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Found a deal on 1000 rds of 10mm, wanted some forum input.

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by dug-e-fresh, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. dug-e-fresh


    Nov 29, 2011
    So I just purchased a G29 and at the FFL, they had a crate of 10mm they acquire and it had sat ever since. The shop owner thought that it was "cool" that I bought the G29 and since she'd been sitting on the ammo for sometime, she said she'd give it to me for a deal.

    Its 1000 rnds and is broken down like this:

    650 rnds of PMC 180gr FMJ-FP

    250 rnds of PMC 170gr JHP

    50 rnds of an unknown JHP type round with what looks to be a stainless steel case and a point coming from the center of the hollow point cavity. Its in a PMC box, but clearly this is not the standard PMC round.

    50 rnds of Federal Classic 155gr JHP

    In order here:

    So tell me about this stuff.... what's it worth? And what is the 3rd round in the pic?

  2. dsb1829


    Nov 2, 2011
    Well, about the cheapest you can buy factory 10mm for is ~$.40/rd. And that is fmj range ammo. With the HP thrown in the price only goes up. I would probably throw out $300 and see where the bartering ends up at.

    The third rd looks like Federal Hydrashock. If memory serves me they are one of the only ones using the ctr post in the hp cavity.

  3. arushus

    arushus Biggest Member

    Jul 22, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    PMC is junk, in that its velocities are close to pretty weak .40sw cartridges, as Im sure you know, however if youre just using it for target and plinking, who gives a ****? Plus you got all that good reloadable brass!

    The round with the post is a Federal Hydra-Shok, in a nickel case...

    DSB is right on with the pricing, but Georgia arms does occassionally sell their stuff for .35 cents a round, but it may be reloaded...but for the purposes of negotiating, your lgs wont know any better.

    Id start lower than dsb suggested start at $200, it is lowball, but they may take it if they are desperate any case, do not under any circumstance pay over $350 for it. Make sure they are aware you can get 1000 brand new rounds for that price online, and their stuff has been sitting there for God knows how long, so tell them $300 firm if they wanna negotiate after your $200 offer. Handle it how you want, but thats what Id do! Best of luck to ya!
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  4. Waffentomas

    Waffentomas Semper Fidelis Millennium Member

    May 5, 1999
    Blue State
    That's a nickel case, not stainless, and it's a 180gr Federal Hydra-Shok, factory vel., was 1050 fps, and even though slow, a reliable round. I'd go lower than dsb1829, offer $250, I bet he lets it go. This is nice find of ammo.
  5. 21Carrier

    21Carrier Until I Gota 29

    Feb 4, 2011
    Hoover, AL
    If you buy it, do not judge 10mm based on that stuff. That stuff is ALL .40S&W in 10mm cases. It's decent ammo, will work fine, and will give you 1000 pieces of good brass, but it's not really 10mm. I wouldn't buy it, but that's me. I'd rather spend my money on a reloading setup. I would lowball the hell out of them. I'd start at $200, and maybe settle at $250 max. Keep reminding them that it's not full-power, so you shouldn't pay full price.
  6. rcd567


    Feb 5, 2011
    Near Glenwood, Iowa
    Yep, about $250 is what I'd offer. See what happens from there.
  7. oceanbob


    Jun 26, 2010


    Actually for range ammo PMC is fine. Unlike other ammo that puff's up speeds on the box, PMC is more honest.

    PMC....200 Grain FMJ TC (flat top) advertised speed 1050. Actual speed 1050. (490 Ft Lbs) Exactly as advertised..!

    PMC....170 Grain JHP..advertised speed 1200...actual speed 1150. Still, not bad.

    This is about the same exact speeds as Remington Green box (1090) and Blazer (1010)..other more honest range ammo products.

    Not bad really. Low ball city my friend. :supergrin:
  8. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    N. Dallas
    Agree with the $200 and maybe settle on $250 if you feel comfortable with paying it.
  9. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    I'd go $200-$250 and you have some nice range plinkers to shoot. Keep it on hand for new shooters to "walk" them into the 10mm. Let them shoot some of that first, then some faster stuff, then the real stuff.