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Sweatshop LED lighted arrow nocks, manual on/off. I have bought the expensive ones, there's no point. They fail just as often, have had them DOA out of the box... any convenience is negated as soon as one of them breaks.
Different case for my Dolephone. The one I had required an extreme amount of flexing, pressure to take on and off, was probably hard on the phone.
Stainless ball valve and hose barb to go on my radiator for burping. I removed the blue handle, now just requires a crescent wrench to turn, which is fine, I only have to do it occasionally. Happy to report that the new radiator totally solved my overheating problems!
.001 scale for checking powder loads. I did some test drops with my Hornady dropper, I can't wait to start actually producing ammo.



Frankford Arsenal brass tumbler
I had planned to buy an $80 Harbor Freight tumbler, build a PVC container to go onto it to increase capacity - - this was just simpler and easier, doesn't require any bodging or macgyvering...


This is after four hours. I think next time I need to do about 25% less brass. Total weight of the container was under the 30lb limit, but the ratio of media to water/soaps was off.


Also need to get a sifter to aid in separating media from brass. .
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are you doing this more for the sake of it being a hobby or to save money in the long run?

what's the total cost to get started?
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pre gunmageddon my cost per round was ~1.23-1.40

post, now that I pay FFL fees to receive or store ammo, plus cali sales tax that is up to like 1.50-160, plus there are websites that just flat out refuse to ship to california because it requires they communicate with local FFL.... so you lose out on discounts.

my 2 types of 6.5 creedmoor are hard to find at retail, and when I do, it's 1.80 cpr

cost per round with the consumables I have on hand now
.3 per bullet
.1 per powder dump
.03 per primer
brass... not sure how to calculate that, im using my once fired hornady/prime brass

for me its mostly just the inconvenience and amount of planning that has to go in to buying ammo in California nowadays. Initial cost of the reloading setup so far... I'll have to add that up. I haven't gone too high end with any of it, and a lot of my stuff is used so I will reach a break even point.

People tend to say reloading isn't done to save money, but none of those people were Californians.
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150 for powder dropper (used)
10 trickler (used)
50 for case trimmer (used)
160 for tumbler, media
300 for single stage press (500 msrp, got it on sale, but now I learned it's on fucking backorder )
40 for 6.5cm sizing die
21 for 6.5 seating die
15 for univ decapping die
21 for scale
100 for case prep station
20 for 6.5cm cartridge gauge
10 for 2x cartridge trays
50 for misc
Already own some nice calipers

~950
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That all makes sense. That's actually not too bad, especially considering the cali aspect of it.
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