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    Cost of Factory ammunition.

    I know this was cheap and as he has a couple of boxes left I will go back in aweek or so and get it if it's still on the shelf but just picked up two boxes of the Federal Fusion 150 grain in 270 Winchester. Found it shot quite well in my rifle so and getting a few in. The cost was £15:40 per box. Wished it were cheaper but it's cheaper a lot I have seen for sale.

    So what is the average price now for factory ammo?

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    I was going to buy a box of Norma 6.5x55 just to keep in my cabinet as i home load and they gun shop wanted 29.99p for 20 i decided to load more of my own. I was told that there were other ammo a lot dearer.

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    Bought a couple of boxes of Federal Fusion 130grain for the .270 about 6 months back £27.00 a box so i think you got a good deal on the ones you bought.

    John

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    Norma 6.5x55 with 120 grain nosler BTs a snip at £40 a box

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by groach1234 View Post
    Norma 6.5x55 with 120 grain nosler BTs a snip at £40 a box

    G
    There's a good reason for taking up reloading.... £2.00 a pop, b.. h..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamus View Post
    There's a good reason for taking up reloading.... £2.00 a pop, b.. h..
    Thats why i am going to be starting to reload very soon.

    G

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    I do reload and have done so for years however as I stalk by the day and some seem reluctant about home loads I have to keep some factory on hand and at least one rifle zeroed for it. The trouble is now that the price of powder and bullets means that sometimes factory can work out the same or possibly cheaper. A good reason to swap the 30-06 for the .308.......less powder used. For example the last tub of Reloader 19 brought was £33. That's 120 reloads with the .270 add between £28-£33 par box of cup and core bullets the primers and it's adding up to around £70 per hundred. One reason I am seriously looking at cast bullet as an alternative fro a lot of my shooting now.

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    I have worked out handloads are now costing £60 - £80 per hundred depending on calibre, that is just the consumables, and ignores the cost of brass, reloading gear and time.

    However, factory ammo has got out of sight this past couple of years. CF ammo used to run £12 - £20 per 20, depending on calibre. It is now £20 - £35 / 20. Mad.
    Brian.

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    My current reload for the .30-06.
    Hornady BTSP £0.30
    Viht N140 £0.22
    Rem 91/2M £0.04

    ie. 56p per round. The brass cost about 50p a case so add 5p per reload (assuming 10 reloads) cost is 61p a round. I hadn't done that sum for a while. Last I remember it was only about 38p. Even reloading's costing a fair bit more, over the last few years.

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    Tamus,

    Nice calculation you've done there. Its interesting to see the cost per round. I think homeloading is going to be the next think for me to have a go at. I started off using Privi's at £11 per twenty and have recently bought some cheap Norma / Nosler and some Federals. The Feds and Normas were both over £20 a box.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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