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forgot how nice to reload 230gr FMJ

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by G36_Me, May 3, 2010.


  1. G36_Me

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    My Precision Delta FMJ bullets came in. Took about 40 days, cool, was in no hurry. [no relation to PD, a friend of mine at the range said he likes the people, so I ordered them cause of price and his reco and because of some of the positive press here in the forum]

    So I loaded up some 45 Auto over 4.8gr of Bullseye and CCI LP primers, with 1.259" OAL and wow, I really had forgotten how nice to load FMJ. (not a reco for load data, may have typos, don't sue me)

    No dirt or wax, no mess, minimal case flare required, no need to use the Lee Factory Crimp Die, dropped right in and out of the gage and they shot like a dream in all three of my 45s.

    My lead bullets have been running around $45/500 and these were $57/500. Very tempting to pay the extra $12/500 on a regular basis.
     

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  2. WiskyT

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    Yeah, cast bullets used be dirt cheap. I used to pick up 5k at a time at T&T for $22.00/k for 40 cal bullets. Now plated bullets cost almost as much as jacketed and cast cost almost as much as plated. That's why I learned how to cast. My bullets are free, my supply unlimited, I'm the quality control guy, and I enjoy casting.
     

  3. Hydraulicman

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    I like PD good prices nice people

    FMJ bullets rock!
     
  4. tlafrance

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    I like loading .45 acp because I'm a ham fisted baboon around the loading press. Those tiny 9mm and even tinier .223 projectiles are difficult to hang on to and not drop all over the place:embarassed:

    It goes something like this on my 550:
    Brass, bullet, pull, push, index......drop 3 brass, drop 1 bullet, pull, push, index...repeat. By the time I'm done loading 100 rounds, I have enough for another 40-60 scattered around the bench/floor.

    Tom
     
  5. fredj338

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    I guess it depends on where you buy & how much, but lead bullets form say, Alpha, are going to run $81/K delivered vs $114. So that is $33/K. Shoot enough, that adds up. THe only real upside, they are cleaner shooting & a tiny bit easier to reload. I have managed to shoot maybe 80K lead 45acp all w/o using the LFCD. PD are good folks to deal w/ though.
     
  6. Glock21sf-miami

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    I like Montana Gold bullets. Tried ordering some PD and they were so backed up I just dropped the order.
     
  7. IndyGunFreak

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    When was this? Seemed they were finally starting to get stuff caught up recently. That is the nice thing about MG... might be a bit more expensive, but if it's on their website, you're going to have it in 3-5 days.

    IGF
     
  8. fredj338

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    I recently received an order of 45s & 9s, took 2wks.