- Sep 18, 2002
- Lake Lure NC USA
As noted above,, they only use one barrel bore diameter.
I agree. My flattop Blackhawk .45ACP is my favorite gun to shoot. I’ve never even bought a single box of .45 Colt.The .45 ACP convertibles do way better and are honestly way more fun. Those short, fat bullets load easy and quick.
And I have never bought a box of .45 ACP (and only one box of 9mm) . I've loaded a few .45 ACP cases (from picking up at the gun club) for testing in my convertibles, but then dropped the idea of actually using them, as .45 Colt just suits me fine and does way more than the .45 ACP could ever hope to do, so why bother. Into the box went the .45 ACP cylinders -- so to speak. Price is aprox. equal when reloading anyway.I've never even bought a single box of .45 Colt.
Not everyone handloadsAnd I have never bought a box of .45 ACP (and only one box of 9mm) . I've loaded a few .45 ACP cases (from picking up at the gun club) for testing in my convertibles, but then dropped the idea of actually using them, as .45 Colt just suits me fine and does way more than the .45 ACP could ever hope to do, so why bother. Into the box went the .45 ACP cylinders -- so to speak. Price is aprox. equal when reloading anyway.
I may not understand it ... but I got it . I couldn't afford shooting big bores if I didn't. My setup has more than paid for itself over the years that I have been reloading with a single stage press. I'd be back to shooting just .22LR only which is fun also, but not the same.Not everyone hand loads
Good idea!Not everyone handloads
let me just get a press and all the components real quick to crank out some .41 Magnum, no problem
Similar story with me. I started loading in the late 60s. I then got into some competition shooting, add to that shooting wildcats, and even buying factory guns that I don't think any factory ammo was ever made for. You get better performance from your equipment with custom loaded ammo in addition to saving a little money and now ammo availability will not effect you.....But back in 1977,, I wanted to shoot more, and couldn't afford to spend much. Handloading allowed me to invest in equipment, that allowed me to take my spare time and make ammo a lot cheaper (per round) by far than what I could purchase. In essence I got to shoot a lot more than if I had just bought factory ammo.
Over time,, adding many other calibers,, with factory ammo very expensive,, it was also another way to shoot more in calibers that normally would break the bank. Having the equipment already,, allowed me to do this easily as well.
I'm hearing ya....Over-inflated 30-30 ammo prices is why I decided to put my old Win '94 up for sale. I simply ain't paying $25-$40 a box for 30-30 ammo and after watching it for the past 3 years, I don't suspect it's going to come down.An interesting note. Yesterday I did my weekly perusal of my two distributors inventories of available ammunition. One of the two distributors actually listed that they have 30 30 ammo, only one SKU, Federal Premium, it would sell at the LGS for around $40 per box of 20. How many folks remember in the late 80s-early 90s Wal-Mart would put out their Hunting Fall Flyer and a box of Remington 30-30s were between $13-15 per box, 30-06 around $18? Now with the Biden Inflation factor that equates to around $22 per box of 30-30 today.