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8th ID
06-30-2011, 17:16
Just a newbie stopping by to ask:

After the initial expense of equipment, what is the approximate cost per round to reload 9mm? Thanks for the info! Looking to get into reloading soon I hope.

fredj338
06-30-2011, 17:21
It will vary, but buy in bulk, you can expect to save half off the cheapest practice ammo like WWB, UMC or WOlf. The best part, the ammo will be better than that other stuff.

IndyGunFreak
06-30-2011, 17:22
It can vary widely based on components used, etc...

Edit: Now that I think about it, that wasn't all that helpful.. I reload 9mm for about .12 a round... FMJ bullet.

Read Post #62 in this thread...

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1267966&page=2

IGF

Boxerglocker
06-30-2011, 17:24
Just a newbie stopping by to ask:

After the initial expense of equipment, what is the approximate cost per round to reload 9mm? Thanks for the info! Looking to get into reloading soon I hope.

9mm moly coated lead 135 RN cost me less than $80 a thousand, 124g FMJ $104. Price includes bullets, powder and primers based on bulk buys.

ipscshooter
06-30-2011, 17:26
Bullets can vary a lot depending on lead or jacketed or something in between. The more times you pick up your brass the less expensive it gets.

As said, buy in bulk.

nkresho
06-30-2011, 17:32
I'll have a go at it.

$79 1000 124gr fmj bullets (precisiondelta.com)
$32 1000 CCI small pistol primers (local store)
$22 1lb winchester 231 powder (local store) (7000 grains/1 pound... @ 5 grains per round = ~1400 rounds)
$0 1000 free brass
$133 for 1000 or

$6.65 per box of 50 and you'll have a little leftover powder and, if you're dilligent, 1000+ brass again

8th ID
06-30-2011, 17:37
Thanks to all for the quick info. Appreciated!

sig357fan
06-30-2011, 18:21
http://10xshooters.com/calculators/Handgun_Reloading_Cost_Calculator.htm

8th ID
06-30-2011, 18:48
http://10xshooters.com/calculators/Handgun_Reloading_Cost_Calculator.htm


Thnaks for that link. Good Stuff!!

Hoser
06-30-2011, 19:09
8-12 cents each for me. I use Federal primers and Montana Gold bullets.

I can not remember ever buying a single piece of 9x19 brass.

michael e
06-30-2011, 19:18
Think 9mm cost me 5ish a box to load, I use hard cast lead, its 29 for 500, primers and powder can vary from time to time. Your going to save alot with just loading 9mm but when you move up to higher calibers is where you really make it worth it.

8th ID
06-30-2011, 19:22
Thanks to all. Again, great stuff.

Ferdinandd
06-30-2011, 19:24
$6-7/50 rounds for 115 grain FMJ. I hope to find a good cast option for my Glocks, which will push it lower.

9mm yields the least cost reduction vs commercially loaded ammo, of the cartridges that I reload. The savings is much greater for .45 ACP, and even moreso .357 Mag and .223 (quality ammo for comparison).

Even if cost was a push, you control and tune your ammo, which I can't do without now. I've found it interesting how small component, changes, seating depths, propellant weight differences, etc, change the accuracy of ammo in a given gun.

cole
06-30-2011, 19:57
9mm moly coated lead 135 RN cost me less than $80 a thousand, 124g FMJ $104. Price includes bullets, powder and primers based on bulk buys.

Same, if not just under/at $100 for 124gr plated. Price considers free brass based on bulk buys in 2011. Same pricing on 230gr LRN. And what I load is better, more consistent ammo too. The thought of payiung retail for ammo hurts.

FyreCalG17
06-30-2011, 20:44
http://10xshooters.com/calculators/Handgun_Reloading_Cost_Calculator.htm

Excellent link. I'm thinking about getting into reloading. This will help a lot!

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock:

garyjandfamily
06-30-2011, 20:50
I feel obligated to warn you...

You won't save money!

You will be able to shoot over twice as much for the same cash outlay. You can also learn to customize loads for different guns and purposes, beating factory loads hands down. And -if you are like me- you'll enjoy fiddling around with the reloading almost as much as you like the shooting!

