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Old 03-11-2012, 04:47 PM
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45 acp reloading ?




Just curious how many in the Baer family here reload 45acp ? If not, what is your regular new or reload that you buy and where is the best deal ?
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:41 PM
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I reload for all my handguns including my PII.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:45 PM
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I reload for my UTC (.45) and Premier II (9mm).
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:53 PM
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I reload for .45 acp, 45 Colt and .38/.357 and variuos rifle calibers.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:58 PM
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As hungry as my Baers are I have to reload for 'em!! 45 and lots of it!
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:21 PM
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I reload for everything. 250gr 3.4gr of clays. 200gr wadcutters are notoriously accurate but I haven't loaded them in awhile so no load info.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:48 PM
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I reload but not yet for the .45 acp. I need to.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:54 PM
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Every caliber I own I reload. I refuse to pay for factory ammo!

4.8gns WST
200gn lead swc
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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Tested a new load for my Concept V last night. 230 LRN over a little charge of trailboss. Mild and accurate.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:47 PM
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Every caliber I own I reload. I refuse to pay for factory ammo!
I Load .45acp, 400cor-bon, .40S&W, 9mm, .38/ .357, .44mag, .223 rem,
and .308 win.

My pet .45 loads.
230 gr FMJ's over 5.6gr Win 231
200 gr LSWC's over 5.4 Win 231

These loads function in all 5 of my Baers.

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Old 03-11-2012, 08:14 PM
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I Load .45acp, 400cor-bon, .40S&W, 9mm, .38/ .357, .44mag, .223 rem,
and .308 win.

My pet .45 loads.
230 gr FMJ's over 5.6gr Win 231
200 gr LSWC's over 5.4 Win 231

These loads function in all 5 of my Baers.
Man... we are close on pet loads.

230 gr. LRN 5.4gr. W 231
200 gr. LSWC 5.2 gr. W 231

These loads function in all 5 of my Baers.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:33 PM
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My pet .45 loads.
230 gr FMJ's over 5.6gr Win 231
200 gr LSWC's over 5.4 Win 231
200gr plated RN over 5.7 gr W231

or better yet

200gr plated RN over 7.9gr HS-6
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:42 PM
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I reload for my LB Monolith 45, as well as all my other handguns & rifles. One hobby feeds the other!
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:37 PM
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Yes I reload for every caliber I shoot.

I used to shoot 100-200 rds when I bought ammo, last time I went to the range I put 550rds through my baer.

My plinking load that my baer loves and its pretty accurate is:

precision delta 230gr fmj
5.4 gr of win 231
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:01 PM
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9mm, 38spl, .357 Mag, 40 S&W, 45ACP.
Since 1989. I broke my P2 in with my reloads. Favorite is 200gr H&G style 68. 4.9 WST @1.250 oal.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:12 AM
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I load for every caliber I own - just part of the addiction to shooting sports.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:23 AM
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Couldn't afford to shoot, if I didn't....
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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200 gr. L-SWC over 5.2 gr. of W231.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:46 AM
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I do it -- .45 acp soon 9mm -- Dillon 650
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:48 PM
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I reload for all my .45acp, 9mm and .38spl handguns.

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:11 PM
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I reload 9,45,40 and 380 but mostly .45.Quick question for most seasoned loaders -do most of your loads meet say idpa major of 165?I usually load to make major regardless of bullet weight and have yet to determine if 230GRN@750FPS OR 185GR@900FPS will be better for the matches? any opinions or input appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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I reload everything I shoot: 9mm, 38 special, 357 magnum, 357 SIG, 40SW, 45 ACP, 223, 6.8 SPC, 308. My LB loves Nosler 185s with 7.0 grains of VV N340.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:05 AM
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Reloading is the only way to go if you really enjoy shooting. You are very limited in factory loads. By loading your own, you can test a broad range of bullet types and powders. You will see a lot of competitive shooters and action shooters who develop "pet loads" that achieve specific objectives for their sport. Some desire very light recoil to reduce the time back onto target for the next shot. You will see competitive shooter recipes " 185 grain Dardas LSWC with 4.0 Grains of bullseye; seated at 1.65 or" "200 gr Penn LWC with 4.7 grains of WST seated at 2.45". Tons of pet loads, used in a lot of competitions - using Unique, Bullseye, WST, Clays, etc. Reloading let's you test loads and develop specific loads for specific purposes. You will see people who use a load that has turned out to be very accurate in THEIR gun .. for knocking down steel plates at 10 yards. They will use - maybe the same bullet but a different powder charge - for bowling pins at 25 yards. Reloading adds a totally new - and interesting - facet to shooting. I can't imagine myself, shooting without reloading. I remember 12 years ago when I bought a pair of Colt 45 SAA's. Put 12,000 rounds through them in 2 years. Different bullets, powders, until you get a pet load for a purpose. Settled on 200 grain LRN with 4.5 grains of AA Select for pistols and 250 Grain for Lever gun (45 Colt chambered Marlin lever action with peep sight = a fun gun for plinking. Superbly accurate and zero recoil .. great bush gun). Bought a 357 SAA, and it has never seen factory ammo. Never BOUGHT factory ammo until the LB for the first 200 rounds of breakin.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:15 PM
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200 gr LSWC's over 5.4 Win 231
Me too!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:50 AM
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Dillon 650 for all ammo. They must be fed otherwise they will turn on you.
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