Anyone have any tips or suggestions for getting started reloading my own ammo? Any reading material or starter kits? I currently shoot only .40 but well soon like to shoot 9mm, 357sig, and .45 also...
Dillon RL 550b w/ caliber conversion - $470trigger252 said:Wat kind of initial cost would I be looking at and how much time are you talking about having to be devoted? Although it would be fun just as a hobby the main reason is for cheaper ammo...I thought it would be a good idea bc I also want to get into shooting sports with my glocks
Thanks, I already have the scale, media, and the vibrating cleaner (used to reload shotgun shells) so that's a little money savedzipper046 said:Dillon RL 550b w/ caliber conversion - $470
Powder scale - $70
Case media seperator - $50
Corn cob media - $16
Vibratory cleaner - $150
1,000 heads - $116
5,000 primers - $26
1,000 brass (used) - $80
8lbs powder - $105
Total approx $1,083 plus shipping
This is approximates and is for .40 s&w, 9mm will be slightly cheaper for bullets/brass.
Will pay for itself after first 4,000 loads or so. A little steep in beginning, but if you plan on competing it'll pay off in long run.
If competing, plan on about 10 - 12,000 rounds per year for practice and competitions (more depending on how much you practice)
This'll help ya out with rough estimates...