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I think we pretty well agree PJ is the "da People Champ" (ala boxer Larry Holmes) when it comes to the total number of rounds reloaded. I was just wondering who might be in second, third, etc. I have been doing reloads all week and to the best I can tell, I am somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 since I taught myself to reload years ago.

When I started reloading, I started out with the .45 colt for my Vaquero and my Marlin CB Competition later on. I then went into centerfire rifles starting with my .223's, my .243, .300wsm, and my .308's. I shot my rifles almost exclusively for years and would shoot 200+ rounds per week in the summer. I have reloaded for 12 different calibers but now I only reload for about 7-8.

Oh ... PJ, it would be nice to have an update on your totals :D.


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I stand... er sit in awe of you folks with that kind of experience. Myself with today's efforts and yesteryears fun & games probably haven't loaded more than 10,000 rounds. That might even be a stretch. I can't count em but I can tell you which calibers.

.357 mag
.44 mag
.45 Colt
.444
.45/70
.450

I've never loaded anything but straight necked stuff. ::) Now my first bottle neck will be the .35 Remmy.


Great post Doug, I'll be looking forward to everyones reply.

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Since last year starting: Somewhere between 500-650 rounds would be a good guess, I know that's peanuts but they're MY peanuts! ;) 30-30Win, .35Rem, 375Win, .444 Marlin, 45/70 Gov't., .223Rem, 6.5x55 Swede, .270Win., 30-06 Springfield. Mr fixit
 

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mr fixit said:
Since last year starting: Somewhere between 500-650 rounds would be a good guess, I know that's peanuts but they're MY peanuts! ;) 30-30Win, .35Rem, 375Win, .444 Marlin, 45/70 Gov't., .223Rem, 6.5x55 Swede, .270Win., 30-06 Springfield. Mr fixit
That's a good number for the calibers you are reloading for. It would take a real serious handgunner to get into the thousands.

This isn't a contest :D.


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If you give me a day or so and could accurately tell you cause I have been keeping records; as anal as I am..But I have easily over 100,000 rounds of .44-40 and probably close to that with .357 and 38 special.

With .380, 38 S&W, 9mm, 44 Mag, 45 Colt, 45 ACP., .38-40, 32 Special, .223, 6mm, 7mm, 270, . 30 Carbine, .308, .338-06, .30-06 .300 Mag, 33 WCF, .38-55, 45-70, .338 Mag, .338ME, 20 Gauge, 12 Ga. all under my belt I guess I have either spent or saved a bundle somewhere along the lines. ;D
 

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Gee I never really kept any records on total volume. I started reloading 37 years ago in 1974. I reload for 32 different calibers (not including shotguns). I might be up to 50,000 reloads by now. Whew....no wonder I'm tired. ::) ;D
 

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While I have reloaded a goodly amount of ammo, quite a bit of it was 38 Spl on contract in the 80's/90's for several area PD's when they needed range/training ammo. I've lost track of those records for now, but I still have the logs of all the stuff I've loaded for myself, and they go back to the early 80's.

I just finished loading 500 rounds of 45ACP an hour ago, the brass that was in the tumbler Friday has already been primed and reloaded, tomorrow will be a 38 Special Day. According to what I have logged, my total round count is a shade under 713,000 rounds. 95% of that was pistol ammo, mostly 38 and 357, plus 40, 41, and 45. Then there were the odd lots of rifle ammo.......7.7 Japanese, a boatload of 223, some 35 Remington, 22-250, 375 Winchester, 7mm Mauser, 22 Hornet, 218 Bee, 30 WCF, and 257 Roberts. Not that many calibers..........but good ones, every one! :)
 

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Not many rifle rounds. Kept track of 9mm for the wifes sig at just over 20,000
During that time I shot A Colt gold cup to destruction.Lots of .45 and 9mm.
 

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713,000 rounds :eek: :eek:

If PJ converted that to cash he could pay off our national debt. ;D
 

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Yikes, I don't even come close to PJ but take the years I shot bullseye competition with my Ruger Security Six and the loading for all my other
handguns and rifles I'm between 140,000 and 150,000. Heck the first year I owned my used Savage 99 in .300 Savage I clocked 848 rounds thru it. Mostly now I shoot cast lead loads thru most of my guns but each year I have 4 or 5 pounds of spent primers in a can to give to my buddy who sells them and my worn out brass at the scrap yard. I'll keep doing my shooting thing as long as the eyes hold out. My eye glasses
are so thich now I'm not allowed to walk across the yard looking down on a sunny day for fear of starting a fire!!!!LOL But heck even at my advanced age of almost 60, I keep banging away and loving it. Good question bjm, and it'll probably stir up the boys a wee bit!!LOL
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I would not have reloaded a single round had I not ventured here! But since starting last year:

(estimates by boxes of bullets used)

444- 700 Speer;Hornady, Remington,Cast
30-30 550 Speer;Hornady, Cast
.35rem 150 Speer;HornadySierra
9mm 1000 Dardas
.38sp 900 Hornady,Dardas, Speer
.357mag 1200 Hornady, Dardas,Speer
12ga 50 7.5shot

ALL the above with the rock and stick Lee Loader. Love the Loader!
 

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As much as I love keeping track of stuff like that... most of my older reloading records have disappeared for one reason or another.

