Handloading: How Many ?

30378wbymag

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Beautiful Idaho
Rifle:
.223 Rem
.220 Swift
,243 Win
6.5 Grendel
30.06
.300 Win
30-378 Weatherby
.35 Whelen

Shotgun:
20 and 12 ga.

Pistol:
.38 spl
.357 Mag.
10MM

Been handloading since I was nine years old, 57 now...
 

Lee Goodwin

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Central Oregon
223, 243, 6mm Rem, 270, 280, 308, 30-30, 30.06, 300 WM, 338 WM, 7.7 Japanese, 303 British, 7.62x54R, 8mm Mauser, 9mm Luger, 38/357, 40SW, 44 Special, 45 ACP, 357 Sig. I think that is all.? Fun hobby for cold winter days. Cast bullets too. Tried paper jackets wrapped around lead for the old military surplus stuff using Trail Boss, shoots like a 22LR, which is fun too.
 
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257RobertsMan

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Ever so often, we ask readers how many cartridges do you load for, and since we have several new members since the last time I saw it asked, how many do you load for and are you adding or decreasing numbers? Anything very unusual, very rare or of other interests?

18 different rifles and 6 pistols, all but 1 rifle and 1 pistol are mine. No wildcats. forgot to mention 28, 20 & 12 ga.
 

Lycanit

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Just a few.
17 hornet
223&223AI
22/250
243 Winchester
6mmbr
25/06
6.5CM
7mm/08
280AI
30/06
300 Winnie and bee
338/06
35whelen
45/70
458 SOCOM
460S&W my big horn
500S&W for a big horn..not mine
9mm carbines..hotter than a Sig likes
45acp
454 case
44 mag
480 Ruger
Not where near as many as I would like. Time is tight.
 

RD57

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East TN
22 Hornet
223 Rem (3 rifles)
243 Win
270 Win (3 rifles)
7-08 Dominator Pistol
308 Win
30-30
30-06 1903-A3
338 Win Mag
375 Winchester
38-55
32-20
357 Mag
9mm
357 Sig
40 S&W
44 Mag
45 ACP
45 Colt
I cast bullets for 5 of them too. Lots of fun at the reloading bench, shooting bench and in the field. Hardly have time to tie flies for fishing anymore!
 

Jeremy R Snyder

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Upstate NY
37 I think:
17 Hornet
223
22-250 AI
243
25-06
6.5 Creed
260 AI
7 TCU
7-30 Waters
7-08
280 AI
7 Rem
7 RUM
300 blk
30/30
308
30/06
338 Win
338 Lapua
380
9mm
38
357
357 Herrett
358 JDJ
375 JDJ
375 H&H
40 s&w
10mm
41 mag
44 mag
45 acp
45 colt
45/70
480 ruger
500 s&w
50 bmg
12 ga
Finally someone else who loads for the 17 hornet! Lol. Just wondering if you have ever come across any case issues when loading for it. I have 3 sets of dies and all 3 have on occasion split the neck on the case, maybe out of 50 I will get 1 or 2 that do this. Also, I'm looking for other loads for mine. My go to load right now is 10.6 of imr4180 c.o.a.l 1.750 with 25 grain hp's. Works really well but temp plays it's part with this load. If you dont mind me asking, what are you using for loads?
 

hunter0528

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I've got some 41 different RCBS dies + 2 Lyman 310 tong tools (11 mm Mauser & 38 Special/357 Mag) + Lee for a 348 Winchester)

RCBS Below
220 Swift
22-250
223 Remington
243 Winchester
25 ACP (why ???)
256 Winchester
264 Win MAG
7x57Mauser
7mm Remington Mag
308 Win & Neck sizing only
30 Luger
30 Mauser
30 Carbine
30 Herrett
30/30 Winchester
300 Winchester
30/06 Winchester
303 British
348 Winchester
35 Remington
38/55 Winchester
357 Winchester mag
380 ACP
38 Colt Super
9mm Luger
9x21 mm
375 H&H
41 Remington MAG
44 Remington Mag
11 MM Mauser
444 Marlin
45 colt
45-70
458 Winchester Mag

+ 12 gauge shotgun

Plus casting for .22 through the 458's

This is what happens when you are 71 and started shooting and reloading 12 :)
 

del2les

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....... I think that is all.? Fun hobby for cold winter days. Cast bullets too. Tried paper jackets wrapped around lead for the old military surplus stuff using Trail Boss, shoots like a 22LR, which is fun too.

Ha! Glad to see someone else using paper wrap bullets for reduced loads in rifles. Also, I have used cotton paper to make varied sabot full power loads for 357-44 an 357-45 and other reduced caliber, high vel handgun loads. Love using a cast 123gr paper jacket in a 303 Brit and cast 180gr in a reduced 30-06 and others in a 45-70.

If you really want to play around with sabot loads, reduced or otherwise, try 45 cal high vel muzzle loading sabots with a 40 or 357/358 bullet in 45-70, 45LC etc. Loads of fun and using a 180 spire 358 in my 45-70 greatly improves the range. 45 LC with a 125 HP can be loaded very fast.

Above are a couple of pics showing the 45LC sabot loads with 125gr 357's and a 180gr cast 40 cal and a 165JHP 40 cal. The other pic shows 44 mags with a hand swaged 300gr JHP using a 40 cal case as the jacket, a high vel 357 cal 125grJHP in a paper patch sabot and a cylinder length 44 mag shot shell
 
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stirner

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Ooops, hit the wrong button. To continue:
Bolt action - 6
One was a benchrest rifle initially chambered in a cartridge I designed, and the gunsmith labelled it 7mm Stirner. Very similar to a long 7mm Valkyrie, or a short 7/08 AI. I recently rechambered it to 7mm/6.5x47.
The other is my favorite rifle - 35 Whelen AI
Shotgun - 2
It's hard to say if I'm increasing or decreasing the number. I recently bought a CZ Shadow 2, and have a 270 WSM in the classifieds.
 

Chopaka81

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I hope my wife does not see this...
223 Rem
243 Win
6mm Rem
257 Wby
260 AI
270 Win
280 Rem
280 AI
7mm Rem Mag
308 Win
30-06
300 Wby
300 Rum

38 Spl
357 Mag
41 Rem May
9mm Luger
40 SW
7mm TCU

To date, I have only shot 2 deer using factory load ammo, everything else has been handload ammo.
 

stirner

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7mm stw 233 wssm 243 wssm 7mm wsm 300 wsm 270 wsm 300 Sav 221 fb 270 win 2506 AI 225 win. I have dies for these to load one day 7x 57 AI 65.stw 6.5 300 wsm 6.5 06 65.06 AI 708 AI 220 swift AI 6mm 300 wsm 338 -300 wsm
Where are you getting the WSSM brass? I have a 7 WSSM upper that I don't shoot much because of the scarcity of brass. I could even be talked into selling it, because there's not that much of an advantage over the 7 Valkyrie.
 

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