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Old October 27, 2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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Ammo costs

Just wanted to see what you guys are paying for ammo across the country. I've always purchased the Winchester White Box ammo for my 9mm. When I purchased the gun in 2006 I could get the WWB 100 at Wally world for $10.99. Good ammo for plinking at targets at the range. A 25 round box of Hornady Home Defense cost about $15 back then.

Recently I've purchased ammo but its much harder to find now. I was at Cabelas and no WWB in stock. Went to my two local gun shops, neither had large boxes. Stopped at Wally world and picked up a box of WWB for $26. Later that day I went to Gander Mountain where the WWB boxes were $20 so I picked up a couple more boxes.

So what are you guys paying for target loads? Is there better choices than WWB for shooting on a budget? I know those rounds are generally dirty but I clean my guns after every trip to the range so I'm fine with them.
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Old October 27, 2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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I have been picking up 50 round boxes of federal from wally world for 14.99 any chance I can. I haven't seen WWB in about 6 months.
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Old October 27, 2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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At the gunshow this weekend, I saw someone selling the 550 round bricks of .22 for $90 and the Remington Buck-o-bullets for $170.
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Old October 27, 2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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Re: Ammo costs

Let's just say that between the prices and availability of ammo around here, I'm mounting my new reloading press to the work bench today.
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Old October 27, 2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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^ here here. C88F is a personal friend. I've expressed to some other forum members the scarcity of ammo down here, and when you do actually come across some..You'll need to open up a second mortgage on the house to purchase a sufficient amount.
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Old October 27, 2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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By reloading, I get my ammunition for from 25 to 50% of the prices mentioned above plus no gas required to get to and from my reloading bench.

I am still riding high in the saddle with powder, primer and bullets, but economical sources for powder and primers have been out since last February. Therefore, without bulk pricing reloading supplies will raise reloading cost.
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Old October 27, 2013, 01:56 PM   #7
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I saw a local store had 50 round boxes of Remington .45 acp 230 gr FMJ for $29. I didn't buy any though because I reload.
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Old October 27, 2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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$26 for 100 Rounds of Winchester at Wal-Mart. $16 for 50 rounds same ammo at Academy. Both 9MM.
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Old October 27, 2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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To answer question the last box of 50 38SPL was $29.00. I always reload for 38/357 but the interweb sages and gurus got me worried about using reloads of mine as SD/HD in my carry gun. So I bought the cheapest box of 158 JHPs I could find.
9mm FMJ has run from $19.00 a box of 50 to $30.00 at the last gun show I attended.
Really if one wants to stay practiced one should 'GO GREEN' and reload it is like re-cycling but more economical.
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Old October 27, 2013, 05:48 PM   #10
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Ammo Prices

As I only own .357 Magnum revolvers, ammo has always been a Little pricy. Lately it's gotten crazy. The lowest price I pay is .10 cents per round for high quality reloads and the highest I pay is a $1.75 a round for Buffalo Bore 38/44 +P ammo. At $1.75 per round I don't shoot a lot of the Buffalo Bore ammo
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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£22 for a hundred 9mm in the UK for comparison.
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:11 PM   #12
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Old Bear, I'd suggest you use some 38 Special rounds in place of 357 rounds. On the other hand, this weekend I visited the Cabella;s store in southern Michigan. Guess what! They were all out of 38 Special and 357 Magnum, as well as 22 rimfire.
Just don't have an answer right now.
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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I paid $7.50 for a box of 100 .22LR at Walmart.
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:27 PM   #14
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Tula 9mm $10.50, various 40S&W $18-$20, no 45acp, 357sig $32., 44 mag WWB $41.00, all Wally World. My local LGS was extremely marked up, to the point I will not go back.

I've been shooting Tula in my G17 without problems but I'm worried about the rifling after reading a .223 review of Tula and Wolf. In the article this type of ammo wore out the rifling in something like 6,000 rds.
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:28 PM   #15
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Re: Ammo costs

What exactly is the reason for the ammo shortage and higher costs?
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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Is there better choices than WWB for shooting on a budget?
Yep, called reloading your own

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What exactly is the reason for the ammo shortage and higher costs?
Seriously? Where have you been since 2008 when BHO was elected? Perceived gun control, millions of new gun owners needing ammo, dollar is worth a lot less, India and China added about 1 billion to their middle classes who now want cars (batteries), EPA restrictions on current lead mines and new mining ventures and on and on................
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:44 PM   #17
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No changes here. Still about $6 a box for 9mm Zero 115gn plated ahead of HP38.

I buy bullets 3k at a time and powder by 8lb jugs. Just order it on line a wait it will eventually show up.

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Old October 28, 2013, 12:09 PM   #18
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$ 15 - $ 18 for a box of 50 rds in my area...for FMJ in 9mm....and there is lots of it around.
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Old October 28, 2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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Ammo

The only break we have received recently in N. Texas is that Gander Mountain opened 2 new stores in the metroplex, and Academy also opened a couple of new stores. I am assuming these stores received priority preference on inventory as the one Gander Mountain I went to had huge inventory of just about everything except 22LR. I went to the new Academy Sports store on east side and it was the same. They even had 22LR but were limited purchase to 2 50 rd boxes at about $4 or so a box. If they had not had restrictions, they would have sold out in one day like Gander Mtn did regarding the 22 LR.

I have plenty of 38 spc and 9 mm for the first time this year. I have not been going to the range much due to the shortages.
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Old October 28, 2013, 01:39 PM   #20
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I paid $7.50 for a box of 100 .22LR at Walmart

Are you sure?? I thought they come in boxes of 50 each???

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Old October 28, 2013, 01:55 PM   #21
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That's about what I paid for a box of 100 Mini-Mags recently. One box limit.
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Old October 28, 2013, 01:57 PM   #22
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I paid:

16.99/50 9mm 115gr fmj Blazer Brass

19.99 - 20.99/50 .38spl 130gr fmj Rem UMC and 158gr lrn American Eagle.

At GM in the last 4 weeks.
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Old October 29, 2013, 06:54 AM   #23
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Reloading costs me around $4.00-$5.00 for a box of 50 9mm, .38, or .357. used to be cheaper to buy 9mm than spend the time reloading, but not any more!
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Old October 29, 2013, 07:27 AM   #24
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i pay $21.99 for 50 round boxes of .40 S&W remm target loads. got as many of the UMC 250 packs on sale for $64.99, regularly $89.99 as the store would let me. 4 boxes for 1000 rounds total
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Old October 29, 2013, 07:45 AM   #25
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Ammo cost is horrible when you get down to it. This year had to pay 15 dollars for a single 50 round box of eley subsonic 22lr. accurate, yes. expands yes. Smelly yes. worth it? not really considering remington subsonic is just perfect for me. if i could find it.

alot of stores claim to raise the price of ammo when they get any in, in an attempt to 'ensure that the most number of people ahve the option to buy it by creating a price that will discourage hoarding"
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