Reloading Calculator

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Reloading Calculator – How much money are you actually saving?

Try our reloading calculator to find out!

Without a doubt, reloading ammunition will save you money over the long run. With that said, there are a few things to consider, with the biggest one being the cost of your reloading equipment. Many people who reload look more to the overall benefits of reloading rather than the cost savings alone.

The tool provided here is only meant to calculate the general costs associated with the expendable components. Of course, brass is one of the exceptions in this mix, as you will likely be reloading the same brass several times.

So, if you come up with a reasonable number as to how many times you can safely reload your brass, go ahead and divide the cost of the brass by that number and use that for your brass price in the calculator. For example, some say that around ten times is a reasonable number to consider for the life span of your brass.


Reloading ammunition can be a rewarding and cost-effective hobby, but it is vital to keep track of expenses to understand the cost-benefit of the process thoroughly. This is where a reloading calculator can be handy.

A reloading calculator is a tool that allows users to input the cost of the various components that go into each round of hand-loaded ammunition, such as projectiles, brass, primers, and gunpowder. The calculator then provides a breakdown of the total cost per round, allowing users to see exactly how much each round is costing them.

Using a reloading calculator can be extremely helpful for optimizing their reloading process and reducing costs. By understanding the exact cost of each round, users can make informed decisions about which components to use, how much of each component to use, and how to produce high-quality rounds most efficiently.

In addition to helping users track expenses, a reloading calculator can also help increase accuracy and consistency in the reloading process. By inputting the specific components and quantities used in each round, users can ensure that they are producing rounds consistent with their intended load data.

Overall, a reloading calculator is a valuable resource for anyone who is serious about reloading and wants a better understanding of the costs and benefits of the hobby.

How Does Factory Ammunition Stack Up Cost Wise?

Of course, this wouldn’t be much of a cost comparison if we didn’t provide you with the tools to determine the cost per-round of your factory ammunition, albeit a simple equation.  You may find, however, that once you factor in the time it takes to roll your own, buying bulk factory ammunition sometimes is not a bad option at all. This mainly depends on what caliber your shooting, and how much of it you intend on shooting.

In conclusion

As mentioned above, most people who reload do so for other reasons besides cost savings alone. Using this reloading calculator will help you determine what your overall costs are, and weigh them up against the cost of factory ammo. We hope you’ve found this tool to be somewhat useful, and if so, hit the share button. Also, in the comments below, let us know what your cost per round is on your favorite recipe.

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