What do you call yourself ?

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  1. Airborne1101

    Airborne1101 New Member

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    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 ?

    Reloader?
    Hand loader?
    Developer of highly accurate ammunition?

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

    bamajoey Well-Known Member

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    Since I willingly left the job market 10 years ago, I call myself retired.:D
  3. al45lc

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    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

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    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 Active Member

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    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...
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  6. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

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    Depends,

    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.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Works for me! ill take it!!
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    With kudos to Sarah, "I'm not a retreater, I'm a reloader!"

    More accurately, a "Recycled ammunition manufacturer"
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  9. berto64

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    I am Papa or Grandpa, depends on which grandchild is talking.
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    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.
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    Cherokee Irish American.:cool:
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  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I try not to call myself, but when I do, I call George!

    Reloader
  14. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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. :)
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    firearms enthusiast. tends to cover all aspects including ammo.
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