Handgun Calibers

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by MattyT, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. MattyT

    MattyT New Member

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    What are some of the cheapest/easiest handgun calibers to reload? And what are some of the more expensive/harder to find calibers?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Easy? 38/357, .45 ACP.


    Hard to find/ reload? .22 Jet. .256 Win Magnum 38-40
     

  3. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Any caliber which uses 'a lot' of lead (big bullets) will cost more. Bullets are the major expense when it comes to reloading.
    As far as 'easy', like he said above the 38/357 is easy. The 9/40/45 are not 'hard' to reload, but because they head-space on the case mouth they do take some getting use to.:)
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Easiest to find, in normal times, in order
    9MM
    .38 spec
    .40 S&W
    .45 ACP

    Least expensive
    9MM
    .38spec
    40 S&W
    .45 ACP

    Hey! I think I see a pattern!:D