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If you're reading this then your curiosity has you interested. We once made recommendations that were not for the interested party just at the "Hmmmm" stage. This time we are
The equipment for reloading one calibre can be as inexpensive as $60.
One hundred primers run about $7.00
Powder (your choice from reloading package) runs about $50.
Projectiles about $50 - $60 for 100.
You already have the brass.
Smokeless powder is flammable but not explosive. It is considered as progressive burning.
Primers have to be struck hard to ignite.
Don't smoke or have ignition sources around.
Pay attention to what you're doing.
A cartridge outside of a chamber is unlikely to be deadly because the projectile will be the brass while the bullet will move with less force.
You have everything you need for the time being.
Now, the kit, Find a Lee Precision Dealer like Rusty Wood Trading Company and order the Classic Lee Loader in your calibre.
When it arrives it has all you need in hardware. Read the instructions and the list of powders that the scoop will metre out correctly. Follow the instructions.
There are 7000 grains in 1 lb of powder.
If you load 4 Grains per handgun it would work out to about 1,750 rounds.
Work out your own savings. An example would be 9mm Luger:
Primer 7 cents
Powder 4 Gr. at .0064 per gr. .0025
Projectile .10 cents
Total cost round it to 18 cents per round.
You can't be under the influence!
It requires "private time (no distractions)"
Starting out your calibre could take 2 -4 minutes per round to complete.
50 - 9 MM would take approx 100 min.
20 .308 Win. may take 80 min.
It can be a very addictive activity .