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Old 08-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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Do you calibrate your scale with weights?

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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.

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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.

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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
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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! ) Its a interesting hobby to say the least!.... I really like "reforming" .30-06 into 7.7 Jap..

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I have a Dillon beam scale
Ive got one of those rcbs chargemaster scales that auto meter powder charges.
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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.

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

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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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