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#6387087 - 07/29/16 11:23 AM How many rounds do you load?
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5971
Loc: DFW
Guys,

I'm curious how many rounds you load at a time for different purpose firearms?

Example:

Pistols -
9mm
.357
.45

Rifles -
Small Game Rifle ex: 22-250
Deer Rifle ex: .270
Target Rifle
Etc

Home Defense

Thanks,

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#6387164 - 07/29/16 12:28 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4740
Loc: Red River way
100% depends on the situation but typically in 100 or 50 count batches for pistol, target or varmint ammo. For hunting sometimes 20 sometimes 50 depending on how low I am.
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#6387224 - 07/29/16 01:16 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: dee]
Teal28 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 3453
Loc: Hen House Tx
Originally Posted By: dee
100% depends on the situation but typically in 100 or 50 count batches for pistol, target or varmint ammo. For hunting sometimes 20 sometimes 50 depending on how low I am.
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#6387577 - 07/29/16 05:35 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1582
as said ^ ^ ^ it depends on what it is.
proven hunting rifle rounds as few as 5 or 10
sometimes. you really should only need 1 per deer.
i load them mainly to refill the box for enough
for foul/zero check and a few to hunt with.
last time i loaded g.p. cast pistol rounds i
loaded 1500 for the firearm they were for.

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#6387594 - 07/29/16 05:45 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Old_Town Offline
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 3376
Loc: NE,TX
44/38 I usually load 100-200

9x19 500-1000

223 500-1000

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#6388062 - 07/30/16 07:51 AM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
specialed309 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/24/16
Posts: 141
Depends on how much brass I have. Usually 50-200.

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#6388447 - 07/30/16 03:57 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3029
Loc: Abilene
Pistol:100-1000
223: 100-1000
Hunting ammo: 20-50
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#6388745 - 07/30/16 08:42 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5088
Loc: Central Texas
Grandkids shot up most of my ammo last month. I loaded up about 300 9mm, 200 38's, 200 357's, and 400 223's. I am officially restocked...for now.

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#6388801 - 07/30/16 09:26 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
DStroud Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1245
Loc: Waco
I don't get too much ahead on actual ammunition loaded although I have quite a few 9mm's and .223's.
On others for Hunting Target type stuff 50-80 rounds. Now the stuff it takes to load plenty I tend to overdo.
I am ready and prepared to suffer thru whatever Hillary throws out there.

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#6388824 - 07/30/16 09:38 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
FiremanJG Online   content
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18381
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Depends on the gun, what I have time to load, and what is coming up. Last time I loaded was two weeks ago before a match. Loaded 350 rounds weighing every charge on a Chargemaster, because that's what I needed.

7 Rem Mag gets brought out for special occasions, so if I have a full or half full box of 50, I'm good.


Edited by FiremanJG (07/31/16 01:02 PM)
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#6389071 - 07/31/16 08:43 AM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
7six2 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/14/16
Posts: 52
At this point I only reload for my .308 target/hunting rifle and for a Mosin Nagant. I load up 40 or 50 at a time; but I also keep quite a bit of factory ammo tucked away just in case.

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#6389157 - 07/31/16 10:20 AM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Ritter Offline


Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 248
Loc: Southern Oklahoma
With as often as I shoot I usually have 300 - 700 rounds loaded for each rifle.
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#6389240 - 07/31/16 11:56 AM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
rrflyer Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 489
Loc: Denton---ish
Depends... Last time I loaded pistol I loaded 3500 9mm

Rifle was 425 for a match.

I need to go load 45 soon and have enough to crank out 2500 rounds

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#6389270 - 07/31/16 12:37 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Blanco Offline
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Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 836
Loc: Ft.Worth
With pistol loads I usually load.until I run out of materials.
On proven rifle loads I try to load.100.at a time.
I completely prep my rifle.brass and prime all of it Because I use a turret press I powder and seat in consecutive operations. To me it makes it faster safer and more.consistent
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#6389342 - 07/31/16 01:59 PM Re: How many rounds do you load? [Re: Deerhunter61]
Big Stan Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 400
I load about 25 rounds for each rifle, I normally take about 4 rifles when I head out to the range twice or 3 times a month. If taking one or two rifles, I'll load more.

I am curious to see Chad's post on here. eek2

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