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Old 02-25-2012, 05:51 AM   #21
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ill tell you a little story about whether reloading is worth it or not. I bought most of my reloading materials before obummer got elected. right after he got elected pistol and rifle ammo was hard to find for at least a year if my memory serves me right. while all my shooting buddies were complaining about not being able to find ammunition I was able to reload my own ammo and shoot as much as I wanted. So the answer is hell yea its worth it. you really dont save money reloading but you do end up being able to shoot a lot more.
Ya being able to shoot more is all ways worth it but I now my guns can shoot better then what they been doing with factory ammo and one of my 06s I'm setting up for medium to long range target hunting
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Of course it's worth it, if you shoot more than 200 rounds a year I'd say.

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No, I have been reloading for 45 years and it isn't worth it.
All reloaders are deceiving themselves.
Don't even think about it.
I thought about reloading but I am just too lazy.
Buying factory loads is far less work.
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It's def worth it to me, I can make loads the ammo companies will not or can not. I tailor them to my rifles, I get better accuracy and can pick instead of settling. Nobody loads a 162 grain AMax for my STW or a 75grn VMax for my 243AI. I can.

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Cant go wrong with the lee turret...thats what have (picked it up used for under $50 w/.357 dies in it) and like it well enough.

As for 06 round, i and my gun prefer the 180 grainers. But i use it for hunting.

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Cant go wrong with the lee turret...thats what have (picked it up used for under $50 w/.357 dies in it) and like it well enough.

As for 06 round, i and my gun prefer the 180 grainers. But i use it for hunting.
Well I got too and I use 165 in my hunting rifle and I found a savage 110 for a good price so I picked it up and I'm turning it in to a long range shooting rifle
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Well I got too and I use 165 in my hunting rifle and I found a savage 110 for a good price so I picked it up and I'm turning it in to a long range shooting rifle
yeah, i bagged up a box of Sierra 165 gr for a steal of a deal....so i will be loading some of those in the near future. Just waiting on the trip to the Indy gun show to see if i can catch a deal on an 8lb jug of IMR so i can reload .223, 35 rem and 06 off the same powder batch.
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It's def worth it to me, I can make loads the ammo companies will not or can not. I tailor them to my rifles, I get better accuracy and can pick instead of settling. Nobody loads a 162 grain AMax for my STW or a 75grn VMax for my 243AI. I can.
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Ya being able to shoot more is all ways worth it but I now my guns can shoot better then what they been doing with factory ammo and one of my 06s I'm setting up for medium to long range target hunting
7mmstw has a very good point, as long as there is load data available, you can make loads not available as factory ammo. reloading allows you to tailor the loads to a specific rifle and gain accuracy. i reload, but not to save money, i reload to gain accuracy, saving money is just an extra benefit. where i do save money is in the amount that i shoot, because since i started reloading, i tend to shoot more. the more you shoot, the more potential of becoming a better shooter.

reloading is also more practical when you shoot exotic or non popular calibers. i reload for all my centerfire rifle calibers and i save money by reloading premium ammo at less than the cheaper factory ammo. reloading allows you to try different load combinations and find a load that shoots very well in your rifle. i also find reloading a good way of relaxing and a good addition to shooting. if the weather is really nasty outside and i can't shoot, then i can always reload!
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yeah, i bagged up a box of Sierra 165 gr for a steal of a deal....so i will be loading some of those in the near future. Just waiting on the trip to the Indy gun show to see if i can catch a deal on an 8lb jug of IMR so i can reload .223, 35 rem and 06 off the same powder batch.
Ya I think I'm going the Lee 50th anniversary press kit then add a turrent press later down the road when get more caliber
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I want to but I don't want to lose money in the process cuz I don't have much at the moment cuz I'm 17 and the only job I got is babysitting lol and I only make 50 to 70 Buck every other week
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