I was asked what I would charge to tumble some brass for someone. He has 1000 rounds in .223 and a 200 in 30-06. I don't have a clue of where to even start in tryin to figure it out . Any of you guys have any suggestions. I will be using Lyman walnut media (It has the red rouge on it) and the tumbler I have is a SmartReloader Nano . I can only tumble about 125 cases at a time. I know it is a small tumbler, but its all I have right now.Again, any sugestions?
Are the shells coming to you deprimed? If not, I wouldn't tumble them. The media has ways to get jammed in the flash hole which can mess with the depriming function later on. At least that was my experience a few years ago. And I buggered up the decapping pin in my die. At least that's what I attributed it to.
As for a charge? I have NO IDEA. A guy at work wants me to reload .243 for his dad this year. I had no idea what to charge. He was going to supply brass and heads. I was to do all the steps and supply primers and powder. This guy services my lawn tractor every year so I offered to reload for him if he serviced my tractor. I haven't heard if he's going to bite on that but I think that's fair.
Well, I was thinking mabey 2 or 3 cents a case, but I don't know. I think I'm going to talk to him and see what he thinks about it. I just want to cover my time and wear and tear on my tumbler.
I have loaded a little for some friends of mine and I figure the cost per round and charge them that,depending on what they supply. I know that dosent cover my time but they do a lot for me in the summer time when I'm not around much so I figure that kinda makes up for it.
Post by sourdough44 on Jan 19, 2014 22:36:19 GMT -5
One would think a guy reloading that much(empty brass) would just buy his own tumbler? A tumbler is almost a must for a reloader. I wouldn't want to have to coordinate with another to get cases tumbled.
This guy is just getting started in reloading. He hasn't even got a press yet. I don't mind helping but it ain't gona be for free. When I first got started I had no one to help me get started so I know how it is trying to get started on a budget. It took me almost a year to get all my equipment before I could even load my first round.