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Hello fellow Preppers,

I'm new to the forum and am eager to learn as much as I can.

I'm wondering how most of you are accumulating ammunition?  I stay pretty much in tune with the online sellers and there are some pretty good deals out there.

How many of you do your own reloading? I know there's the up-front costs of dies, presses, primers, powder, etc, - just wondered how popular it is these days?

Also, I'm happy to answer any questions about fireams, comm or emergency power.

Thanks!

Ken

offthegridprepper.com

 

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Your site looked good welcome to the forum many here reload or have it is not about savings but you can save money buying bulk components.

average is you can reload a pistol shell till it cracks at the lip and then you can cut it down and still use it but load it for the length like 38 spl cut would be loaded to lets say 38 S&W long etc etc a friend loads 223 or 5.56 into 38 super. as far as rifle because of head separation 8 times maybe, the interior need to be checked for a ridge evidence of possible head separation then you would need to have a broken shell tool or now a trick to pop it out otherwise it is a tomato stake not a rile until you fix it. all this is general knowledge but new WSSm and magnum cases may have less life, I never owed one and never will it is an problem that does not need a solution cases and ammo ain't cheap and in the recent shortage you could not find them at all so that makes them useless IMHO.

recent posts on the cat sneeze or a round ball loaded in a rifle shell quiet for hunting used in Sweden Norway and Finland during WWII  and C.E. Harris the load is about using pistol powder in a mid bore cartridge with hard cast bullets. So this is technically survival reloading.

if you have only one rifle in a particular caliber you could use a lee hand loader if you have more than one rifle in that same caliber you would need to separate the brass as no 2 rifle chambers are the same. as far as pistol straight wall cases it makes not difference a lee handloader will make perfectly good ammo for all in it's particular caliber it is a bit slow but cheap to start with and get your experience just make sure and NEVER go over load table maximums ever especially in many of the mid range pistols some are not able to handle hot loads from new IMHO.

where you can save is by casting your own bullets with lead and I see in the near future lead is going to be illegal I was sickened by CCI's decision to make a compressed copper bullet it was not that it was compress3ed powdered copper but it is 22 grains and has no range you could not hit a bull in the ass with it at 100 yards I see this in one of 2 ways if they powers that be cannot restrict or illegalize ammo or they will force companies to comply with manufacturing crap that will not have the power or stability to shoot at long range today there are a few versions of ammo that are short loaded well below velocities for those calibers and the gov will claim population density over kill or extreme penetration and any other politically correct crap they can get some bunch of non or anti gunners to believe lead is not toxic unless your shot with it or eat it breathe the fumes or fail to wash after handling it once it turns white by oxidation it is inert unless disturbed lead is heavy it does not float once covered by silt it is buried and done.

Proof is that in the 1970s up in new york the decided to use superfund money and Clean one of the plants where they knew mercury was dumped in the 1800s and early 1900s testing showed little to no trace if any once the started cleaning and disturbed the silt it poisoned the river up to 1,000 ties the level as before nature can take care of itself it's people that are the problem superfund sites all they do is take a toxin from the place it ruined and move it to another place and ruin it --- look up Hanford if they would have used their brain they nerver would have placed nuke plants anywhere near populations because electricity can be run for hundreds of miles and people are lazy and want to live next to the plant ask the people from Chernobyl how that worked out and Fukashima  in Colorado a old gold smelt pond was know for years to be filled with arsenic and they did nothing until a flood washed the spill way out and it poisoned the river for a month but now SURPRISE  the powers that be say it was safe a month after LMAO science will sell you a ball of sh*t and tell you it's good for you anyone who watches commercials for lawyers sung pharmaceutical companies should be able to discern that IMHO.

well I am sure you got a lot more than you bargained for but I feel one day someone just might figure out I and many others figured out if there is money in it it is corrupt and our lives mean nothing.

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5 hours ago, astroguy321 said:

Hello fellow Preppers,

 

I'm new to the forum and am eager to learn as much as I can.

 

I'm wondering how most of you are accumulating ammunition?  I stay pretty much in tune with the online sellers and there are some pretty good deals out there.

 

How many of you do your own reloading? I know there's the up-front costs of dies, presses, primers, powder, etc, - just wondered how popular it is these days?

 

 

Also, I'm happy to answer any questions about fireams, comm or emergency power.

Thanks!

 

Ken

 

offthegridprepper.com

 

 

 

i am buying it from the store as usual mainly cabelas and walmart....

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here we have Academy (sporting goods store) walmart and Cabelas

I only buy certain brands and bullet weights no variance as each arm is sighted in based on specific bullet weights and the milspec equivalent although 18 grains lighter prints just lower by + or- an inch.

make my own buckshot I like more pellets and velocity than store bought IMHO roll crimping is better more secure less problems for long term storage and it is easier to make shorter fired hull shells or custom loads and all you need is a drill press and a roll crimper tool and components.

 

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