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Old 03-30-2024, 04:31 PM
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A local reloading store has a swap meet in their parking lot a couple of times a year. Had not been in a while, so loaded up a bunch of odds and ends and went to meet. For some reason, my truck bed was gathering a large amount of traffic, I was the only one who brought his wife.

After a half hour and crowd had thinned down a man comes into the lot and goes straight to me. Tells me he had some old reloading gear and supplies that he is looking to sell. Why Me?, I guess why not. Anyway, I go to his car which is not in the sellers area. The first box he had in his car had 5,000 SRP, 1000 LPP and 2,000 SPP and 3 lbs of powder all power unopened. He had 3 other boxes of miscellaneous stuff. Asked him where he stored it after he got out of reloading 20+ years ago and he said garage. With Houston heat and humidity not sure how good any of the stuff will be. Told him I did not want to insult him with a low price, he said give me a number. Had already taken in $200 from my sales, so offered him that + $100. SOLD.

After digging through all boxes final list is for $300 is the primers above +,
1lb Unique
1lb IMR 4831
1lb H4350
RCBS 44 Mag carbide die set
RCBS 45 ACP carbide die set
500 357 158 gr lead bullets
500 357 125 gr JHP
200 44 240 gr lead
250 44 240 gr JHP
500 22 55 gr jacketed bullets
A set of Ruger DA revolver grips-when I first saw them, thought score S&W grips-not to be.

Assorted brass in 357, 44 and 38 special. Several MTM 100 rd ammo boxes in 9 mm, 357 and 44 mag/45 colt.

Ended up trading 2,000 SRP for Winchester LPP and 1,000 SRP for a fresh lb can of H335 from another vendor.

Will not have to buy LPP's for a while, been looking at them online and having sticker shock at the prices.

About broke even, ended up spending about $120 at the end of the day.

Had a good time and met a lot of fellow reloaders. I will go back!
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At the last swap meet I sold over 2000 dollars worth of reloading stuff I had accumulated including powders primers bullets and a nice S&W M-60. I pretty much about broke even with all the stuff I bought..I did get another Spolar shotshell loader with hydraulics to run it...and a almost new RCBS Junior press and 4 sets of dies. 3 Spolars are enough...Got P-Ws too. The OP did really good. I triedto put a reasonable price on primers and powder and put a 1000 per person on primers. one person wanted to buy them all

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