Most stores like to keep ammo in stock because its one of their highest profit margin merchandise. High demand rifle ammo includes:
7mm Rem Mag
300 Win Mag
338 Win Mag
January 7, 2007, 07:01 AM
Thank You so much for taking the time out and listing it for me.
What is a good practice cartridge? How much approximately is a round of 308 Winchester?
January 7, 2007, 07:50 AM
Might help if you'd narrow the search. My local gun shop has maybe 300+ calibers of rifle ammo. Everything from chipmunks to elephants.
January 7, 2007, 08:13 AM
Liquid Metal, if you're looking for common rifle cartridges stocked at walmart, I'd suggest heading over there.
DnPRK has a pretty good list, but my store stocks a couple dozen more calibers.
Especially if you get a military caliber* type rifle, better deals for practice ammo can be had over the internet, as the ammo stocked by walmart is relatively expensive hunting rounds. Expect to pay $.50-$1.50 per round for centerfire rifle cartridges.
*Was, at least at one time, a caliber used in a military rifle, such as .30-06, .308, .223, etc...
January 7, 2007, 08:34 AM
NOT in order of recoil at all, and NOT too thourough a list: for a great list, with a ton more info (and the other 500 calibers I have left out) go get a copy of "Cartridges of the World"
.22 Mag (WMR)
.243 Weatherbee Mag
.250/3000 (.250 Savage)
7 x 57 Mauser
7mm Rem Mag
.308 Norma Magnum
.300 Weatherbee Mag
.300 Win Mag
.300 Rem short mag
.300 H&H Mag
.338 Win Mag
.338 Lapua Mag
January 7, 2007, 08:47 AM
Wal-marts around here don't carry much ammo, mabye8 0r 10 rifle cals:
(some guys just gotta have a mag to kill anything, I LOVE my 6.5x55 Swede but only 1 gunshop carries it locally and only 1 or 2 loads, None at W-M)
Welcome, Liquid Metal! Approx location? Enjoy this great site!
January 7, 2007, 08:58 AM
Thank You everyone!
Thanks for the welcome Bob! I like your signature.
January 7, 2007, 10:30 AM
Felt recoil is subjective, and highly dependent on the weight of the rifle, the particular load being shot, and interestingly, what's be shot at. By this last, I mean most hunters never really notice recoil when they take an animal, regardless of the caliber. If you shoot off a bench, then you will probably feel more of the recoil than if shooting offhand. Gos-operated semi-automatics seem to recoil less due to the operation of the action. The recoil impulse from a .45-70 (Slow, heavy projo) is noticably different than a 7mm Remington Magnum (Light, fast projo). Give us some hypotheticals...
Regarding ammo cost, it's still a matter of "It Depends". A year or two ago, military surplus .308 was commonly available at ~ .15 USD a pop, and expensive commecial ammo was about 10x to 20x that. Now, supplies of milsurp ammo are scarce and the prices have doubled, and not only .308. Whether this trend will abate soon is the subject of much discussion.
January 7, 2007, 04:28 PM
Those are two good points.
January 8, 2007, 08:52 PM
By the grace of God, Canadian Wall Mart's still sell ammo, but it's a bitch to try to get service. Here's what you can expect in Ontario:
7mm Rem Mag
.300 Win Mag
And maybe .300 Savage or .338 Win Mag.
Just the basics. I'd like to see .25-06 and 7mm-08 and other great intermediate cartriges, but no dice. Maybe the .204 Ruger will come along soon.
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