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Old 09-22-2012, 02:01 AM   #921
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Was goin to make a new thread for this, but figured I'd see how it goes here first.

What do you guys think is the biggest pain in the rear or most time consuming part about reloading your own ammunition?

To me it's got to be weighing out the powder.

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Was goin to make a new thread for this, but figured I'd see how it goes here first.

What do you guys think is the biggest pain in the rear or most time consuming part about reloading your own ammunition?

To me it's got to be weighing out the powder.
Buying supplies.
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Was goin to make a new thread for this, but figured I'd see how it goes here first.

What do you guys think is the biggest pain in the rear or most time consuming part about reloading your own ammunition?

To me it's got to be weighing out the powder.
Sizing and trimming
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Found my IHC M1! Dont know if I should get it though.. Most of the parts are Springfield, but has the IHC receiver, LMR barrel in awesome condition, and DRC rear sights...

The place wants $1000 for it, Should I get it???.. I kinda wish it had more IHC parts, and I never spent that much for a gun before so im a little nervous.. Should I just be happy I found one??
I would offer them $800 and see what they say. No harm in asking.
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Was goin to make a new thread for this, but figured I'd see how it goes here first.

What do you guys think is the biggest pain in the rear or most time consuming part about reloading your own ammunition?

To me it's got to be weighing out the powder.
Collecting/sorting brass.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:33 AM   #926
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Buying supplies.
I son know why I never thought of that one. Haha

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Sizing and trimming
I some what agree with you here. But I think it's because I don't have my trimmer attached to my bench yet so it's pain to use.

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Collecting/sorting brass.
I don't really mind that part. But I also only reload of my 770 (bolt action), so it's fairly simple to cellect my brass.
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I don't really mind that part. But I also only reload of my 770 (bolt action), so it's fairly simple to cellect my brass.
I am a whore for range brass. I spend as much time stealing from the buckets as I can get away with. The pain in the ass is the cigarette butts, steel cases and the dirt that gets swept up with the good stuff. I really need to make it easier on myself. I don't mind getting a bunch of brass that I don't reload because I can either keep it for when I get a gun in that caliber (like .308) or put it in my recycle bucket and get paid for it. Either way I am good. I am so cheap I even collect my rimfire cases to recycle!

The worst thing is the cigarette butts though. They stink up my reloading shed.
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I am a whore for range brass. I spend as much time stealing from the buckets as I can get away with. The pain in the ass is the cigarette butts, steel cases and the dirt that gets swept up with the good stuff. I really need to make it easier on myself. I don't mind getting a bunch of brass that I don't reload because I can either keep it for when I get a gun in that caliber (like .308) or put it in my recycle bucket and get paid for it. Either way I am good. I am so cheap I even collect my rimfire cases to recycle!

The worst thing is the cigarette butts though. They stink up my reloading shed.
I'm a whore for range brass too. I have a TON of 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP, and I don't even have a gun in those calibers (yet)

I have to actually walk around and pick mine up though. My local range is a redneck range, so no one picks up their casings. You should see how much steel 5.56, 7.62x54R, and 7.62x39 is laying around. The ground forward of the shooting benches is mostly covered in rusty shells.

I'm usually the only person there, so I spend about an hour going over the entire shooting area looking around for brass each time I go.
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I would offer them $800 and see what they say. No harm in asking.
Doesnt matter now...
My AC went out, so the money I saved for the Garand is going towards that.. (...and Im gonna finish my "gun room" )

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Was goin to make a new thread for this, but figured I'd see how it goes here first.

What do you guys think is the biggest pain in the rear or most time consuming part about reloading your own ammunition?

To me it's got to be weighing out the powder.
Im gonna have to go with buying the supplys too...
I really do enjoy doing everything else in reloading, its getting to the point where I dont know if I like making ammo or shooting it better...

As for weighing the charges, get a powder throw... Im so use to weighing all my charges, now that I have a throw, it feels like im cheating!!
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I'm a whore for range brass too. I have a TON of 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP, and I don't even have a gun in those calibers (yet)

I have to actually walk around and pick mine up though. My local range is a redneck range, so no one picks up their casings. You should see how much steel 5.56, 7.62x54R, and 7.62x39 is laying around. The ground forward of the shooting benches is mostly covered in rusty shells.

I'm usually the only person there, so I spend about an hour going over the entire shooting area looking around for brass each time I go.
You need a brass magnet.
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