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Reloading cost question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 8th ID, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. 8th ID

    8th ID

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    Just a newbie stopping by to ask:

    After the initial expense of equipment, what is the approximate cost per round to reload 9mm? Thanks for the info! Looking to get into reloading soon I hope.
     
  2. fredj338

    fredj338

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    It will vary, but buy in bulk, you can expect to save half off the cheapest practice ammo like WWB, UMC or WOlf. The best part, the ammo will be better than that other stuff.
     
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  3. IndyGunFreak

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  4. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    9mm moly coated lead 135 RN cost me less than $80 a thousand, 124g FMJ $104. Price includes bullets, powder and primers based on bulk buys.
     
  5. ipscshooter

    ipscshooter Mostly IDPA now

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    Bullets can vary a lot depending on lead or jacketed or something in between. The more times you pick up your brass the less expensive it gets.

    As said, buy in bulk.
     
  6. nkresho

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    I'll have a go at it.

    $79 1000 124gr fmj bullets (precisiondelta.com)
    $32 1000 CCI small pistol primers (local store)
    $22 1lb winchester 231 powder (local store) (7000 grains/1 pound... @ 5 grains per round = ~1400 rounds)
    $0 1000 free brass
    $133 for 1000 or

    $6.65 per box of 50 and you'll have a little leftover powder and, if you're dilligent, 1000+ brass again
     
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  7. 8th ID

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    Thanks to all for the quick info. Appreciated!
     
  8. 8th ID

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  9. Hoser

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    8-12 cents each for me. I use Federal primers and Montana Gold bullets.

    I can not remember ever buying a single piece of 9x19 brass.
     
  10. michael e

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    Think 9mm cost me 5ish a box to load, I use hard cast lead, its 29 for 500, primers and powder can vary from time to time. Your going to save alot with just loading 9mm but when you move up to higher calibers is where you really make it worth it.
     
  11. 8th ID

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    Thanks to all. Again, great stuff.
     
  12. Ferdinandd

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    $6-7/50 rounds for 115 grain FMJ. I hope to find a good cast option for my Glocks, which will push it lower.

    9mm yields the least cost reduction vs commercially loaded ammo, of the cartridges that I reload. The savings is much greater for .45 ACP, and even moreso .357 Mag and .223 (quality ammo for comparison).

    Even if cost was a push, you control and tune your ammo, which I can't do without now. I've found it interesting how small component, changes, seating depths, propellant weight differences, etc, change the accuracy of ammo in a given gun.
     
  13. cole

    cole Millennium Member

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    Same, if not just under/at $100 for 124gr plated. Price considers free brass based on bulk buys in 2011. Same pricing on 230gr LRN. And what I load is better, more consistent ammo too. The thought of payiung retail for ammo hurts.
     
  14. FyreCalG17

    FyreCalG17 Gen4 Fondler

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  15. garyjandfamily

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    I feel obligated to warn you...

    You won't save money!

    You will be able to shoot over twice as much for the same cash outlay. You can also learn to customize loads for different guns and purposes, beating factory loads hands down. And -if you are like me- you'll enjoy fiddling around with the reloading almost as much as you like the shooting!
     
  16. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    If like me you will not save any money but you will shoot a whole lot more! :supergrin:
     
  17. IndyGunFreak

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    If you've got a spreadsheet app on your computer, that calculator is very easy to recreate and have locally.

    I'm pretty sure my prices have came down a bit since my post above, with primer prices leveling out a little bit.
     
  18. 8th ID

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    Thanks for all the info!!!
     
  19. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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