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Old January 13, 2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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first handloads

just shot my first handloads- .270 win hrdy,v-max 110 grn over 58 grns of h-4831. 5 shot group was about a 1 1/2 at a 100 yards . second load was hrdy 150 grn interlock , over 55 grns of reloader 22,it grouped about the same,except 1 flyer. the rifle was a nef handi rifle. im so stoked !!!!
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Old January 13, 2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the addiction.
My name is Dave, and I'm a handloader....
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Old January 14, 2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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First handloads

Chunk--congratulations! There is nothing, NOTHING, like the feeling of shooting one's first I-did-it-all-by-myself rounds, and they all go bang and hit the target!!

Great! You have now started on a lifelong quest to build The Perfect Load. Enjoy. Good luck. It won't happen in your lifetime, but what a great ideal for which to strive!

And as always, the journey is part of the destination.
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Old January 14, 2007, 03:30 AM   #4
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Hope you find the perfect load for that rifle. I have a H&R Ultra .243 that shoots great. Quite a gun for the money.
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Old January 14, 2007, 09:25 AM   #5
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Congrats Chunk,
I just shot my first handloads Fri. (.44 mag, 9.5 gr Unique, 240gr JHP). The first one is a little nerve-wracking but man is it cool. Now I'm looking for another gun in a different caliber just to have something else to reload!
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Old January 14, 2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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Congratulations Chunk. Now you are addicted for life like the rest of us. It is very satisfying to shoot your own hand loads. For me I was very nervous the first few of mine that I shot.
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Old January 14, 2007, 02:25 PM   #7
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at first I started handloading to save $$.. now shooting seems even MORE therapeautic(spelling?) when testing my own loads. mostly now I shoot light loads when punching paper to not upset the neighbors.(even though their dogs bark all night long)
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