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Pop Pop Fizz Fizz, oh what garbage WWB is

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ClickClickD'oh, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. armoredman

    armoredman Member

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    If you would rather go to work, that's fine. My time off from work is my own to use, and there is no money lost. Never could understand that argument - I am either going to be reloading, watching TV, playing computer games, going to the movies, etc., or reading a book - do I cost out what my time at work would be worth every time I do that so I know how much to charge myself? :D And yes, to me reloading is fun.
    Cost? Um, well, I cast/powdercoat my own bullets, and my best friend loves to go shoot my firearms, so I get donations of powder, primers, lead, etc, when she wants to go shooting again. Right now I am loading 9mm for the cost of the electricity to run the lead pot. Buying it all myself from my last costs it would work out to about $5.50 per 50, with loads I know inside and out and work quite well in my sidearms.
     
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  2. lightman

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    I figure less cost than that. I'm thinking about a nickel per round. This is not allowing anything for the cost of equipment or the electricity for casting. I buy primers, powder and bullet lube in bulk and shop for prices. I cast my own bullets with lead that was mostly obtained for free and use brass that I already have. This is my hobby so I don't count my time. There have been times that I didn't have the time to reload but I do now and I consider it to be an enjoyable past time.
     
  3. Wisco

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    I wouldn’t rather be at work or doing anything like work. That was my point. It’s better for me to have someone make my ammo just the same as it is to hire a housekeeper or lawncare. I can then either decide to make more money working for myself or I can enjoy a hobby.
     
  4. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    I had issues with Winchester .45 ACP WWB and the train portion of train and defend ammo. Both were giving me light primer strikes in my Redhawk. Not even blazer aluminum gives me that, not even Tula. For range fodder Remington and blazer brass are doing well no reason to change now .
     
  5. armoredman

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    Then that is it - if it's work to reload, it's not fun, then it's a bad hobby to have. For me it's fun and relaxing, so it's a hobby that feeds my other hobby of shooting. All good.
     
  6. pharmer

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    I bought 270 boxes of 9mm WWB from Bass Pro in 2005. I shot all of it except for 60 boxes (for about what I paid for the lot) I sold during the "ammo panic" a few years back. Out of the approximately 8,000 rds fired I had exactly one dud. I had a crushed primer like in the OP but that was a Federal bulk AE rd. Considering the history of ammo, any current "first line" manufacturer sells pretty good product. Joe
     
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