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Old 04-02-2013, 02:17 AM   #11
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I try to keep an eye out for a good deal. If I can find a good deal AND I could use more brass, then I will get it. With the problems people are having now, I try to keep an eye out for friends anyhow. You would be surprised how many people are glad to get a call telling them that this store has that ammo. I have had some repay me with a call about a good deal on ammo that I shoot, and some call to tell me they found some components that I might need. Small price to pay to have more eyes looking for small rifle primers or w231 or what ever I may need at the time. Also, you get to see what some of the stupid prices people are asking for plinking ammo. $75-100 a brick for 22, and the guy can't even keep a strait face when he tells me this!

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The only times I buy ammo anymore:
If I need SD ammo. I don't carry reloads for social work.
Shotgun ammo. I don't reload for shotguns...yet.
If I'm shooting a range rental gun. Very rare.

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Other than 22lr, only time I buy ammo is when I get a new gun to shoot...until I collect enough brass to load!

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I've been loading for over 45 years now, so the only factory ammo I buy is .22LR. I am down to about 5000 rounds of .22 now, so I'm not shooting much until all the BS subsides and prices come back down so I can re-stock.


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I've been loading for over 45 years now, so the only factory ammo I buy is .22LR. I am down to about 5000 rounds of .22 now, so I'm not shooting much until all the BS subsides and prices come back down so I can re-stock.


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now if we could figure out how to reload rimfire ammo, we'd be set!
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now if we could figure out how to reload rimfire ammo, we'd be set!
Figuring that out would make you about $1, and as many zeroes as you want.
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Like everyone else dealing with this craziness, I'm thinking about getting into reloading. How many times can you reload brass? How much do you stockpile to start with?

I like going to the range and usually shoot 200 - 300 rounds at a session, .38, .357 and .45ACP

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Like everyone else dealing with this craziness, I'm thinking about getting into reloading. How many times can you reload brass? How much do you stockpile to start with?

I like going to the range and usually shoot 200 - 300 rounds at a session, .38, .357 and .45ACP
Pistol brass should reload 20-30 times. The hotter you load the less life.

I would want a minimum of 2-3x your normal range trip in brass to get started. If you look you can find once fired brass that will help or just keep saving up for a few range trips.
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When I go to WalMart, I look for .40 cal for my Glock. If they have it I'll grab a box just to enter new brass with the older stuff. I only reload my Glock brass 3 times due to the pressures and what I've read on here about reloading .40 Glock ammuntion.

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If I were to see a great price on something that I shoot/load I will buy some not so much for the brass (there are great sources out there for once shot brass in handgun and .223) but for the lazy factor. I have enough brass built up to last me a lifetime and I shoot quite often. Lately I havent seen any deals on factory ammo,or components so Ive cut down on my trigger time. I have a stash of very good quality ammo (factory and handloads) that I will not shoot due to the crazyness thats going on right now. Im having a hard time finding the powders that I want and cheap projectiles seem to be a thing of the past = hopefully things will even out in the future.

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