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    State Researcher Bill Starks's Avatar
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    I figure by the time I find a good price for my .45 ACP the shipping will eat me alive. Is there someone local that reloads and sells or has bulk on hand that is recommended?


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    One can usually find some decent prices at the WAC gunshow. Not as good as online, but no shipping charges. I beleive there is one this weekend in Puyalup and next weekend in Monroe.

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    Why not roll your own? I've got everything but dies to do my own. I paid about $90 for a Lee kit that has everything from press to scale. Just add dies.

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    Why not roll your own? I've got everything but dies to do my own. I paid about $90 for a Lee kit that has everything from press to scale. Just add dies.
    A big +1 on Rolling Your Own. I just did a quick count of ammo for my CAR-15. I was able to build over 4500 rounds for just over $600 out of pocket expense. Compare that to buying new (even cheap or surplus) at prices averaging over $400 per thousand. I figure that I would have at least $1600 invested in the same number of rounds of surplus military from either central america or europe.

    Same for pistol. I am just about to start a marathon session and build somewhere between 6,000 and 9,000 rounds of 9mm.



    OK, so it did cost me about $1200 for my reloading setup (Dillon XL-650 with casefeeder and support items) but I am able to load "free" brass to my spec's for a fraction of the cost of New as well as cranking out 1,000 rounds every 1-1/2 hours.

    There is nothing worse than being down to your last thousand rounds or so.:what::what:
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

    "If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"

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    amlevin, you don't do youself justice. At $400 per 1000, 4,500 rnds would have cost $1800. Your components cost $600. $1800 minus $600 = $1200. You just paid for you your whole Dillon rig with that run of 4,500 5.56 mm rounds. Kewl.

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    Machoduck wrote:
    amlevin, you don't do youself justice. At $400 per 1000, 4,500 rnds would have cost $1800. Your components cost $600. $1800 minus $600 = $1200. You just paid for you your whole Dillon rig with that run of 4,500 5.56 mm rounds. Kewl.

    MD
    I know prices have been going up. I guess I am just out of touch with current price because I quit checking a while ago.

    BTW, I still have another 2500 pieces of empty brass waiting to be filled up. Good Rainy Day Project.
    "If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying I either won't need anymore or more won't help"

    "If you refuse to stand up for others now, who will stand up for you when your time comes?"

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