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Old 05-05-2006, 10:37   #21
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I joined a range and was shooting a couple hundred rounds a week. Before I joined the range I was lucky to shoot that much a year. Oh, I didn't intentionally set out to shoot that much, but if I brough ammo with me I would shoot it till it's gone, sometimes I would have to purchase an additional box! I blew through my reserve pretty quick.

Of course it gave me a good excuse to get a G34, cause 9 is cheaper to shoot!! I like to shoot my .357 revolvers and that's what I would start reloading for. I am afraid to use my glock fired brass for reloading and didn't think it was worth reloading for 9mm but with ammo price increases that may change.

Anyhoo, I learned that shooting is kind of addictive and it's easy to spend more on ammo than you realize. A lot more!! I still plan on doing it but I need to adjust to my new paycheck first. I've been on 2nd shift for almost 20 years so having a normal life will offset the shift diff.
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Old 08-15-2006, 13:28   #22
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Thanks

I appreciate the info! I'm hoping that reloading will encourage me to shoot enough to burn out my barrels, hence improving my abilities. Reloading seems to me to make shooting more of a hobby than a rich person's sport.

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:05   #23
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I am starting to rethink

The turret press. Now that ammo prices have gone up and I have a .40 cal (in additon to 9mm and 357mag) maybe the progressive would be the way to go. I had wanted to reload for rifle rounds also but a cheap one stage press or two would probably be even better than the turret for the "precision" reloading I would want to do.

I am sort of remodling my house all because of this reloading thing. I didn't have room for the stuff unless I rearranged a few things and it did't make sense to do that unless painted the den, which required wallpaper removal, and if I was going to do that I may as well do the rest of the house.

So I am in the process of removing wallpaper on my walls, which is all of them, and painting. It's required a bit of wall repair and skimcoating, that's why I call it "remodel" instead of "redecorate".

So what does this have to do with reloading? My house had become so cluttered and disorganized I could not find anything or do even a simple project. After I am done with this I will have all my stuff organized, everything will be in it's place and if I'm going to reload I need to keep things orderly. It also has taken some money to do which is biting into my reloading plans.

I was going to get myself something nice for my 50th birthday, it may as well be a nice progressive dillon press. Oh, and something in .223!
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:39   #24
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Thanks for all the information everyone!

I am finally setting up my reloading stuff after 15 years of sitting in a box.

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Old 12-31-2006, 17:37   #25
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Here are some setup and operation videos that I made for the Lee Loadmaster.

Casefeed setup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW5fuw9KaVA

Casefeed theory of operation and demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfep9hXXKBw

Lubrication
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1TBU_eN1cQ

Bullet feed demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRkbrJNWbpQ

Bullet feed setup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlgqMQGht9w

Adding and removing primers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyI23NtL2qk

Priming Video 1 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uUQr855_K8

Priming Video 2 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytn1BQTvnC0

Priming Video 3 of 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dk3ytrH498

Animated primer system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1UfwapOfIE

Animated primer system side view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrUNIFWJY7E

Animated shellplate advance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBWgAFzaSM

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Old 01-31-2007, 13:15   #26
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Here is a list of websites that provide free load data.

I use Handloads.com

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Originally posted by cohutt
http://www.hodgdon.com/data/pistol/index.php (Note: they have a new consolidated reloading data link posted but it has yet to work for me)
http://www.hodgdon.com/data/rifle/index.php
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Index.htm
http://www.imrpowder.com/data/index.php ( eerie resemblance to hodgdon's site eh?)
http://intoku.net/reloading.html this guy had the links below as well as othe rgood links:
Accurate http://www.intoku.net/Upload_Manuall...owder_2003.pdf
Vita Vouri http://www.intoku.net/Upload_Manuall...oad_Tables.pdf
Winchester http://www.intoku.net/Upload_Manuall...dersmanual.pdf
many more personal websites with mor eload data than you will ever need but check data vs powder manufacturers data. example: md smith http://www.reloadammo.com/
and steve's pages (down for me a lot lately) http://www.again.net/~steve/page8a.htm

These are free i don't charge to post links
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Old 02-02-2007, 13:10   #27
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www.reloadersnest.com

http://www.loaddata.com/members/search.cfm

http://www.realguns.com/calc/exteriorballistics

http://www.reloadbench.com/main.html
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:09   #28
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Reloading Retailers
http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe...edium=homepage
http://www.grafs.com/
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.co...61%64%69%6E%67
http://www.natchezss.com/category.cf...TOKEN=42589740
http://www.bosesguns.com/Reloading_s/680.htm
http://www.kempfgunshop.com/products...ing/index.html
http://216.15.64.227/?sessionID=1171382993TnT8161 T & T Reloading
http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/
http://www.pathfindersports.com/p/pa...reek&NID=19588
http://www.fmreloading.com/



