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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Jimmy Bruno

    Jimmy Bruno Member

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    Hello, I am a new reloader. i have a Dillon 550C. learning a lot about various powders. The only gripe I have is that the reloading press quickly gets out of alignment... Seems that everyday there is new issue. Recently it's been primer misfeeds..

    JB
     
  2. MeanBean

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    Hello from Central Illinois!
    As I was searching the interwebs for various bits of reloading information, I found that this site popped up near the top with answers or discussions about my very question, so I decided that this was the place for me..

    I'm new to reloading and fairly new to firearms ownership actually. I shot several of my grandfather's guns as a kid, but it was never a frequent hobby. My grandfather left me a few of his favorites before he passed, and I made getting them back in working order a priority. Then after deer hunting with my father in law and brother in law (a 3 day trip that I joked about probably not coming back from) and bagging my my first deer with a borrowed shotgun. I decided I needed my own. That was when I was bitten by the bug. I have since bought a sccy cpx2 for a house gun ,and an Extar EP9 and Glock 40 for fun.
    Since I am raising a family, I have less funds that I would like to expand my collection. But I am keeping a rainy day fund, for my next purchase.

    I havent shot every gun caliber but after shooting a couple nice 1911 .45's and 10mm's and then a Glock 20. I decided I needed a 10mm Glock. (I shot it the best anyway)

    But ammo for the 10mm is pretty steep, even for target shooting, so I started researching reloading. I found the deal of a lifetime on a guys old equipment. An RCBS turret press, all kinds of accessories, more dies than I have to firearms for, and plenty of brass and bullets for calibers I have and some I don't! I recently set it up and made 15 light 9mm rounds with power pistol and they worked! Fingers and guns intact! And now I'm smitten with making my own loads.
    I look forward to reading others experiences and sharing mine. My main focus is of course safety, as I am still quite intimidated by max and close to max loads. These loads are not my priority, as I want solid target loads so I can hone my technique and better my skills, but eventually I'll push these loads a little further.

    I still have questions and I may even ask some stupid ones. Bear with me and help the new guy out, so that one day I can answers the new new guy's questions. Thanks for letting me join the club and I look forward to interacting with the rest of the forum.

    Sorry for the lengthy post, I apparently have diarrhea of the fingers this morning!

    PS For anyone who might have read my first post in "what did you do in your reloading room today?", My avatar pic is the organizer I designed and built for my reloading bench. It's kinda crude and needs some stain, but I came out just as I designed it.
     
  3. FlSwampRat

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    Welcome!
    We all started at some point.
    As for your reloading organizer, functional trumps pretty every time.
     
  4. virtualhabitat

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    Hello, I joined this forum back in 2013. I read posts here all the time, but I have never posted anything. Ever. Until now. I'm not much for idle chatter.
     
  5. M5-Shogun

    M5-Shogun Member

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    Greetings from Virginia.

    I've never been a member of gun forums, but after anti-gun crackdowns on everything but old school forums and discord, I decided I'd sign up and see what kinds of chat I can do here.

    About Me:

    Mid-20s Portuguese-American from Virginia
    I have family that is involved in the gun business and have been a decent fan of firearms for the last decade or so
    I own a variety of mostly vintage bolt-actions, one handgun, and one semi-auto rifle I bought recently

    I have a decent amount of knowledge in areas of Japanese and Chinese weapons, I didn't graduate college but I did go for engineering so I know a decent amount on those areas. My language skills help with deciphering old documents about Chinese and Japanese guns.

    Yes, I play Girls Frontline; and no, I'm not ashamed! IMI Negev is pretty cute, and the Israel aesthetics are quite nice.
     
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  6. MICHAEL B YORMARK

    MICHAEL B YORMARK Member

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    Hello everyone,
    New to the forum, looking to get some advice and any experience related to a few projects I’m trying to get off the ground.

    -Michael
     
  7. FlSwampRat

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    Welcome! There's lots of experience in the membership of THR. Centuries of it. And that's only in one or two members! :rofl:
     
  8. ZeeM

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    Hello everyone. I'm from South Africa. Just bought my first gun - a Glock 19 Gen5. However, due to strict licencing regulations here, I have not yet taken ownership. Hope to join competition shooting as well when the budget allows. My son is 11 years old and also interested in guns; hope to start him soon
     
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  9. koni

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    HI all! I Joined to get some tips and advice about reloading. I’m doing my due diligence by researching and talking with others that have been doing this for a while, BEFORE making any “I wish I should of” moments. I just ordered the Lyman 50th edition and Hornady 10th edition and will start reading when they get here. I’m thinking of getting a progressive press for pistol and maybe a hand press for rifle loads (I don’t shoot rifle too much except for hunting season.)
     
