Re: Why do you reload cartridges?
I started reloading ammo for my 270 in 1953 . As a teenager I had very little money so that I could shoot more I started reloading. I purchased 4895 and 4831 powder for $0.25 per pound , the Hornady 100 and 130 bullets were a bit over three $ per 100. I shot prairie dogs with the 100 Gr bullets and found out that to hit them at 300 yards I need to develope accurate reloads for my 270. I started reading about the bench rest and 1000 yard shooter and how they would reload their target ammo and how to tune up bolt action rifles. As I got older I got better quaity reloading equipment, my first press was a Lymon Tru Line Jr. I still can recall when and where I shot my first one inch five shot 100 yard and 1/2 inch group. Most all of my shooting now is at prairie dogs. The bullets shot from my 17 Fireball,17 Rem, 204 Ruger,221 Fireball, 222 Rem, 223 Rem, 22-250 Rem, 220 Swift, and 243 Win are the best I can make.--I dont like missing--