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Old 09-17-2010, 11:43   #26
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Do you guys use 45 ACP dies adjusted down or do you use 45 GAP dies? Which ones?
I don't reload, but IIRC, everybody uses .45ACP dies and adjusts them down. I figure, if you reload a lot, and reload both calibers, you might want to get two sets of .45 dies and have one pre-adjusted to the OAL specs for GAP. Or something.
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Old 09-17-2010, 15:03   #27
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I have two sets of Dillon .45 ACP dies, one adjusted for .45 GAP. In fact, Dillon now calls them .45 ACP/GAP dies.
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Old 11-16-2010, 19:29   #28
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Anybody reloading GAP to match gold dot or magtech in 185gr?
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Old 01-18-2011, 16:26   #29
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Anyone have a favorite plinking round recipe they would like to share. I am going to start reloading for my G38 and would like some good plinking options. Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-18-2011, 18:23   #30
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4.7gr bullseye behind a 200gr berry's bullet has become a favorite of mine
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Old 01-18-2011, 19:17   #31
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I also use 4.7gr bullseye behind a 230gr berry's bullet. This is NOT a published load, but works great in MY G37.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:14   #32
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I bought a actually set of 45gap dies. Did the same with 10mm instead of just adjusting. I have a Lee Pro 1000 so its alot fast for me to just switch out the turret and be on way. No adjusting and checking. For the extra 40 bucks for setup its worth me saving the time in long run.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:20   #33
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any problems with bulging cases when using the glock barrel?
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:33   #34
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any problems with bulging cases when using the glock barrel?
Nope!
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Old 09-06-2011, 20:38   #35
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230 gr Hornady HAP Handloads?

Anyone tried loading some of these babies?

http://www.hornady.com/store/45-Cal-.451-230-GR-HAP/

The local Fisherman's Marine was having a sweet sale on these. I liked the 125 grain version that I fed my G34 so much that I sprung for some for the 37. I didn't want it to feel left out.

No GAP data whatsoever in the Hornady manual. I know there have been 230 gr HPs commercially available, but all of the 230 gr recipes that I have been able to find seem to be for round or flat nose-type bullets, so I'm unsure of what the overall case length should be for this round. I'm also hoping to use my supply of Unique powder for this purpose.

Any ideas on where I might find a starting point for this load?

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:46   #36
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I like the following load of .45 GAP for shooting GSSF Heavy Metal Category.

185gr FP Xtreme Plated Bullet
4.35gr Titegroup
Fed Small Pistol Primers
1.065 OAL

200gr FP Xtreme Plated Bullets
4.2gr Titegroup
Fed Small Pistol Primers
1.068 OAL

Both loads shoot great through a G37/38. Soft and accurate.

