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When you reload, what do you reload for?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Skip Sackett, Jan 9, 2013.

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When you reload, what do you reload MOST for

Poll closed Feb 8, 2013.
  1. Rifle

    41 vote(s)
    25.9%
  2. Pistol

    117 vote(s)
    74.1%
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  1. Skip Sackett

    Skip Sackett Member

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    Just a quick question:
    Those of you who roll your own ammo; when you do roll your own, what do you load for MOST?

    Rifle?
    Pistol?

    Inquiring minds have to know!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Member

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    Pistol (.357 revolver) primarily.
     
  3. jwrowland77

    jwrowland77 Member

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    I load about the same for two rounds. .223 rifle and 9mm.
     
  4. Husker_Fan

    Husker_Fan Member

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    I reload for both but far more pistol rounds. They are cheaper to shoot and it's easier to find a place to shoot at handgun ranges. I reload mostly .38 spl and 9mm. The next most reloaded is .30 carbine for my M1. Then some hunting rifle ammo.
     
  5. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Member

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    Rifle (.308) for now. Soon to be evened out with .32S&W Long and 9mm
     
  6. Searcher4851

    Searcher4851 Member

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    I load more pistol caliber ammo, but a lot of that ammo is shot in rifles. I load more varieties of rifle calibers though, and spend more TIME reloading rifle calibers.
     
  7. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Member

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    I load pistol the most because that what I shoot the most. Mainly 9m and 45acp.
     
  8. hueyville

    hueyville Member

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    Year in, year out, more pistol. It's a 45 minute drive to my farm with my personal ranges, 30 minutes to closest public rifle range and due to having to reconfigure it is now 85 yards. The local gun club is 1k per year and 3 year wait list. I have a 75 ft indoor pistol range at work but do shoot my .22lr there. Local indoor range is really cheap if I want to shoot full bore magnum pistols. (Afraid to send 335 gr .454 casull toward my bullet trap) Thus logistics have me in position where pistols are much easier to work in range time. When make it to the range I shoot almost exclusively rifle. I do sometimes set up a pistol lane to keep me occupied while a barrel cools. Considering building a 75 yard range at work but think neighbors will freak out. No legal issues but gotta keep the peace too. So all said, just way easier to shoot pistols for me. Get to shoot them 4 or 5 days a week.
     
  9. Skip Sackett

    Skip Sackett Member

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    ALRIGHT! Keep it going folks!
     
  10. Reefinmike

    Reefinmike Member

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    pistol by far... I only bring my ar maybe once every three weekly range trips. pistol is cheaper to load, and I believe much more fun and challenging. maybe 100 rounds a month for my AR. For pistol... I probably load 800-900 a month.
     
  11. floydster

    floydster Member

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    What do I reload for??? FUN:)

    Smokeyloads
     
  12. splattergun

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    quantities?.. pistol. Varieties?... rifle
     
  13. Master Blaster

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    Both. But I reload more pistol as I shoot it more. Most of my rifle shooting is .22lr.
     
  14. CZ9shooter

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    9mm is the only cartridge I reload..... so far.

    But I do help a buddy out with .40 S&W from time to time. He uses my press.
     
  15. joecil

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    I reload for both so didn't answer the poll. I load pistol in 9mm, 45 acp and 45 colt, rifle is 45 colt and 45-70 with 20 and 12 ga shotguns also.
     
  16. wow6599

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    .357 Mag and .45 ACP, though I have the dies and supplies to do much more. I guess I'll go back to loading 9mm now that it's hard to find (and too expensive).
     
  17. Adam the Gnome

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    9mm, looks as if I'm going to learn .223 sooner than later.
     
  18. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Member

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    Depends on what I have been shooting. I seem to vary from time to time but usually I shoot a lot more rifle rounds than I do pistol, although I probably take more shots of one caliber from pistols. When I go shooting I usually take 3 or 4 rifles with me but only one pistol.
     
  19. JEB

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    mostly pistol for me
     
  20. Nikdfish

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    Recently doing mostly 300 AAC Blackout. Much cheaper to roll your own..
    Current stock of pistol reloads still enough to keep from having to open a box of factory loads for a while.

    Nick
     
  21. Armored farmer

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    rifle vs pistol?? .357mostly

    ..
    12ga is far and away what I load most of.
     
  22. Arkansas Paul

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    More pistol by far, just because it's so much cheaper for me. I cast too, so I'm shooting, .45 Colt, .40 and .38 Special for darn near free. The primers are the most expensive part. I have ammo cans full to the brim with handgun rounds. I prolly shoot 350-400 centerfire rifle rounds a year. Pistol is prolly 5 times that at least. And I shoot a lot less than some people.
     
  23. dbltaps

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    I reload to make ammunition out of bullets, brass, powder, and primers.

    Just kidding! I mostly load for pistol, but that will change when my 300blk dies arrive tomorrow!
     
  24. Kachok

    Kachok Member

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    I load for six rifle cartrages (6.5x55, 270 Win, 270 WSM, 7mm-08, 308 and 30-06) and only three handgun cartrages (9mm, 40 S&W and 44 Mag) I end up loading alot more rifle because I enjoy shooting them more then any handgun.
     
  25. HighExpert

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    I am set up to load .380, 9mm, 38spl, 38spl WC .357, .40S&W, .44spl, .44mag, and 45acp both hardball and swc. I have full setups w/powder measures set to go at all times. I load mostly .45acp swc. I load about 4,000 rounds a month and have today ordered the full setup to load .223. It got too expensive and hard to get. Dillon 550B is an awesome press.
     
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