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Old 04-29-2017, 09:18 PM   #1
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I went to a outdoor range to test fire a ar15 I built and to test a new 9mm and a 40 load and holy crap laying all over the range was 223 brass. I picked up over 500 in a few minutes and left way more than I picked up. I never loaded rifle before and thought I hit it rich. I went to the lgs and picked up all the crap to load 223. Cost around 200 bucks to start off. Figured out to be about .25 a round. Then saw an add from aim for wolf brass at 280 for 1000 rounds. I guess the Hornady bullets are an upgrade but now understand why they let it sit on the ground.
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:05 AM   #2
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Well, you STILL have some brass. Wish I had been there, I like to melt brass in my foundry.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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The initial buy in isn't cheap, but the more you shoot, the cheaper it gets.
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The initial buy in isn't cheap, but the more you shoot, the cheaper it gets.
For sure. Back when I was reloading, I was rolling my own .44mag for about the cost of plated .22lr
Only thing I do now is 30.06 and .308 with Accelerators.
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I would pretty much have to start over with new or used equipment. Most of my LEE equipment wound up at pawn shops. I'll still save brass as it has value. I was set up for 45acp-45colt-30/06-308 and 12ga with my Mec 600jr.
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all my 223 brass gets re sized in too 300 black out
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I squish all brass with a hammer so that it cannot be re-used by evil gun owners.
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Yes, it costs "HOW MUCH DID YOU SAY?!" to get started, but once you get going it is great fun, relaxing and going to save you money in the long run. You will never "pay for the equipment" because you are shooting five or six times as much as you used to, so it all goes into powder, primers and bullets.

Like any hobby, it costs a lot of money to save money. Look at that wood working shop you put together to "save some money on the new cabinets", or whatever it was, which then grew into a full time enjoyable hobby that you never regretted.

The same here. Yes, Wolf and the other steel cased stuff is cheap. If all you want is to make noise, and heck, I like to do that too sometimes, they are fine. Until you have to clean all the crud out of the barrel and gas posts, and action, replace that extractor (sooner or later, depending if it is a high quality extractor, your gun likes steel cases, everything is timed right, etc., etc), so on and so forth. Just buy cheap mil pull down bullets for cheap plinking ammo you can put together cheap if that is what you want.

Speaking of regretted, the ONLY reloading tools I ever regretted buying was buying Lee presses. Having actually owned or used every Lee press except the Lee CAST CLASSICS, and if you go look at the various Lee press sites, they seem to run hot and cold too, I actually know what I am talking about. Love Lee dies, love Lee DISK powder measures (I hear about but have never actually been allowed to see a working "Perfect Powder Measure", which isn't perfect), the OLD hand primer seaters, etc.

Probably getting off topic here and as the new guy should probably not post anything so soon. Yeah, that ain't gonna happen!
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I keep finding the Brass sitting on the range and keep reloading it. Its almost a sickness.
Honestly I am reloading them for about 30.00 less then i could by them but I am also using a Hornady soft point. Cant find a good soft point at that price point.
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I've been handloading since 1959. Still have my first set of dies and they still work well. My present single stage is an RCBS rockchucker I bought in 1980. I also use a Dillon 650 for 9mm and 45acp. I reload for about 20 calibers, cast certain pistol and rifle bullets. I will pick up any and all brass left on a range or shooting spot. If I don't load it, it goes into a bucket for sale at a metal reclaiming station. It's a good lifelong hobby that is enjoyable.
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I went to a outdoor range to test fire a ar15 I built and to test a new 9mm and a 40 load and holy crap laying all over the range was 223 brass. I picked up over 500 in a few minutes and left way more than I picked up. I never loaded rifle before and thought I hit it rich. I went to the lgs and picked up all the crap to load 223. Cost around 200 bucks to start off. Figured out to be about .25 a round. Then saw an add from aim for wolf brass at 280 for 1000 rounds. I guess the Hornady bullets are an upgrade but now understand why they let it sit on the ground.
Check to make sure it's boxer primed or you will break a lot of decapping pins.
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Iv done a little over 1k without losing any pins. Its been awhile since Iv been their but I am working up a load for my 308 and plan on going this week. I really hope 223 cases are not sitting around because I will pick them up. I really don't need more 223 but I will load it if I hind them. 308 is a different story it don't sit. The yuppies don't fire something that bruises their shoulders LOL
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Iv done a little over 1k without losing any pins. Its been awhile since Iv been their but I am working up a load for my 308 and plan on going this week. I really hope 223 cases are not sitting around because I will pick them up. I really don't need more 223 but I will load it if I hind them. 308 is a different story it don't sit. The yuppies don't fire something that bruises their shoulders LOL
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