Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Reloading All Reloading Topics Go Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-22-2020, 03:24 PM
1sailor 1sailor is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,252
Likes: 18
Liked 551 Times in 277 Posts
Default Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp

I live in a small coastal Oregon town. Pretty much every hardware store etc. sells ammo. Right now you cannot find anything in 9mm or 40S&W. Small pistol primers are unavailable anywhere. But, large pistol primers are everywhere as well as 45acp bullets. I mostly shoot 9mm and 357mag but it looks like for a while at least I'll mostly be shooting my P220 and my Shield45. I was going to sell them and buy an M&P45 but as luck would have it the system is so backed up they can't run background checks. So, good thing in a way I guess.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-22-2020, 03:48 PM
robertrwalsh robertrwalsh is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Peoples Republic of California.
Posts: 2,816
Likes: 390
Liked 2,418 Times in 1,030 Posts
Default

Not running with the lemmings does have some advantages.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2020, 04:18 PM
Rule3's Avatar
Rule3 Rule3 is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, NRA CERT RSO
Posts: 20,272
Likes: 8,937
Liked 12,379 Times in 5,678 Posts
Default

Plus loading 45 ACP is one of the best money saving calibers along with 357 mag 10 mm and such.
The Sig P220 is one of the best-est 45 pistols around! Hold on to it!
__________________
For office use only
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 03-22-2020, 04:34 PM
1sailor 1sailor is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,252
Likes: 18
Liked 551 Times in 277 Posts
Default

I agree about the P220 except for one thing. The take down lever is constantly trying to remove my thumbnail and fling it into the sticker bushes. I have to stop in between shots to make sure my grip is just right. Too bad too, it's a great pistol and it's got the SRT and TFO sights. Especially since Sig is apparently canceling production of almost all the P220 line.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-22-2020, 08:44 PM
HKSmith HKSmith is offline
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 607
Likes: 403
Liked 428 Times in 185 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rule3 View Post
Plus loading 45 ACP is one of the best money saving calibers along with 357 mag 10 mm and such.
The Sig P220 is one of the best-est 45 pistols around! Hold on to it!
I like reloading .45 ACP, but for a real money saving cartridge I'd go with .455 Webley.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 03-22-2020, 09:43 PM
Mike, SC Hunter Mike, SC Hunter is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: In The Woods Of S.C.
Posts: 4,804
Likes: 5,302
Liked 6,074 Times in 2,227 Posts
Default

They are all money savers when you cat your own bullets.
Attached Thumbnails
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp-100_1004-jpg  
__________________
S&W Accumulator
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-22-2020, 10:10 PM
Model52guy's Avatar
Model52guy Model52guy is offline
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Haslet Tx
Posts: 509
Likes: 784
Liked 832 Times in 226 Posts
Default

Stuck at my work at home office. Not too bad.
Attached Thumbnails
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp-2222e13d-938f-4b5b-a35e-28b5f329f6ab-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 03-22-2020, 10:37 PM
rockquarry rockquarry is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,591
Likes: 4
Liked 2,436 Times in 1,267 Posts
Default

I've had many .45 ACPs; the Sig P220 is easily my favorite. Very accurate with cast bullets. It probably would do well with jacketed bullets, too, but I can't remember ever trying any.

Last edited by rockquarry; 03-23-2020 at 09:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #9  
Old 03-22-2020, 11:38 PM
mikld's Avatar
mikld mikld is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: S. Orygun
Posts: 1,703
Likes: 1,115
Liked 991 Times in 579 Posts
Default

Although I reload a couple of the more popular, "too hip, too cool", "tactical" cartridges, I still prefer the "old school" cartridges and guns (like my 45 ACP 1911 and my 38 snub noses). And yep, the "antique 45 ACP" is still available in my small coastal OR town (only one mebbe two ammo dealers in area)...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 03-23-2020, 12:05 AM
RonPagan's Avatar
RonPagan RonPagan is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: West glacier, Mt
Posts: 189
Likes: 72
Liked 227 Times in 80 Posts
Default

625s tend to be pretty hungry you-know-whats, throw in a 1911 and a p220 and you'll be in a serious .45 deficit.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-23-2020, 07:17 AM
oger oger is online now
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Corvallis Oregon
Posts: 263
Likes: 8
Liked 119 Times in 72 Posts
Default

I checked last week and it was 1 1/2 days min for back round checks in the land of Kate Brown.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-23-2020, 08:30 AM
gwpercle's Avatar
gwpercle gwpercle is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 4,617
Likes: 3,755
Liked 4,339 Times in 2,163 Posts
Default

