I gotta say that I am envious of Mary’s lead stack. 250 lbs. is pretty damned good. I need to get off my butt and get going on that too.
My son has all of my reloading gear but is not using it as I hoped he would. Looks like I better get over there, collect it, and get busy.
I really enjoy reloading. I only have the basic gear but it does the job when I get busy. I use a RCBS Rock Chucker press, RCBS dies, Lee bullet molds, plus the usual scale, powder measures, and other gear that makes this an easy job.
Would like to build up about 1000 rounds for my S&W .357 mag. There are a lot of good loads for this caliber, everything from short-range plinking at tin cans to ferocious 600+ ft-lb. Zombie stoppers. My favorite load is a hot one so needs to be worked up to slowly but uses a 140 grain truncated FMJ bullet over 13.5 grains of Blue Dot powder and a magnum pistol primer. I have not chrono’d this load but the book claims 1450 fps from a 6″ barrel. If the bullet doesn’t get him, the muzzle blast will. lol
I don’t reload for the autos as most of them are pretty finicky about what they will load and shoot reliably.
I bought a M1911A1, when they were reintroduced by Colt in about 1990, or there abouts. Cabelas had .45ACP ammo boxes for sale for many years. Once the Pentagon ditched the 1911 and went 9MM, .45ACP fell out of favor for some years. Cabelas really discounted those rounds through the 90`s. I pitty the foll(Mr. T pun) that has to lug them out of my house.
RGR I’d offer an opinion on ammo buying for the last 40 years. Looking through some of the oldest ammo in my stocks I found some boxes from the 1970s from K mart These small milk carton-shaped 250 round boxes of 22 LR were $5.70 per box on sale. At 2.3 cents a round including tax, the most recent price I paid at a gun show as 8 cents a round, private party. That is 247% inflation and so the price was reasonable in light of 40 years of price increases. The last large buy of 22 cal was 2 years ago on line with a price of about 5 cents a round
45 cal has always beeb a bit more expensive that 9mm or 38 because of the materials but I dont have as clear a fix on that ammo, particularly when it is dumped as surplus
Most of the components of ammo have not risen as much as food or oil in the last 40 years so a good buy on ammunition with a reasonable price point makes it a good acquisition overall.
They’re doing as much as they can to take the power away from the people. It just makes me wonder what type of business they have planned that they need everyone disarmed. Seems strange, especially in a country where bearing arms is one of the founding rights.
I tend to agree with you, 100% but I did hear a teaser on an interview, from a big firearms and Ammo mfg. and a big name (sorry, I forget the groups and names, but the interviewer may have been NRA) interviewer that said what we are REALLY SEEING is strictly a huge consumer demand for AMMO. They said govt. contracts have not really impacted the availability, (??? on the DHS/40 cal rumor???) it is ONLY US (individual gun owners) driving up Demand. I hope that is true! If so, that would mean it is gonna be nearly IMPOSSIBLE for them to seize our guns.
I can only hope for the best, and prepare for the worst…
I hope you are a bit off base, but I fear you may be 1000% RIGHT! (one thousand %)
Thanks for the news! I did some research and found out that in Canada, lead bullets aren’t banned except for hunting. I think the only reason why the corrupt politicians want to ban lead bullets is because they are really easy to make by the Average Joes so they want us to be unarmed.
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