DWARREN123
06-30-2011, 21:16
If like me you will not save any money but you will shoot a whole lot more! :supergrin:

IndyGunFreak
07-01-2011, 04:28
Excellent link. I'm thinking about getting into reloading. This will help a lot!

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock:

If you've got a spreadsheet app on your computer, that calculator is very easy to recreate and have locally.

I'm pretty sure my prices have came down a bit since my post above, with primer prices leveling out a little bit.

8th ID
07-01-2011, 05:11
Thanks for all the info!!!

polizei1
07-01-2011, 06:18
http://ultimatereloader.com/tools/reloading-costs-calculator

Mine came out to ~$110/1k rounds.

Graf's has a sale on CCI primers (free hazmat and shipping) for $115/5k. You have to order two.

ursoboostd
07-01-2011, 07:09
I feel obligated to warn you...

You won't save money!

You will be able to shoot over twice as much for the same cash outlay. You can also learn to customize loads for different guns and purposes, beating factory loads hands down. And -if you are like me- you'll enjoy fiddling around with the reloading almost as much as you like the shooting!

If like me you will not save any money but you will shoot a whole lot more! :supergrin:

:agree:

Reloading has become its own separate hobby. I've spent alot of money on it, but I'm glad I started doing it. -Wade-

BSA70
07-01-2011, 07:30
I feel obligated to warn you...

You won't save money!

You will be able to shoot over twice as much for the same cash outlay. You can also learn to customize loads for different guns and purposes, beating factory loads hands down. And -if you are like me- you'll enjoy fiddling around with the reloading almost as much as you like the shooting!

This is correct. Try to keep it simple, spend little as possible in equipment. You will be able to shoot a bunch more for less money. The thing that surprised me was what you spend at one time when you buy in bulk. Alot cheaper but a very big upfront cost.

Oh and your time, forget it, that wont be compensated. You better enjoy doing it!

freakshow10mm
07-01-2011, 09:19
Your cost per round will decrease, thus a savings over purchased loaded ammunition. What you choose to spend that savings on will vary. Most use it to purchase better equipment or more components, keeping in the same budget but shooting more ammunition for the same cash outlay.

fredj338
07-01-2011, 09:35
Your cost per round will decrease, thus a savings over purchased loaded ammunition. What you choose to spend that savings on will vary. Most use it to purchase better equipment or more components, keeping in the same budget but shooting more ammunition for the same cash outlay.

Exactly! You do save $$ per round of ammo, quite a lot. What you choose to do with that extra money is on you. So don't let anyone tell you you don't save money. Even a high end progressive will set you back less than $1000 w/ bells & whistles. That isn't much ammo at todays prices & good equip lasts longer than you will.:supergrin:

meleors
07-01-2011, 10:20
For one of our esteemed members on GTR the cost has been:
3 Wives
Possible lead poisoning (casts indoors)
A hospital stay after trying to haul a heavy press up the stairs
and countless hours raging on us flatlanders! :tongueout:

ursoboostd
07-01-2011, 12:08
For one of our esteemed members on GTR the cost has been:
3 Wives
Possible lead poisoning (casts indoors)
A hospital stay after trying to haul a heavy press up the stairs
and countless hours raging on us flatlanders! :tongueout:

:rofl:

shotgunred
07-01-2011, 16:48
On 124 I spend about $108 a K.

You can drop that down by shooting 115 grainer. Even more by shooting mollies. Or cast them and get your cost down to $30 a K.

RustyFN
07-01-2011, 17:30
I feel obligated to warn you...

You won't save money!

You will be able to shoot over twice as much for the same cash outlay. You can also learn to customize loads for different guns and purposes, beating factory loads hands down. And -if you are like me- you'll enjoy fiddling around with the reloading almost as much as you like the shooting!

What if you don't shoot twice as much, will you save money then?

GioaJack
07-01-2011, 17:47
What if you don't shoot twice as much, will you save money then?


No, you'll spend it on women, liquor and cigarettes then just piss the rest of it away.


Jack