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Old 02-24-2012, 11:59 PM   #11
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Unless you need to custom load match grade ammo the decision comes down to economics. A simple break-even calculation will let you know how much you save and how long it will take to recover you upfront cost. For example if the equipment, brass tumbler, dies etc cost $800 how long will it take to save that amount of money. Now add up the material costs of loading the number of rounds you shoot annually, plus any reserves you want to store, let's say 1,000 rounds at $.50 each so loading cost is $500. If you purchase those 1,000 rounds for say $700 you save $200 and recover your equipment costs and breakeven in 4 years, after 4 years you pocket the $200.

Obviously the higher the round count or the more exotic and expensive the ammo the higher the savings. Many round like .338 Lapua or .458 SOCOM are just not affordable to shoot with commercial loads...more mundane and affordable rounds just won't offer much savings unless you are shooting thousands of rounds a year. One other thing to keep in mind is that you will need to acquire that first brass inventory to reload with.

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Thank u cuz that dose help and ever scents I thought about reloading I have been saving my brass so I'm doing good in that part
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Didn't know you were 17. I think over the course of your lifetime it will be a great investment especially the more you shoot and the more calibers you get.

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Didn't know you were 17. I think over the course of your lifetime it will be a great investment especially the more you shoot and the more calibers you get.
I should change my post i put a couple hundred round thought bought in a year lol and Ya I'm 17 with a crappy job but it's better then nuthing lol
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No, I have been reloading for 45 years and it isn't worth it.
All reloaders are deceiving themselves.
Don't even think about it.

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The only way I save money is loading pistol with cast bullets for target. I do reload .223 do not save much if any money but get better performance. My .270wsm save alot. Also I was very fortunate that the majority of my equipment was a gift from a friend getting out (he got out for a reason).

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Money aside it's a great hobby. You're 17 so you have a long time to recoup your money. I find reloading to be relaxing and fun. It's very satisfying when you hunt with your own loads or punch out the x ring with ammo that you custom loaded for a particular gun.

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Money aside it's a great hobby. You're 17 so you have a long time to recoup your money. I find reloading to be relaxing and fun. It's very satisfying when you hunt with your own loads or punch out the x ring with ammo that you custom loaded for a particular gun.
Ya true so I'm just going to do it and see where it get me thanks for your help but I got one question what bullet would be better to use for midden to long range shots 150 165 180 or 200 grain bullets
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Assuming you are talking about your 06 I'd stay with the 165 to 180 range myself. But there may be others here with more experience with the 06.

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Assuming you are talking about your 06 I'd stay with the 165 to 180 range myself. But there may be others here with more experience with the 06.
Alright I will do some looking around for some info and thank u again for your advise
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ill tell you a little story about whether reloading is worth it or not. I bought most of my reloading materials before obummer got elected. right after he got elected pistol and rifle ammo was hard to find for at least a year if my memory serves me right. while all my shooting buddies were complaining about not being able to find ammunition I was able to reload my own ammo and shoot as much as I wanted. So the answer is hell yea its worth it. you really dont save money reloading but you do end up being able to shoot a lot more.

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