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Greetings from Vancouver, WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WAReloader, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. WAReloader

    WAReloader Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I enjoy reloading on my Dillon 550B and Hornady Lock n Load and trusty old Herters single stage presses. Registered a little over a year ago with NW Firearms and am glad to finally have completed the account set up!

    Paul
     
  2. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    Welcome! Always glad to see more Vancouver folks here!
     
  3. WAReloader

    WAReloader Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. rutilate

    rutilate Vancouver and Surrounds Active Member

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    Welcome! I too am near Vancouver-in Washougal. For what calibers do you reload? I typically do the basics (9,45,223) and am going to start on 30-06 for a Garand when the chronograph shows up.
     
  5. WAReloader

    WAReloader Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I load .45ACP, 9mm Lug., .44 mag., .357 mag, .38 spl, 40 S&W, .380ACP, .243 Win., .223, 30-06, .338 Win. mag, 300 Win. mag., 45-70 Govt, .22-250, .204 Ruger, .308 Win., 7mm mag and 30-30 Win.

    I enjoy shooting 50 BMG as well, but have not tooled up to load yet...fortunately my father loads 50 BMG along with several more calibers than I am currently set up for. I am tooled for .45 Colt, but don't have anything to shoot it with unless I take a trip to Idaho to break rocks with my father.

    You'll like having the chronograph; it sure helps when developing loads with surplus drop down powder as well as refining your existing recipes!

    Paul
     
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  6. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  7. WAReloader

    WAReloader Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Another member from the Couve. I do a bit of personal reloading also. Currently for:
    223 Rem
    30-30
    30-06
    32 Win
    380 ACP
    38/357
    375 H&H
    38-55 Win
    40 S&W
    44 Mag
    45 ACP
    480 Ruger

    tb
     
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  9. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Ya'll wouldn't be interested in helping a newbie get started would ya? I'm hoping Santa is good to me this year. I've been hinting for a Dillon 550 or 560. We'll see. I want to get into it because I shoot odd rounds and NEED to reload. If willing, please pm me. Many thanks!
     
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  10. rutilate

    rutilate Vancouver and Surrounds Active Member

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    I would be happy to show you how to get started. I have both a 550 and 650. Joe13 was also interested.
     
  11. rutilate

    rutilate Vancouver and Surrounds Active Member

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    Very nice! I swore when I started I was going to minimize calibers primarily to avoid having lots of different powders on hand or tons of bullets. But I've recently added .380 and am looking to try to reload 7.62x54R. These dang guns keep multiplying!
     
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  12. WAReloader

    WAReloader Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Happy to share some notes with you. Reloading is really the only way to go if you are shooting any volume at all, particularly if you shoot odd calibers...too expensive to buy off the shelf, plus accuracy of factory ammo doesn't even come close to hand loads with respect to tightening your groups up!
     
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  13. WAReloader

    WAReloader Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Got to love those blue presses...haven't loaded with the 650, but they sure are nice!
     
  14. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard!!!:s0067:
     
  15. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    welcome glad you made it:s0024: