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Old 10-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Handloading components for a gun I don't even own yet.

I just bought enough primers and powder to load a thousand rounds of .45 acp. My friend is a shooting instructor and has a lot of cast .45 acp ball and a lot of brass he's giving me to get me started.

I don't even have a 1911 yet...
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I do stuff like this all the time. I was collecting 300 blackout brass for a while and I didn't even have my gun finished. Whats worse is I've never even loaded anything and I don't have a single piece of loading equipment yet.
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Nothing wrong with prepping for a gun you don't have, its not like 45 acp is not popular and you get a head start on loading your own brass and there's alot of satisfaction that comes with that if you ask me...Concealed 27
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"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it".

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Originally Posted by SilvrSRT10 View Post
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it".

Words to live buy.
^^^This^^^

I've had 2000 large pistol magnum primers and 500 .44 mag Semi Wadcutters laying around for years, and am just starting to get my reloading room set up now. Get it while you can. It doesn't expire.
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If the world goes to the pansy liberal s you can always barter .
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If the world goes to the pansy liberal s you can always barter .
thats why i try to buy ammo whenever i can i have enough for me to shoot whenever i want but i buy ammo at range so i can keep my stash of bullets for this reason god forbid i need too......Concealed 27
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I am looking at getting a reloader and supplies so I can load my own .45 ACP rounds as well. Where would you suggest looking for supplies online?
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I am looking at getting a reloader and supplies so I can load my own .45 ACP rounds as well. Where would you suggest looking for supplies online?
I like and recommend the Lee Classic Turret. It has four die positions and can be used as a progressive or single stage machine. If you buy it as a kit you get the reloading manual and a number of other pieces you'll need.

Others will say you need a Dillon, Hornady or RCBS which are great machines but I find you get more for your money with Lee. Take a look at this kit and see if it's a good starting point for you. Midsouth is also a good place for supplies. They have good prices and didn't gouge while the scare was on. Things are still difficult to find. The example below is low stock so you might want to act pretty fast. It is an excellent price. Just add some .45acp dies to it and your consumables (primers, powder, projectiles) and you'll on your way.
https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.c...sku=0000690304
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I know how you feel. I have started collecting 6.8spc brass and bullets and have no 6.8spc. I have built the lower and have a stripped upper. Still have a ways to go
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