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Old 06-03-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Best Cheap Range ammo/ammo deals.

Whats a decent cheap 9mm ammo for strictly range/target use. It's for my p226 elite dark and am looking to order something bulk 1000-2000rd that I can use.

This one if you buy 30boxes you get 1 free...so 1550 rounds for about $300 shipped but its once fired.(20cents a round)

Winchester white box 1000rds $250 with free shipping.(25cents a round)
http://www.targetsportsusa.com/p-697...mmunition.aspx

Blazer Brass $231 with free shipping (23cents a round)
http://www.targetsportsusa.com/p-100...mmunition.aspx


Any other ideas or suggestions...good buys if so which one do I go with?

Trying to stay away from steel case because my range(closest one) i believe does not allow it.

This can be an ongoing deals thread to if anything good pops up I found these 3 on slickguns.com
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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http://www.luckygunner.com/handgun/9mm-ammo


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surplusammo.com has some good deals. $179-$220 for 1k rounds of factory new 115gr FMJ from various manufacturers. also check out the ammo section on gun-deals.com for current sales at retail and online vendors.

defintely stay away from steel cased for the first several hundred rounds through your new gun - you should break it in with some quality ammo. I would also recommend buying 50 round boxes of a few different ammo types before you invest in a bulk supply. Some guns don't work well with some ammo and it would definitely suck to have 1k rounds that cause malfunctions.

edit: IMO you would be getting ripped off buying either of the deals in the OP.
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Bookmark this site for a listing of current deals. It is constantly kept up to date with the prices / offers on various sites as people find them.

http://gun-deals.com/ammo
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I would also recommend buying 50 round boxes of a few different ammo types before you invest in a bulk supply. Some guns don't work well with some ammo and it would definitely suck to have 1k rounds that cause malfunctions.
OP has a Sig 226- it'll feed and shoot pretty much every bullet type, shape, and weight very reliably.
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Paying $249 for a case of 9mm is a bit high, unless it includes shipping.

Independence, Magtech, and PMC Bronze are good target ammo. $219/case is a good average price.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index....e/9mm-fmj-ammo

http://palmettostatearmory.com/9mm-ammo.php


Otherwise, for a slight step up in quality, Speer Lawman and Federal American Eagle are a little more expensive, but are very reliable.

http://www.luckygunner.com/handgun/9...price&dir=desc
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Walmart is often the cheapest even compared to bulk pricing.

They may limit you to how much you can buy, but its cheap and convenient for smaller quantities.

I have paid as little as $8.99 for (50) Blazer Brass in 9mm at WallyWorld.

That is $.18 per round in small quantity!



PS - There is an ammo stockpile thread already...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ammo+stockpile
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for strictly range/target practice, there's nothing wrong with reloads.

If there's a gun show in your area, you can often get 1000 9mm reloads for under $200. I paid $177 for 1000 reloads last time. All were great. No misfires or jams.

But yes, Wallyworld is often best bet.
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for strictly range/target practice, there's nothing wrong with reloads.

If there's a gun show in your area, you can often get 1000 9mm reloads for under $200. I paid $177 for 1000 reloads last time. All were great. No misfires or jams.

But yes, Wallyworld is often best bet.
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Everyone is different, but I would never BUY reloads. I have reloaded and shot my reloaded ammo, but I would not use someone else's.

Between the dirty charges, possible inconsistency, and small chance of danger, to me, it is just not worth it.

Saving $1-$5 for a trip to the range is just silly to me.

It is completely my opinion. To me, ANY risk, is not worth the small savings.

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I agree with Glockman about Walmart. I find it very difficult to beat their priced on target ammo (when shipping is factored in).

For what it's worth, I find Winchester White Box to be very dirty. I've never had a problem with Federal Ammunition in any caliber.
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Everyone is different, but I would never BUY reloads. I have reloaded and shot my reloaded ammo, but I would not use someone else's.

Between the dirty charges, possible inconsistency, and small chance of danger, to me, it is just not worth it.

Saving $1-$5 for a trip to the range is just silly to me.

It is completely my opinion. To me, ANY risk, is not worth the small savings.

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There is a difference between reloaded ammunition and factory remanufactured ammunition. If you go to a gun show, many times you'll find Jim-Bob who collects brass at a range, takes it home, slaps it on his progressive reloader, and then sells it at a gun show without the proper BATFE paperwork. Don't get involved with that stuff. All you need is Jim-Bob to throw a double-charge or a squib round and next thing you know, your gun is blown-up and you're getting stitches in your hand in the ER. Then, Sig's gonna laugh at you when you want a new gun, because reloads void warranty.
On the other hand, legitimate companies do sell reloaded ammunition, but it's labeled as "factory remanufactured". This stuff is usually good, as the companies will have the quality control to ensure that they did it correctly. Black Hills Ammunition comes to mind as an exceptional company that sells factory reman ammo.
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Wal-mart (which I hate with a passion) is tough to beat however. 10.47 here for 50rd 115 9mm Federal Champion series ammo. Never had one misfire. Cleaner that Winchester White. You can also try this guy, he gets ammo in frequently.

http://www.ammunitionstore.com/produ...Round-Box.html
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Everyone is different, but I would never BUY reloads. I have reloaded and shot my reloaded ammo, but I would not use someone else's.

