- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 02:21
- Written by Christine
Is it worth loading or reloading your own ammunition? For years I have batted around the idea of reloading my own ammo so that I would save money and be able to shoot all I want. Okay so that was a bit of an exaggeration. After some studying of the costs, time and skills associated with reloading I found that it really wasn't what I had expected it would be.
Now first let's say it is going to take you a while to even the keel on the initial upfront costs of the reloader and associated accessories. This can be very a relatively small amount to a really large amount depending on which reloading system you choose to go with.
The costs literally range from less than 200 to well over a thousand dollars for the base reloading kits. I knew up front that paying a thousand dollars or anything close to that sum was out of the question.
I looked very closely at the Lee reloader and reloading kits due to their price first. After a lot of research into the reviews of the Lee reloaders I was satisfied it would be easy enough to use by a novice user, me, and inexpensive enough to afford the bullets and powder I would need to reload my first round of ammunition.
I had pretty much made up my mind to purchase the Lee reloader but I had not decided which one I wanted when a sale at Cabela's made up my mind for me. With the sale a Cabela's I was able to order the Lee Deluxe Reloading Kit that contained -
- Lee Turret Press with Auto-Index
- Lee Safety Powder Scale
- Lee auto-Disk Powder Measure
- Lee Primer Pocket Cleaner
- Lee Chamfer Tool
- Lee Case trimmer
The Box for the Lee Deluxe Reloading Kit states " This kit and a set of Lee dies contains everything you need to load your own ammunition".
Due to the inexpensive price of the deluxe set I was able to order a set of deluxe 9mm dies and the Lee Safety Primer. All of this including tax and 2.99 shipping came to right about 212.00.
After a reloading lesson by my Son-in-law I was ready to reload my first round. So now I have yet another hobby related to guns that will keep me busy.
I will do a full review of the Lee Reloading kit, as a novice, once I have a hundred or more rounds loaded.