finished the other night reloading 100 rds using a Lee Loader and a Sinclair arbor press. Ya it was time consuming, but I sure enjoyed it, very relaxing.

    Just to make it clear, the Lee Loader is not the only way I have to reload, but then I also do not have a progressive either.

    Work 365 days a year? Never did that in my whole life and never intended or wanted to, only reason I ever worked was to enjoy myself. Like I said, I love retirement! Ya, I more than likely have better things to do with my time, but they aren't as enjoyable!
     
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  2. Bwana John

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    22lr
    7.62 Com-Bloc
    12 ga
     
  3. mavracer

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    Besides 22lr the only ones I don't load for are 25acp, 32acp and 7.62X25. I also haven't loaded any shotgun shells in probably 10years.
     
  4. CraigC
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    If you could make what I make working the hours I work, you would. You'd also be buying cast bullets and .22LR ammo and spending more time shooting than handloading/casting. I haven't worked an 8hr day in 7yrs.
     
  5. jcwit

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    Off topic I know but really I seriously doubt that I would, I'm only going to live here once and enjoying life is much more important to me that large amounts of money, BTW I retired at the ripe old age of 57/58, gave up working at a great paying job for enjoyment.

    As far as casting, yes I would continue to cast, as I find it enjoyable, obviously you don't. To each his own.

    Money has always been a secondary issue with me, and I always seemed to have more than enough.

    Maybe I'm just a simple man with simple needs. But my collection is quite extensive.
     
  6. Float Pilot

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    While I have occasionally loaded 7.62x39mm, generally speaking I do not.
    Maybe if I had a little bolt gun in that chambering.....
     
  7. CraigC
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    You wouldn't work from home, drinking your own coffee, for 2-4hrs a day, making a hefty six figure income??? I've worked a lot harder for a hell of a lot less. It's 11:20am, actually been a non-typical, long work day. I'll be headed to the woods in a half hour.


    Likewise. Though I must admit that my situation is probably a lot more rare than free lead. ;)
     
  8. jcwit

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    Nope, I enjoy total leisure! Oh wait, I do have a job to do tomorrow AM. Part of the Honor Guard for our local American Legion, Another Veteran Passed. No pay tho, which I'm more than OK with.
     
  9. ny32182

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    I at least own the dies for every centerfire metallic cartridge I can shoot, except for 762x39, due to brass availability or lack thereof. That is the only commie cartridge I own; if I ever got into the others I'm guessing the same situation would exist.
     
  10. RandyP

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    For me I don't presently reload for my two milsurps 7.62x25 and x54R....but I did work up a viable load for my x34R Nagant using some 32-20 brass so that I'd always be able to shoot the old gal-lol
     
  11. Reefinmike

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    Craigc- i stop by once a month to my local NTB when out working in the area, its not out of my way at all. sorting 3/4 bucket takes about an hour to do. it takes about half an hour to clean up enough lead for a three hour casting session. its pretty easy for me to drop 650-700 an hour using a six cavity mold. they don't need sizing and lubing in alox takes all of 15 minutes for a couple thousand. so 2,000 in about 4.5 hours total. I apologize that i like to shoot a lot, like to shoot for cheap, take pride in my handywork, and enjoy the casting process. I'm self employed and only work 5-10 hours a week so I have plenty of time on my hands.
     
  12. beatledog7

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    Rimfire, shotshell, and the ones I don't shoot.
     
  13. Searcher4851

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    Getting back to the original topic, the only two cartridges I don't currently reload for are 7.65x53 and 7.62x25. I may have to start reloading the 7.62x25 though, I'm running out of surplus and it's been harder to find lately.
     
  14. TennJed

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    Can you still purchase primers for less than .02 cents? If so where and how big of bulk
     
  15. jcwit

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    Very doubtful in todays world. I was only relating my own experience. I purchased primers at a close out, bought all they had, many many sleeves/bricks/packs of 5000, whatever you wish to call it. It was within the last 10 years tho.
     
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    Sounds like a perfect opportunity to reload steel -- pick it up outta the grass with a magnet, and if there are some that you can't find, then no big loss.
     
  17. TennJed

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    Thanks, do you know where it is from?
     
  18. CraigC
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    Yeah, I don't think so.
     
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    40 S&W. I hate that gun so I don't shoot it.
     
  20. Clark

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    I actually bought factory ammo since I started reloading:

    22 short
    22 long
    22 long rifle
    22 mag
    17 M2
    17 HMR
    12 ga
     
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    To those that say 7.62x39 isn't worth reloading for because Commie guns aren't accurate enough to tell the difference.
    What would people think about AR-15 accuracy if all they ever shot was cheap Russian steel case ammo?

    There are quite a few SKSs out there that will surprise you if properly fed.
     
  22. 7075-T7

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    Don't reload for:
    9mm
    .40 S&W
    .380 ACP
    12Ga.
    .38 special/.357 magnum (don't shoot it enough)
     
  23. wankerjake

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    I always told myself that if I ever got an AR, I would just buy factory ammunition and sell the brass. That lasted about 2 days. I swear it was a reflex, it was out of my control. Dies and bullets came in the mail, I assume I ordered them :)
     
  24. stiffdogg06

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    I own an AK and do not reload 7.62x39. Just cheaper to buy russian surplus.
     
  25. Clark

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    There could be a compulsive aspect to handloading?
     
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