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Old 07-31-2014, 09:41 AM   #21
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I settled on a 180 grain RNFP bullet. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:52 AM   #22
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I settled on a 180 grain RNFP bullet. Thanks for all the help.
Any particular brand? Ranier?
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Any particular brand? Ranier?
Yes the Rainier LeadSafe Total Copper Jacketed Bullets. Cabela's has them for a good price per 500.($62.99) Same price for hollow points also

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http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...3Bcat112555080

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The price is for 500 rds from my LGS if anyone is interested .

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I use Missouri Bullet Company for my lead needs. You should check out their prices.
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I use Missouri Bullet Company for my lead needs. You should check out their prices.
Thank you I will ... I've used Oregon Trail Bullets and Meister bullets for my Cowboy Action stuff and they are great too ., but The Bullet Work cost me a little more but the quality is a step above anything I have purchased before . In the last 2000 rds from them I've had ZERO rejection and I'm very picky since I was a caster for 40 yrs till I sold everything 3 yrs ago except my black powder stuff .



NOTE ... there is 3 casting pots on my table . One was for pure lead , another one 25-1 and last one was for wheel weights which I got free from the shop I had


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I think 40 S&W is the most common brass I find laying on the ground at the range. I don't reload it but pick it up anyway. Last time I traded a 5 gallon bucket of 40 for a 5 gallon bucket of 9mm.
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You can also get $2.50 a pound for brass from Freedom Munitions/Xtreme bullet.

I am waiting till I hit 40 pounds to cash it in. I am going to use the USPS flat rate box, as it takes up to 70 pounds for about $16.
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You can also get $2.50 a pound for brass from Freedom Munitions/Xtreme bullet.

I am waiting till I hit 40 pounds to cash it in. I am going to use the USPS flat rate box, as it takes up to 70 pounds for about $16.
My LGS has a 55 gal drum of 40 SW . Mostly Winc head stamp and they are from a indoor range . I need to see if he will sell them by the pound maybe I can make a few bucks off it and sell them to Freedom
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My LGS has a 55 gal drum of 40 SW . Mostly Winc head stamp and they are from a indoor range . I need to see if he will sell them by the pound maybe I can make a few bucks off it and sell them to Freedom
I get all brass I can every range trip & if I do not use it, it goes in a jug to save for the brass credit program. The only requirements from (info is on their website) them is it has to be something they load & the credit can't be for more than the purchase. I have about 20 pounds saved & am aiming for 40. About every 12-18 months I have been changing out all my loading brass & replacing it with once fired newer brass. I have reloading some of it 10 times & it still looks ok, but it kind of gives me a little piece of mind. We usually shoot the .22 pistol to warm up & then shoot 9mm & .45. We then finish with our Sig P238's because that's what we normally carry. They shoot very nice for short barreled pistols.
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I love the look and feel of the P238 . I need to shoot one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W4AVpxvGgg

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I love the look and feel of the P238 . I need to shoot one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W4AVpxvGgg
You will love it. I shot one once while looking for a pocket pistol. One word describes how it shoots SWEET!
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[QUOTE=tx gun runner;190686]I love the look and feel of the P238 . I need to shoot one

It is truly an amazing little pistol. They must make 15 different models, both both of ours are stock & came as pictured. About 1000 round through each, as we alternate shooting them each range trip, not a single malfunction from either. For a short barreled pistol, the accuracy is amazing. Another amazing thing is you can shoot it all day & it does not wear you down.
We carry it with Hornady's Critical Defense ammo, but practice with a 100 gr. RNFP bullet from Extreme. I load them to shoot like the carry ammo, so it won't feel any different, if the need arises to use it.

I pocket carry mine in a Galco leather holster, but with the standard 6 round mag, not the extended 7 round one in the picture.

I carry it cocked & locked & one great feature of the design is you can remove the mag & rack the slide to un-chamber the round without taking the safety off.

I have never shot the old or new Colt mustang, but I hear it's the same, design wise.

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I carry it cocked & locked & one great feature of the design is you can remove the mag & rack the slide to un-chamber the round without taking the safety off.
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This is just a point and I'm not trying to down grade the Sig in any way shape or form ...... the Glock's and Kahr's has one great feature of the design is you can remove the mag & rack the slide to un-chamber the round also anytime you wish and there is no safety to put on or off and since the guns are never cock there is no way to fire it till you pull the trigger to cock it . I don't like manual safety on POCKET carry guns you carry cocked and locked , now this is my opinion you can knock the safety off super easy . The IWB or belt carry is the only way I would carry any SA action gun with a manual safety cocked and locked .
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