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lonewolf101 08-01-2011 01:47 PM

why do you reload?
 
I know it cost more today to reload then back in 89 when I first started,but I like it and its fun the scale I have keeps me on my toes!!! so I check every powder charge it seems like every 5 times I have to reajust but thats ok,at lest I get better ammo.

winds-of-change 08-01-2011 01:48 PM

Do you calibrate your scale with weights?

JonM 08-01-2011 02:39 PM

Better cheaper ammo. I can make match grade ammo way cheaper than similar shelf ammo.

I can crank out bulk ammo for handguns or rifles if i want. Some rounds i shoot like 458 winmag are close to 80$ for 20 i can make it for about 5$ per 20.

I also enjoy reloading.

Its not always easy in wis to find a good deal on bulk ammo shipping general destroys savings.

For rounds like 460 rowland i can make it any power leevel i want from 45acp levels to full power. Just more bullet options when was the last time you could buy 7.62x54R using 168 grn bthp or nosler partition for hunting.

Bushman 08-01-2011 04:10 PM

A box of 50 .45's from Freddy's is about 30 bucks here. I reload with plated bullets for about 10.
For me, cheap range ammo is a good thing. It's a fun way to spend an evening too.

lonewolf101 08-01-2011 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 553960)
Better cheaper ammo. I can make match grade ammo way cheaper than similar shelf ammo.

I can crank out bulk ammo for handguns or rifles if i want. Some rounds i shoot like 458 winmag are close to 80$ for 20 i can make it for about 5$ per 20.

I also enjoy reloading.

Its not always easy in wis to find a good deal on bulk ammo shipping general destroys savings.

For rounds like 460 rowland i can make it any power leevel i want from 45acp levels to full power. Just more bullet options when was the last time you could buy 7.62x54R using 168 grn bthp or nosler partition for hunting.

I have a Dillon beam scale

Trez 08-01-2011 04:44 PM

For me it all started with trying to feed my Arisaka and Win 95 (in .30 US).. Now its getting where I like reloading just as much as shooting! (Maybe a little more! :p ) Its a interesting hobby to say the least!.... I really like "reforming" .30-06 into 7.7 Jap..

JonM 08-01-2011 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lonewolf101 (Post 554040)
I have a Dillon beam scale

Ive got one of those rcbs chargemaster scales that auto meter powder charges.

alxltd1 08-01-2011 08:16 PM

First is because I really enjoy it and the satisfaction that I know my ammo will be as accurate as it can and tailored to my gun. Second is because I do own and fire a number of wildcat cartridges and you just can't run down to the local gun shop and buy it off the shelf. Lastly, because I can.:D

lonyaeger 08-01-2011 08:33 PM

It's a really fun hobby and I enjoy getting the best I can out of my rifles by working up the perfect load.

lonyaeger 08-01-2011 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by lonewolf101 (Post 553931)
I check every powder charge it seems like every 5 times I have to reajust but thats ok,at lest I get better ammo.

That doesn't sound right. I would hope that you'd be within a tenth of a grain of your original load after ten throws or so.


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