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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondsCount View Post
    That is how I do it. 9mm, 40, and 45 cost me less than $110 per thousand.
    9mm cost me $160 per 1000 (sale at gander), and took 20 seconds.

    if I had the time and space...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTechnik View Post
    9mm cost me $160 per 1000 (sale at gander), and took 20 seconds.
    That's a good price but I bet my ammo is better.

    I mainly load 45ACP and that is where I see the big savings.
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    Interesting. Is buying 9mm significantly cheaper than reloading .45 for those of us who value our spare time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLebowski View Post
    Interesting. Is buying 9mm significantly cheaper than reloading .45 for those of us who value our spare time?
    I think if you have the means to buy in bulk far enough ahead... and you have a 3 year old that is a handful, the proposition pays off.

    Later in life when I can hand HIM the rake, and I can go pull levers in the garage while listening to the baseball game, maybe.

    (can't do it with football, can't not pay attention to the football)

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    My 45ACP recipe-

    200 grain LRNFP bullets - $64 per thousand
    Winchester large primers - $25 per thousand (Wolf are $18 if I wanted to save a few more $$)
    Hodgdon Clays powder - $12 per pound - .57 pounds per 1000 = $7
    Total - $96 per 1K
    All of this is purchased in bulk, typically 5K at a time, and I pickup the empties at the range.

    I enjoy reloading and have a press that is capable of doing 500 per hour so it is not a huge amount of time. If I spent the amount of time I do on forums or watching TV then I would have millions of rounds loaded. The quality of ammo is well worth it to me as well but I understand that reloading is not for everybody.
    -Seconds Count. Misses Don't-

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    I recently ordered 50,000 rounds of Federal AE9DP (115gr FMJ American Eagle) so probably mostly that this year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I recently ordered 50,000 rounds of Federal AE9DP (115gr FMJ American Eagle) so probably mostly that this year...
    So this means the next test gun is 9mm, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commandar View Post
    So this means the next test gun is 9mm, right?
    .380

    I also had to order a big hammer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddG View Post
    I recently ordered 50,000 rounds of Federal AE9DP (115gr FMJ American Eagle) so probably mostly that this year...
    Would you mind telling us what you pay per round at that quantity?
    -Seconds Count. Misses Don't-

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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondsCount View Post
    Would you mind telling us what you pay per round at that quantity?
    Not to sound secret squirrel, but the folks at ATK probably wouldn't let me keep buying it direct if I did that. It's probably not as big a discount as you think, though.

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