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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by the_machine, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. the_machine

    the_machine

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    How much $$$$ you spent on ammo average yearly? I could buy some really nice guns with all the money I spent on ammo. :ack:
     
  2. venenoindy

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    a lot, I was buying firearms and not shooting them. in my opinion less firearms and more trigger time is better, as with a lot of things the more that you practise the better you become at it.
     

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    mitchshrader Deceased

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    I budget 2-3 times per gun costs for ammo stores, average. Staying even is easier with a cushion.
     
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    reloading and shooting mostly .40S&W; 12 cents per round, probably about 15,000 rounds per year...

    looks like about 1800 a year on consumables (powder, primers, plated bullets)

    before I started reloading (again) it was painful, 3 to 4 grand probably

    7.62x39 i reload to the tune of probably 200 per year, and i shoot surplus 7.62x54R; the .30-30 i don't shoot much. I'm picking up a cz 75 p01 so i 'll need dies and bullets there for 9x19. powder, primers and brass i'm good as they overlap with .40S&W
     
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  5. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    About $800 a year. It used to be a lot more but since I've been taking one or two training classes per year, ammo expense has decreased as my accuracy has increased. :)
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    I haven't a clue, but not a lot. A wild guess would be $3,000.

    Since I reload almost everything I shoot, my average ammo cost is between $2.50 and $4.00 a box.
    Most of my factory ammo was bought pre obama, so it mostly costs about a third of what it costs today.
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Maybe I'd better increase my estimate a little. I just ordered 2,000 .380 bullets and brass for $377 and the year is young yet.:supergrin:
     
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    I'm scared to keep tabs, plus its easier to deny that way...
     
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    +1 LOL and I reload!

    I have purchased several cases of projectiles this year (3750 for 9mm, 3000 for .40) and I can see the bottom of the boxes.
     
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    I couldn't begin to add up the money I've spent on ammo. It would be alot though.
     
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    Too much, according to the better half. I keep about 1000 rounds of my primary carry rounds on hand. That is Golden Sabre and Winchester PDX1. Thats about $1100 in storage. When I go to the range, I shoot 50% these rounds and 50% cheap stuff I pick up while there. Typically 200 rounds total. I dont store any cheap stuff. My thinking is I want to know how well my primary carry stuff works. So I make it a point to shoot it. It costs much more but I'm happy. I only go once a month anyway.
     
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    atleast 1200 a year do not know how to reload but i guess going to learn from my friends dad this year
     
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    Let's see, about 200 rounds a month, at 50 rounds a box, at about $16 per box, $64 a month=$768/year, not including random trips, or the carry ammo I shoot off and buy.

    Probably around $1000-$1300 depending on how much extra i am doing. Usually I only go the once, but sometimes I go three or four times, don't really keep track.
     
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    After the mortgage and electric bill are paid and I get a few bachelor groceries, I like to take whatever I have left and split it between ammo, hookers and contributions to PETA and the DNC.
     
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    I don't want to know how much I spend.

    I am glad I stocked up Pre-Obama. That helps.
     
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    Ammo prices just went up at Austin area walmarts so that certainly doesn't help. From 20.97 for WWB 100 rd 9mm to 23.97, that's 14%!!!!! Almost worth going to Cabelas now for the "experience"
     
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    +1 on this
     
  20. thorn137

    thorn137 Walther

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    I spend about $110/thousand for 9mm, and shoot about 2-3K per year. Plus maybe $60 or so on .22 & 44 mag.

    So roughly $300-400 annually.

    thorn
     
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