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Posted on 08/16/2017 1:44:20 PM PDT by marktwain
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I do reload some #7 1/2 and #4 shot (for target shooting and skeet), but I mostly reload 00 Buck, #4 Buck, F-Buck, BB-shot and (Lyman Sabot) slugs.
Don't be a yanker.
That's way too high. That works out to almost $45 out the door (before taxes) for a 550-round brick's worth of ammo.
Before Obama, it was $19.95 for a 550-round brick at Walmart. I saw a shelf full of 550-round bricks the other day at my local Walmart for $21.95. Not a horrible increase in price, and they'd been sitting there for a day or two.
Yeah, Cabela’s is always high on prices but the thing is, that same box sold for almost $7 back when and if they had it.
“I would wager that the average reloader has more rounds loaded and ready to go than that number you picked and has enough components to reload that brass another 3 or 4 times.”
True. We're getting a brand new Cabela's here in Albuquerque (due to open next month). They're supposedly going to have some great Grand-Opening sales.
The bad thing is, they're very close to where I work, and it may cause my being late coming back from lunch ;-)
hourly rate isn’t great; however the real points are independence, knowledge, control and craftsmanship
That's the real key - Being able to "roll your own" to do exactly what you need.
When I was a competitive shooter, I'd load up .45 auto and .44 mag rounds so the recoil was light, but take pins off the table with authority. Or for USPSA shooting, I'd load up my .45 auto to just barely make major power factor, again while keeping recoil to a minimum. It was also interesting finding a "sweet load" that was perfect.
Plus, for pistols, it was A LOT cheaper than factory or even buying reloads.
Yes! I used to buy 10,000 primers at a time & 8 lb kegs of powder. And every couple of months, some buddies and I would make a bulk bullet run to Iowa to pick up several thousand hard-cast lead bullets each at a time.
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