Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Darth-Vang, Apr 5, 2021.
Target Sports USA is all out but when they have it they seem to have decent prices on .25 ammo.
Not much more than Grafs wants for brass.
I would prefer to buy from someone that don’t need theirs. But that’ll be a last resort if I can’t find anyone.
Then run an WTB add in the Buy/Sell/Trade Reloading Components section of this forum.... HERE.
About the only place I am seeing with it is Crown Bullet MFG, but I have no experience with them, not can I couch for the validity of their company. They want 75 bucks for 500 pieces of once fired brass. If you are interested, here is the link: http://www.crownbullet.com/25--acp--once-fired-pistol-brass-500-25500.html
Another option you may be able to try is to go to a couple local shooting ranges and ask if you can sort through their swept brass and see if there is any in there. If they allow you to, it will probably be time consuming. Even then, it may not be worth the effort for all the time you would have to put into it compared to the small amounts you would likely get out of it.
I normally hate telling people that it would just be better to buy new, but I think this is one of those instances where that really is the best option. It will save you a lot of time and effort trying to find it, and that would be worth the small increase in price in my opinion.
I purchased 500 once-fired .25 ACP from Diamond K Brass (out of stock presently) and it was a fairly good deal (even though there were about 20 Berdan primed cases in the batch). I set up Ammoseek (ammoseek,com) and it alerted me when they came into stock.
The Speer website usually has the 35 grain Gold Dot bullets in stock.
I have a few fired .25 ACP cases I would give you, but half a handful at most. I live in central Nebraska, contact me if you want them. I doubt if mailing would be cost effective.
thinking about reloading 25 ACP.
If you do, my hats off to you!
I can just picture loading .25 with 700X and tweezers,
1 flake, 2 flakes, 3 flakes....
(Anyone have some 700X? how many flakes to make 1.5gr?)
I just had to look to see if a flake of 700X would even go in the case sideways
(ok so they are not that big)
AA#2 might be a good choice, still 2/10s start to MAX.
Edit: Lyman does list AA#2 start 1.6 MAX 1.8 with 35gr Speer GDHP as mentioned later AA#2 is fine grained and meters great.
Curious what powder the OP is using
I would guess loading .25 might be "fun" for us with fumble fingers.....
tiny charges, tiny cases, tiny bullets.
#1 - I very rarely shoot it.
#2 - It's not a round that can be significantly improved by handloading.
#3 - The brass is almost impossible to find once it hits the grass. If you do find one, it magically turns into .22 LR after you pick it up.
#4 - I like to sort all my cases by headstamp, but life is too short to go blind while doing it.
I handload 32acp, but geez, I am just not masochistic enough to handload 25acp. I do respect those that do. I hope the OP is able to source all the brass he needs from the suggestions provided by others.
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