cost of 9mm reloads ?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by oldbrass, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    Howdy all, hope the holidays went well...Been doin a lot of pistol shooting lately and the 115gr 9mm plinkers are $34 per 100 in these parts, I shot 300 rounds last few weeks so it adds up quick...I would like to shoot more so I`m wondering if anyone can give me an idea of cost per reloads. Ofcourse any cost savings will be blown away at the range, as is the vicious cycle of reloading
     
  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Looks like you are paying around .35 a round. I ran the cost of reloading based on prices HERE. Biggest cost will be bullets. I assume you are shooting an auto so more variables than a revolver. Here is my cost TODAY.

    Primers .... Noticed yesterday they have went up AGAIN. Now avg. here $37 a brick, so say .04 each.

    Powder .... Unique is probley the cheapest and it was $18 a pound yesterday, approx. 2000 gr in pound.

    Bullets ..... BUY BULK, 1000 at a time is the way to go. Best deal I could find was Ranier 124 gr FMJ at Midway for $107. But shipping will KILL YA. Should be able to get them local at around the same price.

    Now for the total:

    Assuming you will require 6 gr to cycle you pistol. This is the variable as different pistols will not function the same with the same load. Some go as low as 4.5 gr to 6.2 gr. You will just have to go thru the cycle and find out for your gun. at any rate Unique is approx. .01 a gr.

    Powder ........ .06
    Primer ......... .04
    Bullet .......... .12

    I will assume you have the brass so total would be HERE .22 A round, $22 a hundred. The 124 gr are the same cost as 115 gr and with the small 9mm case should create a little more pressure given the same loadings and cycle a LITTLE better, Maybe, Maybe not in your gun.
     

  3. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    Thanx SWO1 thats quite a savings and I like the Idea 0f 124s . I have an auto and a taurus 905 9mm revolver. Oddly I like shooting the revolver (my cc gun) over the auto which is a nice FNP9 but it has a taclight for bumps in the night and is the house gun. Again thanx for the info
     
  4. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    I can relate to your preference on carrying and shooting a revolver, I do also. Mine is a .38+P Taurus snub. I load with 140 gr JHP at near .357 level for carry. My doctor carries a .380 revolver. She traded in her Ruger auto for it and likes it better and shoots it better also. I told her when she bought it she would not like it, and after a couple weeks she admitted I was right. Don't get to shootin trap with her, she will take all your MONEY..... :p
     
  5. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Correction

    SW I think your figure is wrong.
     
  6. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    SWO1
    No doubt a typo, but there is 7000 gr. in a pound.
     
  7. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Cabin fever has lots of effects. Lack of fresh air causes the thinking and MEMORY.....to go south. I will be better by SPRING ..... :eek: And oldbrass it does reduce your cost A LOT, lets see if I can still do BASIC MATH without a calculator....... 7000 toes divided by 6 fingers is 1166******* Then @ $20 for 1 lb is approx. .015 per load of 6 grs. There by reducing cost by .04 down to .18 per round.

    greyhawk and hombre grade my post and see if I still need help. And to think I get irritated at those poor kids at McDonalds who cant make change ....... :rolleyes:
     
  8. priell3

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  9. Des_draws

    Des_draws New Member

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    9mm seems right on the border between cost effective to reload and just buy in bulk. Of course reloading offers the chance to improve accuracy and tailor the round to the gun. When I get more free time I will start but right it's kind of a relief not to have collect my brass


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  10. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    I`ve been reloading Rainier Ballistics 147 HP over bluedot..shoots well in the auto and the 905, I get the bullets bulk and can usually find brass at the range, I quit tracking cost, its just fun to reload and shoot