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Old 06-23-2017, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question to the Forum. Is Reloading Your Own Ammunition Worth It?

Is it easy to learn?

Is it safe?

Is the initial expense of quality equipment expensive?

Can you increase power, accuracy, and dependability?

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If interested I would start with a Lee Turret Press Kit for around $225. Everything you need except a set of dies. I reload 6 calibers on a Lee Classic Turret Press. I average around 150 rounds an hour. It's a great hobbie and I load 9mm for about $6.20 a box of 50. I load 41 mag for around $7.50 a box of 50 (they normally run $32.00 a box of 25) huge savings. Depends on what you shoot. As for power and accuracy reloading is the only way to go. I have a 9mm load with 124 grain Xtreme bullets that will shoot one big hole at 10 yards from my Pro Carry. You can Taylor your loads and they are more consistent then factory rounds. It's as safe as you make it, same as handling a firearm. Pay attention to details and you'll have no problems.


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Question to the Forum. Is Reloading Your Own Ammunition Worth It?

Is it easy to learn?

Is it safe?

Is the initial expense of quality equipment expensive?

Can you increase power, accuracy, and dependability?

Depends on the Ammo. I can load S&W 500 at about 1/3 the cost of factory. Weatherby 30-378 costs $6 to $7 a cartridge, about a buck to reload.

For some cartridges the cost of equipment is fully returned after 50 to 100 cartridges.

It is safe if you make it. Be an idiot and blow the gun up and hurt yourself.

Easy to learn. It's not rocket science. Can you remove the grips off your Kimber? If yes then you are way ahead in the brains department of some of our fine and good members, who might reload.

Power, yes, accuracy, yes, dependability, I don't understand the question.
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Totally worth it..... in a few months if you live in CA
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depends on how much you want to shoot. you can buy a lot of ammo with what is needed to start. it may take 20years to break even.
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When my friend wanted help starting to reload we calculated it out based on the cost of 9mm then. Getting a Dillon Square Deal B and little stuff needed he broke even in 6k rounds. Not sure now. 9mm if fairly cheap. But with 45 you save quite a bit and will pay it off sooner.
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Been doing since I was 15 or so. I have three Dillons and my old RCBS single stage.
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Thanks all for responding.....

I shoot 9mm Lugar, 25% if the time.
.357 Sig, 20 % of the time.
.40 Smith and Wesson, 5 % of the time.
And of course .45ACP, 50 % of the time.

Freedom Munitions doesn't have too bad a price.
But it pisses me off it takes 2 weeks to receive an order, for quote,"an in stock item".

Plus I'm no expert, but have often wondered if I myself, could make better?
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been doing since i was 15 or so. I have three dillons and my old rcbs single stage.
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[FONT="Arial Black"]Question to the Forum. Is Reloading Your Own Ammunition Worth It?
At one time it was for me, but not right now.

Is it easy to learn?
Yeah, basic reloading is a no-brainer

Is it safe?
That's up to you, dawg. You ARE playing with loaded guns already. Are you safe with that?

Can you increase power, accuracy, and dependability?
Yes.
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