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Old 03-21-2020, 05:29 PM
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While loading 45 ACP today I found myself staring at the small pile of 9x19 components. Ammo has been so inexpensive for some time it hasn't seemed worthwhile to reload 9x19. Started to believe that if I get quarantined for a couple weeks I'll probably crank out a few K 9mm. I guess the justification is they take up less space assembled than in components.

Have you started thinking about your quarantine projects?
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:41 PM
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I have about 800 mixed military 5.56, a thousand (my last from the 21 K I bought in 1984)55gr FMJBT, plenty of primers and a few pounds of 748. I can assemble them. OR The 1000+/- 380 ACP & 500 Remington JHP projectiles from 1981. OR the 200 300 Blackout, I'll have to form brass. OR the 3 or 4 hundred 308's for my AR-10, OR, OR, OR! But I think the first order of business would be a nap!

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Old 03-21-2020, 06:41 PM
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I've always been proactive when it comes to reloading supplies and ammo. Basically don't wait until you can't get it, but it in advance.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:45 PM
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Like many here, I've been buying my 9mm range ammo when on sale. Last few weeks though, I've been reloading 100-150 for my range trips. Though I don't save a lot of money, I still enjoy reloading my own-especially now that I'm retired! I've been catching up on my tumbling/sorting too, especially now since all the LGS/indoor ranges are closed. I enjoy my time more now, no rush to get things done :-)
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:24 PM
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That's how it always begins before you know it you've started loading 9mm and 10mm.
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:35 PM
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i don't reload but can always find something to do around my place . also can shoot at our gunclub 7a-10p . after that i've been stockpiling liquor for years . guess it's time to make sure none has spoiled . kenny mauriceville texas , USA
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The Golf course and ski lodges are shut down, as well as the Casino's , Movie houses and a lot of food places, now.

Starting to get backed up to the front door.

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That 9mm that a lot of people don't reload because it's cheap to buy new has suddenly become worth reloading because it's no longer available new at any price.

That is if you have the supplies to reload it. If not it looks like bullets and powder are both rapidly becoming out of stock.
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I generally reload as I go. IDK why but I just don't like to reload more than a few hundred rounds at a time; usually much less.
However, I'm a bullet caster and I don't have any problem making mountains of nice, shiny lead bullets for my guns.
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Take this time to get all / most of your empties ready to load.
Tumbled , resized , deprimed , primed and flared ....so when you want to load , drop powder and seat bullet. I find this makes reloading a few or a few hundred cases go a lot faster when the time comes .
I can sit in my easy chair, or at kitchen or computer table with a Lee Hand Press and do all this case preparation inside the house .
So far I've seen the movie "Maximum Overdrive" three times and processed 500 308 military cases and next I will work on the 1500 once fired 9mm Luger cases I got cheaply at the local indoor shooting range.
Reloaders and bullet casters can always find little jobs that need to be done.
I wonder how many times I can watch Maximum Overdrive ?
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:45 AM
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I have loaded up all of my rifle brass. I have progressed to 357mag. I will do 45 next and continue until I run out of bullets or brass.
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I just keep thinking of Burgess meredith in the twilight zone. "It isn't fair, there was time now. "
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I usually reload all winter long, so a few more months won't make a difference...
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I will be bullet making, casting & coating for all my oft used calibers. I rarely have time, so being stuck at home for two weeks, yeah thats a lot of bullets.
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I'm retired so this "shut down" is just stopping me from my "recreational shopping", so I'm saving money. I like reloading so even if some factory ammo is "cheaper" I would rather reload. When I'm bored, or have plenty of ammo to "test" I have been adding to my "Just in Case" stash. I have loads that work in all my guns of a caliber and keep a bunch on hand, just in case. I have my 9mm load that works quite well in my 3, 9mm pistols, now prolly nearing 1,200 rounds and my 45 ACP that works well n my 2 pistols and one carbine getting close to 1,000 rounds. Now is when I do my "I'll do it later" jobs like processing some 30-06 or 380 ACP brass, mebbe clean, size, prime some 44 Mag brass, or work on some of my 12 ga. "Trespasser rounds"...
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I've reloaded almost all my pistol brass but I have 80-100 30-06 empties that I can load so that will most likely happen this week.
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Not specifically reloading related but...

I intend on opening up the gun safe, and after a good time inspecting and checking out the collection... really try to take some high quality photos of my guns. I've done some previously, but getting the best lighting, color balance, focus points and depth of field can take time.

The good thing is, long after this "special time" is over, I'll still really enjoy the photos. And if I ever decide to sell one of the guns, I'll have some quality pictures to use.

Best wishes everyone,

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I have about 800 mixed military 5.56, a thousand (my last from the 21 K I bought in 1984)55gr FMJBT, plenty of primers and a few pounds of 748. I can assemble them. OR The 1000+/- 380 ACP & 500 Remington JHP projectiles from 1981. OR the 200 300 Blackout, I'll have to form brass. OR the 3 or 4 hundred 308's for my AR-10, OR, OR, OR! But I think the first order of business would be a nap!

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I am exhausted just reading about this!

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Old 03-22-2020, 09:08 PM
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I had exactly the same thoughts as the OP. I'm just finishing up a batch of .38 S&W (not Special) reloads and will then turn to 9 mm, which I haven't reloaded for awhile because factory ammo was so cheap. I've got 5000 FMJ 9 mm bullets that I bought after the last shortage and was wondering if I'd ever need them. After that, I'll turn to everyone's perennial favorite, the .455 Webley.
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