Bullet Manufacturers
http://www.precisionbullets.com/products.html
http://www.xtremebullets.com/index.htm
http://www.pennbullets.com/calibers.html
http://www.beartoothbullets.com/index.htm
http://www.precisiondelta.com/products_new.htm
http://www.berrysmfg.com/categories/2-0.php
http://www.laser-cast.com/index.html
http://www.swiftbullets.com/index2a.html
http://www.barnesbullets.com/
http://www.hornady.com/shop/?page=sh...d11895807e0abb
http://www.sierrabullets.com/
http://www.meisterbullets.com/
http://www.bergerbullets.com/
http://www.speer-bullets.com/
http://www.nosler.com/index.php including Combined Technology
http://www.magnusbullets.com/




Reloading Equipment Manufacturers
http://www.leeprecision.com/
http://www.rcbs.com/default.asp?menu=1&s1=1
http://dillonprecision.com/default.cfm
http://www.reddingreloading.com/
http://www.huntingtons.com/
http://www.forsterproducts.com/


Reloading Data and Information
http://www.reloadammo.com/
http://www.reload-nrma.com/
http://www.reloadbench.com/main.html
http://www.accuratereloading.com/reload.html NOT THE MANUFACTURER SITE
http://www.reloadersnest.com/
http://www.loaddata.com/home/index.c...TOKEN=16197256


Powder Manufacturer
http://www.alliantpowder.com/
http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp Hodgdon, IMR, and Winchester powders
http://www.accuratepowder.com
HTTP://alliantpowder.com



Ballistics Calculator
http://www.eskimo.com/~jbm/calculations/traj/traj.html
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:26   #29
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http://dillonprecision.com/
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Old 05-03-2007, 22:10   #30
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Old 07-29-2007, 19:28   #31
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Dear reloading newbies (we were all newbies once),

Do some reading in the links below. They're full of damned good info. After you've read up, post some really tough questions to entertain us old farts as we argue amongst eachother.

Basic Process:
http://www.rcbs.com/default.asp?menu=1&s1=5&s2=15
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=461039

Minimum Equiment:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=408943

General Equipment:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=434969

Factory Crimp Die:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=612935
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=701784

Starting Out with Single Stage Press:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=417098

Starting Out with a Turret Press:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=638556
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=638326

Starting Out with a Progressive:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=428970

Single Stage vs. Progressive:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=482653
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=397164
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=483713

Reloading Manual Thread:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=451601

Startup costs:
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=449139

Cost of reloads (9mm & 500 Mag in these examples):
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=723330
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=509251

Free Reloading Cost/Payback Spreadsheet (Current version is at bottom of FIRST post):
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=78745

Reloads for Carry/Self Defense?
http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=471695

Need help or tips with your Lee Loadmaster?
Tip Thread: http://glocktalk.com/showthread.php?...37#post5830137
Darwin-T's Setup Video #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFprUSI7WuM
Darwin-T's Setup Video #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnWhkJSUQs
Shadow500's Setup Videos (several): Scroll down to last post on this page.

I wish these link's worked.. Now your all gonna be stuck answering my questions!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aw crap. Looks like GT has deleted the older threads. I'll try and re-tool it.
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Old 09-19-2007, 21:29   #34
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Old 11-27-2007, 19:16   #35
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ok, so i have a question...

according to something i read, nearly all mfgs say that reloads will void the warranty. i just got a new g34 and am thinking about studying reloading but two things are making me think twice: the warranty void issue, and the fact that glocks supposedly create bulges in the brass that makes reloading less a good idea..

i guess the former roadblock will go away with time (i just dont want the very first thing i do with my brand new pistol to be warranty voiding). will the latter be taken care of by the sizing step described above, or is the bulge too much? do aftermarket barrels also have this problem or is it something that only happens with glock factory barrels?

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Severa,

If you blow your new Glock up with bad reloads - that is your problem and it isn't and shouldn't be covered under warranty. If you shoot good reloads through it, who will know or care?

Glock 9mm barrels have good case support and are very easy to reload for. The only reason you might want an aftermarket barrel is for shooting cast lead bullets.

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Old 12-16-2007, 14:19   #37
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Awesome thread guys! Makes for a nice Sunday afternoon read!
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Old 12-22-2007, 22:56   #38
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:25   #39
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Here is a rifle reloading question:

HOW DO YOU SET THE RESIZE DIE BASED ON HEADSPACE? Or is that referenced in one of the previous threads?

FWIW..

This is how I set up my F/L sizing die for bottleneck cartridges.

1. Take a once fired factory round and blacken the neck and shoulders with a Magic Marker or Sharpee pen. Some people like to smoke the neck and shoulder, but I find the Magic Marker/Sharpee pen a bit better.

2. Lubricate the case. I use Imperial Die Wax

3. Loosen the lock ring on the sizing die and back off about two turns from when the die is set to touch the shell holder.

4. Size the case. Note where the marks are on the case and turn the die down about a half a turn and size again. Turn down some more, and resize again. What you are looking for is the marks on the blackening just touching the shoulder.

5. Clean the lube from the case and try it in the rifle. It may chamber just a bit on the snug side. If so, turn the die down ever so slightly, lube and size again. Wipe off the lube and try in the rifle. If it slides in as easily as a factory round, you should be good to go. If not, usually one more very slight adjustment should fix the problem.

6. Tighten the locking ring for the die and you're done. You have just set your sizing die up for a custom fit to your specific rifle, rather than a generic one size fits all guns.

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