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Posted: 6/17/2002 9:26:35 AM EDT
I know this is technically an AR lovers site, but I would appreciate some help finding the cheapest place to find .45 ammo. I prefer FMJ in brass cases, but Blazers are also good in my experience. Im not interested in Wolf ammo though. I have found some Blazer at 9.99 a box plus about $7 shipping. Does that sound about as good as it gets or what. Thanks for your help.

Link Posted: 6/17/2002 11:03:23 AM EDT
$7 shipping sounds high...unless thats for more than one box
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 11:44:51 AM EDT
Natchez Shooters Supply (www.natchezss.com/) has .45 Blazer for $7.99/50 plus shipping.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 11:54:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2002 11:54:57 AM EDT by Aimless]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 1:16:11 PM EDT
or bite the bullet and start reloading. I can usually reload about 1000 rounds for $100 to $125 depending on components. I have my buddies RL550. Can turn out 100 rounds in about 30 minutes.

Link Posted: 6/17/2002 1:31:57 PM EDT
I just bought 10 boxes of S & B's FMJ for 6.75 at a gun show...I wish now I would have got the dealers name and number...
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 1:36:46 PM EDT
the blazer ammo is crap. very poor accuracy out of everything i have shot it in.

Learn to reload. if you shoot more than 50rnds a month you will save enough in the first year to pay for your press and dies.

Link Posted: 6/17/2002 1:56:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
If that's for a 50 round box you are looking at 0.3398 per round-not very good in my book. An unfortunate part to wanting to save $ on ammo is you really have to bite the bullet (har har) and buy bulk. I know it hurts, believe me I am tight as paint. However since I assume you aren't willing to lower yourself to some nasty russian or other nasty crap for your beloved 45 (like me) I think-TA DA- the way to go is 1000 rounds of Fiocchi from ammoman for $ 219 INCLUDING SHIPPING. Which come out to (of course ) .219 every shot ( or .238 per shot for 500 at $ 119)

If you have trouble shooting it all up give me a call-Those 13 round Glock 21 mags make short work of a box of ammo.

I have shot tons of this stuff and it's great & so is Eric the Ammoman.

Yeah, Fiocchi is good stuff. However, I've shot 2,000+ of Wolf out of my p220 with no problems. I hit center at 50 yards consistently. Maybe it's the Sig, but I prefer to think it's because I'm the most incredible pistol shot who's ever lived...lol
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 1:56:18 PM EDT
I generally shoot at least 100rnds a week,(which is hard on my wallet because I buy from my local gun dealer) I would like to get into reloading. I have a bench in the garage, but have not equipment/experience. I believe there is a reloading forum on the site, but does anyone specifically recommed a certain type of equipment?
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 8:00:58 PM EDT
Take a close look @ the Dillion 550B. I just bought a used one from a guy on this site. Excellent condition. Thanks to the gentleman in Kentucky it was a pleasure doing business with him. I was reloading using multiple single stage presses. I still use them for load development, and Long range fodder. Get a good scale, calipers, books. If you are shooting that much, you should seriously look at a progressive. The single stage presses are great until you start cranking out quantity of a pet load. Dillion has a good web site. Good warranty etc. I started with a lee kit and still use many lee carbide dies. I broke a press after 10 years use and they fixed it no charge. YOU PROBABLY WON'T SAVE MONEY..... Because you will end up shooting more for the same $$.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 8:27:03 PM EDT
Okay here's a run down on costs to produce a decent 230gr FMJ .45ACP round.
Primers $14.75/1000 CCI
HodgdonTightGroup $11.50/pound(7000grainsin1lb)
@4.8grains per round you can get 1458.3 rounds/lb
Montana Gold bullets$71.00/1000
I assume that you have been good and collected you brass. Brass is expensive. Blazer and wolf are not to be reloaded. If you've been using a decent case you should be good to go. I don't figure labor costs. I figure that it's a therapy session, when I sit @ the reloading bench. I don't include the cost of your equipment, just the components.

$14.75primer+$71.00bullet+$7.88powder Your total is $93.66/ 1000 You could switch to a hard cast bullet and save some more dough.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:05:31 PM EDT
Have you not thought about going to gun shows? I buy PMC ammo for about $8-9 a box of 50rds. No shipping but we do have sales tax of %8.75, which about washes the shipping.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 3:37:57 AM EDT
Check out Georgia Arms canned heat section, I think it is 179/1000.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 5:25:46 AM EDT
www.ammoman.com. I haven't tried it personally yet, but his prices look good and shipping is free.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 5:29:44 AM EDT
I've been using Winchester USA brand ammo (230gr FMJ) at $10.50 a box. It's good ammo and I can keep the brass for reloading. I buy it locally here in Indy at A to Z reloading.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:19:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 11:47:21 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/18/2002 6:16:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Flashbang1:
The past two months they had .223 Guatemala Non-corrosive, Berdan primed for $98.72/M to your door. I bought 5 cases. The stuff is excellent and it was boxer primed, but listed as berdan.

Now you tell me... Bah, I don't need any more 223. (Have to keep saying that over and over)
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