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Posted: 10/30/2003 9:33:58 AM EDT
I have been buying winchester .45 at wal mart for $20 per 100. Is there any thing that can compare with this for price? I have been thinking about buying 500 or so at a time, i don't know if they will let me. For me it seems pretty hard to beat with no shipping, etc. I didn't really want to post this in the "handgun ammo forum due to about 2 posts in the last 10 days.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 9:52:18 AM EDT

I like FIOCCHI from www.ammoman.com
for target shooting anyway.

but anything the ammoman sells is going to be quality or he would not sell it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 10:07:08 AM EDT
I would second the Ammoman comment.

Also Sellier & Bellot at CheaperThanDirt for around $205 shipped. Good deal.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 10:58:22 AM EDT
ammoman is around $22 per 100, plus it is not local- he costs more and is mail order. Is the Fiocchi higher quality than the winchester?
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 1:31:24 PM EDT
This thread makes me feel really good about my $8.00/100 rounds of reloaded ammo. I'll just keep strokin that handle.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 1:57:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Getsome:
This thread makes me feel really good about my $8.00/100 rounds of reloaded ammo. I'll just keep strokin that handle.



Seriously. I'd take a good look at reloading if you have a spare hour or two a week. You can load 200-300 or so an hour. Which comes out to about 1000 rounds a month for an hour a week.

You can make the equipment cost back after about 4000 rounds of .45.

Jonathan
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 5:49:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Getsome:
This thread makes me feel really good about my $8.00/100 rounds of reloaded ammo. I'll just keep strokin that handle.



I DO reload, i have a 550. What bullet do you use in your reloads? I would like to get some fmj bullets for reloading, but they cost alot, compared to loaded ammo.


Link Posted: 10/30/2003 6:02:08 PM EDT
I get mine from Roze Distribution. They have em for $69/1000 shipped. They have good consistency.

Jonathan
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 7:01:04 PM EDT
I just re-read your post. $20 per 100 is hard to beat. Around here .45 is 11 to 15 per box!

The price from ammoman is delivered.

As for the quality, the fiocci is great, clean stuff.
Link Posted: 10/30/2003 7:20:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 4:55:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2003 4:57:38 AM EDT by Getsome]

Originally Posted By danonly: I DO reload, I have a 550. What bullet do you use in your reloads? I would like to get some fmj bullets for reloading, but they cost alot, compared to loaded ammo.


I use 200 gr Lead SWC from Hunters supply,(very high quality). Lead is much easier on a barrel, will extend barrel life and is cheaper to load. They are however dirtier than shooting a FMJ as you already know. To further lower my costs I will pick then up where they are manufactured in Texas every few years when I am on a road trip in that area. It is easier for most though to buy lead at a gun show to avoid the high costs of shipping.

www.hunters-supply.com/
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 10:10:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Getsome:

Originally Posted By danonly: I DO reload, I have a 550. What bullet do you use in your reloads? I would like to get some fmj bullets for reloading, but they cost alot, compared to loaded ammo.




I use 200 gr Lead SWC from Hunters supply,(very high quality). Lead is much easier on a barrel, will extend barrel life and is cheaper to load. They are however dirtier than shooting a FMJ as you already know. To further lower my costs I will pick then up where they are manufactured in Texas every few years when I am on a road trip in that area. It is easier for most though to buy lead at a gun show to avoid the high costs of shipping.



www.hunters-supply.com/

I don't really know anything about shooting lead. I have just recently started shooting my .45 regularly, hence the desire for more ammo. Is it harder to remove lead fouling than copper fouling? I have a friend that used to shoot it alot, i remember him using a lewis lead remover. seemed weird. anyhow, i could get lead from Oregon trail, they are close enough. What are the peculiarities of shooting lead?
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 11:08:19 AM EDT
If you aren't planning on reloading in the future isn't the aluminum cased Blazer ammo the cheapest?
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 8:03:54 PM EDT
I am planning on reloading, and i would still shy away from aluminum csases anyhow.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 3:51:20 AM EDT
I`ve been shooting lead reloads for years in my 45`s and love them, thay seem to be more accurate and if you buy your componets right you can load them for about 4 dollars a box. as far as cleaning the lead just use a stainless steel bore brush,it knocks the lead out in a couple of passes.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 7:30:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By danonly:
I don't really know anything about shooting lead. I have just recently started shooting my .45 regularly, hence the desire for more ammo. Is it harder to remove lead fouling than copper fouling? I have a friend that used to shoot it alot, i remember him using a lewis lead remover. seemed weird. anyhow, i could get lead from Oregon trail, they are close enough. What are the peculiarities of shooting lead?


Lead is prohibited in some indoor shooting ranges. Your shots will smoke a little more, you will have to clean a little more but you use less powder per charge and as I stated earlier your barrel life will be greatly extended. Some lead bullets will lead up more than others which is why I am particular as to which lead bullets I use. I shoot lead in my 45 auto and all my revolvers with great accuracy and laugh all the way to the bank.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 7:34:29 AM EDT
i would rather use a lewis lead remover if they have brass or bronze mesh. I don't use steel brushes in any of my guns, and i don't want to start unless it is absolutely necessary. in a pistol it might not do much, but i don't know of anyone that recommends them for rifle barrels.


Link Posted: 11/1/2003 1:58:31 PM EDT
As a alternative you can use molly coated lead for your reloads. The molly acts like a lubricant, but it does not smoke like the lube on many lead bullets. It's also fairly inexpensive, just a a little more than lead, and cheaper than jacketed.
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 4:21:14 PM EDT
cheap way to remove lead--cooper scouring pad from the kitchen---wrap pieces of it around a bore brush----cuts lead right out
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 8:54:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/2/2003 9:09:07 PM EDT by chuckhammer]
If you don't plan to reload any time soon, Blazer is good quality and cheap due to the Al-alloy cases.

Edited to add: www.natchezss.com is selling it for $7.80/50.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:38:27 PM EDT
PMP ammo from Century International Arms. just got some and tried it today. works ok and is cheap enough
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 9:13:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 2:53:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2003 2:55:48 PM EDT by mk23user]
found better cheaper ammo for 45 acp match grade

Webstore www.kieslersonline.com 500 rounds 230gr matchgrade in an armored ammo case 79.99
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 2:57:27 PM EDT
blazer case is soooo light it doesnt eject out fastenough..mk23, more misfire problems than any other ammo
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 5:03:06 PM EDT
I use 230g lrn w 5.5 grains of Unique, shoot them in three .45s, very good results. Costs about $4 per box and I like doing it too.

rk
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