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source for .45 GAP brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by downfall, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. downfall

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    anyone have a good source for 45 GAP brass once fired or new?
     
  2. The best place for new .45 GAP brass would be Starline--except for a small problem. Starline is waiting until they have a sufficient number of backorders before they do another run of .45 GAP. If you aren't in a hurry, put your order in and wait.

    Winchester .45 GAP brass can be found at some of the Usual Suspects (Midway, etc.), though at higher prices than Starline would charge--if the brass were in stock (but see my comment below). Just check around.

    As to "once-fired" GAP brass, the pickings are gonna be slim: it just isn't as common as it should be, based on the excellent cartridge design.

    Worst case: bite the bullet (literally) and buy some factory .45 GAP and reuse the brass. If you go that route, I'd suggest Federal, Speer or Remington. Winchester .45 GAP brass, in my experience, tends to crack far sooner than any other brand.
     

  3. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

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    leobrass.com - he's got good access to 45gap brass. I notice he is out currently, but he's usually got some. 5 or 6 bucks per 100 usually.
     
  4. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

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  5. Beanie-Bean

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    Sorry, I think that I emptied out the leobrass stock on my last order, because he wasn't advertising it after he sent my 200 count order over.

    I'm thinking about ordering some canned heat from Georgia arms just to get some brass.

    Let us know what you find.

    I've been able to get Speer Lawman here in Austin for $20.99/box.
     
  6. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Our club is lousy with 45 brass. I have to pick it out of the 40 and 9 brass I want and if no one is there who wants it, I toss it in the brass bucket for the scroungers to take. Oh wait, that's ACP brass, ma bad.
     
  7. Little Joe

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    Here you go guys. Once fired. It's sealed in heavy plastic bags with 1000 pieces in each bag. It has a sticker that says "Mostly Speer". It's good stuff. I bought the "brass" brass. I'm not sure if the nickel cases are Speer or not.

    http://shop.southernbellebrass.com/c-15-45-gap.aspx
     
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  8. Little Joe

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    I checked with Starline Brass on August 26th and was told they were going to start a run of 45 GAP cases in about a month. She said to check back then and see where they are with them.
     
  9. Beanie-Bean

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    Thanks for the link--I'll do my next GAP purchase (if not from Starline...) from Southern Belle.
     
  10. Beanie-Bean

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    These guys have some 250-pack offerings with free shipping. Just ordered 500, plus some .40 S&W brass (390 pieces, I think) that also had free shipping.
     
  11. Little Joe

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    You are welcome, sir. :wavey:
     
  12. Hoser

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    I bought 10,000 once fired Speer from a guy on the Enos forums.

    Just keep your eye open and you can find it for about the price of 9x19 brass.
     
  13. The last 4 times I've gone to the range I have doubled my 45acp brass. Seems to be more non-reloaders shooting 45 these days.
     
  14. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Our range is a private club, so the members are pretty dedicated to shooting. We have lots of reloaders and 45ACP guys seem to have a higher percentage of reloaders. It doesn't lay around long. The more casual types tend to shoot 9mm and I always leave with more than I came with.
     
  15. cowboy1964

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    45 ACP is the second most common at my range, after 9mm. I'd say 9mm is 40%, 45 ACP is 30%, and the rest is mostly .40 and rifle of various calibers. (ignoring .22 but obviously there is usually lots of that). I'm always surprised how little 40 there is. I certainly would think there would be more 40 than 45 but it's never even close.
     
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