GUN Pics of my reloading setup *pics*

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  1. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    Dillon XL650 with some bells and whistles, i'm tooled up for 45acp at the moment

    So much fun~

    can't wait until my waist height bench gets here tomorrow from harbor freight

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    hopefully that + a top will give me plenty o space
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I'd reccomend building a bench a hell of alot bigger than you think you'll need :o
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    how long does it take to do 100 rounds...?
     
  4. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    cool... ive been considering reloading 12g shells but im a little worried that if it takes too long and too much effort i wouldnt actually do it :hs:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    buy a progressive :dunno:
     
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    that looks easy as hell. :eek5:
     
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    awesome!
     
  9. Want2race

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    reloading party @ your house????
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    reloading isn't really difficult at all, even with a single stage press, and is only really as dangerous as you are.
     
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    Looks pretty neat but it seems like the piston could/should be re-indexed so that you don't have to make a 7 inch stroke to assemble a 1 inch bullet.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    its more like a 2ft stroke ;) goes all the way to almost facing the floor and back up

    hydraulic actuators would be neat
     
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    Yeah, I guess I was talking about the piston stroke and not the handle stroke.... either way that sucks. I'm assuming the travel is so long so that you can load everything from handgun to rifle on on the same press?
     
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    how much for an hours use :)
     
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    so that setup cost you about $900, right? How much do you save per round reloaded? What's your ROI look like?
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    $1500 or so, considering I'm tooled for both small and large pistol/rifle primers, and I also bought quick change everything

    I need the longer stroke for rifle and larger 50 cal stuff
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    What caliber? You supply the parts and we can talk
     
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    I'd want .45ACP, .357Mag, .30-06, 7.62, and probably .460 or .500. I'm trying to figure out how long it would take me to actually start saving money.
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    for a dillon XL 650? About $2000 if you do it right (all quick change, etc, etc) if you just buy the dies, you will have to reset all of your settings everytime you retool, and that can be a pain, but if you want to load all types of powder setups and bullet dimensions, then quick change is not for you

    if thats the case, $800 or so without a casefeeder or quick change capabilities.

    I wouldn't recommend a 1050 as they are not "caliber changing" friendly, can lniterally take hours to resetup a 1050 for diff calibers

    a square deal would do the trick as well, 550's are great machines

    how much do you shoot a month? I shoot 1200rounds of 45acp, 500 rounds of 9mm, and I'm wanting to start shooting my .223 a lot more
     
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    well, ideally, I would like to shoot probably a couple hundred rounds of .45 and 50 rounds of .357 a week, but that is very cost prohibitive right now. I actually shoot about that much a month right now.
     
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    10mm and you can keep the dies in case you see the light ;)
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    haha, where are you going to shoot at? any competition? just curious

    10mm sounds like fun
     
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    I want to start IPDA or whatever the hell the initials are.

    I shoot at EDs, Pannells, AMerican classic and a private security range. How about yourself?

    Have you done a cost analsys about what it costs to reload 1 45cal round?
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    You should start coming on Tuesdays/7:30pm to the SAPSC meet at Autreys Armory in Fayetteville, I live in downtown Atlanta and make the 23mile trekk down there every week. If not, there is another one on Wednesday for the Gwinnett area practical shooting league held at bulls eye (my favorite range)

    American Classic is a bit expensive IIRC, I've never been the the other ranges you specified. I wasn't really concerned about cost savings from reloading, I wanted to load cream puff rounds so I can lighten up the action on my 1911 and gain more control, and because I have a natural disposition to overspend and tinker.

    Reloading is cheaper hoppy than cars, bikes, or purchasing guns outright. So its working good for me.
     
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    I'm still in rotations @ Grady at 7 on Tuesdays :(

    What the hell is a cream puff round?
     

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