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Thread: Your most loaded cartridge

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    Your most loaded cartridge

    Not a poll, just a question- what rifle cartridge have you loaded the most of in your reloading career? How about your most loaded handgun cartridge as well?
    For me, it has to be the 22-250 Rem. and the .45 ACP; I've been using both since my teenage years and that was long ago!

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    30-06 and .45 ACP (with 9mm close second)
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    Boring,but 223 Rem,followed closely by 7mm08 .I don't load for any handguns,but may get into it.

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    45acp then 223 but 9mm has to be right in there and 40 s&w is not far behind but wait maybe 38 special wow am not pulling all those ammo cans down and counting rounds

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    .32-20, .45acp, .30-30
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    I think 300 blackout has displaced 30-06 for rifle, and 44mag rules the roost for handgun. Of course, thinking about it, about half my blackout ammo goes thru my ar pistol, so who knows...
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    Hi...
    For rifle it is probably .223 because my son shoots a ton of it. Second most is probably .308 because that is his favorite hunting round and he practices a lot.

    Handguns... it's hard to say.
    We load in batches of 500 or more for everything from 9mm to .45Colt and most everything in between. It isn't unusual for my son and I to spend several hours each weekend on the handgun range at one or the other of the two gun clubs where we have memberships. Sometimes we visit both on the same day...only one allows shooting steel silhouettes so we usually shoot groups at one club and then go to the other to ring steel.
    500 hundred rounds through each caliber every two weeks isn't unusual, so it could be any of the common calibers which is shot the most. I know my son shoots the majority of the 9mm and 10mm and I shoot most of the .41Magnum. We probably shoot equal amounts of .45ACP, .357Mag, .45Colt and .44Magnum. I probably shoot the majority of .38Spl, .44Spl and .45AutoRim.
    We usually only load .375SuperMag in batches of 100 and shoot it now and then.

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    5.56 and 7.62 NATO to feed a rat gun and a M1A for rifles.
    Handgun would be .45ACP.
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    .223 for rifle and 9mm and 45 acp are about equal. I think .380 will soon catch up. I finally got a .380 pistol that is accurate more than just center mass accuracy. It's a SW 380 EZ. I think the fuller size grip is what helps me with getting target accuracy.
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    357 magnum/38 special for both rifle and pistol.

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    .223 then .308 for Rifle. .45ACP then .38/.357 for handguns.
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    .30-06 for rifle and .44 magnum for handgun.
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    308,38/357 for me

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    308 due to some years shooting competitions, 38 special for handgun just cause I like it. I load lots of different cartridges due to liking old rifles. A rifle calls to me, well I grab it and deal with feeding it. I’m not one to say, hey I’m gonna get me a rifle in “what have you” caliber. Now all my metallic loading is a drop in the bucket to shot shell, probably 1/4 million 12 gage target loads is on the lite end, Based on the empty powder can count.
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    357 Magnum for both.

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    308, revolvers - toss up between 38 Special and 44 Special.
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    Need to get more guns apparently, 30-30 and -06 in equal numbers, but hands down .38 over my other two handguns

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    30-30 and 45 acp here, with 38 special/357 magnum close seconds.

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    Up till 2019 most loaded handgun cartridge would have be 45 ACP. Since then it's 9mm.

    Rifle...223 Remington with 300 Blackout coming up fast.

    I used to load a bunch of 308 but I sold the H&K brass mangler. I have a bunch of factory 308 to run in my bolt gun. I've also got a ton of 308 brass should I feel the need to start loading it.

    I just picked up a DPMS AR-10 so I might start needing more 308.
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    Rifle - 30-06 for the Garand with 30 carbine and 45 Colt right behind.

    Handgun - 38/357 hands down, with 9mm a far distant 2nd.

    Kinda gets clear as mud though, cause lots of 38/357 through the Marlin and 30 carbine through the Blackhawk...
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