Originally Posted by Sharpie443
I could not even Imagine forcing myself to pay that much for .45 Colt. I don't pay that much for .270 Winchester. In the long run it would be much cheaper for someone to just get a simple Lee loader.
I'm sure it's great ammo but I don't know who is buying that stuff.
simple fact is, not everyone reloads and for various reasons. the fact the ammo exists and that they sell it means, that people must be buying enough of it, for them to justify making it and selling it. simple theory of economics.
some people simply don't shoot enough to justify spending the money to buy the equipment or the supplies to reload. some people lack the patience to reload. some people simply just don't care to to put the time or the effort into reloading and would rather spend their time doing other things.
as a long time reloader, there is no way i wouldn't reload, and pay high prices for ammo i could make myself, especially since it would only mean making a modest investment it adding a new set of dies to my collection. for me, buying a new or old rifle or pistol, i figure in buying the dies and equipment needed for reloading for that firearm as part of the investment of it. so when i buy a new firearm, i have already factored in that i will be reloading for it.