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Old 01-03-2013, 04:53 AM   #21
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Gotta say, I kind of envy you guys this hobby. Close precision work is very rewarding.

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a lot of it depends on how many rounds you shoot, the amount of bulk components and what type of reloading equipment you use, and your time in relation to reloading. yes it can be.

i reload 44 Mag., 44 SPL. and 45 ACP. i reload with the same type bullets that i can get in factory ammo, and use my reloads for practice of what i use for SD. i can reload practice ammo cheaper than using factory ammo for practice.
Lets say I wanted to just reload for practice ammo,and maybe some loads with good hollow points after I catch on to stockpile. And I bought enough to roll 500 round batches at a time. How much do you think I would be saving? A cents per bullet roundabout number would be great.
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Lets say I wanted to just reload for practice ammo,and maybe some loads with good hollow points after I catch on to stockpile. And I bought enough to roll 500 round batches at a time. How much do you think I would be saving? A cents per bullet roundabout number would be great.
this is the one i use to calculate ammo costs.

http://ultimatereloader.com/tools/reloading-costs-calculator/
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Lets say I wanted to just reload for practice ammo,and maybe some loads with good hollow points after I catch on to stockpile. And I bought enough to roll 500 round batches at a time. How much do you think I would be saving? A cents per bullet roundabout number would be great.
If you have an android phone there is an app that will calculate what you spend per round and up to 1000 rounds you just have to put in how much the components cost you and it will let you know. From my first batch I did with a hollow point round it cost me like $13 for 50 rounds of .357's and usually the cheapest I can buy online is $20 for 50 and thats just plinking ammo. I bought 1000 lead cast bullets at a local gun show and it will cost me less than $10 for lead plinking ammo. So thats a 50% savings right off the bat and I know I can buy components cheaper if I would have shopped around. Locally I can buy 1000 primers for $31 and usually a pound of powder is right around $20 a pound. Bullets vary depending on where you buy them at but ive been trying to find scrap lead locally so I can start casting my own bullets and that will bring the cost down significantly.
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I'm loading 9mm for just shy of $8 for 50.

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If you have an android phone there is an app that will calculate what you spend per round and up to 1000 rounds you just have to put in how much the components cost you and it will let you know. From my first batch I did with a hollow point round it cost me like $13 for 50 rounds of .357's and usually the cheapest I can buy online is $20 for 50 and thats just plinking ammo. I bought 1000 lead cast bullets at a local gun show and it will cost me less than $10 for lead plinking ammo. So thats a 50% savings right off the bat and I know I can buy components cheaper if I would have shopped around. Locally I can buy 1000 primers for $31 and usually a pound of powder is right around $20 a pound. Bullets vary depending on where you buy them at but ive been trying to find scrap lead locally so I can start casting my own bullets and that will bring the cost down significantly.
Do you know the name? I would really like to check this out but the search function on android imo sucks.

Edit: Found it (used an app searcher app that i found). Thanks for your posting.
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I reload 44 mag and 45 acp with both lead practice and premium speer gold dots. I buy my bullets by bulk to get the best prices (5000 or better). Lee tumble lubed bullets are the lowest cost self cast. I match weight between speers and cast so no change of POI.

Price per round is 44 mag cast .165 cents per round, $8.25 per box. 44 mag speer gold dot .268 per round, $13.40 a box. Price per round 45 acp cast .143 cents per round, $7.15 a box. Speer gold dot
.245 a round, $12.25 a box.

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