who has the cheapest 9mm practice ammo?


March 9, 2008, 09:42 PM

is anyone cheaper than $8.79 for 50($175 for 1,000) rounds?

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Nowhere Man
March 9, 2008, 09:45 PM
Last I saw Wally World was around $15/100 rounds of WWB.


March 9, 2008, 10:10 PM
Blazer Aluminum for $7.50 @ www.natchezss.com

March 9, 2008, 10:48 PM
wolf @ ammoman is like $169 shipped for 1000 rounds.

WWB is almost $19 at my walmart :-(

http://www.mastercast.net/amo.htm is a pretty good deal if you send them your old brass, but would probably have to get at least 1000 rounds.

I think there's another thread on this, from just a couple of days ago

March 9, 2008, 11:54 PM
Uncle Sam.. just sign away a few years of your life. ;)

March 11, 2008, 11:47 PM
Last week Academy (here) had Monarch brass 115 FMJ for $7.7X./50. I bought 7 boxes, all they had left.
Wal-mart here went up two weeks ago to $18.XX for WC Value Pk/100.

March 12, 2008, 12:16 AM
Walmart Winchester White Box Brass is sadly no longer the deal it was. It jumped from $12/100 to $19/100. I'm going to stick with WWB Brass for .38 special as I don't shoot very much of it but I'm not sure what to do about 9mm as I shoot it in a Keltec Carbine, a CZ-75 pistol and a Glock pistol.

I like to keep a lot of practice ammunition on hand both because I shoot a lot and I like to keep a healthy reserve of ammunition that is both relatively reliable and cheap enough to keep a lot of on hand.

Is aluminum-cased ammunition OK for use in these carbines/pistols? I may switch over to CCI Blazer Aluminum.

evan price
March 12, 2008, 12:43 AM
I reload 9mm for $3.40 per box. Start reloading.

March 12, 2008, 08:10 AM
Is aluminum-cased ammunition OK for use in these carbines/pistols? I may switch over to CCI Blazer Aluminum.

-should be fine.

evan price:
Is that price per box using your existing supply of primers, powder, and bullets, or using the raised prices for those things as they are now?

Just wanting to have an accurate figure. I was trying to figure it out the other day if i want to get into reloading...and it didnt really much seem too worth it (or marginally so).

also, do you use cast lead or FMJ?

I would love to get into reloading, i just really don't know where to start, or what to even buy. :confused:

March 12, 2008, 05:16 PM
I just purchased a case of wolf 9mm for $169 shipped at ammoman.com.

I too am on the verge of reloading and have resolved to never purchase .38 special again. Not when 130gr FMJ target loads are $30/100. I've been saving my brass and will purchase the necessary reloading equipment when my current stock runs out.

March 12, 2008, 06:42 PM
I miss the days of Blazer aluminum at Academy for $3.86. If only I had known........

March 12, 2008, 06:47 PM

March 12, 2008, 06:49 PM
my walmart is 18.42 for 100 rounds of winchester FMJ 9 mm and 38's have gone up to 29.?? for a box of 100 WWB.

evan price
March 13, 2008, 01:45 AM

That price is based on supplies I bought in January 2008 and are still available at these prices. I keep a spreadsheet that I refresh every couple weeks to be sure. You may not be able to buy bulk like me- depends on how much you shoot- Even if you wind up with a total cost of eight cents per round that's only $8/hundred.

9mm Luger
125-gr RN, 4.4gr powder 1590/lb
Projo: 4.0 Primer: 2.0 Powder: 0.80
Total Cost per round: 6.8
Total Cost per box/50: $3.40

9mm 125gr RN hard-cast lead projos: 3000/$120 shipped
(private caster price, however, www.keadbullets.com has 3000/$128 shipped)

Wolf SP Primers: $100/5K shipped (Powder Valley group buy, PV price $90)

Titegroup Powder: $100/8# shipped (Powder Valley group buy, PV price $96) Cost/grain = 0.18


Brass: Free, range pickup

March 13, 2008, 01:54 AM
I was buying Fiocchi's for $8.80 box/50x20 115g FMJ to my door about three months ago. Now it's about $14.

