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Old 03-30-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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I, like everyone, have found it impossible to find practice ammo. BUT I have located and purchased 1000 rounds of brass, bullets, primers and powder. The brass is cleaned (acid bath) and tumbled.
My question is how much is reasonable to pay to have a friend load the ammo for me?
I have "invested" $230.00 in the materials. All I need is a reliable person to reload at a "reasonable" cost. WHAT IS A REASONABLE COST PER 100?

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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Depends on how good of friends you are. I reload some of my friends for a little over cost.

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maybe friends is a relative term. I know the guy but I want him to spend his time reloading for me at a fair price.

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hmm. whats the local minimum wage??

for me its hard to really set a price on reloading...

if i was helping a friend i would just tell him what to buy and bring a 12 pack over.

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if i was helping a friend i would just tell him what to buy and bring a 12 pack over.
Yep. Don't crack one open till the reloading is done though
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amstutz, have you thought about investing another $200, and reloading yourself?

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yes I have thought about reloading. If I thought I could do it for $200 I'd jump at the chance. Two problems equipment is out of stock and, from what I read here $200 is not nearly enough. Press, dies, scale, tumbler and media, manuals and that is just the beginning.
I have a guy who wants to load for me for $10.00 per 100. I'm trying to figure out what is fair and reasonable.

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yes I have thought about reloading. If I thought I could do it for $200 I'd jump at the chance. Two problems equipment is out of stock and, from what I read here $200 is not nearly enough. Press, dies, scale, tumbler and media, manuals and that is just the beginning.
I have a guy who wants to load for me for $10.00 per 100. I'm trying to figure out what is fair and reasonable.
Actually under $200, at the last gun show I found several Lee Turret kits with everything but the dies for $120 and dies are another $40. I don't know where you live, but it is still an option SW Ohio.
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Reloading ammunition for others is manufacturing. Federal and state laws require a Federal Licence to provide this service. There is also the issue of liability insurance. Friends can also become litigants .

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Press-yes, but even the Lee Reloading Press at $25-30 will reload just fine
dies--yes, and Lee makes find dies
scale--for simple starting/target loads, one can use a Lee dipper and Lee data for the dipper to make perfectly safe loads for a while, though you will want a decent ($50+) scale soon after, and then a powder measure or a cheap trickler to trickle powder on the scale to the weight you want.
tumbler and media--nope, all you NEED to do is wipe off the case exterior. Everything beyond that is done for YOUR pleasure, with no effect on accuracy
manuals--look in used book stores or library if you can't afford new ones.
and that is just the beginning--no, for pistols, that is pretty much it. For bottleneck case, you will definitely need a case trimmer.
There are lots of "tools" made for people that love to play, but this what you need.

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