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Any member here reload ammo?
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 AM

 

looking for hard cast lead well made handgun calibers. Haven’t reloaded in a long time and just recently started again. I used to shop thru Shotgun News but seems they are long gone. Local store selection is VERY minimal.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:32 PM

No. But I plan to start next year after I retire and move into a new home. I have most of what I need to start.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:58 PM

stikpusher

No. But I plan to start next year after I retire and move into a new home. I have most of what I need to start.

 

its a fun hobby. One can tune up any load and much cheaper than factory ammo. Which set up you have, Single stage, Semi or full progressive?

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:10 PM

I have no idea. My old neighbor gave me all his stuff several years ago when he and his wife were divorcing. I’m guessing it is single stage. 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:43 PM

I hope The press is lubed. My RCBS press froze after being in storage After a few years. It took me a while to loosen the mechanism.

He probably gave you a loading book but get a current one that has updated loading data, very important.

Shoot me a pm if you need help with anything.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:47 PM

No, that’s one big thing that I lack- any sort of instruction manual. If we move to Arizona as planned, we have an extended family member there who  reloads and I was planning on hitting him up for guidance.

Thanks for your offer. With the cost of ammo nowadays, I definitely need to get into this activity. 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:27 PM

Try midway USA or cheaper than dirt they may have what your looking for .

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:28 PM

Ok that’s great. It’s a lot easier when someone is there to guide you along. I learned from another guy in my squad back in the 70s  who walked me thru the basics .

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:47 PM

crown r n7

Try midway USA or cheaper than dirt they may have what your looking for .

 

 

Thanks crown. 

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:58 PM
We have one of the biggest gun shows come through the state. The Indianapolis 1500, I stock up once a year. Barnes is a good company I use for most pistol rounds. I buy Hornady for .30cal to reload 30-06 for my M1 Garand. Then for target rounds like wad cutters for 9mm, .45cal, etc I buy off of independent casters at the show getting around 200 rounds pretty cheap plus your helping a guy live his dream lol. With the w/c if your just out plinking they are the best but if your going for total accuracy then I use the same round that you plan to carry on you. Oh and 556 for my AR I just buy tulammo at $125 for 500 rounds you can't reload it cheaper than that, it's steel case so you can't reload it anyway but I've never had a problem with the stuff.

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:07 PM

I'm not certain exactly what you have in mind, but I have made purchases in the past from a small outfit a few hours down the road from me, but it's been rifle caliber components and I can't really comment on their pistol caliber bullets because I haven't used them.  I have liked what I've used and can recommend them as a friendly company with a solid product.

https://www.montanabulletworks.com

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:24 PM

Rambo

I reload many calibers, 30/06 for my Garand and Remington ’03A3, .30 ball for my M1 carbines, .303, 30/30, 30 Russian R .223, 45 acp, .380, 38 Super, 9mm and .38/.357 for my Colts and SWs. 

I’ve heard that Steel cases tend to be hard on the extractor . My buddy was shooting his Inland Carbine and the Wolf steel case .30 busted his extractor. I have shot about 500 rounds of Wolf steel cased carbine without an issue. Maybe the Tula ammo is better made than Wolf.

I haven’t been to a gunshow in ages so that is another reloading source I forgot about.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:27 PM

KnightTemplar5150

I'm not certain exactly what you have in mind, but I have made purchases in the past from a small outfit a few hours down the road from me, but it's been rifle caliber components and I can't really comment on their pistol caliber bullets because I haven't used them.  I have liked what I've used and can recommend them as a friendly company with a solid product.

https://www.montanabulletworks.com

 

thanks! I’ll give them a look. Sometimes one gets better selection and prices from smaller places.

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 19, 2019 3:38 PM
Tul is surplus Russian all their stuff is steel case, gun smithing is another one of my hobbies all parts wear out eventually, I built a Bulgarian circle 10 ak74 converted to 5.56 from Russian 5.45 I've put around 3000 rounds of Tul through it in the last 5 years never had a single problem with it or the ammo. One thing I do have problems finding is 8mm for my 1943 Kar 98k

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:16 PM

Rambo
Tul is surplus Russian all their stuff is steel case, gun smithing is another one of my hobbies all parts wear out eventually, I built a Bulgarian circle 10 ak74 converted to 5.56 from Russian 5.45 I've put around 3000 rounds of Tul through it in the last 5 years never had a single problem with it or the ammo. One thing I do have problems finding is 8mm for my 1943 Kar 98k
 

Which manufacturer you have? I have an all matching DOU43.

I remember when Turk 8mm was $10 for each bandoleer delivered.  I have plenty of 8mm that I bought when it was dirt cheap. A spam can of 1,000 Yugo 1970’s production delivered for under $100!! I have several K98 bringbacks so they need plenty of food to digest. Remember the RC  Mausers when they first came out? They are not cheap anymore.

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:53 PM

I have a DOU dated 1943 it's not all matching I got it dirt cheap some one who owned it before me sporterized the stock, so I bedded a used stock to her plus used bands don't know the origins of them. I also have a reproduction scope on her I hope to replace that one day with a original. I also have a Russian capture that when I have some free time I'm going to start working on. It still has the original markings plus the X on the side it's dated 44 and Czech

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:11 PM

If you really get into going through a lot of cast bullets, you might think about getting a pot and molds for whatever calibers, and casting your own.  Wheelweights will give you a semi hardcast slug.

