Monday, May 21, 2007

Ammo prices and reloading...

By my calculations, it costs about as much to reload most calibers now as it did to shoot new factory ammo a year or two ago. Components are made out of metals, too, and therefore aren't getting any cheaper. This is why I'm stocking up on components for calibers for which I don't even have dies yet, like .30-40 Krag...

4 comments:

staghounds said...

It's NOT increasing prices. It's decreasing value of money. We've been monetising debt- public by expenditures, private by cheap loans- for 20 years now.

Eight to ten years from now, look for $10 gasoline and $100 a box .45.

Desertrat said...

I'm gonna drop Kragging from my list of doings. Don't rush out for dies.

And other stuff...

Art

Catshooter said...

That's also why I cast most of my own bullets. A loose rule of thumb, you can load about 1M cast bullet cartridges for the price of 100 factory.

Inflation sucks, don't it.

Diamondback said...

This is why I collect brass for stuff I don't even shoot. I always end up bringing more brass home from the range than I shot myself. I have 1000's of .45ACP and .38 special and will never need to buy brass for either of those calibers ever. Bullets,primers,powder and time is all I need add. I don't currently reload 9mm but save the brass for the day I do. I couldn't afford to shoot my colt peacemaker in .45LC or my Winchester '94 in .44mag if it weren't for reloading.