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What's the best cheapest ammo?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Smoke600, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Smoke600

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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?
     
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  2. Scrappy

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    Anything you can find at this point

    I use CCI blazer, American eagle, WWB
     
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  3. Smoke600

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    Is it really getting that bad? Is ammo running short?
     
  4. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member Silver Member

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    I don't know if "best" is a good descriptor of this ammo, but the Russian / Communist-bloc made TULA, RWS and Wolf really aren't that bad. Steel case and can't be reloaded. Some folks think the steel case prematurely wears the extractor (but the cost of that part vs. the savings on ammo is negligable, IMO...) and these rounds seem just a bit "snappier" than other rounds. That might be subjective but the ammo is OK, IMO.

    I just wouldn't use a steady diet of it. But at $9-15 a box of 50 (depends on caliber) it is good for target and range use.
     
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    Yes ,its that bad. I haven't seen ammo at walmart by me in 3 months.
    Other places nothing or very little. Online nothing!
     
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    So is steel better than the brass rounds? For wear or in general?

    or is brass better than steel?
     
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    I bought a pair of G26's 2 months ago. I have only found 1 box of Winchester 100 round value pack. My babies are collecting dust. Anyone know when the manufacturers will get cought up?
     
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    Blazer aluminum and my new favorite Remington UMC value packs of 115 gr hollowpoints. Of course I haven't seen either in a couple of months. Or bullets or powder. I can get primers and even saw a few cases last weekend but no bullets or powder.
     
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    I have shot WWB in a variety of calibers for years now and have been happy. That said, I will shoot what I can find and thus far I have been able to stay stocked with WWB.
     
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    I just buy and shoot what I can find at this point. I cant wait for things to settle down already, this is just stupid.
     
  11. Pierre!

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    I have been using Miwall reloads for about 11 years - 9mm flavor - but i would use the .40 with no hesitation.

    Reasonable price, the hard part is getting it! The lines at the Gun Show are typically very long, and they sell out rapidly.

    They don't do web sales (to my knowledge) but have always been worth the wait in line!

    Check their site for the next appearance in your neighborhood:
    http://www.miwallcorp.com/index.php?route=information/calendar

    Hope that helps!
     
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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!
     
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    I would say that if you can find a box of .40 for less than say $17 it probably is a good deal. Your Glock probably will function fine with about anything that you can find at this point.
     
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    if I could find ammo for $20 a box of 50, I would be shooting everyday
     
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    Same here. I'll shoot anything $25/50 rounds or less. If its more I don't shoot. Only exception is the expensive Speer GDHPs in my carry guns.
     
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    Some people don't like the steel case stuff and I agree, I'd shoot it only if that's all I could get.
     
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    yeah the gold dots I like and I like shooting them too but $50 a box is very expensive.
     
  18. Smoke600

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    is the brass better?
     
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    What's cheap ammo??
     
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    Brass is easier on the extractor.