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Old July 6th, 2011, 03:00 PM #1
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What are the best/most common calibers for reloading?

Pistol Rounds?
Revolver Rounds?
Rifle Rounds?
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Old July 6th, 2011, 03:11 PM #2
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Best Pistol Rounds? 10mm
Common Pistol Rounds? 9mm
Best Revolver Rounds? .45 Colt
Common Revolver Rounds? .38 Special
Best Rifle Rounds? 7mm-08
Common Rifle Rounds? .223

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Old July 6th, 2011, 03:20 PM #3
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I know what rounds are "common", but in terms of reloading efficiency and availability of dies,etc... Which are easiest to find? I don't know much about reloading yet, but if I were to start what would be easiest/most efficient calibers to reload from a reloading standpoint?
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OIC. .38 Specials/.357 Magnums, 9mms, 45 ACP/Colt, .40 S&W/10mm, I could go on. The problem with the common calibers listed (except the .40/10) are components can be hard to find when there's a rush on the market. During the great Panic of 08, finding primers and bullets for the common calibers was borderline impossible. If you're just getting into reloading, start with straight wall pistol calibers. Lots of info/recipes out there. Then work on bottle neck cartridges.

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#1 Dies sales from RCBS is the 30-06 Spgfld. It is there top seller - so that should tell you the popularity of the cartridge. 223 is very popular - and to be honest Im surprised its not RCBS's top die sales.

I think 45 ACP is there top selling pistol die set.

40 S&W requires very important attention when reloading. Many load manuals state to make sure the cartridge is fully supported in the firearm to avoid case bulging and possible rupture. There seems to be an issue with some manufacturers of 40 S&W pistols not fully supporting the case. If you have one, and want to reload it - they suggest contacting the manufacturer - to see if that is the case - or have a compitent gunsmith check to see that it does.
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There are very few cartridges you can buy ammo for at the average gun shop or big box store that you will have difficulty finding dies for. Now the cost of some dies is insane such as the .408 Cheytac with run about $300 a set.
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#1 Dies sales from RCBS is the 30-06 Spgfld. It is there top seller - so that should tell you the popularity of the cartridge. 223 is very popular - and to be honest Im surprised its not RCBS's top die sales.
Been around 105 years and I'll bet the farm it will be around for another 100. If it ain't broke, don't fuch with it. The 06 will do anything you like in N. America with bullets from 90 to 220 grains. Yes, with heavier bullets it does better than the 308.
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Depends on what rifle/pistols you have on hand or are interested in purchasing. For a definitive answer, search around on the web to see what primers, brass, bullets, powder, and/or molds for casting your own bullet (As well as equipment (Press, dies, etc..) for reloading). Some brass is very dear right now, but might not be in 6 months or so.
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Most common for rifles should be .308/ 7.62x51NATO.
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Been around 105 years and I'll bet the farm it will be around for another 100. If it ain't broke, don't fuch with it. The 06 will do anything you like in N. America with bullets from 90 to 220 grains. Yes, with heavier bullets it does better than the 308.
I agree with you 100%. I love the 30-06, and is one of my favorites to reload & shoot. I dont think there is as vesatile rifle round as the 06!


   
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