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View Poll Results: How many Calibers do you load for?

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    2 0.89%
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    0 0%
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    4 1.78%
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    8 3.56%
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    8 3.56%
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    6 2.67%
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    6 2.67%
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    11 4.89%
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    12 5.33%
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    14 6.22%
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    13 5.78%
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    15 6.67%
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    3 1.33%
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    5 2.22%
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Thread: POLL ... How many different Calibers do you load for?

  1. #61
    Boolit Master
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    18 and growing.

  2. #62
    Boolit Bub Spooksar's Avatar
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    I have 327 firearms so I load for 170 different calibers

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    22,25,26,27,28,30,31,32,35,40,45,410ga ,20ga,16ga,12 ga . 10 I have tools for but I haven't yet . Calibers . Cartridges aaaaa no that's depressing even to me . I have 5 sizing dies to that fill gaps between calibers for paper patched and cal swapping bullets . Just 1 magnum rifle and a pistol . I forget about the 3" 12 ga being a mag so there's 4 mags .
    In the time of darkest defeat,our victory may be nearest. Wm. McKinley.

    I was young and stupid then I'm older now. Me 1992

    About that rally point, the soap and mail boxes fall on blind eyes and deaf ears,the ballot box is manipulated,it would seem we are fast running out options....

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    I cast & reload 11
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    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
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    I have reduced my rifles down to 38, so I still load 22hornet, 222, 223, 243, 25/20, 257, 6.5x55
    270, 30/30, 300sav, 308, 30/06, 30/40Krag, 32/20, 32/40, 35Rem, 375W &45/70. In hand guns
    32S&W, 32H&R, 9mm Luger, 38S&W, 38sp, 357, 38/40, 44sp, 44mg, 44/40, 45Colt, 45acp, 455E.
    Left out .30Carbine, 7x57mm & 12guage, 410 shotgun. I have dies for about anything you can
    think of. Have never owned dies for a cartridge I didn't have gun for. I learned a long time ago not
    to sell dies because you will end up having to buy them again when you end up with another gun
    for that cartridge. The cartridges that I hate to load are 9mm and 22Hornet. Just remembered I
    load 45 auto rim too.

  6. #66
    Boolit Master
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    10mm
    40
    9mm
    45
    45 Colt
    223
    308
    25-06
    38 Spl

    I'm pretty mainstream. Some of you load for and shoot a bunch of interesting cartridges!

  7. #67
    Boolit Bub
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    7.5 Swiss Ordnance
    7.62x38r Nagant
    .380 ACP (but I don't like it, reloading it that is)
    9mm
    .38 special
    .357 Mag
    .45 Colt
    .45 ACP
    7x57
    8x57
    .308 Win
    30'06
    .43 Mauser
    12 gauge

  8. #68
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    I made a conscious effort to cut down a while back. Still holding at 27 after that.
    [The Montana Gianni] Front sight and squeeze

  9. #69
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    Currently 6, down from 8 or 9 a few years ago.

  10. #70
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    I voted 15+, was looking to vote for "too many" l am looking to streamline as well, but WHERE TO START! I like old and different guns, load for them if your gonna be able to shoot them much. Cutting back on cartridges to load for is like dieting, probably get it done when I take my dirtnap.
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

  11. #71
    Boolit Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    I kinda share your outlook on this...only from a slight angle.
    Each time I added another gun to the cabinet there were more considerations...did I have the dies? Did I have sufficient brass...back in my youth that meant at least 500 rounds, today more. It's always been a larger purchase than just adding another gun.
    Then on top of all that I was responsible to keep them clean, maintained and sighted properly. I grew up on the GUlf Coast where you don't buy a chunk-O-steel and throw it in with the other safe Queens and expect to pull her out a couple times a year and have it in good shape.

    Yeah, I'd have to add practical to the list. Sometimes you don't just do something because you can...
    Maybe. But sometimes you (I) get another gun because I'm tripping over free brass for it every time I go to the range.

    Favorite three? .38 Special, 8x57, 16 gauge. At the moment.

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    But the question was how many CALIBERS , not how many cartridges .
    In the time of darkest defeat,our victory may be nearest. Wm. McKinley.

    I was young and stupid then I'm older now. Me 1992

    About that rally point, the soap and mail boxes fall on blind eyes and deaf ears,the ballot box is manipulated,it would seem we are fast running out options....

  13. #73
    Boolit Master
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    In that case it's still 10 , not counting 6 shot shells.
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

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    Double post, oops
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

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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
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GC Gas Check