Cast bullets pretty much cost the same as each other, when you scrounge the lead and make them yourself. A Lee 110v Production pot is about $55...a double cavity Lee tumble lube design is about $18(any flavor)...White Lube has liquid alox at about $10 a quart...throw in a tough pair of gloves, apron and face shield and call it $100. By the time you've cast 1000, you'll be pretty good at it, and the equipment is paid for. After that it's just powder and primers...and your new addiction for moulds and lead. I suppose it's possible to get down to five or six cents a round for perfectly good/fun centerfire ammo, if you enjoy trading your time and effort. Of course, I'm one of those eccentric old cranks, and the fumes have taken their toll.
Reloading don't get much cheaper than the 357 Mag.
Aim Small.. Hit Small
What matters is marksmanship, shot selection, and bullet construction (mass, diameter and expansion behavior). These are things that don't tend to be found in ballistics tables
357 Magnum For when you just absolutely, positively have to shoot something.
CPO, US Navy, Ret
reloading is the way to go if you dont have brass to start with have a look
at Starline Brass .COM they ship for freee this is good stuff as far as cost
the 357 will cost less to reload
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It dosent cost me alot to reload 44 mag.I had the powder 2400 just needed the brass and bullets.
I have loaded for both in rifle and handgun. Get the 357 you'll enjoy it more with less frustration
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