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#2981405 - 10/14/12 06:36 PM How many handload their deer ammo?
ROVERBOY
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I've been a handloader since '87 and load, .30-06,.308,8mm Mauser,.30-30,.223,.357 Magnum,.38 Spl. .22-250, .30 M1 Carbine. Its more than I planned. A couple i load for a friend. I deer hunt with mostly a .308 and sometimes .30-06 and 8mm.
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#2981429 - 10/14/12 06:47 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: ROVERBOY]
East TN Hunter
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I have been for about 5 years.
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#2981437 - 10/14/12 06:54 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: East TN Hunter]
KPH
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I do that way I know they are what I need.
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#2981557 - 10/14/12 07:49 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: KPH]
Rackseeker
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I load for my .300 WM and 7mm-08
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#2981606 - 10/14/12 08:17 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: KPH]
mr.big
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I shoot custom tailored handloads in every firearm I use for everything,,except the rimfires of course.
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#2981611 - 10/14/12 08:19 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: mr.big]
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
I shoot custom tailored handloads in every firearm I use for everything,,except the rimfires of course.

ditto and shotguns
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#2981648 - 10/14/12 08:30 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Deer Assassin]
EastTNHunter
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I handload for all of my rifles, save rimfire.
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#2981749 - 10/14/12 09:23 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: EastTNHunter]
Rockhound
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Handload for all my rifles just to save money and for my 10 gauge
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#2981801 - 10/14/12 10:04 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: mr.big]
Kimberman
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
I shoot custom tailored handloads in every firearm I use for everything,,except the rimfires of course.




Ditto except I don't load for my 32 Win Spcl. I have dies and brass, but I also have about 8 boxes of factory ammo for it as well.
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#2981853 - 10/14/12 11:03 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Kimberman]
AllOutdoors
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I do.
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#2982038 - 10/15/12 07:18 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: ROVERBOY]
7mminatree
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Been handloading since 1974, Got several rifles that have never fired a single factory round. Every bolt gun I own will shoot sub MOA and if it don't and thats with bedding and trigger work and finding a good load, then I sell or trade them.
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#2982046 - 10/15/12 07:26 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: 7mminatree]
GRAMPS
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I have been handloading my deer ammo since 1978. All my deer since then have been killed with handloads.
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#2982197 - 10/15/12 09:03 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: GRAMPS]
bigtex
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I load all my ammo, .243, 260, 7-08, 30-30, .270, 30-06, 7mm Mag, and .38 and 357 mag. Never had a missfire [knock on wood] For me it just adds to the sport of hunting and my ammo always has out shot the factory stuff.
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#2982273 - 10/15/12 09:59 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: bigtex]
Spikes Tactical
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I have just started handloading for rifle. I am loading 6.8 spc and 270 win.

Plan on hunting with my handloaded 270 win this year.

JP
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#2982340 - 10/15/12 10:46 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Spikes Tactical]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Haven't bought factory ammo in 15 yrs, rifle or shotshell
(with the exception of .22 lr)

FDXX75
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#2982679 - 10/15/12 03:12 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
Model70Man
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Handload all of my ammo except my 460 S&W Mag.
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#2982897 - 10/15/12 05:24 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: AllOutdoors]
Hunter 257W
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I handload for everything no matter what the intended target is. But since my current deer rifle is a 257 Weatherby, I wouldn't consider factory loads because my bank won't loan me enough money to finance a box! \:\) It cost's nearly $30 a box to handload the Barnes TSX bullets on top of 73 grains of IMR 7828. Yeah, that's a ridiculously expensive bullet for deer but at those velocities, I figure I need it to not come apart on anything but a perfect broadside shot. Love that laser flat trajectory........
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#2984464 - 10/16/12 03:05 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: AllOutdoors]
Tiny
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I do
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#2984683 - 10/16/12 05:37 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Tiny]
Model70Man
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 Originally Posted By: Tiny
I do


Where have you been?
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#2984823 - 10/16/12 07:11 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Model70Man]
smstone22
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Handload all deer ammo. Im about to work up a load for my Kimber .308.
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#2984879 - 10/16/12 07:27 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: smstone22]
vonb
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Yup. However, plain ole Core-Lokts from Wal-Mart never let me down when deer hunting.
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#2984910 - 10/16/12 07:38 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Kimberman]
DaveB
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Since 1984. 22-250 through 300 WIn Mag. No shotgun, no rimfire. Loaded for others-30-30, 270, 25-06, 300 Weatherby Magnum, 257 Weatherby mag. Loading for other people paid for my 'stuff'.

BTW, the reason I handload is Remmie core-lokts had (have?) some serious quality control issues. A zero'd Browning BBR was missing the entire target-falling short-and I lost total confidence.


