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Thank you for the response. This is interesting. So if I may ask what does 1 round or 6 rounds cost vs making your own?
 

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Thank you for the response. This is interesting. So if I may ask what does 1 round or 6 rounds cost vs making your own?

no prob! i have no idea lol. Im sure I can work it out, but might be tricky, have to work out the amount of gunpowder being used and what it costs plus the lead used for making the bullets and the lead we usually get for free or very cheap. Im a bit lazy now but I might post back tomorrow with a better answer XD
 

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I'm married, hobbies are distant memories. :p Similar to regular horizontal pleasures.

As for keeping myself busy outside of work/house/fatherly and married duties - house maintenance and gardening/building the kids new play stuff outside.

If we want to jot down a hobby, I'd say the red car. Just finished the sound install last week and it sounds awesome. That thing is a constant work in progress, and I love it. 126Kw Factory 2.0 I messed with a guys nerves today with a Fiesta ST. No doubt the little thing is fast, but I could see he wasn't enjoying the fact that a 16YO NA family car was kicking his ass. :p
 

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Thank you for the response. This is interesting. So if I may ask what does 1 round or 6 rounds cost vs making your own?

Taking 9mmP as the working caliber, the cheapest factory ammo (not factory reloads, forget about them) you can buy today is Sellier & Bellot's 115gr FMJ's. They run at around R195 per box of 50. Sometimes they go down a little, but the going rate is around R4 per round (per shot). Load up a magazine and that translates to R4 x 16 = R64 per magazine. I can empty a magazine in 3 seconds. It gets expensive - FAST.

Loading your own ammo, if you can get your bullets cheap, translates to more or less the following:
Casing, usually second-hand or spent from previous shootings as you can use them over and over again, usually between 10 and 15 reloads, is around R1 per case. That means 10c per reload, unless you lose the case (happens A LOT).
Primer: Usually around R500 per 1,000, so 50c each. This price varies WILDLY depending on what you get and where.
Powder: A tin of powder costs around R390 now. That's for MP200 and MS200. MS200 burns cleaner and you use slightly less, for 9mmP you use around 4.5 grains per round. A 500 gram tin yields ~7700 grains, meaning, including spillage loss you can get an approximate 1600 rounds from a tin (from experience I tell you this). That means 25c round for the powder.
Bullet: I prefer using CMJ bullets. They're slightly more expensive but they load cleaner and shoot cleaner with less smoke when compared to cast (lead) bullets. A good price on a quality 124 grain CMJ bullet runs at 65c per bullet today.

So, to summarize:
Casing: 10c
Primer: 50c
Powder: 25c
Bullet: 65c
TOTAL: R1,50 per shot

That means almost a third of the price of new factory ammo. That makes a difference, specially if you're cleaning ~500 rounds in a good range session.
 

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126Kw Factory 2.0 I messed with a guys nerves today with a Fiesta ST. No doubt the little thing is fast, but I could see he wasn't enjoying the fact that a 16YO NA family car was kicking his ass. :p

The fiesta driver obviously wasn't giving full throttle :p Jokes. Nice car, she looks beautiful especially when the age is considered!
 

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So I have bought myself a Lee 50th anniversary single press with enough stuff for 500 rounds. It was a far cheaper choice, even though I would have loved a multistage press.

Got 597 brass to reload now!

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So I have bought myself a Lee 50th anniversary single press with enough stuff for 500 rounds. It was a far cheaper choice, even though I would have loved a multistage press.

Got 597 brass to reload now!

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Remember you are only allowed to possess 200 rounds in total per licence you hold. In other words, only 200 9mmP rounds. And remember a primed case counts as a loaded round.

Oh, and you may only possess 2,000 primers as well, IIRC. Powder carries a 2.4kg limit OVERALL, according to the explosives act.
 

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Was big into gaming till i started studying this year... Got myself a cz p09 and finally received my card, will get my FA after exams and than its fun tym... Since i cant afford a reloading press atm i will have to buy rounds or if i can buy the materials and have someone reload for me at a cost itll be cheaper but i really wanna get some serious shooting going

Its actually good to know so many people are into shooting and yess those who are not part of gunsite please join.. I dnt really contribute coz my knowedge on FA is low atm but i read every thread on there!


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Was big into gaming till i started studying this year... Got myself a cz p09 and finally received my card, will get my FA after exams and than its fun tym... Since i cant afford a reloading press atm i will have to buy rounds or if i can buy the materials and have someone reload for me at a cost itll be cheaper but i really wanna get some serious shooting going

Its actually good to know so many people are into shooting and yess those who are not part of gunsite please join.. I dnt really contribute coz my knowedge on FA is low atm but i read every thread on there!


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What's your name on there? I started there a few years ago and did BAD in the beginning, but I love it there. Amazing community. Not as friendly as Carb, but VERY quick to help another in need.
 

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What's your name on there? I started there a few years ago and did BAD in the beginning, but I love it there. Amazing community. Not as friendly as Carb, but VERY quick to help another in need.
Lol I also did bad in the beginning. Got banned in a few days for being cocky and some other sh*t.

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Lol I also did bad in the beginning. Got banned in a few days for being cocky and some other sh*t.

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Gunsite has one major rule: Don't think you are smarter that others. Because you are not. Period.
 

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[MENTION=29712]Toxxyc338[/MENTION] same as here m05am


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