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Old 03-07-2014, 08:13 AM   #1
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Reloading 38+P's

I just finished reloading the last of my once shot brass, about 4000+.
Some are lead wad cutters, and about 2500 are copper coated HP's.
With the Lee progressive loader, It takes 4 strokes to make one bullet.
I wish I had went with Lyman as I have seen one in operation and one stroke produces one bullet.
I think I will have enough to last me a while.
I estimate the cost of each to be: Lead wad cutters, total 9 cents each.
The copper jacketed HP's are in around 18 cents each.
Once shot brass 3 cents each.
Small primers 3 cents each.
Powder 3-4 cents each.
lead 0, HP's 9 cents.
If I trash the Lee progressive, I can add about 6 cents to each of those rounds.
Problem is, I have 2000 9mm 125 grain copper jacketed bullets and about 500 38 HP's left.
I have not shot the 38 super enough to reload any of them and they use the .355" 9 mm bullet.

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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When you use the term "Copper coated" . Are they copper washed bullet or of are they copper jacket bullet . At $.18 a bullet I guess they are jacket bullet .
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I guess jacketed as the tip ring of the lead shows.
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I just finished reloading the last of my once shot brass, about 4000+.
Some are lead wad cutters, and about 2500 are copper coated HP's.
With the Lee progressive loader, It takes 4 strokes to make one bullet.
I wish I had went with Lyman as I have seen one in operation and one stroke produces one bullet.
I think I will have enough to last me a while.
I estimate the cost of each to be: Lead wad cutters, total 9 cents each.
The copper jacketed HP's are in around 18 cents each.
Once shot brass 3 cents each.
Small primers 3 cents each.
Powder 3-4 cents each.
lead 0, HP's 9 cents.
If I trash the Lee progressive, I can add about 6 cents to each of those rounds.
Problem is, I have 2000 9mm 125 grain copper jacketed bullets and about 500 38 HP's left.
I have not shot the 38 super enough to relaod any of them and they use the .355" 9 mm bullet.
What weight bullet would you use for the 38 super as a target round?
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:19 AM   #5
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The ones I bought were 115 grain copper jacketed.
They are marked 9mm and .355".
I have not seen anything in 9MM other than round nosed unless special HP's.
I do have some HP 38 supers that are reloads.
The guy that I got them from had an RIA 1911 and had it set up for speed shooting.
He must have loaded the bullets under standard as the RIA was very loose and cycled easy.
The reloads will not cycle my new Kimber and leave the shell in the ejection port rather than send it flying.
I should have not sold the RIA as was a very good shooter.
I have all the Lee reloading equipment and will eventually start to reload my empties

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Is it me or does that look like a tgr post? Spammer?
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I got tons of 22 lr that I don't shoot and keep in inventory and I will buy more when the prices come down below $15 a brick for the good stuff . Then I will start shooting my 22 again .
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Is it me or does that look like a tgr post? Spammer?
It could be his twin.
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This new "member" seems to be another stealth cut and paster. That post looks like it was clipped from a few of TGR's posts.
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Is it me or does that look like a tgr post? Spammer?
Yes Dennis, he is copying TGR & it's nonsense in a reloading thread.
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It could be his twin.
Did Duke get is own account?
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Tgr thought he was a brilliant poster!
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