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Old 01-11-2009, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Interesting thred and educational! After a trip to the gun show yesterday I'm going to half to learn how to reload. Flippin ammo is getting EXPENSIVE.
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Interesting thred and educational! After a trip to the gun show yesterday I'm going to half to learn how to reload. Flippin ammo is getting EXPENSIVE.
I know reloading components, like gun powder, bullets and primers have gone up in price, but brass cases have gone up more than anything else for some reason.

I hope the Democrats have learned a lesson from 1994, and they won't listen to anti-gun activists like Sarah Brady. I also hope the few pro-second amendment Democrats will silence their anti-gun cohorts in the House and Senate.

If Obama and the Democrats concentrate on more important items, like fixing the economy, then prices for ammo and reloading components will stabilize.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Interesting thred and educational! After a trip to the gun show yesterday I'm going to half to learn how to reload. Flippin ammo is getting EXPENSIVE.
I was just watching the instructional video I got when I bought my Dillon press. It showed how to set up the press, but also how to adjust all the dies, measure powder, check cartridge length, and all the other details related to reloading, with the exception of component selection. Even if you don't get one of their presses, I would recommend the video, at least to show you how to set up your operation. I learned a lot from it the first time I watched it a few years back, and relearned some of that same stuff again (that I'd since forgotten).
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:56 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I've been thinking, I wonder if a guy that wants to work up some high power .45 Colt loads can get around the case strength issues by trimming .454 Casul cases to Colt length and using them as the platform? The Casul and the Colt are the same other than OAL so.... hmmmm
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I still want to buy the revolver that fires 45/70's
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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To answer NVplumbers question: Yeah, you can do that, but make sure the hot loads don't find their way into older revolvers - I'd rather see this as an excuse to buy a Freedom Arms .454...but there is no technical reason you couldn't trim .454 brass to .45 Colt length.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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jdavid93225, thank for mentioning the instructional video from Dillon. We spend many days calling them trying to get our ammo to come out right. They never mentioned a video. I went online and bought it for our press. Our press was working great when we first got it, but now the ammo isn't coming out right and we are constantly making adjustments to try to get them right. Three come our fine and then the next few don't fit into the case gage. Between adjusting the bell & the crimp, I'm going crazy!
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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To answer NVplumbers question: Yeah, you can do that, but make sure the hot loads don't find their way into older revolvers - I'd rather see this as an excuse to buy a Freedom Arms .454...but there is no technical reason you couldn't trim .454 brass to .45 Colt length.
All the .45 Colts I own are new high strength guns so the biggest thing I would need to do is seperate the trimmers from the regulars. The biggest issues with hot Colt loads have always been case strength and this seems to be a simple answer. I've never heard of anyone doing this but the theory seems sound. Of course just buying a Casul is a good thing to then I could shoot BOTH.. Lol You are EVIL Mitch
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I wonder if the new .45 cal Taurus Judge will chamber .45-70? It will chamber a 3" .410 shotshell.
I have an 1894 Winchester in .45 Long Colt. It will blow a watermelon to shreds at 50 yds.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: California
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Interesting thred and educational! After a trip to the gun show yesterday I'm going to half to learn how to reload. Flippin ammo is getting EXPENSIVE.
There was no ammo at our last gun show other than a few guys selling some old military stuff, the main supplier said he was out. I'm glad I have my reloading supplies built up.
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