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.45 Colt

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by twoclones, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just bought my first 2 boxes of .45 Colt ammo. WOWIE! They're so proud of this stuff that 100 rounds cost me $80 including tax. I may be buying dies for my Dillon 550 in the near future...
     
  2. BigBull 301

    BigBull 301 PDX almost Well-Known Member

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    Yeah for that price the dies, brass, bullets and primers look like a bargain.
     
  3. qtcoupe

    qtcoupe Vancouver Wa. Member

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    Midwayusa sells lee deluxe carbide 4 die set for $32.49 plus shipping:thumbup:
     
  4. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    If I ddin't reload my 2 would just sit in the safe.no way can I afford that kind of shooting.
    I load cast bullets for my colt loads,and save tons of money per box.
    Paying for the changeover kit for my 550b bites,but u only pay it once,and the savings just keep adding up.
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Just try looking for .460 S&W ammo :D
     
  6. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I started reloading to support my .500 S&W habit. Reloads save me $2 per trigger pull on that caliber alone! You can literally pay for the press in one afternoon loading that stuff...
     
  7. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Are they silver bullets?
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    $80 for two boxes? Sounds like you got a pretty good deal. The .460 and .500 Mags are over the top price wise ($56 per 20), but it's over $100 for 2 boxes of .41 Mag at Bi-Mart, and they're probably the best price. I would have expected .45 Colt to cost that much too.

    Yes, you need to start acquiring the stuff to roll your own.
     
  9. roguebowhunter

    roguebowhunter medford Member

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    257 weatherby mag (i know its a rifle ) 55-60 per 20 thats what got me reloadin a few yrs back .. Don
     
  10. dmack

    dmack Central Oregon Member

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  11. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    If u shoot lead bullets,the Dillon crimp die in 45 colt won't roll crimp ,it's strictly a taper crimp.You can make it work for revolver rounds,but for carbine I like to roll the crimp into the groove.
    If you only shoot jacketed ,it'll work fine.
    I think RCBS dies can roll crimp,but I use an SDB now so haven't crimped with a 'regular' die in quite a while,SDB's use their own dies.
     
  12. colt44

    colt44 La pine Member

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    You think the ammo is high wait till you buy the brass to reload. I load for the cowboy shooters in central Oregon and I have loaded this round for the past 20 some years and every year this brass is twice as high as almopst any other brass. I sold all my old brass that had been shot many times for 25 cents a round..
     
  13. 66goat

    66goat Oregon, Hillsboro Member

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    You are correct in the RCBS dies for 45LC will roll crimp. I have more than paid for the price of the dies by reloading!!

    Just a heads up for those who may be reading this thread due to the subject being .45LC. If you are into reloading in the last few weeks I have seen Nosler 250Gr. JHP for $24 per 100 at Bi-Mart. Not as cheap as shooting lead (also reloading using 250gr. laser cast), but still a heck of a lot cheaper then buying a couple of boxes in the stores!!!