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Old 03-27-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Several years ago, I shot up the last box of a case of 1000 .25 ACP W-W White box I had purchased.

Being of Scottish heritage, I had saved the brass, and bought dies and shellholder.

I purchased 1000 Remington 50GR FMJ bullets from my supplier, and sat down at the bench.

Screwing in the dies, and spray lubing 100 cases, I set to resizing on my old Lyman Orange Crusher.

I soon learned that when reloading .25, ABSOLUTE concentration is needed to prevent injury to fingers and make safe ammo. Did I underline ABSOLUTE???

Clears the mind of all outside thoughts.

Eventually, I even turned off the background music.

I finally got it done. All 1000 cases. Then came priming!

I used the RCBS bench mounted priming tool. More ZEN!

Fortunately, the Redding powder measure threw very consistent 1.0 grain charges of HP38.

Picking up, and seating the tiny little bullets required more patience than I ever realized I had.

A very light roll crimp and I was done. About 10 hours work, total.

If you ever need to completely clear your mind, like a ZEN master, reload a few boxes of .25.

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I must give credit when it is due. I never heard of anyone reloading .25, or shooting a 1000. Now hurry up, shoot em up, and get back to the reloading. Peace!

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I gotta ask, what kind of .25 pistol do you have that is comfortable enough to blow a thousand rounds?

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I am one of only a handful of people who reloads .32 ACP. With my oversized fingers it is equally challenging.

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I gotta ask, what kind of .25 pistol do you have that is comfortable enough to blow a thousand rounds?
A little Beretta 950

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I am one of only a handful of people who reloads .32 ACP. With my oversized fingers it is equally challenging.
Yeah, even .380 can be a challenge to me.
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AAAAAUUUUUMMMMMMM.......................

Oh mani padme aummmmmmmm........


After .25 ACP, .30 Carbine is a piece of cake!

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I'd shoot myself before reloading 1k .25acp's. I'm not particurly happy loading .40 s&w's much less a .25. Finger pinching little........

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Im gonna get into .25 acp...

It cant be that bad????

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Im gonna get into .25 acp...

It cant be that bad????
Did you learn nothing from your tractor/truck hobby?
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