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b-dog
November 11, 2006, 17:30
I'm coming into some reloading equipment (sorry no details on make / model) and with the disappearance of 762x51 surplus of course have a new found interest in reloading. So here goes a few newby questions:


1.) as far as price per round: I'm figuring the following:

Brass: $55 / 1000 rounds
Bullets: $55 / 1000
Primers $17.50 / 1000
Powder: $72

So price per round would be around .20 cents.

Prices were from different sources mostly hi-techammo.com and I haven't had a chance to shop around for better deals yet.

does this sound reasonable?



2) My relative who's giving me this equipment threw out his reloading books OOOHHHH!!! So can anyone recommend any? I'm not looking to shoot match grade ammo right now although something w/ these recipes wouldn't be a bad idea to have. My re-loading philosophy right now is "Shoot reloads - save the stock of surplus".


3.) If you have any sources that offer great deals please let me know.



Thanks,

-Brian

brownknees
November 11, 2006, 17:38
If you'r ONLY planning on reloading .308 then get the .308 load book from Midway.
It is a listing of all the available data from all the major reloading manuals for just that one cartrige.
Can't beat it for just a few bucks.

English Mike
November 11, 2006, 21:06
"IF" your brass isn't beat to shit, so that you can reuse it, then you'll be saving even more.
Looks to me like ggiilliiee's ejector mod's are worth a try.

younggun
November 26, 2006, 22:55
Originally posted by b-dog
I'm coming into some reloading equipment (sorry no details on make / model) and with the disappearance of 762x51 surplus of course have a new found interest in reloading. So here goes a few newby questions:


1.) as far as price per round: I'm figuring the following:

Brass: $55 / 1000 rounds
Bullets: $55 / 1000
Primers $17.50 / 1000
Powder: $72

So price per round would be around .20 cents.

Prices were from different sources mostly hi-techammo.com and I haven't had a chance to shop around for better deals yet.

does this sound reasonable?



2) My relative who's giving me this equipment threw out his reloading books OOOHHHH!!! So can anyone recommend any? I'm not looking to shoot match grade ammo right now although something w/ these recipes wouldn't be a bad idea to have. My re-loading philosophy right now is "Shoot reloads - save the stock of surplus".


3.) If you have any sources that offer great deals please let me know.



Thanks,

-Brian

I am assuming that you are talking about buying a 8# keg of powder according to me calculations (scary, and prolly wrong) that could do 56000 rounds. and when I redo the math it comes out to be about 12.8 cents per round. I've rounded high as to make my $ per round higher, someone my be along shortly to discredit me. Yes, I'm planning on getting into reloading and have done just enough reading to make me very dangerous.

ftierson
November 26, 2006, 23:04
Originally posted by younggun


I am assuming that you are talking about buying a 8# keg of powder according to me calculations (scary, and prolly wrong) that could do 56000 rounds. and when I redo the math it comes out to be about 12.8 cents per round. I've rounded high as to make my $ per round higher, someone my be along shortly to discredit me. Yes, I'm planning on getting into reloading and have done just enough reading to make me very dangerous.

An eight pound keg has 56000 grains of powder. If you figure the normal load at around 45 gr per round, that's 1244 rounds per keg...

Forrest

shootist87122
November 26, 2006, 23:17
Your prices on components are low on all counts, IMO, unless it's all surplus stuff and even then you are low by half on processed military brass. However, your finished product cost of .20/each is doable depending on what you buy and if you buy in bulk. If you order powder or primers you get stuck with a $20 hazmat fee plus there is also freight (or sales tax if you buy local).

Seirra, Hornady, Hodgdon & Lyman all have excellent reloading manuals. It's best to have a couple with Seirra or Hornady being the best (IMO). The caliber specific "Load BooK' is also a good and would make a nice 2nd reference since it lists data from all the majors (some of it may be outdated, btw). Remember you must reduce powder charges considerably VS the book loads if you use military brass and/or substitute a magnum primer for a standard primer. Always start on the safe side and "work up".

$.02

younggun
November 27, 2006, 23:14
Originally posted by ftierson


An eight pound keg has 56000 grains of powder. If you figure the normal load at around 45 gr per round, that's 1244 rounds per keg...

Forrest

We're going for some super light sub-sonic loads.