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Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

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Unread 04-19-2013, 03:38 PM
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Re: Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

When reloading I don't even include the brass as an expense, b/c I had been saving my brass for years and years before I ever started reloading. So most of it was "free" brass that came from my factory loads I've shot. I've also picked up a ton of brass in all different calibers at the ranges over the last 6 months. Granted, most of it is useless to me, other than the .223/5.56 brass, but occasionally I find some Fed .308, or Fed or Win Nickle 7mm RemMag. I never find STW brass or .257 Wby brass, so when I start getting low, I go shoot a box of factory ammo to fire-form it.

However, STW and .257 Wby ammo is about $4.50 a round if you find it in the store around here....Minus brass, it costs me right at $0.85 per round to reload for it. You do the math, but to me it is the best thing I've ever done for my shooting and trigger time. I can get almost 5 shots for the commercial price of 1.
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    Re: Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

    thanks for all the good info guys. marty
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    Re: Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

    Prices have not gone up, except for the folks who choose to forever mark them selves as scumbags! Lots of places have not changed their pricing and you only need wait for said product to arrive and buy it.

    Prices will recover and the days of going to the range with your ar are long from over. I had ample stocks so figure around 123$ per 1k of 5.56. Don't over pay, it only fuels the problem!
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    Re: Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

    It is never to late to do anything in your life. It might not always work out for you, but its never to late to try. You dont want to be that guy that says, "shoulda, coulda, woulda." Give it a go and if you feel that it doesnt pay off then at least you have gained that knowledge and the knowledge of reloading.

    Oh... I forgot to mention that once you start... you wont stop. You will start reloading one caliber then two, before you know you'll have a reloading die set for 7 or 8 different calibers... or maybe thats just what happend to me
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    Oh... I forgot to mention that once you start... you wont stop. You will start reloading one caliber then two, before you know you'll have a reloading die set for 7 or 8 different calibers... or maybe thats just what happend to me

    Aramarine6,

    No need to of speak of "the illness" in the forum. It can scare new members.
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    Re: Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

    At todays prices, it cost me aprox $45 per 100 308s.
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    Re: Is it to late for me o start reloading ?

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    At todays prices, it cost me aprox $45 per 100 308s.
    That's about what it costs me with Varget powder, Fed GM primers, and high-dollar Berger VLD's.

    Can't complain 1 bit. Except that currently I can't find anymore Varget or VLD's..... This dry-spell **** needs to end.
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