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When reloading becomes the best option

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:16 PM
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When reloading becomes the best option

Hi

I'm wondering when reloading becomes the best option. I'm currently going to the range about twice a month and using about 60-80 rounds of Winchester HPBT 69gr shop bought ammo. I'm mostly target shooting at the moment and have also been told that reloading gives way more accurate groups.

Any help on this would be great.

Cheers, Don
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:35 PM
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Re: When reloading becomes the best option

What ever cartridge you are speaking of, that's a question for you to answer, not a consensus of opinon from us. And you can be sure of one thing; on a thread dedicated to reloading you only gonna get ONE answer!

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:58 PM
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Re: When reloading becomes the best option

I've been holding off so far, probably out of pure laziness....
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:06 PM
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Re: When reloading becomes the best option

100% with Boomtube.
IMO, handloading will inevitably produce smaller groups simply because its more consistant, and custom tailored to what your firearm likes. Its also WAY more ecinomical. There isnt even a question in my mind that anyone who shoots more than a handfull of times a year will bennifit GREATLY by handloading, and will cover the cost of equipment rather quickly. After the initial cost, its all downhill, and you look at the poor masses still buying factory stuff at high prices, and having the same old accuracy issues and wonder why.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:10 PM
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Re: When reloading becomes the best option

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Hi

I'm wondering when reloading becomes the best option. I'm currently going to the range about twice a month and using about 60-80 rounds of Winchester HPBT 69gr shop bought ammo. I'm mostly target shooting at the moment and have also been told that reloading gives way more accurate groups.

Any help on this would be great.

Cheers, Don
4 boxes per month is over $100, right?

In less than a year, you will recoup the cost of the reloading equipment and save a few bucks to boot.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:39 PM
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Re: When reloading becomes the best option

Yeah, it's about $100 and I'm probably going to be shooting more this year so might have to bite the bullet (pardon the pun) and just do it...
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Old 07-01-2010, 06:23 AM
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Re: When reloading becomes the best option

I don't look at reloading as much of a savings - I shoot more when I reload, but I spend just as much. The biggest advantage of reloading is the ability to fine tune a load that's best in your particular gun. Occasionally factory rounds perform consistently well in a particular gun, but more often than not if you want to get your bullet holes touching each other then you'll have to reload to find that special load and control your quality.
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