Break Even Calculator

This calculator will help you determine just how long it will take for you to “break even” on the cost of your reloading equipment. You can use our Reloading Costs Calculator to figure out your cost per round if you don’t already know that figure.  If you don’t already reload and don’t want to hunt all over the web for some of this data there are estimates below the calculator.  Do not input $$$ into the calculator or you will get zero results.

You can find the cost of our Dillon Precision Reloading Machines here.  If you click on a press there is a buying guide that will help you add on any accessories that you may need.

At the time this was written, September 26th, 2016, the cost of bulk pack ammo at a popular online retailer was:

  • 9mm  – $169.99 for 500 rounds.
  • 40 S&W – $169.99 for 400 rounds.
  • 45 ACP – $169.99 for 300 rounds.

For those who don’t currently reload we ran our reloading cost calculator for you using current prices for quality components.  The prices below reflect using jacketed bullets.

  • Average cost to reload jacketed 9mm – 16 cents per round.
  • Average cost to reload jacketed 40 S&W – 20 cents per round.
  • Average cost to reload jacketed 45 ACP – 22 cents per round.

Of course using coated lead bullets is even cheaper.  The following prices are based upon using coated lead bullets from a popular manufacturer.

  • Average cost to reload coated lead 9mm – 12 cents per round.
  • Average cost to reload coated lead 40 S&W – 15 cents per round.
  • Average cost to reload coated lead 45 ACP – 17 cents per round.

These numbers are based on prices found at popular online retailers.  Your pricing may be higher or lower depending upon where and when you make your purchases.  Be sure to follow all of the directions in the Reloading Cost Calculator when coming up with your own figures.