Originally Posted By NorthPolar:
Originally Posted By HankZudd:
What RIPRegan said- I reload for guys I trust, and only charge for components & equipment wear($2-3.00 per session-20 to 50 rounds) depending on how much brass they give me.
My current cost to roll .223 55gr fmj is .12 cents; got bulk boolits for $7.50 per hundred.
He may be a nice guy, but he's way above current factory prices.
I hope you guys know that I hate you
Cheapest I can get locally to reload is ~$250/1000 if I'm lucky...
Enjoy your cheap ammo
If you're paying $250/K, you're not doing your homework, or you're buying in low volumes.
I buy pretty much everything online, and I'm below 18 cents per round (excluding brass).
Buying in bulk is what makes the difference, for instance, I buy 2-4 8lb jugs of TAC powder at a time. I buy 6K Hornady 55 FMJ's at a time ($449 shipped from Wideners), and at least 10K primers at at time. This has me down (for 25 grains of TAC) to 6 cents for powder, 7.5 cents for the projectile, and ~3 cents for the primer AT TODAYS PRICES.
If I built the same thing but bought powder and bullets in low volume, I'd be looking at your 25 cents per round (and I'd be considering whether it was worth my time for bulk ammo)...
ETA: It's been a while since I bought primers, evidently they dropped in price by $10/K since I purchased mine.
Oh well, at least I won't be running out of primers anytime soon. But essentially, the price is even lower than what I stated above...