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You Guys That DO NOT Reload... How Do You Afford to Shoot A Lot?

This is a discussion on You Guys That DO NOT Reload... How Do You Afford to Shoot A Lot? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by Moga I got 270 before shipping and hazmat, using the lowest prices on components that I could find on the net, and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post
    I got 270 before shipping and hazmat, using the lowest prices on components that I could find on the net, and without the expense of new brass. That figure is for ball ammo, and not premium JHP, of course. 5.8 grains of Unique, 1 pound container, 180gr Magtech FMJ, Federal large handgun primers.
    Was this in answer to my question of how much it costs? If so I don't understand you answer.


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    I buy bulk reloaded.

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    Buying new is cheaper than back surgery! I already have a plate, 6 screws and some dead drunk's shin bone in my back. I sold the reloading stuff and plan on selling my "escort services" to buy ammo. I hope I don't have to stop shooting!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    I buy rounds in bulk but its still costing me around 200 dollars for 1K of 9mm.

    Same here. 9mm and .22 keep me going. I still shoot as often as I used to but not in the same quantity. I just bought another .44 so I really need to start rolloing my own.
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    I could NOT afford to keep shooting unless I started reloading. My dad had a press already and I got everything else I needed for $150.

    $17.99 1lb of powder
    $50.00 1000 Primers
    $80.54 1000 124gr FMJ Zero Brand Bullets
    $00.00 Free brass

    That comes out to $7.16 for a 50 round box. Even buying bulk you will end up paying around $13 per 50 rounds. Thats a savings of $5.82 for ever 50 rounds.

    All this means that it will take me 1,289 rounds to make up for the $150 reloader. I think that is worth it! On top of it all, it gives me something to do with my free time.

    The only way you can get close to the cost is to buy A LOT of ammo at once or buy bulk reloaded. I'd rather reload my own than trust someone else to do it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyno2ac View Post
    On top of it all, it gives me something to do with my free time.
    That's a great point. However, I am almost 180-degrees the opposite position. I work multiple PT jobs, go to seminary FT, my wife works PT and once I graduate and start pastoring/working at a church, I don't know that things will slow down much! So basically, I think what I am not clear about is this: if I don't have much desire to mix my own "custom match" reloads for a bolt-action or just enjoy reloading ammo for fun, then is the cost savings that radical to justify keeping the equipment I have? Basically, money is tight, but seriously, time is just as tight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reyno2ac View Post
    That comes out to $7.16 for a 50 round box. Even buying bulk you will end up paying around $13 per 50 rounds. Thats a savings of $5.82 for ever 50 rounds.
    Not quite so much. You save reloading 9mm but shopping around can cut it closer. Even Wally World has Federal Champion 115 FMJ for $9.99 per 50. I picked up 600 rounds of it this weekend. Your still saving almost $3 per 50 though.
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    Don't forget to put a value on your time. I always figured my time off is worth at least what I make at work. So add your own labor in the cost and buying bulk just got cheaper. Of course, if all you do is watch Oprah, your time is worthless anyway.
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    I shoot a little a lot.

    And of course our friend the 22. Hubby has a Buckmark, I have a S&W 422, then we got the Mosquito for a big gun feel with a little gun pop.

    Range memberships are the ticket too, then you can go often and shoot a little bit, it's WAY easier on the bones and ligaments too (what's left of them).

    Oh, and we drink super cheap wine from Grocery Outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidw View Post
    Was this in answer to my question of how much it costs? If so I don't understand you answer.
    Yes, it was. What part of it don't you understand?

    To use the reload calculator, you need

    *bullets
    *primer
    *weight of powder used in each cartridge
    *primers
    *brass

    I was giving you the stuff that I used to arrive at the 270/1000 price.
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    I know I will sound like a jerk (and maybe I am one -- lots would vouch for that). I just don't worry about the cost of practice. I retired 8 years ago and set up a budget. I do keep it simple. Nothing but .40 for handguns. I still shoot regularly -- I really don't know what I would do if I had multiple calibers to gfeed and practice with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidw View Post
    How much does it cost if you reload yourself .40 S&W?
    St. Nick brought me a Hornady AP Lock and Load for Christmas this year. My first time reloading and it's a kick in the pants.

    I'm loading 40's with Bayou Bullets for 11 pennies apiece, 9mm when I start with those will run me about 9 pennies apiece.

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    I have some reloads from the gun show for my walther. My gun is so dirty after I shoot the reloads! lol. But, right now I'm a poor college student who can't afford to go shooting as often as I like so when I do go to the range, I've saved up enough to buy a box when I'm there also.

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    Moga,

    Since when did .40 S&W start using large pistol primers? How do you get that large primer in that small hole is what I want to know?
    Last edited by Matador; February 9th, 2010 at 01:34 AM. Reason: Add additional question
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moga View Post
    How much, out of curiosity?
    I'll use shotgun shells for my example, because I just ordered some;

    A pallet of shells consists 60 flats (600 boxes) of AA runs about $3700. That's $6.25 a box and $4.50 or so savings over retail.

    Now $3700 is a nice chunk of change for sure. But, get some guys to go in with you, and it isn't so bad. You just have to have a little cash up front, instead of buying a box here and there.

    To further the savings, I can typically sell back the hulls to reloaders and have enough to buy a crate or two of clays.

    The ratio of savings is pretty much the same in pistol or rifle ammo, but I really haven't paid much attention to the figures because I don't pay it. I just submit a purchase order and a truck brings it to the office.
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