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Comparative costs in reloading .300, .338

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Old 09-26-2011, 12:06 PM
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Comparative costs in reloading .300, .338

I've been surfing on different calibers, and whatever that I will choose will be both for hunting and LR target, so economy is more of an issue then it would be for straight hunting rifle.

I have been looking at the .300 WM, and the .338 Ultra, Edge, and Lapua,

can anyone give me some rough ballpark figures in comparison? I am expecting the .300 to be the most economical and the .338 Edge & Lapua the highest. But specifics?? I am new to reloading, have been doing my own .45 ACPs. But this will be a significant factor in getting the most rnds downrange.

" a well- armed citizenry is the first defense against tryany". Thomas Jefferson

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Old 10-02-2011, 09:57 PM
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Re: Comparative costs in reloading .300, .338

I have just started reloading for the 338 Edge, I chose the edge over the 338 rum only because of the availability of 300 RUM brass, I live in colorado and have only seen 338 RUM brass one time. Here are what my costs for 338 edge are:
Hornady 338 Ultra dies (sizing die has taper ball for necking up) $30.00
RCBS 375 ultra die (for sizing remove the decapper & ball) $16.00
So approx $50.00 for dies.
Of course if you want the real 338/300 RUM dies they are $160.00

CCI 250 mag primers $29.00/1000 .03
h1000 90gr $20.00/lb(7000gr) .25
Sierra Match King $34.00/50 .68
Remington Brass
(estimated 4 reloads per case) $40.00/50 /4 .20 (1/4 .80)
$1.16 per round

Smile on your face after you touch off the first round "Priceless"
338 edge, When you feel the need to get less than 80 rounds per pound of powder
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:50 AM
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Re: Comparative costs in reloading .300, .338

Thanks, that doable, and liveable with.

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