My latest verson of Lee Shooter software logs about 6700rds, but only since 2008. My best guess would be in the 30,000 range since 1986. I remember loading 1000 brand new .38spc cases in one sitting for my mom, all on my old RCBS single-stage press and using the balance beam scale. That took a while... ::)

Most common... .41Mag and .45ACP; most challenging... .348WCF everything from loading data to components.) Most fun... .41 in pistol, .30-06 or .45-70 in rifle. (I don't have a .45-70 any longer, but it sure was fun dumping half a can of powder in that .45 cal 'coffee can' of brass, and setting that big bullet up there!)
 

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80 6.5x55

Well over 200 7.62x54r from various cast bullets to jacketed, but I mostly just shoot surplus

60 8x57 mauser

1000+ 45ACP

300 45 colt

80 303 brit

90 308 win

Probably 80 7.5x55 swiss

40 30-30

100 7mm TCU

200 30-06 jacketed/cast

If I load for anything else I forgot, keep in mind these are just very close estimates. I don't shoot a lot of my milsurps, but the 308 win load count goes up everyday, and once I get a dillon 550b the 45ACP and 45 colt load counts will go up BIG TIME. Keep in mind the 7.62x54r load count goes up a bit to.
 

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Great replies everyone ... very interesting. I should note that I reload for my son and one of my brothers in several different calibers.

Very interesting ... I am very pleased to hear from the members who have just recently started reloading. Also, it wasn't that long ago that Travis started reloading ... now look at all of those calibers :eek:. I don't know why I think this Travis but I think you and a 45/70 would go together like peanut butter and jelly. It would be a match made in heaven ... :D.


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I started loading when I was 14 back in 1970 for my uncle's Rem 700 in 264 Mag. I was getting $1 a crow for every one I killed and I could really reach out and touch them with that gun. Reloading my one box of brass kept me in business for quite a while.

Since then I've loaded 10ga, 12ga, 16ga, 20ga, 41 Mag, 35 Rem back in the early 80s with 357 Mag and 44-40 since about 98. Probably a couple of others that I can't remember off the top of my head, but these are the big ones.

I don't have a clue how many rounds I've loaded since 1970. Not as many as PJ, but quite a few.
 

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I cannot lay claim to any record, but just let me say I started reloading back in the mid 50's using a Lee loader in 30-40 Krag. I got an RCBS Rock Chucker in the 60s and still use it today. (love their lifetime warrantee). I have used Lyman's turret top and others, but keep my RC bolted down ready to go to work. I have purchased an electronic scales as it is much faster to measure charges. Also I have two nice powder measurers, one set for rifle, one for pistol. I have reload for an unbelievable number of military rifle calibers (US and European, Japanese) and just about every handgun caliber less than 454 Casull. I even reload some 25 ACP for a friends off duty hide-a-way Baby Browning. (Used Win HPs) and I can't remember anyone reloading for a 25 ACP. (I got a great deal on the dies as they were covered in dust on the dealer shelf).
It is a stress reliever for me and I enjoy bringing odd calibers back to life.
I would have to guess-ta-mate almost 500,000 rounds. Some as few as 20 (8mm Nambu), some more than 10,000 (38 Spl, 357 mag, 9mm). Rifle calibers most loaded would have to be 308 Win, 30-06, 8x57, 7.62x54R, 7.7 Jap, 38-55 Win, 30-30 Win.
An enjoyable hobby and helps bring out the best in your firearms. I have found you don't save as much money as people think, you just shoot a lot more. Shenandoah
 

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I started reloading about 6 months ago. Started with 30-30 rounds and have loaded around 400 or 500 rounds. Now that I am loading 38's I have loaded around 500 rounds in the last month. Man those pistol loads go a....lot... faster! Just finished another 100 today! I am also loading 38+p and 357 Magnum.
 

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Hi All,

Glad this is NOT a contest, unless MO gives a prize for last place. I'm just starting out. Loaded back in 2001 for a 357 but only a few hundred rounds. A few months ago I did my first batch of 308 for my M1A and now have dies brass, powder, and primers for that weapon. Most recently I loaded up some 38 Special 135gr Speer Gold Dot (Short Barrel Personal Protection GDHP rounds) but have yet to cronograph them to see how I've done on replicating their recommended/required velocity. Also did a batch of 12 guage last month on a friend's MEC 600 Jr. for a few weeks worth of trap shooting (another first for me). BUT I DO HAVE ASPIRATIONS.

Currently collecting (dies, powder, bullets, brass, primers, etc) as the pocket book allows for the following:

Marlin 336 30-30
Marlin 336A .32 Special
Marlin 336 35REM
Marlin 1895STBL 45/70

I have a long way to go and will probably never break even but I'm banking on this being as effective yet cheaper than therapy.

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I have no idea as to how many I have reloaded.

Started back in the 80's with .38 spl, .357 mag, .45 acp and 7mmTCU

Loads of them as I was on a budget and couldnt afford factory.

Now I load for .223, .30 carbine, .243, .303, 32-40, 45-70, .44 mag, .44 special, 30-30, 56-56, modern powder and black powder.

Forgot I also load 12 guage shotgun

Still on a budget but now load cos I like reloadining.

Cast my own heads for a lot of these rounds also.

Am I a reloading geek?
 
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