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#1 JAKEDOGG

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

OK my friends. The .223 appears to be the most popular center-fire round due to its' lower cost. For 20 rounds it costs $10. When it's on sale at Big5 I can get it for $8.99. That's around 50 cents a pop. It's still too much. If you are an old-time reloader who can't go out and shoot as often as you used to I think you could make some bucks staying home at your reloading bench. If you can give me a better deal you won't have to market your product at a gun show. Everyone is looking for a good deal-this is America. If you live in the S.F Bay Area I know at least a couple of guys(including myself) that would take you out to the shooting range-even if you are in your wheelchair. What would the material costs be + YOUR LABOR. WE ARE PART OF A GOOD COMMUNITY AND I'M SURE WE CAN ALL COME TOGETHER FOR A WIN-WIN DEAL.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

I am having a little trouble under standing your post so you want to trade reloaded ammo for range time.I don't know how old you are but I bet a few here don't like being called old geezers.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:37 PM

PLEASE REREAD

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

http://www.bulkammo....k-.223-ammo?p=1

Most old geezers that make good accurate 223 Rem reloads would charge you more than 50 cents per round.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

I'm sorry Jake, I'm not sure I understand your post either.

Are you:
1. Trying to get people to reload for you and sell them to you?
2. Offering free range time in exchange for loaded ammo?
3. Just telling people they could make some bucks reloading for others?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:22 AM

I enjoy loading the 223 cus on average its about 21-22 cents a round if you buy components at the right prices. Loadfing for other people however can open up a can of worms if something goes wrong. As for selling ammo, I believe you need a license of some kind? I find it easier to show someone, and let them load their own. JMO.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:40 AM

Yeah, I don't really see a lot of guys signing up for this if you're calling them "old geezers." LOL You might want to re-think your strategy.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

Thanks gents. I stand corrected. I figured the 'old geezers' were more likely retired and had the time to sit at a work bench for a small profit. As for range time that would have been a bonus for someone who may not get around that much.

If a good reloader charges 50 cents per round I would have to be DOUBLY corrected. Won't be the first time. Been married twice.
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:26 AM

Lol I am an old geezer! But I shoot what I load, never figured out the cost, just know it is cheaper. Espeically the 17's, 20's and most of the 22's. I wouldn't reload for sale, hell I barely keep up with my own lol. Jake it is best that you get started reloading yourself. It is almost as much fun as shooting. Ed

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:39 AM

My thoughts exactly, Ed... especially me being an old geezer. I've been called much worse. LOL

Not only can I barely keep up with my own handloading, I can't imagine there being enough profit to be worth it, especially considering the amount of time and labor involved. Ugh! Not too mention, it could then become "work", instead of fun. And I retired from "work" nearly 3 years ago. lol

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:07 AM

I guess I gotta face the facts, I am an old geezer,
Even if I still act like a kid.
You may want to have someone show you how to reload.
That way you can reload the way you want it.
It will take a small investment, but you will get a lot of pleasure out of doing it yourself.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

first thing in an fire arm misshap to get blamed is the reload! components for .223, 50 grain sp run about .16 cents last year + 1500 in equpment + time + beer. if you only shoot two box's a week you would be better off buying factory

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:31 PM

$ 1500 ? For that much I should have a stripper doing My reloading! lol I buy the cheaper stuff..
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

$ 1500 ? For that much I should have a stripper doing My reloading! lol I buy the cheaper stuff..


How would you give the stripper $1500.00 Grant? Would you give her 15 one hundred dollar bills or 1500 one dollar bills one at a time? Does the stripper effect the powder scale?
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

My reloading stuff didn't cost that much lol, but I do spend a lot on beer. I don't drink beer before or during reloading, but I do afterwards lol. I also don't drink beer when I am building a saddle, can't cut straight lol, but I do afterwards. I guess I am just an afterwards beer drinking kind of guy. My sons call me an over achiver lol. Ed

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nobody is going to load cheap bulk ammo for you. Maybe you should change your question to; "Could someone show me the ropes on getting into reloading?"
Pretty much your 2 options are to either start reloading yourself or Shop around for better deals. www.ammoseek.com is your friend. You need to buy BULK to get some good savings
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:27 PM

How would you give the stripper $1500.00 Grant? Would you give her 15 one hundred dollar bills or 1500 one dollar bills one at a time? Does the stripper effect the powder scale?


Id prolly pay with 6000 Quarters! lol
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:18 PM

Grant...The other pertinent question is... Do you drink beer while the stripper is doing your reloading? :pot: :rofl2:

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 08:04 PM

Grant I want to come help you reload, I will bring the beer, you get the striper. Ed

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:02 PM

You can have the stripper. Just send me the $1500.

I wish I only had $1500 in reloading equipment.-------Then again not really.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:00 PM

1500 low ball, dillion press gulid trimmer, light anealing machine, drill press, vibrators ( for Grants stripper) and a box full of dies I can't even pick up and an old herters press we started with 40+ years ago. I like playing with dad's toy's

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

I kinda like the idea of playing with Grant's toys (reloader) lol. Not sure how much I have dollars wise in reloading stuff, never added it up. I do know that for around 400 a guy can reload, but it is like everything else, you just have to have another tool, gadget, better press, powder measure, scale, etc.,etc. lol. That is one of the things that makes it fun I guess, Ed

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:21 AM

There you have it jakedog. Count me as #6 geezer who ain't going to reload for you. Time to look at Lee products.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:34 AM

You have to have a Type 6 FFL to manufacture and sell ammunition.

Licensed manufacturer of ammunition and reloading components other than ammunition for destructive devices and armor piercing ammunition.
Must also register with the Department Of State under the ITAR Current registration costs start at $2,250 per year.[
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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

I knew there was another reason why I didn't want to do it lol. ED

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

Thanks Frank, I was looking for that the other night and couldn't find it.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

Dude, $5.99 a box at WallyWorld.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:32 AM

about 4$ a box, not counting the shiney new cases, loaded about 700 yesterday

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:59 PM

You can get the wolf 223 ammo for like 4-5 bucks for 20 at walmart. Then you dont have to reload. They are somewhat dirty, but have decent accuracy. They are however FMJ's I believe. So no hunting, but for paper punchers thats cheap. I have reloaded upwards to 3000 .223s with a single stage press. I found that at first I was better getting the reloading center where all I have to do is push down on the case and the machine does the rest.

My next purchase is the automated powder thrower/scale and then a multi stage press.

Oh and did I mention that your hands can seriously start to hurt after about 30 cases being prepped? Seriously, they can hurt.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

I maye bee dumm but u guys r FUNNY!




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