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In my case coming up on 7years, and I load all revolver ammo, specifically 357,41; 44.500,40....

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Jonesy and I started at the same time. Lots of help from the members here. I load 9mm, .38spec, .357mag, .41mag, .44spec. & .44mag. .45 rimmed & .45acp. I use a RCBS Rockchucker single stage, yep, 1 at a time cause all I got left is time.
Great press I have one also :)

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For metal I think about 5 years. I loaded for clays about 10 years before I got into metal cartridges. I decided to downsize my pistol collection to limit the number of components I had on hand. I'm down to 38/357, 9 mm and 45 acp for pistols/revolvers. I can do all of those with two different powders. I load .223/5.56 and 30 carbine also. One of my revolver powders (2400) also works for my carbine so I only have one rifle powder. I reload all of these with 3 powders.

I know, that isn't the best situation for performance in each cartridge but I buy powder in 8 lb containers and bullets and primers by the thousand. All of my brass came from the range. I shoot a lot so it helps to keep costs down where I can. I'm retired and my range is open everyday of the year.:D
 

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In my case coming up on 7years, and I load all revolver ammo, specifically 357,41; 44.500,40....

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Hey Welsh,

Started my addiction/affliction in '78, with 45/70, 44Mag & 9mm... H'Day "C" press kit.

Mounted on a plank in such a fashion so as to allow attachment to a B&D "Work Mate" (still have "Work Mate"). Fold up & store in closet when not in use.

Along the way added: 45acp (going on the second Million +, of these), 30-06 (over 25,000 or 30,000 of these), 22-250, 38 Special, 45LC, 30 Carbine (got rid of those about ten years back), 38-55.....

12, 20 & 16 gauge....Mec 650 and PW machines...:D

Use two 1050's and a 550 to keep the "hampers" full.....:D

Later, Mark
 

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Hey Welsh,

Started my addiction/affliction in '78, with 45/70, 44Mag & 9mm... H'Day "C" press kit.

Mounted on a plank in such a fashion so as to allow attachment to a B&D "Work Mate" (still have "Work Mate"). Fold up & store in closet when not in use.

Along the way added: 45acp (going on the second Million +, of these), 30-06 (over 25,000 or 30,000 of these), 22-250, 38 Special, 45LC, 30 Carbine (got rid of those about ten years back), 38-55.....

12, 20 & 16 gauge....Mec 650 and PW machines...:D

Use two 1050's and a 550 to keep the "hampers" full.....:D

Later, Mark
So Im assuming you like 45 amp ? :)

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Been rollin my own for neigh on 50 sumthing years........

38 Specials to 45 Long Colt and 204 Ruger to 45-70s.

As my youngest grandson was watching me at the loading bench one afternoon and sed,

"Paw, y'all used to do this in the pioneer days too, didn't Ya?"
 

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Maybe 40 years, 223, 308, 300 Win Mag, 38, 357, 9mm, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 455 Webley, 6.5 Jap, 7.62 Russian, 303 Brit, 7.5 French, 7.5 Swiss, 7.62x39, 45-70, 30 Luger, 7.63 Mauser, 7.7 Jap, and 32 ACP.
Is that all mate?...... :) wow

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Handloading is a great hobby.....Be it standard cartridges or wildcattin'

One of my favorite S&W project revolvers...A liken to a Combat Masterpiece.

Model 53 with an extra cylinder chambered for the 22 Super Jet.

 

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Handloading is a great hobby.....Be it standard cartridges or wildcattin'

One of my favorite S&W project revolvers...A liken to a Combat Masterpiece.

Model 53 with an extra cylinder chambered for the 22 Super Jet.


Never seen anything like that.. I must have had a sheltered life....:)

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45 plus years. I was 23 then and met an older gentleman that offered to teach me. I jumped at the chance. Since I was shooting PPC at the time I only reloaded 38 wadcutters on an RCBS single stage press. My oldest daughter learned to crawl when I put a few rounds in a coffee can and shook it. Here she came to see what that sound was. I now load .357, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 380 ACP, 44 Magnum, 44 Special, 40 S&W, 9mm, .223.
 

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Handloading is a great hobby.....Be it standard cartridges or wildcattin'

One of my favorite S&W project revolvers...A liken to a Combat Masterpiece.

Model 53 with an extra cylinder chambered for the 22 Super Jet.

I must say I've never heard of the Super Jet. Living under a rock I guess. Anybody ever make dies for it?
 
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