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X-Treme 380Auto 100 gr RNFP Clearance $49/1000 + free shipping

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bds, Nov 23, 2017.

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    421 quantity left.

    If you want to stock up for the future, buy now.

    I have been with THR now going on 8 years and we used to talk about $14/1000 Wolf primers and $67/8 lbs of Promo sold by Power Valley. Recently we talked about $20/1000 S&B primers sold by Cabela's with free shipping.

    Soon we'll be talking about "Remember when X-Treme clearanced 100 gr RNFP for $49/1000?" :D
     
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    I just got mine.
    Thanks!
    There is no "Use By" date on components.
    They'll outlast us!
     
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    +1. Bullets have long shelf life! :D

    I am still using components I stocked up 20 years ago at less than half the price I am currently paying.

    414 quantity left.
     
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    Thank You BDS - 414 in stock now, 2k for me
     
  6. Doublehelix

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    I just ordered another 2K as well.
     
  7. vaalpens

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    bds, thanks for the link. It did not order any of the 100gr bullets, but I did order 500 of the 124gr FP bullets for $41 - 20%= $32.80. These bullets will be dedicated to 9mm which will leave my RMR FMJ FN bullets just for 357sig.
     
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    I just ordered a thousand. Thanks for the link. I get their email but I missed that one.
     
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    Guess I'll have to get some as well. Thanks again for the heads up.:thumbup:
     
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    These 100 gr RNFP bullets aren't just for 380Auto loads and can be used for 9mm loads.

    For 9mm, since they are shorter bullets, you want to seat them deeper like 1.030"-1.040" as shown in above picture for greater neck tension and more consistent chamber pressures. In this thread, powder charges down to 4.2-4.3 gr of W231/HP-38 were used with 100 gr RNFP to produce light recoil steel challenge loads (around 100 PF) but I would suggest 5.0-5.2 gr W231/HP-38 for higher recoil loads around 125 PF (Hodgdon max charge is 5.5 gr for 100 gr FMJ at 1.050") - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/recommend-a-9mm-load-for-steel-challenge.829003/

    If you are frugal, 4.4-4.6 gr of Promo will produce accurate range practice/plinking loads and for me, lowers the cost of reloading down to less than $4 for 50 rounds - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.p...n-9mm-40s-w-45acp.799231/page-3#post-10245856
     
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    bds, thanks for the heads up on the discount code, but you're costing me money by saving me money! I just placed an order yesterday, but 25% off and free shipping was just too much for my feeble will power to overcome.
     
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    Looking at their site clearance page they have 110 grain 30 Carbine bullets on clearance $67.25 per K so I am in for some of those as well.:D
     
  14. Professor Gascan

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    Bumping this back up as I've run into a problem loading these for 9mm.

    I find I have to use CBC/Magtech or S&B cases with these bullets, as any other case I've tried the bullet just slides into the case by hand without a flare/bell. All cases are cleaned and resized properly.

    I've been thinking about ordering an undersize sizing die. Has anyone else run into this?
     
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    PG........Sounds like you need a tighter sizer or your expander needs polishing down since the thinner cases are not giving enough neck tension.

    Size some of the thinner cases and seat a bullet without using the expander. If there is enough neck tension now the expander is too big and needs to be polished down. If not, the sizer is too big. Either get a new sizer or stick with thicker brass.
     
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    No. Make sure you are full-length resizing the brass. If you see daylight between bottom of die and top of shell holder/plate, adjust the die so you don't.

    I am using Lee dies and I cannot push the bullets into the case against the bench with enough flare to just set the bullet inside the case mouth.

    I fed/chambered some dummy rounds (no powder, no primer) from the magazine and got these results - https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/myth-busting-neck-tension-and-bullet-setback.830072/

    These headstamp cases did not experience bullet setback:
    • CBC
    • GECO
    • HRTRS
    • PMC
    • R-P
    • S+B
    • SIG
    • Starline
    • WIN
    These headstamp cases experienced bullet setback (After Glock 22/KKM barrel, After Glock 23/Lone Wolf barrel):
    • AGUILA: -.0005", -.0005"
    • BLAZER: -.002", -.002"
    • BLAZER: -.001", -.002"
    • BLAZER: -.002", -.003"
    • FC: -.001", -.001"
    • .FC.: -.002", -.002"
    • .FC.: -.001", -.001"
    • .FC.: -.001", -.001"
    • GFL: -.001", -.001"
    • Perfecta: -.001", -.001"
    • PPU: -.0005", -.001"
    • Tulammo: -.0005", -.001"
    NOTE: BLAZER and .FC. rounds were repeated three times because I measured greater than .001" bullet setback.
     
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    Maybe I should have just used the Win brass instead of Blazer in my little experiment in the other thread. :)

    Or SIG, or Geco, as I had enough of each. Oh well, gonna stick with it.
     
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    Especially important with the tapered 9MM case.
     
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    I have been using these bullets in my mixed brass without many issues. I size with the Redding Competition sizing die, and it works fine. I did not try any setback tests as @bds has, but when I first started loading these, I did have a couple of bullets fall out of the case in the magazine. At that point, I was seating to 1.045". I am now seating at 1.03" and have not had an issue since.
     
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    2,000 BULLETS FOR $93.10 DELIVERED!

    Reading THR can be costly, but look at the money I saved at less than 4.7 cents per bullet delivered to my front door :) Suppose now I will have to start reloading .380 ACP again - my pistols' extractors will likely be relieved to take a break from the steel cased Silver Bear I have been shooting
     
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    Amen brother. I started going to THR anonymous meetings and it still didn't help.
     
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    I know, spending money is never saving money. That being said, I just ordered 4k.
     
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    It can be, it just often isn't.
     
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    In almost 30 years of shooting and reloading, close to $100,000 was spent on various shooting and reloading items, bought heavily on sales. Add to that close to $10,000 just this year stocking up for upcoming retirement years. I keep telling my wife I saved her like over $150,000 compared to shooting factory ammunition but she insists she is not convinced. :eek::D

    In hind sight, I am wishing I had bought more primers when Wolf primers were $14/1000, Promo was $87/8 lbs and bullets were 40% cheaper than now.

    I am glad I stocked up this year on S&B primers at $20/1000 with free shipping and Federal/Aguila 22LR (Copper Plated HP and RN) at $25-$28/500 with free shipping. But trying to tell my wife I saved her 30% on primers is not getting me anywhere. :oops:
     
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