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Old 01-27-2013, 20:05   #26
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to start up about 700 to 1,000 bucks . depending on good or decent or the best equipment.
Thanks for the quick reply, can you direct me to some type of instruction manuals or magazines?
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Old 01-27-2013, 20:12   #27
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Thanks for the quick reply, can you direct me to some type of instruction manuals or magazines?
Start with the stickies in the reloading forum here.
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Old 01-27-2013, 20:34   #28
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Old 01-27-2013, 20:49   #29
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OK, I'm going to ask the basic question, what would it take to start reloading, just the basic equipment. Keeping in mind that in the event it doesn't work out, I don't have a fortune invested.
A couple things to keep in mind, it would have to be done in the house, any concerns with safety. No kids around.
Money buys you speed.
For instance it takes about 30 minutes to load a box of handgun ammo using this $30 Lee hand tool.
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It takes about 10 (or less) minutes to load a box of handgun ammo using a progressive press like this old Dillon press.
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The best, fastest way to learn is to have a good reloader teach you. Take maybe a couple hours.

At present I'm teaching three ladies to reload (and shoot).

IMO it's not necessary to spend a lot of money right away. As you progress to faster (more expensive) equipment you can sell the old equipment or keep it. I still use that $30 Lee hand tool once in a while for small jobs.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:33   #30
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Bought plenty years ago...saw this coming for quite a while. LGS had Federal 115FMJ for $12 a box yesterday.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:46   #31
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Literally the only things I'm shooting right now are .22LR and anything that I reload.

If you are interested in reloading after the panic slows down ...

Start here: How to get started in Reloading

Then go here: Reloading 101

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:59   #32
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http://www.freedommunitions.com/

http://greatlakesammo.com/

http://www.redriverammo.com/

The above all offer both remanufactured and new brass ammo. Freedom is currently not taking any orders, but will be back online shortly after catching up on current backlog. The other two are taking orders, but shipping dates are from 1-2 months due to heavy backlog. I've used the Freedom ammo and it's good stuff, currently have two cases on order from Great Lakes.
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Old 01-28-2013, 15:44   #33
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From a local gun shop that I hate doing business with, but they had Tulammo in stock for $12 a box of 50 rounds, so I got 1000 rounds last week, today is almost $20 a box, will have to look for another source!
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Old 01-28-2013, 16:10   #34
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My local Walmart got a load of 78 WWB of 9mm ammo in last Thursday night. I got there at 10AM on Friday morning and there were 11 boxes left with a 4 box limit. After I was gone there were 7 left. Goes to show you how many people actually come in checking for ammo.
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Old 01-28-2013, 16:27   #35
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Due to our gun laws here in CA, the best place to get ammo is also the best place to buy firearms.



On the black market.
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to start up about 700 to 1,000 bucks . depending on good or decent or the best equipment.
You can get started a lot cheaper than $700.

$350-$450 will get you a pretty good setup (Lee Classic Turret kit from Kempf, Dillon Beam scale, calipers from harbor freight, cheap tumbler).

After that, you just gotta get the consumables and a bench.
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Old 01-28-2013, 16:49   #37
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Local dunhams, I bought a couple of mega packs of Remington UMC and a few small boxes. Have maybe 1000 rounds of practice ammo and 200 rounds of defense ammo for my LC9, should last a while, especially after selling my G19. Also Walmart has a good supply here still.

Also have about 300 rounds of 45 ACP, just started buying that as I just bought a 1911 2 1/2 weeks ago.


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Old 01-28-2013, 17:08   #38
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My local Walmart got a load of 78 WWB of 9mm ammo in last Thursday night. I got there at 10AM on Friday morning and there were 11 boxes left with a 4 box limit. After I was gone there were 7 left. Goes to show you how many people actually come in checking for ammo.
Just curious...how did you know that "...Walmart got a load of 78 WWB of 9mm ammo in last Thursday night..."? You have an asset on the loading dock?
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Old 01-28-2013, 18:40   #39
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From the ammo factory in my basement.

I'm one of the guy's who didn't listen to the 'experts' on the web that said it didn't pay to reload 9mm.


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Old 01-28-2013, 18:51   #40
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Out of my safe.....I don't have time to re-load so I keep a heavy inventory on hand.(especially 9mm)
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Old 01-28-2013, 20:41   #41
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Just checked ammo to go and sg ammo and they show no fmj. WM is obviously out of question for now...
Bought a box of Federal Champion FMJ 9 (and 2 of PPU 45 ACP) at WM in Montgomery, Alabama Saturday.
They had 6 or so boxes of the Federal and one of WWB left on the shelf when I left.
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Old 01-28-2013, 20:58   #42
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Why aren't the reloaders selling their reloads? I would pay for reloads.


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Old 01-28-2013, 21:08   #43
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I got a few rounds

glad I reload got it down to $3.75 for 100 rounds

this is what 12,000 rounds of 40s&w looks like

The Okie Corral

this is 5000 9mm's

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Old 01-28-2013, 21:13   #44
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Why aren't the reloaders selling their reloads? I would pay for reloads.


Lots of concerns with letting other shoot your reloads. Lets say they practice loading/cycling rds. BUllet setback happens (major pressure raise) Then they have shot bad ammo/squib in barrel and then YOUR rd is fired.
Now YOU are being sued. I bought from a large scare (in this area) reloader. He reloaded for Police Dept, school. I had 3 HOT rds in 1000 rd bulk purchase. I had many fired 200. I returned the rest.
It was "bang, bang, bang, BOOM I stop, check gun (everything looks fine) The bullets before hit target.... Never had that with my reloads.
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Old 01-28-2013, 21:34   #45
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After I got home from work the other day(I work til midnight) I think I punched out 2000-2500 9mm's with speer gold dot brass and bullets. I honestly cannot say what I have left, I know I have about 10K cases left, and about the same for projectiles. I don't think I have enough powder though. I will probably never buy 9mil primers ever again.
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Old 01-29-2013, 14:11   #46
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yeah WM here is wiped out.
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Old 01-29-2013, 15:33   #47
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Keep checking sgammo, it trickles in but is gone within hours.

I scored a case of Aguila two weeks ago. 40% higher than it was a few months ago, but what you gonna do.
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Old 01-29-2013, 15:54   #48
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Reloadeing is NOT that hard. You still see components around. Ask around. If you have someone who reloads, you ask questions odds are they will show you, allow you to reload some yourself for little/to/ nothing.
Lots of folks still mold bullets. If you have scrap lead a deal can be made. (make sure you are in well vented area)
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Old 01-29-2013, 16:02   #49
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My girlfriend was in East Stroudsburg, PA last week visiting her grandkids. The local Walmart there had a display case full of ammunition, everything but .45acp. WWB 9mm was $15 for 50 rounds. She asked the clerk about it, he said they had no issues getting ammuntion, and the only thing selling out was the .45's. That sells out as fast as it comes in.
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Old 01-29-2013, 16:52   #50
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