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Old 02-16-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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If you reload you have got to ask why them made the cartages cases to where thy would fit into each other so tight.9 in to .40....40 into .45 all will get through my separator stuck inside each other. also why to .45 cases always want to stand on end instead of laying flat like 9 and .40 do.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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I don't believe I have ever wondered about that.Of course I don't reload either.
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The 45s stand up because the earth spins at just the right speed. if it slowed down it would be complete havock ie: cats chasing dogs, turtles faster than rabbits and so on.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:48 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by v35b View Post
If you reload you have got to ask why them made the cartages cases to where thy would fit into each other so tight.9 in to .40....40 into .45 all will get through my separator stuck inside each other. also why to .45 cases always want to stand on end instead of laying flat like 9 and .40 do.
Thanks, I am just getting started with reloading and will clean all my calibers individually.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:00 AM   #8
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Actually, it's a very long story. One covering more than a century but I will try to condense it and still retain the essence.

Once upon a time, there was this puny little 38. Not the robust 38 special. No, no. Just a puny little 38. Puny was asked to do a lot of things. Some he was more than capable of. Others, not so much. Well, his great uncle asked what could be done about it. See, puny had replaced a rather big guy on the block. His name was 45 Long. Mr. Long had been around for a long time and done the many tasks well. But he was beginning to be a bit long in the tooth, (no pun intended). That's when 38 came into view.
Any way, after some testing, great uncle decided he was not happy with puny or any of his friends and he longed for the days of 45 Long. This fellow called John said, No problem uncle. I have a project I'm working on that might be what you desire. The end result of that conversation was another big fellow named 45 Auto. Now Auto reigned supreme for a while but puny and his friends were not very forgiving. Every 15 years or so they would gather and attempt to knock Mr. Auto off his podium. Not by going bigger, but by going faster. It was the tortoise and hare syndrome all over. Anyway, every now and again, one of the puny fellows would get a bit of notoriety and claim a piece of the action. Never did they replace Mr. Auto. BUT they were always able to hide inside him when the real SHTF. And now you know the answer to your query!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:46 AM   #9
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That was a nice story. Glad I still have my jammez on.



BTW, never reach into a box of ammo to load a mag without reading the label first. This morning I was topping off my WC mag for the CCCII, but inadvertently had reached into the .40 can and put that last round on top of all the .45s already there. I was reviewing 1911 operations with wife (she still struggles a bit with racking the slide) then asked her to do the final load. As she racked and released, a bullet mysteriously appeared on the bed. We looked at each other with a WTF expression. I asked, "What did you do?" She said, "Nothing." So I decided to do it myself. Re-inserting the round in the mag I insert mag and rack it. Same thing. I rack the slide and a bullet falls out the end of the barrel. After closer observation I realize my mistake. I felt like a dolt.

Now to finish that first cup of coffee and get my brain in gear.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:10 AM   #10
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BTW, never reach into a box of ammo to load a mag without reading the label first.
I like to keep similar sized ammo on separate shelves in my ammo locker to help avoid problems like that. .41 mag and .44 mag are another combination that can be a problem.
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