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Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by FullySupported, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. FullySupported

    FullySupported Well-Known Member

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    Feb 6, 2019
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  2. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    You’re afflicted and addicted!
     
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  3. pandaman25

    pandaman25 Active Member

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    Jan 30, 2019
    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..
     
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  4. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    A friend asked if I reload. I told him I have people for that.
     
  5. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    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.
     
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  6. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Actually it will be better and more consistent.
     
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  7. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I shoot about 800 rounds a month and thought I was bad, you're chewing that ammo up :)
     
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  8. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    So reloading is free ? I usually pay around $12 per 50 for factory 230 fmj.
     
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  9. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    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.
     
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  10. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    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
     
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  11. Coolsound

    Coolsound Well-Known Member

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    Aug 17, 2018
    This reminds me I need to order a case of 38 super and a couple cases of 9mm :D
     
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  12. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    www.targetsptortsusa.com

    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....
     
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  13. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    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 :sneaky::sneaky:
     
  14. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Just popped 2,000 rounds at TargetSports, thanks guys ;)

    2020 is coming, I need at least 10,000 rounds before that sh*t happens
     
  15. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    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.
     
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  16. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    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
     
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  17. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    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".
     
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  18. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    she must be one hell of a lady ;)
     
  19. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    640
    Nov 26, 2018
    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!
     
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  20. Dave Jessee

    Dave Jessee Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Dec 31, 2014
    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.
     

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