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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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If you have to ask...

Most guys will say why do you reload? Other than cost there is nothing more satisfying than working up an out of the box load and shooting varmints or putting meat in the freezer.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-05-2016, 12:55 PM
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Hobby...I can improve my groups, satisfaction in hunting an shooting results, save some $$.
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I enjoy it and it calms me.I like making my own loads.I was a little jumpy one day when my wife came in smoking a cigarette though.I was weighing a powder charge.I don't like any interruptions while loading either.Other than rimfire I do my own.You can't buy the loads you can make.

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Its a hobby and love it....
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It is satisfying to know your rounds are at the best they can be and are consistent.

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I love it when one of my buddies says "this rifle won't shoot accurately". And then with a little trial and error it can keep at least three shots under an inch at 100yds.
The satisfation I get from shooting tight groups and taking game with ammunition I loaded for myself, family and friends is what does it for me. Saving money is not even a consideration.
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Save money. Hmmm. When I started shooting long range and hand loading, I took the lid off a very expensive can. And I happily never looked back. Lol.
Sure you can save money, but don't get bitten by the bug. The fever is permanent. (;
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Yes the fever is bad when you have it you buy cases,powder,primers and projectiles.Then when ammo gets tight and you can head to range without a worry,it goes away.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 08:28 AM
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when your brother-in-law is a gunsmith so you shoot slightly obscure rifles... it just makes sense
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-13-2016, 09:00 AM
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I know that I don't save any money on reloading and I sure don't save any time either. But the enjoyment I get out of the process, the investigations and trial and errors involved as well as the down range results are all worth it. And if I think on it for a while the reloading process has its place in muzzleloading too because of all the variables in powder charges, grains, patch material and thicknesses - you get my point. These days I am mostly reloading for 12 ga trap loads and I would not go back to off-the-shelf ammo unless I ran short of components. And sure, I know that will happen now and then.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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