Originally Posted by 1911love
I'm chomping at the bit to try this. I just picked up a S&W PC 327 TRR8 used for a great price. I'm wanting to try it with the Smith, the Judge is my dad's so I will have to try it too.
So basically I just buy 1000 #209 primers, 1000 .38spl modified cases, and 1000 wax bullets? What kind of target and backstop would you suggest? I want to be as safe as possible, I have neighbors side to side and in back.
Yeah it is so much fun. Yeah, you actually don't need to spend the money for the thousand modified cases unless you really want to, I only bought a hundred of them but I got a thousand of the wax bullets which is 25 plus shipping and then got a thousand primers. I can shoot and reload the hundred so easily I don't need any more than that, and they last cuz there is no pressure on them to expand the brass to need resizing or anything. All I do is after a few reloads on my brass is throw them in a pot of boiling water to remove the wax, let it cool and the wax will float to the top, let it harden, then remove it and remove and dry the casings and you are good to go again, the wax shaves off a little bit and sticks inside the casing a little so after several times of reloading that is how I clean them if they need it, but honestly you could just use a bore brush and brush them out too. As far as a target, I just have a cheap piece of OSB and staple regular targets to it. The max distance is about 20 feet with this setup so you don't have to worry about them causing any damage if you do miss the target, in my basement I just stick a target with tape to the concrete wall.