Hang on to a good 45 acp and grab a $25.00 Lee 2-cavity mould...then you could , if necessary one day , cast bullets if the supply dries up .
I'm partial to the full sized 1911 and a truncated cone cast bullet .
Gary
__________________
Certified Cajun
NRA Member
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #13  
Old 03-23-2020, 11:05 AM
fredj338's Avatar
fredj338 fredj338 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kalif. usa
Posts: 6,218
Likes: 2,136
Liked 3,359 Times in 2,061 Posts
Default

This should just remind you guys/gals to have enough components. 1990, then 2012-13 were my wake up call. Keep one years shooting worth of stuff in reserve, whatever that is. For me its 10k rds worth of primers & powder. Never get below that. I can repurpose any powder, I make all my handgun bullets, brass lasts almost forever. You must have primers though.
__________________
NRA Cert. Inst. IDPA CSO

Last edited by fredj338; 03-23-2020 at 11:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 03-23-2020, 01:59 PM
austintexas austintexas is offline
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 597
Likes: 39
Liked 464 Times in 191 Posts
Default

In Texas if you have a Concealed Carry permit you can bypass the NICS check and walk out with your purchase when you buy it. CCP cost is $35.00 for 5 years if over 65. Well worth the cost.
SWCA 892
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #15  
Old 03-24-2020, 09:04 AM
gwpercle's Avatar
gwpercle gwpercle is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baton Rouge, La.
Posts: 4,617
Likes: 3,755
Liked 4,339 Times in 2,163 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by austintexas View Post
In Texas if you have a Concealed Carry permit you can bypass the NICS check and walk out with your purchase when you buy it. CCP cost is $35.00 for 5 years if over 65. Well worth the cost.
SWCA 892
In Louisiana you don't need a Concealed Carry Permit or NICS check to buy ammo .

In Texas , If you don't have the $35.00 CCP is there a "fee" for the NICS check to buy a box of ammo ?
Gary
__________________
Certified Cajun
NRA Member
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-24-2020, 03:30 PM
mikld's Avatar
mikld mikld is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: S. Orygun
Posts: 1,703
Likes: 1,115
Liked 991 Times in 579 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
Hang on to a good 45 acp and grab a $25.00 Lee 2-cavity mould...then you could , if necessary one day , cast bullets if the supply dries up .
I'm partial to the full sized 1911 and a truncated cone cast bullet .
Gary
The Lee 452-230-TC was the first mold I got for 45 ACP. I cast and shoot a lot of those bullets. It feeds flawlessly in 3 guns chambered for it and was fairly accurate for me. Big, easy to cast bullet that I either pan lubed or dip lubed with 45-45-10 and sized in a Lee push through sizer. I use quite a bit of "range scrap" and wheel weight alloy softened with a bit of pure. Inexpensive way to get bullets, and I shoot quite a few...

Last edited by mikld; 03-24-2020 at 03:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-24-2020, 03:56 PM
old tanker old tanker is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fort Knox, Kentucky
Posts: 793
Likes: 2,804
Liked 1,418 Times in 487 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fredj338 View Post
... You must have primers though.
My doomsday, TEOWAWKI, gun is a 62 caliber or about 20 gauge Northwest Trade musket. They can outlaw primers but they can't outlaw rocks. Two hundred pounds of Kentucky cave dirt will still yield a pound of saltpetre. Kentucky supplied a good bit of gunpowder used during the War of 1812.

While limited by range, a smoothbore musket has the flexibility to kill anything that flies, walks, or crawls pretty efficiently. It is not hard to understand why the trappers and Indians used them for survival. Many of the relics found in the Rainy River on the Canadian border and part of the fur trade travel route were loaded with shot. You eat a lot better with a scatter gun.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 03-24-2020, 04:08 PM
RobertJ.'s Avatar
RobertJ. RobertJ. is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seaside, Oregon
Posts: 4,452
Likes: 14,275
Liked 7,984 Times in 2,455 Posts
Default

Okay, one more guy from the Oregon coast here.

I haven't been to a store that sells ammo or components in about two months, so I truly don't know what supplies are looking like here on the north coast at the moment.

If I was to pass, and they stood in front of my personal inventory of ammo and components to decide what to do with it, I'm pretty sure they'd be saying something like, "What on earth was he thinking?"
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #19  
Old 03-25-2020, 02:59 PM
mikld's Avatar
mikld mikld is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: S. Orygun
Posts: 1,703
Likes: 1,115
Liked 991 Times in 579 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertJ. View Post
Okay, one more guy from the Oregon coast here.

