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Old 09-21-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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It's time to replenish the stock.

Well after a great spring/summer of shooting/training the stockpile of handgun training ammo has reached critically low. Now my stock of new and carry rounds are healthy, but my reloads are down to roughly 1500 rounds of 45, 40 and 9mm combined.

The next few weeks will be spent at the reloading bench, the first 2500 of 45 are cleaned and sized, ready for priming. The order for 10,000 rounds of components has arrived, time to get to work.

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Old 09-21-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:03 PM   #3
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When I use to reload the 45 and the 9, the savings was small. Also the 9's small casings was a PITA, even with a Dillon 550. How are prices, is there any savings with those 2 calibers?
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
When I use to reload the 45 and the 9, the savings was small. Also the 9's small casings was a PITA, even with a Dillon 550. How are prices, is there any savings with those 2 calibers?
That's a good question. I just looked back at my order history for 9 and 45 over the last year with Freedom and I've spent just over a 1000 dollars. Now I've added a HUNGRY AR-15 to the mix. Maybe I need to consider reloading. I have been saving all the brass I could recover from my range visits.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:14 PM   #5
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Ha ha, way to early in the maufacturing phase to except any orders.

Tell you what, it's nice to be able to find what you need in stock. Reloading components where difficult to find back in the ammo crunch.

Every once in a while the thought will enter my head. Stop shooting so much, conserve your ammo. But I can't do it, I'm a junky. If I got a bullet I want to shoot it.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by montanaResident View Post
When I use to reload the 45 and the 9, the savings was small. Also the 9's small casings was a PITA, even with a Dillon 550. How are prices, is there any savings with those 2 calibers?
Cost per 1000 of .45 is $160, 9mm is around $130. That is a considerable savings over buying even reloaded ammo. And no disrespect intended to any of our venders. But my ammo is better then theirs. To shoot as much as I do, I have no choice but to reload.

I also enjoy it, I crank the tunes and have a few beers.
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Originally Posted by Tankgunner View Post
Cost per 1000 of .45 is $160, 9mm is around $130. That is a considerable savings over buying even reloaded ammo. And no disrespect intended to any of our venders. But my ammo is better then theirs. To shoot as much as I do, I have no choice but to reload.



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I'm with you, I'll take my ammo over any out there. Got all my loads dialed in and set for my guns. Nothing shoots as good or accurate as a handload. And yes, basically it's about half the cost unless your loading 44 mag or odd 41 mag like me. Then the savings are huge.


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I'm with you, I'll take my ammo over any out there. Got all my loads dialed in and set for my guns. Nothing shoots as good or accurate as a handload. And yes, basically it's about half the cost unless your loading 44 mag or odd 41 mag like me. Then the savings are huge.


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Don't load any oddball calibers, but I can see how that would be necassary. With some it would be the only way to get ammo for it.

And as in most things buying in bulk is the key, the more you buy the more you save when it comes to reloading.
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Cost per 1000 of .45 is $160, 9mm is around $130.
That is good. Is that copper jacked bullets? When I reloaded I shot about 90% lead semi-wadcutters, and would finish shooting with jacketed ammo for cleaning out the barrel.
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Tank, I've never reloaded about how long does it take to pump out 10,000 rounds.
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