In quest of .45 Auto Rim brass


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Corner Pocket
May 22, 2010, 09:04 AM
My new .45 revolver is somewhere on its way to me in the big brown truck, and I'm pumped, jacked up, and stoked! ;) I've reloaded several thousand rounds of .45 ACP in the past few years, but have never even (to my knowledge) seen any .45 Auto Rim brass. As a "just for kicks" exercise, I think I would enjoy reloading a few of them to see the difference between those and when using moon clips.

If you have a few pieces of that brass that you might be willing to part with, please drop me a PM. Thanks! :D

Corner Pocket

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calaverasslim
May 22, 2010, 09:15 AM
You mite try Dave's Gun Shop, ask for Slim, down in SE Bexar county for you needs. He mite have a couple extry!

moxie
May 22, 2010, 09:32 AM
You can get a box of 100 at Midway for as little as 20 bucks. They are on back order now but shouldn't take too long to come in. See here:
http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=1&categoryId=7497&categoryString=9315***652***670***9014***
Both the Starline and the RP are perfectly good.
You will like the .45 AR. Load it exactly the same way as ACP. Exactly. If you are looking for hot loads, however, it can be roll crimped.

Corner Pocket
May 22, 2010, 09:44 AM
Thanks, moxie, and thanks calaverasslim. I have been to that gun shop a number of times and have enjoyed each and every trip. I have found the proprietor to be extremely knowledgeable, very outgoing, willing to help beginners, and all around, he is one heckuva nice guy. I'll get back down that way before long and will stop in and have a look. Thanks again! :D

Corner Pocket

calaverasslim
May 22, 2010, 09:46 AM
MidwayUSA Starline $21 but out of stock, expected 10 June but Starline won't say when they are gonna run any. Just on back order.

Remington, $27 but out of stock until 15 July.

Iron Sight
May 22, 2010, 10:37 AM
Just a reminder.....For reloading,you do need different shell holders than for ACP.

Doug b
May 22, 2010, 02:00 PM
I found the RP brass to thin to get more than 1 or 2 reloads out of.First load would be jacketed second load would be cast after that not enough case mouth tension to hold any bullet.Reach for the stars, starline that is.

Corner Pocket
May 22, 2010, 03:49 PM
I've given this some more thought... Actually, I may be better off to just keep loading .45 ACP like I've been doing, and learn how to become good friends with the moon clips. ;)

CP

jonnyc
May 22, 2010, 04:09 PM
For one pistol that uses moon clips, I'd stick with the ACP. I load both ACP and AR, just for a change now and again, and on the off-chance an Enfield MkVI crosses my path.
Search on the web for Rim-Z moon clips, they really make your range time much more enjoyable.

drgoose
May 22, 2010, 10:34 PM
I recently bought a SW Nightguard in 45 ACP. I love the moon clips, you will be happy with them BUT BUY A LOADING AND UNLOADING TOOL. I bought the "moonclip tool" for about 30 dlls. I have bought way to many gadgets in my life and I can tell you that those are the best spent 30 dlls.

Enjoy your revolver.

oldgold
May 22, 2010, 10:59 PM
aphrowe Posts on here from time to time usually in the For Sale section.
He tried to sell me some a while back for my 625. You might PM him and ask if he's still got them.

Sunray
May 23, 2010, 12:09 AM
Midway is showing both Starline and Remington as being in stock now. Starline is a bit cheaper.
"...have found the proprietor..." He can order it for you.
"...Enfield MkVI..." Both the .45 ACP and Auto-Rim use a different bullet diameter. Too small. .455 Webley uses a .454" bullet. Same as the .45 Colt.

jonnyc
May 23, 2010, 12:31 AM
""...Enfield MkVI..." Both the .45 ACP and Auto-Rim use a different bullet diameter. Too small. .455 Webley uses a .454" bullet. Same as the .45 Colt."

True, but many MkVIs that have cylinders shaved for .45 ACP and AR shoot very well with the slightly smaller diameter bullets.

Sunray
May 23, 2010, 12:40 AM
"...many Mk VIs that have cylinders shaved for..." There is that. Bubba'd when .455 ammo wasn't available. Isn't the same thing though.

jonnyc
May 23, 2010, 11:00 AM
I know, but I figured I'd probably get a cheap "shaved" shooter before I was able to find an expensive original. To date I haven't gotten either!

jjohnson
May 23, 2010, 11:39 PM
I see 45AR every great now and then at gunbroker.

I have a handful of .45ACP revolvers, and have to say (having loaded AR also) it's a hoot to have the full moon clips. Dang handy to have one in your pocket when you're in the field. Have it your way, though. Half of the fun of reloading is being able to make stuff the way you like it. ;)

Oh - and to JOHHNYC - Yeah, those .455s..... I have a 1917 Colt with the Brit "Broad Arrow" proof marked .455 Eley, and it must have been fixed by Bubba - it now shoots .45 Colt - and does it well when I load it with .454" bullets.

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