Is Federal Gearing Up to Attack the Reloading Bullets Market?…

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Is Federal Gearing Up to Attack the Reloading Bullets Market?…

Postby Pawpaw » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:36 pm

Within the last few weeks Federal has announced a couple different varieties of bullets they are selling as reloading components. This is a first for them and has surprised a lot of us since they normally stick to loaded ammunition, primers and brass. It is definitely not something outside the scope of their abilities as an ammunition manufacturer. It is simply something that they have not attempted to dabble in before.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017 ... ets-market
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Re: Is Federal Gearing Up to Attack the Reloading Bullets Market?…

Postby Jusme » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:05 pm

It could be that Federal, like most ammo manufacturers, are seeing a decline in sales, due to the outcome of the election, the fact that so many stocked up pre--election, and that the Dept. of Homeland Security, hasn't bought a run of millions of rounds like they did a couple of years ago. This may just be a way, to get involved, and work their way into a new ( for them) market. JMHO
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Postby Pawpaw » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:54 pm

:iagree:

I went looking and they're selling more than just bullets.

https://www.federalpremium.com/components/
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Postby Salty1 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:34 pm

I purchase my supplies from a wholesaler and Federal componants has always been an option for the past few years. They were pricey compared to other manufacturers and I do not remember seeing their hollowpoints other than the HST line being available.
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Re: Is Federal Gearing Up to Attack the Reloading Bullets Market?…

Postby dru » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:36 pm

I read the post title and immediately thought that the ATF was up to something idiotic once again


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Re: Is Federal Gearing Up to Attack the Reloading Bullets Market?…

Postby CZp10 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:07 pm

Sorry for the dumb question but I have never reloaded. If I mainly shoot 9mm and pay about 18 to 19 cents each for them, is there any way I can really save money by reloading? I would need to do full metal jacket bullets, the wife would never allow lead.
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Postby warnmar10 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:26 pm

CZp10 wrote:Sorry for the dumb question but I have never reloaded. If I mainly shoot 9mm and pay about 18 to 19 cents each for them, is there any way I can really save money by reloading? I would need to do full metal jacket bullets, the wife would never allow lead.
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Re: Is Federal Gearing Up to Attack the Reloading Bullets Market?…

Postby Beiruty » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:07 pm

CZp10 wrote:Sorry for the dumb question but I have never reloaded. If I mainly shoot 9mm and pay about 18 to 19 cents each for them, is there any way I can really save money by reloading? I would need to do full metal jacket bullets, the wife would never allow lead.
Thanks.

You do not use FMJ, you use copper plated RN lead bullets. 115gr plated 9mm can be acquired at 7 cents each. 2 cents for the powder and 2-3 cents for primer. It is not worth it to reload for 9mm, but I do since I shoot like 150 round or so each weekend.
Your time is worth what your employer pays you. Assume savings is $6 per 100. If I can clock 300 rds in 1hr so my time is valued at $18 per hour in terms of savings.

Now, I load for 9mm, 45 ACP, 223 for AR, 243 for PSR, 30-06 for Hunting/PSR and 300WM for LR PSR.
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