Reloading Your Own Brass Saves You Money and Gives You Independence

It’s good when we can do anything as preppers to achieve greater independence and self sufficiency. Reloading your own ammunition falls into that category.

An article in the November-December 2011 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” makes a great case for reloading your own brass. Perhaps the greatest benefit is the money you’ll save.

If the thought of reloading seems intimidating or overwhelming, the author says if you can read a cookbook and follow a recipe, you can reload.

Here’s an excerpt of the article. Click the link below to read the whole thing.

Reload your own brass

By Dale Petry

Not long ago a friend called to say he had seen an unusual rifle at the local gun shop. Shortly after that call I found myself in possession of a very nice Marlin M375, which was Marlin’s 336 lever action chambered in .375 Winchester. Unfortunately, that shop didn’t have any .375 Winchester ammunition. A quick search of the shelves of three other shops revealed that .375 Winchester cartridges are scarce and more than a little expensive. When I finally did locate two dusty and neglected boxes of shells, I was dismayed to find them priced at nearly $44 per box.

Instead of forking over $88 for two boxes of shells, I simply checked a few catalogs, ordered some dies and a few components, and loaded my own ammunition. My total cost per box was $9.26 — a significant savings.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Reloading Your Own Brass Saves You Money and Gives You Independence”

  1. If you cast your bullets you can save even more. It is fun too.
    Besides great savings from reloading you can adjust charges to lower power and recoil for practising and for the benefit of those who don’t like to shoot full power loads. Reduced loads make the brass last longer too.

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