posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by grubblesnert
I don't agree. If you pack a lee precision breech lock hand press and the dies, the entire kit does not take up that much space nor does it weigh
that much. Am I saying this is what someone should rely on in a survival situation...no...absolutely not. But, the knowledge could come in handy.
If you come across the remains of a firefight, chances are pretty good there will be .223 brass. Even if you don't own an AR, you should pick up the
brass, all calibers, for use and for trade.
For those of us with Tokarevs, we can utilize that brass for other than it's intended purpose. For those with the knowledge, reloading can become a
trade. Think how valuable this skill can become in a SHTF scenario.
You are correct, there was a learning curve for the person in the video. This forum is supposed to teach people to be prepared...being prepared is
not buying equipment, it's about using and testing that equipment before you need it.
One can pack a kit and reload in the field, as long as you choose your equipment wisely. Or, I guess you can pack your thousands of rounds on your
back. One pound of reloading powder has approx. 7,000 grains of powder. To reload a 7.62x25 with a 110 gr bullet takes about 12 grains of powder.
That works out to be over 580 rounds of ammunition. For .223 you're looking at between 20 and 26 grains of powder.