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5 years 36 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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Is reloading worth it?

I just bought ( fri, feb 3rd 2012) 1000 .45 cal, 225 gr bullets for 70 dollars. 1000 large pistol primers for 30 dollars and a pound of powder (7000 gr) for 18 dollars. To keep it simple I will stick with cost per 1000 rounds. I'm loading 4 gr of powder per round.

1000 bullets = 70
1000 primers = 30
4000 gr of powder = 18 ( gives me a free 3000 gr for the .38 loads)
118 dollars per 1000 = 8.5 cents per round or 4.25 dollars a box.
This does not include price of brass, or press. Consumable components only.

If I can save this kind of money on a popular cartridge like the .45 ACP imagine the savings on the less popular rounds!

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:55 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Reloading

I haven't reloaded (yet) myself, but I would imagine that the savings varies depending on the round. Like the 7.whatever japanese would probably save you more than .30-06. Just a guess.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:19 PM

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how much more common can you get? The way I look at it is if you don't save a dime, hell, if it costs you money, a leisurely therapeutic day at the press is well worth it.......

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:55 PM

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I can buy 20rds of 12ga 2 3/4" game loads for $5 and change but .410 2.5" costs me $15 for 20rds......WTF?......Not happy, bought 40rds for the Judge...........LOL!

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 10:59 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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Yeah. I've noticed that before too. Have you seen the price for .410 slugs? A buck+/round?

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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it, doesn't mean I have to like it....LOL! By the way, I posted erlier that your hub assy should cost between $68 and $150 depending on where it was made.

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 11:17 PM

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for slugs, I can barely afford to shoot bird shot.........I will invest in a box of the defensive loads like ISD posted a while back, money well spent IMO........My biggest problem will be indecision as to which gun I wan't to shoot the BG with, sounds crazy but it is an 'issue'.....LOL!

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5 years 36 weeks ago, 12:25 AM

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Daisy, Hamp, LBC

I'm hitting the sack. More spinning of the wheels tomorrow. Y'all take care, and talk to you tomorrow.

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