Difficult days of reloading

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  1. velocette

    velocette Silver $$ Contributor

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    Spent the last two days, on and off, reloading 218 rounds of .25 acp. 1.3 grains of Bullseye & a 50 grain FMJ. Not particularly difficult unless you are blessed with arthritis in both hands and using a single stage press. Tiny little cases, tiny little bullets tiny little powder charges + that SOB Arthur.
    Why do it you ask? Well my grandfather had a Duo .25 auto in his collection (along with about 20 Colt caplock pistols and many others) that came to me years ago. (The Duo, not the Colts unfortunately) It was made in Czechoslovakia in 1944 by what is now CZ. It shoots pretty well for a tiny little copy of a Colt pocket .25. Periodically I must challenge myself so I reload for the little piece. It gets more painful every year too. But I succeeded. All loaded up and ready for another year or so of mini banging.
     
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  2. mike a

    mike a 6BR Rocks Gold $$ Contributor

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    as Joesy Wales once said. (Are you going to show us those pistols or just whistle dixie.)
     
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  3. Dusty Stevens

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    Im a 25acp fan. Its hard but im a fan.
     
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  4. shortthroat

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    That is why I no longer load .17 CCM. Little 18.2 grain bullets, 8.2 grains AA1680, and tiny brass to size and trim. I fixed the problem by moving to .50 BMG where brass is easier to trim and size and powder and bullets are decent amounts and sizes.
     
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  5. TAJ45

    TAJ45 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Ya think??? :rolleyes::)
     
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  6. velocette

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    kvd Silver $$ Contributor

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    I pretty much draw the line at 9mm, anything smaller than that I just buy a box when I need it - especially .25 ACP. I have my grandfather's Colt 1908 Vest Pocket. Neat little pistol that still gets carried from time to time. My hats off to you if you're reloading .25 ACP. I'd need to bust out the tweezers for that one!
     
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  8. spclark

    spclark Gold $$ Contributor

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    I gave up reloading 223REM ‘cause the darn bullets were too darn small, to say nothing of the case necks.
     
  9. Zero333

    Zero333 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Maybe this picture will give you some motivation..

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    Semi-Auto pistol

    2.7mm Kolibri
     
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  10. Downhill

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    Got a Colt 25 ACP. Love to bring it out when the young ones start bragging about how good they shoot a pistol. Seems to be a humbling experience for the youngsters.
     
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  11. spclark

    spclark Gold $$ Contributor

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    You actually have one of these?

    (Whaddayado for brass? Or primers?)

    I love the part about it having been designed & fabricated by an Austrian watchmaker....
     
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  12. Zero333

    Zero333 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I WISH !!!

    I'm across the Northern US border and Canadian gun laws prohibit pistols with barrels shorter than 4"

    :(
     
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  13. Rdlningcltchdmpr

    Rdlningcltchdmpr Gold $$ Contributor

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    I met a lady at the arthritis support group, something between us just clicked !
     
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  14. Pwc

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    Was it your knee or ankle?

    Those Itis boys are trouble makers, both Arthur and Burs.
     
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