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  • 9mm reloading cost?

     james updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 14 Posts
  • james

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Thinking about getting into reloading, how much on average do you guys spend to reload 9mm?
    EDIT: Got a couple answers, thank you everyone

  • GasFlow

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    All my reloading components are pre-COVID. Using 115gr RMR rn-plated: $5/50.

    9mm was the last handgun caliber I reloaded. In normal times it’s hard to start with 9mm because the savings from reloading it are meager. Reloading for expensive calibers (.45 acp, .44 mag 10mm etc) can pay for a nice press and accessories in a few months. If you shoot regularly and buy components in bulk.

  • 6foot4geek

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    $0.15/rd for me. I got primers $60/1000, brass for a small fee, Bayou 147gr polymer coated bullets, and cfe pistol powder 3.5gr. You can load with less powder but I needed it to cycle a slew of different firearms.

  • mikeD707

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    That’s a good question. Now is a horrible time to find primers and reloading accessories. If you’re lucky enough to find primers, they have been way over priced from what has been shown on this sub.
    Good luck.

  • jebova2301

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    You’re going to get answers all over the board. Right now, prices are absurd. I’m still loading from primers I stocked up on when they were dirt cheap, so about 3 cents per primer, about one cent for the powder, and then I cast my own bullets since my neighbor can get me all the scrap lead I want for 75 cents a pound, and a pound makes about 50 bullets. After powdercoating, assume 2 cents per bullet. Add those together and I can load 9mm for about 6 cents a round. I can normally recover about half of the lead from downrange, so that cuts the cost even further if I bother doing that.

    Now, let’s assume you aren’t going to be getting into casting, and you don’t have components already and will pay a higher price. You’re probably looking at 5-8 cents per primer if you catch a fair deal in today’s market, one or two cents for the powder, and then around 10 cents per bullet, so somewhere around 20 cents per round.

  • fatguywithagun

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    124 gn coated bullets, free/”paid off” brass, using today’s primer cost, and 5gn of cfe pistol= 12¢ per

  • DonBosman

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    $7.50 per hundred.
    A fast shot shell powder for propellent. Bought from a Trap& Skeet club bulletin board. Those guys tend to purchase big caddies and load a whole season of shooting and then get rid of leftovers.
    Because I cast my own bullets, all the bullets I care to shoot, cost $1.00 – $5.00 per hundred.

  • cmonster556

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Not counting time and amortization of equipment….

  • Pkdan2

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    PreCovid pricing: $6.05/50. Then down to $4.50 reusing brass on loading #2 forward. I still haven’t dug into my post Covid stock yet.

  • ronin-of-the-5-rings

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    0.25 CND/rnd.

  • MARTlNl

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Never reloaded pre covid, now about 15-17 cpr

  • plutPWNium

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I did some math the other day, and with current prices I need to load 4k rounds to start “saving” money on reloading. I have no equipment or supplies.

    So yeah, worst time ever to get into reloading, haha

  • SnipTheDog

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    When I started, I figured that I needed to make 227k 9mm to break even.

  • fatguywithagun

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 9:20 am

    9¢ primers would push me up to 17¢ then…bought primers a couple weeks ago at $40/1k…old stock was $23/1k before Covid got nuts

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