Cooling my heels on reloading for a bit...

YZ-80

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Anyone else getting a bit more conservative with reloading for the time being due to the current political climate? I just passed up Registering for a shooting event Next month because I simply don’t want to burn through the components. I’m in “decent” shape with components for now, but I’m reluctant to do any unnecessary testing or recreational shooting for the time being. I have been lucky over the past month to acquire a couple pounds of powder and just scored a box of ELD-Xs for the 6.5s but I’m going to put them on the shelf for now. How ‘bout you?
 

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My supply is in good shape but I decided to develop a load for a 6.5cm with components that I normally don't use just to plink steel for fun during times like these. Instead of using up H4350 and 210m primers I tried some old IMR 4350 and Winchester WLMR primers that are older than I am. Believe it or not, the load ended up being better than my proven load, lol. 10 shot group at .650" with an SD of 3! I have noticed a few powders showing up in stores here and there, but this primer/powder shortage could last awhile....
 

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Anyone else getting a bit more conservative with reloading for the time being due to the current political climate? I just passed up Registering for a shooting event Next month because I simply don’t want to burn through the components. I’m in “decent” shape with components for now, but I’m reluctant to do any unnecessary testing or recreational shooting for the time being. I have been lucky over the past month to acquire a couple pounds of powder and just scored a box of ELD-Xs for the 6.5s but I’m going to put them on the shelf for now. How ‘bout you?
Same here with the current situation and building a new house I’ve cut back on shooting drastically
 

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Anyone else getting a bit more conservative with reloading for the time being due to the current political climate? I just passed up Registering for a shooting event Next month because I simply don’t want to burn through the components. I’m in “decent” shape with components for now, but I’m reluctant to do any unnecessary testing or recreational shooting for the time being. I have been lucky over the past month to acquire a couple pounds of powder and just scored a box of ELD-Xs for the 6.5s but I’m going to put them on the shelf for now. How ‘bout you?
On the contrary YZ, I was lucky to find lots of new to me powders in the last few weeks to try out on all my 7's so it's been lots of load development and shooting. It's an excuse to get out as well.

I also plan on keeping an eye out for more powder and primers and get them as they become available so I can keep a good amount of components in stock.

Stay safe
 
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I had to cut way back on 22 lr pistol shooting. The ammo has been hard to find. My 9mm shooting is at an all time high, I am sure I will have to slow down with that before long.
 

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Anyone else getting a bit more conservative with reloading for the time being due to the current political climate? I just passed up Registering for a shooting event Next month because I simply don’t want to burn through the components. I’m in “decent” shape with components for now, but I’m reluctant to do any unnecessary testing or recreational shooting for the time being. I have been lucky over the past month to acquire a couple pounds of powder and just scored a box of ELD-Xs for the 6.5s but I’m going to put them on the shelf for now. How ‘bout you?
Been expecting this or similar for many years! I’ve treated the use of my components accordingly! I’m very good with components and want to keep it that way.....until needed! The majority of my shooting will be with cast bullets, or 22 RF. memtb
 

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