Of course the usual disclaimer of melting and casting to be done in a well ventilated area.

Used to reload.357 and.44 years ago.  May have to start again....bill going through our state legislature to impose background check for ammunition, along with a 20 round limit in a 30 day period.  Makes it tough when you go through 100 rounds a month in .38/.357, .45, 9mm, and .380.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:32 PM

goldhammer

If you really get into going through a lot of cast bullets, you might think about getting a pot and molds for whatever calibers, and casting your own.  Wheelweights will give you a semi hardcast slug.

Of course the usual disclaimer of melting and casting to be done in a well ventilated area.

Used to reload.357 and.44 years ago.  May have to start again....bill going through our state legislature to impose background check for ammunition, along with a 20 round limit in a 30 day period.  Makes it tough when you go through 100 rounds a month in .38/.357, .45, 9mm, and .380.

 

Yea GH I saw that proposed bill which is ridiculous. I'm sure criminals and wackos will follow the law to the letter. Any chance of that passing?

I rather get the bullets done already, one less step in the reloading process that I have to do.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:56 PM

Rambo

I have a DOU dated 1943 it's not all matching I got it dirt cheap some one who owned it before me sporterized the stock, so I bedded a used stock to her plus used bands don't know the origins of them. I also have a reproduction scope on her I hope to replace that one day with a original. I also have a Russian capture that when I have some free time I'm going to start working on. It still has the original markings plus the X on the side it's dated 44 and Czech

 

So your RC is a DOT44 then?

My DOU45 looks brand new with a shiny bore. I did remove the Russian red shellac from the wood with denatured alcohol. I didn't want to do that but the shellac was flaking off in chunks every time you grabbed the stock. I also used denatured alcohol to remove the Russian black protective paint on the metal. What is unusual is that being made in 1945 so late in the war it was blued and not phosphated. I have a Karl Gustloff 1944 K98 (BCD44) that is phosphated in grey, silver and green. Phosphate was the German equivalent to US parkerazing.

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:19 PM

Probable, one party has a super majority in both houses, but not enough to make quorum rules if all but one of the other party boycott and don't show for votes.  They start the 5 month session on Tuesday,  not yet scheduled for hearings.

Governor would sign in a heartbeat

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:24 PM

KnightTemplar5150

I'm not certain exactly what you have in mind, but I have made purchases in the past from a small outfit a few hours down the road from me, but it's been rifle caliber components and I can't really comment on their pistol caliber bullets because I haven't used them.  I have liked what I've used and can recommend them as a friendly company with a solid product.

https://www.montanabulletworks.com

 

KT

Thanks a bunch!! This is just what I was looking for and their shipping rates are very cheap. Heck they even cast rifle bullets. Thanks again!! Beer

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:47 PM

goldhammer

Probable, one party has a super majority in both houses, but not enough to make quorum rules if all but one of the other party boycott and don't show for votes.  They start the 5 month session on Tuesday,  not yet scheduled for hearings.

Governor would sign in a heartbeat

 

Isn't that illegal? That sounds like ininfringement on your rights, I'm glad I live in Indiana.

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Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:01 PM

Yeah it's a DOT for the BRNO factory. They kept making them way after the war but it's dated 44 and has all the German proof stamps. The guy I got it from got it from a company called mitchell mauser a importer of RC K98s. All the main parts are in good shape with the black paint on them the bore and chamber look brand new the bolt is striped with a shellac over it. The stock is bright blonde with a heavy shellac it makes it look like it isn't a mauser it's also missing a band clip and the front band is being held on with a screw instead. When I get some time I'm going to refinish the stock that will go along way to making it look great and already have a new band clip. I know hardcore collectors look down their nose at RC k98 but with a bit of love they can look great and for me well I love to shoot them so it dosn't matter if it was a RC or not. Same way with my M1 Garand it was a CMP but it's a all matching Springfield. Also have a built Romanian PSL that collectors hate since it's not matching.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:35 PM

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:09 AM

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Any posts online are now data mined.

 

 

 

Indeed... Big Brother is watching. 

 

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Posted by mawright20 on Monday, January 21, 2019 4:20 PM
I reload for a wide variety of rifle calibers and 9mm/.38/.357. Load nearly all my own hunting ammo, as someone has stated this allows to 'tune' to individual firearms. I have a shooting range friend here in Colorado Spring who owns his own company that produces polymer coated handgun bullets for reloading. I use his bullets in my practice/steel challenge meets. His company is Eggleston Munitions. (https://www.egglestonmunitions.com)
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 21, 2019 9:20 PM

mawright20
I reload for a wide variety of rifle calibers and 9mm/.38/.357. Load nearly all my own hunting ammo, as someone has stated this allows to 'tune' to individual firearms. I have a shooting range friend here in Colorado Spring who owns his own company that produces polymer coated handgun bullets for reloading. I use his bullets in my practice/steel challenge meets. His company is Eggleston Munitions. (https://www.egglestonmunitions.com)
 

Thanks will check the company out.

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