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Old January 24, 2007, 06:36 AM   #1
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Made My First Loads!

OK, so I finally did it. Last night made 25 45 acp rds using win231 and Berrys bullets. 4.6 grn charge. I weighed about every other one, (being a new-b and all) and it stayed very consistent with the occasional .1 or .2 variance at the most. I am using the Lee turett with the 4 die kit, and auto disk powder measure. The setup works like a dream. I had no idea it would be this easy and fun! Off to the range I go! Cant wait to see how they shoot!
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Old January 24, 2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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I started reloading nearly 40 years ago and haven't stopped yet. It's contageous. Enjoy
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Old January 24, 2007, 08:18 AM   #3
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I would also like to add that factory crimp die is awesome. Totally consistent with my crimps for the whole batch
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Old January 24, 2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Good job!!

Just be sure to give me a "heads up" before you go to the Bullet Hole. I wanna make sure I'm not at the lane next to you, when you touch those babies off...

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Old January 24, 2007, 12:04 PM   #5
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i shot my first loads with my arm fully extended, my head turned and my other hand covering my face. Ends up nothing blew up and i've been reloading a ton ever since.
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Old January 24, 2007, 12:31 PM   #6
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I will let you know Joe! Yea, I think im gonna tilt my head to the side too. I got that whole nervous/excited feeling. What a great feeling it will be knowing I made my own rounds!
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Old January 24, 2007, 12:47 PM   #7
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Great feeling!

Eclipse45ACP--There is nothing, NOTHING, quite like the feeling of touching off your very first set of I-did-it-all-by-myself rounds, and having them all light off properly, and hit the target.

I envy you the feeling.

You will, of course, be required to post a range report.
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Old January 24, 2007, 01:22 PM   #8
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I rememeber that feeling. Last summer. Now I reload for 3 guns....soon to be 4.
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Old January 24, 2007, 01:58 PM   #9
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ECLIPSE45acp,FUn!,FUN!,FUN!!You will fall in love with most of the gear when you get using it more and more.I still have all my stuff(lee challenger kit)over all these years and I have grown very attached to how it all works
My only complaint is the chamfer tool wears out after a while(boo hoo! ,its like a couple dollars or something).Have fun and keep it safe
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Old January 24, 2007, 02:38 PM   #10
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I will most certainly post a report, I think Im gonna bench shoot for best results in accuracy.
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Old January 24, 2007, 03:21 PM   #11
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At 4.6gr, they should be very soft shooting Good luck! and post a pic of your target
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Old January 24, 2007, 05:20 PM   #12
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You sound just like I did with my first reloads - same caliber and equipment. Somewhere between 50 and 100 k rounds later and it's all still just as good...
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Old January 24, 2007, 05:22 PM   #13
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Congratulations. Soon you will get to the point where you shoot so you can reload.
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Old January 24, 2007, 10:05 PM   #14
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Re: ammo.crafter

Quote:
I started reloading nearly 40 years ago and haven't stopped yet. It's contageous. Enjoy
I resemble that remark!
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Old January 25, 2007, 06:34 AM   #15
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Well, they all went bang, and very accurate in my opinion. First mag 9 shots 2.5 " group from 15 yards. I will take that any day. Thats all I bench shot. I honestly don't like that. Moved it into 12 yards and was still grouping pretty tight. What a great feeling!!! I cant wait to punch up some more!

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Old January 25, 2007, 09:36 AM   #16
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Grrr-EAT!

Eclipse45ACP--Glad to hear that yr ammo was successful. Now of course you must load up some more.

BTW, just a thought, and nothing against yr ammo: The term "kaboom," abbreviated KB sometimes, is used here and on many gun fora, for a gun being blown up, as by firing it with a plugged barrel. Since you seem quite happy with the results, and are not reporting from a hospital bed, I'm making the assumtion that you did NOT have a Kaboom. Your rounds all went bang.
Which is a Good Thing.

Apoligize for being a nitpicker. Important distinction. It's great that yr ammo worked.
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Old January 25, 2007, 09:45 AM   #17
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thanks Joe, post edited
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Old January 25, 2007, 10:56 PM   #18
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Glad you had a safe time & they all went bang! Get several loading manuals & have fun! You're hooked now, IT'S ON!.
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Old January 25, 2007, 11:29 PM   #19
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made my first rds.

You did it right.
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