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Old 06-26-2008, 05:50 PM   #11
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With the glock it is all because of the unsupported chamber. Where the back of the case is not fully in the chamber or the chamber is flaired to aid in loading and extraction. That is why glocks always shoot. I know plenty of people that reload for glocks.

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Lyman

You can download many reloading data sheets from the powder manufactures web site.

I am right now up to 5 different reloading manuals + I use the Powder web sites and a few other web sites. I get some of my 308 and 223 data from 6mmbr.com.

Good luck and welcome to the club.

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same exact load...Sierra 69 gr HPBT Match with 23.4 gr of BLC (2)...loving it ...real tight groups at 100 yards with Stag, but at 200 yds I had better, tighter groupings with the 55 gr....just thought i would say something when i read ur post. What are u shooting with, AR?

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Old 11-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #13
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I agree, i just dont think its worth the time and effort to reload ammo. especially that i have a glock and recommend not to.
Reloading is an investment, a hobby, and an art. Once you've reloaded enough ammo to pay for your equipment you're on your way. I typically reload 38 Specials, 357 magnum, 44 Special, and 44 Magnum.

Material wise, a 44 Magnum cartridge using a Hornaday 240 grain JHP-XTP bullet, H110 powder, and a CCI Magnum primer costs about .27 per round. A factory load of similar charactaristics is about 75 cents to about 1.00 per round. That's a big difference.

The SAVINGS is substancial for me, especially because I shoot a lot. BUT, you'll notice I don't bother with 380, 9mm, 10mm, 40 S&W, and 45ACP. Their just isn't enough savings for me to justify reloading these "autoloader" calibers. This may change though, with the receint election.

Make no mistake, reloading is getting expensive too. The cost of supplies has SKYROCKETED.
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One of the BIGGEST miskakes people make when getting into reloading, is not investing in good quality equipment. The second mistake people make is, NOT FOLLOWING recommended load data and load procedures.

Either or both of these will get you severely hurt.

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Good reloading manual is a must. I am just getting started in it myself, but I have been around it for quite some time. I have a friend who has been reloading for over 30 years and he has been a great help. He knows what works and doesn't, and has volumes of data that he is willing to share with me. If you have a friend locally who reloads then sit back and watch and listen. My friend is pretty much a fanatic and has info on just about every round he has ever loaded and he has shared much of that knowledge with me. THANKS, TIM. Have fun and enjoy the results. You'll be suprised at how accurate your loads can be.

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+100 on tutoring. A friend who has reloaded for a number of years is an invaluable resource. I started of learning to load shotgun ammo with a friend in High School. We never blew anything up. I got into metallic cartridge loading in College. Once again it was a friend that walked me through the process. Single stage loading for .38/.357, .44 spl/mag and .223. Once I got out on my own I bought a Dillon RL-450 (still have it, 25 years) and a Lyman casting set up. I burned out the furnace long ago, replaced it with another Lyman and now use two RCBS furnaces. Not because they are any better, because they were free!
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