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 38 S&W, 32-20 WCF, 7.5x25, 7.35x52, 7.7x58, 11.3x51R
Nefarius  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 3:35:30 PM
So... what guns do you have you don't shoot because of ammo scarcity and/or cost?

Me:



Revolvers:

38 S&W : British Webley & Scott Mark IV 1954 Revolver(s) (2) -I know...Technically .38-200 British, but good luck finding that!

32-20 WCF : Colt Police Positive Special 1914

7.5x25 : Swiss Schmidt Model 1882

Rifles:

7.35x52 : Italian Carcano M38 Terni 1939

7.7x58 : Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Nagoya 1941

7.7x58 : Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Kokura 1944

11.3x51R : Dutch Beaumont-Vittali M1871/88 1876



Some I can get, but it's just too expensive to justify. Some I just about can't get at all.


Anyone have any idea when large piles of these rounds will come in as surplus or at least reasonably priced?

I need some more 7x57, 8x56r, and .303 while we're at it!



Slow_Hand  [Member]
1/24/2010 3:48:41 PM
I woudn't own a gun I coudn't shoot. Some I may not shoot a bunch, but I do shoot them from time to time. I've gotten rid of lots of guns, because I couldn't justify keeping them around because of lack of real need. I'm a big fan of .32/20, so that one's definately a keeper. Some oddballs include an old .32 Rimfire Rolling Block (I lucked into a big pile of ammo from Old Western Scrounger) and a neat old 11mm Mauser 71/84 bolt action. Then there's the .351 Winchester that i got a bunch of brass from ebay back before they got crazy. I've really had some neat old guns and i think that much of it has to do with my reloading. These guns are too much fun to have and not shoot!

Doug K
brentwal  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 4:51:09 PM
reload
AR15fan  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 5:08:56 PM
.38-40 & .300 Savage
surplusnut  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 6:53:24 PM
I don't shoot my type 99 much because of the ammo factor.

I sold my Webley Mk IV, Enfield No 2 and my S&W victory model all in 38/200 because 38S&W was just too damn expensive.
NVGdude  [Member]
1/24/2010 8:22:07 PM
None. I have a reloading press. Well maybe .22 Long Rifle. I can't reload that and ammo has been hard to come by.
jpattersonnh  [Member]
1/24/2010 10:27:40 PM
Your question is the main reason I reload for 16 rifle and 5 handgun calibers.
UZIBoy  [Team Member]
1/25/2010 5:04:42 AM
Another vote for reloading.
GNRNR  [Team Member]
1/25/2010 6:00:35 AM
7.62x45 working on getting reloading set up.
Chris_1522  [Team Member]
1/25/2010 12:10:07 PM
I also have a Webley...I have to reload for it. I don't get great results because I can't get .360" bullets and use .358" bullets instead. It's no big deal, it still shoots okay. I might try making a die to "squish" .358" bullets to .361" or so in the future.

I have two K31s and a 1911 rifle in 7.5x55 that I don't shoot because of ammo cost. I'll reload for them, but haven't gotten around to it, yet.

I also have an 1887 Trapdoor .45-70 I don't shoot for the same reason. Again, reloading will cure it, just haven't done it yet.
MVolkJ  [Team Member]
1/25/2010 12:11:17 PM
I don't shoot my Type 99, either.

I *do* shoot my Enfield No. 2, and I currently have 100 rounds of actual .38/200 at the moment. Old Western Scrounger will make it up for you, you just have to be willing to wait for them to get to it (2 months or so, average).

-Mark
UZIBoy  [Team Member]
1/26/2010 5:57:04 AM

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
I also have a Webley...I have to reload for it. I don't get great results because I can't get .360" bullets and use .358" bullets instead. It's no big deal, it still shoots okay. I might try making a die to "squish" .358" bullets to .361" or so in the future.

I have two K31s and a 1911 rifle in 7.5x55 that I don't shoot because of ammo cost. I'll reload for them, but haven't gotten around to it, yet.

I also have an 1887 Trapdoor .45-70 I don't shoot for the same reason. Again, reloading will cure it, just haven't done it yet.

Beartooth makes a 200g .360 bullet. They are not cheap I'll tell you that. They are good bullets though.

Penn Bullets makes a bunch in .360, but not of the 200g variety.
Stove_Pipe  [Team Member]
1/26/2010 9:32:24 AM
Originally Posted By GNRNR:
7.62x45 working on getting reloading set up.


Surplurifle.com just had a group buy on custom dies from LEE in 7.62X45.
meistermash  [Team Member]
1/29/2010 11:21:48 PM
Reload. I know that 43 Beaumont is a roll your own. 7.7 Jap is easy. Greek 30-06 cases cut down and sized topped with some pulled down 762x54bullets. I have a Lee 158 grain bullet mould that throws oversize .359. I think that they will work for the mkIV Webley. The 7.5 Swedish or Swiss can be loaded using 32-20 cases and hollow base wad cutters. Just about anything can be reloaded or loaded.