In September I only loaded .40 S&W. It was 1875 rounds of Black Bullets for USPSA matches, 93 rounds of Acme Bullet Company’s 180 grain “Lipstick Bullets” (I’m probably going to replace The Blue Bullets with these for steel matches), and 95 rounds of Montana Gold bullets over 3.0 grains of Clays for some “powder puff” loads for new shooters. This is a total of 2063 rounds this month.
I had a revision of some numbers on 300 Win Mag ammo. A few years ago I made some ammo for a friend and didn’t count the rounds. I put them in zip lock bags and gave them to him. In my log I just entered estimates of 300 and 100 rounds for the two different reloading sessions.
Then… earlier this month I was visiting him and found out he still hadn’t shot them. I counted them and found I had reloaded a total of 299 rounds. Whoops. That changes things a little bit. I corrected my log file so that shows up in the numbers below.
The corrected and updated lifetime reloaded ammunition totals are:
223: 2,424 rounds.
30.06: 756 rounds.
300 WIN: 1591 rounds.
40 S&W: 76,772 rounds.
9 mm: 21,641 rounds.
Total: 103,184 rounds.
Year to date I have loaded 17,567 rounds. I’m still on course to reload about 20,000 rounds this year for a lifetime total of over 105,000 rounds.
you wore argyle socks and checked button down collar shirts in high school and college, didn’t you? laughing. do you still have all your report cards?
p.s. i just finished a 1911builders lower receiver build, a commander sized pistol in 9x23mm winchester. functions very nicely with ball, but i am having the devil’s own time trying to find a 124 grain hollow point to get to cycle through it. i am gonna try some remington golden sabers, and if they don’t work, then some truncated cone bullets. if that doesn’t work, i’ll just live with round ball.
i’ve hand loaded a bunch over the last 45 years or so, and i haven’t a clue how many rounds. it would be no where near the rounds you have done, as i have never shot competitively. but, i’ve loaded for plinking, hunting and i enjoy long range shooting.
i shoot the same loads with the same components as when i started. nosler partitions and speer grand slams for the 7mm mags. 124 speer gold dots for the 9mm’s, and 200 grain semi wadcutters for the .45 acp. why fix it, if it ain’t broke?
obviously, we have very different personalities, and personality traits. but, i admire your shooting, and your discipline, if not exactly being in awe of your record keeping. still in all, i find it interesting.
p.s. for long distance shooting i use a standard factory .308 winchester purchased at a clearance sale at bi-mart. i use a $200.00 scope, mil mil. swfa. i load used lake city brass, most of it delinked stuff. sierra bullets, and nothing else there.
i am basically good to go out to about 600 yards, and that is about it. no mile and a half stuff for me. i haven’t the discipline and the attention to detail that such shooting requires. i do tend to hit what i shoot at, most of the time: some days, however, are better than others.
i find it all very relaxing, and a lot of fun. last time at the range, i let a 12 year old w/ her mom and dad have a go at 600 yards with the .308, and after about 4 or 5 shots she was ringing a 6″ square gong. we all had enormous fun, especially her mom, who also gave it a go and hit the gong. we shot 155 palma’s that i’ve had hanging around for about 10 years, and decided to get rid of it. imr 4895, ” …. about a teaspoon full ….,” maybe more, maybe less. (oh, i know what it is. the standard military load, as published in an edition of cartridges of the world by frank barnes. about as modern as i get.)