whats your opinion?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by socalfamous87, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. socalfamous87

    socalfamous87 New Member

    Sep 6, 2011
    out of all the shooters out their how many of them reload?what do you think?
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    My best SWAG would be 5%.

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    I am going to go with 20%. Not a single mall ninja i know reloads they all buy tulammo.
  4. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Under 10% is my guess. I suspect a rather large percentage of gun owners do not shoot very often either.
  5. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Active Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Medina, Ohio
    If the question was, "how many competition shooters reload their own ammo", I'd guess at 95%.
  6. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    I'll go along with Worm at less than 5%. I am the only one of the Old Guys that reloads. In fact I don't have any friends around here that reload.
  7. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Good question for which I have no worthwhile guess.

    Which brings to mind another question, for which I also have no worthwhile guess...

    Just what percentage of our fellow countrymen gun-owners are actually shooters? Or, how about regular shooters?
  8. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    I have no idea but, I would guess that the higher volume of shooter they are, the more likely they are to reload.
  9. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    From my own time asking at my club it seems about 2 out of 10 are reloading.
    I tend to see new shooters (last 5-6 years) are not, and experienced shooters (8+ years) are way more likely to be.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    :yeahthat: What howln said!! I wouldn't even venture a guess.
  12. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    50% of the shooters in my house are reloaders. My wife just shoots .22s for the most part. :D
  13. MichiganShootist

    MichiganShootist New Member

    May 10, 2011
    North Central Michigan
    I would guess that the number is well below 1% of total gun owners. The NRA says that there are firearms in way over 50% of American homes and I doubt that the number of re-loaders is in the 40-50 million range.

    The percentage of gun club members that reload would be considerably higher and the percentage of competiton shooters that reloaders would be even higher.
  14. JohnnyFlake

    JohnnyFlake New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Henderson, Nevada
    "Originally Posted by socalfamous87 View Post
    out of all the shooters out their how many of them reload? what do you think?"

    The question is "out of all the shooters" NOT "out of all the owners". There is no doubt in my mind that there is a huge difference between the number of "Owners" vs the number of "Shooters".

    I will venture a guess that about 30% to 35% of all dedicated shooters also reload!
  15. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    If you're going that route then 33 1/3 % is a reloader in my house.
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