If you’re an avid shooter, the next step in your preparedness should be reloading your ammo. For one thing, reloading your ammo can save you money. The biggest cost of ammo is the brass casings. Reloaders can reuse their spent brass shell casings a few more times. You can reload .308 ammo for approximately 70 cents per round, compared to commercial ammo which is almost $2.00 per round.
Better yet, reloading allows you to make custom ammo, fine-tuned to your firearm. You can do this by adjusting the amount of gun powder you use during the reloading process. You can also mold different lengths of lead bullets, suitable for anything from hunting to competition shooting. Finding bullet lead for sale is easier than you might think. You can sometimes buy it locally, or you can also find bullet lead for sale online.
Of course, you’ll need the right equipment to begin reloading ammo. This includes a melting pot for the lead, flux and bullet molds. You’ll also need a reloading press, reloading dies, a reloading scale, a case cleaner, a caliper, and a cartridge gauge for each caliber you plan to reload. While reloading can save you money, there are some upfront costs for the right equipment.
Reloading your ammo is not only fun, but it’s also a valuable skill that could serve you well in an uncertain future. However, before you start reloading, make sure you do your research to know exactly what you’re doing.