What is your favorite round to load?

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  1. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

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    Just wondering here in Arkansas where it seems to rain everyday. What round do you have the most fun loading? For me it has to be the .308. My favorite bullet to shoot is the 150 grain Nosler ballistic tip with CCI and H4895 at 45 grains. Next is the Barnes tipped triple shock.
  2. Lotsdragon

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    Really love my 38 spl cowboy load, 3.6 trail boss, 158 gr lswc. can knock
    out about 100 and hour on my old lee hand press.........................:):D:rolleyes:
  3. Haligan

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    I'm gonna say the straight wall semi's like 9mm, 40, and 45 acp. For me their all the same and easy as heck. 308 is great to reload but I never have enough brass.
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    45 ACP
    4.5 gr. Bullseye
    230 gr. Lee tumble lubed micro banded round nose. Cast from WW's.
  5. Gene Seward

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    Haligan I am the same way with the brass. I think if I could load 5,000 rounds today I would be looking for more in the morning. I really like loading my own, but lately with all the rain around here I am not getting to shoot much of it. Thank goodness I am retired and can got anytime the weather permits.
  6. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hodgdon HP-38 3.9 grs.
    185 gr. LSWC
    .45 ACP cartridge
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    Hands down...............12 gauge AA trap rounds on my 366 auto, cranks e'm out fast and furious and never complains.
  8. Favorite rifle to reload: .30-06

    Favorite handgun to reload: .38 Special
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    I like loading up the 45-70 gov using 405 grain bullets. I load mild for my Pedersoli Rolling Block and wild for my guide gun. Lately tho I have been loading a little milder for the GG. Recoil was wearing on me.

    I like loading 45 auto for hanguns because I shoot more of them that the other pistol calibers that I load.
  10. DWARREN123

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    40 S&W
    R-P brass
    Fed primers
    165gr to 180gr bullets
    7.0gr to 7.5gr of Longshot powder
    For CZ, Glock and XD semi auto handguns
  11. JLA

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    .30-06 for my 1903A3
    .44 mag for my SBH 7.5"

    Of the two, I like reloading the .44 mag more. and my favorite load is 14.0 gr bluedot under a 240 gr. gascheck bullet cast from WW in a Lee double cavity mold. Its easy on the shootin hand and will knock the target out of its socks;)
  12. gdmoody

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    I love to reload them all, I think that I reload about 13 or 14 different calibers and I really haven't found any that I like to reload over the others. I can say that the 5.7X28 is just a little more challenging.
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    Currently my favorite is .45
    If I could ever get to prepping my .223 I may change my mind.
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    As is the 7.62X25, .357 sig, and the .32 NAA. .44-40 can also be a little tricky as can the .30 carbine. I find it easier to lube my .30 carb. cases even though i use carbide dies...;)
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    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    rifle its the 223

    pistol its the 357
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    One that I have a gun to match.:D I would have to say I like pistol better because rifle case prep can be a PITA. I still load rifle because I like to reloade everything I shoot, except rimfire.

    Rusty
  18. USMC-03

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    My favorite round to load is the .240 Cobra; it's a wildcat round for an old benchrest/varmint rifle that will shoot 3/8" groups on a good day if I do my part. I get a lot of satisfaction in developing loads for a rifle chambered in a cartridge where no factory ammunition was ever made; it's all on you...
  19. Gene Seward

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    USMC that would be nice to do, but I don't have what it takes to do that just yet. Lots of different calibers list here, and as for pistol I like my 40 for my XD sub-compact. I really need a new gun and have not decided which one it is just yet.
  20. 308 at my gate

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    For rifle it is the 308
    For pistol it is the 45 acp.
    I do like reloading for rifle cartriges more because I spend more time with them in order to get better accuracy. There is something about the accuracy of a good bolt action rifle that still facinates me to this day.
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