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    Reload, reload, reload...

    I bought my own reload equipment this past November and have not only found a great hobby, but I'm having fun creating my own ammo. It's still expensive to buy all of the parts to creating my own ammo, but I do save money and I'm shooting a lot more today then I have been in a long, long time.
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    How much does it cost to reload a round if you have your own equipment?
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    it widely varrys depending on cost of materials and bullets used i am loading berrys plated bullets for my 40 cal stuff and i am averaging about 95-100 dollars a thousand rounds but i am shore that will go up when i go restock my primers, powder and bullets today

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    I've been buying a lot of ammo recently, and plan to continue.

    I'm considering getting into reloading, but the initial investment and learning curve intimidate me a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyC View Post
    How much does it cost to reload a round if you have your own equipment?
    Like some have said it depends on the price of the components, but I did a rough calculation. If you save your brass, and reload without the cost of buying new brass and reload that same brass for 5 or 6 times you can go a long way.... bullets is the most expensive part at about 7 cents, so I can probably reload at about 10-12 cents a round depending on primer and powder cost.
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
    Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac View Post
    I've been buying a lot of ammo recently, and plan to continue.

    I'm considering getting into reloading, but the initial investment and learning curve intimidate me a little.
    The best thing to do is sit down with someone else that you know that reloads, that way you know whether or not it's for you. I learned from the ABC's of Reloading, various loading manuals, and tons of threads on forums. Again it isn't for everybody, but I find it to be very therapeutic.

    Being in college I have a lot more time than I do money(unpaid internship doesn't help), the fact that I can reload for half the cost of factory ammo is a definite plus. I really enjoy making my own light or hot loads, and experimenting with loads to find what is most accurate in each gun. It adds an entire new aspect to shooting, not to mention the satisfaction of shooting something you created. You can spend a lot of money on reloading equipment, it really depends on what you are reloading(rifle/pistol) and how much ammo you plan to shoot.

    If you would like I can send you a PM with links and information to see if it sparks any interest. I highly recommend The ABC's of Reloading, it covers the basics and should help you determine if you would like to pursue it further.

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    Im going to get into reloading this summer, when it is too far-fi-nuggin hot to go outside. And then I'm going to reload 1 MILLION rounds... of 9mm... more like 5k. Reloading is sooooo much cheaper for a high quality round IMHO.
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