Important question,

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by hobbles, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    Ok, I went to the supply shop and bought enough powder and primers to load 2000 rounds of 9mm. It cost me right under $93. If I bought 2000 rounds of ready made's at $12.50 a box (of 50), it would cost me $500.00 plus tax. The second and on to 15 reloads cost me under 5 cents a round compared to the 25 cents the ready made's are . After the first reloads I already have the brass and I get my wheel weights for free at the tire shop in town for the bullets I make . I can shoot 50 rounds 20 times a month for 2 months before I run out of powder and primers.

    So now I have a question,
    where the heck is all the money that I got into reloadin for so I could save???
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  2. snakedog

    snakedog Urban Spaceman

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    You're not going to save much on 9mm's. Savings on other calibers, especially revolver rounds, do add up though. YMMV, hobbles.
     

  3. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    Afternoon SD,
    I realize I save 20 cents per round by making my own, but I find in the long run I just shoot more. I think I still spend the same amount of money. My wallet ain't no thicker.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  4. opaww

    opaww Banned

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    I been reloading for 30+ years to save money and it never happens. There is always something I want or need for reloading and nothing is cheep anymore
     
  5. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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  6. BT380

    BT380 Well-Known Member

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    You reload more cause you shoot more so it eats up you savings. :(
     
  7. zekest

    zekest Active Member

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    There are many reasons to reload. Mine was so I could shoot my Bersa Thunder 380 more. Mission accomplished.
     
  8. zekest

    zekest Active Member

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    Also, I reload because I like it, it's fun, its better than collecting stamps, building scale models of bridges out of toothpicks, or knitting.