GUN Does anyone load their own ammo?

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  1. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    I am thinking aout doing it, and I was wondering how hard it is, and if it is even worth it for 223 ammo :dunno:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I need to do that with my .45lc ammo
     
  3. Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan

    Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan OT Supporter

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    is it difficult?
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    I've loaded .308, 9mm, .45ACP, and 12 gauge. I guess loading .223 might be worth it if you're looking for accuracy :dunno:
     
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    I do 9mm, .45.40. 38, .357, .308, and .7mm mag.

    Kinda worth it for all the above minus the 9mm. IMHO, .223 would not be worth it. Shoot Wolf and save your money and time.
     
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    i've been interested in starting to reload 7.62 tokarev and 45ACP. is a progressive press good equipment for a beginner or would a turret press be better. i don't shoot that often but i realize it would save me money in the long run. i'd probably just be loading a few hundred rounds every couple weeks. i was thinking of this progressive or this turret press. any opinions on wich would be best and easiest to learn on?

    reloading doesnt seem very difficult, just seems like its very time consuming and i don't have much free time and a large press would take up space that i don't really have.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I load 7mm Mag, .243 Win, and 30-06, it's fairly easy to do, but you won't save near the amount of money you think you will unless you load ALOT. I can load ammo that's better than factory at half the price, but it's gonna take a while for me to even break even considering how much money I've invested in equipment and supplies. I don't think loading .223 would be worth it unless you wanted some high quality long range ammo which can be fairly expensive, if you just want to plink you'd be better off buying cheap milsurp.
     
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    Clingman Clingman runs Bartertown.

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    :werd: It's not going to save you money until you start reloading thousands of rounds. And then if you consider the time you spend loading valuable, then it may not be worth it at all. Especially with rounds that are plentiful as surplus :dunno:
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    My .243 win are all handloads.
     

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