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Thread: What's The First Caliber You Ever Reloaded?

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    Let's see here...
    38 spl. Bullseye and a wadcutter, 45acp, ,44mag, then pretty much down hill
    from there.... 22 Hornet, .17 Rem. out to 50 BMG with a lot in between.
    I think it went beyond habit to an addiction.

    -Rock

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    Can't remember whether it was 350 rem Mag or 308 Norma, but it was about 1970. Both were loaded on Lee Loaders.

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    357 mag then 9 mm ,then 308/223/3030/3840 and the odd 4570.

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    Back in the late '90's early 2000's the 40S&W was all the rage and 10mm ammo was either scarce or $1 a round! It was either learn to reload or don't shoot it!
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    Irish Proverb: Never approach a Bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or an Idiot from any direction!

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    .38 special with wadcutters over Bullseye.
    Old retired guy in Baton Rouge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawinredneck View Post
    Back in the late '90's early 2000's the 40S&W was all the rage and 10mm ammo was either scarce or $1 a round! It was either learn to reload or don't shoot it!
    That's what got me started in reloading. I wanted to shoot 223 and 308 in F-T/R matches, but I wasn't about to pay a buck a round for anything!

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    First was .243 with a Lee Loader in 1971 for My SAKO Forrester that I should never have sold! Most accurate gun I ever owned and I still have everything for it ,,, Except the gun!

    Then came.44 Magnum and Special with a Lee Classic Loader and Lee Cast Boolits done over the stove in 1978. Shot literally hundreds of them in my 8 3/8 S&W M29. Sold that one too.

    Load mostly for .44 Mag and Spec now, and I mostly use my Hand Press to do it. Still cast all my boolits.

    Randy
    "It's not how well you do what you know how to do,,,It's how well you do what you DON'T know how to do!"
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    8mm Mauser. 1967. Still have the '98 that dad sporterized in the '50's. It will still shoot 1-2" moa with that load I developed back in the 60's. I should start saving money by reloading any day now.

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    30-06 for a M1 grand using the Lee hand press, end up breaking the press and getting a Rock chunker from RCBS.

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    .32 ACP with a Lee Loader.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    My first round was off and old RCBS Rock Chucker and it was a 55gr .22-250 round. I too was a bit nervous when I pulled that trigger. Of course all went well.
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Proverbs 1:7

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    first was 38sp using a Dillon 550, HP-38 powder and CCI small pistol primers.

    And it was a JHP (can't remember who made it or the load)

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    First time I ever pulled the press handle was on an RCBS RC in NJ. It was my mother's then boyfriend, and the round was .44 magnum. I was on leave and had just got back from Japan.


    First time using my own equipment was my own RCBS RC and it was .38 Special this time. The one thing I didn't do was balance the scale, so they were under charged by a bit, but still accurate. They were 158gr. swaged SWCs from Midway USA. I think they were Remington, and they had a waxy flaky coating on them.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    45 ACP in 2010


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    Summer of 1984 my Uncle taught me how to reload using the .41 Magnum. Still hooked on that cartridge.

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    Irag: 91,03,04,05,06,08,09',15' & 16'
    Afghanistan: 09,10,11',14' & 17'

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    9mm Lee classic, Went to indoor range fired really really slow!!!!!!
    Today I Learned That I know less than I Thought.
    Tommorow will be the same, I'm Sure!!

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    This thread needs to be a poll. The results would be interesting.

    My first - 45/70.

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    .40 S&W over power pistol was my first.

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    I started with 30-06 in about 2004. It was shown to me by a neighbor using a lee hand press. That was all he used to do his. I had been casting for 45 and 44 black powder and fishing sinkers since the early 80. Ben playing with lead for a long time. I now cast for all the guns I shoot accept for 22 rimfire and a 8mm mouse
    r.

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    308 win with a Lee loader.

    1968, Ft.Clayton, Panama Canal Zone.

    Sittin' on the barracks floor.

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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