Comparative costs in reloading .300, .338

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jake Levi, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  2. pinchegil

    pinchegil Active Member

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    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)
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    $1.16 per round

    Smile on your face after you touch off the first round "Priceless" gun)
     

  3. Jake Levi

    Jake Levi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that doable, and liveable with.