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

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    3 0.89%
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    1 0.30%
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    7 2.08%
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    14 4.15%
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    15 4.45%
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    10 2.97%
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    17 5.04%
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    18 5.34%
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    13 3.86%
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    18 5.34%
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    17 5.04%
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    24 7.12%
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    7 2.08%
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    8 2.37%
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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.

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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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    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
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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
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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

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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

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

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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

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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
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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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    .223/5.56
    .243
    .25-06
    .308
    .338RCM
    .444Marlin
    .44Mag/Spcl/Russian
    .38/.357
    9mm
    12ga
    20ga

    14 total

  16. #76
    Boolit Man
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    I think number of calibers reloaded would parallel the previous Age of Casters poll. It usually takes awhile to acquire all this stuff. I'm getting older just waiting on group buys.

  17. #77
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    I think thats a good assumption to make, although I did not think about it until you posted. Thirty die sets at $25-$30 each plus components is quite an investment.

  18. #78
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    My current list:

    223/5.56
    6.5 Grendel
    6.5 Carcano
    260 Remington
    308 Win
    30-06 Springfield
    300 Win Mag
    358 Win
    10mm
    9mm
    38 super
    357 sig
    9X25 Dillon
    38 Special/357 mag
    44 special/44 mag
    45 ACP

    I think that is it. I do have plans to add 7mm-08 and 338 federal to this list at some point, owing mostly to the huge stash of 308 brass I have. Figure I should have a rifle in all the straight forward resize children of the 308
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    I reload and use personally 6,35, 7,65 Br, 7,65 Para, 9 corto, 9x19, 9x21, .38 special, .44 magnum, .45 ACP, .222, .223, 6,5x47, 6,5 Carcano, 7,35 Carcano, .308, 7,62x39, 7,62x54, 7,5x55, .300WM, 45-70, 12 and .410 GA...and some other that I not remember...all with cast bullets...
    Last edited by iwottopq; 09-29-2017 at 04:40 AM.

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    The question of the OP reminds me of the exchange from Terminator 2:

    John Connor: "The police (cartridges) are here"

    Sarah Connor: "How many (do you load for)?

    John Connor: "All of them, I think"
    WWJMBD?

    Buried in molds until covered with mold.

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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