Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by lead slinger, Apr 8, 2011.
When I get a new firearm, I like to "calibrate" the the gun over a chronograph with factory ammo.
I generally use factory ammunition for my self defense ammunition. Not that I think factory ammunition is better than my hand loads, or subscribe to the legal notions put forth by some experts, it is a small expense to err on the potentially legal safe side.
Occasionally, I use factory ammunition as a source of brass. I prefer to know where my brass came from so I don't pick up range brass. Besides, most of my shooting these days is done at a range where I am the only shooter, it is outside my back door.
I reload .38 Spl, 7.63 Mauser, .30-30, .303 British, 6.5 Carcano, .45 AutoRim, and occassionally .30 Carbine. Especially when I use the .38 Spl, 7.63 Mauser, .30-30 and 6.5mm with Triple 7 in black powder cartridge.
On factory ammo for defensive use:
Those experts have frequently (for them) been called to testify in self-defense cases where ambitous prosecutors have tried to make a case by claiming that a defender used unusual ammo or an unusual weapon, questioning their motive. The experts' sample of experiences is very skewed. Most self defense cases revolve around the circumstances (would a reasonable person be in fear of life or limb) and don't involve the type of gun or ammo and most defense attorneys do not have to call a gun expert to testify in defense. Prosecutors who look beyond the justification of self defense (reasonable person test) just to win a case are thankfully rare. But they are out there and it depends a lot on the role of gun politics in a region.
Also bought a few boxes of 38 speciels. I got the wife a pair of vaqueros for valentines day. But I had no ammo as I mostly shoot and reload 45s. Looked at it this way. Got 100 rounds of brass for reloading.
I buy 22 LR.
I buy shotgun ammo.
Other than that I shoot reloads.
Same here too. I just recently like this past Wednesday bought 111 rounds of SSA 110gr Pro Hunters off a guy locally from this forum for $80. It's a reasonable price for 6.8SPC stuff. Plus I should 10 loadings out of that brass too.
Have to purchase .22LR
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