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mmszbi
12-14-2009, 04:43 PM
How many of you load your own ammunition?

UGA
12-14-2009, 05:20 PM
Store bought for me, but I've always been interested in doing it.

rkbartley
12-14-2009, 05:42 PM
Maybe some day....but right now just not enough time....would have to give up my job, the grandkids or sleep. None are good options! :nuts:

rkb

Eccentric
01-07-2010, 09:27 PM
I started to look into it seriously the beginning of last summer but primers were in short supply and I figured it was pointless at the time to spend the money on the equipment. I will, however, get back into checking it out if and when things start to loosen up. In the meantime it's Winchester White Box Sniper Ammo (thanks, UGA) for me.

Rossi
01-07-2010, 10:19 PM
Maybe some day....but right now just not enough time....would have to give up my job, the grandkids or sleep. None are good options! :nuts:

rkb

I'm with rkb on this one, just no time.

Very good skill to have in these uncertain times.

Rossi

mmszbi
01-10-2010, 12:24 PM
Components have become much more available, looks like the suppliers are finally getting caught up.
I have managed to have a stock of primers, even of things I do not currently load for. I will never get caught this short again.
I currently load for .45ACP, 9mm, 25-20WCF, 30-30 WCF, .44 Mag, 38/357. By next week will have the tooling to load .223 and 30-06. I have tons of brass for all of above and .380, .32, .40 and a whole bunch of rifle calibres. Eventually I would like to begin loading for my SKS in 7.62x39.
Oh, and I also load 12 guage.
It is truly a hobby in itself.
Reloading can and will pay for itself rather quickly if you shoot regularly. For instance, I have taken my cost per pull of the trigger for my .45 from $.35 (cheap Blazer) to less than $.08. It cost me $8.00/100 reloaded. With a quality store bought brand, the savings are much high.
when it comes to .223, for me to reload 2000 rounds it cost me $339 in components. Try to match that anywhere.
what I find is that reloading does not really save me $, it allows me to shoot more. Works for me!

For good quality equipment at less than retail, I have found Craigslist to have tons and tons of stuff for sale cheap, folks getting rid of stuff cuz they need the cash.

countybob
10-12-2011, 04:00 PM
i reload .45 & 38/357 for range use but use only factory ammo for carry.