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by noylj
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 11:25:43
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: 9mm VS .45 ACP
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: 9mm VS .45 ACP

Accu-shadow or a custom 1911.
by noylj
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 04:19:16
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: 9mm VS .45 ACP
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: 9mm VS .45 ACP

For what? No pistol cartridge is all that much better than any other for self-defense. Hitting the center of mass seems like a very hard thing to do under pressure of your life being on the line. Get a shotgun. I don't notice any real difference in recoil from a 9x19 or a .45 Auto, other than 230gn ...
by noylj
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:38:02
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Reloading advice
Replies: 18
Views: 3863

Re: Reloading advice

Do what you want, just be safe. Yes, since the presses and accessories were xmas presents and I was there, why wouldn't I help? They could have done it on their own, but they wanted to start NOW. Better to be there if they are impatient. This way we spent boxing day at the range shooting their own r...
by noylj
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:51:44
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Reloading advice
Replies: 18
Views: 3863

Re: Reloading advice

Well, my point there was that you don't need an 8-hour class or several days to learn the basics. Reading or doing is more than sufficient. So, compare getting about 200 rounds of 9x19 loaded by a newbe, from die set-up to finished round in about 3 hours to attending a class--and do you actually get...
by noylj
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:07:27
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Reloading advice
Replies: 18
Views: 3863

Re: Reloading advice

>While you certainly don't need to take a class, not everyone learns well on their own. Some people like a more formal learning setting and want to go to a classroom setting and hear someone knowledgeable on the topic speak. And my point is FIRST read a couple of manuals or "ABCs of Reloading&q...
by noylj
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:56:38
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Reloading advice
Replies: 18
Views: 3863

Re: Reloading advice

Reading a couple of manuals is all you need. Basic reloading is quite simple--just always start at the starting load and work up. Too many think you need the equivalent of a college degree before you relosd. If you read a couple of manuals and still have no idea, look into class or post request for ...
by noylj
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:39:49
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Re-sizing/ necked down question
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: Re-sizing/ necked down question

In most cases, you simply get the sizing die for the new caliber and run the case into it. Not hard at all.
If it is a large change in caliber or if the shoulder is moved, you may need one or two intermediate sizing dies.
by noylj
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:20:49
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: New smart bullets for your smart gun
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

Re: New smart bullets for your smart gun

The return of the GyroJet, with less effective ammo.
I say--put the writer at the receiving end and let us know how it feels.
I know that I always enjoyed Popular Mechanics and Popular Science--both were almost as funny as Mad Magazine.
by noylj
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:12:29
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Powder for Reloading 45ACP and .223s
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Re: Powder for Reloading 45ACP and .223s

>Preferences: - Ultra-low residue is most important (he said he hates dirty powders) - Safe storage/stable - Appropriate for 45ACP 185g 4.5" barrel and .223/5.56 55g with 16" barrel User avatar JamesDuncan Sighting In Sighting In Posts: 13 Joined: Sun, 03 Jan 2016 22:48:31 Preferences: - U...
by noylj
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:14:44
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Ammo that attracts to Magnets
Replies: 16
Views: 5430

Re: Ammo that attracts to Magnets

OH. thanks.
I would think steel anything would damage the backstop to some degree.
Well, I know that I wouldn't allow either in my range.
by noylj
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 00:44:41
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Ammo that attracts to Magnets
Replies: 16
Views: 5430

Re: Ammo that attracts to Magnets

OK, still confused. What magnetic bullets would not be hard on the range backstop? Are they inserting rare earth magnets in bullets now? I would think nothing harder than copper would be allowed. I know the indoor range I go to had their reloading operation in back, behind the backstop and one day b...
by noylj
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 20:52:12
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Ammo that attracts to Magnets
Replies: 16
Views: 5430

Re: Ammo that attracts to Magnets

Shouldn't steel core/jacket bullets have the BULLET attract the magnet? If the magnet attracts the case, then it is steel case and not the bullet. I don't understand what could be in a bullet and attract a magnet and NOT be an iron/steel core. Surely there are no cobalt, nickel, chrome, or rare-eart...
by noylj
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:54:04
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Aluminum vs Brass casings
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Aluminum vs Brass casings

Cases, and no difference in performance other than I have heard that aluminum can be harder on an extractor. Aluminum should be cheaper, but you can re-sell brass.
by noylj
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:45:12
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Newbie Reloading Equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: Newbie Reloading Equipment

>I wasn't saying that my time is worth $15 / hr "Say your time is worth $15/hr..." I'm just saying that your opportunity cost is not an issue for a hobby—as part of the value of that time should be your enjoyment. Again, if you don't enjoy reloading or working up loads that are more accura...
by noylj
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:42:44
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Newbie Reloading Equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: Newbie Reloading Equipment

One should reload to produce better ammo. If you don't enjoy reloading, don't reload. If you reload for all your cartridges, you would "pay for" the equipment much quicker. If you equate all your time to money, you would do nothing but work. If you time is worth $15/hour, then every night ...
by noylj
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:29
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Newbie Reloading Equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 2210

Re: Newbie Reloading Equipment

This is me--I would not buy that kit. Buy two manuals and read the how-to sections. Get the Lyman manual (#49?) and the Richard Lee, Hornady, Speer, or Sierra manuals. If you can find it, get an OLD edition of "ABCs of Reloading" from Amazon. I would be happier with the Lee Challenger kit ...
by noylj
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:02:28
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Question about trimming pistol cases
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Question about trimming pistol cases

All cases start out slightly too small. Bottleneck cases, because pressure against the shoulder causes the case to stretch, need to be trimmed every three or so firings. Straight-wall cases, since there is no shoulder pushing the case forward, do NOT grow. Thus, they don't need to be trimmed. With m...
by noylj
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:15:46
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: 9MM HP or .45ACP FMJ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5574

Re: 9MM HP or .45ACP FMJ?

Of course, the rational question would have been a 9x19 JHP or a .45 JHP, or a 9x19 FMJ-RN or a .45 FMJ-RN. I will repeat, I wouldn't even think of using a RN bullet for self-defense and I hope that I am never in a battle where having more ammunition is more important than the effectiveness of each ...
by noylj
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:04:53
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: Reloads
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

Re: Reloads

Buy another gun. Always a good solution.
by noylj
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:02:29
Forum: Ammunition and Reloading
Topic: 9MM HP or .45ACP FMJ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5574

Re: 9MM HP or .45ACP FMJ?

Heavy clothing or light? Will the HP expand reliably? Will the cavity fill with cloth or sheet rock and become equal to a FMJ? Indoors or out? Over penetration, of a non-expanding 9x19 JHP will be greater than a non-expanding .45. Have the police found the 9x19 JHP to be everything they could want a...

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