Originally Posted by mpittm2
Hello all and thanks for any advice in advance.
I am interested in getting into reloading my own ammunition and have a few questions. I am looking to reload 9mm, 5.56/223, and 7.62x39r.
First off I assume this is a cheaper option for shooting and stocking up on ammo but i have not been able to find any cheap options for bullets. Most cases of 100 in 7.62 and 556 have been around $26 a pop, which doesn't seem cost effective being that i just purchased 1000 rounds of 7.62 for $240 w/shipping. $260 for just bullets not counting rounds, primers, powder, or cost of equipment over time doesn't add up to me. So what am i missing? Is there a website i haven't found? or maybe a bullet type?
secondly the whole process seems pretty straightforward if not down right easy as long as its done carefully. is this the general consensus?
Lastly, I found a cheap kit on amazon that seems to have most of everything needed to get started for $298 its a RCBS Rock Chuckler Supreme Master Reloading Kit. It has good reviews on amazon. Is this a good kit or crap?
Thanks Again and sorry for all of the questions.....
welcome to the forum. all the calibers listed are some of the cheapest to buy factory loaded. many people don't even reload them because of that. many do though. and many who do reload these cartridges, use a progressive press to do it much more rapidly. a quality progressive press is going to be somewhat more expensive than a quality single stage press.
now what is your experiance at reloading? if very little or none, do yourself a favor and buy the book, The ABC's Of Reloading. very informative book that will answer lots of your questions about reloading. read it, then reread it several times. reloading isn't rocket science, but needs to be followed in certain steps to be done correctly and safely. reloading if done properly is very safe and rewarding, but if not done so, can have bad or even fatal results.
many people who do reload these cartridges, buy most of their components in bulk, because of the amount of cartridges they tend to shoot.
the RCBS equipment is some of the best there is. that's a good price for that kit. it would make a fine starting point for you to begin reloading.