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Old April 7, 2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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reloading needs

How much ammo do I need.

I have.
3000 9mm cases
1200 45 acp cases.. would want 2000.
1200 223 cases.. would like to have 4000.
200 30/06 and would to have 500.
150 22/250 and would like to have 500.

I make my own bullets for the nine and 45.

So how much power, primers and bullets do I need for each?

Thinking along the line of how much other here would want to keep around.

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Old April 7, 2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Well for each case you'll need a primer, powder charge and bullet... do you need a calculator?
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Old April 7, 2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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I see you are short of 10mm
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Old April 7, 2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Thinking along the line of how much other here would want to keep around.
I see, like how much to keep on hand? As much as you can afford I'd say. I don't think this stuff is going to get any cheaper. I like to hawk for deals on craigslist/backpage/local forums. Cuts down retail cost in a big way.
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Old April 7, 2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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As the other responder mentioned, you need to dig out your trusty ole calculator since the amount of powder is dependent upon the type and the load recipe you use. Then there is the question of how much you want on hand for replinishing what you are shooting.

This is a tremendous amount of reloading unless you have a very capable progressive press. If you are using a single stage or turret press, you are in for hours and hours of fun. I will caution anyone with a large reloading task to be careful. After hours of it, you are subject to becoming lax in your attention to details and also may not do as much double checking loads as you should. It can be similar to what happens to you while driving long distance. Take breaks and stay alert.
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Old April 7, 2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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relative to what?

The first question should be what is this for?

Is it a 6 month supply or 1 year supply to wait out the electrion year?
Or is it in case of a catastrophe?

If it is the first, then figure out how much you shoot/month to get your answer.

IF it is to wait some catastrophe then, I wouldn't be trying to load up for every gun. I would be more concentrated on what is needed.

For me it would be .22s (cheap and small spaces) 45s for a pistol, 223s and 12 gauge loads. That would cover most any need.

If one fails, others you have will surfice.
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Old April 7, 2012, 05:09 PM   #7
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I make my own bullets for the nine and 45.

So how much power, primers and bullets do I need for each?
I'm having a little trouble with these two sentences back-to-back.

If you hand load your own ammo, then how is it you don't know how much power (powder?), primers and bullets you need?

For each cartridge you need one bullet, one case, one primer and a specific amount of powder, depending on which one you are using and your charge for that bullet and other variables that I'm sure you know about since you make your own bullets for the nine and 45.

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Old April 7, 2012, 06:31 PM   #8
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Old April 8, 2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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no, I thought better of it.
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Old April 8, 2012, 07:46 AM   #10
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Depends on how much you shoot.

One week-end last summer we went through 500 .45 Colt rounds and 1,000 .38 special rounds.

This coming week-end I expect to shoot about 100 each of .30-06 Spring., .222 Rem, 30-30 Win. and maybe some out of the old .45 Colt rifle.

Pistol rounds will vary, depending how many kids show up and how often we cycle them through the firing line.

So, the real question you should be asking yourself, how many do I want to make? They are not going to go bad once you make them up.
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Old April 8, 2012, 08:16 AM   #11
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Old April 8, 2012, 08:58 AM   #12
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You'll need more 44 Mag brass, perhaps even some 45 Colt.
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Old April 8, 2012, 09:57 AM   #13
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7,000 grs. of powder per lb. divided by however many grs. you wish to use per round and only 1 primer per empty case . This formula only works if unlike the rest of us you only pick 1 powder and 1 primer
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Old April 9, 2012, 11:09 AM   #14
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reloading needs

20 lbs of power
10k of assorted primers
At least 1k of brass for everthing you shoot
At least 1k of bullets for everthing you shoot
PLUS
everthing you have already loaded up.

Local Laws may prohibit the amount you have may stow in a resident.

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