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Posted: 4/4/2006 9:06:31 AM EDT
I am in Toccoa and have not bought any WWB .223 55gr ammo since they have opened their new store. Upon getting to the Sporting goods dept. I see they want $9.82 a box of 40. Is this $2 a box price increase the same everywhere else?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:23:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:00:26 AM EDT
Start reloading!

I'm paying $10.35 per hundred...
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:02:19 AM EDT
Yea, I have been buying wolf but cleaning after using it made the wwb a pleasure to shoot. I guess I am going to have to save up and buy in bulk. Maybe after we get out of the sandbox the CMP will get some surplus 5.56. One can dream
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:04:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
Start reloading!

I'm paying $10.35 per hundred...



I have done quite a bit but just don't have the room or the time right now. I am lucky to have enough time to even shoot. BTW haven't done any .223 reloading, mostly 45 auto. I need to save up for a Dillon 650.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:06:19 AM EDT
For that price I'd rather buy black hills stuff from JKiser for a little bit more. WWB is still pretty dirty from what I hear on the .223 stuff.

Surplus seems to be the only way to go right now.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:16:29 AM EDT
Price has gone up in Statesboro as well.

It is a good thing I roll my own.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:19:37 AM EDT
How long does it take to reload say....................100 rounds?

Just wondering as I'm thinking about it, but if its really time consuming, its worth it to me to just buy it.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:35:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHK:
How long does it take to reload say....................100 rounds?

Just wondering as I'm thinking about it, but if its really time consuming, its worth it to me to just buy it.

It depends what type of press you are using. I use a Lee Turret press, and I can reload 100 rounds from processed brass in about 45 minutes. People using the true progressives can probably reload 200-400 rounds an hour.

The faster you want to go, the more expensive the equipment will be.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:48:36 AM EDT
IM sent.


Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:
Start reloading!

I'm paying $10.35 per hundred...

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 1:58:10 PM EDT
Georgia Arms canned heat is 18 cents a round. Not to bad if you figure in how much your time is worth to do the reloading, the cost of the machine, etc.

Personally, I have neither the time nor the patience for reloading.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 4:49:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 4:49:52 PM EDT by jmarkma]
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=452102

I hope this is true, 20rds Remington .223 on sale at BPS for $2.88 at the end of May. Waiting for some type of confirmation.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:02:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gsu2720:

Originally Posted By SHK:
How long does it take to reload say....................100 rounds?

Just wondering as I'm thinking about it, but if its really time consuming, its worth it to me to just buy it.

It depends what type of press you are using. I use a Lee Turret press, and I can reload 100 rounds from processed brass in about 45 minutes. People using the true progressives can probably reload 200-400 rounds an hour.

The faster you want to go, the more expensive the equipment will be.



This is true, I use a combination of presses to reload semi-auto rifle cartridges. I use an RCBS to size and de-cap, the brass is cleaned and cut to length. I then use a handheld RCBS shell capper to install the primers (I can feel the process better). Ok, now its time to move to the Dillon, now the process goes pretty quick, checking rounds frequently for powder weight and in the cartridge micrometer. This last procedure I can do 300 rds an hour.

Remember, rifle cartridges are not like loading .45 acp. I'll only reload .223 four times and will never use Federal brass. Heck, I still have .45 brass in my .45 bin that I shot in the 80's.

I do agree, reloading .223 is the way to go. Buying powder by the 8 lb cans and projectiles by the 1k, you do save a lot of $.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:18:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SHK:
How long does it take to reload say....................100 rounds?




On my Dilllon 550 I can easily pump out 100 in 15 minutes. That's if I have all my primer tubes pre-filled and all my brass cleaned and lubed.

Filling the primer tubes takes about as long as it does to crank out the rounds, once you get your groove on, the rate will increase.


It is not uncommon for me to load 1000 rounds of 5.56 in a sitting, taking a break to refill primers of course.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:00:02 AM EDT
gilfrd, did you get those bullets from Book?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:08:31 AM EDT
Not yet. I IM'd him this morning to meet tonight if possible. He's been real busy.

Looking forward to loading them up!
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