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Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by BLKRIFLE, Jan 21, 2013.
I reload and shoot 9mm. 38 Spl, 357 Mag, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, .223 and 30-06/M1 Garand.
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.
30-30 and 30-06
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.
We can all use more funds for the toys which always seem to keep about 2 weeks ahead of the income....
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.
What I load and shoot
As of right now
I reload for other calibers but don't have a gun for them at the moment .
Three of my sons and I do a group thing along with one friend.
More to come!
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.
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
30-06, 22-250, .338 lapua, 45 acp, 44-40, 28 gauge, 12 gauge, 10 gauge. Will soon be adding .454 casull.
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.
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."
Im a latebloomer, I just started reloadin bout 2 years ago, still learnin, and I love it.
Now, I shoot several more, but dont reoad them,
30-06,.308.762x39,7.62x54, 22 lr, 22 mag.
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.
powder for .223
Give Hodgdon H335 a try. Meters great, a real good powder for the .223.
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.
Let's see, .357 Mag, 45ACP, .223, 30-.06, and 7.62x54r.
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
I reload 9mm and 45acp on a Dillon 550b and 38/357 on my old RCBS Rock Chucker. Life is good isn't it?