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Old 10-16-2006, 11:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I reloaded when I shot because my cost per box of .45 went from $11 to $3.50. Also, like Carter, I prefer a lighter load when I'm punching holes in paper and reloading allows you to find the load your gun prefers. It's a great way to relax and also to learn another side of shooting well. Just be sure that if you decide to do it you commit the time to learn to do it right. You are playing with explosives, and any mistake can be serious.

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Old 10-16-2006, 11:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah , they told me the price was going to gun up cause of some mistake, so i bought all they had left.

for stuff like 7.62x39 and .303 i buy in bulk but it is almost impassable to fin 303 around here for some reason.

when i order 7.62x39 i get wolf(its dirt cheap) but you cant reload the steel shell.the good brass stuff is way to expensive.

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Old 10-16-2006, 11:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah... Wolf ammo.. no reloading, but cheap.

A lot of ammo is cheap enough so reloading isn't really needed.... But the larger loads, 40, 44, and 45 are still expensive for good rounds. Even Wolf 45 ammo is close to $10 a box (50 rounds)

And when I shoot 100 rounds about every Saturday, it adds up.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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my dad orders a few cases of wolf 45 a month,


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Old 10-16-2006, 11:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've had no good luck with Wolf...I shoot mostly Winchester target loads through my .45, but it's still 230 grains.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Reload on and off depending on what I'm shooting. .243 has encouraged me to reload with its ridiculous price per box now. Get a good book for reloading and follow its instructions until you get the hang of it and you will be fine. Oh yea, be sure to get a case trimmer, a good one at that it is worth its weight in gold.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i haven't reloaded for any pistol rounds, but i've reloaded for several different rifle cartridges. handloads can really tighten up your shot groups.

as SSniper13 said, "Just be sure that if you decide to do it you commit the time to learn to do it right.". there's lots of great books out there to give you knowledge.

one simple rule in reloading you always need to remember is, a heavier bullet requires less powder than a lighter bullet.

www.midwayusa.com is a great place to buy reloading supplies.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:51 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Ive heard that wolf steel can be re-loaded, but not as many times as the brass (expecially on the AK where each shell gets nicked on the way out)
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:17 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I got into reloading mainly because I shoot comp rifle. It is a whole hell of a lot more consistent not to mention cheaper. I load .223 Rem, .45 ACP, .38/.357. If you start take your time and becareful. I'll get pic of my loading set up and post it for ya some time.
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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one book that i Highly reccomend for any rifle shooter is "Handloading for Competition" written by Glen D. Zediker. i own and have read quite a few books on reloading including the the manuals put out by major bullet manufacturers i.e. Nosler, Speer, Sierra ect., but the book by Zediker is the best book i've ever read. you first need to know the basics before reading the book, but once you know the basics Zediker's book will take you to the next level.

here's a link to the book. http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=875590
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