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Post by pete1 » 22 Dec 2018, 3:57 pm

Is it just me or does it feel like price of ammo is going up pertically in 308?
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Dec 2018, 4:05 pm

pete1 wrote:Is it just me or does it feel like price of ammo is going up pertically in 308?


No idea on prices of centrefire ammo, but I had trouble finding rimfire for what I was used to paying.
Been paying $550 a case, best price I found locally a couple weeks back was $650 - 5% discount for bulk.
Scored a case for $500, but it's going to be significantly cheaper to order it from Brisbane, even with Dangerous Goods shipping.
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Post by JimTom » 22 Dec 2018, 4:12 pm

I reload mate and one of the benefits of reloading I guess is purchasing components in bulk when on special. In saying that I have noticed that powder has gone up considerably
like every bloody thing else. Only thing that doesn’t seem to go up is wages.
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Post by marksman » 22 Dec 2018, 4:17 pm

it's not just you Pete, and it's has been climbing up for a while
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Post by pete1 » 22 Dec 2018, 4:59 pm

marksman wrote:it's not just you Pete, and it's has been climbing up for a while


Yeh i brought heaps in bulk and now i have to go in and buy it rather then go to safe and it just feels tad to high. i think ill have to get into reloading. will open more opportunities
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Post by Cooper » 22 Dec 2018, 5:03 pm

The value of the Aussie dollar probably doesn't help much. Stuff always seems to go up when the dollar is down. But is pretty slow to come down in price if the dollar is up.

I was going through some of my Father in laws ammo boxes from around the early 70s thinking how cheap it was. Like less than $5 for 20 packet of 222 ammo. But he explained that he only earnt around $60 of $70 dollars per week back them.
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Post by marksman » 22 Dec 2018, 6:03 pm

pete1 wrote:
marksman wrote:it's not just you Pete, and it's has been climbing up for a while


Yeh i brought heaps in bulk and now i have to go in and buy it rather then go to safe and it just feels tad to high. i think ill have to get into reloading. will open more opportunities


Pete honestly the 308 is easy to load for and you dont have to spend thousands to get into it :wtf:
lee collet die set $100
press $120-$200
ohause 505 scales $120
vernier caliper $40-70
case trimmer $120 or cheaper
neck champfer tool $50
adi reloading info is free online

a good time to get some gear for Christmas :lol: :drinks:
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Dec 2018, 6:16 pm

JimTom wrote:I reload mate and one of the benefits of reloading I guess is purchasing components in bulk when on special. In saying that I have noticed that powder has gone up considerably
like every bloody thing else. Only thing that doesn’t seem to go up is wages.


I picked up 10kg of AR2206H last week for $800, in 500gm bottles.
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Post by Noisydad » 22 Dec 2018, 6:17 pm

Black powder has almost doubled in price in just 5 years as have percussion caps. Fortunately I haven’t bought a bullet in longer than I can remember.
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Dec 2018, 6:20 pm

marksman wrote:Pete honestly the 308 is easy to load for and you dont have to spend thousands to get into it :wtf:
lee collet die set $100
press $120-$200
ohause 505 scales $120
vernier caliper $40-70
case trimmer $120 or cheaper
neck champfer tool $50
adi reloading info is free online

a good time to get some gear for Christmas :lol: :drinks:


If you're only shooting a few hundred rounds a year you don't even need all that.
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Dec 2018, 6:29 pm

Noisydad wrote:Black powder has almost doubled in price in just 5 years as have percussion caps. Fortunately I haven’t bought a bullet in longer than I can remember.


I don't shoot enough BP for it to be a problem. I bought a kg of powder, 1000 caps, and 300 pre-lubed patches when I bought my Hawken Rifle - should last me a long while yet. I also bought a box of Hornady balls and cast several hundred more myself so I don't need those either. I should grab some more FFFg though next time I'm in a shop just to stay ahead of the pricing.
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Post by JimTom » 22 Dec 2018, 6:57 pm

bladeracer wrote:
JimTom wrote:I reload mate and one of the benefits of reloading I guess is purchasing components in bulk when on special. In saying that I have noticed that powder has gone up considerably
like every bloody thing else. Only thing that doesn’t seem to go up is wages.


I picked up 10kg of AR2206H last week for $800, in 500gm bottles.


That is a good pick up mate. $80/kg = winning.
My local has ADI 500gm for circa $65 and $116 for the 1kg BM range of powder.
You have done extremely well to get 10kg for $800.
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Post by Stoney » 22 Dec 2018, 7:05 pm

bladeracer wrote:
marksman wrote:Pete honestly the 308 is easy to load for and you dont have to spend thousands to get into it :wtf:
lee collet die set $100
press $120-$200
ohause 505 scales $120
vernier caliper $40-70
case trimmer $120 or cheaper
neck champfer tool $50
adi reloading info is free online

a good time to get some gear for Christmas :lol: :drinks:


If you're only shooting a few hundred rounds a year you don't even need all that.
https://leeprecision.com/lee-loader-308-win.html


All I use is Lee Loaders. viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11069
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 22 Dec 2018, 7:12 pm

Not wrong there everything is getting worse and more expensive. Love the 168g Zmax now discontinued i bought up big when i had the oppertunity. Have been told they have been replaced with the Amax same bullet just twice the price. Powder seems to be steady but supply is short. Brass is getting more expensive. I havent seen adi 223 brass anywhere was able to pick up for $33 per 100.

Nothing is getting cheaper i have a savings/splas fund so if i see anything cheap i can take advantage of it but it pays to buy big when you have a good deal available.
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Dec 2018, 7:20 pm

JimTom wrote:That is a good pick up mate. $80/kg = winning.
My local has ADI 500gm for circa $65 and $116 for the 1kg BM range of powder.
You have done extremely well to get 10kg for $800.


Yes, I'm well aware :-)
I normally pay $375 for a 4kg bottle. He also gave me 5000 Winchester primers for $200. I don't use all that many Winchester primers but I couldn't say no at that price.
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Post by bladeracer » 22 Dec 2018, 7:22 pm

I 500 Winchester .30-06 cases yesterday for $200. I also ordered 1000 .303 and .308 Speer bullets. Buy heaps when the prices are great!
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Post by Blr243 » 22 Dec 2018, 7:26 pm

Twenty yrs ago reloading used to save me oodles. Price per shot was nothing. Now it’ seems like its still cheaper to reload but not by a big margin
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Post by JimTom » 22 Dec 2018, 7:46 pm

bladeracer wrote:
JimTom wrote:That is a good pick up mate. $80/kg = winning.
My local has ADI 500gm for circa $65 and $116 for the 1kg BM range of powder.
You have done extremely well to get 10kg for $800.


Yes, I'm well aware :-)
I normally pay $375 for a 4kg bottle. He also gave me 5000 Winchester primers for $200. I don't use all that many Winchester primers but I couldn't say no at that price.


Hmmmm, do you have a compromising photo of this chap and a goat or something?
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