Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > Reloading cost

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2013, 01:45 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: nowhere,that other state
Posts: 944
Liked 319 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 399

Default

You will never save money reloading. All you will do is keep buying more equipment, or more supplies to reload. If some one tells you, that you are going to save money they are lying. Been doing this for a really long time.

__________________
gunnut07 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:07 AM   #12
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas, Texas!
Posts: 27,099
Liked 19785 Times on 11233 Posts
Likes Given: 49864

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axxe55 View Post
there are many different formulas out there that can help you calculate ammo cost by inputing your own numbers in.

for my 280 Rem. premium ammo (Winchester Ballistic Silvertip 140gr) costs me $44.00 per box of 20.

my reloaded ammo costs me about $27.56 for 20 when i buy the brass and about $13.58 when i don't. i see this a huge cost savings factor.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cottontop View Post
I have been reloading for almost 50 years. I reload for a dozen or so cartridges. In all of these years, doubt if I have ever saved a dime. BUT, I have been able to shoot a whole lot more than if I didn't reload. Moral of this story? Don't get into reloading to save money. You won't. Go into it to have a better quality of ammunition and more of it.
cottontop
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunnut07 View Post
You will never save money reloading. All you will do is keep buying more equipment, or more supplies to reload. If some one tells you, that you are going to save money they are lying. Been doing this for a really long time.
curious as to why either of you say i am not saving money?

a box of premium ammo for my 280 Rem. costs about $44 per box of 20. my reloads when factoring in new brass is 27.56. wich is a savings of 16.44 per 20, and if i reuse the brass the cost is about $13.58 for a savings of $30.42 per 20.

please explain how i'm not saving money by reloading? are they teaching some new math that hasn't made it to my neck of the woods?
__________________
Coming From The Village Of The Damned.
Resist All Tyranny And Oppression.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke.
Axxe55 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:24 AM   #13
mcb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 532
Liked 68 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Reloading to save money needs to be looked at as a long term investment. You spend more at first but over time as you accumulate brass and get all of your equipment it saves you a lot of money.

__________________
mcb is online now  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:31 AM   #14
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TexasGunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lubbock, TX
Posts: 1,180
Liked 890 Times on 404 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axxe55

curious as to why either of you say i am not saving money?

a box of premium ammo for my 280 Rem. costs about $44 per box of 20. my reloads when factoring in new brass is 27.56. wich is a savings of 16.44 per 20, and if i reuse the brass the cost is about $13.58 for a savings of $30.42 per 20.

please explain how i'm not saving money by reloading? are they teaching some new math that hasn't made it to my neck of the woods?
Agreed! My own loaded .308's save me a lot over factory loads and do I need to mention the cost of .223 right now? I sold all 1500 rounds of my steel .223 for $.82/round cause I couldn't reload it. My current brass rounds cost me about $.35/round.
__________________
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
TexasGunner is offline  
axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:35 AM   #15
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas, Texas!
Posts: 27,099
Liked 19785 Times on 11233 Posts
Likes Given: 49864

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcb View Post
Reloading to save money needs to be looked at as a long term investment. You spend more at first but over time as you accumulate brass and get all of your equipment it saves you a lot of money.
i also reload for about 14 different calibers. i think i would be in it for the long haul.

you don't get into reloading to save money, but you can save money on many different calibers, especially some that have a high cost for the premium versions and some of the more obsolete calibers.

i think my comparison shows i save money by reloading. i probably spend about the same reloading my premium 308 Win. ammo as what some of the cheap factory ammo costs, or did.
__________________
Coming From The Village Of The Damned.
Resist All Tyranny And Oppression.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:37 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Edge of Darkness
Posts: 6,495
Liked 4788 Times on 2678 Posts
Likes Given: 1736

Default

AXX55, I don't think it has anything to do with reloading. There seems to be a number of members who are taking a negative stand on everything of late.
I think when we blend modern math with a long winter and Political correctness we get mindless drift.

__________________
nitestalker is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #17
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas, Texas!
Posts: 27,099
Liked 19785 Times on 11233 Posts
Likes Given: 49864

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasGunner View Post
Agreed! My own loaded .308's save me a lot over factory loads and do I need to mention the cost of .223 right now? I sold all 1500 rounds of my steel .223 for $.82/round cause I couldn't reload it. My current brass rounds cost me about $.35/round.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nitestalker View Post
AXX55, I don't think it has anything to do with reloading. There seems to be a number of members who are taking a negative stand on everything of late.
I think when we blend modern math with a long winter and Political correctness we get mindless drift.
well simply put if some people believe i'm not saving by reloading, then would they mind stepping up to the plate and showing me how i'm not saving money, and not just saying so is going to cut it.
__________________
Coming From The Village Of The Damned.
Resist All Tyranny And Oppression.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:49 AM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ccrow175's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 156
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Big difference between a reloader for quantity, and a handloader for quality.

__________________
ccrow175 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 02:55 AM   #19
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
aandabooks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 1,453
Liked 302 Times on 176 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

I'm in the it saves money camp but I can see the other side. For some they may shoot more and therefore it costs them the same as when they would have bought factory ammo. They are of course getting to shoot more.

The not saving money arguement can also be made around the fact that this reloading hobby is definately an accessory driven hobby. I just picked up a case trimmer for $70 and a couple of pieces for it for another $17. That is in addition to the dies for $42. All that is the upfront to get started reloading .223. I'll probably be getting a powder measure so I can keep my Lee setup for pistol. If you start including these kinds of costs, it is an uphill battle to start saving money.

If I had stuck strictly to .45ACP, I figure that I need to reload and shoot about 1,800 rounds to actually start saving money.

__________________
aandabooks is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 03:07 AM   #20
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas, Texas!
Posts: 27,099
Liked 19785 Times on 11233 Posts
Likes Given: 49864

Default

Hornady factory ammo for my 44 Mag runs me about $19 per 20 of 240 gr. XTP. my reloads for the 44 mag using 200 or 240 gr XTP bullets runs me about $7.74 per 20.

__________________
Coming From The Village Of The Damned.
Resist All Tyranny And Oppression.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke.
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
When does reloading become cost effective? Yunus Ammunition & Reloading 39 04-01-2013 09:29 PM
how much does it cost to start reloading 1911beast Ammunition & Reloading 21 08-25-2012 02:27 PM
10mm reloading cost? wooleybooger Ammunition & Reloading 8 08-24-2011 03:43 AM
Reloading cost calculator Jay Ammunition & Reloading 3 05-02-2011 01:21 AM
Reloading-Cost Effective? dlee58 Ammunition & Reloading 19 04-20-2009 05:08 AM



Newest Threads