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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepnut View Post
    Congrats, as I started 5 years ago also. First ones I loaded were 38 Special for bowling pin matches. Interested to know how the Power Pistol works as I have never used it.
    I use a lot of Power Pistol in 9mm, 40 SW and 10MM

    It is an excellent powder, "burns clean" if that is important. It has a high Nitro content so it is "loud" Kinda like Long Shot (aka loud shout)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidecarFlip View Post
    In my case it is because the stuff I load is stupid priced in factory rounds for one thing and for another, I don't load to SAMMI specs, I jump all my rounds to take advantage of the throat on my rifles. Even the handgun rounds I load (44RM and 460 S&W) are much less expensive off the press than out of a box.

    I buy everything in bulk so component cost is less too. Bullets by the hundreds or thousands, primers in full cases and propellant in 8 pound (or bigger) jugs. Never could understand buying a pound of this or a pound of that when I can get 8 pounds or more and it all gets used anyway and propellant will last indefinitely so long as it's sealed (or resealed) and kept in a controlled enviroment, same with primers.

    What I do is watch for reduced ship cost or free haz-mat and then buy or if there is a special on components like Hornady just had, I buy bulk. Picked up 5,000 55 grain JHP's in 22 caliber on special a month ago.

    2 years ago Sierra ran a special (from the factory) on game kings and I bought about 30 boxes in various calibers. and I'm still using them. Same with Berger. Berger had a bulk bullet sale and I bought a large box 1000 of their 165 grain hunters in 308 caliber. It may take me 10 years to load them but for one thing the price will never go down and two, they keep forever.
    That is the whole basis for reloading. Customization. Certain bullets shoot better “X” distance from the rifling. I am a firm believer in “lots”. Components from the same lot tend to be more consistent from piece to piece. Another good reason to buy large quantities besides cost.

    I’ve told this story before but a friends father in law passed away and he was big into loading. The friend showed up one day with his truck full of components. He said take this stuff the mother in law wants it out of the house. I don’t remember how many primers he had but it was in the tens of thousands. Beautifully cast gas checked bullets for .38, .41, and .44. A dozen Lyman moulds. Some of the best Lyman bullet lube I’ve ever used that is now discontinued. I’m still shooting those components. They do last a long time if properly stored.
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    ive never saved a dime reloading.... just shot more...

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    I reload for all those reasons are good ones but mostly for the psychological stress relief therapy it provides. LOL
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    Pretty neat! I shot up some of my early 40 reloads dated June 2012 the other day. Shot them better than my 9mm that gets more use. Go figure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71Chevrolet View Post
    Pretty neat! I shot up some of my early 40 reloads dated June 2012 the other day. Shot them better than my 9mm that gets more use. Go figure!
    Cool mate, I like .40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewelshm View Post
    Cool mate, I like .40

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    So do I, still don’t understand why so many people dislike it. Eh, to each his own
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