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Guns that have only fired handloads?
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 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2010 06:12 AM
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Hello, The other day as I was going thru my loading notes, I suddenly realized that

there are quite a few firearms I ow:thumbs:n that have NEVER had a factory round fired thru

them.  This includes S&W and Colt S.A.A. revolvers.  Others, such as the Krags and

1903 spng. have had only handloads thru them since I have had them.  Most ,these

days are shot with cast bullets.  Are there any others out there who have only shot

handloads thru their pet guns?  How about only cast bullets in both black-powder

and modern high power guns?  Thanks guys!



 Posted: Fri Apr 23rd, 2010 10:32 AM
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Me, too. My target guns especially have never been fired with factory ammo (a 1911 Gold Cup and a Colt AR15 Match Target HBar). One hunting rifle, a .30-06 O/U, has seen only my handloads. A Browning 1885 BPCR .45-70 is another. There are a couple of barrels for my T/C Encore and Contender in cartridges for which there is no factory ammo.
A Ruger #1 Tropical - .416 Rigby - only my handloads; I'm a lot less expensive than any factory.
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What is this factory ammo you speak of?  .22lr, .22mag, or shotgun shells

 

Everything else, I take the responsibility for loading.....

 

 

 

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my 454 has never seen factory loads,

everything else has been a about 95/5  handload/factory

 22 & shotgun have all been factory stuff



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Been so long since I've bought factory ammo that I don't even know what department to look in anymore!



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Hello, sdb777. Of course in my .22's I shoot factory, but

thats about it. Though there was a time when I handloaded

rimfire, but thats another story.



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for the longest time i confined my serious hunting to store bought .... a beautiful 8 point less than 75 yards away changed all that .....click.....nothing ....racin thru my head surely i chambered it i recall it ,crack it open yup re-aim safety's off....click .....jack it out and another in bead up ( mr. deer is about 375-400 yards away by now )he slowed a second and looked over his shoulder-boom ! drt ! no more stinkin factory ammo ...i'm sure there's a few boxes in the stash but last i bought was a closeout just to get the brass ,somewhere i still have a .22 rf or two ... delegated to dust duty lolz,alot of my "pet's" u cant buy factory rounds and when u can the performance isnt near as sweet ( i admit it i'm a contender/encore junkie :thumbs: )



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My Weatherby Mk V hasn't seen one unless they test-fired one at the factory. Then again, factory rounds are $6 each, so handloads make a lot of sense.



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Factory made, store bought ammo ???? Who can afford it. almost all my firearms have shot nothing but reloads since I've owned them.



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I have only been reloading for about 5 years and only load for my rifles and shotguns, but I have not bought a factory rifle round since.

I have a Blaser R-93 with 4 barrels (223, 257 Weatherby, 7mm Mag, and 9.3x62), and none have had a factory round in them.  Last year, I bought a Blaser BBF 97 in 12 ga over 308, and I have shot some factory buckshot and slugs out of the shotgun barrel.  The 308 barrels has only had my loads in it.  I have recently acquired a Sauer 202 in 308, and I have only used my loads in it too.

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My only gun that has never seen factory loads while I have had it is my Nagant revolver, But many of my guns haven't tasted factory fodder in a few years!

I stopped by our local Wally's last weekend, and checked on the ammo aisle.  Availability is the best I have seen in literally two years!  BUT....  prices are still too high for my wallet.  Glad I handload!  :thumbs:

For example - they had basic Remington .308Win Core-lokt 150 grain SP - nuttin fancy....    $32 for a 20 round box!  SHEESH........

My handloads in .308Win run me right at about $7.50 a box.



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most of my rifles have never fired a factory round



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Well...I've had 3 rifles that never saw a factory load:

Jap Arisaka Type 99 in 7.7x58 (Since traded):



Swiss Schmidt-Ruben K31 in 7.5x55:



Czech Vz-24 Mauser rebarreled to 9,3x62:



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Ray, you've got two milsurps that definately fired factory. Saburo san and Heinrich didn't handload during military service. Like many of my milsurps, they have had handloads only since I got them...can't say before, but almost certainly did use factory.

My handload only guns include :

Standard Model M pump, in .25 Remington. I'm not old enough to have been able to buy factory ammo for that one.

577/.450 Martini...same thing.

.338/06. Too cheap to pay A-Square's prices for ammo (or brass, for that matter).

Winchester M1907 in .351. Factory at some point, handloads only since I've had it.

Two different .257 Roberts I built.

Several more, getting late and I'm going to bed!

 



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Charley wrote: Ray, you've got two milsurps that definately fired factory. 

Yeah, But not in my life time!



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out of the 50 rifles and pistols I have all of them since new have shot my handloads and most of them with the bullets I cast. The only exceptions are my 22LR guns.



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Yes, I have only fired handloads in my all three M1As, Remington 700 .300 WM and Rem 700 .223.

My hand loads perform so well, that I don't feel the need for factory ammo as long as I can get components.



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My black powder rifles have seen only handloads and cast bullets ( C. Sharps 85 Winchester in 45-70 and a Shiloh 45-110). My custom rifles have seen only handloads (Model 70 action 375 H&H, 30-06 FN Mauser, 257 AI on a 98 Mauser action). I have a 6.5 Swede and a 22 Hornet that were second hand buys that probably have seen factory rounds through them, but no longer. All my pistols have seen some factory rounds through them, shot by me. Not many, though. I don't handload for shotgun, so all my smoothbores have had nothing but factory through them.

 

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None of the rifles I bought new have had factory ammo fired thru them.  Rifles are mainly Rem 700's (223, 22-250, 308 & 300WSM), Winchester 70 in 22-250 and Ruger #1 in 270. 



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.22-13-45 wrote: Hello, sdb777. Of course in my .22's I shoot factory, but

thats about it. Though there was a time when I handloaded

rimfire, but thats another story.


I've actually done this during the BR50 competitions I shot...reloading .22rimfire is a PITA!  During that same period of time, I conducted a lot of tests on what temperature to keep those rimfire cases at just before I shot the match.  Airtight containers and ice in the cooler(about 36*F) seems to produce the best accuracy, but there was always that one variable....the crappy ammo(even after I 'fixed it')

 

 

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