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    20 ga with a Baer 5 station press in 1971. First rifle .308 and pistol 44 mag, 1984.
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    1971, El Paso Texas, .38 Special on a Lee hand loader.

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    .220 Swift in 1991... still use the original dies, press, scale, etc.

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    45 ACP in 1999 in a Dillon At500. Then I moved to 7,65 ARG, 308, 30-06, 357mag and 6,5x55 SE

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    41 mag with a Lee Loader. Then 12 ga with a Lee Load-all and finally .357 mag and 30-06 with a Rockchucker. All in the first 24 months of 77-79
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    38 special and it's still my favorite
    My feedback page if you feel inclined to add:
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    Thanks Yall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekP Houston View Post
    38 special and it's still my favorite
    I've only loaded a few 38/357, but I really do enjoy loading enjoy those.

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    first bullet I cast was a 358429. I was trading them to a friend that had a loading press. then I was reading this guys work skeeter skelton was his name. so I thought if he could make good loads with a tong tool I could too. so I started loading my cast bullets in .38 spl. cases. then a year later I got a single stage press and have been loading ever since.

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    When I was about 14 I pulled the bullet from two .22 LR rounds with my teeth. I dumped the powder from one case into the other and crammed one of the mangled bullets back into the case. I had the rim blow out on firing my very first reload.
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    Winchester Spec. .32 caliber, way back in the mid to latter 60's after getting out of the service. Used them to get a deer in the Black Hills of No. East WY.

    That was done with a Lee Loader which at that time was made by Lee Precision!
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    30-30 in 1961.

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    In late '60 or early '61 my 1st. caliber was the .244 Rem. (before it was renamed to 6mm Rem.) & this was followed closely by the .38-40 (aka .38 WCF).

    These were loaded on a Lyman Comet press (I even loaded 20 gauge shot shells on that press....it was slow, but they shot well)

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    Started with .308, then loaded 12 and 20ga shot shells.

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    .44 Mag in '83.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDG View Post
    When I was about 14 I pulled the bullet from two .22 LR rounds with my teeth. I dumped the powder from one case into the other and crammed one of the mangled bullets back into the case. I had the rim blow out on firing my very first reload.
    Atta Boy! A reloader after my own heart! Here are some of my cases:
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    It was in 1966, 38 special 148 grn. WC, cast the bullets, sized on a Star and loaded on a Herter's press.

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    8mm Mauser for my grandfather's customized GEW 98. Mid 1970"s.

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    38 special, with a lee loader, in metallic cartridge. And 12 gauge in shotgun. Shotgun was first.

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    7mm Rem Mag. Both feet and running...

    Then 9mm, .45ACP, .40, .308, 45-70
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check