Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Forney, TX, USA
here are some dollars on reloading:
Lee single stage kit: $90
Lee Progressive kit: $135
Lee .223 dies: $25
Brass: free from range pickup, $70/1000 once-fired.
Primers: $28/1000cnt(Federal Match), wolf, Magtech, or CCI are cheaper.
Powder: $20/1lb(about 280 .223 rounds worth), typically 16-22$/lb
Bullets: $48/500cnt Hornady 224 caliber 55gr bullets
You can get 5000, or 10k primers at a lower rate.
Typically, you can get powder in 1lb, 4lb, 8lb cannisters.
On a single stage, you can load up an afternoon of shooting in an afternoon.
On a progressive, you can do the same in about an hour. The more expensive Dillons advertise 1000rounds/hr.
"Don't taze me, bro."