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What calibers do you load for?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by HotRod61, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    Just curious what calibers do you load for?

    I load for 3006 for the M1 Garand target rds, also 3006 for hunting rds for a hunting rifle.
    223 AR target and plinking rds.
    243 win
    45acp

    Not a very big list as I just got into reloading 5 years now. Some of you will have a grocery list of calibers you load for. Maybe my list will be that long after 20 or more years that will be some journey.
    Lee Breech Lock and my fairly new Dillon XL650
    HotRod
     
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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I did some 243 with the lee classic. Now I plan to do a bunch more. It's kinda fun.
     
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  3. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Hi Rod, Pistol 38 spl, 357 mag, 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 acp, 44 mag
    Rifle- 223, 308, 30/06, 30 carb. , 8mm mauser, 7.5X55 swiss
    Dillon 550B and RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme.
     
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  4. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    I reload 380,9mm, and 45. I also have everything to do 40S&W and 223 but have just not put those components together yet.
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Handgun .25 ACP .30 Carbine .380 9mm .38spl 357 .40SW 44spl 44 mag .45ACP

    Rifle .223 .22-250 .243 .30M1 .30-30 .30-40 .30-06
     
  6. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    9mm, .45ACP, 30-30, .223/5.56
     
  7. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    30.06, 308, 9mm, 38spl, 357mag, 44rem & 45acp
     
  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm gearing up to reload 40S&W .223/5.56 & 300 BO then 30-30 & 30-06 later on.

    Looking for a good starter setup.
     
  9. ChiefStealth

    ChiefStealth Graham, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    For the 30-30 & 30-06, you won't really need a high-volume setup. But, for .40 & .223 & 300 BO, you might need to look at a high-volume setup. If you're like me, you'll be shooting, and therefore loading 200, 300, or more rounds a week. Loading that many rounds with a single-stage rig gets pretty tedious, and time consuming.. pretty quick. Consider either turret presses, or progressive presses.
     
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  10. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    17 Remington Fireball
    17 Remington
    204 Ruger
    22 Hornet
    221 Fireball
    222 Remington
    223 Remington
    22-250 Remington
    6x45 (6mm/223 Rem.)
    243 Winchester
    260 Ackley
    7mm-08 Remington
    280 Remington
    308 Winchester
    30-06 Springfield
    300 WSM
    300 Ultra Mag
    338-06 Improved
    38 Special
    357 Magnum
    41 Magnum
    44 Magnum
    45 ACP
    45 Colt

    I think that is all for now...
     
  11. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Agreed, I just need to start somewhere and get the technique down pat then start to sink more $$$$ into this 4th hobby of mine (fishing is the most expensive thus far)..... A guy could get divorced & go broke.....o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O:D:D:D:p
     
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  12. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    38/357, 9mm, 40, 45acp,.223,30-30,308, 30-06,300 win mag,338 win mag
     
  13. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    .223
    308 Win
    300 blackout
     
  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dude, when do you shoot?!?!:)
     
  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fair disclosure, I no longer load but I enjoyed it a lot back when!
    .38spl
    .357mag
    9mm
    40S&W
    .45ACP
    .22K Hornet
    .223
    6mm Remington
    .308
    .30-06
    Think that's all, folks! Fun thread, OP!:)
     
  16. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    Yeah I agree. ALMOST as much fun as shooting. Something about dialing up that load to get a tighter group.

    A lot of caliber being loaded out there. That's great. Keep the lists coming
     
  17. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    For myself, 380 ACP, 9mm, 10mm / 40 S&W, 45ACP, 223 / 5.56, 270Win
    For my son 30/30 and for a good friend of mine 30 Rem
     
  18. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Almost every weekend, and some weeknights.... at least while the weather and light holds.:)
     
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  19. pdxPope

    pdxPope East Multnomah Co. (the DMZ) Member

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    For whatever reason, I tend to to be more interested in oddball calibers these days. So in addition to all of the 'normal' handgun calibers (.380 thru .44 mag) I also reload .32 acp, .38 Super, .38 s&w, 10mm, .45 auto rim and .45 colt.
    In the past I worked up a load for 7.62 Nagant using .32-20 brass, but it was a major pain in the butt.

    Rifle is limited to 6.5 Swedish Mauser, .300 Savage, .303 British and .32 Winchester Special.

    -Pope
     
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  20. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    380, 9, 10, 38, 357, 45C, & .308.

    Started 2 1/2 years ago with a 'kit', set of .308 dies, and the honest intention of saving $ - Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!