What I load and shoot.

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by BLKRIFLE, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. BLKRIFLE

    BLKRIFLE Retired Postal and Air Force and avid reloader

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    I reload and shoot 9mm. 38 Spl, 357 Mag, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, .223 and 30-06/M1 Garand.
     
  2. Diver9543

    Diver9543 New Member

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    I also am only reloading what I shoot; 243, 40 and 45. I want to start on 223 for my Mini-14, I just need to get the brass and powder. I haven't found a powder yet and also need to get more funds for the toys.
     

  3. OLDBRASS

    OLDBRASS New Member

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  4. 1fowlhunter

    1fowlhunter New Member

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    I reload:
    .380
    9 mm
    .30-06
    .22-250
    I'm waiting on my .223 dies to come in so I can start reloading it also. If the gunsmith can fix my old S&W, I'll be reloading 38 short too.
     
  5. James

    James New Member

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    We can all use more funds for the toys which always seem to keep about 2 weeks ahead of the income....:eek:

    When i first started loading the 223 for the AR15 i used pretty much IMR3031 powder which is about what was used from the start. I have since moved to the Hodgdon Bl-C2 for my rifle powder. Meters very good and gives me very good performance using 55 to 68gr bullets. I load 223, 308 and 30-06 with this powder.
     
  6. dukesdad

    dukesdad New Member

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    What I load and shoot

    45ACP
    45 Colt
    38/357
    7.62x39
    9mm Mak
    357 SIG
     
  7. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    As of right now
    223
    35 rem
    380
    40 S&W
    44 mag.
    I reload for other calibers but don't have a gun for them at the moment :D.
     
  8. FrogSwatter

    FrogSwatter New Member

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    Three of my sons and I do a group thing along with one friend.
    9mm
    .38-.357
    .25-06
    .270
    .308
    More to come!
     
  9. BLKRIFLE

    BLKRIFLE Retired Postal and Air Force and avid reloader

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    I use IMR4895 for my Garand and 223 and Bullseye for all my pistols. Both have been around for years and you don't have to have 8 or 9 different powders on hand.
     
  10. mark1945

    mark1945 New Member

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    I reload and shoot the following, .204 Ruger,22-250 Rem,.223,7x30 Waters,357 Mag,357 Max,35 Rem,375Win,416 Ruger,38 Spec.,44 Spec.,44 Mag,45ACP,45LC,460 S&W Mag.,30/06,300 WIN MAG, 30/30,45/70,45/120,8MM06,9MM,40S&W,32S&W,28 Gauge,20 Gauge ,and 12 Gauge
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  11. sls4ak

    sls4ak New Member

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    30-06, 22-250, .338 lapua, 45 acp, 44-40, 28 gauge, 12 gauge, 10 gauge. Will soon be adding .454 casull.
     
  12. rgriggs

    rgriggs New Member

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    I load
    9mm with Tightgroup or HS-6
    .223 with H335
    .308 with Varget
    These are the powders I like the best. Just started reloading a few months ago and really enjoy it.
     
  13. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 greyhawk50

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    Only one. Marlin 336T in 30-30.
    Felt the need to simplify my life. Comes with growing older I guess.
    I reloaded for over 45 years and can't remember all the calibers that I've loaded.
    It's great fun. If you haven't tried it, I'd recommend it to anyone.
    "Beware of the man with only one rifle. Chances are, he knows how to use it."
     
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  14. phideaux

    phideaux Active Member

    Im a latebloomer, I just started reloadin bout 2 years ago, still learnin, and I love it.
    I reload;
    .38 spcl
    9 mm
    .357 mag
    .44 spcl
    .44 mag
    .45 acp
    .45 colt
    .223 rem
    Now, I shoot several more, but dont reoad them,
    30-06,.308.762x39,7.62x54, 22 lr, 22 mag.

    Jim
     
  15. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    loading

    I use a 38, 357, 44, and several 45's. But because of the rise in cost have switched to using wax bullets. I joined the Cowboy Fast Draw and that's where I found out about them, and glad I did. Plus there safer, much much cheaper and the best part is I can now practice in my shop. I shoot about 200 a day. Don't think that they are not accurate because they are and they are just as lethal at close range as any. As a result of loading so many I invented a way to load 50 at a time in under one minute. I love to shoot and now I can without breaking the bank. I also like rifles and have a few, but the ammo is to high in cost to shoot the way I would like.
     
  16. 1956691

    1956691 New Member

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    powder for .223

    Give Hodgdon H335 a try. Meters great, a real good powder for the .223.
    1956691
     
  17. sls4ak

    sls4ak New Member

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    I started reloading .45 acp in 1979 with a Lee reloading kit using the hammer. Now I have moved Way up the food chain with the Dillon XL-650. Most of what I load is very forgiving, so the extra care that I take in QA/QC is likely unnecessary, but a job done well is it's own reward.
     
  18. Seenya

    Seenya Once a Marine...

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    Let's see, .357 Mag, 45ACP, .223, 30-.06, and 7.62x54r.
     
  19. joel1943

    joel1943 New Member

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    I reload, 38special, 357 mag, 9mm, 10mm, 41 mag, 44spl,44mag, 45acp, 45colt 223, 22-250, 308, 30-06, 375 winchester, . I am an avid handloader, I have targets set in my back yard at 25, 50, & 100yard, my backstop is a large mountain I test my rounds as I load & chrony each batch for consistancy. I also shoot some military rounds in 7.62x39 & 303 british but not enough to load
     
  20. colin1230

    colin1230 New Member

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    I reload 9mm and 45acp on a Dillon 550b and 38/357 on my old RCBS Rock Chucker. Life is good isn't it?