You Guys That DO NOT Reload... How Do You Afford to Shoot A Lot?
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February 9th, 2010 07:14 PM
The summer and fall of 2008 I spent anything left in my paycheck after bills on ammo by the case. Essentially, I was buying 7.62x39 for around $100-$120 a case, less than half of what it is now. I'm good for a while, as long as my house doesn't burn down...
February 9th, 2010 09:22 PM
I've never had an interest in reloading...I only buy factory.
Long before BHO, I talked about what would happen to ammo costs...I bought enough for a very long time...I was planning ahead.
Just needing 1500 rounds for my last course didn't dent my .45 supply and I saved 'half' of what others had to pay for ammo.
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February 10th, 2010 12:41 AM
My Walmart has stocked up on .40 S&W's at $13.97 / 50. That's $279 per 1000 or $ .279 per round. This is still less than most bulk ammo sellers on the internet and I don't have to invest hundreds if I only want to pick up a few boxes at a time.
February 10th, 2010 11:56 PM
I get my 40S&W ammo for free, so I shoot it alot. Then I use the extra money I make teaching CCW classes to buy ammo for my other guns.
I played with reloading a little, and have a couple friends who do, but my (admit small) experience with reloading was that one really don't save that much. My friends concur, they both admit with the time, equipment, and material they don't save all that much, but they really enjoy the "art" and trying to make their rounds "match". They spend alot of time making very small changes to the cartridges to improve the groups.
I love to shoot, but reloading just wasn't/isn't for me.
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February 11th, 2010 08:54 AM
I send my Brass to Mastercast Bullet Co. They reload it and send it back. It's half the cost of factory Ammo. I don't have room to set up a reload area or to store the powder and stuff. works out good for me. I have a lot on hand.
February 11th, 2010 11:43 AM
Originally Posted by Haywood
I've never thought of that..great idea.
You say the cost is half of factory,can you give an idea of the actual $'s per box or case including shipping both ways?
Also for what cal.
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February 11th, 2010 12:39 PM
exchange Prices are listed here amo
That is a great Idea,I save all my brass even though I don't reload. I knew it would come in handy one day.
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February 13th, 2010 10:44 PM
317 with .22 Bulk ammo (Federal and Winchester from Wally World)
Originally Posted by Chevy-SS
Fired every day in Garage range( Bullet trap and backdrop)
642 with WWB 135 gr FMJ bulk from Wally World fired once a week at indoor range.
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February 13th, 2010 10:51 PM
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February 13th, 2010 10:56 PM
Ditto. Mopping up the OT, no kids to feed. Thinking about starting up though to keep the snubbies fed. Not ready to make that purchase yet as all my .38/.357 brass still fits in a 1 quart zip-lock bag.
Originally Posted by Ram Rod
Edit. After reading more of the previous replies, I think I should add that my days off are worth at least as much as what I could be making on overtime. That said, I'd have to be very productive for a single day's reloading to save as much. Or to produce as much ammo as I could buy off the shelf.
Add places like http://www.mastercast.net/amo.htm, not to mention a whole network of local reloaders, the potential payoff for me is starting to look pretty slim.
Last edited by Lewis128; February 14th, 2010 at 05:49 AM.
February 15th, 2010 08:58 PM
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