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MattyT 02-08-2013 04:12 PM

Handgun Calibers
What are some of the cheapest/easiest handgun calibers to reload? And what are some of the more expensive/harder to find calibers?

c3shooter 02-08-2013 04:24 PM

Easy? 38/357, .45 ACP.

Hard to find/ reload? .22 Jet. .256 Win Magnum 38-40

JimRau 02-08-2013 07:30 PM

Any caliber which uses 'a lot' of lead (big bullets) will cost more. Bullets are the major expense when it comes to reloading.
As far as 'easy', like he said above the 38/357 is easy. The 9/40/45 are not 'hard' to reload, but because they head-space on the case mouth they do take some getting use to.:)

locutus 02-08-2013 10:07 PM

Easiest to find, in normal times, in order
.38 spec
.40 S&W
.45 ACP

Least expensive
40 S&W
.45 ACP

Hey! I think I see a pattern!:D

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