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Old 08-22-2011, 03:24 AM   #1
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a non-reloader friend asked about the cost since its getting hard to find. i never had an interest in 10mm and told him i had no idea. does anyone have a quick figure?

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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Aside from the brass, components are readily available. Standard .40 caliber bullets, large pistol primers and a wide variety of powders are appropriate. If one is simply reloading brass already on hand, reloading is not really any more expensive than .40 S&W.

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I have approx 1000 pcs of brass that I've been reloading over the last 4 years. So I'm only using $7 of components per 50 rd box. Imr sr4756 powder, cci primers, ranier 155gr to bullets.

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thanks,guys. i was too tired last night to get out the calculator and catalogs after he called at 10pm. he doesnt save brass-a big expense. ill have to buy dies-another expense. and of course the bullets. the pluses- i have the equipment,the manuals,5000 primers,and i may have a powder that will work. is 10mm that hard to find or do i have a cheap friend?

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It's pretty difficult to find if you are looking for bulk quantities for general plinking. But 10mm is such a versatile cartridge, you can't reach all of the potential unless you reload. You can reload is pretty cheap using cast bullets and a low powder charge. I load mine pretty hot and use FMJ bullets from Zero.

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Is he too lazy to pick up his brass? I pick up everything I can. Non-reloadable brass goes in the recycle bucket to be traded for lead at the scrap yard. Let me kbnow when and where he shoots. I will try to make the trip to get the brass.

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Use heavier bullets and you can still load hot enough to be worthy of calling it "10mm," while reducing leading from driving the bullets too fast. I'd guess it could be done for around $6-$7 per 50, using cast bullets.

I use once from BulletsDirect.com as they seem to be some of the cheapest hardcast bullets around.

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I did the reloading calculation on my components using a pretty high powder charge, and 180gr FMJs and I'm feeding my 10mm for $0.17/round, $8.61/box of 50, and $172.20/case of 1000.

If I switched out the FMJ bullet for a 180gr cast lead bullet from Missouri Bullet, it will take my cost down to $0.11/round, $5.91/box of 50, and $118.20/case of 1000.

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thanks for doing my job for me. Ive been reloading for 10 yrs and at one time knew the cost of every round i fired. over the years Ive settled on a favorite for the 6 calibers i load for and have not paid attention to prices. i know brass,bullets,powder,and primers have all gone up and the tire shop looks at you like a thief if you pick up a used wheel weight i may shoot my friend a deal that if he buys everthing Ill load em if i can keep the dies.he now says he only wants 500.

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