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3 years 3 weeks ago, 8:17 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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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I was loading 7.65 Argentine $$$$$$$$$$$$ The only company that loaded that cart then was Norma $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Others do now.
I can't guess how much I saved but it had to be impressive, beside that, the Norma was 150g, I was loading 124g for rifle matches. 124g's were much easier on my body :<)
.38, .45, 30-06, 30-30, 30 Carbine and .303. That was a ton of money I pocketed.

BTW, I made my own 7.65 cartridge cases from 30-06, saved a batch of pesos there too!

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:55 PM

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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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:19 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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:42 PM

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:55 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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:39 PM

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demand.
I don't know but I'd guess they sell a thou boxes of 12 or more to 1 box of 410.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:50 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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:01 PM

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Thanks for looking into that for me! I've had fairly good

luck with import stuff so far. Even my thermostat is foreign, from Israel.
The original GM brake rotors warped out at about 35K. I replaced them with EBC dimpled rotors and ceramic pads, 113K and not a trace of shudder.
I'll go for the GSP when time comes.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:17 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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:25 PM

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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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3 years 3 weeks ago, 11:33 PM

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