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it looks like theres plenty of reloaders here it may be pretty handy, especialy since i see a bunch have just started recently, i know i had all sorts of questions and still do at times.
 

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Hey Creepyrat. I haven't been reloading that long myself. Ask anything you want and if I don't know the answer I know people who do. Might take me a few mintues or an hour or so but we will get you a answer. I am telling you that you will enjoy the heck out of it once you get started.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Baldy

Hey Creepyrat. I haven't been reloading that long myself. Ask anything you want and if I don't know the answer I know people who do. Might take me a few mintues or an hour or so but we will get you a answer. I am telling you that you will enjoy the heck out of it once you get started.
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It's a fun activity and with the price of factory ammo going up all the time, it's economical too.

The thing about it that I really like is that I can load a few of a certain load/bullet and test it. If it doesn't suit me then I'm not out the price of a full box of factory ammo. You can also load bullet weights that are not always available in retail stores too.
 

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That's the way I do it too Ledberel. On my.45s I load 10 for my 10 round magizine, and test them. On my .357/.38s I load 11. 6 for the Phython, and 5 for SP101. That's all I need to tell If I like them or not. I do know my guns real well, and I don't need to test a lot.
 

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Nice that you have a Python Baldy. Those are nice shooting guns and have a nice precision lockwork....you're a lucky man.
 

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Thanks Ledberel. My wife bought me that new in 1978. She paid $376 for it and a box of shells. I would never let that gun go for any amount of money. It is the best shooter I have ever shot,and I have shot a lot.
 

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I'm just now getting set to reload. It's been about 15 years since I have done any. I bought a RCBS Rock Chucker
yesterday & spent the morning running to the lumber yard & building the bench. I'll add a Dillon 550 next month. That should do for awhile. Of course, I'll have to load some 12 & 20ga stuff, but that will have to wait for awhile. All of my re-loading equipment was stolen back then & I never replaced it because I didn't shoot much anymore. That has changed a lot lately! After a trip to Wichita to Sportsman's warehouse in the morning & I'll be ready to whip up some 45's! (Maby I should go now, It's only 1 hour from here to there.) I'll probably need advise from you re-loader's. Probably a lot of it. It's good to know youre there to help! I was gonna' get the Dillon first but changed my mind. I started with the Rock Chucker & decided to replace the one I lost so long ago with a new one.
 

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quote:Originally posted by kansas45

I'm just now getting set to reload. It's been about 15 years since I have done any. I bought a RCBS Rock Chucker
yesterday & spent the morning running to the lumber yard & building the bench.

I'll probably need advise from you re-loader's. Probably a lot of it. It's good to know youre there to help! I was gonna' get the Dillon first but changed my mind. I started with the Rock Chucker & decided to replace the one I lost so long ago with a new one.
Welcome back to the club! Feel free to ask any questions you have, I'm sure someone on here will have an answer for you and be happy to help you out.

Post some pics of your bench.
 

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O.K. I got my re-loading area ready, work bench with a big drawer, peg-board back & top shelf. Big metal desk from the Air Force Base in Wichita & I finished the loading bench Saturday. Attached the Rock Chucker & it's solid. Drove to The Sportsmans Wharehouse this morning to buy some bullet's & more powder. Got some other stuff also. Got back home at noon. Now I'm ready to do some 45acp ammo. OH,NO! The RCBS Carbide 45acp die set didn't come with a lock nut for the seater plug! I guess I'll run over to the Bullet Stop @ lunch time tomorrow & get one there. If they don't have one I'll have to drive from the west side of Wichita to the far east side in 5'oclock traffic & go back to Sportsman Warehouse. So far, this re-loading hobby isn't as much fun & relaxing as I remember it to be! At least the 2hr drive to Wichita & back this morning was nice.
 

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If it was RCBS stuff he should have given them a call. I was a dummy and lost a part to my Partner press. I called and explained my error so I could get the part number for the replacement. They just wanted my address. I realized a second later that I was trying to argue my way when they just wanted to be awesome. I use a lot of Lee stuff because I like it, but big green still makes some good stuff and some unique stuff. And their customer service and support is top notch. Not the Lee's is bad, just giving credit where it's due.
 

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Re: SR 1911's

it looks like theres plenty of reloaders here it may be pretty handy, especialy since i see a bunch have just started recently, i know i had all sorts of questions and still do at times.
Congrats!
 

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I make up lots of ammo for my wildcat and other cartridges - each one fits into a special application and need using a particular rifle, scope, bullet, powder and so on. Availability of components is a big factor and being able to make up my own ammo helps with some shortages.

All this is done on a 37 YO Rockchucker press.

Last trip into the local gun store showed me enough fixings to make up 6.5-06 loads - .6.5 140 gr bullets, .270 W brass, H1000 powder, and Rem 9 1/2 primers. They had no .30-06 or .308 brass, no .308 bullets except for some 200 gr match bullets, no H4350, Varget, IMR 4064 or powders well suited for .308 or .30-06, no 7mm bullets, no .270 bullets, no .224 or 6mm bullets except for expensive bonded core & mono metal types.

The 6.5-06 and .20 Practical are examples of the benefits of handloading during these times.
 
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