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    .223 reload overall costs?

    Hi all,

    Just wanted a steer on how much it costs .223 reloaders on here, i'm just starting to crunch some figuares to get an accurate answer. Can some one help me with mass sale websites for components e.g primers? I know that buying items in mass will save me alot in the long run.

    Please leave your setups below.

    Regards





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    I am doing this right now.

    38p per shot for 55gr Vmax with N133 powder 24gr and Lapua brass reloaded 12 times

    25p per shot for plinking Hornady SP 55gr same powder but using free brass that you get by any means.

    i cant seem to work out how to get it any cheaper than this.

    the other option is to buy 1 per shot for my match grade hunting ammo. Then buy cheap russian metal case plinking ammo at 25p per shot and not invest in the reloading kit.

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    I did this for another forum a few weeks back.

    Neil.

    Remington brass 30.00 per 100, looking for 10 loads before scrapping.
    (I have some PPU brass which has exceeded this and is still going strong)
    Primers 29.00 per 1K
    Bullets, Nosler 40 grain BT's 28.75 per 100
    Vit N-120 62.00 per kilo, (15 432.3584 grains) using 23.5 grain charge so 656 loads per kilo.
    So it looks like
    Brass 0.03
    Primer 0.029
    Bullet 0.2875
    Powder 0.0945
    Total 0.441 per round or 8.82 per 20
    Hope that helps :thup:

    Neil.

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    Your Bullet heads are way more expensive than they need to be. thats why its more expensive

    Handloading Cost Calculator

    easier also

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    Bullets
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    just a little bit out on the brass, it's 30p each, wish I could get them at 3p each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie View Post
    just a little bit out on the brass, it's 30p each, wish I could get them at 3p each.
    Who is this addressed to ?

    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by callie View Post
    just a little bit out on the brass, it's 30p each, wish I could get them at 3p each.
    your forgetting that brass isnt a shot 1 use item. 10 reloads from decent brass is doable

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    Interesting to read! I am considering getting rid of the HMR and starting to reload for the .223 and just shoot the longer range vermin with the .223 instead. At 44p a shot,(compared to about 20p HMR) I think I'll be keeping the hummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ452 View Post
    At 44p a shot,(compared to about 20p HMR) I think I'll be keeping the hummer
    And will curse yourself with every 200 yard plus bunny you miss
    Look at a .22 Hornet, reloaded ammo is on par with average HMR ammo.

    Neil.

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