GUN Interested in getting into reloading.

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  1. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    I'm thinking about getting into reloading, to not only save money, but so that I could load more powerful loads for the same price as I can load other loads for.

    I own a 9mm carbine, and it can handle +p+ but its so expensive its redicoulas. I could easily get a bullet mold and get tire weights from the tons of mom and pop tire shops around here. I would also like to be able to load +p for my carry pistol and a bit higher power load for my AK47 than what wolf puts out.

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/40350-20360-1747.html

    Is this all I would need, besides brass, primers and powder?

    I'm interesed in this because I'm a poor college student, and this would definately help me save money because can't you reuse your brass upwards of 10 times as long as it seats and everything ok?

    I keep watching ammo prices go up and up, and I want to save a few bucks.
     
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    sprite Active Member

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    You'd also need a die set for each caliber you want to load, and you'd probably want either an OAL gauge or micrometer for checking your overall cartridge length until you have your press dialed in. That is all you "need" although a powder trickler, a better scale, a case tumbler would all be good additions.

    I'm just getting into reloading myself, so I'm sure more knowledgable people will have more recommendations...
    I don't know much about bullet casting...
     
  3. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    weird, i have a turret press and 9mm dies for sale :big grin:

    you can reuse pistol brass indefinately. just stop when the case mouth splits
     
  4. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    the lead used in tire weights probably wouldn't cut it for +P+ rounds, you'd have to buy/mix something much harder.
     
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    IAMHERENOWv0.0 New Member

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    I've got a Dillon 550B if you are interested :)

    .40, .45, 9..and some other dies... alot fo accessories.
     
  6. whamola

    whamola Tonight....you.

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    I always heard that .40 brass was only good for 2 times, after that it's not very safe. That's why those glocks explode...
     
  7. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    Maybe if you shoot it out of a glock. glocks chamber design is shit. I wouldnt feel comfortable loading .40 cases that came out of a glock
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    if you want to "overload" cartridges, get a 38 super

    9mm + "+P" or overloading, ehh, yeah, don't do it mang
     
  9. lugoismad

    lugoismad Active Member

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    it would be fore a 9mm carbine (my 995) thats rated for +p+ (and higher), and alot of people shoot it out of them with absolutely no problem. Hi points are so overbuilt its redicoulas.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    +p+ has no limits on it. +p+ can be anything really.

    you can purchase 9mm subgun ammo for 150+shipping for 2k

    unless you like the recoil or something or absolutely want a particular load, the powerful loads are just more expensive and put more wear on parts


    and, imo, you have A LOT to learn before you load up a regular 9mm round let alone a +p+
     
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    9mm is probably one of the more advanced reloading rounds, because you are using such a dense, fast powder, a small overload will have drastic effects. you should start out on something easy like .357, get a cheap revolver and start working up some loads. plus its not worth it that much to reload 9mm if you are doing it from an price-saving standpoint. check with a reloading forum for questions on how to get started. i got started using lee's cheapest bench press and carbide dies (carbide dies are a great little invention that will only cost a few bucks more.). reloading gear companies are like gun companies. everyone has their own favorite. if you stick to Lee or Dillon or RCBS you will be fine, but you will find Lee to be just about as good and cheaper. so theres my two cents.
     
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    thats pretty much totally wrong. glocks explode because of an unsupported chamber, and usually the wear on brass, given it is not defective, is on the case mouth, not the base. rifle brass is different, but straight walled brass is normally good until the mouth cracks.

    edited because of poor teminology.
     
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    I think you really don't know what you are talking about. Are you calling the case mouth the rim?
     
  14. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    please stop giving out reloading information, it seems that more and more often you're just pulling stuff out of your ass.
     
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    amen.
     
  16. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    im completely unqualified to post in this thread.

    +1
     
  17. Furner

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    sorry. i wrote a stupid post after a long-ass night/day. i knew what i was talking about, i just used poor teminology.
    and i dont appreciate people trying to discredit what i do have to say. I have spent a good amount of time learning the ins and outs of what i know through hands on experience with professionals. its not fair to say that i am just pulling information out of my ass. i dont know everything nor do i claim to.
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    when you say things like "thats pretty much totally wrong" and then call a case mouth a rim, you look like a dipshit.

    who gets case mouth and rim mixed up? opposite ends of the case....

    9mm is VERY economical to reload. half price actually. so again....


    fyi, glock .40s do cause wear on the portion of the brass where the chamber is unsupported. What do you think the budge on glock brass is from?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    You said 9mm is an advanced round to load :hsugh:
     
  20. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I've read a lot of your posts on reloading and have chosen to bite my tongue, but I think for the most part you give poor, misinformed information, and you're all too eager to do so.
     
  21. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    But what about the dense powders :noes:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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  23. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    there's almost no documented data for it either; I don't see why people chamber it as it's essentially a wildcat. :hsugh:
     
  24. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    as someone who has a full progressive press setup, and has reloaded thousands of rounds of 9mm....9mm cases split easily with overcharged loads, i am basing my experience off of shooting a glock 19 with the reloaded rounds

    a rifle might be different
     

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