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Old March 30, 2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Source for cheap 9mm ammo

I've been looking through the forums and that someone recommended Century Arms as a good source of bulk ammo.
http://www.centuryarms.com/pmp.htm

I'm looking to purchase several thousand rounds of 9mm ammo. Does this seem to be a good deal to you? Why or why not?

9mm LUGER, 115gr., FJ
50 rds./box, 500 rds./case.
AM084 $7.49/Box
One 500 rd. case $72.87

I'd be using it for self-defense and hunting.
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Old March 30, 2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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Cheap ammo?

If you trust the company that is a good price. Did they tell you what velocity to expect with their loads? I have seen some "cheap" ammo that wasn't worth shooting.
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Old March 30, 2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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some shops in Puget Sound area..

has American Eagle 124gr FMJ for 11.99 -12.99 box.
Get what you can, where you can!
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Old March 30, 2008, 11:21 PM   #4
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ammoman.com has Wolf 9mm 115gr FMJ, steel cased, for $169.00/1000 delivered. Yeah, steel ammo can wear an extractor but extractors can be replaced.
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Old March 31, 2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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Fleet Farm

I purchased some brass American Eagle for 12.99 / carton. I bought 1500 rounds to stockpile since ammo is going up.


With these brass casings can't I save them and reload?

Would it be better to buy a good ammo and reload instead of a cheaper ammo and reload?
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Old March 31, 2008, 09:11 AM   #6
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With these brass casings can't I save them and reload?

Would it be better to buy a good ammo and reload instead of a cheaper ammo and reload?
One of the primary reasons I buy economy or bulk ammo is for the brass. I burn it up and then reload it with powder and bullet combo's designed for my shooting needs.
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Old March 31, 2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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They are sold out of 9mm and .45 acp.
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Old April 1, 2008, 07:07 PM   #8
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While there may be some good deals out there, even when factoring shipping costs, I buy ammo from Wal-Mart. I find it to be the best overall deal, and you can use it the day you buy it.
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Old April 1, 2008, 10:11 PM   #9
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I just grabbed the last boxes 9mm Blazer Brass off the Walmart shelf today. At $9/box, it's the best deal I've been able to find.
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Old April 1, 2008, 10:36 PM   #10
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I bought a ton of Blazer brass 45ACP, back when they had it at less then ten dollars a box. (Now its about 15) Glad I did,I'm going to be scrounging that brass for a good long time.
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Old April 2, 2008, 12:27 AM   #11
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Local gun show. Buy in bulk, usually no taxes. 1,000rds of the cheapest brand new 9mm was going for $185-$195 last time at my local gun show. Most of it was going for $200-$250. 1,000rds of once-fired reloaded 9mm was going for $155.
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Old April 2, 2008, 09:47 AM   #12
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Georgia Arms. http://www.georgia-arms.com/index.asp They make the rounds to gun shows and will bring your order to a local show to save shipping.
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Old April 2, 2008, 07:29 PM   #13
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$11-$12 a box for 9mm is cheap? Prices are out of control!

I was buying 9mm boxes of UMC 115g all day long last summer for $6-$7 a box. Thank God I'm sitting on about about 150 boxes.
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Old April 3, 2008, 12:16 PM   #14
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Reload

I'm paying about $3.50 per 50 for my own reloads
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Old April 3, 2008, 01:07 PM   #15
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try this site it has some good prices this is for 9mm

https://www.natchezss.com/ammo.cfm?c...&prodID=CC3509
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Old April 4, 2008, 11:56 AM   #16
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Wal Mart +1

I shopped around, and the best price in Cincy is Walmart. 9mm 100 rd packs 18.42+tax for Winchester white box. Pretty much across the board it was cheapest.

40SW 100 rd $24 and change.

45 100 rd box 29.99

When I told the counter associate the 9mm was cheap, she looked at me like I had 2 heads.

Remember folks, cheap is a relative term. And complaining about ammo prices is the same as complaining about gas prices. It isn't going to change the way things are.

As J Cash said, "drive on".
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Old April 15, 2008, 02:34 PM   #17
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When you're stocking up on ammo, do you stock up on just the cheapest stuff, or do you diversify to include plenty of some thing that's considered more of a "defense" ammo, say at least sort of JHP?
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Old April 15, 2008, 06:15 PM   #18
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You might try a gun show.

I just bought two boxs of 115 grn American name brand -new ammo (50 rnd bx)for $11 a box.
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Old April 16, 2008, 02:30 PM   #19
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Most ranges won't let you shoot steel Wolf ammo. Georgia Arms has Speer at good prices. Good ammo. You can avoid shipping by catching them at a local gun show. Academy Sports sells the Remington/UMC bulk package. 250 rounds of 9mm 115 FMJ for $50. It's a VERY reliable practice round.
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Old April 16, 2008, 02:37 PM   #20
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+1 to Georgia Arms


Good company to deal with.


Lately I have been buying HSM ammo from Sportsman's Warehouse for $10.50 a box. I don't buy the really cheap stuff because its mostly junk.
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Old April 16, 2008, 03:40 PM   #21
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Honestly Iv'e shopped around and even the CCI stuff from Natchez marked at 7.49/box of 50 ends up being more with shipping than WWb at my local wal mart. I keep trying to find it cheaper but I just cant. $18.42/100 is hard to beat right now.
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Old April 16, 2008, 03:47 PM   #22
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Sorry for the potentially stupid question, but why would a range not allow steel cased ammo?
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Old April 16, 2008, 04:03 PM   #23
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It doesn't seem so long ago that a common question asked in the reloading section was, "Is it worth reloading for 9mm?"
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Old April 16, 2008, 04:48 PM   #24
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Reload

Reload, theres probably a ammo dealer that sells reloaded ammo in your area. Your local PD probably knows where its at. Usually used for training academies.
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Old April 16, 2008, 05:53 PM   #25
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