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For those looking to "unload" so you can "reload" $150/1000 9mm 115 gr FMJ with Free shipping/Rebate

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by LiveLife, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. LiveLife

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    I have always leaned towards reloading 9mm even though price kept falling.

    Well, PSA is selling CCI/Speer 9mm 115 gr FMJ bulk pack of 1000 rounds for $150 shipped after rebate - https://palmettostatearmory.com/cci-5200-9mm-115-grain-1000-round-bulk-pack-cc5000bk1000.html

    Rebate ends 3/31/19 (Up to $400) - https://palmettostatearmory.com/media/R10005-Federal-AE-CCI-Blazer_6x6.5.pdf

    That brings the cost down to $7.50/50 rounds where my reloading cost is $7.00/50 with purchase of brass and $5.50/50 without cost of brass using RMR 115 gr FMJ and 4.1 gr of Promo.

    Since I have plenty of 9mm brass (Usually come home with more 9mm brass, mostly new at new shooting spot), I can push the reload price down towards $5/50 using RMR pulled bullets but if you need to buy brass, this is like the lowest price I have seen in a while for reloadable brass ammo.
     
  2. Hokie_PhD

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    I saw this special. I just hope it’s still offered next pay day.
     
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  3. AR-Bossman

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    That's within striking distance of a reload... crazy!!!
     
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  4. jmorris

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    I started reloading 9mm many years ago and even quit for a decade or so because it was cheaper to buy new loaded ammo than load my own.

    I only started again when I began competitively shooting 9mm and it was only for the competitive advantage it gave me. It actually cost me more to reload than just buy off the shelf ammo.

    Then the “ammo crash” hit and everyone that reloaded and had components seemed like geniuses, now they are “stupid” according to people that only do cost analysis, without any other goals...And the cycle begins again.
     
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  5. LiveLife

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    But I can reload "match grade" 9mm using RMR 115 gr FMJ and various canister powders cheaper than $7/50, including brass. Not counting brass (since I come home with more 9mm brass), I can reload match grade ammo for less than $6/50.

    When I shot USPSA, I compared various factory ammunition and used the ones that produced the smallest groups (PMC and S&B). But even with my "average" reloads, my groups decreased by 40% over best of factory. So if I was competing again, I would definitely reload instead of using factory ammo.
     
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  6. jmorris

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    I have factory ammo that has “match” written on the box, it doesn’t take up near as much room as the “wood” I have won over the years though.

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    This is the reason that “equipment surveys” don’t matter to me. Do you want to know what 95% of the people use or the 5% at the top, they don’t tell you that. ;)

    I think we are arguing the same point though. What works isn’t always the most expensive or cheapest, just what works.
     
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  7. Hokie_PhD

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    Exactly

    I also laugh a bit. Unless you”re making bulk ammo a better cost analysis is to compare reloads to match ammo not bulk. If you do the “cost saving” is pretty telling.

    Deals like this are a means to get brass and to have some fun doing it.

    As BDS indirectly points out. Reloading lets us make the ammo the way we want. So that’s another benefit. Plus some of us just enjoy reloading.
     
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