A lot of people are confused with reloading when it comes to costing. But all that confusion will lead to just one question. Is it really going to save you money? After all, you do have to buy ammunition reloading supplies and equipment which can cost you an investment of around $300.
There are some things that you have to consider when comparing the costs. First of all, there’s the issue of reloading old brass and loading new ones. Obviously, there will be a price difference since the cost of the new brass would drive the cost up compared to using old ones. But this is unavoidable if you’re reloading since you would have to replace old brass with new ones at some point. You also have to consider that the equipment is a one-time investment. You don’t have to spend $300 to reload a batch of ammos.
So how do they compare with buying new ammos as far as costs are concerned? Generally speaking, you can drive the costs down if you’ll reload old brass. On the other hand, loading new brass is the most expensive, even more expensive than buying new ammos. But again, you only have to use new brass every now and then. You’ll reload old brass most of the time and that can save you a lot of money in the long run especially if you shoot a lot.
It’s also easier to control costs especially since prices for new ammos are increasing like the 9mm ammo that doubled for the past year. Supplies are also low and that will drive the price up even more.