Your long range build

#22

Yes do it, your reloads give you the ability to tune your ammo to your rifle.

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#23

@Sarge4206th any good suggestion on learning how to reload, books or videos, something with concrete info?

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#24

I reload. Is it worth the cost? That depends how much you plan to load. 9mm, I load for about 9 cents a round. For .223, about 18 cents. The real savings is large bore. 500 magnum is about 23 cents, 44 mag, about 20 cents. But like @Sarge4206th pointed out, the real advantage is to tune a round to exactly what your firearm needs.

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#25

You can find EVERYTHING about reloading on the internet. Start at the manufacturers website then start browsing forums. Compare forum results to the standard load data and work from there. I started with single stage presses and moved to progressive turrets. Its a learning process but, google can be your friend.

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#26

I started with the book ABC of Reloading great resource. Talks through everything a beginner needs.

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#27

Decided to hold off for now. Seems that the Valk round made a lot of promises that it hasn’t consistently delivered on yet.

My MK12 in 5.56 with 77s delivers the same accuracy the average 224 Valk does and it’s a lot easier on the wallet when it comes to ammo.

If manufacturers ever figure out the right twist along with loads that are consistent then I’ll probably build a “21st Century” version of a MK12. Might call it the MK12mod21 LOL.

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#28

I started reloading because of necessity, If your like me you will end up with at leats one wildcat round. Mine is the 30 rem ar. Remington dropped it so I can almost never find any factory ammo for it and I cant find brass period. I’ll have a friend make that for me when the time comes. Right now I am setting on close to 400 rounds for it so I am good as this is not a range toy its a deer rifle. So no more than 40 or so a year down the tube of that thing as even reloading I am somewhere close to .75 cents a round and that’s using once fired brass. Once that gets so far out of specs the cost will go up due to having them made.
450 Bushmaster brass is easy to find so since its the parent round getting new brass and then having them cut and necked down should be an easy thing. I also load a lot of 40 cal for my friends pistol too. But he gets that for cost since I enjoy it and hes like a brother

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#29

LMAO, I was going to put in an image of a deer exploding due to cartridge power… I found one that’s hilarious but, I didnt want to break the forum. Google “exploding deer” and go look at images you will find it.

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#30

its not that large of a caliber. Basically it is a 30 caliber in a AR15 setup . Ballisticly it runs between a 30-30 and a 30-06 with ability to load sub or supersonic and can be pushed hard to get close to 308 but that’s a one shot deal on the brass and even then its iffy, I have read about folks pushing that brass to fast on exploding the weapon .

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#31

I know it was just to be funny mostly.

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#32

oh ok ….some times I don’t read sarcasm well…

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#33

I want to see what @Robocop1051 s 500 Blackout does to deer.

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#34

You and me both… we are sick and sadistic

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