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Ammo and reloading for a .380

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by dirtrider73068, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:27 PM.

  1. dirtrider73068

    dirtrider73068 Sharpshooter

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    Seen sg ammo on wiki arms and ammo seek didn't know they are in stillwater, may have to order from there keep it local.

    Does anybody know anything about tulammo brand, I see it everywhere but never heard of it.
     
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    Be sure that if you intend to reload the ammo you purchase, you buy brass cased ammo. I believe most of the Tulammo I've seen is steel cased.
     
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    Yea thats one thing I have seen is tulammo is stell case, not sure how good or bad that is to run in a gun, everything I have seen has been brass.
     
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    I shoot Tulammo in both of my AK's have never had an issue but they are designed for steel. I would just get a box and see how it runs in your pistol. I have read that some Bersa's can be picky with ammo . But you hear that with every gun
     
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    Ok will give it a run and see how it does, if a gun don't like ammo I know my marlin hates rem goldens and with in 5 rounds it will stove pipe on the dot, but cci runs it like a champ.
     
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    Let me know if you want it, I picked up a few thousand from him
     
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    about 100 for a Lee 4 hole press and 50 for Lee deluxe carbide 4 die set.
    Powder $25 a pound or so and get 2000 loads from a pound .
    Bullets.$66 for 1000
    Primers $35. for 1000
    Calipers to measure things if you do not have any.
    You will be able to make ammo for cheap.

    You will shoot more.
    $113.50 for 1000 loaded bullets if you already have cases and the tools.

    That is $5.67 for a box of 50 rounds reloaded if you made them.

    77 bullets in 1 pound of lead if the bullets weigh 90 gr.
    The way I do pistol Lee 6 cavity mold 60 bucks and 13 for handles.
    Say 124 gr bullet for your .380.
    7000 gr in a pound so 56 of those bullets for $1 if you get lead for a buck a pound.
    But then add in lube or powder coat.

    Lets call it $1.50 for 50 bullets that saves a bit over the $66 for a thousand which is like $3.30 for 50 bullets already made but much more time spent.
    You do not get into reloading if you do not have time.

    I get my lead on the cheap or do trading for it and I was making 50 rounds of pistol ammo for just about 3 bucks.

    I like the Lee 4 hole turret press and you can disable the auto advance which I do and it makes dandy accurate ammo.
    I have a 4 hole and a pro 1000 3 hole and a single stage Lee. I like all of them.

    I started reloading with a Lee classic loader in 30-30. here is a little video of how that thing works .
    Known as the Lee Wack-A-Mole Loader
    https://leeprecision.com/reloading-kits/lee-loader-pistol/
     
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    I bought another 2k a few days ago, i'll be set for a while unless i mysteriously have some kind of rush on 380.

    Sent from my WIENER using Tapatalk
     
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    When I bought mine, he said he had 11k, he said he’d sell all of it for 300. So he might make a better deal
     
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    One thing I don't have is alot of time, either at work or doing something around the house or for family, so for me it may be best to keep a eye on good deals for boxed ammo and over time work up a supply.
     
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