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:02   #37
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Does anyone know what is wrong with the load data on the first page here. I looked at it about three weeks ago and it was a great help. Now its all sorts of funny numbers and letters and I cant understand a thing. I have tried to look at it on another computer to see if perhaps I had a bug but I do not and I think it is the page that is screwy. Is there anyway to fix this as I could really use that load info on MG 185 JHP for the gap load. There is not much out there. Looking for a good clean powder that I wont get my head chopped off for using on the reloading page here. Like I am getting for wanted to use Titegroup. Only wanted to use this because there is data for it. My dies I bought said use Universal, Longshot, HS6, Titegroup, Clays. What would you guys run? I am not looking for a super hot load but one that has some wop and is kinda close to factory. I just bought a powder cop and should be getting it today just for this round since I have the spot for it in my press.
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Old 01-27-2012, 21:40   #38
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Does anyone know what is wrong with the load data on the first page here. I looked at it about three weeks ago and it was a great help. Now its all sorts of funny numbers and letters and I cant understand a thing. I have tried to look at it on another computer to see if perhaps I had a bug but I do not and I think it is the page that is screwy. Is there anyway to fix this as I could really use that load info on MG 185 JHP for the gap load. There is not much out there. Looking for a good clean powder that I wont get my head chopped off for using on the reloading page here. Like I am getting for wanted to use Titegroup. Only wanted to use this because there is data for it. My dies I bought said use Universal, Longshot, HS6, Titegroup, Clays. What would you guys run? I am not looking for a super hot load but one that has some wop and is kinda close to factory. I just bought a powder cop and should be getting it today just for this round since I have the spot for it in my press.
Fire Medic's posts certainly do seem to be hosed! I have no idea why. You might try sending him a PM to ask about the data you are interested in.
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Old 03-30-2012, 18:56   #39
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Just finished reading my new Lee reloading book. Years ago when I reloaded I only did .38, .357 and 9mm. Never trimmed any cases, just kept reloading and shooting. Is case trimming something I need to worry about with the GAP or do they pretty much stay within spec?
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Old 03-30-2012, 21:51   #40
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Just finished reading my new Lee reloading book. Years ago when I reloaded I only did .38, .357 and 9mm. Never trimmed any cases, just kept reloading and shooting. Is case trimming something I need to worry about with the GAP or do they pretty much stay within spec?
Don't bother with trimming straight-walled pistol cases. Relax, reload, shoot and have fun!
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:10   #41
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Don't bother with trimming straight-walled pistol cases. Relax, reload, shoot and have fun!
Agreed.

Unless you are looking for the ultimate "shoot the wings off a gnat at 25 yards" accuracy. I've not trimmed a straight walled pistol case, yet, in 35 years reloading.
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Old 03-31-2012, 16:42   #42
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Thanks for the input....one less thing to worry about.
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Old 04-02-2012, 19:29   #43
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If anyone is looking for once fired brass, leobrass.com has 45gap at $6.00 for 100 rounds.
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Old 04-09-2012, 16:48   #44
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If anyone is looking for once fired brass, leobrass.com has 45gap at $6.00 for 100 rounds.
Thanks for the info - 500 pieces were retrieved from my mailbox today! All is good!


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Old 04-09-2012, 18:48   #45
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why reload? there is plenty of factory ammo at reasonable prices.
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Old 04-24-2012, 22:01   #46
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I reload to produce light, accurate rounds for competition--far more accurate and softer shooting than any factory ammo available. I'm not saving any money reloading, but it sure is a pleasure to shoot my product.

There is no shortage of factory 9mm ammo either, but I reload about 1,000 rounds of 9mm per month for the very same reason.
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Old 05-15-2012, 20:11   #47
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Here is a link to firemedic's table info. I copied and pasted it over to an html file that you can view with your browser. Use the "file" button at top to download the html file and you will be able to view the tables.

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Old 05-16-2012, 18:00   #48
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Reloading Berry's Bullets 185 gr round nose hollow base in front of 7 grains of Unique.

Works great for an all around training/plinking round.
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Reloading Berry's Bullets 185 gr round nose hollow base in front of 7 grains of Unique.

Works great for an all around training/plinking round.
That's the boolit I plan to try next, behind some 231.
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I reload to produce light, accurate rounds for competition--far more accurate and softer shooting than any factory ammo available. I'm not saving any money reloading, but it sure is a pleasure to shoot my product.

There is no shortage of factory 9mm ammo either, but I reload about 1,000 rounds of 9mm per month for the very same reason.

Amen! Came into a surprise load last weekend. 4.0 gr of bullseye under a Rainier 200gr plated hollow point.

I had the powder dump I generally reserve for 9mm on the 550b. (4 gr bullseye). Ran several through before I realized. The error. Before pulling the rounds, I thought I'd take them out back and pull them with the g37. I went slow in case I left one in the pipe. All 10 cycled properly, ejected cleanly and shot quite well at 50ft.

Best of all, it was a very soft round. I loaded up the other 90. I need to run them over the chrono. Might be a good round to introduce new shooters.
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