Not a reloader so far. What kind of savings is there by reloading for practice ammo?
I hear this all the time, but facts are facts, you save on a per round basis. Shoot more, buy the wife or kids something, whatever, but you do save per round. Buy in some sort of bulk, you are looking at 50% min for any caliber. Sometimes, as high as 75%.Loading saves money but doesn't at the same time. You save money but you end up shooting more. Double edged sword."
Ok, reloading today:Not a reloader so far. What kind of savings is there by reloading for practice ammo?
DANG!!!!!Ok, reloading today:
berry's plated 115gr, 8.5c
So 12c per round or $6 per 50 factory equiv loads. Buy commercial cast lead, 6.5c each bullet or $5/50 box.
The xtreme end of reloading today. Casting your own bullets, free scrounged lead, less than $2/50. So yeah, I am shooting even 45acp for less than most people shoot 22lr today.
Not true, cheapest brass you are going to find is once fired, in 9mm, about $40-50/1000 or throwing nickels away. No, what makes reloading cost effective is you can use he brass 10+ times.Around here I get 9mm brass for 3-4 cents a piece.
Even if you couldn't keep your brass that only adds a couple bucks per 50.
Baldwin's idea is good.
They all do. One range I shoot always has a bay covered in 223' Leo stuff. We can pick up our pistol brass but if they catch you going after the 223, you get banned from the range. It's always about money.I should've specified, used 9mm brass. And $30 per k is fairly common by me.
I was meaning even if you can't keep your brass, at even 5 cents a case. You're still cheaper than the 20+ cents for factory ammo.
Yes, the biggest saving is in the reusing brass.
That range is probably bagging up the used brass and selling them for 7 ¢ each.
They all do. One range I shoot always has a bay covered in 223' Leo stuff. We can pick up our pistol brass but if they catch you going after the 223, you get banned from the range. It's always about money.
Seriously though, if I had to buy once fired brass, not a lot cheaper than buying cheap ammo, keep the brass. Fortunately, I can get ll the service caliber brass I want to pickup. Still a lot of people shooting factory where I go. I don't even bother with 9 & 40 anymore.