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Old 03-03-2017, 09:52 AM
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Is anyone reloading .45 cal FMJ? I am in the process of buying a new Auto Ordnance M1A1 and am thinking about starting to reload for it.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:53 AM
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I load .45ACP FMJ all the time. As many do I'm sure..
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:02 AM
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Used to load it all the time when I owned a 1911 clone.
Still sitting on a heap of bullets and brass (maybe I'll get a honest to God Colt one of these days).
It's also totally worth it to load vs buying it for .45 ACP.
I tend to get my components on sale and can typically reload for 20% of the cost of buying even the cheap WWB commercial rounds.

Would love to see that M1A1 in action!
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:19 AM
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Any recommendations on powder and primers? I've mostly been doing 7.62X54r for vintage sniper and Varget powder.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:20 AM
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Used to load it all the time when I owned a 1911 clone.
Still sitting on a heap of bullets and brass (maybe I'll get a honest to God Colt one of these days).
It's also totally worth it to load vs buying it for .45 ACP.
I tend to get my components on sale and can typically reload for 20% of the cost of buying even the cheap WWB commercial rounds.

Would love to see that M1A1 in action!
You'll surely see it! They are currently back order so I'm waiting for my SN so I can process the Form 4 for the Short Barreled Rifle.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:22 AM
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Watch out as some of the commercial brass is small primer pockets rather than the normal large. Other than that, reloading for the .45ACP is pretty straight forward and brass should last a long time.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:47 AM
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I have been using Unique for Milspec velocity and faster .45 ACP reloads for 230 gn FMJ and since I was in college many, many, moons ago.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:51 AM
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Bullseye is what I use for 45acp.
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Bullseye is what I use for 45acp.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:56 AM
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You get more rounds per pound w/ Bullseye
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