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If you shoot more than 100 rounds a month and dont reload, whats your excuse?
Shooting your own reloads is rewarding itself as you get improved accuracy and a round tailored to your weapon/ use, but the savings are the Icing on the cake. It used to be I'd shoot a box of 9mm and a box of 38 each week, bringing the bill to $30 each time. Now I shoot 3 boxes of 38, a box of 380 and half a box of 357 and im only spending $10 a week in components.
for those who have seen the light-
What do you reload
What is your favorite pet load and cost per box?
How much do you shoot
What do you enjoy more? shooting or reloading
How much ammo do you have on stock
>reload 357, 380 and 38 special. getting ready to work up some 223, ive been collecting brass the past few range trips, sitting on a thousand.
>for 357, I use berrys 125gr plated boolits with 7.5gr win231/HP-38(same exact shit, uglier bottle and $4/lb cheaper) and a tula SPP. Makes for a stout cartridge that'll turn heads at the range yet still very accurate with easy extraction, no pressure signs on primers or case, and very few cracked cases.$6.00/box. for 38 special, I use one of my own free cast bullets, 3.3gr HP-38 and a tula primer. cheap accurate target round. $1.75/box. For 380 I use a 102 grain free cast bullet, 2.9gr HP-38 and a tula primer. accurate enough for a 10 ounce sub sub compact 380, yet mimics factory ammo so im better adjusted to the snappy, jump out of your hand recoil. $1.75/box
>4.5 boxes a week
>I almost like reloading more- the hunt for the brass, quality time at the press and satisfaction of being self sufficient.
>3,500 38 special, 650 357, 1,450 380. 900 223 brass waiting for tender loving of my press