A different view of Ammo Supplies

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  1. Mar 20, 2019 #31

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    Yep when he has a buddy who wants you to share! Then the screaming "buddy" serves as a real good distraction on the OPFOR.
     
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  2. Mar 23, 2019 #32

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    Shooting someone twice in the same spot make almost half the trauma as making two holes, so yes, you wasted trauma.:D
     
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    I'm not a good enough shooter to hit the same hole twice. No worries.:D
     
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  4. Mar 23, 2019 #34

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    So I don't do any reloading and never have. I have no experience with it but considering the prices of 30/30 ammo I might like to reload my own ammo for the one lever action Marlin 30/30 that I do have so I could shoot it more often.
    the link you provided interested me but this line in the ad was concerning for my use:
    Please note: The Classic Lee Loader neck sizes only. This is not recommended for semi-auto, pump and lever action guns.
    Considering that this is the only caliber I would likely reload other than a 30.06 rifle that have and rarely shoot, would this be a good item for someone like me?
     
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  5. Mar 23, 2019 #35

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    Maybe not. The concern is about chambering the reloaded round. You could most likely get it done, but with added stress to the rifle's mechanism. I am personally opposed to added stress.
     
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    JAC,
    The actions of most lever action guns allow the case to expand more than a bolt gun. There is no rigid lock up between the breech plug and the chamber. There are exceptions to this as some lever actions use a turn bolt and lugs to lock the breech. If your lever gun uses a turn bolt then give it a try. If it is a Winchester 94 or similar gun you will likely need a press and die set for full length sizing.
    For a trial you could buy a lee single stage press and separate scale. I do not recommend the Lee scale as it has problems with repeatability. Get a Lyman, RCBS or other good scale. You will also need a trimmer before too long. Lee has a low cost trimmer that is designed for a single cartridge, pretty cheap.
     
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    Neck-sizing usually works fine but only if the reloaded ammo is shot again in the same gun. Neck sizing also has some benefits (like longer case life and often better accuracy).
     
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    Rounds *should* be fine if shot in the same gun, however...

    It is possible to get a chamber that is not exactly round. The fired case will take on the shape of the chamber and have an ever so slightly oblong cross section, which makes feeding difficult.

    Generally speaking, the rule of thumb is neck only for bolt and single shots, full length for levers and autoloaders. But that is a rule of thumb, not a hard and fast rule...I personally would full length resize for a lever gun but others here are much better experts than me so don't take my word as the final say...
     
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    If I pick up abandoned brass at the range I also full length resize that for the first reload in my bolt guns.
     
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