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#3100116 - 12/29/12 12:43 PM Couple of ammo questions?
6 Point

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 573
Loc: Morristown

1st-for Christmas my inlaws got me a box of 38 special +p. I can shoot those in my 357 mag right?

2nd-I know it is definitely the wrong time but I would like to do a lot more shooting than I do now. I've got a 9mm pistol and .223 bolt rifle I would like to shoot more. What is a good NON-PANIC buying price for these rounds. I would like a few thousand rounds of 9mm and a few hundred rounds of .223
"The only purpose for a pistol is as a means to fight your way back to the rifle you should have never laid down."

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#3100127 - 12/29/12 01:01 PM Re: Couple of ammo questions? [Re: eastTN270]
16 Point

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 14345
Loc: Morgan Co

You'll not find any 9mm or 223 ammo in stock right now.I mean NONE!!
The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." -Thomas Jefferson

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#3100128 - 12/29/12 01:01 PM Re: Couple of ammo questions? [Re: eastTN270]

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28915
Loc: Copper Head Road

38+P is good to go in any 357 Mag,,,I really like shooting my 223`s alot also but I am gonna try and slow down on them for time being,,

I have everything put up except my CZ 455 Varmint 22LR and the Savage 338 Lapua..

there are no good prices on anything you just have to get what you can find as cheap as you can find it,,
gun junky

#3100140 - 12/29/12 01:11 PM Re: Couple of ammo questions? [Re: mr.big]
4 Point

Registered: 10/28/09
Posts: 250
Loc: Forked Deer River Bottom

Prior to the current panic, bulk .223 steel case could be bought for about $200 per thousand. Brass case for about $325 per thousand.
Not sure about 9mm since I shoot .40 and .45, but brass case .40 S&W was running about $350 per thousand and 9mm is always a bit cheaper.
It will be a while before prices get back down near those levels, but it at least gives you a reference to compare to.
Some people are like a slinky. They're not really good for anything, but they can still bring a smile to your face if you push them down a flight of stairs.

#3100340 - 12/29/12 04:53 PM Re: Couple of ammo questions? [Re: Mausermeister]
8 Point

Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 1374
Loc: Tennesse

With the price of ammo you may wanna consider reloading. The initial cost is high but a friend is reloading 223 for about 6$ a box. If you shoot alot it'll pay for itself in a hurry. Just remember to save your brass or its not really worth it.
Big or small, kill em all

#3100357 - 12/29/12 05:16 PM Re: Couple of ammo questions? [Re: Jcalder]

Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 28915
Loc: Copper Head Road

I shoot the 69 SMK and 25 grs Varget with CCI 400 primers,,
it costs me 150$ per 500 rounds to load,,

for 55 FMJ I can load 1,000 for around 200$$
gun junky

#3100389 - 12/29/12 05:47 PM Re: Couple of ammo questions? [Re: mr.big]
10 Point

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 4032
Loc: Hendersonville Tenn

I do not realy know what you save reloading if you consider every thing even your time ( my dad said you can't count your time). I injoy it and can try match the loads to the gun.
"No I am not a good shot, but I shoot often" Teddy Roosevelt

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