GUN began my quest into reloading

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  1. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    ordered the following:

    ACCURATE POWDER 1LB #2 IMPROVED

    ALLIANT POWER PISTOL 1LB POWDER

    5000 MAGTECH PRIMER SMALL PISTOL

    and i'll be calling up tomorrow morning to add 2,000 Berry 124gr 9mm bullets (

    :cool:

    if i can get ~1000 rounds from each pound of powder, i'll be reloading 9mm at about 11.5 cents per round :bowdown:

    much better than the 30 cents per round i just spent on PMC :o
     
  2. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Should be a ble to get close to 1500rds per lb of powder thats assuming around a 4.5gr load
     
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    So brosef, got a press, dies, sizer, gauges, and all the other gear you'll need?
     
  4. Paul Revere

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    even better.

    i have the ABC's Of Reloading and used it for powder selection (and keesh :o), so i'll go back through and see what types of loads it recommends.
     
  5. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    just about :o

    im getting some shit from striker (who knows when, ANSWER MY FUCKING PMS lol), and some shit from midway in the next coming weeks and i'll be set.
     
  6. Reloading straight wall pistol FTW.
     
  7. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I think I deprimed and sized three or four thousand 9mm and .45 a couple weekends ago :rofl:
     
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    Damn dude, if you'd'a said something I'd've kicked in some cash...in exchange for partial use of the gear.
     
  9. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    i'll be set up for 9mm. if you buy the dies for what you want to load i dont have a problem with letting you use it :dunno:

    i just need to find a place to set it up (NOT the garage, i want something comfortable to work in for extended periods of time :o)
     
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    Good job man. What press are you going to be working on. Dillon?
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    no, its a single stage lee. i want to start with something basic and work my way up over time :hs:

    i will not take your hate :o
     
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    I'm starting on a single stage Lee, got it for free, so saving till I want to pony up for the Dillon.
     
  13. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    My FIL and I use a pair of single stage Rockchuckers. Nothing wrong with 'em.
     
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    Truth, it's so much easier. I broke two decapping pins on the same .223 brass yesterday. It bent the first one and I set the brass to the side to examine the pin and then I replaced it and picked up the same case I had meant to throw away :doh:
     
  15. Really, now that .223 ammo is available again I think I'm going to just buy Wolf for informal AR plinking. My reloads are about $50 per 1000 cheaper than Wolf, but it's a pain in the ass. I'll keep buying components to reload with, but until ammo prices and availability get bad again I'm just going to sit on it.
     
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    I think I'm loading .223 about $175/1000, I haven't looked at the price of Wolf lately but once I run low on my stash I'll probably pick some up. It's great for the price. You're right though, lubing cases and trimming sucks ass, I wish it was all as easy as straight wall.
     
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    Score. Maybe a portable setup and put it in the living room or "dining" room? I'll be looking to get .45 and .38/.357 dies. Maybe a set of 9 for when I get a P6....
     
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    i might just build a work bench type thing i can attach it to :dunno:
     
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    The single stage Lee stuff is as good as any other similar press. My father uses one and has reloaded plenty of rounds on it.

    I've got an old RCBS JR. 2 that my grandfather bought in the 60's and it's still going strong.


    Congratulations on the start of a great activity, I started it to make more consistent rifle loads and a nice byproduct of the process is that it costs less to reload than even cheap factory, especially now.
     
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    will it handle 7.5Swiss :noes:

    I think I still have like 800 .223 cases as well :rofl:
     
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    Hoss, how much do you have into it so far with the press and everything? This is getting tempting for me for just 9mm for now.
     
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    it might handle anything up to .50bmg :dunno: i'll check on that
     
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    well, i'm still waiting for striker to email me back. he's selling me his reloading kit for like $20 or something, and i'm gonna get some more stuff from midway. once i get everything in i'll post.

    p.s. ordered 1500 bullets :bigthumb:
     
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    I want to get into this crew, too bad I can't reload 5.45.
     
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    Not yet, some day maybe. They bother to make .365 Makarov bullets, someone might start making 5.45.
     

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