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Old 02-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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I just got a set of .25 acp dies for my little Beretta. Thinking that .25 isnt a very popular caliber. Well at the LGS I was right, about the only caliber of projectile on the shelf was .25... But they were all rifle bullets ranging from 75 grs. to around 150 grs, when I asked about pistol projectiles or brass, I was told nobody really reloads .25 acp, and its cheaper to just buy it...

WTF??!? Even Winchester white box .25 acp is $30 bucks a box per 50!! What do they mean "Its cheaper" to buy it??? Nobody would pay those prices for a .22, and thats basically all the .25 is....

Does anybody know where to get .25 acp stuff? What about a mold for the projectiles? Its mostly for just target shooting, but I do carry it once in a while.. (Hey, dont make fun of me.. Its gotta be better than mace.. I know I dont wanna get hit by one. )
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Lead bullets may not feed in your gun. Using jacketed bullets it looks about $10 per box plus brass to reload. Finding your brass after you shoot could be a problem(they are tiny). I have to admit I would likely buy factory loads.
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its considered cheaper to buy as its not a round anyone really shoots a LOT of rounds with. the guns chambered for it arent designed for high round counts as most are poorly made to begin with.

thats why its considered not a reloader cartridge. its not because the cost is cheaper per cartridge but that there is no point to buying all the dies and shell holders etc to do it when its typically shot less than 50 rounds a year.

its also a round that is pretty subpar and one of the few centerfire cartridges that your better off using a 22lr in its place.
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I just traded some .223 brass for the dies.... I guess Im a cheap ass... I cant bring myself to pay that much for bullets, the whole reason I started to reload because I didnt want to pay for Arisaka rounds.

Ive shot mine more than that in the last few months Ive had it.... A poorly made gun?? It was my mom's EDC and its at least 20 yrs. old, its what she would take here CCW classes with.. Im sure there been thousands of rds though it....
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Lee sells the dies for this caliber and Midway has a bullet mold. I've never had a problem with lead bullets functioning well in any of my auto. I've never reloaded for a 25, but I'm sure they will do fine. good luck
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You could load #3 buckshot for a light load.
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