Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet, koondawgman, orlandowiebe, Z-man65
60479 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77512
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41122
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32681
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60479 Members
45 Forums
476187 Topics
6246677 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#5946178 - 09/25/15 11:27 AM The good thing about reloading your own ammo......
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9433
Loc: Lewisville, TX
The good thing about reloading your own ammo, is when you need more ammo, you simply reload more. The bad thing about reloading your own ammo, is when you need more ammo, you gotta go reload more ammo!!!

I like making ammo for others, but when I make my own ammo, I always wait til the last minute!
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#5946214 - 09/25/15 11:48 AM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
postoak Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2557
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
I find it therapeutic -- but then I'm only loading for myself, and only rifle, so no huge quantities like with pistol and shotgun.
_________________________
There are two types of people, those who divide people into two types and those who don't.

Top
#5946220 - 09/25/15 11:52 AM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23452
Loc: Texas
Im the same way. I still like it, reloading used to be therapeutic... now it is just as stressfull as the rest of life with the wife shouting in the background... what are you doing? How long is it going to take? Whats for dinner? etc. bang
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5946231 - 09/25/15 11:55 AM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
Vern1 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1760
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
The good thing about reloading your own ammo is tailoring a load around the bullet YOU need for the purpose YOU need it for that YOUR rifle likes.
The reward returns every time you use it...

The bad thing about reloading your own ammo AND being anal is the time required as I try to check everything on every piece of ammo I load.
I'm all manual but been doing it like that since the late 60's....so yeah, it takes time!
_________________________
Cheers,
Vern1
Texans since 1824
NRA Lifetime Member

Top
#5946266 - 09/25/15 12:09 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Load development is a chore.
Keeping the rifles supplied with ammo is a chore.

Shooting is fun!
Shooting ammo perfectly tuned to the rilfe is even more fun!
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#5946363 - 09/25/15 01:08 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
dee Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4665
Loc: Red River way
I don't mind any of the process except brass prep like trimming.
_________________________
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#5946610 - 09/25/15 03:49 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
Cleric Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
i hate load development....

Top
#5946675 - 09/25/15 04:22 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
603Country Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4875
Loc: Central Texas
Every so often I'll change the workshop from a woodshop to a reloading shop and load up everything that needs loading. I'll leave it set up that way for a week or two and load a LOT of rounds for this gun and that one. The last time was when I had that new barrel and I pulled apart a bunch of 223 ammo that I had loaded for the old barrel. And that reminds me to mention that I reloaded all those pulled 40 gr Nosler BT's that had been slightly messed up by the RCBS collet puller. Generally speaking, I think they shoot as well as the new unmarked Nosler BT's. I reloaded 100 of the pulled ones and have shot about 15 and they group with the new bullets.

And count my vote with Cleric, in that I really don't like load workup.

Top
#5946708 - 09/25/15 04:45 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
shooting is fun
loading is boring but necessary

Reminds me , I need to load some .223's for the new Seekins first range session next Saturday. dang thing better shoot great or its for sale
_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Straight



Top
#5946754 - 09/25/15 05:17 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
wp75169 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 3871
Loc: Wills Point
Needed to load today. I took a nap instead. I "needed" the nap worse.

Top
#5947186 - 09/25/15 10:26 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
GasGuzzler Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 1641
Loc: Cooke County, Texas
I assembled some yesterday for the first time in a while. They were bottle neck that needed de-primed, tumbled, cleaned, de-crimped ...blah blah so it took a long time. In the midst I did prep on 500+ 9mm in anticipation of loading all those on a single stage (two really). Yes, I said that.

I bought a lot of factory lately, took a four day weekend....and paying back by making my own dinner (so to speak/figureatively).
_________________________
Pass the gravy.



Top
#5947197 - 09/25/15 10:34 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
GasGuzzler Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 1641
Loc: Cooke County, Texas
I assembled some yesterday for the first time in a while. They were bottle neck that needed de-primed, tumbled, cleaned, de-crimped ...blah blah so it took a long time. In the midst I did prep on 500+ 9mm in anticipation of loading all those on a single stage (two really). Yes, I said that.

I bought a lot of factory lately, took a four day weekend....and paying back by making my own dinner (so to speak/figureatively).
_________________________
Pass the gravy.



Top
#5947794 - 09/26/15 01:42 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: Buzzsaw]
Txhillbilly Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 441
Loc: Johnson County
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
shooting is fun
loading is boring but necessary

Reminds me , I need to load some .223's for the new Seekins first range session next Saturday. dang thing better shoot great or its for sale


I built a new AR last year with a Seekins 18" barrel.It's the worst shooting barrel that I've ever tried.I've tried 12 different powders and 15 different bullets out of it, with very few groups under moa.
Good luck with yours!

Top
#5947909 - 09/26/15 04:28 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: ChadTRG42]
603Country Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4875
Loc: Central Texas
Txhillbilly, check your scope (swap it out). Twice now I've had scopes go bad during load work up.

Top
#5948301 - 09/26/15 09:52 PM Re: The good thing about reloading your own ammo...... [Re: 603Country]
Txhillbilly Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/14/15
Posts: 441
Loc: Johnson County
Originally Posted By: 603Country
Txhillbilly, check your scope (swap it out). Twice now I've had scopes go bad during load work up.

Scope not the issue,that's the first thing I check besides mounts/rings when problems come about. I swapped the optics from my RRA AR15 over to the Seekins while at the range the first test session. The Seekins still shot like crap,the RRA never missed a beat with the scope off the Seekins,it just had a different POI.

It's a barrel issue.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide