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The reason I was told .45 long colt was all sold out.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bugsbunny45, Mar 11, 2013.

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  1. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Member

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    Factory .45 Colt is underpowered trash that is only good for building up your brass pile. I just got done reloading the last of my brass so I've got 300 rounds of .45 Colt - 250 gr LSWC over 9 grains of Unique - for my 625 Mountain Gun :)

    Reloading is where it's at with any large bore firearm.
     
  2. BossHogg

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    +1 on that. Unless you buy some $3 a round ammo and that ain't gonna happen. Shoot the cheap stuff to get the brass and make my own real 45 Colt.
     
  3. orionengnr

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    In the last 7 days I have seen .45LC in local Bass Pro and Cabelas.
    Not cheap, but decent quantities. I did not buy any, because I load my own.

    I know that everyone and his dog bought a Judge (I know five people who bought them) but only two have shot theirs, and only one has shot more than a cylinder full.
     
  4. austin360

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    I need to go shoot my Rossi Ranch Hand Mare's Leg without getting raped on 45 Colt prices. Fun gun!
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    Save your brass and make friends with your local tire dealer -- cast wheel weights make great bullets.
     
  6. gandog56

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    I reload every single caliber gun I own...except .22 LR. But this latest round of panic buying is eating into reloading supplies...AGAIN!

    Curse you Obama, two bouts of panic buying caused by you!
     
  7. PabloJ

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    It's the same as with 10mm JHPs. There were plenty on shelves couple of weeks ago, but once old stock sold out there is no more. You will have hard time finding quality loads for .45LC except for slow poke lead 'Cowboy Loads' perhaps. Manufacturers are focused at what is in most demand: .22lr, .223, .380, 9luger, .45ACP, .223, .308,..... Good luck dude.
    I passed on real nice 7,62x35mm semi-auto carabine because I could find NO ammo for it anywhere.
     
  8. gandog56

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    I sure am glad I reload, and figured out that an Obama panic #2 would happen if he was re-elected, and stocked up on ALL my reloading supplies in November! Because all the reloading powders and primers are pretty much out of stock!
     
  9. Vern Humphrey

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    Of course, one of the liberals' goals is to outlaw handloading.

    In Kenya, handloading is a crime and carries the death penalty.

    Do we know anybody in the US Government who comes from Kenya?:eek:
     
  10. Zoogster

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    They banned those in California too a few years ago.
    No more lead wheel weights.


    Have to save the dinosaur that eats weights on the side of the road or something.

    I tend to lose about 10% of my brass even trying to save it when I go to a formal range covered in brass with other people's brass bouncing around and my own bouncing of the dividers, and some brass going forward of the firing line. And that is spending time after every magazine or two so picking it up.
    Loss goes up to around 30% if I try and wait until I am done.
    If I travel the distance to go someplace outdoors and shoot I can typically recover 95-100% because it predictably travels a similar distance to the side without randomly bouncing off of anything before landing on the ground, as long as none gets stepped on and pushed under the dirt out of sight before being collected.

    Of course that is with semi autos, maybe I should enjoy more revolver shooting and collect 100% every time.
     
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  11. WALKERs210

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    I don't remember the cost of the last 3 boxes of 45Colt was at Wal-Mart but I felt lucky that there was any there at all. I shoot behind my house at the edge of wood line and I love my 1892 Winchester replica, but the cost now makes me only take about 5-10 rounds when it goes with me. My wife was on my case over one year ago to start reloading again, but I never thought that a "PANIC BUY" would hit. Hate it when she's right. Currently I have about 25 lbs of clean lead to cast rounds but now I am hording it now just like it's gold.
     
  12. Vern Humphrey

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    With 250 to 255 grain bullets, that's about 600 to 700 bullets. Time to get out and scrounge more wheel weights.
     
  13. TIMC

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    Maybe because it doesn't exist? :rolleyes:
     
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    I had to stop at a Wal-Mart yesterday for the first time in a year or two, but since I was there I checked the ammo. A few .410, a couple of 20 ga., one 12 ga. and 4 big boxes of .45LC for about $25 each.

    John
     
  15. Arkansas Paul

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    Apparently it does indeed exist. Whether or not it was called that before or whether or not you think it should be called that, ammunition manufacturors are labeling it on their boxes.
    (BTW, I happen to agree with you that it shouldn't be called that, but, it seems to be becoming the norm)

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/54...-325-grain-wide-flat-nose-gas-check-box-of-50
     
  16. PabloJ

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    That is stuff they usually mark to be used in Ruger Super Blackhawk or TC carabine. A stiff 'Bear Load' out of stock? Who even shoots this stuff out of a handgun?
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what brand of .45 Colt brass do you guys prefer?
     
  18. Vern Humphrey

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    Whatever I can get my hands on at a reasonable price.
     
  20. Jim K

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    Ammo makers are not big enough to keep all ammo in production at all times. They set up a line for a caliber, run off a batch big enough to last through the cycle, then tear down that line and set it up for another caliber, and so on. If all goes as planned, they will get back to the first caliber just as the stock room and distributors begin to run out of it.

    But if a given caliber is selling so fast they can't keep up, they will keep that line running, even changing other lines over as needed, and defer less popular calibers to another day (or year). When they can get a break, they will run off the next most popular calibers, and so on. When will they get around to some of the less used calibers? Who knows? Maybe they will just use the situation to discontinue rounds like the .32 S&W, the same way they used WWII to discontinue poor selling and low profit calibers.

    Jim
     
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    Only took a couple weeks to get my order of 500 357 Mag and 400 45 Colt bullets from Missouri Bullet Company to load. I've been shooting more in the last couple months than I ever have. I got into reloading just in time.
     
  22. vont01

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    I too reload a bunch of pistol calibers, but I was not aware that I had my 45LC costs down to about 17 cents. Wow. Have any cost factors on the 44's? l also load them along with 9's, 40's, 45's, 380's, 9x18's Makarov, and just starting to see what I can do with Nugant pistol 7.65's.
     
  23. Lost Sheep

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    Here ya go.

    http://media.photobucket.com/user/s...]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=4

    There are a bunch here
    http://www.bing.com/search?q='facep...AF&form=CONBDF&conlogo=CT3210127&ShowAppsUI=1

    Maybe the mods can adopt one of them?

    Methinks we could use a "dope slap" one, too. But that might not be the "High Road" attitude to which we aspire. Maybe a "There, there" or "Bless your heart" symbol instead.

    Lost Sheep
     
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