Reloading 6.5 cm

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  1. Cliff Mitchell

    Cliff Mitchell Active Member

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    What's the typical cost per round for reloading 6.5 Creedmoor. Nothing fancy just like range training ammo.
     
  2. NDF

    NDF Well-Known Member

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    .35-.45, depending on bullet choice has been my experience
     
  3. Cliff Mitchell

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    I'd say that's better than paying a buck a round or more for box ammo lol.
     
  4. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    My match grade long range ammo is .50 a pop
     
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  5. Csafisher

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    How are you coming up with it being that cheap?

    Match primer $0.04
    42gr 4350 ~$0.16
    140eldm ~$0.36
    Brass ~$0.08 - bulk starline at 6 reloadings
     
  6. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    Primer: .04
    40.5 rl-16 : .15 @ 27 a lb
    140 eld-m: .28
    Peterson brass @ 8 firings: .10

    I buy the 140 eld in bulk when it's on sale. You can get 500 of them for 140 bucks at powder valley. That equals .57 a shot. So far I have 6 firings on that and it's still going very strong. I expect atleast another 5 out of it but i did 8 firings to be conservative. I was just ball parking it but looks like I was pretty close anyway.
     
  7. Csafisher

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    Peterson is good stuff.
     
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  8. NDF

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    I don't think those are typical, I was very fortunate and got some smoking deals on components from individuals the only things I paid retail for was the powder and it was on sale with a coupon to boot, needless to say me and my creeds spend a lot of time at the bench, my son don't mind tagging along either so there's two pulls on the trigger, maybe I should've said 70-90
     
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    I’m about .70/rd for anything I’d trust at distance.
    Still sitting on and buying up old school 140 Amax’s when I can find them.
     
  10. YZ-80

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    Yeah, this seems pretty close to me. As a “non-high volume shooter” I don’t pay too much attention to this but even .20/round more is wort it to me if I’m consistently hitting the mark.
     
  11. Creedmoor shooter

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    I'm not a high volume shooter either. I'll take quality over quantity, but I still save where I can like shooting hornady bullets. I can shoot almost double the bullets for the same price with hornady than say Berger.
     
  12. YZ-80

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    No doubt. How bout the deal on 123 SSTs? I got a lot of them really cheap and run them in my 6.5L. My Creedmore primarily likes Accobonds. I find Midway deals on Nosler Ballistic tips too that shoot really well in my .25-06. Definitely not “cutting edge” projectiles but undrer 400 yards, what’s not to like?
     
  13. Creedmoor shooter

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    I don't run anything under a 140 generally. That 140 eld-m is a killer