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    Odd question. Is it actually reloading

    I think we use the phrase reloading a bit too loosely when describing the manufacturing of cartridges for our shooting enjoyment.
    Yes, if you are using previously fired cases and loading them again, it would technically be reloading. But what about new brass and new projectiles?
    If I buy 500 brand new starline brass cases for say 300 AAC and I buy 125gr projectiles from a vendor, am I actually re-loading ?
    What say you fine folks of TA.net?
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    In that case "Hand Loading"...
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    I'm not sure what the question is asking. Yes if you buy all the components, it's handloading. If it's a competition, then it's gonna limit a bunch of us since very few make their own brass. Another way to look at it is the "AR builder". They buy all the parts and assemble and they built an AR, didn't they?
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    How about "Component Loading "

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoKen View Post
    I'm not sure what the question is asking. Yes if you buy all the components, it's handloading. If it's a competition, then it's gonna limit a bunch of us since very few make their own brass. Another way to look at it is the "AR builder". They buy all the parts and assemble and they built an AR, didn't they?
    I've built aircraft, but I didn't make the parts. None the less every time I see a B-2 flying I'm damned proud.
    What I'm asking is if you are creating a cartridge out of all new components, is it REloading?
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    No matter if I am using used casings or new, I am making things that go 'Boom'.
    Technically I think, if it is new casings I am 'hand loading'.
    If it's used casings I am reloading.
    Not something I really worry about though.
    More concerned about powder weight, COAL and where did that primer go to that I just dropped on the floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    No matter if I am using used casings or new, I am making things that go 'Boom'.
    Technically I think, if it is new casings I am 'hand loading'.
    If it's used casings I am reloading.
    Not something I really worry about though.
    More concerned about powder weight, COAL and where did that primer go to that I just dropped on the floor.
    Ah yes the mysterious jumping primers. What frustrates me is, when I have one jump out of the primer arm - I will look for a long time and it just disappeared. Go back the next night and it is in plain site right where it should have gone. So are they cockroaches or primers.
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    I guess its a potato--potatoe thing?
    myself I have always considered re-loading speaking to the use of using a brass case again, so to me then if using once fired (or more ) brass then you are re-loading--if using new brass then you would be loading or manufacturing a bullet.
    and i guess if you used an old recovered picked up off the floor or out of a brem projectile that could be considered re-loading??--LOL--I understand that some of you guys are quite frugal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemakr40 View Post
    What I'm asking is if you are creating a cartridge out of all new components, is it REloading?
    Well, thinking about it, it's therapy, old brass or new! LOL
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    A friend owns a reloading supply business and does factory reloads, custom loads and new factory loads. Loads in fired brass are reloads, if new brass is used they are factory loads. Ammo you load in New brass are handloads. Loads in fired brass are reloads because you are reloading a fired case or hull.
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