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    06-21-2017, 01:19 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread I sell my reloads. in Reloads
    Yes, I think he deserves that title. But then, most of us would be better off if we paid more attention to the Dave Ramseys (and Suze Ormonds) of...
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    06-21-2017, 01:07 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread .223 Factory vs. reload in Reloads
    I shoot to justify my reloading habit.
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    06-21-2017, 01:06 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread .223 Factory vs. reload in Reloads
    I also don't use a brass catcher. Of course that means I lose a fair number of cases to the weeds. The "loss rate" is enough that,...
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    06-21-2017, 12:50 PM
    Amen. In the early 1980's I developed a "standardized" load for 223 Remington in my and my father's Mini-14s. Like in more recent times, powder...
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    06-21-2017, 12:42 PM
    I have found that if you set up a spreadsheet for each cartridge and bullet (weight and configuration) and then list out the particulars of the loads...
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    06-21-2017, 12:28 PM
    hdwhit replied to a poll Favorite handgun bullet in Reloads
    Thanks for reminding me. I got a bunch of 115 grain Extreme Hollow points as part of a grab bag from AmericanReloading.com I had never loaded...
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    06-21-2017, 12:19 PM
    hdwhit replied to a poll Favorite handgun bullet in Reloads
    Depends on the cartridge. And while I'm at it, I'll include the rifle loads as well. 25 ACP - Hornady 35 grain XTPs (unfortunately, no longer...
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    06-19-2017, 02:16 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread Reloading 8x57 is expensive in Reloads
    As far as brass goes, try lurking on this site: 8mm Mauser (8x57 & 8x57JS) | Range Brass They're out of stock right now, but it comes up every now...
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    06-19-2017, 02:00 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread .223 Factory vs. reload in Reloads
    Yes. But, .223 Brass is so common it often sells close to scrap metal prices. The seller I get mine from charges 3.6 cents each in lots of 100...
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    06-19-2017, 01:42 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread .223 Factory vs. reload in Reloads
    Thanks for the reminder so that I don't overstate my case. I do not reload my SD ammunition. I use Glaser Safety Slugs for my SD ammunition and...
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    06-19-2017, 01:35 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread .223 Factory vs. reload in Reloads
    Blemished bullets are a good choice. I have also had good luck with pulled bullets from rmrbullets.com, evergladesammo.com or...
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    06-19-2017, 01:11 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread .223 Factory vs. reload in Reloads
    Centerfire ammunition has never reached a price point where I would consider buying it versus shooting my own. You have to understand that I...
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    06-13-2017, 02:50 PM
    Virtually everything I have loaded has been 115 grain. And once I got enough powder in my reloads to reliably cycle the action, I haven't had any...
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    06-07-2017, 03:10 PM
    Right after I first started reloading 9mm, I noticed that some cases seemed to take a lot more force to resize than others. I posted about not...
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    06-07-2017, 03:02 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread Brass: How old is too old? in Reloads
    SixFalls, I think you have a very good, very safe system. For 38 Special, I do something similar because I bought 500 rounds of Nickel plated brass...
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    05-31-2017, 01:11 PM
    Any factory ammunition that is not marked as +p, regardless of bullet weight, will be fine. At the factory, as the bullet weight goes up, the...
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    05-24-2017, 12:17 PM
    hdwhit replied to a thread What are you loading today? in Reloads
    5.7 mm Johnson (a/k/a 22 Spitfire). More properly, I should say that I'm forming cases which is just a step in the loading process. The 5.7...
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    05-24-2017, 11:44 AM
    hdwhit replied to a thread Starline Brass in Reloads
    I get the occasional 330 Blk case mixed in with an order of .223 or 30 Carbine brass. I've noticed that a lot of cut-down .223 brass that is...
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    05-24-2017, 11:31 AM
    hdwhit replied to a thread Why do you reload? in Reloads
    For some rounds, like .223 Remington and 9mm Luger, for which cheap pull-down bullets and cheap (sometimes free, depending on the range)...
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    05-24-2017, 10:56 AM
    hdwhit replied to a thread Why do you reload? in Reloads
    In 1976, my father gave me my first center-fire rifle; a Universal M1 Carbine. I loved the gun and loved to shoot it. The problem was that 30...
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