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relaoding ammo vs cheap bulk ammo

This is a discussion on relaoding ammo vs cheap bulk ammo within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; My opinion would be to do both, I have the same calibers plus a 300 win mag and 338 Lapua Magnum and these two calibers ...

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    My opinion would be to do both, I have the same calibers plus a 300 win mag and 338 Lapua Magnum and these two calibers are why I got into reloading. I now reload all the calibers I own. I think reloading and having control over the quality of your ammo is super important. I chronograph all my ammo and reloads to match to the caliber so I can be as accurate as possible because as stated in some earlier post if I have to take a shot at 700+ yards I want to know my ammo is up to the task. Plus I shot long range competitions so I guess I'm a little bias but I think its a good skill to have and having the ability to match your ammo to your gun will make you a better marksman but again I may be a little bias... LOL

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    Thanks for the advice. Learning how to reload could be a good skill to learn. It would be nice for my 308 because ammo is more expensive than 7.62x39 and 223. I'm going to think about it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigz1983 View Post
    Thanks for the advice. Learning how to reload could be a good skill to learn. It would be nice for my 308 because ammo is more expensive than 7.62x39 and 223. I'm going to think about it more.
    .380 is a round that is financially justifiable for reloading. For that reason I load it but 9mm or .223 are not enough savings to justify reloading in my opinion.

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    Here is my .02. I think everyone should reload. I have been doing it over 50 years. It is a great way to relax and save money. I reload for 9 different calibers. If you really want to save, learn to cast your own bullets and powder coat them. I can reload 9mm for 3.00 a box and 223 for 1.20 a box, and again great relaxation. I have started teaching my eight year old grandson how to do it and he loves it.
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    Reloading is great knowledge to have, and your rounds are generally much more accurate.
    But you want ammo you can count on if the SHTF. I'm sticking with reloading.

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    I reload because I enjoy the quiet time. I'm doubt that I have saved more than a few bucks (except on my 300 wsm), but I am stacking it high and deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    .380 is a round that is financially justifiable for reloading. For that reason I load it but 9mm or .223 are not enough savings to justify reloading in my opinion.
    I would agree somewhat with .223 due to the time/steps to reload it but I still reload 5.56/223. But with 9mm I strongly disagree I can reload 9mm for about $3/box of 50 and it takes me about 10 minutes or less with my Dillon. It takes me 10 min to go the shore and the cheapest I can find 9mm here is $12/box of 50 and that’s steel.
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    The key to cheap bulk ammo is a progressive and a lot of bulk comps...for a 650 with a Case and Bullet feeder setup for one caliber its like a 2K investment with a tumbler/seperator sure but that pays off quick.

    Same for comps...I buy primers 25K at a time (Ginex), 6k or 20k bullets at a time (RMR) and cases are super cheap...powder I do 16lbs of Universal all from Grafs...thats about 2K in supplies but will last me quite a bit

    For BS bulk ammo you can do 1000rd of Tula for $150+S/H
    Midrange plinker ammo like Blazer or WWB for $200+S/H
    Then "good" 9mm ammo thats accurate enough like Lawman or Sig is running $250+S/H...if youre buying local swap S/H for sales tax which is 7.5% in Columbus...not a good look

    I can do 124gr FMJ 9mm that is accurate as I need it to be for about $72/1000 with the comps I listed...filling up 10 pickup tubes, and keeping the bullet and case feeder fed on my Dillon isnt much effort...all together itll take me maybe 30 minutes to do

    I will still need to load a bit to get a good ROI but I can rest easy knowing I can load for almost 60% less than 1K bulk packs, and have much more accurate and consitent ammo.

    And for rifle...when I had a lot of 556 I wouldnt even prep them...no trimming or neck resizing, just spat em out my 1050, some had issues chambering but for $112/1K versus $350/1K im fine with doing that

    Just my $.02

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