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  1. Ammunition and Reloading
    I ran a batch of 50 357 magnums to work up a load. I made 4 different loadings. I bought some plated 158 grain bullets, Round nose flat point, from XTreme bullets. I later learned that plated bullets should be kept under 1200 FPS, but that is okay for me at the moment. Due to limited powder...
  2. Ammunition and Reloading
    I've got a pile of about 1200 9mm rounds I made up a few months back when I opened the boxes up I'm seeing some like rust on the brass cases. Any ideas what's going on? I store reloads in old factory boxes in trays. Could this be from touching the cases during the loading process without gloves...
  3. Laws and Politics - Firearms/Self Defense/Weapons
    I remember reading years ago that using reloads for self defense rounds is a very, very bad idea. Has anything changed on that front?
  4. Ammunition and Reloading
    Does anybody on here reload for self-defense purposes or do you all prescribe to the "use factory ammo" theory. I've been thinking it would be nice to practice more with what I carry but with the cost of ammo it's very prohibitive. On the other hand, if I reloaded I could shoot a lot more...
  5. Off-Topic
    My son started his first solo reload batch last night. 150 rounds of .30-30 in the works. Inspection, lube and sized last night. He even picked out the reject brass by himself. Most important thing; no stuck cases! I've been teaching him how to read the dial calipers. Tonight he measures...
  6. Ammunition and Reloading
    I have this in the ammo for sale thread, but seeing the I don't have much info I thought I would put it here also. Once I have prices It will be in the other thread. Just trying to see if there is interest. The 38/357 might be taken in the other thread My friend's dad past away last week and...
  7. Ammo and Reloading Equipment For Sale
    My friend's dad past away last week and he has A LOT of reloaded ammo. My buddy asked if I new anybody that would use the reloads. My friend is not a gun guy and he goes home to Florida Monday so he would like to clean some of list out. He sent me a list I don't have anymore infomation or...
  8. Ammunition and Reloading
    Is there anyone out there that sells reloads? I am looking for ammunition using the Barns Varmit Gernade (.223 50 grain).
  9. Gun.Deals
    Ultramax Reloads 1000 rds. .357 SIG 125-gr. - $246.81 or $260.59 after Coupon Speer Lawman Clean - Fire .357 Sig 125 - gr. 1000 Rounds - $345.99 or 364.99 after Coupon
  10. Gun.Deals
    Ammo .40 S&W FMJ 180 Grain 500 Round Box 960 FPS Reloads - $113.69 + $20 S/H Winchester® USA - .40S&W 165-gr. FMJ 100 Rnds - $28.49
  11. Ammunition and Reloading
    What do you guys use for powder and primers when reloading handgun calibers. I'm going to be reloading 9mm, .40S&W, 45 ACP, .38 Special and .357 Magnum
  12. Firearms in the News
    Bloomberg reloads in push for gun control NEW YORK (Reuters) - Among the slick, million-dollar ads for the likes of Pepsi and Honda during the Super Bowl this Sunday, viewers in Washington will see a far more modest spot. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be...
  13. Ammunition and Reloading
    Made 20 223 rounds and headed to the range this morning for testing. I ran through the first magazine without a hitch, no problems. During the second magazine someone on the line wanted to set a target and I needed to clear the AR, I had a very tough time manually ejecting the cartridge in the...
  14. Ammunition and Reloading
    Does anyone sell reloaded ammo? I have a supply of ammo in .40 caliber that I do not shoot and would like to part with it. But I am unsure of the the legality of selling reloads. Is this something that is ok to do, or would I be better off not selling? I really have no desire to buy a pistol in...
  15. General Firearms
    Just stopped by and the 9mm is 24.95/100 , .40 is 29.99/100. Still more than Walmart but they have them in stock!
  16. Ammunition and Reloading
    I'm loading some .223 68 gr. match BTHP with varget powder. First I checked online to see what everyone is using. I got lots of different loads but most people seem to be at about 25.5 gr of varget with that bullet. Then I checked the hornady book and they listed 22.9 to 24.9 grains. Online...
  17. Ammunition and Reloading
    Any reloaders here? I think I'm going to get into this around X-mas time.