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Posted: March 13 2017 at 3:31pm | IP Logged Quote RECURVE

Can't find 2400 here at all don't no why
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We have 2400 here in our area.

Kinley, you got a nice outfit!
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Thanks, Rex. Can't wait to start using it.

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Paul5388 wrote:
I recently loaded some of these 270 gr Ohaus bullets in .45 Colt.

This is the bullet Stuffit was so impressed with and it seems to work well in .45 ACP too!


How do those feed in a 1911?

When I was about 25 and just getting into bullet casting and handgun reloading, I got a mold somewhere which was a heavy, gas checked bullet for the .45 Colt. At the time I only had an AMT hardballer. I grew up casting and reloading with my Dad some, but I cast some with this on the stove with range scrap, turned out there were of a diameter that worked without sizing and I just tumble lubed them. They weighed about 165 grains as I recall, loaded with Unique, no sizing and no gas checks and the functioned and shot surprisingly well. I was too inexperienced to know any better. Guess the Lord looks after children and fools as they say.

Oddly, when I got a .45 Colt revolver and tried it in that, they all keyholed. Still haven't figured that out and shortly after got more appropriate molds for both the Colt and ACP.

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Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic. It's a kit which comes with, uh...

Okay, the box says single stage press, powder measure, scale, hand primer, reloading book, and a few more odds and ends.

Now I just need a table to put it on.


That's a good press. I picked up one along with a box of other stuff for $50 at a yard sale several years ago. I was a geographic bachelor at Fort Leavenworth and wanted a second reloading set up, but a little desk and mounted her up. I won't say I liked it as well as my Rockchucker, but it's probably just as good. Gave it along with the whole second loading set up to my oldest son when I didn't need it anymore and he loads several calibers on it as well.

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Posted: March 13 2017 at 5:23pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

$50 huh? That's, um, a little bit less than what we paid. Like I said before, I'm really looking forward to starting to use it. I got a Lee hand press thing (don't remember the proper name) a few years back and loaded up a hundred rounds or so of .38spl with some plated pills and a bit of 700x for plinking. I'm wanting to get into 44, both special and mag, as well as 9mm and 45ACP; mostly to keep prices down, but now the bug has bit me and I want to see what I can do. Yeah, sure, I want to do rifle down the road, but I figure straight walled cartridges like the 38 and 44 are where I should begin, and then move on.

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Posted: March 13 2017 at 7:36pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

It's not hard to do, but go slowly and ask a lot of questions. If you can read and follow instructions, you can handload.

Good on you for starting with a simple, quality single-stage press. A lot of guys want to get right into progressives that crank out hundreds of rounds an hour and then the mistakes happen.

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Posted: March 13 2017 at 7:51pm | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

Oh, the questions will definitely come. Like why different manuals list different starting/ max loads for the same bullet/ powders. I'm guessing different test protocols or equipment and different powder lots, but some of them show some rather large differences. Anyway, it's nice to know the forum is here and there are people willing to share experience - trumps books every time.

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Wish I had more time to come here and post! I used to
post here all the time! Every now and again I check the
place out, look up load info, etc.
I need to check it out more often!

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Posted: March 14 2017 at 4:24pm | IP Logged Quote Paul5388

Rich, it has been a while since I've shot any of those bullets, but I don't remember any problems with them.

GunNutJuell, it's good seeing you back again!

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Posted: March 16 2017 at 6:23pm | IP Logged Quote Rigmarol

I'd hate to see handloads go away.
My life has had some major changes and events that has kept me out of the reloading room and off the gun range for just about a year or so.

Everyone is ok, just life kicking the crap out of my son and making it difficult for my other kids.

All are grown and have families of their own but it's tough going out and spending money on hobbies when there is so much needed in their lives.

I hate excuses but there it is, my excuse is real life has gotten in between me and Handloads and my reloading and shooting.

I still have plenty of blessings to count each day so no problems there, just not enough time left in the day.



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Posted: March 16 2017 at 7:26pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

A man has to have priorities and as much as we all like to shoot, family has to come first. The guns and range will still be there when things settle down.

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