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Old April 2, 2000, 11:20 AM   #1
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I shoot enough now to get interested in reloading. Right now I shoot a .45 ACP on a regular basis and pay $11.00 to $13.00 per box. I'm looking for advice, publications, etc that will give me a head start in researching.

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Old April 2, 2000, 11:25 AM   #2
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Check it this thread. It should answer most of your questions.
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Old April 2, 2000, 11:45 AM   #3
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My advice = get the Speer manual and Lyman's Pistol and Revolver manual.


Contact Graf & Sons,INC., Widener's, Midway, and others for component catalogs.

You may also contact me directly at [email protected] for more information.

Handloading is well worth it.

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Old April 2, 2000, 03:58 PM   #4
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Oh, by all means RE-LOAD. I"ve been handloading now 15yrs I even cast my own pistol bullets! Lyman,Speer,Hodgdon, Nosler, are EXL manual. You can"T have to many books!!! It cost me to load a box of 45s about $ 1.75 I coudn"t shoot if I didn"t reload Jeff
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Old April 7, 2000, 09:02 PM   #5
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My favorite 45ACP load is:

Lyman #452460 cast 200gr SWC with Alox Lube
4.0 gr Bullseye powder
WLP Primer

Works great in my Gold Cup, it's about the only load I ever use. BTW I use mixed brass and don't segregate by OAL. I'll buy your brass from you if you don't reload.

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Old April 7, 2000, 10:40 PM   #6
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Reloading lets you shoot a lot more for less and it is a great hobby to boot.I have cast my own handgun bullets for the last 5 years out of wheel weights for greater savings. Beats the boob tube anytime. Read some good books and be carefull to double check yourself. It comes to you .
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Old April 8, 2000, 01:18 AM   #7
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Since it's pistol rounds you want I'd suggest Dillon all the way. Get the 550 press , not the Square Deal like I did (can't do rifle calibers), dies for 45ACP, tumbler, dial calipers, manual scale, all from Dillon. Spend about $500-600 and in less than a year it should have paid itself. Besides you can have ammo when you need it by keeping a stock of components on hand. You won't regret it!
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Old April 8, 2000, 08:00 AM   #8
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You don't have an email address in your profile. Would you please contact me at mine?
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Old April 8, 2000, 09:15 AM   #9
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Reloading"" Is fun, Cost saving and a Great hobby. You save Money, learn more about the ballistic's end of shooting and I have learned more about my guns overall.

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Old April 9, 2000, 04:01 PM   #10
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I haven't sat down and figured out what it cost me to load . 45. But I can load a box of 50 9mm 115 gr JHP for $4.00, that's actual cost of powder, primers and bullets. Whats not factored in is brass, which is reused X times and is usually once fired purchased at varying cost.

Where can you buy hollow point 9mm with brass case for $4 ?
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