Here some notes for my reloading stuff. At the moment, I reload 9mmm Luger with Lee Pro 1000 progressive press. Probably I should write a review for this press someday as there is a lot of to say about it because this press is not for fainthearted. Anyway, that will be later, now reloading notes below.
For my 9×19 reloads I currently use:
From Vihtavouri N340 datasheet for 124gn FMJ-RN bullet, one should use from 4.5 to 5.1 grains of powder.
I have used disk .53 from Lee auto-disk powder measure that should measure 5.0 grains of N340. Actual powder amount I got with it was 4.8-4.9 grains.
Anyway, I already made and fired over 1000 rounds using this combination with no any issues.
Case – free, just have o remember to collect spent cases in range 😛
Limit-z bullet – 0,065 Eur.
One primer – 0,028 Eur.
Powder N340 – 500g 59eur, 500s is ~7700gn and it should be enough for ~1540 loads and that is approximately 0,038 Eur per load.
In total 0,065 + 0,028 + 0,038 = 0.131 Eur for reloaded cartridge.
Cost of brand new 9×19 round here is 0.24 Eur. Sometimes you can get factory reloads for 0.18 Eur.
So comparing to brand new you can benefit by 11 Eur per 100 rounds.
Off course I am not counting cost of time, fails and equipment, but hey its a hobby, so it does not count 😉