Originally Posted by Deacon_Man
You guys are really great, thanks for all your advice. I did use some old brass this morning acp and long colt to work up some dummys. When I had everything set to spec I started loading. I loaded 40 .45acp and 40 .45 long colt. Lee's instructions for setting up the dies is really great. I loaded about .2 grn above start load. When I finished all the loading I drove into Weatherford to the indoor range (Lone Star Gun Range) and tried my ammo out. Let me tell you it all fired just great. That was some of the most accurate rounds I have ever shot. My grouping is now half what it was. I never knew hand loaded ammo was so much better than factory made. I have had a lot of fun learning how to setup and load.
I know I have just scratched the surface in the learning phase of reloading. All I will ever load is handgun ammo,I am not able to withstand the kick of a riffle due to health problems.
Once again thanks to all of you for your help.
Way to go! You are hooked on a new hobby now! Get some loads under your belt, then try out some WST under your lead bullets. WST reduced a lot of the smoke that comes with lead. I have been extremly happy with my 45acp loads with WST. W231 is also a good powder for 45acp, but seems to be a little dirty. Welcome to the club of hand loading!