GUN Reloading

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    I've been doing some research on reloading and it sounds like reloading a 9mm comes out same as buying (so no point in doing it).

    How much do you save when reloading .223s? For this purpose, let's say you pay 33 cents per round. And does the AR damage the casing less than the AK allowing more reloading?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    get the cost of your bullets, primers, and cases then find a common load of powder per round and figure it that way, it's pretty simple.

    there are 7000grs in a pound of powder btw
     
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    GlobeGuy New Member

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    Does this mean for every 55gr bullet I use up 55/7000 lb of powder?
     
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    I thought a 55gr bullet was how much the bullet weighed...not how much powder you use.

    But I could be wrong.
     
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    no it means the bullet weighs 55gr, the powder load will weigh something else

    remember to factor in saving and re-using your brass
     
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    You can purchase 1000 rounds of WWB for $160 (before tax).

    I can make 1000 rounds of reload for $60-80 (before tax).

    That's over 50% savings. It all depends on how much you shoot to see the difference.
     
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    Wow that's vastly different from what these guys are saying

    http://www.handgunforum.net/showthread.php?t=11097

    Are WWB casing reloadable?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    Where the fuck are you getting your bullets for so cheap? Last I checked they were running ~$80/1000
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    IIRC he buys from the factory
     
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    I shoot Rainier Ballistics and buy in bulk and deal with the sales Director for competitive shooting so we put in bigger orders of 25k or more and pay a significant discount.

    But even locally I've seen them sellfor 30$ per 500 rounds of 115grain RN, 147rn is slightly more ($30+).

    If you learn to cast your own lead bullets you can make 1000k for $30-40.
     
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    okay, I just checked out that link. Here's the rub...

    They are comparing bottom barrel bullets like WWB, and comparing them to higherl quality components. A better comparison would be to compare the higher quality component reloads to similar component factory bullets.

    I also use "range brass" and do not factor in buying brass. Which is highly unnecessary to "buy" brass with the abundance of brass at ranges.

    Here's what I pay, but again I get a discount from buying bulk and having a hook up directly with the company that's stationed here in WA and is only 20 minutes away.

    $36-40 for 1000k rounds of 9mm 147 grain and/or 115 grain.
    8lbs of titegroup powder is $90 and makes around 10k rounds or so. So broken down for 1000 rounds comes out to 9$ per 1000
    primers are $17 per 1000, I buy them 10k round packages at a time.

    I make various loads which is what explains the spread.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    "Range brass" is not free nor is it yours to collect at the ranges I frequent. They sell it at a discount vs new, but it's entirely pot luck what you get.

    $36-$40 for one million bullets? :coolugh:
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    My range doesn't care if you collect brass. Win for me.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    Most people reload to increase the quality of their rounds. If your loading the equivalent to wwb yourself, the money you save may not be worth the hassle.

    Now if you want match grade .308 for example, which costs over a $1 per round retail, there's a huge difference in price. Saving $.50-$75 cents a round adds up really quick.
     

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