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Old November 28, 2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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What calibers do you NOT reload for?

What calibers do you own guns for (that you do shoot at least once in a while) that you do NOT reload for? I just picked up an SKS and (with the help of some good people here) I have no plans to start reloading the 7.62x39
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Old November 28, 2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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.22 rimfire.
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Old November 28, 2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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The only ones are 22LR and 7.62X54R, which will be remedied soon.

I didn't load for the 7.62X39 many years, but I do now. My SKS is quite accurate with quality ammo.
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:26 AM   #5
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7.62x39. I have dies and a few pieces of real brass but have not bother loading yet or even shooting it lately.
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:39 AM   #6
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.22LR, of course
7.62×25
7.62×38R (Nagant revolver)

That's all I can think of. And I will reload both of those 7.62 pistol cartridges someday, they're just not high on my priority list.
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Old November 29, 2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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7.62x39 - My SKS either chews up the brass, or flings it into the next county.

I would be thrilled if a centerfire version of .22lr was available.
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:04 AM   #8
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I shoot a lot of 7.62x54r just for funsies, but as long as there is plenty of cheap surplus ammo, why bother reloading?

I've thought about reloading 7.62x39 for the AK, but I shelved the idea. That dang rifle dents up the brass really bad. And Tula ammo is still fairly cheap.
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:22 AM   #9
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.303 British

7.62x39

9mm Luger

5.56x45
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:22 AM   #10
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22LR

... And a whole bunch I don't own.
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:28 AM   #11
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.243 Win, 9 mm Luger and .30/30.

No particular reason. I pick up the brass. Just haven't got around to it.
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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I don;t reload my pistol ammo as it is cheap. $0 for a box of 100 .45

I reload rifle ammo except 22LR
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Old November 29, 2012, 10:19 AM   #13
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$0 for a box of 100 .45
Can't get much cheaper than that!

I reload everything I shoot except, of course, .22LR. I have many guns that have never had any factory ammo through them. Like others, I've acquired the the habit of picking up brass for calibers I don't even own, just in case . . .
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Old November 29, 2012, 10:29 AM   #14
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Firearms I don't load?

22LR
Shotguns
I have one rifle and one pistol that have EVER fired a factory round.
My "collection" has only seventeen pieces so reloading for all of them is not a problem.
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Old November 29, 2012, 11:25 AM   #15
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.22LR

7.62x39 only because I still have on hand quite a few factory rounds from years ago.... And I rarely shoot the rifle anyway. So I might be dead and gone before I run out. Otherwise I'd reload for it. All my other rifle rounds I reload (.30-30 and '06) .... But again I have to blow the dust off the dies when I do.

All my revolvers (besides .22) have not ever seen a factory round that I can recall anyway. The rifles have the first time, just to get the brass.
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Old November 29, 2012, 05:01 PM   #16
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Rimfire -
For obvious reasons (though I have handloaded primed .22 WMR hulls).

.38 Special -
I've gone through 50 rounds in 2 years...
Crankylove gave me some old RCBS dies, and I have brass and bullets. But, I don't shoot it enough to really care.

7.62x39mm -
A 25-50% case loss rate pretty much negates any "savings" achieved by handloading. (SKS + forward/vertical ejection + grass/gravel/sagebrush = bye bye brass)
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Old November 29, 2012, 05:26 PM   #17
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Since everyone else went the obvious route:
.17 Hornady Magnum
.25 Stevens
.41 Swiss
.44 Henry
.442 Eley
.45 Dutch
.50 Remington Navy
.50 Government
.58 Gatling

Other than rimfire, I can make whatever I use either better, cheaper, or both, so why not? The more money I save by loading, the quicker I "pay off" my press.
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Old November 29, 2012, 06:24 PM   #18
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12 gauge. If #1 buckshot ever ceases to exist, or if I ever take up trap/skeet, I may start.

also .22 of course
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Old November 29, 2012, 07:53 PM   #19
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22lr of course. But would like to reload for the 30 tokarev for my CZ 52.

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Old November 30, 2012, 04:03 AM   #20
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9mm and 7.62x39, it's just not cost effective enough for me and I'd rather spend my limited time loading for other calibers that give me more bang for my buck.
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Old December 2, 2012, 09:53 PM   #21
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backwoodsman magazine just published an article on how to reload for rimfires... its a good read

i refuse to get a gun i dont or cant reload for.

wish i'd known about the reloading rimfire article, was offered a stevens favotire in 32 rimfire a couple years ago for next to nothing

the 7.62x25 and 38 are a pain in the rear to reload for.
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Old December 2, 2012, 11:11 PM   #22
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38's a pain in the rear???

Dang! I love loadin 38's. I am rumored to be nuts so maybe that seals the deal.
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Old December 3, 2012, 03:57 AM   #23
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38's a pain in the rear???
Dang! I love loadin 38's. I am rumored to be nuts so maybe that seals the deal.
...Not a pain.
I just don't shoot it enough to care about reloading.
I have about 65 rounds of factory ammo. At the current rate of consumption, that may last more than 10 years.

If I was that ridiculously low on anything else, I'd be seriously freaking out. But, .38 Special is a non-issue, as long as I have plenty of .32 H&R and .327 Federal.
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Old December 3, 2012, 05:51 AM   #24
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Marlin .22 LR
Remington Model 1100 12 ga.
Browning A5 12 ga.
Remington Model 11 12 ga.
Ruger P89 9mm
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