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    Should I feed steel jacketed ammo through my Kimber?

    Ammo is expensive and I don't have/am not set up for reloading yet. I still need ammo for upcoming sporting events, though.

    What do you all think about feeding steel jacketed ammo through my Kimber? The price for a steel jacketed .45 ACP bulk cartridge is between 30 and 35 cents per round, whereas Winchester and PMC are coming out to 43 cents a round. I love Magtech but damn it's even more expensive.

    Here's the web page I'm looking at: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...-box.jsp.form1
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    Also, what about aluminum-jacketed rounds?

    http://www.ammoengine.com/find/store...829%26dir%3D18

    They're even cheaper than the Wolf stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin View Post
    Ammo is expensive and I don't have/am not set up for reloading yet. I still need ammo for upcoming sporting events, though.

    What do you all think about feeding steel jacketed ammo through my Kimber? The price for a steel jacketed .45 ACP bulk cartridge is between 30 and 35 cents per round, whereas Winchester and PMC are coming out to 43 cents a round. I love Magtech but damn it's even more expensive.

    Here's the web page I'm looking at: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...-box.jsp.form1
    Did you read the reviews on the above link?

    Some ranges won't let you shoot steel cased rounds.

    WR - you really need to start reloading at some point.

    Don't know anything about the aluminum.

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    I've got a book on reloading, but I feel like I need someone to watch me do it the first time to make sure I'm not making an error.

    Also, reloading set ups seems to require a certain amount of space and workspace, which I don't have very much of. I already have to go outside in order to field strip and clean my handguns.
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    Not much space required for reloading.

    A good heavy table, bench or counter top to clamp to is a must for a consistent "bump" on the powder charging step.

    Not meaning to derail your thread on the .45 ACP rounds.

    Ammo is getting more expensive and probably won't get better anytime soon. Maybe never.

    Congratulations on the Kimber purchase.

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