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How many reloads?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shot410ga, May 26, 2012.

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  1. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    So, who has reloaded the most shells? I mean in a lifetime? I really never kept track or records of my efforts, but some people do. My guess, is in my 37 years of reloading I've reloaded 250-300,000 shells. Who has the bragging rights?
     
  2. Tripod

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    You have me beat. I started loading in 1965 but mostly for hunting and a few rounds of trap a year. I began shooting a few more targets in about 1985 until the kids started college, so back on the budget after a few years. Now I shoot about 4,000-5,000 per year. I am guessing about 90,000 lifetime maybe.
     
  3. Ed Y

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    Over 100000 with 7 different loaders. Started in 1965 with a DL-100, then a 650, then a hydra-mec, then Ponsness 800b #709, then a custom hydraulic Ponsness, then a PW 900, to a Platinum 2000.

    Ed Yanchok
     
  4. ms_yuan

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    Well...the counter on my reloader says about 32,000. That's in a year and a half, though! Lifetime, perhaps 35,000 because my first reloader wasn't a progressive.
     
  5. Auctioneer

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    I have been reloading 12 ga for 36 years. Age 16 to 52. That is a question that really can't be answered.
     
  6. Auctioneer

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    I have been reloading 12 ga for 36 years. Age 16 to 52. That is a question that really can't be answered.
     
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    That was funny!
     
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    I've been reloading 12 ga. since 1984. Started with a 600 Jr. and graduated to a 9000G. I have no clue. I would say an a$$ load though. This here 9000 will load a flat in no time if you keep her in components.
     
  9. skeeljc

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    I have been reloading since 1962. Started with a MEC 600 Junior. I shot registered Skeet in the 60's and 70's. Moved on to Sporting Clays in the 80's and 90's. Now I just shoot Skeet and Sporting Clays for fun. Mostly with the .410 gauge. My guess is somewhere between 300,000 to 400,000 shells.

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  10. atra_service

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    you guys know those boyscout tin cans that have 3 different kinds of popcorn in them?? I had one of those full of spent primers. Not sure how many are in there but it was dang heavy when I finally had to empty it!!
     
  11. Ajax

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    Well, I did keep track of all the shells I shot for one year. The year was 1993. Games, practice, registered, everything. Pretty much all reloads 32,300 I've been reloading since 1966? Have my 100,000 PITA target pin a number of years ago. Total, I have no idea. Probably a 80 acre ranch?LOL

    Ajax
     
  12. RemingtonReloader

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    Like 10,000... I just started shootin a year ago though. -Aaron Schneider
     
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    Like 10,000... I just started shootin a year ago though. -Aaron Schneider
     
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    The first job I ever had was working for a professional dog trainer. I was nine he spent about two days teaching me how to load shell on an old loader. Put it here do this, move it here do this you get the picture. I have been setting in front of a loader since then. Really I have no idea but a lot of them. I an now 54 years old. Paul Leeper in GINebraska.
     
  15. grntitan

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    You mean like this "MEC 400 Super Speeder"....................
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  16. TOOLMAKER 251

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    I get a kick out of those well kept reloading benches. As for shot shell reloading, 6 1/2 5 gallon buckets full of spent primers. How many primers will a 5 gal. bucket hold?
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  17. shot410ga

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    Toolmaker, weight five sets of 100 spent primers. Get an average weight. Then weight your buckets, an subtrack the weight of the buckets. You should be able to determine how many shells you fired +/- maybe a .01% with this method.
     
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