My utility room is where I get mine
In the past 6 years I have bought 100 rounds of commercially loaded ammo. That was just to get some brass to play with for a newly acquired caliber.
I am in possession of (assorted) 5,000 primers, half that number of bullets, several coffee cans of brass and 12 pounds of powder. With a few more bullets, I could shoot for a year and never have to go into a store.
Have you considered reloading?
My setup could be duplicated for 3 calibers for $600 and with it I can produce 100-125 rounds per hour (continuous, including setup, refilling, teardown, swapping calibers and boxing the finished ammo). All this for 1/4 to 1/3 the price of commercial ammo (half-price if I pay myself $18 per hour to do it).
For $200 to $250 you could do the same, but would be slower.
Just a thought.
Otherwise, you might check with your local police department to see where they get their practice/training ammo. Local commercial reloaders don't often advertise, but they are all over the place. Gun stores often have them in their rolodex, too.
Last edited by Lost Sheep; January 5, 2013 at 07:40 PM.