Edited by DaveB (10/16/12 07:42 PM)

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#2985036 - 10/16/12 08:27 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: DaveB]
bjohnson
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I load for all my rifles.
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#2987983 - 10/18/12 06:17 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: bjohnson]
W.Seay
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No, my factory ammo shoots 1 hole 3 shot groups at 100 yards all day when I do my part.
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#2988051 - 10/18/12 07:20 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: W.Seay]
fairchaser
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All my rifles and some friends too. 243, 270, 300 win mag, 338 win mag.
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#2988196 - 10/18/12 08:39 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: fairchaser]
quigleysharps4570
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Load all my smokeless and blackpowder cartridges. ;\)
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#2988230 - 10/18/12 08:52 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: AllOutdoors]
WGK
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I do also started in 1976
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#2988234 - 10/18/12 08:56 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: W.Seay]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
No, my factory ammo shoots 1 hole 3 shot groups at 100 yards all day when I do my part.


Until you get a bad lot #...........
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#2988274 - 10/18/12 09:17 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: ROVERBOY]
Beekeeper
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I have loaded my own for about 15 years. .338 Win Mag, 30-06, .44 Mag, 6.5 X 55. .300 Mag and maybe some others that I can't recall right now.
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#2988363 - 10/18/12 10:28 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Beekeeper]
BigD_625
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Will when I get my man cave set up.
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#2988480 - 10/19/12 05:35 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: AllOutdoors]
250savage
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i reload for my self and friends. favorites 250 savage, 6.5 creedmoor
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#2988764 - 10/19/12 09:21 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: AllOutdoors]
big jim
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For all centerfire and pistol.
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#2988941 - 10/19/12 11:10 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: BigD_625]
quigleysharps4570
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Will when I get my man cave set up.


Pics when the time comes BigD. ;\)

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#2991017 - 10/20/12 08:53 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Rockhound]
W.Seay
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
No, my factory ammo shoots 1 hole 3 shot groups at 100 yards all day when I do my part.


Until you get a bad lot #...........



Hasn't happened in 10 years!
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#2991028 - 10/20/12 09:00 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: W.Seay]
Beekeeper
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
No, my factory ammo shoots 1 hole 3 shot groups at 100 yards all day when I do my part.


Until you get a bad lot #...........



Hasn't happened in 10 years!
Nothing wrong with factory ammo if it shoots consistently in your gun. Reloading my own ammo is just something I do for my own satisfaction. I don't believe I save any money doing it but I do think I get better groups out of my guns with my own ammo.


Edited by Beekeeper (10/20/12 09:00 PM)
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#2991301 - 10/21/12 08:14 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Beekeeper]
ROVERBOY
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Mainly with me its the satisfaction of shooting my own ammo and killing game with it. I've got some really accurate loads for my rifles and handguns too.
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#2991303 - 10/21/12 08:16 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: DaveB]
DaveB
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For most, factory ammo works well enough but for the shock of your life, take a look at the number of recalls regarding factory ammo. And unless you happen to be looking, you'll never know.

My hand loads have never failed me. I match bullet type and weight to the animal I am hunting and that shoot accurately. Because I have 3 shooters in my Family hand loading makes a lot of financial sense.

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#2991362 - 10/21/12 08:55 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: DaveB]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
For most, factory ammo works well enough but for the shock of your life, take a look at the number of recalls regarding factory ammo. And unless you happen to be looking, you'll never know.

My hand loads have never failed me. I match bullet type and weight to the animal I am hunting and that shoot accurately. Because I have 3 shooters in my Family hand loading makes a lot of financial sense.



Yes it saves alot if money in the long run. And there are lots of recoils on tons of ammo every year
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#2991366 - 10/21/12 08:58 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: W.Seay]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
No, my factory ammo shoots 1 hole 3 shot groups at 100 yards all day when I do my part.


Until you get a bad lot #...........



Hasn't happened in 10 years!


It never happened to me until last year, ive always had great results with factory ammo. I bought 3 factory boxes of shells that i cant get to shoot worth a crap
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#2991849 - 10/21/12 03:39 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Rockhound]
348Winchester
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I reload and shoot factory ammo for comparison. I reload for....

25-35 WCF
270 WCF
30-30 WCF
30-40 Krag
30-06
32 Win
348 WCF
38-55 WCF
303 British
405 WCF
45-70
38 spl
30 Luger
44-40 WCF
44 Mag
45 ACP
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#2993658 - 10/22/12 05:03 PM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: Hunter 257W]
Benelli 4 Life
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
I handload for everything no matter what the intended target is. But since my current deer rifle is a 257 Weatherby, I wouldn't consider factory loads because my bank won't loan me enough money to finance a box! \:\) It cost's nearly $30 a box to handload the Barnes TSX bullets on top of 73 grains of IMR 7828. Yeah, that's a ridiculously expensive bullet for deer but at those velocities, I figure I need it to not come apart on anything but a perfect broadside shot. Love that laser flat trajectory........
I shoot 100gr NBT over 73gr of 7828. Killed 9 or 10 ten deer with it aint had a problem with em comin apart.
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#2994919 - 10/23/12 10:58 AM Re: How many handload their deer ammo? [Re: ROVERBOY]
7-08 fan
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 Originally Posted By: ROVERBOY
Mainly with me its the satisfaction of shooting my own ammo and killing game with it. I've got some really accurate loads for my rifles and handguns too.


Thats how I am, I enjoy the satisfaction of using my reloaded ammunition. Reloading to me is as much of a hobby as hunting.

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