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I am getting reloaded .38s and .380s for 17 cents a round from a reloader. I have been comtemplating reloading, but don't think it is worth it with the prices I am paying now.

Is it worth it to start reloading?
 

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The old adage is you won't save any money, you'll just shoot more...

I don't know how you could cut too much from those prices, but you will get to select your own components, try different things, test your own recipes and become more self-reliant .... and that is priceless.

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You won't save much, but I find reloading as much fun as shooting. I use once fired brass and figure 10 reloadings per case, cast bullets and 3.5 cent primer I'm at 12 cents per round for 45 acp. ,but I shoot more so not alot of savings.
 
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Casting....

Lead is getting so expensive that casting is your best alternative to savings...
I still manage to get my wheelweights for nest to nothing, if not near free..

Past hoarding of primers gets me into the 2 cent range, and powder is about 2-3 cents. Add a penny or less for lube. So for 5-6 cents for most centerfire rounds...it was a no brainer for me. Even doubling that amount given our scarcity of material still makes it more then practical...

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I am getting reloaded .38s and .380s for 17 cents a round from a reloader. I have been comtemplating reloading, but don't think it is worth it with the prices I am paying now.

Is it worth it to start reloading?
I'd quit shooting before I would shoot someone else's commercial reloads in any of my firearms - that registers waaay too high on my Murphy's Law FUBAR meter. :shock:

It's worth it to me strictly for the sake of my eyes and the rest of my fingers. :|

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The old adage is you won't save any money, you'll just shoot more...
That's my pat answer.

My question to you is, "How much is your time worth to you & do you want another hobby?"

$.17 around is fairly cheap when you factor in the total time involved in the reloading process (which includes travel & gathering up all the components).
 

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I don't know if it's worth it or not, as far as money goes. Those prices are very good.

But, reloading is more than about money.

It's a great hobby by itself, and being able to tailor your loads to your guns is a huge benefit. JMHO..
 
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I'm a bit weird....ya' I already know this to be true ;)
But I enjoy reloading almost as I do shooting...and that lead to casting my own bullets.

It's a very relaxing and enjoyable hobby. One that gives you a real chance to unwind and spend some time in your personal space...(mancave) :D

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Thanks guys, I want to start reloading, but right now time is a premium. A friend of a friend might have a lead on some used equipment and if it pans out I will probably get it and start.
 
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