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Title: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Daman9091233 on January 20, 2020, 12:51:20 PM
Looking for someone who can make a batch of 222 rem mag ammo. Anyone have the equipment and know how. It's a gift for a friend. PM me if you can help or point the right direction.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: theleo on January 20, 2020, 01:18:44 PM
I wouldn't trust anyone that doesn't have a license as an ammo manufacturer. There's guys on here plenty of capable of throwing some together, but it's a huge liablitiy to answer a strangers request to make them ammo on an internet forum. 
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: h20hunter on January 20, 2020, 01:22:30 PM
I will load for only a few people and they are family. For your request, for a friends gift I would look online where you can order loaded ammo.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: h20hunter on January 20, 2020, 01:23:56 PM
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Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 20, 2020, 04:22:45 PM
As a guy who does an endless amount of reloading for other people, I'd echo what leo said. I'd also add that I'd never load a recipe that wasn't one that I personally worked up or that someone I trust had worked up  :twocents:
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: kselkhunter on January 20, 2020, 04:38:59 PM
As a guy who does an endless amount of reloading for other people, I'd echo what leo said. I'd also add that I'd never load a recipe that wasn't one that I personally worked up or that someone I trust had worked up  :twocents:

Agreed.

If I were to load ammo for somebody I didn't know, and didn't have access to the rifle to work the load up in.....the guy would only be getting minimum book starting loads...Ö   Which you're better off buying factory ammo.   And for the higher prices of a custom loading, might as well just buy the Nosler factory ammo currently sitting in stock at Midway.....



Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: KNOPHISH on January 20, 2020, 05:03:16 PM
For a gift you could get some factory loads. Some pretty good ones.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: wadu1 on January 20, 2020, 06:31:58 PM
I've done it once, the person purchased the dies, brass, primers, bullets and powder. And gave me the recipe for the specific load he wanted for a 7mm STW, it came out for both of us. Shooting a steel match someone with a 38 special shot someone's hand loads without a clue who had done it, ended up with a chunk of lead in the barrel. So just buy a good box or two of the shelf. :twocents:
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Daman9091233 on January 20, 2020, 06:39:02 PM
Well I went to cabelas and they didnt have any on the shelf I see some online but I always thought reloading was cheaper maybe I was wrong in that. I was hoping to save money and not going to say for sure but it could most likely be arranged to meet somewhere to test rounds to get it right if that was needed. I do understand the red tape around it and would not just buy from anyone I would want somone who knows this load specifically and hopefully test a few with said person there getting things dialed in. It will not be used often so 100 rounds should last a very very long time. But 160 from midway seemed like maybe there could be a better deal and I know reloading can yield better ammo and I thought cheaper. I guess if there is no one specialized in this round though it's a bust anyway.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: h20hunter on January 20, 2020, 06:44:16 PM
Likely far fewer folks loading this round. Cheaper...well maybe once you are done buying all the equipment.  Actually,  once you count your time it sure isn't.  For the round count you are talking you are best off buying quality stuff online or locally.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 20, 2020, 07:39:14 PM
Hand loads are very specific to each individual gun. I could slap together some loads that would be safe to fire in any weapon but no guarantee they would actually be accurate. To make an accurate load you I would have to have some time with the weapon. 

As for being less expensive, by the time you bought powder, primers, 100pcs of brass, dies, bullets, and an ammo box you are gonna be into it pretty close to $160. Reloading eventually pays off but initial setup is quite costly :twocents:
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: jasnt on January 23, 2020, 09:29:27 PM
I always say you never save money reloading.  You just shoot more
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: hunter399 on January 23, 2020, 09:51:33 PM
I always say you never save money reloading.  You just shoot more
:yeah:
I have reloaded ammo for a few friends and family .But I'm very limited to who I might reload. And when I have its at min charge to the reloading book .So your not getting anything special.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: wadu1 on January 23, 2020, 09:52:29 PM
Academy Sports has Federal V-Max for $19+ a box of fifty, that would be the rout I would take. 
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Daman9091233 on January 24, 2020, 05:52:20 PM
Academy Sports has Federal V-Max for $19+ a box of fifty, that would be the rout I would take.

Definitely not in 222 magnum
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: ne kid on January 24, 2020, 07:27:08 PM
Great round one of my favorite guns I own was my grandfather's.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Daman9091233 on January 25, 2020, 10:57:41 AM
It is a close friend of mine that was passed down to him too he is an elder at our church and I would like to bless him as I took him shooting and he and I did not know how rare the ammo was and he used up the last box of ammo he had thinking he could just buy more at the local store. We found out after it was gone the rarity and I want to try and help him get enough to use it on special occasions with his son who is just now getting into the sport.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Smokeploe on January 25, 2020, 11:10:54 AM
Midway has it in stock
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: h20hunter on January 25, 2020, 11:20:33 AM
Yup....222 rem mag, nosler custom. 84.99 per box of 50. Bless him with two boxes and you should sleep well knowing you did a good thing for him.
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 25, 2020, 01:32:01 PM
By the time you bought brass, dies, a pound of powder, and primers, you are gonna be $150ish into 100 loaded rounds of unknown accuracy. Factory ammo is tuned to shoot in a large range of rifles. Food for thought
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: yorketransport on January 25, 2020, 04:45:29 PM
https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/72839

Here you go, $25 per box.

Iíve spent a lot of time helping guys who donít reload, load their own ammo. I just have them come by and I help them load up some low end charges using my press. I had a 222 Rem Mag for a little while and itís a very forgiving round to load for, so you can usually get good results with just a starting charge.

And just to make it fun, you can form cases from 204 Ruger brasss! Properly head stamped brass is lame!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Calling all reloaders
Post by: Daman9091233 on January 25, 2020, 07:05:29 PM
https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/72839

Here you go, $25 per box.

Iíve spent a lot of time helping guys who donít reload, load their own ammo. I just have them come by and I help them load up some low end charges using my press. I had a 222 Rem Mag for a little while and itís a very forgiving round to load for, so you can usually get good results with just a starting charge.

And just to make it fun, you can form cases from 204 Ruger brasss! Properly head stamped brass is lame!  :chuckle:

Thank you that's the best price so far. For right now I got really lucky a guy at a gun show had boxes for 20$ I bought the only 2 he had left and he even gave me 20 back when I donated him the boxes of regular 222 I had boughton before he realized what rifel he had. So it all worked out. If he wants more I will tell him that link and we will go from there. I would love to learn to reload and in due time i will but for now I just dont have a place to even do it. Thank you all for the info you have shared.