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  1. I have been setting mine at 1.250 for everything and I have had no problems at all. They work fine in both my Kimber and my XD. Did you check the length of the case?
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  3. Thanks for the info, I rechecked my lengths with success, all rounds fired perfectly with my Springfield 1911 TRP.

  4. #13
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    Nice set up. Haven't seen that much new gear in years. Good goin and welcome to the reloading fraternity. Lots of fun coming. Congrats

  5. #14
    i am not near my reloading bench at the moment, and i do not have the oal in my head as far as oal. but i think you are getting on the long side as far as your AOL. I you can find a load in your reload data shorter in OAL, i think you will find the problem to go away.

    Most likely it is not your case length, because 45 brass does not stretch so easily, and usaually it is your length of your round being to long that causes this problem. i have a few different 45s and i reload to the shorter G.I type 230gn load. Again look in your reload info and find one that is shorter, or take your caliper to a factory round and check the oal.

    Make sure when choosing another recipe that your powder charge coinsides with the data as not to raise pressure.

    Longer rounds being closer to the landing groves on the barrel for accuracy is nill in automatics. As feeding problems tend to occur with most pistols. This is more of a rifle bench shooting philosphy trying to get that little extra.
    most of them are using bolt rifles that eliminate this problem.

    Double check what i am about to say, but 2.250" keeps coming in my head as i am typing this, again do the homework as to this length.

  6. #15
    How much would you spend reloading 1,000 rounds of 9mm? I wanted to start reloading shotgun but lead cost way to much better off buying rounds at walmart. But how is handgun reload supplies?

  7. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepperez View Post
    How much would you spend reloading 1,000 rounds of 9mm? I wanted to start reloading shotgun but lead cost way to much better off buying rounds at walmart. But how is handgun reload supplies?
    I think the last time I calculated it, only a savings of $2-$3 per 50 rounds. Not that much considering the time and materials for cleaning brass, electricity to run tumbler, MY time reloading them all. The way I see it I would much rather buy 50 rounds for $11 than make them for $8.

    The off calibers and larger calibers is where you save your money. The load I use for my .45 is at about 60% savings. Then .380 is about 50%. I could really cut down the cost if I made my own bullets, (melting lead), but thats just a little too advanced for me right now. My old man cast's his own bullets for .44 mag and I think he is in the 80% savings range.
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  8. #17
    Reloading is recycling.

  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by hyperdog View Post
    I think the last time I calculated it, only a savings of $2-$3 per 50 rounds. Not that much considering the time and materials for cleaning brass, electricity to run tumbler, MY time reloading them all. The way I see it I would much rather buy 50 rounds for $11 than make them for $8.

    The off calibers and larger calibers is where you save your money. The load I use for my .45 is at about 60% savings. Then .380 is about 50%. I could really cut down the cost if I made my own bullets, (melting lead), but thats just a little too advanced for me right now. My old man cast's his own bullets for .44 mag and I think he is in the 80% savings range.
    I'd like to consider reloading, but don't really know if it would be worth it to me either. I shoot principally .357 Magnum, and have been saving my brass since I don't know when, so that's not an extra expense. But at what point do I say it's more effective to reload than to buy new? I've been able to get Prvi Partisan for about $19/box of 50 in 158 gr SJHP, but sometimes availability of .357 becomes limited. I also shoot 9MM in my semi-auto, and have brass for that as well. If I generally shoot about 100 rounds a weekend (about 50 of each), am I better off just buying, or is there a point where break even kicks in and I'm saving by re-loading?

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by coachdb18 View Post
    I'd like to consider reloading, but don't really know if it would be worth it to me either. I shoot principally .357 Magnum, and have been saving my brass since I don't know when, so that's not an extra expense. But at what point do I say it's more effective to reload than to buy new? I've been able to get Prvi Partisan for about $19/box of 50 in 158 gr SJHP, but sometimes availability of .357 becomes limited. I also shoot 9MM in my semi-auto, and have brass for that as well. If I generally shoot about 100 rounds a weekend (about 50 of each), am I better off just buying, or is there a point where break even kicks in and I'm saving by re-loading?
    I think if you are shooting that often then yes it is totally worth it. As long as you are willing to put the time into it. There is not a lot but there is a lot involved. You really get into it and find out what load is perfect for your gun and you can be much more consistent. It is fun finding the happy spot too. Try this powder with this bullet. Now try this powder.

    And like G50AE said, its recycling. I like knowing that with a stockpile of all the essentials I can just remake my bullets until I run out instead of the bullets becoming scarce and hard to find.

    Fair warning though, when and if you start, you will get hooked!
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  11. #20
    An amateur question, but is there a way to determine when a casing is good to use again? Again, I'm firing .357 Magnum and 9MM, with more of my reloading interest being the .357. How many times can a case be reused typically?

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