Is reloading 9mm worth it?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Pro 2A, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Popsmoke

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    That my point, that reloading versus buying 9mm is not that much of a difference, perhaps $30.00 - 50.00 per 1000.

    I like to reload, I find it interesting, relaxing, and fun.

    I dont count my costs - and by the way for those who consider the cost of their time: that only works if there is somehting else you would be doing where you made that much. IE - reloading instead of playing xbox or watching TV is not 30/per hour invested. Taking the day off an hourly job to reload is.
     
  2. ron59

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    I don't know of anyplace where you can get 100 rounds for less than $20. Add tax, and you're looking at $220 per 1000. I can reload 1000 for $128. And that's FMJ 147grainers. If I was loading 115grainers, it would be close to $110 or something. Moly's? Under $100 per 1000.

    Yes, I have to buy in bulk to achieve those costs, but it is doable.
     

  3. fredj338

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    Exaclty! If you are only saving $30/K, then you are doing something wrong, like buying brass everytime. The savings comes from reusing brass. if you throw it away, agreed, you can buy it almost as cheap, but it will be inferior ammo. Like ron, I reload jacketed 9mm for about $110/K @ todays prices. Even less w/ components bought years agon, but that isn't material is it.
     
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  4. rpgman

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    yep, bulk buy.

    I just bought 20,000 primers at $114.99 for 5000, so buy in bulk and save more. They usually run $159.99 for 5000.
    Greg
     
  5. creophus

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    I didn't read every post thoroughly, so this may have been covered.

    Keep in mind that the ammo you load should perform closer to match ammo than WWB. So while you are trying to beat WWB prices, what you get should be far more accurate. At least it is for me.

    I have a Dillon SDB set up just for 9mm. I think it's very worth while.
     
  6. ron59

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    VERY WISE!!!!!

    I saw that deal at Grafs with the CCI primers.
     
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    yep, I knew you would see it.

    I just needed primers real bad....I'm sure I could have waited for a better deal, but .022 a primer ain't bad.
    Greg
     
  8. M1A Shooter

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    i load mine to full power with heavier bullets and get better accuracy at half the price of wwb locally.
     
  9. ron59

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    Good deal that you saw/found it, and BOUGHT SO MANY when you did.

    I bought 20,000 earlier this year before the projected price increase. Primers have gone up $3-$4 per K since I got my Federals from Powder Valley.