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Old 04-04-2011, 16:24   #1
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Reloading: Just for old guys?

I know quite a few guys that reload, but I am by far the youngest. Here in GT reloading, I get the impression I am just about the youngest guy here. I am 26 and have been reloading since I was 24. I am sure there are guys that started much younger than me, but reloading does not seem (to me at least) to be currently attracting many people under 30. Am I wrong?
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Old 04-04-2011, 16:28   #2
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I was a very mature 13 year old when I started loading... it's been a few mango seasons since then.


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Old 04-04-2011, 16:29   #3
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I'm only 21... At least thats what I tell the young'ns I try to pick up!

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Old 04-04-2011, 16:30   #4
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im 21, and i will be reloading this summer as soon as i get the money together for a press. I like shooting too much to not reload.
I think the reason "older people" reload is that they want to save as much of their hard earned money as possible... Doesn't wisdom come with age, or something like that?
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Old 04-04-2011, 16:32   #5
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I'm 27, and just started reloading after I got my LCT for Christmas.
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Old 04-04-2011, 16:38   #6
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I started at age 23, 5 years ago.
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Old 04-04-2011, 16:58   #7
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Good for the young guys! Reloading has benefits beyond the obvious and you will learn things that will serve you well as you evolve into one of us old guys. Things are actually so much better now in so many ways, I honestly don't know why there are not more entering the passion but I suspect it's the same reason there are fewer joining other outdoor avenues...hunting, shooting sports, fishing, etc. all seem to be slowly fading away. Heck, you would'nt even know that the olympics has archery and all the various shooting diciplines if all the coverage you get is on on TV...not politically correct, I suppose.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:03   #8
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I started two years ago at 22. Mainly rifle stuff, but I'm starting to reload a little 9 and 10mm as well.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:06   #9
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Reloading is good for all...no matter age or gender.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:06   #10
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Crap I don't even remember being 21.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:10   #11
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Im 29 and i started reloading with my father when i was 7-8, i got to tumble all the brass and knock out all the primers and all the other not so fun processes of reloading until i was trusted enough to start priming the brass and actually loading them with supervision. By time i hit 13-14, i needed no help and was loading away all on my own.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:18   #12
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Kind of a followup question for the under 30 reloading crowd. What kind of press are you running? I've got a Dillon 650. It's the only press i've ever owned, but I have run a 550, and a 1050.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:54   #13
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....I like shooting too much to not reload.:
I can't think of any other reason to reload!

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... Doesn't wisdom come with age, or something like that?
Experiance comes with age, as far a wisdom for me personally, it generally comes from “experiences” I've learned not to do a second time!
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:54   #14
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I started loading 357mag at 18, too young to buy ammo for my 1st handgun, but I could buy components. So 37yrs later, I load for something like 22 diff calibers now & another 6-8 I sold the guns for. It is a hobby that stays w/ you like few others.
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:59   #15
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Ive been reloading since was 18. Had to or not shoot as much. Was easy desison for me . I worked 4 10s back then. Friday morning was range time. Friday afternoon was reloading time .
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Old 04-04-2011, 18:09   #16
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I am 15 and started this year. So far so good!
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Old 04-04-2011, 18:13   #17
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I started loading 357mag at 18, too young to buy ammo for my 1st handgun, but I could buy components. So 37yrs later, I load for something like 22 diff calibers now & another 6-8 I sold the guns for. It is a hobby that stays w/ you like few others.
I started at 23 with a Lyman Expert kit loading for .357 Mag and 33 years later it has grown into 10 different pistol calibers,12 different rifle calibers, 20ga. & 12ga, and this:

Reloading

Reloading


It has been a very rewarding hobby and allows me to shoot more often for less.By the way that is the Lyman press in the bottom picture still in use.
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Old 04-04-2011, 18:21   #18
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I would help my father reload his 45-70 and 30-30 ammo. After I got married (almost 20 years ago) he bought me a Lyman Crusher 2 kit and I've been reloading ever since.
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Old 04-04-2011, 18:52   #19
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I started reloading five years ago at the age of 49. Thanks now I feel old.
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Old 04-04-2011, 18:53   #20
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Crap I don't even remember being 21.
I've got powder and primers 10 years older than that.
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