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Any one tried the winchester supreme ammo?

Im looking at buying some winchester supreme ammo, in ballistic silvertip 130 grain for my 270, but its not carried here so ill have to order it in, dosnt codt more to order but its 5 bucks more than the old winchester ammo, anyone know if its worth it. ive heard some good things.

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Any one tried the winchester supreme ammo?

Winchester Supreme premium 130 grs are available at SIR in Winnipeg.

$ 28.49 a box.

You want to consider reloading . A lot cheaper and up to 20% more performance if desired. And about 50 cents a carridge using the very best compnents

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Any one tried the winchester supreme ammo?

I should, well how long does it take to say load 20 rounds, and is it easy to learn?

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First of all if you can find someone that likes reloading as much as I do, they would enjoy giving you instruction and trying the process using their equipment and direction.
A Metallic reloader manuel is a must have and describes the process in detail but reloading must initally be done under supervision, no way aroungd that.

The process ,briefly explaned:
A empty cartridge is placed into the press shell holder and by simple operation is resized, at the same time removeing spent primer and inserting a new one. Case is then trimmed in length as brass stretches when fired.
This process is done with all the cartridges you wish to reload(each carridge may take a minute or so)
Next the cases are loaded with a precisely weighed amount of powder(minute or so)
Now, with a different die in the press, a bullet is placed in the case by hand and the press seats the bullet......DONE

That is basically how it is done, but everything has to measured and checked because you are dealig with an explosive and once you have a fovourite load and everything is a repeat of the last, it's quite simple.
So simple that when my son was twelve years old, he could reload, but i was beside him as I said dealing with an explosive.
Dangerous: No, done properly reloading is very safe.

A pound of powder loads about me about 120 cartridges(about $ 35.00 or so)
One thousand primer cost about $25.00(been so long since I had to buy any)
The best bullets are between .25 - 35 cents each

The reasons reloaders have the edge on factory ammo(any brand) is that factory ammo is not near the maximum loads for a paricular calibre as there is no way of knowing the condition of the firearm that will be used.
I would never give a reloaded cartridge to someone to use unless physically checked the firearm first andknowing the person very well.

You asked how lont it takes to reload a box or two:
Not long enough. I enjoy it so much the times flies by, but I really take my time so about 90minutes for 40-50 rounds.
Trusting this gives you some insight into reloading, feel free to keep the ???? comming.

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Any one tried the winchester supreme ammo?

So basicly, whenever you fire the shell streches a little, so you trim off a bit of brass, then put in a new primer and then put in the powder (after you mesure it if i guess right) then just fit the bullet into the case? Right now im paying about 28$ for a box of winchester silvertips, where i live thats the cheapest.
But id need to buy about 300$ worth of equipment and then some manuals and read the manuals threw to make sure im doing it properly? I know a friend who is a outfitter and gets his shells reloaded from a friend, i might ask him to show me how one of these days.

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Honestly im not realy interested in reloading because its cheaper, thats just a plus, it just sounds like something that id enjoy, sort of like fixing up an old car that didnt run soo it drives again.

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YOU"RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK !

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The other advantage to reloading is that you can fine tune your ammo to match what the rifle likes. I get the most enjoyment in trying to shave a little more accuracy out of the rifle by trying new recipes. I am never quite happy with the accuracy even when the accuracy is tight. I am always thinking "what if". Get into reloading, you'll love the challenge and besides, you will go to the range more to test loads and that alone can only help your accuracy.

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