I haven't been to a store that sells ammo or components in about two months, so I truly don't know what supplies are looking like here on the north coast at the moment.

If I was to pass, and they stood in front of my personal inventory of ammo and components to decide what to do with it, I'm pretty sure they'd be saying something like, "What on earth was he thinking?"
They'd think "One of those crazy gun nuts"...
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #20  
Old 03-25-2020, 06:02 PM
Bugkiller99's Avatar
Bugkiller99 Bugkiller99 is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Florida
Posts: 2,297
Likes: 3,497
Liked 3,273 Times in 1,293 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikld View Post
They'd think "One of those crazy gun nuts"...
I dunno about that. That phrase and

“crazy prepper”

Are being said much less often in the last few days.
__________________
Reg. Magnum wants/Rossi wallet
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-25-2020, 09:03 PM
AKtinman AKtinman is offline
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MN, At The Lake
Posts: 502
Likes: 326
Liked 703 Times in 178 Posts
Default

Not 45 Auto related, but Oregon coast related:

Hank Kaufman was the proprietor of Kaufman’s Sporting Goods in Astoria for a bunch of years. In 1967 he sold me a 1903 Springfield for the munificent sum of $50. An E-3’s pay wasn’t a whole lot more than that back then.

That was when I started reloading. Hank suggested a load using 150 grain bullets with IMR-4064. It was an accurate load. When I had just about gone through the first pound of powder, I stopped in to visit and pick up another pound. He said he would be happy to sell me another pound, but if I still had the can, he had some bulk powder that would be less expensive.

It turned out he had a keg in the store’s basement, only one of several I would imagine. I left with one pound of IMR-4064 in a brown paper bag, a smile on my face, and my wallet lighter by only one dollar.

Hank was a nice guy and a great mentor.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 03-25-2020, 09:45 PM
RobertJ.'s Avatar
RobertJ. RobertJ. is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seaside, Oregon
Posts: 4,452
Likes: 14,275
Liked 7,984 Times in 2,455 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKtinman View Post
Not 45 Auto related, but Oregon coast related:

Hank Kaufman was the proprietor of Kaufman’s Sporting Goods in Astoria for a bunch of years.
In 1979, I bought a Ruger #3 in .45-70 and a Ruger Security-Six .357 from Kaufman's. It was my favorite store in Astoria.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #23  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:33 AM
DWalt's Avatar
DWalt DWalt is online now
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Texas
Posts: 25,711
Likes: 14
Liked 17,569 Times in 9,313 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
In Louisiana you don't need a Concealed Carry Permit or NICS check to buy ammo .

In Texas , If you don't have the $35.00 CCP is there a "fee" for the NICS check to buy a box of ammo ?
Gary
No such requirements to buy ammo in Texas in any quantity. With the Texas carry permit (covers concealed and open) you don't need to go through the FBI background check to buy a gun from a dealer, just fill out the form. Without the permit, you do. No paperwork or permit needed to buy ammo.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:43 AM
reccpd101's Avatar
reccpd101 reccpd101 is offline
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 249
Likes: 458
Liked 255 Times in 115 Posts
Thumbs up No Lemmings

Quote:
Originally Posted by robertrwalsh View Post
Not running with the lemmings does have some advantages.
Yep, you don't go cliffdiving and drown!!!!
__________________
SWCA 3417 HF 642 NRA-TC
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:48 AM
reccpd101's Avatar
reccpd101 reccpd101 is offline
SWCA Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 249
Likes: 458
Liked 255 Times in 115 Posts
Default

NC, like TX, uses your CCW permit. Thank goodness
__________________
SWCA 3417 HF 642 NRA-TC
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #26  
Old 03-26-2020, 10:59 PM
fredj338's Avatar
fredj338 fredj338 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Kalif. usa
Posts: 6,218
Likes: 2,136
Liked 3,359 Times in 2,061 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
My doomsday, TEOWAWKI, gun is a 62 caliber or about 20 gauge Northwest Trade musket. They can outlaw primers but they can't outlaw rocks. Two hundred pounds of Kentucky cave dirt will still yield a pound of saltpetre. Kentucky supplied a good bit of gunpowder used during the War of 1812.

