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45 acp reload or Not

Information on reloading for precision or money saving, equpiment to use, powder and primer suggestions, all welcome

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Postby JohnFH » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:45 pm

punisher wrote:Thats weird!!!! I refreshed the page and its not there anymore.

No i have not been drinking or anything or anything else!!!


Maybe you should start :wink:


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Postby punisher » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:47 pm

I only drink on Fridays.
Now back to 45 acp reload tuning :P
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Postby JohnFH » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:53 pm

I have to cast another 1000 or so bullets so I can reload
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Postby CTSixshot » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:58 am

Don't over think the issue, newguy.
With sound reloading procedures, your reloads should be as good as anything off the shelf. Whether cast bullets or fairly-priced plated or jacketed (Berrys/Precision Delta), you'll be able to brew reloads in .45 ACP that will keep you well supplied for less mulah.
LIke JohnFH does, the inexpensive LSWC and a few grains of Clays, WST, Bullseye, ...whichever... will get you over a thousand loads per pound of powder.

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Postby newguy » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:02 am

Ya i think i might do it just after i get a progressive or turret press. See if i can get one as a birthday gift. Sorta a good excuse to ask for one is that i am going to use it for my dad pistol rounds :lol:

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Postby Mopar » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:21 am

Progressive presses may be faster then a turret, but they are usually a pain to change over and get up and running with a new caliber.so much so that most people end up with a separate press for each caliber. Turrets are slower, but most are very easy to change calibers. Most can be changed in a few seconds. I would suggest the turret first (the Lee classic cast is a great choice for the money), then buy a progressive for whatever you load the most of.
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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:29 am

Looks like I am going to get the Lee Progressive 1000 already setup for 45 acp. As my birthday gift from my folks. So looks like I will be pretty much set I am happy they asked me what I wanted I thought they were gonna say no but lucky me they didn't and CABELAS has it on sale too

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:42 am

What a deal!
Have fun...

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:47 am

Ya since it already comes with the dies looks like i will have a extra set of 45acp dies

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Postby JohnFH » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:04 am

you can always use an extra set, this way you can do small test batches if you need without breaking down your press
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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:08 am

Good point I just hope i have enough room on my bench to put progressive along side my single stage press and still have room to work

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Postby GreggAndrews » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:51 pm

Mopar wrote:Progressive presses may be faster then a turret, but they are usually a pain to change over and get up and running with a new caliber.so much so that most people end up with a separate press for each caliber. Turrets are slower, but most are very easy to change calibers. Most can be changed in a few seconds. I would suggest the turret first (the Lee classic cast is a great choice for the money), then buy a progressive for whatever you load the most of.


Just my honest opinion, progressive presses can be real a-holes on days they aren't happy.

Ask me how I know. :lol:
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Postby Mike_Diako » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:39 pm

GreggAndrews wrote:
Mopar wrote:Progressive presses may be faster then a turret, but they are usually a pain to change over and get up and running with a new caliber.so much so that most people end up with a separate press for each caliber. Turrets are slower, but most are very easy to change calibers. Most can be changed in a few seconds. I would suggest the turret first (the Lee classic cast is a great choice for the money), then buy a progressive for whatever you load the most of.


Just my honest opinion, progressive presses can be real a-holes on days they aren't happy.

Ask me how I know. :lol:


My Lee Pro1000 is a BITCH when the primer feed is acting up. I am honestly surprised I haven't lit one off with some of the jams I've had. Other than that, it runs great though.
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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:36 pm

punisher wrote:Ya 45acp is expensive and seems to be going up.
50 rounds of regular target seems to be going for around $18 for 50.
The defense rounds for like $20 ive seen for like $30 and up.

I dont reload but id imagine you guys that reload can press out alot more than 20 defense for $30?



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...although I can't say that I've seen any Speer GDHP in 230 grain in years.

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Postby GreggAndrews » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:28 pm

Mike_Diako wrote:
GreggAndrews wrote:
Mopar wrote:Progressive presses may be faster then a turret, but they are usually a pain to change over and get up and running with a new caliber.so much so that most people end up with a separate press for each caliber. Turrets are slower, but most are very easy to change calibers. Most can be changed in a few seconds. I would suggest the turret first (the Lee classic cast is a great choice for the money), then buy a progressive for whatever you load the most of.


Just my honest opinion, progressive presses can be real a-holes on days they aren't happy.

Ask me how I know. :lol:


My Lee Pro1000 is a BITCH when the primer feed is acting up. I am honestly surprised I haven't lit one off with some of the jams I've had. Other than that, it runs great though.


The most I can say is, Dillon decapping pins for some reason, like to get caught up on the base of the brass and bend like crazy! Right now I'm working on a Dillon 1050XL set up for .45acp; works A-OK, just have to pay attention to the machine and how it stages itself for each round. Some machines run really really awesome, and some are total PITA's.
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