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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mike6161, Jan 27, 2008.

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  1. mike6161

    mike6161 Member

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    I have a lot of 38/357 brass shells that I cannot reload because I have no room for a press.
    My gun dealer will reload them for me for .05 a round plus components.
    I have 425 shells that he could reload. is this a good deal or should just keep all the shell.
    He said about 7.50 for the 38 spl and about 9.00 for the 357 loaded with Speer JSP
     
  2. boredelmo

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    I have noticed it is common practice on THR to not shoot reloads except their own.

    I spose if you trust the guy, really really trust, and its cheaper than off the shelf, you should go for it.
     
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    I generally won't shoot reloads unless I've rolled them myself. I don't expect anyone else to shoot my reloads either.

    I think you should just sell the brass (to me), and apply it toward reloading equipment for next time or more factory ammo. :)
     
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    Have you looked at the Lee hand press. I've used one and they are not only easy to operate but you can keep it in a shoe box in your closet. I trusted reloads for many years but they were department issue on the police range, shooting a hundred almost weekly, and they didn't cost me anything. Now that I'm retired I load my own. Don't really trust a stranger, even from a gun shop.
     
  5. mike6161

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    I trust him I have done business with him for a as long as I have been in to guns.
    Im dad also did some business with him. He’s been in it for 35+ years. he reloads for a some other guys
    And it’s cheaper then shelf ammo and better components. if you are near Bowling Green Ohio you know him I just do not know if .05 a shell is a good price
     
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    I roll my own .38's for $3.50 a box, and .357 for $3.75 a box.
     
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    Since you say he's been reloading for 35 years I guess it's no different buying from him than buying reloads from Georgia Arms or some or the other online commercial reloaders.

    Remington Factory .38 Special UMC costs $12.99 a box here in NE PA and their .357 Magnum UMC ammo is $20.99 a box. The .357 Magnum's at $9.00 are a better deal than the .38 Specials at $7.50 but both are fair IMO.
     
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    Mike6161 I'm in the great black swamp also (Defiance area) you can load up 400or so on my set up if we are close enough.
     
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    Mike, for years I had my little Lee Challenger press mounted on a 2 1/2' 1X10 that I would clamp to the old kitchen table when I reloaded. It stayed in the back of my closet the rest of the time. The rest of the equipment you need would just about fit in a couple of shoeboxes. Otherwise, I wouldn't be too worried about letting the gun dealer load them for you. He probably is just trying to give you a fair deal and make a little pocket change on the side. Maybe he would let you participate when he loads your cases. That would be a great way to learn the ropes.
     
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    doug b im in bowling green its hard for me to find time. thank you for the offer tho but i work 12 hour days and can not find time to go to defiance

    i think i could do what texastbird said i do like the moble press idea
    i thank i will look in to that

    thank you for the help ALL
     
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