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Old 03-17-2013, 12:31 AM   #11
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here is a site that may help alittle. but i advise getting the ABC's of reloading, and a good manual or 2 or 3. there is a lot more than just throwing it all together.

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp
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Calls em as I sees em
...OP wants to create a bunch of little controlled explosions but has not considered it important enough to make sure he is not making handgun grenades or the ever popular squib. Hell, just push it out with the next ,round...
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...OP wants to create a bunch of little controlled explosions but has not considered it important enough to make sure he is not making handgun grenades or the ever popular squib. Hell, just push it out with the next ,round...
And all this time I thought powder burned, I feel silly. You had it and then, well squibbed.
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Soooo Larry------by now you should be thoroughly convinced you need to do your homework, and
get yourself educated on reloading before you proceed further. If not--just go ahead on it. That's
how people get nicknames like stubby, lefty and lucky.

That said, let's figure out what you got after standing in that 100 person long line and dealing with
the highly educated store clerk. (yes--that's sarcasm there)

WHAT did you get? Primers are large pistol. That's good for 45 ACP.

BULLETS? Brand/weight/construction----tell us what it sez on the box.
POWDER? Manufacturer and variety? Again, "read" us the label.

eta: I'm guessing that the powder you got that big jug of is Alliant American Select. It is usable for
45 ACP, but there is darned little published load data out there for it.

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I'm sorry for this,but You Can't Fix STUPID!

If you aren't smart enough to do research before you run out in a panic and start buying reloading supplies,you have major brain problems in the thinking dept.
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I'm sorry for this,but You Can't Fix STUPID!

If you aren't smart enough to do research before you run out in a panic and start buying reloading supplies,you have major brain problems in the thinking dept.
I wasnt in a panic but I did buy all the reloading components I could find last time I went to the big box gun store. I do have friends that reload and I figure they can use it even if I cant. Besides they treat me good when I need ammo. Although I do have all the neccesary equipment to do my own. Im just too busy with wifes health matters right now to deal with it.
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...OP wants to create a bunch of little controlled explosions but has not considered it important enough to make sure he is not making handgun grenades or the ever popular squib. Hell, just push it out with the next ,round...
Hmmmm..?So's , I been doin it the hard way..! Push it out with next round....Got it Thanks..! Eeeek..!

Squib: What is sea life doin in ma guns..? Back to the book for the "Mentally Handy-caped"..! (RIP-86-ed) , the book of reloading once , twice if your lucky..!
Sheez...! All ways learning , all ways..!
^^ Couldn't help myself , Shhhhhh..! keep ma Mouth shut and observation only , continue.!........?
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If patience,research,willingness to learn,cleanliness,and proper record keeping aren't in your DNA......and to be honest,there are folks that these things,AREN'T....then you might not be a reloader?

It is a wonderful hobby,a natural extension of shooting.It is NOT a casual endeavor however.Hope your wife feels better.
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Well, Larry is in Colorado, so maybe he went to Gun Smoke and Rich convinced him that he needed the 8 lbs of of powder. I hope he likes the powder it's enough for over 11,000 rounds.
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8 lb of pistol powder will go a LOOONG way. As stated, we need more info. Blue Dot, Green Dot, Red Dot are shotshell powders that are also useful for many handgun loads. Let us know what you got so we can stop giving you such a hard time. I buy powder by 8 lb canisters when I can, but I load very high volume.
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