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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Vaquero, Oct 9, 2018.
I'm slowly working on facilities to do this.
Used to do both.
Dillon progressive to crank out handgun rounds.
Poor thing is worn out now and needs a rebuild.
Single stage press for the low volume stuff.
Mainly large rifle calibers but do make the occasional run of oddball stuff like .218Bee,8mm Lebel,250Savage,etc.
Lyman 310 hand tool for the very low volume ammo like 45-70 blackpowder cartridge.
Hand roll paper cartridges for the blackpowder muzzle and breech loaders like the Sharps and Charleville.
These days I just buy 9mm, 223, 45, 308, and recently 10mm as I'm just getting into the caliber.
2 Dillon 650’s for handgun bulk and .223 bulk.
One for small primers and one for large primers so caliber changes are quicker and simpler.
Single stages for .44mag, .357 mag, and other rifle cartridges.
Since shooting is a hobby of mine, I deduct 3 hours wages from the 1000rd cost of online ammo.
That makes it free, and I actually make money...
Beat me to it. The only reloading equipment I own. Working up a load for a black powder rifle is mandatory.
I could get into handloading a precision load for my 30.06, but, it really doesn't make much difference to me, as all I need is to check the center on a box of shells, or adjust the scope if need be, which is less than 1/2 a box, then I need one cartridge per animal.
I could get into long range target shooting, but that has to go on the bucket list for now.
Both. A Dillon 550, along with a turret and single stage.
I don't have any automated equipment. I started on a Lee Single Stage, and now have a Lee 4-hole Turret press. I do some quantity on that thing for 223 and 300 Blk. But mostly I like to develop loads for accuracy.
In spite of that, I still don't really have any desire to get into long range shooting. I can't afford the glass that hobby requires, and I rarely get into something and half-ass it.
My buddy made a 500 yd shot on an antelope a while back. That would be about my limit, and I'm not sure if I can do that far.
I do everything. Bulk, precision, and tinker.
Loading precision ammo is my favorite time behind the press though.
I do my brass prep, and powder throw at home. I’ll tweak seating depth at the shooting bench. I have a hand press to work on seating.
I do my bulk reloads on the Dillon 550 (pistol and 223 plinking)
My pet and precision stuff on the Redding single stage.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately...
Henry David Thoreau