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    Posted: May 17 2012 at 9:10am
where do you guy's buy your ammo and what grain, it is just for target shooting. no hunting, thanks. bophi
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I am just about 100% handloads only with my Enfields  Sierra 180 grain on 38 grains of Varget and Privi Brass usually Remington primers. For plinking Hornady 150 grain of 22 grains of SR 4759 and a magnum primer
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I but Prvi Partizan 150 Gr & then reload for ever after firing the originals.
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For just target shooting I use surplus Mk VII ball ammo - and clean the hell out of my rifles afterwards!
 
My preference is post-War Radway Green (headstamped "RG") ammo, but I've shot just about everything including the Paki stuff with no ill effects.
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There is some FN ammo on Gunbroker.    312288582
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personally I only reload. will not touch milsurp as I value my barrel
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I've seen too many rifles and handguns get ruined from reloads. The only fault I have ever found with milsurp is sometimes they just won't go, but that is really very rare. With my M1 Garands I only shoot Greek XP and in my Enfields only original British or FN, and out of thousands of rounds, not one misfire or any type of incident. My friend was shooting reloads in his Garand and had 9 stitches in his forehead almost lost his right eye, a guy came in the local gunshop with a WWI 1911, he was shooting reloads, it blew the mag out, blew the grips off, lucky he didn't lose any fingers. The cartridge was jammed in the chamber and the surrounding area was swollen like a bull frog.
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not trying to sound off re your friend. But yes I have seen a few accidents over the years and every one caused by people over charging the round or using the wrong powder. ok I will accept the costs are much higher here in the UK to buy Ammo but I only buy .22 or one box factory to make sure I have got sizes and settings correct
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I can understand that, But having lived in both places, the laws actually determine what quality you shoot. In the UK, I know people that are happy to go to the club and fire off 20 rounds and they treasure every bullet like gold. In the U.S., we had such ample supplies and so many less restrictions that even myself has gone out and fired off 400 or 500 rounds in an afternoon, I tell that to one of my Grandsons in Wiltshire and he almost faints !!
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As would I.  it's around £70 per 100 to buy factory here.  
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Reloading is 100% safe with a few caveats.

You MUST follow the manuals recipes exactly, a lot of reloaders are getting into reloading now because ammo supplies are comparatively limited & prices are increasing drastically. Unfortunately they don't want to "Know about reloading" just how to "do it for cheap".

If you think of reloading you absolutely MUST read & understand the technical parts of the manuals, not just bung together the maximum load for "mo' better powerfullness". Like wise you can't extrapolate, or interpret data.

I've taught beginning reloaders how to safely reload .303 British on a budget of under $1000 including materials & equipment. It took a few hours & was done on a picnic bench in a forest. It's not "magic" or "Rocket science", but you do really need to know what you're doing before you make a beginners mistake & get into trouble.

There was just a case this week where he thought he knew so he didn't need to verify. He was loading grains of powder one at a time with tweezers because the load said 45.3 grains. He had no idea that a grain is a measurement of weight. He just ignored the "0.3" because he didn't understand it. It was a massive under-load & blooped, jamming a bullet in the bore. Once he discovered that he just filled a case with "all the grains that would fit" & ran a second load, which was a massive over-load,  to "clear the block". He'll be out of the hospital any day now.Sick
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When I started reloading ,I had no one to teach me..and I made the mistake one day with my 30 carbine. I did not have the powder that the recipe called for with the projectiles I had on hand ...so I used another that I had but used the amount that was for the powder for said projectile weight I had .... not good , blew the rifle bolt out the rifle , I was very lucky! I only had a sliver of metal in my face right under my left eye . and a cut on my leg over my Achilles tendon, the kid standing behind me had a piece of metal go through his ear lobe !
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RECIPE !!!! no need to load to MAX! or experiment!!  the main purpose of reloading is to find that sweet spot that your firearm likes to shoot the tightest group with !!

After that little incident, I didnt reload for years !  when I did , I asked all the questions I could , got me a reloading book and read it !! then asked more questions !!

I got back into reloading with my 38 special. and now im loading for my .303 and other firearms.

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He must have been reading this forum, he booked his flight to come over in March and can't wait to go shooting, wait till he sees how much I charge him per round....why not, he's getting a bed and free food for a fortnight !!

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500 rounds of centerfire in one day!  Not on my budget or shoulder.  I once fired in three match relays and that was 105 rounds (35x 303 and 70x 30-06) I felt very sore for the next few days.
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Makes you think what it must have been like for the poor guys in both world wars in a fire fight   must have been really sore after.
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