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100Rnd Value Pack

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by WiskyT, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    100 primers: $2.80
    400 grains of powder: $0.86
    100 used 40SW cases: $0.00
    100 175 grain TC bullets: $0.00
    Refilling a WinUSA Value Pack for $3.66, priceless
     

  2. dougader

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    that would take me about 2 hours or so... you could argue that my time is worth more than that.. but sitting on my butt watching tv doesn't pay too well, so....

    Edit: Sorry.. those times are for 1,000 rounds :)
     
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  3. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    You must be using a single stage press. I have a Dillon 650 that will load as fast as I can put a bullet on powdered, resized, & primed case. :wavey:


    Still though, big difference between $3.66 & $11.00....must be the white box?????
     
  4. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    I figure about 20 minutes to load them on my Lee 1000, probably an equal amount of time to obtain the lead, render it, and cast the bullets. I enjoy it too, so the time doesn't really count. I also like stickin' it to The Man.
     
  5. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    What it was... What it is... What it shall be... Power to the Peop... err, wait a minute... I use to be The Man. Nevermind. :whistling:

    Jack
     
  6. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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  7. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    How the hell do you people find this stuff... half the time I can't find my teeth and then all I have to eat in the house is soup. :crying:

    Jack
     
  8. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    First you have to remember it. Once you do that, you operate under the assumption that if it exists, it's on the internet. If it's on the internet, it can be found via google. I remembered Whitey's on the Moon, googled it hoping to find GSH and ended up with that kook and her puppet.
     
  9. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    How is it that your bullets cost $0.00 ???

    Is it lead that you casted from free wheel weights or something ?
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Jack, I have the same problem. :supergrin:

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  11. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    Scrap from my club's indoor range.
     
  12. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Figured we'd hear from the peanut gallery sooner or later. Where ya been old man... Metamucil not working like advertised? :supergrin:

    Happy New Year and all that politically correct stuff.

    Jack
     
  13. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    What does it cost to melt the lead? what are you using for lube? Is it free also?
    Does That $1500 dollars plus you spent in equipment doesn't factor in either?

    Don't get me wrong $4.00 a hundred is still dirt cheap and cheaper than anything I am doing.
     
  14. dougader

    dougader

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    About the same as it does to heat water for a couple showers.

    Isn't that a bit personal? :whistling:

    Nothing ever is really free, now is it? ;)

    You must think I have a lot of money. I maybe have $700 in casting and loading equipment.... and most of it is 20+ years old. I wonder how that amortizes out.... :whistling:

    :cool:
     
  15. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    At $0.0873/per kilowatt hour, to take scrap lead to 100 bullets, I'd say about $0.04.

    A very tiny amount of White Label liquid xlox.

    No, and neither is the current used to run the Sirius Radio I listened to while casting my free bullets.

    You put an extra 0 in there by mistake. I have about $150.00 in casting equipment in use when making a given bullet. Less really, $40.00 mold with $15.00 handles and a $40.00 pot. Amortize that over "forever" and it's not worth mentioning. I've spent more on dinner.

    Find yourself 50# of lead. Melt it into ingots to see how easy it is. Then you can make the leap to a 10# bottom pour and a 2 cavity Lee mold. Within in a year you'll have several molds and you will be giving all your friends and neighbours bullets for their birthdays.
     
  16. Colorado4Wheel

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    Casting hurts my head, on one hand..... on the other hand.......

    I can't decide.
     
  17. bno762

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    Sounds like a good deal to me!

    Oh btw thought I'd mention- The price of primers at one of the shops by me is $10.99 per 100!!! I friggin fell out laughin when I read it. I was gonna sell half of my primers at a decent discount, say maybe $8.00 per 100 and make me some extra cash. But so far they are the only ones I found askin that much for primers.

    I gotta start casting my own boolits. Got me a nice bottom pour furnace and all the extras....except for lead and time.
     
  18. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    WiskyT, are you casting .356 9's or .452 45's? We're too far apart to be neighbors, but I'd sure like to be YOUR friend. BTW, my birthday's coming up......:cool:
     
  19. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

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    You need to go visit Jack and use his equipment, he was just braggin about all the WW he got :whistling:

    Bob