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  10. Cuz70

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    Ok.Saying hi from Louisiana.Hope to gain knowledge from my experience here.
     
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  11. barney rice

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    my name is Barney Rice . bought my first lever gun when I was 19 in 1969 in L.A .. a Winchester 94 Classic with an octagon barrel .. have added to that and now have a 45 Colt one in 44/40 1873 model and a 9 shot Marlin 45/70 to complete my Lever Gun collection... my people are from Missouri and have been shooting something since I was a kid
     
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  12. Tfletcher

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    Hello fellow gun geeks and enthusiasts!
     
  13. Greg Symoens

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    Glad to be here, Been a gun enthusiast for about 10 years now, EDC everyday since then, got into reloading 4-5 years ago. Do intermediate gun smithing. Love everything about guns, mainly a pistol shooter but I own other platforms. I also make YouTube videos mainly showing gun Disassembly but also do shooting, review and reloading related videos. Feel free to check it out. Glad to be here and look forward to talking with other gun enthusiasts.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hNUgMe4tB3konhvl40OjA
     
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  14. Logwood

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    Been meaning to join for a long time now, finally got off my butt and took the necessary two minutes to do so. I've heard a lot of great things said about this site on other gun forums. Hope to get to know folks here and learn a few things. Thanks much for having me!!!
     
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  15. 81 HighPower

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    Glad to be here, I recently found your forum and decided to join. I am a life time gun owner and have had my High Power for about 25 years. I own and shoot various caliber pistols and rifles. I am in the DFW Airport and look forward to interacting with y’all.
     
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  16. tws3b2

    tws3b2 Member

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    Hello Everyone from Asheboro NC.
    Bought my first gun when I was 15 years old from a hardware store. That was when you could buy a handgun or long gun almost anywhere with no hassle. Stevens 410 single shot. I'm old and retired now. Don't hunt anymore. Don't shoot much anymore. But I still love my guns. Never had much money so I could never afford the expensive guns. But that never mattered much. My favorite hunting gun, Rimington 700 30 06. I bought mine in 1975 for $179. Still have it and will never let it go. My favorite shooting gun, 1965 Winchester 30 30 lever action. I know, I know. Some say its the worst gun winchester ever made. But I say, its going on 55 years old and still works perfect. Never had to replace any part. Never had it fail in anyway. Not one. My wife killed her first deer with it. One shot about 15 years ago. I don't have a carry permit and don't want one. Never felt I need to carry. It's a big responsibility to carry. The way I think, If you don't feel the need why take risk. Anyway, Hello everyone. Happy to be here.
     
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  17. MDWeaponry

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    Hi guys, new member from California here. I have a passion for firearms and airguns alike and helped create a new air weapon technology. I’ll post info on that subject soon but for now, thanks for welcoming me to the forums!
     
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  18. Mark Gander

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    Hi my name is Mark Gander and I reside in Paris, TN. Iam a retired NYS employee, and Government as well. Into handguns mainly. Love my barettas.
     
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  19. Flintshooter

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    My name is Randy Johnson. I live in southeastern Indiana. Main interest is muzzleloading with a sub-main interest in flintlocks and a sub sub interest in flintlock smoothbores.
    I am researching high end gun safes and it seemed like about 50% or more of the info I was finding was posts on The Highroad. It looked like a good place all round.
     
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  20. JCSC

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    Hey there.

    JCSC from Columbia SC.

    New to the area and joined for advice and any local info.

    Interest include reloading, shooting, hunting and fishing.
     
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  21. JLD344

    JLD344 Member

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    Long time lurker who finally joined here. My firearm interests are quite varied. Had my C&R for a while and love the history of milsurps and other classics. I’m an LEO from central IL and currently have started collecting old service weapons, and have come to appreciate the old S&W revolvers and autos.

    Lots of good info here and glad to finally join.
     
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  22. James Collins

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    Howdy all- new here happy to be part of this forum.
     
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  23. NMachine

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    Hello.
    Finally signed up. Have enjoyed reading a few threads here over the years. I grew up in Wisconsin hunting whitetail and grouse. I have been living in New Mexico since 1991 with a stint in the People’s Republic of California in between. Now I hunt all sorts of western game. When I’m lucky enough to draw a tag that is. Love the medium bores.
     
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  24. Gregory Hardy

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    I am a new member. Have always read on line forums but never joined or contributed to them. I love the 44 magnum cartridge and shoot and reload for Super Redhawk 7 1/2", TC Encore 12" and a Henry Big Boy Steel 20". Have reloaded everything I have ever owed and shot since the early 1980's. Love muzzleloading and the 45-70 Katadhin 20". I live and hunt in Northern Idaho; whitetails, elk, wolves, bears and turkeys. I am 68 years old.
     
  25. James Collins

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    Welcome!
     
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