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Posted: October 04 2018 at 7:35pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Off that side track to why I originally
posted in this thread:

The gun I bought to fit range pickup brass
was a 40-S&W. I take home buckets of
unsorted range brass from one local range
whenever I go by automobile rather then
bicycle. Broom and extended handle
dustpan so I don't have to bend over are
standard equipment. Then later when
sitting on my couch and watching that big
screen thing on the wall I sort through
it.

Well I eventually over the years I ended
up with almost a full 5-gallon bucket of
40-S&W brass and I had already given away
as much of the stuff to people I knew
locally who reloaded that cartridge as I
could.

So I finally broke down and bought a
HiPoint carbine in that chambering. At
least in that carbine that chambering
isn't as bad as I have believed it to be.
I've always been a 10mm and 45-ACP guy you
see and liked the 9mm and 380 for some
applications but considered to 40 to be
this worthless thing in between that
either wore out or blew up 9mm sized guns
or did not fully use the potential of 10mm
and 45-ACP size guns. But at least in a
carbine it ain't too bad. Can use most
all of the same bullet molds as for my
10mm collection just has a little less
recoil and a little less velocity but with
a long gun length barrel it is noticeably
easier on the ears then 10mm especially
with heavy cast bullet loads with the
right powder charge. If I actually went
through the NFA hastle I think it would
actually be a good candidate for putting a
can on.

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Posted: October 06 2018 at 6:44am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

When a friend thought he was going to compete with 40 cal I was reloading for him and bought a police trade in S&W M&P 40 to test with. He decided not to compete so I haven't used it to much but do have a better feel for 40 cal. It's not as bad as I thought in general and at the price these day's it's not a bad way to go. Craig

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Posted: October 16 2018 at 1:54pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

In an effort to do something reloading related I sorted brass out of a mixed Tupperware type container and guess what? 10MM brass came out and was the most in there. Like 60 or so empties. It's hard to find and I am not sure where they came from but I also don't care. Some 38sp and 357 like a few. Also a few misc rifle empties. It's nice to clean up and sort as I go. Craig

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Posted: October 16 2018 at 2:53pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

I did find a single 38 super empty and compared it to other rounds as I don't shoot 38 super, Anyway it is closed to 40 cal I feel, and am glade I never messed with it. Craig

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Posted: October 16 2018 at 9:05pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Desert Eagle41 wrote:
I did find a
single 38 super empty and compared it to
other rounds as I don't shoot 38 super,
Anyway it is closed to 40 cal I feel, and
am glade I never messed with it.
Craig


When it first came out the 38-super did
have a reason and a purpose. Namely it
allowed reliable barrier penetration far
beyond what the 45-ACP was capable of and
nearly as good as a 357 service revolver
for those that preferred to pack the 1911
platform instead of a revolver.

Now days though improvements in 9mm
capabilities (especially the NATO spec.
loads) and the 357-Sig pretty much make it
an obscelesant choice.

Except for of course owners of the legacy
firearms chambered for the 38-super. I
see no reason to buy a new gun in that
chambering though.

Edited by turbo1889 on October 16 2018 at 9:06pm


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Posted: October 16 2018 at 9:22pm | IP Logged Quote M700

What to load?

Dang... Normally I just load whatever I might need.

Am I low on something? Is it something I shoot often or might want to shoot soon? If so, I load some.

Unless I just want to play around with some new loads, I likely won't load any hunting rifle ammo for some time. Our seasons are about done, and I've got a fair bit of ammo for the 25-06, the 30-06 and even the 30-30 already loaded.

I would like to load some more cast bullet ammo for the 30-30 though... Those were FUN to shoot.

Re handguns. Seems like I'm always cranking out more 45 ACP & 38 Special... No shortage of them, or the components to make more of them.

The 44 mag though.. Couple of years ago I loaded up a fair bit of that stuff, and now, I don't seem to have much left. I don't remember any protracted range sessions with it. Am guessing I just took it to the range often enough to work my way through several boxes. Huh. Interesting. So... Ya, I may well load up some more 44 mag ammo pretty soon. Probably displace the 38 dies from my press for a while.

When I'm burning a lot of 22 rimfire, I don't load much of anything!

