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    12ga 20ga 28ga
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    5.56, 6mmAR, .308, 300wm, 300 BL
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    Love to reload 9mm.
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    Yep, like others here, always try to load for what I got. Especially the weirder and more difficult to find loaded ammo for, like 8mm Hungarian (8x56R). You can't just go down to Walmart and pick up some .32-20 or .38-45Clark. And now that all the surplus .303 and 8mm Mauser are essentially gone, reloading is about the only resource for shooting those in any quantity. I've spent over 30 years collecting die sets for all my stuff, and it has become quite a collection. Besides those already mentioned, the stockpile of dies includes .223, .243, .257Roberts, 6.5Grendel, 6.5Creedmore, 6.5SwedeMauser, 7mmMauser, .30Carbine, .300blackout, .308, .30-06, 7.5 Swiss, 7.5 French, 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, .30Tok, .32Long/.32H&Rmag, .380, .38/.357, 9mmLuger, 9x23Win, 9x25Dillon, .40S&W/10mm, .44spl./.44mag, .45acp, .45Scofield/.45LC, .50spl./.500mag

    Some of these I don't weapons in those calibers anymore. But I don't let go of the dies because I might in the future, and some of the dies are as difficult to find these days as the weapons themselves.

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    When I was younger and had more time than money, I reloaded for everything I shot. Back then it was cheaper to reload than buy ammo. Also rifle ammo was more accurate as I tuned my reloads to my rifle. Some where along the line, I had less time for shooting and less time for reloading while raising a family and pursuing a career. When I got older and had time to shoot again I was more interested in SMGs. Pre COVID when 9mm was less than 0.20/round for FMJ ammo I could not justify reloading. 5.56 and 7.62 NATO were also cheap compared to component prices so just bought ammo. Of course post COVID, primers are almost as much as loaded ammo used to be.

    So back in the day, I loaded: 9mm .38, .357, .357 Maximum, .41 Mag, .44 special, .44 Mag, 45 ACP, 45 Auto-rim, 45 Win Mag, 45 Colt, .223, 22-250, 25-06, 7mm Rem Mag, 30-30, 30-30 Ack Imp, 30-06, 300 Win Mag, 303 Brit, 338 Win Mag, 458 Win Mag, 20 gauge, 16 gauge, and 12 gauge.

    In addition I have dies for numerous calibers that I never got around to reloading. Rather than purchasing new brass, normally I would buy factory ammo and a set of dies with the intention of reloading after a had a supply of once fired brass. Of course for odd ball magnum or hard to find ammo sometimes buying virgin brass is cheaper. When I retire I plan to get back in the reloading room and out to the range more often. I do find it relaxing to reload.

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    I reload or have reloaded for the following: .223/5.6 (in Past) now I have a stock of factory ammo. .32ACP; 32 Long; 30 Carbine; .308 ( I like reduced loads for less $$); 7.6 X39 (in past have not shot that in a while); 9mm; 38 Special (in past); .357; 10MM; 44 Mag (just started, still working up a good mid-range 1,000 to 1,150 load); 10MM; and 45 ACP. Got other dies, but have not started loading for 303 British or 30-06.

    I usually bulk load 1,000 to 1,500 one caliber and then move on to something else I am planning to shoot or know I regularly shot. I like reloading because it allows me to spread the pain out over time as I buy the components. Of course like everyone else the primer situation is a real bummer. In the last 3 months had to buy, a 1,000 rds of 9MM because I did not have the primers to reload for it and I want to shoot it again.

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