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Old 01-06-2013, 05:23 AM   #28066
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Sweet! Can I sent you my brass? I still have an old lee hand loader set. Haven't used it in years. Too inaccurate using a hammer to seat the bullet.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:36 AM   #28067
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I need to get into reloading. I'm space limited, which is why i haven't invested in it yet, but now i refuse to go to the range because i cant find ammo to replace what i would burn on the range. :(

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #28068
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Boss just got one in a JAE chassis with a cheap scope, says he paid $7000+.

I think he got screwed.
No thinking about it..he did
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:20 AM   #28069
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Reloading

So what am I into for a basic reloader for .45 ACP? I'm a pretty casual shooter so budget is a definite issue.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #28070
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Sweet! Can I sent you my brass? I still have an old lee hand loader set. Haven't used it in years. Too inaccurate using a hammer to seat the bullet.
Sure, sent it to me.....doesnt mean you will get it back
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #28071
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I need to get into reloading. I'm space limited, which is why i haven't invested in it yet, but now i refuse to go to the range because i cant find ammo to replace what i would burn on the range. :(

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Dont need a whole lot of room. I started with a press on a board that I C-Clamped to the kitchen table. If you are loading pistol calibers, the Dillon Square Deal B is a great little press.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #28072
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Went to shoot the Hi Power again yesterday - took a rest and managed to get it tolerably sighted in for 25 yards and was able to hit the Elk steel sillouette at 250 yards on the 3rd shot.

Several thoughts:

1. I'm going to have to find a gunsmith to take the magazine safety off, it's just too rough a pull when shooting freehand, it's got to go. On the rest I'm tolerably accurate.

2. The gun eats anything. I put two boxes of Serbian ammo, two boxes of remans thru it, not a single jam, although who knows how accurate the stuff is - point is, it feeds fine.

3. The action gets better every time - the wearing surfaces are mating nicely

my buddy brought some Tannerite targets to the range. Now those are a hoot and a half. Rather rough on the backstops though.

After living in CA for so many years, I really forgot how much fun it is to go to the range and shoot - I always amuse myself with a lot of .22's as well, cheap to shoot and easier on the ears. Shot my Mark I as well for the first time in years - nearly forgot how much fun that one is, but what a pain loading the magazines is - makes the revolver a lot more fun.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #28073
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So what am I into for a basic reloader for .45 ACP? I'm a pretty casual shooter so budget is a definite issue.
Lyle
Years ago I started with a Lee Turret press and used it a LOT for many years with no problems. You can usually get a complete kit with everything you need to get started for $200-$220 but like anything gun related, is out of stock at most places. They is tons of internet and Youtube info on these presses and Lee rates it at about 250 rounds per hour.

In the pic I posted of my presses, I have moved to Dillon and from left to right is the Dillon 550, 650xl and 1050. THe 1050 is set up for .223 and I can produce about 1000 rnds an hour with it. Right now I am loading 9mm on the 650 press and can crank out around 750 an hour.

Right now, Brass, Bullets, Powder and primers are all gone....but dont blame me, I was already stocked up

http://leeprecision.com/classic-turret-press-kit.html
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #28074
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So what am I into for a basic reloader for .45 ACP? I'm a pretty casual shooter so budget is a definite issue.
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Entry level kits are anywhere from $120-300, plus $30-40 for a set of 45 ACP dies. Those are new prices from Midway, may be able to find them used locally and save some $. The kits generally do not include a method of brass cleaning and prep, say another $50-80 for that. Also not included are brass, primers, powder, bullets, etc. The Handloading Cost Calculator is a good way to determine how much reloads work out to, and from there you can determine what your break even point is with initial cost etc etc.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:10 PM   #28075
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #28076
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Kind of makes me want to don a double breasted suit, fedora, a pair of saddle shoes, and shoot up a row of liquor bottles!
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #28077
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Kind of makes me want to don a double breasted suit, fedora, a pair of saddle shoes, and shoot up a row of liquor bottles!
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #28078
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Sweet.

I got to shoot one of those years back. It was 1928 model, The real deal owned by a retired state trooper who bought it new from the Western Auto store for $200. He told me that the state would only issue a trooper a .38 but if you wanted to stay alive you bought a Thompson with your own money.



Anyone found a decent price on ammo lately? I had read of shortages but have not been to the gun store for a couple months. I have plenty of my favorite calibers, .40, .38, and 30.06 but wanted to buy a brick of .22 longs. Gander Mountion and Bass Pro had none . The guy behind the counter said the dealers that had any .22's on the shelf were getting $40 or more for 500. No freaking way am I going to pay that much. Is there a good place to buy bulk thru the mail?
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:33 PM   #28079
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I was in Walmart tonight. Ipassed on a box of 100 ,380 Win White box, $35 is that a decent price? They had some 9mm also, but very limited. I felt that buying it because they had it would contribute to the problem. I wasn't thinking about buying ammo anyway.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #28080
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How much are those going for these days? Boss just got one in a JAE chassis with a cheap scope, says he paid $7000+. Has NM barrel and a sweet trigger. prob weighs 15lbs unloaded

I think he got screwed.
Tell him you know where another one is for only 4300.00 with a black pelican box. help him out. We'll tell him later how much he should have paid.
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