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Posted: 2/21/2024 8:45:28 PM EDT
They never miss an opportunity to tell you how they “roll their own”.
Fight me
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:46:05 PM EDT
[#1]
I don't even buy ammo anymore I just roll my own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:46:06 PM EDT
[#2]
You keeping that brass?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:49:37 PM EDT
[#3]
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:50:24 PM EDT
[#4]
OP is jealous he can’t roll his own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:52:29 PM EDT
[#5]
That factory stuff just ain't shiny enough.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:52:35 PM EDT
[#6]
Roll-my-own-master-race checking in.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:53:14 PM EDT
[#7]
No matter the catastrophe occurring, the reloaders will equate it with the price of primers.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:53:33 PM EDT
[#8]
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:53:35 PM EDT
[#9]
Humble brag since you can afford factory
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:54:38 PM EDT
[#10]
Reloading looks like fun and a great way to make ammo you might not find online or in stores.

It’s also not cost effective at current component prices for 9mm FMJ. Different story if you bought your primers and powder years ago.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:55:43 PM EDT
[#11]
Yes some of us can be a bit much,  only way I can shoot my favorite calibers is reloading.

45-70
45 colt
30-30 etc.

However it’s only brought up when they see boxes of 45-70 with lead bullets and such.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:57:04 PM EDT
[#12]
You must rely on the government to wipe your ass as well.
You reload or are at the whim of the market up or down. I roll my own but don't brag about it. Last few years if I didn't already have components I couldn't get into it now. Prices are crazy high on everything. Started in the early 90s and no telling how much money I have saved on ammunition.  Be dependant and do you.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:57:38 PM EDT
[#13]
I remember when primers were 3 cents...
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:57:49 PM EDT
[#14]
You’re wrong.  No one here knows I roll my own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:58:21 PM EDT
[#15]
I find rolling my own to be relaxing just like cleaning a firearm.  It is a time consuming process though.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:58:21 PM EDT
[#16]
I outside neck turn my own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:58:26 PM EDT
[#17]
OP isn’t wrong…

More bang for the buck & OCD-fueled orgy of sorting, weighing, more weighing, cleaning, noting, measuring—what’s not to like?

Oh—and everyone loves “ladders!”

Fight me!
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:58:52 PM EDT
[#18]
The dumb weird-flex ones perhaps. The smart ones keep their trap shut while supply logistics remain in suck ass mode.

Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:59:08 PM EDT
[#19]

they're up there

you forgot US Marines also
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:59:23 PM EDT
[#20]
Don't have time to fight you- I'm busy rolling my own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 8:59:34 PM EDT
[#21]
Yeah - but we are worse in a good way...
I have been buying, shooting, and reloading for firearms since 1973, in all of that time from then to now I think that I have only purchased two or three boxes of factory ammo (.22LR excluded).
I'm another one of the reloading 'master race'.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:00:03 PM EDT
[#22]
Dillon goes brrrrrrrr…..
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:00:07 PM EDT
[#23]
Your opinion is just what it is. For rifle ammo,you cannot buy higher quality,or more accurate ammunition. It all depends what results you are satisfied with. Im not fighting you,just stating a fact.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:00:12 PM EDT
[#24]
You going to pick up that brass?Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:01:30 PM EDT
[#25]
I get it for obscure calibers, super accuracy, or tailored PF.

But if you are an average joe non-crazy high volume 9/223/12gauge/22lr shooter (as I am) it doesn't really pencil out to be worth the hassle to me.

and they are so quick to say "well I save 20-50 cents a round", yeah, because you are figuring the price of components when you neckbearded stocked them a decade ago.  Thats not a fair comparison, you either do current-day replacement costs or compare your previous cost of components to the previous cost of the loaded ammo at the same time.  primers panic just as bad as loaded ammo and are the LAST thing to come back.  plus thats a lot of money to get setup ($1000 in equipment on average it seems), and you need the space, and attention span / organizational skill (that 3 cents a round you save gets set back pretty bad when you blow up your gun!), and TIME... TIME IS MONEY.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:02:14 PM EDT
[#26]
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yeah,mom don't let him keep gunpowder in the basement. doesn't know that primers are the scary part. especially when he puts em in a Mason jar and does jumping jacks.

oh,kids,don't do this unless you enjoy being pelted by glass n metal at high velocity
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:02:17 PM EDT
[#27]
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Roll-my-own-master-race checking in.
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:02:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:02:40 PM EDT
[#29]
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Yup!


Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:02:44 PM EDT
[#30]
I just tell folks I like shooting my 6mm Rem and 243WSSM. They know at that point I reload.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:02:59 PM EDT
[#31]
I roll my own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:03:13 PM EDT
[#32]
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Reloading looks like fun and a great way to make ammo you might not find online or in stores.

It’s also not cost effective at current component prices for 9mm FMJ. Different story if you bought your primers and powder years ago.
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Laughs in powder coated cast bullets.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:03:20 PM EDT
[#33]
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Reloading looks like fun and a great way to make ammo you might not find online or in stores.

It’s also not cost effective at current component prices for 9mm FMJ. Different story if you bought your primers and powder years ago.
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But what will ammo/primers cost in the future?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:03:42 PM EDT
[#34]
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:04:37 PM EDT
[#35]
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I remember when primers were 3 cents...
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wasn't that long ago
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:04:46 PM EDT
[#36]
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I get it for obscure calibers, super accuracy, or tailored PF.

But if you are an average joe non-crazy high volume 9/223/12gauge/22lr shooter (as I am) it doesn't really pencil out to be worth the hassle to me.

and they are so quick to say "well I save 20-50 cents a round", yeah, because you are figuring the price of components when you neckbearded stocked them a decade ago.  Thats not a fair comparison, you either do current-day replacement costs or compare your previous cost of components to the previous cost of the loaded ammo at the same time.  primers panic just as bad as loaded ammo and are the LAST thing to come back.  plus thats a lot of money to get setup ($1000 in equipment on average it seems), and you need the space, and attention span / organizational skill (that 3 cents a round you save gets set back pretty bad when you blow up your gun!), and TIME... TIME IS MONEY.
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CSB
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:04:54 PM EDT
[#37]
Pick up that brass Gordon !!
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:05:00 PM EDT
[#38]
I have 2 different reloading presses and a bunch of dies for most calibers.  What I don't have is enough free time to make use of them.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:05:38 PM EDT
[#39]
Rollin Rollin Rollin!!
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:05:54 PM EDT
[#40]
I'll have to reload about 10K rounds just to pay for my dillon 550.  I've learned a bunch but still pretty much a newb.  Glad I have the option, but it costs to roll your own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:06:40 PM EDT
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You’re wrong.  No one here knows I roll my own.
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Same
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:07:00 PM EDT
[#42]
Nobody is worse than NFL haters and people who brag about their vaccine status, either way.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:07:36 PM EDT
[#43]
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I don't even buy ammo anymore I just roll my own.
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Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:07:43 PM EDT
[#44]
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OP is jealous he can’t roll his own.
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Also, do they still make store bought ammo?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:07:54 PM EDT
[#45]
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Reloading looks like fun and a great way to make ammo you might not find online or in stores.

It’s also not cost effective at current component prices for 9mm FMJ. Different story if you bought your primers and powder years ago.
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Word.
I reload for everything but 9mm and 5.56.

Edit: except my hunting 5.56 load. Benchmark and 60gr V-max.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:08:18 PM EDT
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Yes some of us can be a bit much,  only way I can shoot my favorite calibers is reloading.

45-70
45 colt
30-30 etc.

However it’s only brought up when they see boxes of 45-70 with lead bullets and such.
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This and add 44 magnum, 44Special, 6.5 Creedmoor and a couple others I have. $2.00 round shelf price makes reloading appealing.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:09:19 PM EDT
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I'll have to reload about 10K rounds just to pay for my dillon 550.  I've learned a bunch but still pretty much a newb.  Glad I have the option, but it costs to roll your own.
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Don’t buy new then.

Even if you were late to the party… you can be early to the next one.

Buy cheap n stack deep… its true for reloading components or ammo forts.

ETA: go be poor somewhere else.
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:10:02 PM EDT
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I remember when primers were 3 cents...
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7.5 cents from Academy sports these days
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:10:23 PM EDT
[#49]
how else you gonna lay in a supply of 25/35 for the lil lady's win94?
Link Posted: 2/21/2024 9:11:50 PM EDT
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Roll-my-own-master-race checking in.
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