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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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