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Posted: 10/16/2008 3:51:02 PM EST
OK I WILL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME, (OCD) BUT I CANT STOP RELOADING AMMO. I JUST STARTED RELOADING 2 WEEKS AGO. I CANT STOP. I WANT TO LOAD EVERY EMPTY CASE I OWN. IS THIS NORMAL FOR THE HIVE OR WHAT? THANKS IN ADVANCE, 308
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:51:47 PM EST
NO IT MAKES PEOPLE TYPE IN ALL CAPS
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:52:23 PM EST
It's abnormal. But if you'd like to come over to my place, I have around 14k pieces of .223 brass and I will allow you to be abnormal all you like.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:53:26 PM EST
I got some you can try to load, see if your theory is correct.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:53:29 PM EST
For you.......Both !

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:55:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
NO IT MAKES PEOPLE TYPE IN ALL CAPS


Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:56:23 PM EST
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:58:37 PM EST
Welcome to the disease!!!!

Enjoy it as it is for now.

It will mutate as the disease pogresses.

Seating depth and charge variations for minutia of accuracy.

Neck turning, primer pocket uniforming, weighing cases, K&M tools,
Arbor presses and custom reamed Wilson Dies, Christmas cards signed by Fred Sinclair, subscriptions to obscure periodicals.....
And then, the final stages.

Casting and Swaging your own Bullets...

A Friend told me...
Honest!

Get a handle on it, and enjoy it before it becomes an obcession.

At least it's cheaper and safer than Hookers and Blow!!!!!

S-28
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 3:59:11 PM EST
lee pro 1000 runs like a scalded dog. NO caps either bitches.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:00:37 PM EST
CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:00:39 PM EST
all ready looking for a smelting pot and joined cast bullets dot com.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:01:34 PM EST
I'm not sure if I reload to shoot or shoot to reload.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:01:54 PM EST
Single stage here, I load more than I shoot right now, building up a stockpile

Wait till you shoot that first group, realise its total crap, and have to get serious about it!

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:07:31 PM EST
It is abnormal. Send all your reloading supplies to me too cure that rechid disease.


Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:09:32 PM EST
I'm not addicted, I can quit anytime I want to... now's not real good for me but I COULD, if I wanted to... he says as he orders more ammo cans to store his recently reloaded 9MM.


My winter reloading project is putting up about 20K of .38/.357 and if I get that done I want to start on .380 for my new LCP and my Browning BDA which is really nice to shoot.

I still need several K of .38/.357 brass. Anyone know where I can get a decent price on at least 10K of either caliber ?

I AM NOT ADDICTED TO RELOADING !!! It's those drug dealers at Dillon !!! I swear !
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:12:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By KCGunnr:
I'm not sure if I reload to shoot or shoot to reload.


Me too!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:18:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By S-28:
Welcome to the disease!!!!
S-28

+1
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:24:20 PM EST
Yes it can lead to death. I will give you $100 for all your equipment and brass before it's too late.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:27:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:36:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Quintin:
I think you're weird.

I don't necessarily mind loading ammo, but I don't really find it fun or addicting. It's just a means to an end...the more time I spend on the loading press is less time I get to spend on the range.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:40:56 PM EST
I enjoy reloading as much as I enjoy shooting.

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 4:43:45 PM EST
Welcome to Handloading. Yes, it's addictive in that I can't buy ammo anywhere near as accurate.

CAPS LOCK:
Try not to Unleash the Fury.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 5:02:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By EMORY308:
OK I WILL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME, (OCD) BUT I CANT STOP RELOADING AMMO. I JUST STARTED RELOADING 2 WEEKS AGO. I CANT STOP. I WANT TO LOAD EVERY EMPTY CASE I OWN. IS THIS NORMAL FOR THE HIVE OR WHAT? THANKS IN ADVANCE, 308


Reloading is VERY addictive, especially if you like very small groups
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 5:29:53 PM EST
Yep, it's addictive. All I want to do is l have every bit of my 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, and 223 brass all loaded up at the same time. Just once. But, now that I can go shooting much more often, plus all the brass I find at the range it ain't happening. But I keep trying. Hope you do too.

By the way, I don't give a damn if you type in all caps or not. I can still read it and it's a little easier on my old eyes. As to "shouting" in text, well, hell, I don't hear real well either. Carry on Troop.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 5:43:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By KCGunnr:
I'm not sure if I reload to shoot or shoot to reload.


