Do any TFF Sisters reload?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Suicide*Ride, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride New Member

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    I know we've got a bunch of Ladies here @ TFF, but I don't think I've ever helped 1 w/a reloading question. Anybody know if there's any forum Sisters that roll their own?

    SR :)
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I let my wife make a bullet once. I was hoping that she would like it and offer to make me a few thousand rounds.
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    TheGunClinger truely lives in a strange and wonderful place
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I try.;)
  5. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see someone do it and i would love to try it, it sounds pretty cool it also sounds expensive to start it. I have read some of the reload questions and don't understand what they are talking about but yes i would love to try it. I don't have the time right now. can someone give a brief instruction as to how u do it how long it takes and how much it would cost to make a bullet would love to hear it.
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    From what I hear, after the original set-up, it pays for itself fairly soon.:cool:
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    its got to take a lot of time?
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    I really don't know. I believe the more you shoot, the more you save. Suicideride could better answer that question.

    If you shoot 50 every two months it wouldn't be worth it. If you shoot 500 a day (as some claim), it would. The guy I knew had a lot of weapons and many calibers. He also sold to his friends.
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    It's addictive. Once you start you don't want to stop.
    Unless you run out of components.
  10. RandyP

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    with my Lee Classic turret I 'average' 150-200 rounds per hour regardless of caliber (pistol only).

    If you check out either youtube or the Lee website, you will find any number of videos clearly showing the process. I believe that anyone who can follow simple instructions and has at least limited attention to detail can easily make reliable, safe and accurate ammunition for themselves.It sounds complicated until you actually sit down and start doing it. It is not hard at all.

    Here is the Lee website link for their videos:

    http://www.leeprecision.com/html/HelpVideos/video.html

    I don't mean to imply that you don't need to do a little homework, and just how complex you care to get into the hobby is up to you and your wallet -lol- but Lee makes their 'whack it with a mallet' Classic Lee loader that sells for under $30 and it too makes reliable, safe and accurate ammo, just rather slowly.

    http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/browse.cgi?1259303603.4526=/html/catalog/cleeloader.html

    And here is a video of it in use:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noFKV8S6cnQ

    and here is Mr Lee himself reloading a rifle round:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeEl9wZyabc
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  11. tcox4freedom

    tcox4freedom Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Both, my wife and I have just gotten started reloading.
  12. Suicide*Ride

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    Nice post Randy! Thanks! You saved me the time. :D

    @ Beth: If you can make cookies or bake bread - you can reload. ;) I'm not being sexist, only saying that reloading is mainly just following detailed recipes. If you don't shoot but a few times a yr., or you don't care how much it costs to feed your shooting habit, then I wouldn't recommend the investment.

    What you ought to do if you're thinking about getting into it, is to find a fellow forum member who lives close by that reloads who could show you what it's like to roll your own. I enjoy reloading as much if not more than going out for a day of shooting.

    (I know..... I'm weird! :rolleyes:)

    @ Tcox4freedom: Glad to hear you & your SO are getting into reloading! It's a nice thing to be able to share in any hobby w/ your spouse! ;)

    & welcome to TFF! :D

    SR :)
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  13. carver

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    Getting started for reloading .38/.357
    This will enable you to reload 100 rds of ammo. Store Cost for 100 rds of .38 ammo should be some where between $60 - $80. At that rate you should start to see savings after only reloading around 500 rounds.



    Lee Reloading Manual $13.99
    Lee 3 hole Turret Press manual $69.99
    3 die set from Hornady $34.99
    100 rds. Winchester Brass $16.49
    Hornady XTP, 140 gr. bullets (100) $15.99
    AA #5 Powder (1 lb) $18.49
    Lee Perfect Powder Measure $18.49
    Magnetic Powder Scale (500 gr. capacity) $47.29
    Impact Bullet Puller $12.00
    Total = $252.22
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    Hey suicide i am not one for cooking unless it is on the grill i am mechanically inclined i use to build engines on helicopters untill i messed up my hand, would rather fix something in the house than cook gonna have to do some research on this reloading.
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i took a quick look at the Lee site can u reload 22lr?
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