Between the dirty charges, possible inconsistency, and small chance of danger, to me, it is just not worth it.

Saving $1-$5 for a trip to the range is just silly to me.

It is completely my opinion. To me, ANY risk, is not worth the small savings.

JMHO
Yep, I would never shoot another man's reloaded ammo, only my own. As Reedo said, remanufactured is fine since there are quality control measures in place, unlike Billy Bob's basement loads.
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i roll my own...

cause i like it, but it allows me to get the best out of each gun:xd 45 tactical vs 1911 longslide vs g21.

besides that, ammunition to go is just down the street. when i find a deal i generally go BIG! i try to find a couple of guys to split up the costs.
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Love Walmart for the ammo....got all the WWB I need for the range for my 9mm....45, and 40. Also get the Tula there cheap as hell for my AK. Some put a limit on how much pistol ammo you can buy. Not an issue though....normally, every town has something like 200 Walmarts...LOL.

For my pistols, I normally use WWB, Federal if they are out of WWB. Ammo is not that dirty to me, but I clean my guns often.
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Love Walmart for the ammo....got all the WWB I need for the range for my 9mm....45, and 40. Also get the Tula there cheap as hell for my AK. Some put a limit on how much pistol ammo you can buy. Not an issue though....normally, every town has something like 200 Walmarts...LOL.

For my pistols, I normally use WWB, Federal if they are out of WWB. Ammo is not that dirty to me, but I clean my guns often.
I'm telling you runn the WWB, clean your gun then run the Federal. Much cleaner and I find the Fed to be hotter as well.
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I'm telling you runn the WWB, clean your gun then run the Federal. Much cleaner and I find the Fed to be hotter as well.
Taking the Kimber out tomorrow with the Glock 26 and little Walther P22.

Got 200 rounds of WWB for the Glock 26, 100 rounds of CCI Mini Mags for the P22....GREAT AMMO for the P22....and.....GASP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 rounds of Tula (Wolf) steel cased ammo for the Kimber 1911 and 50 rounds of Remington UMC.

Trying out some different stuff with the Kimber....and yes...I am aware of Russian ammo and steel case. I am not worried in the least bit. I run Tula in my Norinco MAK-90....love the stuff.
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Taking the Kimber out tomorrow with the Glock 26 and little Walther P22.

Got 200 rounds of WWB for the Glock 26, 100 rounds of CCI Mini Mags for the P22....GREAT AMMO for the P22....and.....GASP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 rounds of Tula (Wolf) steel cased ammo for the Kimber 1911 and 50 rounds of Remington UMC.

Trying out some different stuff with the Kimber....and yes...I am aware of Russian ammo and steel case. I am not worried in the least bit. I run Tula in my Norinco MAK-90....love the stuff.
Steel case never bothers me either. My feelings on this is that a gun shouldn't be picky on ammo. Steel will wear some parts a bit faster but I never really worry about such things.
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Taking the Kimber out tomorrow with the Glock 26 and little Walther P22.

Got 200 rounds of WWB for the Glock 26, 100 rounds of CCI Mini Mags for the P22....GREAT AMMO for the P22....and.....GASP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 rounds of Tula (Wolf) steel cased ammo for the Kimber 1911 and 50 rounds of Remington UMC.

Trying out some different stuff with the Kimber....and yes...I am aware of Russian ammo and steel case. I am not worried in the least bit. I run Tula in my Norinco MAK-90....love the stuff.
If you like Tula, buy some Silver Bear. You will LOVE it. How much are you paying for a box of 20?

Oh, and OP, no offense, but that stuff in your link is a ripoff
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If you like Tula, buy some Silver Bear. You will LOVE it. How much are you paying for a box of 20?

Oh, and OP, no offense, but that stuff in your link is a ripoff
Tula for my AK is about $5.50 or so for a box of 20 at Walmart.

Just got me 200 rounds of WWB for my Glock 26, 100 rounds of Federal red box for the Kimber 1911...that was the only ammo they had...and 100 rounds of CCI Mini Mag for the Walther P22. Need to get me at least 50 rounds of WWB for the Kel Tec SUB2000....taking it with me and the other 3 guns tomorrow to the range at 1300. I love that Kel Tec SUB2000 in 40 S&W...VERY FUN GUN!!!! And 40 cal ammo is always available cheap.....seems like out here...9mm and 45 cal sell out the fastest. 45 is the worst to come by cheap....people stockpile that stuff. Good thing I have tons or rounds of 7.62 Tula stockpiled for the AK-47. Norinco AK-47/MAK-90 loves that crap and with the nice barrel in the Norinco....no worries.
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