To reload or not to reload

Semi automatic and single shot handguns, revolvers and other pistols

Re: To reload or not to reload

Post by gunnnie » 27 Jun 2019, 8:32 pm

I virtually weigh every charge individually up till recently. I picked up a 2nd hand Dillon Square Deal for 9mm & will the increase in volume of 9mm ammo consumed to date, it would be ludicruous to weigh every charge. So I run a moderate charge of 3.5gn of Red Dot behind a Demon Projectiles .356" 135gn conical. If the Dillon powder unit throws a touch high it isn't too much of an issue. Actually, I've found that it is fairl consistent with Red Dot.

I've also increased the amount of 357Mag ammo used, so I bought one of those Lyman Brass Smith throwers. It too is very consistent with the AP100 load I use.

As for my rifles though, all loads are individually weighed on a set of beam scales. Once I get my finger out & buy a Magnetospeed chrono, I'll be able to see what degree of velocity consistency individually weighed charges gives.
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Re: To reload or not to reload

Post by Kelsey Cooter » 28 Jun 2019, 7:06 am

Oldbloke wrote:
Ziad wrote:Ok thanks... looks like Lee it is... bloody easy to throw... but I'll keep checking every load


I just throw a bit low and trickle up.


Me too, mine is an old hand-me-down simplex thrower. For pistol I just throw them but for my rifle (hunting) loads I do the same
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Re: To reload or not to reload

Post by zhuk » 14 Aug 2019, 12:17 am

junjun wrote:I shoot IPSC. I can easily shoot 1000 a month. Thinking to join another club allows me 247 access and shoot on my own. When that happens I will be shooting up to 1000 a week. It costs me about 20 cents reload. Compare to 50 cents factory. Reload is $200 weekly, factory is $500 weekly. The saving is there. Another factor to consider is more IPSC shooter reload because we can have less power factor compare to factory, means less recoil, more control.



Listen to this guy...you're only just getting into centrefires, yes you might start in service pistol but be warned...you might easiy be drawn over to the Dark Side, and IPSC. Once you realise its the most fun you can have with your pants on :mrgreen:

Just DON'T get a Lee Pro 1000 lol
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Re: To reload or not to reload

Post by Ziad » 14 Aug 2019, 4:14 am

I gotta ask why....lol... no I a.m not shopping why not dillion
Blame it on the phone auto correct
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Re: To reload or not to reload

Post by zhuk » 14 Aug 2019, 10:15 am

Ziad wrote:I gotta ask why....lol... no I a.m not shopping why not dillion


Dillon is the go to for progressive presses (plus free lifetime warranty on parts can't hurt lol)

Lee make great dies (which are an excellent choice to use in the 650) and their single stages/turret presses are fine. The 1000 progressive, not so much they have a rep for being a bitch to get working properly.
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