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So does reloading really save money?

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Hi all,

With the scarcity and price of ammunition becoming more of a problem as time goes on, I started thinking about loading my own ammo. I only shoot 9mm for now so that's all I'm looking at.

A box of winchester white box 115 gr is about $15 to $17 at the ranges where I shoot. If I extrapolate that to 1000 rds, the cost of that ammo comes to $300 to $340. Let's take that out to 10,000 rds. That's $3000 to $3400.

To get started loading my own ammo, I'd need to buy the equipment, and the components. If I'm firing about 150 rounds/week, does it make sense to reload?

Also, any tips on where to get equipment and what to buy?


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Here's a tool for you that will tell you what you spend. http://www.handloads.com/calc/loadingCosts.asp

I reload .45ACP at about 2,000rds a month, and it is costing me $109.00 a Thousand. I buy all my supplies in bulk and I shoot LSWC's, plus I use range brass. If I made my own bullets you could take off another $25.00.

I am getting rid of the that Glock barrel one day so I can shoot lead in it all the time, and I will save a bunch on them.
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