March 13, 2008, 08:23 AM
thanks for the numbers, evan.

I'll have to start looking into reloading equipment :)

March 13, 2008, 12:19 PM
Is aluminum-cased ammunition OK for use in these carbines/pistols? I may switch over to CCI Blazer Aluminum.

Your CZ may not like the Blazer Aluminum; I've read more than a few posts of CZ owners who have issues with Blazer Aluminum in their guns, and I have had FTEs with it in my P-01.

March 13, 2008, 01:32 PM
aluminum may be ok fer practice,but i would only carry brass.

P. Plainsman
March 13, 2008, 07:17 PM
Is aluminum-cased ammunition OK for use in these carbines/pistols?
Not a great choice for the CZ.

My CZs hate Blazer aluminum, and I'm not the only one. They run great with brass cased ammo.

CORRECTED: Shouldn't be a problem with the Glock; I've banged a bunch of Blazer through a Glock 19 w/o issues.

March 13, 2008, 07:23 PM
Go to their web site. So far I have bought 1000 rounds of 38 special from them. Good company.

March 13, 2008, 07:38 PM
Kel Tec specifically does not recommend aluminum cased ammo in their sub 2000


March 13, 2008, 07:48 PM
I don't understand why WWB 100 packs are so much more expensive here. I checked this afternoon at WalMart and their price was over $22. Strangely, I didn't even need to tell the guy I was going to pass because they were out of stock!

This was WalMart off Capital Boulevard in Wake Forest, NC.

March 13, 2008, 07:53 PM
I ordered a case of 9mm at wideners (CCI aluminum) on Monday and the price went up a buck a box the next day. At least I have over a case stockpiled for each of the calibers I shoot and about 12K rounds of .22 - now I just have to ration them...

March 13, 2008, 09:13 PM
The cheapest i've seen is 15 bucks for 100 of WWB at Wal-Mart.

March 13, 2008, 09:25 PM
but I have used remanufactured ammo in 45 Colt, 9mm, 38 Spec from two different suppliers and I think it would be great, great, great for practice. No one seems to be interested in my comments about this and that is fine. My feelings are not hurt. But if I send in 1000 empty 38 Special hulls to National Bullet Company I can get a 1000 rounds for something like $5 for 50 rounds. If you do not have the empties the price is higher but still extremely reasonable and then you will have the empty brass to send in. Just thought I would say this again. Am I missing something here? :confused:

March 13, 2008, 11:20 PM
Here's the thing. You can drive all over town to save a few cents on gas. Do you? Just go to Wally World and get your ammo there. Can you get it cheaper online, driving all over creation to find deals? Sure. Is it worth it? Not for me. But, I don't shoot thousands of rounds a month, either.


Tim the Enchanter
March 13, 2008, 11:53 PM
Wolf at ammoman is probably cheapest, as posted $169/1000 or $8.45/50. An RO at my range advised buying in bulk at gunshows, although I haven't looked into that.

Get into reloading. I reload 9mm, now shooting cast lead SWC for $4.30/50 rounds. FMJ would start at around $5.50 - $6 per 50, depending on bullets. Think of it this way: it will allow you to shoot better ammo more often, (especially on a turret or progressive setup).

March 15, 2008, 07:11 PM
Keep checking www.Outdoormarksman.com for availability of their bulk reloads, 500/1000 in an ammo can. When they get them, they are quickly gone. I just checked. They have 500 round lots of 124gr TMJ in an ammo can for $89.95 plus shipping. No 1,000 round lots currently
Cordially, Jack

March 15, 2008, 09:55 PM
Ammo-direct.com has 500 round box of winchester for 103 or a 1000 round lot of their own reloads for 168. I have some of their 380 and 45 colt on order and will report on it when I get time.

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