Something I debated with a mate (I have this recurring debate from time to time with people), one of those useless conversations, but curious now…
Cost of brass per reloaded round.
Some people like to apply a depreciating cost analysis, shall we say, to brass. Where the first load is 50c, 25c on second load, 16c on third, 13c on forth and so on. Whatever really, whatever strategy you apply… Or you could look at it from the tail end, when brass is ready for retirement. Assume it’s 50c per case. You get 10 reloads (fake numbers, just easy to count), that’s 50/5 - 10c per case across its entire lifespan.
My train of thought is a lot simpler. Say I am shooting factory ammo, I shoot, I eject, I am done. At this point I would consider brass to be used, so any reuse I would consider free. Similarly, if I buy brass, first time I fire it, I consider it used in a sense that, if I didn’t reload, if it was factory equivalent, it would go in the bin, so any reuse after that is free.
What do you think?