While limited by range, a smoothbore musket has the flexibility to kill anything that flies, walks, or crawls pretty efficiently. It is not hard to understand why the trappers and Indians used them for survival. Many of the relics found in the Rainy River on the Canadian border and part of the fur trade travel route were loaded with shot. You eat a lot better with a scatter gun.
While I can appreciate that, my apoc plan is scavanging. I can make anything go bang in any caliber. There would be lots of old & obsolete stuff in homes & shops. Gather it up, break it down, make bullets, reload for calibers you have. The revolver would return as the preeminent SD weapon becausecyou can keep your brass & run bp if you can make your own.
__________________
NRA Cert. Inst. IDPA CSO

Last edited by fredj338; 03-26-2020 at 11:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-27-2020, 11:41 AM
DR505's Avatar
DR505 DR505 is offline
US Veteran
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,823
Likes: 1,511
Liked 5,986 Times in 1,881 Posts
Default

This enforced isolation has some benefits...I pulled out all my old once-fired .45 Auto brass and cleaned it up....ended up with a 5 gallon bucket of brass! Didn't know I had collected so much. With the brass, powder, primers, and bullets I have on hand, I can likely load 8,000 rounds now.
__________________
No good deed goes unpunished.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #28  
Old 03-27-2020, 11:45 AM
LostintheOzone's Avatar
LostintheOzone LostintheOzone is offline
US Veteran
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: WA.
Posts: 2,934
Likes: 2,647
Liked 2,749 Times in 1,337 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oger View Post
I checked last week and it was 1 1/2 days min for back round checks in the land of Kate Brown.
Two weeks on my last pistol purchase here in WA. Could be longer now.
__________________
That's just somebody talkin.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-27-2020, 11:48 AM
Engineer1911's Avatar
Engineer1911 Engineer1911 is offline
US Veteran
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 5,373
Likes: 5,594
Liked 4,811 Times in 2,190 Posts
Default Getting started

Quote:
Originally Posted by DR505 View Post
This enforced isolation has some benefits...I pulled out all my old once-fired .45 Auto brass and cleaned it up....ended up with a 5 gallon bucket of brass! Didn't know I had collected so much. With the brass, powder, primers, and bullets I have on hand, I can likely load 8,000 rounds now.
That is an excellent start to a summer of shooting. Now to get the 38 spl wadcutters, 9 MM, and 40 S&W loaded.

I have decided that I've been to enough estate sales buying good bargains. I don't plan on my wife having one. She'll get the insurance policy, the guns, and lots of empty brass. I bought it, she and I will shoot it!
__________________
S&WHF 366
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #30  
Old 03-27-2020, 05:22 PM
DR505's Avatar
DR505 DR505 is offline
US Veteran
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,823
Likes: 1,511
Liked 5,986 Times in 1,881 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Engineer1911 View Post
That is an excellent start to a summer of shooting. Now to get the 38 spl wadcutters, 9 MM, and 40 S&W loaded.

I have decided that I've been to enough estate sales buying good bargains. I don't plan on my wife having one. She'll get the insurance policy, the guns, and lots of empty brass. I bought it, she and I will shoot it!
I cleaned all of the .45 Colt, .44 mag, .41 mag, .357 mag, .38 spl, 10mm, .40 S&W, and 9mm brass as well. Not near as much as the .45 ACP, but several thousand more to load. I have components for everything but the 9mm.
__________________
No good deed goes unpunished.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #31  
Old 03-27-2020, 09:16 PM
Qc Pistolero Qc Pistolero is offline
Member
Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp Well, here's one nice thing about reloading 45acp  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: 30min SE Montreal
Posts: 1,848
Likes: 145
Liked 1,329 Times in 750 Posts
Default

While the 9 is the hot thing nowadays with younguns,I think and go by the thinking that a .45 is never a mistake.
Like mentionned above,stash a minimum of 10k primers with whatever powder is needed to replenish 10ks brass in .45acp and you will be well heeled for any(close to medium range) situation that might arise.
Fun thing with good old .45 is that once you've got the brass and if you cast your own bullets,the little beast can be fed for a fraction of a penny more than a .38spl or 9.And a .45 is,well,a .45!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reloading .45acp jimmyj Reloading 21 10-12-2019 02:22 PM
Reloading .45acp jimmyj Reloading 16 04-28-2016 08:58 PM
45acp reloading cballman Reloading 30 09-08-2012 04:58 PM
Too many reloading manuals is a bad thing rodell Reloading 31 10-15-2010 02:15 PM
I like this reloading thing Bob R Reloading 1 09-09-2010 10:15 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:40 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2020
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)