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Offline wymple

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NGC, ammo reloading
« on: March 01, 2016, 08:16:57 AM »
I'm curious if anyone reloads for rifles, and which calibers they play with.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 08:23:07 AM »
I reloaded for:
.219 Donaldson/Wasp
.243
45 Colt
.357 mag
38 Special

Can load 38s for about what one has to pay for .22LR these days.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 08:53:52 AM »
Nope; 12ga only
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 09:55:53 AM »
7mm remington mag
300 Wby
30.06
30.06 Garand
.243
.223/556
.308
7.5 x 55 Swiss
6.5 Swede
44 mag
44 special

a whole bunch of handgun calibers

No shotgun reloading but I have to start this year because California went No-Lead for hunting in the entire state which means my 20 ga ammo went from $8 a box to $80 a box.  I can't use steel shot in my '39 LC Smith or almost any other shotgun build before the '70s.  That's 1970 and it ain't that long ago.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 10:14:01 AM »
hornet, .222, .223, .243, 6.5 win-mag, 7mm-08, 30-30, .308, 30-06, .38/.357, 9mm, .....
Have not done much in recent years as no convenient place to shoot??????
Ought to sell a lot of that stuff but it doesn't take up a lot of space???

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 11:01:17 AM »
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Can load 38s for about what one has to pay for .22LR these days.
GliderJohn

Yep, 9mm even cheaper.  :smiley: Supplies are sort of back to normal. For a really long time you couldn't get primers or powder around here.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 11:02:02 AM »
.219 Zipper
.220 Swift
.270 Win
30-06
 .410, 28, 20 and 12 ga shotshells.

That's what I still have the equipment for, but haven't actually used it in a long time.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 11:06:36 AM »
I do also, but, like several above I don't shoot as much.  Right now it is packed up.

current setups
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 11:29:25 AM »
Charlie, more info on the 24ga please?
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2016, 11:34:25 AM »
9mm sabots for HK94 (.22/.30)
.308
.22 K-Hornet
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7.62x39
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 12:39:22 PM »
.223 though very little and only very particular loadings as bulk ammo is too cheap to bother.
30-06 but not for my Garands.
9mm though a pistol round - I load up some weirdos for my 9mm carbine.
.308 in the past for Mule Deer but factory offerings meet or exceed that old load.
.22-250 for my 30 pound bench-rest but less these days as my throats going away.

formerly:
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.404 "Jeffrey" - it went away when the 9.3 was finished.

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 03:02:10 PM »
With powder over $20 a pound and shot at $40 for 25 pounds its no longer much cheaper to reload
Espescially if you buy 1 oz loads on sale

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 03:28:56 PM »
I thought a couple of you might reload. Seems to be more than a few. Odd that nobody mentioned the .270 Win, as it's a very popular bullet.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 03:38:42 PM »
I thought a couple of you might reload. Seems to be more than a few. Odd that nobody mentioned the .270 Win, as it's a very popular bullet.

Odd? LOL, this is the WG forum, if its popular, who would have it?


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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 03:38:50 PM »
I thought a couple of you might reload. Seems to be more than a few. Odd that nobody mentioned the .270 Win, as it's a very popular bullet.

.270, is predominantly a hunting round. Manufacturers offer a lot of quality loadings with excellently performing projectiles so not really being a "target" round, re-loading returns few benefits other than the peace of slow loading a pet hunting round.

.270 owners/users, generally being very practical folk in my experience.

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 03:49:26 PM »
.270, is predominantly a hunting round. Manufacturers offer a lot of quality loadings with excellently performing projectiles so not really being a "target" round, re-loading returns few benefits other than the peace of slow loading a pet hunting round.

.270 owners/users, generally being very practical folk in my experience.

Todd.

So, I am practical and predictable. I think I've just been insulted! :shocked: :laugh:
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 04:05:32 PM »
So, I am practical and predictable. I think I've just been insulted! :shocked: :laugh:

Practical? Predictable?...  Irascible?

Consider my post redactable. :evil:

.270? Probably a fan of the 20 Ga. too, eschewing the inherent waste and high falootedness of a 12. :boozing:

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2016, 04:30:12 PM »
Check out: www.ammoguide.com. a great source of reload/ballistic information

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 04:34:54 PM »
Winchester 32 spec.
Winchester 38-55 black powder.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 04:44:14 PM »
Odd? LOL, this is the WG forum, if its popular, who would have it?



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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2016, 05:11:27 PM »
For rifle, mostly 6.5 X 55 Swedish Mauser (my favorite), followed by .308 Win, 30-06, .223 Rem, 30-30 Win., .303 British, and 7.5 Swiss.  Will soon be reloading for 11.4 X 57 Swedish and 8X 58R--to feed some old Swede rolling blocks.

For pistol, .38 Special (my favorite), .44 Special (second favorite), .45 ACP, .45 AR, .44 Mag, .357 Mag, .40 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .38 S&W, 9mm, and .32 ACP.  Will soon be reloading for 7.5 Swedish Nagant and .30 Luger.   

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2016, 05:49:07 PM »
Current Calibres
223 heavy target bullets only
30/30
308
30/06
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 05:52:33 PM »
I reload my 50 cal. pistol after every shot  :evil: Kids these days and their jacketed bullets.
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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 06:40:31 PM »
I reload my 50 cal. pistol after every shot  :evil: Kids these days and their jacketed bullets.

That's funny - I never thought of my .50, .44s or .36.

Totally reloading!

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 06:44:43 PM »
Winchester 32 spec.
Winchester 38-55 black powder.

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2016, 11:49:49 PM »
Right now-
300win mag for the bolt gun
.308 win for the bolt gun and AR-10
.223 for the AR-15 (heavy bullets only or single feeders)

soon- .300 aac blackout subsonic once the suppressor comes in. I just need to build another upper for the AR for a 2 minute swap from .223 to 300BO suppressed.

You can reload with much tighter tolerance than factory ammo. Get spot on speed, powder burn rates, match bullets, proper bullet seating depth, and other things needed to start nailing long distance tight groups. It makes a big difference at 1000+ yards for the larger calibers. Fun stuff to play with

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Re: NGC, ammo reloading
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2016, 12:24:32 AM »
Being older, I tend to like old calibers and my reloads for rifles include the venerable .30-'06 and the somewhat younger, also timeless, .22-250.  I well am aware that there are numerous "new-comers" with impressive ballistics, but I cannot see much sense in trying to improve on these time-honored cartridges.  I have unfired brass and dies for my .348 Winchester, but haven't loaded any yet. 

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