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Old 03-17-2013, 16:44   #26
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These days, anything under $25/box is cheap. I'm glad I stocked up in 2007 before Odummy got into office. Was paying $7 for 9mm and $9 for .40 cal back then.
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Old 03-17-2013, 16:48   #27
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everything at Gander Mountain is pre-crises Gander pricing; only problem is you need to get in line between midnight and 7am on ammo delivery day to get the first 40 numbers to buy said ammo
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:34   #28
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Thanks for the info guys. Starting to see that I should buy whatever I can whenever I can
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:48   #29
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The stuff I make in my shop is pretty cheap. And reliable to boot.


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Old 03-18-2013, 09:11   #30
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What are you're opinions on the best cheapest ammo to buy for target shooting with a G22?

I guess what I'm asking is, what are you using that isn't crap but not expensive either?
Tula. After that, Federal Champion and Winchester White Box. After that... there's nothing one can really call cheap.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:10   #31
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Just got a source for 45acp. $1 a round for self defense. $28 for 50 round nose or wad cutters. I'm feeding my xdm compact so lead works. A little pricey, but, I can get all I want.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:24   #32
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I usually prefer to shoot brass. WWB (Winchester White Box) works for me, every now and then you will get a bent case, (usually pretty easy to spot) but other than that WWB has been pretty reliable.

If you don't believe there is an ammo shortage go to your local Walmart and see if they have ANY pistol caliber ANY brand, then go to the next closest Walmart and check again, by this time you will be saying to yourself "This is crazy!"
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Old 03-18-2013, 17:30   #33
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There was a time not long ago when I would say the WWB is good and cheap.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:34   #34
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I usually prefer to shoot brass. WWB (Winchester White Box) works for me, every now and then you will get a bent case, (usually pretty easy to spot) but other than that WWB has been pretty reliable.

If you don't believe there is an ammo shortage go to your local Walmart and see if they have ANY pistol caliber ANY brand, then go to the next closest Walmart and check again, by this time you will be saying to yourself "This is crazy!"

you're right, yesterday I did just that. i'm in west florida and I could not find a walmart that had ammo for me. and there is a lot of them here. but I did end up going to my lgs and getting those wwb youre talking about, I think. the box is white and all it says is the cal and 165gr, is that them?
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:36   #35
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the wwb's were a good price imo, they were $48 box/100
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:26   #36
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I only shoot brass so Blazer and American Eagle are two self-defense handgun range loads I consistently (used to, anyway) find on the Internet that are priced the best.

For .22lr I like the Federal 550-round bulk pack for cost and reliability and the CCI Mini-Mag, Stinger, and Velocitor for quality and reliability in the premium rounds.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:19   #37
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I'd go to WalMart to check it out over in WLEB NH, but my car is being buried in snow.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:50   #38
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Tula when you can find any.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:37   #39
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If my NH WM has it, I'll get WWB 9mmP.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:08   #40
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Picked up 1000 rounds of Miwall 9mm 124 gr FMJ reloads at Costa Mesa gun show yesterday for 360.00 and it was the last box they had.
Anyone have any input on the Miwall reloads?

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:27   #41
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Picked up 1000 rounds of Miwall 9mm 124 gr FMJ reloads at Costa Mesa gun show yesterday for 360.00 and it was the last box they had.
Anyone have any input on the Miwall reloads?
I don't know anything about them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 15:44   #42
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Before the gun/ammo craze, the best "cheap" range ammo in my opinion is Fiocchi or Sellier & Bellot. They are almost always cheaper online than, say, Federal Champion or WWB, and they run hotter. For some reason, the so-called "cheap" ammo is almost always the most expensive in my area.

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Before the gun/ammo craze, the best "cheap" range ammo in my opinion is Fiocchi or Sellier & Bellot. They are almost always cheaper online than, say, Federal Champion or WWB, and they run hotter. For some reason, the so-called "cheap" ammo is almost always the most expensive in my area.
I forgot about Fiocchi and S&B.
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Before the gun/ammo craze, the best "cheap" range ammo in my opinion is Fiocchi or Sellier & Bellot. They are almost always cheaper online than, say, Federal Champion or WWB, and they run hotter. For some reason, the so-called "cheap" ammo is almost always the most expensive in my area.
I remember when Fiocchi and S&B were cheap but not in the past few years if I recall correctly. Both are good bargain ammos (except for the 9mm Fiocchi 124-grain Extrema XTP --- in my personal opinion --- a rare anomaly for that company). Since those days I have found Blazer Brass and Federal AE at the best price, but as previously mentioned I only shoot brass ammo.

The last 9mm range ammo I picked up was the Federal 115-grain FMJ ValuPak at Wal-Mart for $21+/box. I wish S&B price was competitive because I think that's an excellent range ammo with a bit of "oomph" added.
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Old 03-25-2013, 22:02   #45
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I've been satisfied with the Blazer that my range had in stock. I went the other day and they had nothing but Estate available.

That was a heap of crap! Dirty as hell and had jam on the feed ramp (it got hung up on the brass). Think I'll keep a few boxes in my car so I don't have to use that crap again.
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Old 03-26-2013, 00:58   #46
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I remember when Fiocchi and S&B were cheap but not in the past few years if I recall correctly. Both are good bargain ammos (except for the 9mm Fiocchi 124-grain Extrema XTP --- in my personal opinion --- a rare anomaly for that company). Since those days I have found Blazer Brass and Federal AE at the best price, but as previously mentioned I only shoot brass ammo.

The last 9mm range ammo I picked up was the Federal 115-grain FMJ ValuPak at Wal-Mart for $21+/box. I wish S&B price was competitive because I think that's an excellent range ammo with a bit of "oomph" added.
Again, up until last Fall, I was always able to find S&B the cheapest, online and in stores, followed by Fiocchi. And both are reliable and run up to spec. AE was also pretty cheap online, and also clean and up to spec. I found Federal Champion to be weak and WWB to be expensive for some reason.
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I was just at my West Lebanon, NH Walmart yesterday - nothing but empty shelves.
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Old 03-28-2013, 18:43   #48
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The best cheapest ammunition is that which I load at my loading bench. When and if this blows over one should give some thought to getting into reloading,take control of your ammunition quality and it's supply. SJ 40
Yes when things cool down buy yourself a reloading setup. You will be able to shoot for pennies on the dollar. You will also have much more control over your ammo supply and quality.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:54   #49
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Went to a local gun show yesterday. Ammo prices are ridiculous. Most are marked up 2-3 times what it was a couple months before Newtown shootings and all the hysteria started. I have been telling people to stock up years ago but most figured it would always be available. The law of supply and demand still works!
Hey STC, what vessels were you on?
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