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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by deemus, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Loaded some 45 Colt rounds this weekend. I went by Academy to buy some rounds, and they were $40 per 50 rds (.80 per round).

    I was able to load 200 rds for only .23 per round.

    5.6g of Nitro 100 with a 250 lead flat nose. Those things shoot like a dream. Yahootie!
     


  2. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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    ;)

    Dang right!
     
  3. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Same reason I got into it over 4 years ago. Had a couple of Colt 45s, a lever gun and a pistol and couldn't afford to feed them factory bullets. I knew a guy who casted bullets and sold me sold me 250gr RNFP lead bullets for $60/500. Sized, lubed and ready to go. I have never looked back and now reload for 10 different calibers. For the 45 LC I am still most fond of 8.0-8.1 gr unique or 11 gr of blue dot under a 250 gr lead pill. I love those voluminous powders for the LC but have also had great results with many others. Trail boss is really nice but expensive considering the 12oz jugs.
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    I had a 45 Colt and the issue I had was every factory round I could find was anemic Cowboy Action rounds. I can't stand powder puff rounds anyways so that just didn't cut it as well as the cost.

    These are the rounds that make reloading pay for itself very quickly.
     
  5. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    Right on! You make quality ammo at a reasonable cost. To heck with the market conditions or Obama and his lap dogs.

    Flash
     
  6. Anger

    Anger Well-Known

    Let's talk brass. Do you ever use range brass? Was reading thru Lyman's 49th and they seem dead set against range brass.
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Any brass is OK if it's in re-loadable shape (to be determined by the re-loader). Where it comes from; range, hunting cabin, etc. really doesn't make any difference. So I'm assuming when we say "range" brass, it's the "most crappy" brass category. Range brass could be once fired earlier that day all the way to fired 50 times and been there for 50 yrs. Just got to use common sense.
     
  8. Paul5388

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    Some brands of brass aren't worth the time and trouble to reload, but it doesn't take long to figure that out. It's in the same category as teaching pigs to fly!
     
  9. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    'Zactly!! It ain't rocket surgery!
     
  10. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Well said. I use lots of range brass, but I use the Kenny Rogers method.
     


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