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Old 11-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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do you guys think it is smart to reload your own ammo

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Old 11-25-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
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Damn skippy it is and almost everyone on here will agree

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Everyone who reloads is smart. More consistant ammo, availability when shortages occur, the security of knowing that if the SHTF you will still have ammo.


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you can get premium high quality high performance hunting amm at a fraction of the cost. since you are your own qc you only gotta look in the mirror for the person who made the mistake


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You can reload for a big savings over what the same Premium Factory ammo cost.
Just take my 25/06. I shoot a Nosler Combined Technology 115gr Silvertip bullet.A box of 20 from Cabelas would cost me $34.99

A pound of Reloader 19 cost me $25 and will load 140 rds of ammo.
140 large rifle primers= $4.50
140 Nosler bullets= $64.37
I already have brass so I won't have to buy it,but if I did it would be $75.60
Total without new brass= $93.87
Total with buying new brass= $169.47
Now 7 boxes of Premium Ammo= $244.93 + tax

So just by me loading my old brass I will save $151.06 over buying the factory stuff. That's why I've reloaded for all these years.It saves you a butt load of money!


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Old 11-26-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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Right after the elections when all the ammo shortages started, I was the only one at the range. That seems pretty smart to me.


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Sure you can

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A lot will depend on your needs. If you shoot only a couple boxes per year for hunting season, it might not be worth it to you. I consider it a loss if I don't get to the range at least once a week. If you shoot an inexpensive, commonly available cartridge, the gain is less dramatic. If, however, you shoot a caliber that isn't commonly available at the average store, there is much more to be gained. Rifle shooters have probably more to gain than pistol shooters, simply because the price of quality rifle ammo is painful to look at (for me anyway, but then I'm only reloading for handguns). Cost aside, the ability to tailor loads to specific guns and applications is probably nearly as important. It also caters to ones experimental side. If you have good attention to detail and a proclivity for tinkering, you will probably enjoy reloading. If you have the time & inclination there isn't really much downside.

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:55 PM   #9
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Its not cheap to buy everthng you need to start reloading and it takes a bit of time to get the hang of it but you will save money in the long run. I like it more for makeing a load that maybe you can not buy like a 357mag wadcutter or a down loaded rifle load for kids to hunt with. You may still use factory ammo for deer hunting as a box may last several years but it is nice to have the option .

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do you guys think it is smart to reload your own ammo

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