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Old 11-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #11
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I won't try to talk you into reloading. It takes a lot of time,

money, attention to detail, and dedication to a new craft. Not to

mention stress-free work time, in which to concentrate.

If your level of motivation is this low, get the TV...

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I have yet to discover anything on tv worth watching enough to make me use money on a worthless device like a new tv.
I live beyond cable so our TV reception is via antenna. Not much choice, we
do like watching movies, I will not spend money on Sat TV, but I do have
Sat internet, LOL. But work pays for that.

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I won't try to talk you into reloading. It takes a lot of time,
money, attention to detail, and dedication to a new craft. Not to

mention stress-free work time, in which to concentrate.

If your level of motivation is this low, get the TV...
Seriously, go down to your local Library, check out the ABC's of reloading,
read it. Then decide if you want to reload.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Seems to me the op answered his own question. If you don't have time to shoot why reload? If you watch the "life force sucking" tv, then get it. Aside from the occasional movie I can't stand tv. No sat, cable or antennae here and I like it that way.

I make time to shoot and reload. More relaxing.

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If you watch the "life force sucking" tv, then get it.

I make time to shoot and reload. More relaxing.
Tell me how you really feel

Leaving for work at 6:30am and getting home at 7:00 doesn't leave a lot of room for much of anything. I'm hoping to see things lighten up in the near future.

Both of us are sicker than dogs this weekend, I had wanted to make at least an indoor range trip, but not with all the medicines we're taking
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Tell me how you really feel

Leaving for work at 6:30am and getting home at 7:00 doesn't leave a lot of room for much of anything. I'm hoping to see things lighten up in the near future.

Both of us are sicker than dogs this weekend, I had wanted to make at least an indoor range trip, but not with all the medicines we're taking
Hope you feel better soon! It took me a long time to decide on whether to invest in reloading. Once my wife really got into Shooting it made sense from an ROI standpoint. Make a spreadsheet with the initial investment costs vs. what you pay for manufactured ammo costs and see where you break even. If its less than 9-12 months it may not be worth it. Most of us find we shoot more due to the savings, so it may take longer but we also enjoy more trigger time as a result.
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Hope you feel better soon! It took me a long time to decide on whether to invest in reloading. Once my wife really got into Shooting it made sense from an ROI standpoint. Make a spreadsheet with the initial investment costs vs. what you pay for manufactured ammo costs and see where you break even. If its less than 9-12 months it may not be worth it. Most of us find we shoot more due to the savings, so it may take longer but we also enjoy more trigger time as a result.
There are 3 reasons to get into reloading.

1) Save money
2) Accuracy
3) You are a prepper

If you are looking to save money, I have a spreadsheet I can email you
and you can determine your ROI. For my .300 H&H Magnum the ROI at
the time was like 325 rounds of ammo.

I reload for all 3 reasons. I have multiple presses, single stage, turret
and progressives. I reload rifle, pistol, shotshell and case my own bullets.

Saving money on the components will cost you time, what do you have
more of time or money. My buddy and I that are prepping together, he can
afford the money, but not time; I can afford time, but not the money as much.
He purchases, I load, we stockpile.

It is all in how you slice and dice it. We had a recent bonus in that we have
a free source of brass from a police range.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In truth, I imagine "accuracy" is the only

valid purpose there. I've spent thousands on

reloading, can't imagine I'll live to "save money".

Be practical. As a prepper, if the SHTF,

you won't be able to trip down to the reloading

store for that unforseen tool need, forgotten

or destroyed item, will you? It will be a fortunate

prepper, indeed, who has space, and stress-free time

for reloading.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

In truth, I imagine "accuracy" is the only

valid purpose there. I've spent thousands on

reloading, can't imagine I'll live to "save money".

Be practical. As a prepper, if the SHTF,

you won't be able to trip down to the reloading

store for that unforseen tool need, forgotten

or destroyed item, will you? It will be a fortunate

prepper, indeed, who has space, and stress-free time

for reloading.
Accuracy/performance is the primary reason I reload.

Savings is the second reason, my buddy and I reload for our families and we
do save quite a bit of money as a result.

We save about 60% the cost of new 5.56mm ammo. It varies a lot from
cartridge to cartridge.

I used to own my own welding and fabrication business. SHTF not able to
purchase a tool, will not be a problem. I will just make my own. Lathe,
mill, grinder, heat treating, tooling and materials are all available here, now.

True prepping is alot more than a few 5 gallon pails of stored food, a BOB
and a gun and some ammo. But I digress.
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There are 3 reasons to get into reloading.

1) Save money
2) Accuracy
3) You are a prepper

If you are looking to save money, I have a spreadsheet I can email you
and you can determine your ROI. For my .300 H&H Magnum the ROI at
the time was like 325 rounds of ammo.

I reload for all 3 reasons. I have multiple presses, single stage, turret
and progressives. I reload rifle, pistol, shotshell and case my own bullets.

Saving money on the components will cost you time, what do you have
more of time or money. My buddy and I that are prepping together can
afford money but not time, I can afford time but not the money as much
he purchases I load, we stockpile.

It is all in how you slice and dice it. We had a recent bonus in that we have
a free source of brass from a police range.
I really need to get into the local police range and start scavenging the brass there. Been meaning to do it for years but haven't quite been able to.
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I really need to get into the local police range and start scavenging the brass there. Been meaning to do it for years but haven't quite been able to.
Lotsa cops get free ammo from the PD's and do not reload.
So brass is not considered very valuable.

Just some additional comments.

My buddy and I have standardized on cartridges and calibers. We had
met our goal of loaded ammo, and are now just stockpiling components.

There is a lot to learn. Starting learning before you purchase.
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