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Old 03-31-2010, 08:58   #1
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Georgia Arms Update

In another thread I mentioned that I had some .45 GAP "Canned Heat" on order, but didn't know how long it would take to arrive. Yesterday I got an email that it has shipped. That means that from order to arrival it will be a total of 3 weeks. This is consistent with the feed back from others. I am a happy camper.
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Old 03-31-2010, 14:21   #2
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I placed an order for a 500rd Canned Heat on 3/28, in the evening, and I just got a UPS tracking number today (3/31)! Dang that's fast! I expected at least a 2 week delay between ordering and shipping. Who said there is no advantage to shooting a GAP? Let's see them ship 9mm or .40 cal that fast!
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Old 03-31-2010, 15:27   #3
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When are you guys gonna get serious & start reloading? The GAP truly shines with reloads and there is a ton of info here in the Bulldawg section that will give you loads that will outshoot factory loads all day long. You´re gonna go broke shooting factory ammo as well.

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Old 03-31-2010, 16:54   #4
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I don't like reloading for semi-auto pistols. All I have is a single stage press and the time it takes to reload isn't worth it to me.

I do reload for my .357 Magnum and 45 Colt revolvers as well as several military surplus rifle cartridges.
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Old 03-31-2010, 17:07   #5
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David_Ely..buy a Lee LCT press and start reloading..save time on all your other reloads also. Wont cost an arm and a leg seeing how you already have dies etc for everything else.
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Old 03-31-2010, 17:32   #6
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I came home today to a UPS package that took me by surprise. Turns out it was some .357SIG ammo that I ordered from Georgia Arms..............on 8/13/09
Forgot all about it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 18:16   #7
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When are you guys gonna get serious & start reloading? The GAP truly shines with reloads and there is a ton of info here in the Bulldawg section that will give you loads that will outshoot factory loads all day long. You´re gonna go broke shooting factory ammo as well.
Okay, for the slower learners here (namely me), what is the cost to produce a reloaded round? Said another way, how many rounds do you need to produce to break even with your current set up? I know there are many variables, but just based on your experience with your consumables are you saving a cent per round, a dime a round or more? I am not trying to be argumentative, but I need to be able to justify the initial expense. Please provide as many details as possible so I can make an informed decision.
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Old 03-31-2010, 21:51   #8
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can anyone tell me the difference between canned heat and regular rounds ? there are like 10 bucks difference .. not much@all but .. just wondering the difference ..
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can anyone tell me the difference between canned heat and regular rounds ? there are like 10 bucks difference .. not much@all but .. just wondering the difference ..
Canned Heat is factory reloaded FMJ ammo. It's relatively low velocity and makes great range ammo.
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can anyone tell me the difference between canned heat and regular rounds ? there are like 10 bucks difference .. not much@all but .. just wondering the difference ..
Canned heat is packed loose in ammo cans. Less packaging, less cost.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:22   #11
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Ordered 1K of 40S&W, had it in my hands 5 days after order...
Ordered 500 - 45acp and 500 - 38spc on 2/15, it arrives tomorrow...

All depends on what they have stockpiled and raw materials available for I suppose...
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:43   #12
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Okay, for the slower learners here (namely me), what is the cost to produce a reloaded round? Said another way, how many rounds do you need to produce to break even with your current set up? I know there are many variables, but just based on your experience with your consumables are you saving a cent per round, a dime a round or more? I am not trying to be argumentative, but I need to be able to justify the initial expense. Please provide as many details as possible so I can make an informed decision.
It doesn´t matter because if you plan on shooting for more than 6 mos. you will have saved money.
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Old 04-01-2010, 14:56   #13
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Canned Heat is factory reloaded FMJ ammo. It's relatively low velocity and makes great range ammo.
This...

There is a target sitting in my office (@ home) that has a big nasty ragged hole in it's center mass. Canned Heat @ 21 feet, spirited in speed on the follow up shots. I find it creates a wonderful push for recoil. I imagine you would have to score a round from a reloader in the Bull Dawg Club (or one of the many recipes available in said club) to trump it.

Oh yeah, you get a big freekin sweet ammo can with your order!
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^^^^^^
True that. Just rec'd my 1K rounds of GAP purchased on March 3rd. Accurate and easy recoil....perfect range ammo.
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Old 04-01-2010, 18:20   #15
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Ordered 500 rnds of canned heat (45gap) on 3/26. It arrived today (4/1) at my door in SoCal via UPS ground. Not too bad!

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seems like everyone is very satisfied with Georgia Arms Ammo . im going to try out their ammo too . but i was always skeptical shooting reload ammo but , everyone seems to be happy so . why not
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seems like everyone is very satisfied with Georgia Arms Ammo . im going to try out their ammo too . but i was always skeptical shooting reload ammo but , everyone seems to be happy so . why not
I've been happy w/ GA...
I also have a slew of USA Ammo .223 that has performed well...

The ONLY complaints I've heard re: GA is .223, and it's from a few years ago... A few AR15s blew... I was unable to locate any resolution, or cause noted...

A buddy has been shooting their .223 for a while, and we both just picked up some more at the recent Miami show.

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seems like everyone is very satisfied with Georgia Arms Ammo . im going to try out their ammo too . but i was always skeptical shooting reload ammo but , everyone seems to be happy so . why not
Skepticism is always good. Please give us a report with your experience.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:22   #19
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Re: Georgia Arms Update

It does tend to be dirtier than most.
Returned fron range trip last night. I was shooting 45acp from Ga, buddy was going through some of the 38spc. His revolver was literally covered in soot/burnt powder, after 8 or so cycles. I had vidible chunks of carbon reside on my arms.

I don't know if this is typical of all reloads, or GA just uses a dirtier powder.....
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:37   #20
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Probobly your buddy was using Bullseye powder. Thats one reason i quit loading with it for 38 or in a stainless / nickel plated gun. Looks like you dropped it in a coal mine after 6 rounds.
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