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View Poll Results: Why do you handload?
For accuracy. 127 65.46%
To save money/shoot more often. 36 18.56%
Need to for a wildcat. 11 5.67%
It's just a hobby. 6 3.09%
To have more component options. 14 7.22%
Voters: 194. You may not vote on this poll


Why do you handload?

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Unread 03-27-2008, 02:32 PM
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Why do you handload?

What's the primary reason why you handload?

Last edited by diderr; 03-27-2008 at 02:40 PM.
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    Unread 03-27-2008, 02:41 PM
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    Mostly I do because I have to or it won't go bang.;) For the others I do it for the accuracy as well as I just like controlling everything I can, as precisely as I can.

    You only allowed us to vote for one but I have mutliple reasons but could only vote for the Wildcat choise.
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    Unread 03-27-2008, 02:48 PM
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    It's tough to only vote for one of those. I chose accuracy, I guess that is always my main goal. I do also really enjoy it as a hobby as well, measuring, tweaking etc while trying to get the most out of a gun. The cost savings isn't too bad either when you see some boxes of 20 rounds going for $50 and up.
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    Unread 03-27-2008, 02:51 PM
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    I enjoy taking animals with a round I've put together as well as it is cheaper and I can shoot more often.
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    Unread 03-27-2008, 05:06 PM
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    I only do it so that I can have the most accurate and precise fitting ammo for my gun.I can't say I 'enjoy' the extra work of achieving this,but I do it.
    But the biggest reason is functionallity.I know that every round will function flawlessly in my rifles.
    I know if I want it done right,I have to do it myself.
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    Unread 03-27-2008, 06:54 PM
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    You left off my choice:

    "I'm ADDICTED"

    Handloading is more addictive than crack. Once you get started you're hooked for life.
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    Unread 03-27-2008, 09:04 PM
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    Great poll question!
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