jrockncash wrote:Add up the cost of all the ammo you shoot in .45 in a year. Then add up the cost of a reloader, and ALL of the components it takes to load up. Then Take into account all the components to make the bullets you are going to shoot. Then find out how much you can load up a box of bullets for. Then just set up and Algebraic equation just like highschool. The reloaded bullets will end up higher on your Y axis but the point where the to lines come together on the graph is where reloading starts to pay for itself. It is going to be much faster if you shoot a ton. Ill give you a hint on that formula... find out how many times 4.5 gr will go into a pound of Bullseye. That will help you determine the powder.
Now that smoke is coming out of my ears from thinkering too hard. I am going to go get a beer. OK long story short, if your in it for the short term or dont shoot much. Forget about reloading. If you are serious about shooting and shoot a ton it may be worth it.
By the way it takes way more gizmos than what come with the RCBS "Master" reloading kit to get up and running. Good luck and if you want some loads send me a pm.
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jrockncash wrote:Is that mask only for ghosts or can fat guys with little weiners use it too?
bgoldhunter wrote:Consider the press, etc an initial cost investment, and the way you look at reloading gets even cheaper.
7000gr per lb of powder, and using jrocks 4.5gr of Bullseye, one could load 1555 rounds from one lb of powder. 5gr (what I use for 230s), will net 1400 rounds, 6gr (for 185s) will net 1166 rounds. Bullets and primers are relatively cheap, compared to factory, and brass can be used for quite a while.
The fact that I can tailor my loads to my gun, and shoot any combination that I desire is ideal. I'd do it even if it would cost more to do so. That said, I'd hate to know what I would spend in a year on ammo if I were stuck shooting factory loads.
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