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    Good cheap target ammo

    Hi all whats a good cheap target ammo for hand guns in general ?
    I need .38 .357 .40 .45 9MM .380 just something for cutting paper..


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    Quote Originally Posted by clay5769 View Post
    Hi all whats a good cheap target ammo for hand guns in general ?
    I need .38 .357 .40 .45 9MM .380 just something for cutting paper..


    Thanks
    Clayton
    .36 cal cap and ball. that is the cheapest. Next cheapest is roll your own. Master cast in PA is good, but to get the best deal, you must buy in quantity, and probably ship them your used brass. Nothing out there retail, or on line is cheap no more. The religious conservatives are hoarding it all. Did I just say that?

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    Try this site it lists current prices at several dealers for comparison
    AmmoEngine: .45 ACP, Instock For Sale Premium & Discount Ammunition, Ammo Deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay5769 View Post
    Hi all whats a good cheap target ammo for hand guns in general ?
    I need .38 .357 .40 .45 9MM .380 just something for cutting paper..


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    Clayton
    Anything by a good manufacturer that is about $25/50. Right now anything less expensive is too cheap for me to trust, on general principle.

    Iceman is right about handloading. That is the least expensive way to go. You can get a rig, press, dies, scale, measure, etc. for from $150.00 for a Lee single station to a lot for the progressives. To figure what you need add up what you use now then multiply by what you want to shoot and determine which rig, single station, turret, or progressive will suit your wants. I use an RCBS Pro-2000 and am very happy with it. I especially like the safety of the APS priming system. I load all you mention except .380 but add several others. I like electronic scales after using balance beam for 30+ years.

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    I found this place I placed a order I will find out soon enough Cheap Ammo | In Stock Ammo For Sale
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    Clayton

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    Ammo Choices

    I target practice with the major brands, although not their "personal defense" loads. However, I do shoot a few PD loads to make sure they feed well, etc.

    Basically, I buy Remington or Winchester "white or green" box practice ammo. For personal defense, I prefer Hornady Critical Defense. Also have some Winchester "Ranger" ammo.

    For PD, price is not an issue...your life depends on it.

    What's important to me is "consistency" and reliability of BANG.

    JMO

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    Smile Cheap Ammo???

    Quote Originally Posted by clay5769 View Post
    I found this place I placed a order I will find out soon enough Cheap Ammo | In Stock Ammo For Sale
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    I use LuckyGunner and Cheaperthandirt for my online mailorders. Even the H.R.T. factory reloads fed flawlessly. I'd recommend them both...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Running Arrow Bill View Post
    For PD, price is not an issue...your life depends on it.

    What's important to me is "consistency" and reliability of BANG.

    JMO
    I could not agree more that is why I said I wanted cheap ammo for cutting paper not for self defense.

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    I thought about getting into the handloading deal, but we don't shoot as much as we were and the biggest thing is i would have to have 5 sets of dies, and that don't count the 22 or the shotgun, so for as little we shoot 200 - 300 rds a month and thats really a mix of all the handguns, we just keep a eye on the ammo shelf at wally world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketgeezer View Post
    I thought about getting into the handloading deal, but we don't shoot as much as we were and the biggest thing is i would have to have 5 sets of dies, and that don't count the 22 or the shotgun, so for as little we shoot 200 - 300 rds a month and thats really a mix of all the handguns, we just keep a eye on the ammo shelf at wally world


    See I was thinking of getting into reloading but I do not shoot that much to justify the expense
    So I just buy when and as I need it. I picked up a few new gun (8) and I have not shot them yet so I went and ordered some target ammo and some PD ammo so I should be OK for quite some time plus I have some older ammo I want to fire up when I go the range (hopefully next week) ..

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