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Some time ago I posted this same question. A lot here loaded for quite a few cartridges. I was just curious, especially due to the component drought, are we still reloading? What cartridges? Are we shooting factory ammo instead?

Myself, I still have my basic hunting battery:
  • 22 Hornet
  • 30-30 Winchester
  • 45/70 Government
  • 20 Gauge
  • 12 Gauge
  • 32 S&W Long
my go to cartridges are the:
  • 9mm Luger
  • 223 Remington
  • 308 Winchester
new cartridges I have added:
  • 22 TCM
  • 350 Legend
  • 450 Bushmaster
too good to not shoot:
  • 38 Special
  • 357 Magnum
  • 380 acp
  • 45 acp
my "foraging" cartridges:
  • 300 Blackout
  • 45 Colt
  • .410 Shotgun

Cartridges I will likely start loading for in 2023:
  • 360 Remington Buckhammer
All of the metallic cartridges except the .223, .308, and 9mm Luger are handloaded only. I do buy factory now for those 3. I have also bought factory 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster just to get the brass. I will do the same for the 360 Buckhammer. I also buy plastic shot shells.
 

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I “can” still reload anything I ever could. But where I used to make plinking basic lead ammo in addition to accurate stuff, now I focus on JHP’s and accurate ammo.

And I added .357 Sig as well. Haven’t even bought any commercial ammo in that cartridge, just working up a load.

I like shooting commercial steel .223 and X39. Almost as cheap as it used to be, to replace it, and I don’t have to dig in the snow for my brass.🤣
 

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Some time ago I posted this same question. A lot here loaded for quite a few cartridges. I was just curious, especially due to the component drought, are we still reloading? What cartridges? Are we shooting factory ammo instead?

Myself, I still have my basic hunting battery:
  • 22 Hornet
  • 30-30 Winchester
  • 45/70 Government
  • 20 Gauge
  • 12 Gauge
  • 32 S&W Long
my go to cartridges are the:
  • 9mm Luger
  • 223 Remington
  • 308 Winchester
new cartridges I have added:
  • 22 TCM
  • 350 Legend
  • 450 Bushmaster
too good to not shoot:
  • 38 Special
  • 357 Magnum
  • 380 acp
  • 45 acp
my "foraging" cartridges:
  • 300 Blackout
  • 45 Colt
  • .410 Shotgun

Cartridges I will likely start loading for in 2023:
  • 360 Remington Buckhammer
All of the metallic cartridges except the .223, .308, and 9mm Luger are handloaded only. I do buy factory now for those 3. I have also bought factory 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster just to get the brass. I will do the same for the 360 Buckhammer. I also buy plastic shot shells.
I have components for twenty gauge shotshells, .38 Special, .45 ACP.

I have dies for several other calibers.

Rerun
 

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What velocities are you getting from .22 TCM?
It runs neck and neck with the 22 Hornet. it holds just a smidgen more H2O and uses the same powders. I push the 33 grain bullets to near 3000 fps. The 45 grain bullets around 2800 fps. I like to use Lil Gun and 296 powders.
 
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It runs neck and neck with the 22 Hornet. it holds just a smidgen more H2O and uses the same powders. I push the 33 grain bullets to near 3000 fps. The 45 grain bullets around 2800 fps. I like to use Lil Gun and 296 powders.
You're running it out of the rifle then. Using longer bullets than factory? I'd like to know what you can get out of your 33 grn loads from a pistol, if you ever happen to find yourself w/ those two and the chronograph in the same place. RIA's rifle or a custom build?
 

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Some time ago I posted this same question. A lot here loaded for quite a few cartridges. I was just curious, especially due to the component drought, are we still reloading? What cartridges? Are we shooting factory ammo instead?

Myself, I still have my basic hunting battery:
  • 22 Hornet
  • 30-30 Winchester
  • 45/70 Government
  • 20 Gauge
  • 12 Gauge
  • 32 S&W Long
my go to cartridges are the:
  • 9mm Luger
  • 223 Remington
  • 308 Winchester
new cartridges I have added:
  • 22 TCM
  • 350 Legend
  • 450 Bushmaster
too good to not shoot:
  • 38 Special
  • 357 Magnum
  • 380 acp
  • 45 acp
my "foraging" cartridges:
  • 300 Blackout
  • 45 Colt
  • .410 Shotgun

Cartridges I will likely start loading for in 2023:
  • 360 Remington Buckhammer
All of the metallic cartridges except the .223, .308, and 9mm Luger are handloaded only. I do buy factory now for those 3. I have also bought factory 350 Legend and 450 Bushmaster just to get the brass. I will do the same for the 360 Buckhammer. I also buy plastic shot shells.
My reloading dies include 22-250, 243, 308, 300 Savage, 380acp, 9mm Luger, and the good old 30-06. Only reload for myself and family. Couple years ago when hunting rounds couldn't be found the 308, 30-06, and the 308 came in handy. Had supplies for all in stock so I made stuff for everyone in the family that needed ammo for deer season. Recently got a Savage 99 in 300 Savage and when I found only 2 boxes of ammo at $60 a box decided to get the dies for that caliber also. Can reload them for less than $20 a box. Everything else I have had laying around and costs are negligible. Had bought a thousand large rifle primers about 7 years ago and still have over 700 of them. Small pistol primers I bought them 6 years ago and have 2 bricks left. Target practice is done with 22lr and buy them whenever I find them cheaper than $10 a hundred. Other stuff I shoot maybe once in a while and only about 50 9mm and 50 380 and call it a day. Rifles are only shot to sight in and hunt.
 

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My reloading dies include 22-250, 243, 308, 300 Savage, 380acp, 9mm Luger, and the good old 30-06. Only reload for myself and family. Couple years ago when hunting rounds couldn't be found the 308, 30-06, and the 308 came in handy. Had supplies for all in stock so I made stuff for everyone in the family that needed ammo for deer season. Recently got a Savage 99 in 300 Savage and when I found only 2 boxes of ammo at $60 a box decided to get the dies for that caliber also. Can reload them for less than $20 a box. Everything else I have had laying around and costs are negligible. Had bought a thousand large rifle primers about 7 years ago and still have over 700 of them. Small pistol primers I bought them 6 years ago and have 2 bricks left. Target practice is done with 22lr and buy them whenever I find them cheaper than $10 a hundred. Other stuff I shoot maybe once in a while and only about 50 9mm and 50 380 and call it a day. Rifles are only shot to sight in and hunt.
You. Sir, are a genius or even better, you have all your stuff together. So let it be said, and let it be done...
 
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