This sums it up perfectly for me. I remember being so into it that I would not buy a firearm unless the shop had dies, powder, and bullets in stock for its cartridge!

I still reload now because I like the monetary savings, and I appreciate using custom tailored ammo for my guns, but it's honestly more of a chore for me than an obsession.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:30:27 PM EST
The timing of this thread is funny, i just got a lee single stag reloader this week and am just getting started. It will help me pass the time this winter.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:34:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 6:35:15 PM EST by unpleasant]
It's the greatest thing in the world to sit on the couch in front of the TV after work, drink beer, and process brass.

When you break down the time it takes to process brass and hand load.. it's completely not worth it to save cash. But right now, reloading is just something to do between the weekends when I can't go shooting.

I love it.

ETA: Everyone on the board should at least have a single stage reloading stupid

ETA2: Fuck Obama.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:38:36 PM EST
yep.... i collect brass for calibers i don't even own guns for.... "just in case"
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:41:24 PM EST
it's fun...so you're ok
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:46:38 PM EST
Well, you're posting in ARFCOM GD, so there is something wrong with you by default.


Reloading is da bomb, foo!

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:47:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.



yup, then you will buy Dillon and a Giraud tool
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:51:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By supersix4:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.



yup, then you will buy Dillon and a Giraud tool


i bought a dillon right away. havn't regretted it one bit, and it's already more than paid for itself.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 6:52:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By supersix4:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.



yup, then you will buy Dillon and a Giraud tool


You know the saying, "Once you go get a Giraurd, there's no turning back..."
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:09:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:

Originally Posted By supersix4:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.



yup, then you will buy Dillon and a Giraud tool


You know the saying, "Once you go get a Gerbil, there's no turning back..."


You were spelling it wrong.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:11:54 PM EST
and i'm asking for dies for a new caliber for my birthday next month. i left it up to my wife to surprise me with either 308 or 30-06
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:17:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 7:17:42 PM EST by LuvBUSHmaster]

Originally Posted By boarslayer15:

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:

Originally Posted By supersix4:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.



yup, then you will buy Dillon and a Giraud tool


You know the saying, "Once you go get a Gerbil, there's no turning back..."


You were spelling it wrong.


I didn't know Richard Gere was a member here....

Hey everyone, I welcome to you, boarslayer aka. Richard Gere
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:24:53 PM EST
Loaded every case I have, put it in containers, then stacked it up. Turns out I need more. Odd huh?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:27:13 PM EST
I drink BLUE KOOL AID!!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:59:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By 134thSIGNAL:
I drink BLUE KOOL AID!!!

bluedini?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:07:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:

Originally Posted By supersix4:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
If you're running a single stage and shoot a lot, you'll hate that bitch in no time.



yup, then you will buy Dillon and a Giraud tool


You know the saying, "Once you go get a Giraurd, there's no turning back..."



that tools is AWESOME, It drastically cut down the times and steps on my 223 progressive reloading
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:09:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kuraki:
It's abnormal. But if you'd like to come over to my place, I have around 14k pieces of .223 brass and I will allow you to be abnormal all you like.


Link Posted: 10/16/2008 9:15:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By EMORY308:
OK I WILL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME, (OCD) BUT I CANT STOP RELOADING AMMO. I JUST STARTED RELOADING 2 WEEKS AGO. I CANT STOP. I WANT TO LOAD EVERY EMPTY CASE I OWN. IS THIS NORMAL FOR THE HIVE OR WHAT? THANKS IN ADVANCE, 308


It's almost spiritual.

I think this happens because, to do it right, you need to concentrate on NOT fkn up.

Especially when charging cases with powder
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 1:55:30 AM EST
I buy factory Ammo so I can avoid shooting my fine tuned reloads. I love my reloads. and would hate to shoot them.

Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:21:22 AM EST
Its addictive, but it wears off in a few years.

I still find batches of ammo I loaded back in the 80s.

I have ~20 lbs of powder, a shelf of bullets, and buckets of brass in the basement. My loaded ammo shelf is pretty small.

Anymore I load up what I intend to take the range the next weekend.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:25:51 AM EST
Here's a tip.

Don't pick up or keep brass you don't have a firearm for. When I hit .40S&W critical mass I reloaded it all and bought something to shoot it with.
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