How many rounds do you guys load at a time?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by CRNA, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    So for hunting, how many rounds do you guys load at a time? Seems like the more you load in one session (say 200 or so) you would have time to really try out the load. If you load less (say 50 or so) then you could change something the next time out if they were not grouping the way you wanted. I personally have been loading about 100 rounds per reloading session. In my case, if I reload 100 rounds, then how many should I take to the range and chrono so that I know the velocity of my "lot"? Thanks for the advice as always.
    Steve
     
  2. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

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    My usual, once I found a decent load would be 50 to 100. If the load was exceptional, I've been known to load several hundred.
     

  3. Teh Wicked

    Teh Wicked Active Member

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    I will load lots of 3 in different combinations till i find the load I want. Once im happy with my load and grouping of that particular round I will load 25-50 and write down the specfics in my handbook.
     
  4. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    For my serious LR stuff I seldom load more than 40 or 50 at a time, more often it will be only 20.

    I normally have 100 rounds of brass that I have fully gone through and feel are as identical as I can make them. I normally buy powder in 5 or 8 pound jugs and bullets in 250 or 500 round boxes. Using the same jug of powder and the same box of bullets along with brass that all the prep work was done at one time assures me that I have consistent components.

    I don't like loading large quantities unless I know I am going to be shooting them right away. I know some BR shooters who swear that after a loaded round has been sitting around for a few months that the bullet and case neck form a little bit of a "bond" and that will change the POI. I don't really know if that is true, but for me and the way I shoot and load, keeping 20 to 40 rounds on hand works for me.
     
  5. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    For hunting ammo I'm converting to not more than 40-60 rds. Things change, like the 180gr hornady's are a little to stout for antelope and deer.

    Range ammo, is plentiful from last years left over hunting ammo. And the years before.

    AR ammo, can you have too much loaded up?
     
  6. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    +1RDM416
    I load up just what I need at the time
     
  7. cookjp

    cookjp Well-Known Member

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    I keep it to 20-30 rds use to do more but always wound up pulling some apart to tweek something.
     
  8. danj

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    I do 10-15 rounds - until I get the load I want. Then at least 50 for a hunt.
     
  9. Bang Bang Chicken

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    I reload with a single stage press and an electronic powder trickler. I typically load 100 rounds at a time. I would like to load more, but the trickler holds my turnover speeds down. BTW are you a CRNA???

    Josh
     
  10. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, and yes, I am a CRNA.
     
  11. Bang Bang Chicken

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    Me too........good deal.
     
  12. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Cool!!
     
  13. Ixquick

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    20 to 40 at a time is about all i can do at once
     
  14. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I load what I need with a little pad. Once I have a set load for big game hunting, I'll load up enough to get through the season which might be about 20, which should be more than I need. If I'm going to do PD's and gophers, maybe 50-100 per rifle, etc. I've pulled too many bullets to do more than I need.