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Old 11-24-2012, 11:37   #1
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Found .25 auto cases

Out at the range the other day picking up my brass when I noticed 4 tiny cases that looked different from the .22 rimfire cases nobody picks up.
Got to wondering if anyone on GTR loads or has loaded these.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:00   #2
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I have a friend who loads them. The tiny cases make it a real PITA to load. Not to mention that the caliber is very sensitive to powder charge. If you are off by even .1gr, this could cause over pressure. I think he manually weighs and charges each casing.

Too much work for me. The smallest thing I've ever loaded was 32ACP, and even that was a PITA.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:05   #3
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I load for it. I use AA #2 and drop the charge with my Harrell pistol measure, works great.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:04   #4
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I load for it. I use AA #2 and drop the charge with my Harrell pistol measure, works great.
Which pistol are you loading for?
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:13   #5
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I have never loaded anything smaller than 9mm. I thing the 25 would not be worth all the tedious work.
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Old 11-25-2012, 13:14   #6
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Maybe it's time for a Baby Browning king of the 25 autos. SJ 40
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Old 11-25-2012, 14:05   #7
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I don't reload anything smaller than 9mm or bigger than 9mm.
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Old 11-25-2012, 16:55   #8
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While 0.1 grain is critical in 25ACP, my experience with 32ACP shows that you can start below the "start" load. It's not like you are looking to become the DoubleTap/Underwood of 25ACP. With the 32ACP, I use thrown charges but I'm at a load below the start load. If there is a little fluctuation, I'm still below max. The lighter loads run the P32 just fine, put holes in the paper, and shoot accurately. It also saves ware and tare on the little gun.
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Old 11-25-2012, 17:00   #9
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I have never loaded anything smaller than 9mm. I thing the 25 would not be worth all the tedious work.
When a box of .25acp is going for the same or more money than .380acp it would be worth it to me.

If I could get a reasonably priced .32naa barrel for my LCP I would setup reloading it in a heartbeat.

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Old 11-25-2012, 19:15   #10
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Will admit I am fascinated by small calibers. I load and shoot the .17 Remington on occasion.
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Old 11-25-2012, 19:42   #11
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When I first met someone with an ffl he sold me and a buddy a pair of raven. 25s since it was the smallest caliber you can reload for!

As said before, it is an expensive caliber to play with.
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Old 11-25-2012, 21:17   #12
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I found a .25 auto loaded cartridge recently at the range while collecting brass. I brought it home thinking I'd pull the bullet and add the powder to my bottle of WTF. I was disappointed to find that my kinetic puller's collet doesn't close down small enough to grip a .25 case. So...how would you disassemble one of these...or should I just dispose of it loaded?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:41   #13
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I don't even reload 9mm, case too small for my fingers
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:47   #14
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Smallest I load is the .32acp. The charge for that is so low that my Dillon powder charger couldn't get that low, I ordered that Lee micro disk thing to handle the light charge.
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