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    Default Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    I want to get into handloading 300 blackout for as cheap as possible, hopefully pulling the cost down to 30 cents or less if possible per round. Recommended sources/brands for materials (primers, bullets, etc...)?

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    Buy the bullets that I make. 220 grain. 15 cents each per bullet. Should bring down your cost. My website is linked in my signature line. Steel Valley Casting.


    And yes you can buy a sample pack to try some first before springing for a whole box or case.


    May calculations puts you around 22 cents per loaded round with reusing your brass.
    Last edited by DucatiRon; February 7th, 2019 at 12:20 AM.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    I have been shooting those 220's and they shoot well with zero leading.
    the boat tail helps prevent lead shaving without excessive belling.

    There are also numerous sources on line that sell pulled fmj's but be forewarned; zi bought a thousand pulled 147 grain fmj's from american reloading and tlso far i have found 10 different styles of bullets in the mix. took forever to sort them. I won't make that mistake again. endless die adjusting to get correct oal.

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    Buy prepped and sized cases made from used 223 brass on GunBroker and 220 heads from Berry's Bullets. Cheap imported primers from Wolf or S&B and than watch for powder sales with paid hazmat. Brownell's had penny hazmat fee this week.
    JC Blauvelt Gunsmith,Inc. JCBgunsmith.com

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    You can make your own brass. Harbor freight 30 dollar chop sam, cut the 223 brass down resize and trim

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    You can buy Magtech 147g for 12.5 cents a bullet or in the past I bought 150g Hornady FMJ for around 15 cents a bullet.

    I use Lil Gun powder in bulk and buy primers on sale in bulk. My cost probably comes in at 25 cents a round.

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    Gallant coated 217gr bullets for $0.12 shipped. 3 cents for a primer and 3.5 cents for powder and you are at $0.185 per round.

    Cast your own and get even cheaper.

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    Default Re: Recommended materials for cheaper 300 blackout?

    Midway has some Hornady 110gn Zmax on clearance. 500/box for $108 = .22/bullet

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/51...ase-box-of-500


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