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    So i went to the range today, overall i nice day, between me and my buddy that went with me, we shot about 3 boxes through my Ruger P944. All went well, they were CCI blazer FMJ rounds, and not a single missfire/stovepipe, anything. and i really didn't feel that back putting 150 rounds down range untill i went to the sporting goods store. i noticed that the price of ammo has sky rocketed. about 2 years ago i bought 10 boxes of my CCI 40 S & W rounds, and they were like 10 dollars a box back then, i think i got them from midway usa or something like that. but now, i'm standing in the store, and my jaw drops, there over 20 dollars a box... now i'm insisting that if my buddie wants to help me out, he can buy me a box of ammo...lol

    What is your guys story on ammo? Any tricks, or secret places that you buy your ammo that i should check out?

    I'm glad that i still have my Mag full of Hydro shocks that i carry with me.

    Just asking for everyone's .02 cents...

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    I just recently got into reloading at the worst possible time. There is no such thing as "in stock" when it comes to primers. I've been looking for large pistol and large rifle primers for about a month now and I haven't seen any. The only place I've seen them is on gunbroker, but getting a deal is hard. A lot of the auctions get to over $70 for a box of 1000 when most places list them for $30-35.

    I had the same problem getting powder but I recently found a site that has some so that's not a problem. Most other places were out of stock on that too. Brass is hard to come by too, so I found a place with once-fired brass.

    My reloading experience has been less than ideal. It's neat and everything but I feel more like a mad scientist taking what I can get and mix-matching ingredients than a shooter trying to fine tune my ammunition.

    Freakin' morons created a run on the stuff when Obama was elected and the market still hasn't caught up, although I hear it's getting there. That and the price never really dropped from the increase in the price of copper. Shooting definitely isn't for the poor.



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    yea, i bought 500 rounds a while ago, it was like 2 years or so. i wish i would have bought a whole case instead a half a case.

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    The last time I bought the 40s&w Blazer brass (walmart in march and april) I paid $14.06 with tax per box of 50.
    I am now reloading 40s&w at $11.50 per box of 50.
    I found a source of primers today at $40 per M.
    Perhaps if you would use a real computer you wouldn't have to apologize for not being able to do so many things on the internet!

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    I just bought 500 rounds American Eagle 9mm from AIG Tactical. It was $15.62 for a box of 50. It came to enough to qualify for free shipping.

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    Sportsmansguide.com cheapest .223/7.62 around, and it's also decent stock

    Other than that, Walmart has the cheapest handgun ammo on the planet... when it's in stock. As far as 9mm goes: $19.95 for 100 rounds of Winchester white box, $8.95 for 50 rounds of CCI Blazer Brass (which, believe it or not, shoots much nicer than the Winchester, IMO). They have CCI Mini Mag, which is the only .22lr I use, for $5.65 for 100 rounds. Anywhere else is $7 and up.

    Only problem is, that stuff is rarely in stock. When I'm getting low I generally makeone or tworuns during the week to the three Walmarts closest to me. Usually within three-four tries (sometimes on the first) I'll catch them with stuff in stock.

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    I just got into reloading as well. It's cheaper to load leads for target practice.

    $40 500 bullets
    $50 1000 primers
    $20 1lb of powder(800rounds)
    free brass if you can get it.

    All in all after initial start up costs, $100-$150 per thousand rounds.

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    I knew this was coming. Been stocking up. Got enough to last my lifetime.

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    Ammo is very tough to come by in Wisconsin, I haven't been able to buy any 10mm for about a month that doesn't cost a buck a round or more.

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    The range I go to also sells reloading stuff. I half-jokingly asked if they had any primers. The guy said there wasn't a primer in the building, but he also said it looked like things might start loosening up this week.

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    i really hope so...

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    My walmart just got in a load of WWB .380 and 9mm target rounds. I bought two boxes of the .380 to give my grandfather on Father's Day. I was looking at them and they might be alright to carry even. They are FMJ-FN. Need penetration with the .380.

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    Here is a web site that puts all of the online prices for ammo in one spot for you.


    http://www.ammoengine.com

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    colt45ws wrote:
    My walmart just got in a load of WWB .380 and 9mm target rounds. I bought two boxes of the .380 to give my grandfather on Father's Day. I was looking at them and they might be alright to carry even. They are FMJ-FN. Need penetration with the .380.
    You should have bought ALL the .380. That stuff is worth its weight in diamonds. You could have easily flipped it on gunbroker for 300-500%.

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    Oh the sad truth of the matter.

    Hopefully some day ammo will drop from WTF! to Ouch.

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    I check Wal-Mart daily, and when they have a case, I buy it.
    Blazer Brass 9mm $8.97/50, 40mm $12.47/50

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    yea, wal mart has a great price. 12.47 for a box of 40. But i have to keep checking to see if they have them. i guess i will just wait. they do have a limit of 6 boxes per customer... i have been known to recruit my friends to be "customers".

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