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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:18 AM   #41
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I don't reload to save money. I reload so I can produce the best loads possible for my long range rifles. I buy plinking ammo because it isn't worth my time to reload it.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #42
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Maybe someone would like to make some money.
If someone sends you brass, how much to reload.
9mm, 40, 45, etc...
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Old April 10th, 2013, 05:28 PM   #43
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It's not legal to sell ammo without a class 06 FFL / manufacturers license and liability insurance. But I can sell you a vary nice grade 8 bolt and give you ammo for free.

Oops I can't even give you the ammo just looked it up. I can take brass from you and reload it with my components and charge you for the cost of the components and small markup to compensate for time spent reloading.

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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #44
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I don't reload to save money. I reload so I can produce the best loads possible for my long range rifles. I buy plinking ammo because it isn't worth my time to reload it.
I do this as well I found my rifle and pistol hand loads are way more accurate.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #45
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I shoot odd calibers - years ago I had an acquaintance who was a BR shooter, and I purchased the dies for him to reload not only my odd calibers but also hard-to-find bullet options for my odd calibers like 100gr for my 6.5 Swede (great for littering the countryside with dead woodchucks). Unfortunately he lost his job and his wife in rapid succession and moved out of town...with my dies. I have a pile of used brass, one of these days I'll put it to use.
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There is much to reloading then just dumping powder and seating bullets. Like phittie said above loading for odd calibers or wildcats is a necessity . Along with loading for 17ah 17 and 221 fireball I form the brass for those calibers . 17 fireball loaded ammo sells for a buck a round , I make the brass from 223 add powder and primer for about 25 cents a round.
Rather then sit my fat ass in front of the tv all winter I spend time at the bench so there is no cost there.
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Maybe someone would like to make some money.
If someone sends you brass, how much to reload.
9mm, 40, 45, etc...
I wouldn't trust my hands to some unknown persons ammo. I enjoy having 10 digits.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #48
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I wouldn't trust my hands to some unknown persons ammo. I enjoy having 10 digits.
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I'm reloading all of my own from now on. My dad ran a bunch through his press and gave me some... one of them ended up being a squib, and the bullet got caught in the barrel. I had to go buy a 3/8" dowel and hammer the bastard out. Luckily, I was paying attention, and didn't try to send a second bullet down the barrel.
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What is everyone using for powder for 40 and 308? Where is everyone sourcing their powder and CCI primers?

I've been more or less out of it for six years.
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I get my powder from a local gun shop and fellow re loader, being that I have a short barrel I use a faster burning powder Accurate #2 for 40 s&w I use Accurate #2230 for my .223 rounds but your powder selection is really personal preference use what you like. I have a Hornady reloading book that gives you plenty of load data on different powders. As for primers good luck the god dam hoarders bought them all up, I had a neighbor with a large stash of all types of primers that I was buying from but some jackass went in and bought the last 15000 small pistol primers he had and all the large and magnum primers.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 10:45 AM   #51
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I'm reloading all of my own from now on. My dad ran a bunch through his press and gave me some... one of them ended up being a squib, and the bullet got caught in the barrel. I had to go buy a 3/8" dowel and hammer the bastard out. Luckily, I was paying attention, and didn't try to send a second bullet down the barrel.
Luckily I haven't had any squibs yet because I pay attention to every step of the progressive press and make sure the powder hopper is full. As for reloading my 40s&w I don't have the shell plate for my progressive press, so I rock those out on a single stage; it's harder to make shit rounds when I'm kicking them out that slow.
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I reload my .50 Cal every shot, costs me about 20 a round iirc. Black powder is fun
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good old muzzle loaders
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Shit I think my muzzleloader is still loaded from deer season ?
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Luckily I haven't had any squibs yet because I pay attention to every step of the progressive press and make sure the powder hopper is full. As for reloading my 40s&w I don't have the shell plate for my progressive press, so I rock those out on a single stage; it's harder to make shit rounds when I'm kicking them out that slow.
Yea, I pay attention. Last time I ran the press I was told I was going too slow, and he took over. Never again. I don't want any more squibs, and I certainly don't want a double charge.
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The old Vietnam vet that taught me how to reload told me on the first day " no drinking no tobacco no bullshit friends and no impatiens in the reloading room just you and the re-loader!!!"
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The old Vietnam vet that taught me how to reload told me on the first day " no drinking no tobacco no bullshit friends and no impatiens in the reloading room just you and the re-loader!!!"
No flowers in the reloading room?
Impatiens Impatiens
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No flowers in the reloading room?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impatiens
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If anyone is interested Cabot's Gun Shop in Ludington has a bunch of used reloading dies for sale, price ranges from $30 to $75 a set shell holder not included.
.308 .270 30-06 7.62x54r 30-30 and a few others I don't remember.
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Got my dies for 9mm in the mail today!
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