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Woo hoo, my first ammo off the press.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by saltysquid, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. saltysquid

    saltysquid member

    Well, I made my first 10mm ammo and I'm ready to test it. I can't wait to fire ammo that I made myself, kind of kid like I guess since I'm an old guy, but stoked nonetheless.


    The 550b went smooth in all aspects on this small amount to start off with, I set the powder to throw 9.2 AA7 and it was dead nuts on the 10 times I dumped and weighed it before doing these.

    The starting stats are:

    Precision 185 to 1.25 oal
    Winchester primers
    AA#7 9.2
    Lee factory crimp
  2. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    nice very very nice.

  3. Idano

    Idano Well-Known Member

    Outstanding, sounds like your hooked.
  4. CZ57

    CZ57 member

    Congratulations Salty! Very good powder choice. AA#7 has been recommended for accuracy in 10mm since data started appearing about 20 years ago! Hope they shoot well for you!;)

    BBQJOE Well-Known Member

    Yup. There's something quite satisfying about making your own bullets.
    Not sure if it's the fact that you can, or the money you save.
    Probably both.
  6. saltysquid

    saltysquid member

    Thanks guys. Yes I'm hooked, I have seen a lot of people using the #7 so I thought I would go with it. I may try the power pistol also at some point also since I see a number of people using it and I believe it's both Joe. In the case of 10mm the money being saved is nothing small, it's expensive off the shelf.
  7. SASS#23149

    SASS#23149 Well-Known Member

    I felt the same way after my first reloads hit the catch bin.:)
  8. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    And another one is hooked..........Creeker
  9. the pistolero

    the pistolero Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! I'll be going out in the morning with my first 10mm ammo. (See this thread.) I can't wait. My chrony got here day before yesterday. :cool: What will you be shooting it out of?
  10. saltysquid

    saltysquid member

    I have a DW Cbob for carry right now and hopefully in a short time i will have a G29 for a toss around carry gun. I also plan on having a DW Razorback at some point. You?

    Nevermind, I saw Kimber Stainless Target II in your thread.

    Congratulations to you too.
  11. GaryL

    GaryL Well-Known Member

    Shoot, another guy driving up the price of components.....

    Oh, yeah, THR, congrats. :)

    Lotta fun isn't it?

    I had a wedding to go to at noon, but managed to crank out 100 rnds of 9mm before leaving the house.
  12. saltysquid

    saltysquid member

    Yep, this could get real addicting.
  13. the pistolero

    the pistolero Well-Known Member

    While I am not the biggest fan of the Glock, I must say that would make a dandy carry gun -- though I wouldn't mind having one of those CBOBs either. So many guns, so little money. :D
  14. saltysquid

    saltysquid member

    The glock is pretty much it in a lightweight 10mm and from what I have seen peole that have them really like them. The Cbob will still be my favorite carry gun, I absolutely love it, but sometimes a lightweight comes in handy especially during the summer with shorts, etc.

    I wish they made a 10mm XD, I had a couple of them and like the ergonomics better than glocks, but they don't so that's moot.
  15. fish1

    fish1 New Member

    Woo Hoo X 2

    You sound the way I felt a few months ago after loading my first batch of .45 with my 650. Nothing quite like it. After a couple of weeks I bought the tool heads and dies for 9mm and .40. Also plan to to load .38 Super and 10mm.

    What do you mean this can be addicting?
  16. fish1

    fish1 New Member


    Anyone know why I have been posting since 4/2005 and every so often I am listed as a new member with 1 post?

    Soon I will be the oldest member ever with 1 post.
  17. bigger jon

    bigger jon Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the club:)
    Just so you know, the carefree days of shooting are OVER! your now going to spend more time on you knees rather than shooting looking for those last 2 pieces of brass that allways seem to get lost? And spend countless time on the phone and online looking for the best deal on powder or bullets, Hevan help you if you ever star to cast your own:p
    Now for some helpfull hints from a old guy who`s been loading for 30 years now,, Keep a record of all your load data, this helps a whole lot in the years to come,Write a date on all your loading supplys,they last a lond time but it`s nice to know.call RCBS Dillon or what ever you got in the way of gear and tell them you broke a decapping pin in your die keep these on hand befor it realy dose break on you late at night when everyone colsed..
    Best of luck and enjoy,
  18. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    Well.....Do they go "BANG"? Or "ppphhhtttsss"?:D
  19. koja48

    koja48 member

    Congratulations! Welcome to the addiction, err, disease, I mean the next most enjoyable hobby after shooting . . .
  20. saltysquid

    saltysquid member

    Thanks guys and I will test the "bangability" this week.

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