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2500+ reloads - and counting!

This is a discussion on 2500+ reloads - and counting! within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; All of my brass is Fiochi, I have about 200 (some them still with the factory bullet in them!!) I know there is a guy ...

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    All of my brass is Fiochi, I have about 200 (some them still with the factory bullet in them!!)

    I know there is a guy in my Province that brings in the Hornady brass, but I haven't seen it. I also have about 25 rds of old stuff, fired one of them, but they are Berden primed. I will post some pictures when I get a chance.


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    Here's mine, just some floor sweepings right now, I'm still trying to decide on what press to buy...

    Big blue trashcan is mixed and not cleaned.
    Five buckets are left to right .45, .40, .38, 9mm and .380.
    Bags in front are .32 and .357SIG.

    I'm not planning on loading all of those calibers but I save brass ever since I had 'the epiphany' a few months back.
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    Haha - yep 0.02 - save all brass even cal's not needed by you.

    Colin - I still also have a few of the old (very old) Berdan mil rounds - corrosive primers I do believe. What I have left I keep for historic value.

    May have seen my MkVI before but the rounds there are my soft loads - Fiocchi brass and sl oversize .45 acp 230 grain LRNs.




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    As of this evening my round count is up to 3,000 .

    Waiting on my .44 (.429) bullets and then it's a long session on .44 mag .... low on those.
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    Chris - if you shot at the rate you post, that'd be about 125 days worth!

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    Haha - nice correlation Richard LOL.

    In fact after way too many months of very minimal reloading, the objective is to stock up even beyond usual needs ... and then try after shooting up a box or three - again reload those rather than (as I had been doing) letting stocks of reloads decrement to seriously low levels.

    I also have two very old buddies coming over to stay early October - I want to have plenty of ammo kept aside for them - poor UK folks - they need a major blast when here so as to get some shooting enjoyment.
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    I thought about getting started. Looked into a NRA course. I shoot .38 .45 and 9mm. Would love to get into a nice reloading rig, just don't know enough about it yet.
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    Start small and simple - single stage even - and build from there. Once you get into it (and hooked) you'll never look back
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    Keep it up Chris, soon your ammo count will rival your post count

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossman View Post
    Do you or others use a Dillon reloader? I understand they are pretty good with there no BS guarantee
    I have a Lee single stage because I enjoy the process of reloading.

    I have a loaded Dillon XL650, only problem with the Dillon is that it is so fast that I can't afford to keep feeding it.

    Dillon Warranty and Support are first rate.
    Examples:
    1) I wasn't happy with the powder measure operation so I called Dillon and was told to adjust the failsafe rod much tighter than the instructions stated and the advice was great.

    2) I did a partial disassembly to remove a misformed primer from under the shell plate and lost a spring in the process. Dillon walked me through the process and sent me 3 springs to replace the one I lost.
    No questions, no nothing except "we'll send it right out" and I got the springs 2 days later.

    The Lee is nice, Simplicity and value in a package that allows me to load a few hundred 9mm a week.

    The Dillon is simply superb, loading a thousand rounds of .45acp takes about an hour and a half.
    One thing I really like about the Dillon is the powder charge sensor, it will beep if you have an under or over charge.

    I've had no problems with either press and I check operation of all components including sensors at the start of each reloading session.
    PC has become the term for Political Cowardice.

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    +1 on the Dillon warranty. I have a used Square Deal B. Sent it in as it was worn out ( as in 10's of thousands of rounds run through it) and they rebuilt it for $30 including shipping. New dies, all moving parts, the works. Handle broke 6 months later and a a free new one in 3 days.

    Sending it in for rebuild they said if I had said nothing about me being the third owner it would have been free. Sorry but at least I'm honest!
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