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I reload because:

  • Shoot more for the money

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  • Cannot buy Factory ammo in bullet style I want

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  • I can tailor my ammunition to my gun

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  • Sheer enjoyment of loading/shooting my own

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  • Good therapy

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Bob, all the choices except one applies to me so I don't know which one to vote for. I usually can find a factory load that I can shoot, but all the rest apply to me. :smt071
 

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The right one

:lol: Anybody can load a big boomer or a dud. I start out with a load out of the book and I reduce by about 1/2 of a grain. Then I work up slowly and you will hit a point where the gun feels a little edgey. as long as I am not at the max load I might push it a little more. Some times the sweet spot for my gun has been just past the edge feeling and sometimes just under it. Of corse you have to be looking for any kind of pressure markings. So far I never made it to what the book calls for in a maxium load. I am always short of maxium when I hit that sweet spot. I like a load that I can hit the target with and it would still get the job done if it had to. I don't go over recomended loads in the books. If I don't like something I'll change the the powder or bullet. :roll:
 
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