Originally Posted by modernmopar
Ey guys, I'm new here. I've looked on this forum for an up to date answer on my question but couldn't find it. So here it is:
Not including the cost of the reloader, what would be the cost of reloading be compared to buying ammo? My dad just bought 1000 9mm rounds for $190. I am thinking of getting a 9mm semi auto CZ 75 or a smith and Wesson Model 29 .44 magnum.
Becoming a reloader only to save money is a fools errand. Especially if 9 mm is your only game. If you can source half decent ammo @19 cents per round, you will be hard pressed to save much money. My cast bullet reloads are probably about 14 or 15 cents per round. If you use good quality jacketed bullets (say $15 per hundred), it will be pretty much a wash, at best. That said, there are other reasons to reload. You can creat high quality match ammo for about the same price as crappy bulk plinking ammo. Much depends on your priorities.
I like the versatility of being able to tailor specific loads to specific tasks.
If you wish to shoot a lot of .44 mag, the whole equation changes. If you can't save money with .44 mag, you're not really trying.