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Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by FullySupported, Mar 1, 2019.
You’re afflicted and addicted!
my first ammo order was 500 rounds, that quickly turned into 1000 round order the next week. my third order might just end up being 2000 rounds..
A friend asked if I reload. I told him I have people for that.
I don't think you should buy a single round of practice ammo.
You can shoot twice or thrice as much if you invest in a reloading machine.
Actually it will be better and more consistent.
I shoot about 800 rounds a month and thought I was bad, you're chewing that ammo up
So reloading is free ? I usually pay around $12 per 50 for factory 230 fmj.
Nope, not free, but I "pay" $13 per hundred for 124gr 9mm and $15 per hundred for 230gr .45 Auto...
It takes me about 20 minutes at a leisurely pace to load 100 rounds on my Dillon 550. My reloading equipment paid for itself in about 6 months. I shoot appx 20,000 rounds a year.
I average about .24 to .25 cents a round for my 45acp. Instead of reloading I can be fishing or shooting. The only round I would like to load would be 38 super. But Sig makes some good stuff. 1230 fps and very accurate
This reminds me I need to order a case of 38 super and a couple cases of 9mm
Join the PRIME club ($99/yr)....wholesale prices with free shipping. Right now Remington UMC 115gr 9mm is $155.48 shipped (as a PRIME member) for 1,000 rounds. Blazer Brass is $165.42 shipped for 1,000 rounds.
Geco 230gr .45acp is $253.74 per 1,000 shipped and Remington UMC 230gr is 257.51 per 1,000 shipped.
I haven't found anything cheaper....and if it is cheaper, you still pay shipping....
That Blazer price is amazing and it has good reviews- however I usually "step up" to American Eagle 124's which are $189.80 with a $20 rebate on a case with free shipping. That's damn hard to beat....in fact I think I'll order 2,000 rounds for safe keeping. I'm down to about 6,500
Just popped 2,000 rounds at TargetSports, thanks guys
2020 is coming, I need at least 10,000 rounds before that sh*t happens
So if the election goes the wrong way, wadda ya gonna do then? Dole out 10 practice rounds a week? I was lucky that I had friends that reloaded, they had enough powder, primers and boolits to teach me to reload. Those were in short supply but not as bad as ammo was. Then I got my own machine and supplies in 2013. I get to shoot twice as much or more for the same cost at retail factory ammo, for the next 10 years at the pace I shoot. The next shortage could happen at any time, for a plethora of reasons. But, to each his own.
I live in a high rise condo, not really easy to set up a re-loading station in my 1250 sqft. maybe I'll stockpile 20,000 - it to shall pass and that'll hold me over. I had 12,000 stockpiled going into 2016
I live in a one bedroom, 475 sq ft .gov quarters. I have 8 ish lbs of powder here and 5000 primers, which is all that is allowed. The remainder is stored "off site". My bench is 2ft X 5ft. It was here when my GF moved in so it has always been "part of the furniture".
she must be one hell of a lady
I’ve got a six seat sectional couch with storage under each seat. I’ve got about 12K+ rounds of assorted calibers in there.
I’ve got an additional 5k each .9mm, 7.62x39, and .223 in our storage unit
my bedroom closet and under my bed are packed with .22. Years worth hopefully
I still order by the case!
Reloaded ammo can be tuned to the gun and, for the most part, is more accurate than factory ammo. Rifle shooter's that reload know this. Competition bench rest rifle shooter's don't buy factory ammo.
The initial cost to start up a reloading setup is pretty high. Not something one would want to do short term. But for someone like me that started reloading over 50 years ago investing in a reloading setup was one of the wisest decisions I have ever made.