@4rum & Joe Yeah I reckon I better go for the 45. I am a bit lazy reforming brass (as I did with the 300 whisper of mine)
@Jack I don't know if this is true or not but, if I load with rifle powder (therefore slower burning) I should be able to get a bit higher velocity out of the 45ACP in a rifle length barrel (20inch or more). As a powder monkey, I learn that slower VOD gives better heave provided it have a channel and containment to do so. Fast pistol powders are designed to burn out within the short pistol barrel, so they have higher brisance value or shock throwing, thus they do not attain high enough velocity.
yeh Aussie law stinks - The problem is that we do not have as you yanks do, the Second Amendment to protect your right to bear arms. It is a big country with a very little police force, thus there are big problem in policing guns. To make themselves look better the politicians and paper shufflers try to control guns by taking them away from people that they know owns guns (the licensed gun owners). We law abiding citizens has been penalized for a long time since we are the ones that admit that we own guns legally.
Can they check anyone? In the outback? Hell no.
They can't even protect their own police station from being made into a sieve (in Lakemba , Sydney) and just recently in the news, it was revealed that the guns that they took from us and supposed to be destroyed was ended up in the hands of criminals and were used for holdups and such.
Their way of thinking is that we don't have to arm ourself because the police are there to protect you. If the police is not there and you got mug, then Oh it is a tragic incident, but you got to understand the police cannot be everywhere. What a piece of joke!! and its not even funny.
My "new" secondhand .22 rifle need an new magazine. I found one dealer in Texas that have one for sale, It has a capacity to store 5 (five) .22 long rifle. But can I just buy them? No.. I need a form call B709A that I have to apply to the Firearms registry to get, fill the form and send it back to them, then they will send me a permission to purchase, then when the item arrived, the customs will charge me a "clearence fee" to match the magazine to the paperwork, and I was told that I should bring the mag to a gunsmith to certify that it is indeed the mag that fit my rifle. All this is because I bought a $20 rifle without a magazine.
Pardon me, I got a lot of steam to let off... Now I need a cup of coffee...