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Posted: October 17 2018 at 12:14am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

I really need to cast up and tumble lube a
bucket each of 395 and 41 hard cast balls
and then load them up as 410 tri-ball
loads (395's for choked guns and the
41'sfor true cylinder bore).

Somehow I'm all the way down to only what
is loaded in my Saiga-410 mags for the
full bore version and only one 50 box of
the choked gun version. I normally try to
keep a supply of several hundred of each
of those on hand at all times since they
are the most effective all around 410 load
I've been able to develop especially out
of the Saiga.

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Posted: October 18 2018 at 5:39am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

.45 Colt and .44spl. I paper patched some 240 gr. cast hollow points for the .44, I need to load those up and see how they shoot.

I haven't loaded any .45 Colt in a while, but the bullet I got for the .45ACP should work well,a 215 gr. RNFP, those should be pretty pleasant to shoot in my .45 Redhawk.

The last time I found any brass lying on the ground, I picked up a box of .45ACP, 100+ 9mm and 18 .30-06 cases.

Not a real range, just an old rock pit, not much shooting activity there this year, it is being used as a log dump.


Back during the ammo/component shortage, It seemed like I was finding more .40 S&W brass than anything else, and for some reason the local retailers had .40 ammunition when they had nothing else, that was as close as I came to buying a .40 S&W.


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Posted: October 22 2018 at 7:33am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Well John I bought a Cherokee single shot when Ohio went to straight wall case OK for deer hunting etc. Shot it a few times and hand loaded it a few times then lost all interest in it. That's my story for 45 long Colt!!!! Craig

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Posted: October 25 2018 at 6:52am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Craig

I have more guns chambered in .45 Colt than any other caliber.

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Posted: October 25 2018 at 6:57am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

John I am the same way with 9MM. One just seemed to lead to another and I woke up one day to 8 or 10 of them. I do love to shoot them though. Craig

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Posted: October 25 2018 at 9:44am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Craig

Once I got into loading for the 9mm, that seems like what I do the most.

A recent project has been to find the minimum load for the 9 that will reliably function the action.

With my 95 gr. RNFP bullet that seems to be 4.5 gr of BE. I have only tried that load in one of my 9s, they function, the cases are right at my feet, and accuracy seem to be good. Using the "Reduced Load" calculator, the projected velocity for that round is 1200 fps.

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Posted: October 25 2018 at 10:31am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

I have loaded down to 5.5 of power pistol for 115g jhp and it worked but I like 6.3 and now the max by Alliant is 6.7 or so. Hey BTW I was cleaning up today and came across like 8 or so 41AE empties. It's like finding gold although I think 41AE brass is worth more!!!! He He. Craig

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Posted: October 25 2018 at 10:52am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Must be a mind set, anytime I find brass in one of my calibers, it is cause for celebration...!
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Posted: October 25 2018 at 12:41pm | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Well finding 9MM doesn't do it for me as I am sown to 100,000 or so but 41AE isn't available anywhere anymore!! Craig

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Posted: October 26 2018 at 6:05am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Craig

Here is a link to a reloading supply place that has .41AE brass, It looks like $53 and change for 100 cases. Cheaper than buffalo Arms that want a dollar per case.

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Posted: October 26 2018 at 7:44am | IP Logged Quote Desert Eagle41

Thanks boy at those prices I better not loose any!!! Ya know I have about 800 IMI loaded rounds that Setso sent me and I am just afraid to shoot them as I never can find the brass. I am building a brass catcher of sorts and will keep everyone updated on that. It would solve all my brass problems. Craig

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BTW those prices are per 50. They make a vague discussion about calling for case quantities but you know how much am I really going to shoot this gun??? Craig

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Posted: October 27 2018 at 5:44am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

You could stand in a tent and shoot out the door..:)

Every few loadings of semi-auto brass I run the cases through the tumbler, makes them easier to find.
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I also thought about a tent but thought it might be destroyed by vandals. It took me awhile to figure the second part of your response about the brass on the ground but figured it out as they are shiny after cleaned so you can see them. Good concept!! I really need to start a thread on what to reload next as I went through my stock and don't need anything and have way to much of some rounds. It's been back to non stop rain so I can't even shoot to need some. Wait isn't there already a thread about this??Ha Ha. Craig

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