Posted: 5/28/2021 8:24:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/28/2021 8:31:34 PM EDT by Mainsail]
I needed to be in Tacoma today, and since I have a new Kimber K6S in timeout at the Ft Lewis BX, I'm on the lookout for .38Special & .357Mag ammo, as well as reloading for the same.
First stop was Bass Pro Shop there along I5. I got no grief for being maskless. The shelves were almost completely bare, but there was about a dozen 50 round boxes of.40 S&W range ammo there. I bought two at $20 each. I also picked up a box of Berry's 158gr bullets.
From there I drove downtown and stopped at Bullseye- not much happening there. They have a lot of small boxes of reloading bullets, mostly rifle and .45acp. They had a lot of 800x powder. There was some ammo on the shelves but nothing I needed so I didn't make a note of what they did have.
Next stop was Surplus Arms & Ammo up the road. Surprisingly they seemed to have a fair amount of ammo on their shelves. I had to squint to see the price... $89 for a box of 50 357mag? The man behind the counter shouted it was actually $100 for the box. I'm not sure if they're price gouging or believe they can sell more guns if there's ammo on the shelf. Either way, even though I've been a customer from way back when they were down by McChord, I'll never walk back in that place.
Coming back to Kitsap I stopped at Sportsman's. There was 8-10 boxes of 40S&W on the shelf, and a few singles of other calibers I don't remember. They have a pretty good selection of bullets, and I picked up some 125gr Berry's bullets for the 38/357 reloading.
So everywhere was about what I was expecting, except Surplus Arms which was absurd with their $2 a round for practice ammo.
I've got a partially used box of 43 rounds of Winchester 357 soft points id be willing to let go of for $50 I'm in east Bremerton.
Originally Posted By CavVet:
I notice you never once mentioned primers.
I did not see any primers anywhere, but I also wasn't looking for them either.
I have a .357 coming and zero ammo in that caliber, and only about 100 rounds of .38 special. I have primers and powder, just needed the rest. I have dies inbound, got the bullets yesterday, now just need some cases.
If anyone reloads .357 sig, Sportsman's in Silverdale has a dozen bags or so of new brass.
[Last Edit: 6/18/2021 4:26:27 PM EDT by Mainsail]
Sportsman's in Silverdale has a few boxes of ammo today, several boxed of 9mm and 40s&w. I was looking for 38/357 and they had one 20 round box of something called Grizzly for $50. Left it. I can do better having it shipped.