What do you call yourself ?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Airborne1101, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Airborne1101

    Airborne1101 New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    West Tennessee
    In my job (Land Surveyor) there has been much discussion concerning the title we call ourselves. some people have argued that Surveyor does not accurately describe what we as a discipline have evolved into. Some folks argue that a more descriptive name would help our standing in the professional community. So my question is what do you call yourself ?

    Hand loader?
    Developer of highly accurate ammunition?

    All the way!!....AIRBORNE
  2. bamajoey

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Since I willingly left the job market 10 years ago, I call myself retired.:D

  3. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    Not all of it is "highly accurate", some is for plinking at close range. And since I have both single stage and progressives, not all could be truly called "hand loaded". So I guess I'm a 'reloader'.
    Of course, I just call myself 'Al'. :)
  4. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    I like bama am retired. Also after leaving state government I am no longer called by all those names that might get me banned from this site. Papaw is my favorite though.
  5. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    I'm a handloader. I believe there is a difference between Reloader and Handloader. A reloader assembles some components with the objective of all going bang with reasonable accuracy and as cheaply as possible. Quantity is foremost. Shooting more is the end result. A handloader, after researching reloading manuals, custom makes ammo for a specific gun for a specific job. The results are optimum accuracy and preformance on game. Quality is foremost.

    Jes my HO...
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  6. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV

    I reload pistol ammunition on a progressive and handload precision rifle on a single stage press, I would quantify these "self titles" to which press is being used at the time.
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Works for me! ill take it!!
  8. vulcrider

    vulcrider Member

    Nov 6, 2006
    With kudos to Sarah, "I'm not a retreater, I'm a reloader!"

    More accurately, a "Recycled ammunition manufacturer"
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  9. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    I am Papa or Grandpa, depends on which grandchild is talking.
  10. JoeV

    JoeV Active Member

    I am Dad, Grandpa and semi-retired Handyman. Oh, I also reload, shoot and keep the economy going by buying and selling guns for fun and profit.
  11. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA

    Cherokee Irish American.:cool:
  12. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    I'm Edited by Admin, just ask my wife!
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  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I try not to call myself, but when I do, I call George!

  14. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Let's see now,

    1) I'm a "handloader" because I'm into handloading my own ammo.

    2) I'm a "reloader" because I reload my empties.

    3) I'm a handloader 'cause I'm into reloading.

    4) I'm a reloader 'cause I'm into handloading.

    5&6) I know I don't want to be a "roller" 'cause I roll my own fodder and I certainly don't want to be a "fodderer" 'cause, well, 'cause that sounds just plain rediculous... so I guess I'll go with #1. :)
  15. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    firearms enthusiast. tends to cover all aspects including ammo.
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