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I've found reloading very cost effective but I'm not loading commmon high volume blasting ammo.

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Many feel like handloading is clearly cheaper, and if you solely look at the cost of components … it usually is. Most “Reloading Cost Calculators” look at it that way. But there are significant hidden costs in handloading most people ignore. I did a quick inventory of the equipment I use handloading, and that price tag is pretty big. I also timed how long it took me to do all of the different operations involved in making match-grade handloads, and multiplied that by the average hourly wage … and that cost is significant too.

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My reloading initial costs were a lot lower, though I’m only doing handgun rounds right now and clean brass the cheap and slightly less pretty way. After all, there aren’t any beauty pageants at the range!

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Bottom line, there are many reasons to reload and cost may not be the first one on the list, if it is, then splitting cost with a few buddies should be considered.

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Enter your component quantities, pricing info, and load specifics, then click the “calculate” button in order to calculate your reloading costs.Yeah, a lot of our local reloading costs really suck as a result of import costs and local taxes. Stil, your primers cost 3c each, and mine about 5c, so in the big scheme of things, not a big difference in absolute terms, but % wise, I think we are being ripped off.One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a while now is to provide a reloading costs calculator so that readers can answer the age old question – “How much will I save if I reload?”.So that’s our introduction with an overview of reloading gear cost. In part two, we’ll take an in-depth look at the two primary arguments for reloading; cost savings and accuracy.Man – reloading costs are the least of my problems. If you want to feel really lucky, take a quick look at what we have to deal with just to get and keep a fiream
To summarize, reloading for cost savings on a basic .308 round is probably not the best way to go. On the other hand, if you want to shoot match grade ammo then reloading will probably provide a reasonably decent cost savings to justify it.This is a discussion on Reloading cost within the Shotgun Reloading forums, part of the Shotgun Forum Discussions category; I kind of enjoy reloading ammo anyway, so the cost saving or lack of it is immaterial. Cost of shooting a 12 gauge muzzle loading ...So that’s our introduction with an overview of reloading gear cost. In part two, we’ll take an in-depth look at the two primary arguments for reloading; cost savings and accuracy.These rough calculations should give you a rough idea as to when reloading makes sense. Keep in mind these are “back of the envelope” calculations and are subject to a fair number of assumptions including small quantity purchases of 100 units of the various reloading components. Brass, bullets, primers, and powder definitely get cheaper if you buy in bulk, so the actual point of your return on investment can be reached sooner if you are serious about this sort of thing. To really make reloading a cost-saving endeavor, you need to go all-in. Dabblers will likely not see a reasonable ROI to justify the initial up front and ongoing expenses, let alone the time involved.My reloading initial costs were a lot lower, though I’m only doing handgun rounds right now and clean brass the cheap and slightly less pretty way. After all, there aren’t any beauty pageants at the range!Bottom line, there are many reasons to reload and cost may not be the first one on the list, if it is, then splitting cost with a few buddies should be considered.No room nor patience to reload. Shooting 9mm, 45acp, .223 and .308 – I already shoot the most readily available, lowest priced calibers in the market. To buy all of the gear for reloading would cost quite a bit. Unless I’m going to start shooting more than I currently do, it makes no sense for me to reload. It would take a fairly long time to recoup those initial expenses (because I’d buy all of the fastest, nicest equipment). Oh, did I also mention I don’t have the patience or room for reloading? Heck, I barely can find enough time to clean everything I pull out to the range on each trip. I have too many other hobbies I guess. 😉So that’s our introduction with an overview of reloading gear cost. In part two, we’ll take an in-depth look at the two primary arguments for reloading; cost savings and accuracy.My reloading initial costs were a lot lower, though I’m only doing handgun rounds right now and clean brass the cheap and slightly less pretty way. After all, there aren’t any beauty pageants at the range!