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THE DAY THE AMMO DISAPPEARED

There was a time when I could—rather confidently—make ammunition that was more accurate than the factory stuff. In fact, it was that attribute that led to my love of reloading. There was also a time when the final cost of reloaded ammunition was radically lower than purchasing premium ammunition. Looking at the rising costs of components, that might need to be re-evaluated as well.

Each year, fewer reloaders are casting and shooting their own bullets—although those who do are fervent about that pastime—and those reloading for the economic benefits seem to be scratching their heads, because the bulk packages of the most popular cartridges have become much more available and affordable.

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