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Old 10-19-2011, 01:05 PM   #21
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I got the ammo from Georgia arms and i got a question about the .38 ammo i bought. The .38 has im guessing a nickel finish and the .357 has a brass finish. Is there a difference between the two cases because of that or is it just the finish that's different? Can you reload the nickel cases? Just trying to learn a little bit before i just throw it away. Thanks.

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I got the ammo from Georgia arms and i got a question about the .38 ammo i bought. The .38 has im guessing a nickel finish and the .357 has a brass finish. Is there a difference between the two cases because of that or is it just the finish that's different? Can you reload the nickel cases? Just trying to learn a little bit before i just throw it away. Thanks.
Sure, you can reload nickel cases just like brass.
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For what some are paying for bulk ammo, I'd consider looking into reloading. Heck, I'd even sell some bulk reloads to members.

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I just saw a video by birdshot1911 on YouTube, the video was on his reloaded 9mm. He said he was going to show more on reloading. The kid must kno something because Hickok45 endorsed him.

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My only thing is i have absolutely no idea how much it cost for the items to reload, or how to reload and i really don't know if i would have the time. I work 8-12 hours a day and 6-7 days a week. How much would you say it cost you to reload 1000 rounds of .357?

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The main thing is getting the reloader, you need shell plates, that could come to seven hundred dollars. Then you need the lead, the brass, powder. It's expensive at first but pays off in the long run. I'll look into .357 for ya and get back to ya.

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Thanks.. That type of ammo do you reload?

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I have had good service from ableammo.com

They also offer the option of donating to the Wounded Warrior project with each order.

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Price will depend on what kind of bullet you want and how hot you want the rounds loaded. Lead bullets are great for range ammo and they're cheap. But if you want FMJ or JHP bullets then those cost more. Hot rounds use more powder, so that increases cost too.

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I just bought a S&W 38/357 and I have allready shot a couple 1000 rounds through it.The best deals I have found are between Wallmart and Sportsmans guide.Midway and Cabellas have an occasional good price on sellier and Bellot which seems to be the best value for a good shooting round.Federal and winchester are the best deals at Wallmart.I shoot 10 38rounds for every 1 round of 357 which is a waste at a range and beats you up after awhile. I find the 38 as nice to shoot as a 9.

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