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Old 08-07-2010, 12:52   #1
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Reloading is SOOO Relaxing!

I just got done loading up 100 rounds of .45 ACP for the range either today or tomorrow. Not only did I save a fair amount of money because of loading lead bullets, but I was also able to sit back and relax with a cup of coffee while making my own ammo.

Does anybody else gain a sense of relaxation while listening to the sounds of their press? I know I sure have since I started.

This reminds me...I am almost out of LP primers and I need bullets of about every caliber! I think it is about time to put my order in with the local caster again.
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Old 08-07-2010, 13:23   #2
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I refer to the feeling as the "Zen of the reload" Take your time. load 2-300 rounds with my coffee in the AM quite regularly! Enjoy the coffee, less then 45 minutes spent in the loading room. Life if good.....life is great! Best way to start the day I know of! Well I can think of one better...but the wife gets pissed if I wake her up early for that!
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Old 08-07-2010, 13:34   #3
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I refer to the feeling as the "Zen of the reload" Take your time. load 2-300 rounds with my coffee in the AM quite regularly! Enjoy the coffee, less then 45 minutes spent in the loading room. Life if good.....life is great! Best way to start the day I know of! Well I can think of one better...but the wife gets pissed if I wake her up early for that!
I might know a thing or two about that last statement as well.
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Old 08-07-2010, 14:13   #4
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Yep AM reloading ranks second, but its a great way to start the day!
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Old 08-07-2010, 17:15   #5
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Absolutely brother, My reloading setup is down in the basement (next to my kids lego town) so I can go down there, spend some time with the kids (they love watching me "make bullets") and load up some ammo.
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Old 08-07-2010, 17:36   #6
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i enjoy reloading nearly as much as sending them down the barrel. :O)

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Old 08-07-2010, 18:32   #7
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i enjoy reloading nearly as much as sending them down the barrel. :O)
Yeah, it's a way of doing gun stuff without even getting in the car. I can just go into my bunker and load a couple of hundred rounds while listening to music or old TV shows on the internet and ignore the pounding on the locked door.
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Old 08-07-2010, 18:38   #8
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I find it very relaxing. No one bothers you, and like Wisky said you can do gun stuff without leaving home. Even if the range is closed, the weather is bad I can still get my fix.
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Old 08-07-2010, 19:32   #9
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I'm with DB in that oftentimes I'd just as soon make ammo as shoot it. With my better half out of town for the weekend, on a relaxed schedule I've already made over 1K of 40S&W and 380 ammo since yesterday evening. You did take notice that I stated a relaxed schedule? Tomorrow, will try to get close to a thousand 9mm finished.

See, this is what happens when you take your daughter, son and two of his friends to the range. Five shooters can burn thru a LOT of ammo in no time.
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Old 08-07-2010, 19:35   #10
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I'm with DB in that oftentimes I'd just as soon make ammo as shoot it. With my better half out of town for the weekend, on a relaxed schedule I've already made over 1K of 40S&W and 380 ammo since yesterday evening. You did take notice that I stated a relaxed schedule? Tomorrow, will try to get close to a thousand 9mm finished.

See, this is what happens when you take your daughter, son and two of his friends to the range. Five shooters can burn thru a LOT of ammo in no time.
I bet it is also nice having all of those extra hands helping pick up brass too huh?

The one thing from Jack I will keep in mind for when I have kids and grandkids, is to always have a pack of bubble gum in my pocket to bribe them into that chore when finished shooting.
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Old 08-07-2010, 19:43   #11
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She has always been a daddy's girl, and even though she's in college will sit in the garage with me while I reload. He, on the other hand, will gladly let me sit there and load as much ammo as he can shoot. I brought this to his attention while he was home. I still hope he will eventually take up the hobby.

His friends displayed a very keen interest in the 550b process. One of them sat down on "my stool" and proudly made a dozen of his own 40S&W rounds (of course under my close watchful eye) which were sent downrange of the following day.

And yes, it is nice to have five people plus the range staff helping you to fill a doubled up plastic grocery bag full of assorted brass.
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great to get the young-n's to the range and interested in guns & reloading cuz that's what is going to help keep our 2nd Am rights...
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Just went into full OCD mode and loaded up 50 rounds for my .308 bolt gun. Very relaxing.

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I'm trying (but not planning on any more offspring myself!). I've several step-grandkids who are just about ready to begin learning. Trying to do my part.....
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Just went into full OCD mode and loaded up 50 rounds for my .308 bolt gun. Very relaxing.

Very cool!
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:02   #16
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Half the price of factory match ammo. Hell yeah...
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:05   #18
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Half the price of factory match ammo. Hell yeah...
I would someday like to start loading rifle. I would do .270 for my deer rifle and .223 for my AR. However, I am a little hesitant in getting started there. I realize the process is much more in depth, and the risks are higher if I screw up something with that much powder. I will get the nerve up eventually though to give it a shot.

On the other side of things, I am up to loading 4 different pistol calibers now though.
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:14   #19
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Absolutely - I agree with the "Zen" aspect of reloading. Plus, once winter hits in Minnesota, reloading saves my sanity!
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DP, I still got need to get with ya for that .40 brass.
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