Can I afford to begin reloading? – Bacon Economics

(The original version of this video was posted to YouTube on March 10, 2017.)

Can I afford to reload my own ammunition?  What are the start-up costs?  Does it make good financial sense?  In this first episode of “Bacon Economics”, we take a brief look at the benefits of “rolling your own”.

 

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Ohio
Ohio

I’m sitting here eating hamburgers while I watch this. They have lots of bacon. Bacon does make everything better.
I just got back from the scrap yard; lead is 50 cents a pound. I found some industrial electrical clamps that are really hard, about like type metal. Pretty good buy. Making ingot after dinner.
Larry Bump/OhioCruffler.

Bigman54
Bigman54

I’ve always thought the MOST IMPORTANT piece of equipment is a POWDER SCALE. And that should always be mentioned FIRST. I know all about LEE dippers & have used them. But I feel the SCALE SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

Ohio
Ohio

Lee dippers are safe. They usually drop 90% of the listed weight. Scales are not needed if the dippers are used.

Bigman54
Bigman54

I don’t consider Lee dippers to be safe for beginners at all. Most people today lack common sense and think more is better. New Beginning Reloaders DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY’RE DOING IN THE BEGINNING. Unless they are fortunate enough to have EXPERIENCED help, they can be a danger to themselves and other shooters around them. It takes a disciplined hand to use Lee dippers correctly. A SCALE ELIMINATES mistakes.

Duncan
Duncan

Here is a good example of how loading your own is better. Remember, I live in France…………… I recently bought a Savage 99C lever action rifle in .284 Winchester. Before I buy rifles these days I check and see if there is ammo available and if not I check and make sure I can get Reloading Dies, cases and Bullets / Molds. If the answer is YES to either of these questions I buy the rifle. Having had the purchase confirmed I then hunted around the web to buy some factory ammo. best delivery – 6 months! Plan B…… I… Read more »

NickJ
NickJ

Very true, but you explained it even better 🙂