Some are into reloading for better accuracy, distance, or the wallop to get the job done the first time. For some, it’s because they have trouble finding the correct caliber ammunition for their preferred gun. But the common ground that ammo reloading brings to almost everyone is the pure and simple freedom from the faddish whims of ammo manufacturers.
Seasoned shooters go with ammunition that he/she has personally tested. Seldom are those, the latest manufacturer designed rounds,that are intended to appeal to the widest swath of shooters possible. We’ve all experienced ammo shortages that result when a manufacturer slashes production of a less popular round (even though tried and tested) in favor of a new round that is currently flying off the shelf. Even if you aren’t always interested in saving time and money by loading your own ammo, it’s a wise decision to always have a supply of your favorite reloading supplies on hand – just in case. Unless you only use basic ammo, finding your preferred factory ammo can be both tough and expensive if you don’t reload.
What is Your Time Worth?
When you enjoy getting away by yourself for an hour, with a progressive press it’s not difficult to crank out 500-600 rounds in about an hour. Better yet, with good quality reloading supplies and the machine set up right, you get both consistent and superior results.
But time isn’t the only thing that you want to consider. Due to the current global Pandemic(COVID-19), we’re all experiencing a new level of anxiety and frustration. We don’t know which stores will be open next week and which ones will be told to close. Maybe we’ll go back into lockdown soon or maybe not. Times are certainly uncertain. What will be the next disruption in the supply chain? Will it be factory ammo? We need to have essential supplies stored to cover a lot of “what ifs.” That should include ammo reloading supplies and equipment even if we don’t always have the time to do our own reloading.
Of course,many other variables also go into our favorite pastime…
Custom Reloading Supplies Meet Your Variables
If you’re just a short-range target shooter, factory ammo will probably get the job done most of the time. Even up to 100 yards. You may have found the right factory ammo that matches your preferred rifle to reach 300 – 400 yards. But that’s pushing it and probably the limit.
Once you get beyond a few hundred yards, factory ammo isn’t going to cut it. If you’re going to be reaching way out there, then the speed variance in a factory load will become a big problem. Good speed consistency from factory ammo is an exception and not the rule. Be honest with yourself, can you sustain a sub-minute of angle with factory ammo? Can you place a group of 5 in 2 inches at 300 yards? When unsuccessful, it’s mainly due to having a bad box of ammo. The one variable easiest to take out of the equation is having custom rounds that you know are consistent. Only you can consistently fine-tune the variables to patiently stretch sub MOA groupings out even further to have seven or eight-inch groupings at 800 or 1,200 yards. Anyone serious about their rifle setup strives to have their gun shoot a sub MOA group at almost any distance.
Not even the high-cost factory rounds are 100% consistent. The further you shoot, the more you’ll notice the inconsistency. It’s okay shooting one-inch groups at a hundred yards but that turns into ten-inch groupings at 1,000 yards. Your tenacity with handloads is the way you’ll improve your groups.
Not many of us like uncertainty in our lives. By carefully choosing your reloading supplies, you get a lot more bang for your buck. You get personalized rounds for a lower cost without having to rely on a big box store to have subpar rounds on the shelf when you need them. You can’t put a price on freedom but it doesn’t have to cost much either.
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