Federal Custom Shop

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Rifling82, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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  2. Txhillbilly

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    $5 a round is way beyond what any shooter with a tiny bit of common sense would pay.
    Federal either knows a whole bunch of idiots with a lot of money,or they really don't plan on loading very many "Custom" loads for anyone.
     
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  3. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah I’m not sure if there’s much of a market for it
     
  4. PaBushMan

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    I saw a site one time that makes custom brass. Some of his prices were more than 5.00 a casing.
     
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  5. Rifling82

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    brass for old obsolete rounds?
     
  6. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I just looked at their website and laughed!
    The only thing custom about this custom shop ammo is being able to choose a few different bullets from other manufacturers.
    Truly custom ammo is just that,custom made to the exact rifle that it's made for,not just seating another bullet into a case. You have to load and shoot for each rifle that the load is being built for in order to find the most accurate combination of powder,bullet,and seating depth.

    I spend a lot of time,money,and effort finding the best custom hand loads for each of my firearms. The way I see it,if Federal isn't testing any loads out of your particular firearm,then you're wasting your money on their so called custom ammo. It may shoot good,it may not.
    I wouldn't be willing to spend $100 to find out!
     
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  7. alsaqr

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    Been loading my own "custom" ammunition since 1954. Don't need Federals very expensive stuff.
     
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    I wanna know who's stupid enough to pay $233 for 50 pieces of .223 Rem brass. Actually, it would be $268.80 after taxes and shipping...

    https://www.rccbrass.com/product/223-remington/

    Just why? Why would anyone need that? I can understand charging $5 a case for some long obsolete round that cannot be easily formed from some other kind of case, but .223 Rem? Why?