Once you get a stockpile of empty brass, mastercast is the best by far. When you send them your empties, you can buy 180gr cast FP's for $7.07/50. I have shot ~ 1000 of their cast .40's in both my keltec sub2k rifle and my CZ-40B! VERY accurate stuff!
My newest favorite all around (carry and range) ammo is the fiocchi 165gr JHP. ~$17/50 from ammunitiontogo
December 22, 2008, 08:59 AM
Just a quick update to my previous post. I suggested fiocchi 165gr JHP's as a nice range/cary combo. It looks like both sportsmanguide and ammunitiontogo are out of stock on it.
December 22, 2008, 09:21 AM
That's good info, wnycollector.
December 22, 2008, 09:35 AM
get my ammo from wal mart they had good prices,
+1 I've been using their Blazer Brass for range ammo. Prices are better in all calibers than I can get through the Internet...At one time, with a dealer discount, it was cheaper for mailing it in; not anymore...WallyWorld until Blazer Brass doesn't do the job....:)
December 22, 2008, 09:47 AM
December 22, 2008, 09:50 AM
I wonder if mastercast has a retail store? They are only about a half hour drive from me.:)
December 22, 2008, 10:39 AM
I've recently been trying some S&B (selier & belliot - sp?) for range ammo because it has always been nicely priced - haven't had any problems with 9mm or .40 - got it from ammunition to go - also I get blazer brass from walmart - for the price that's still hard to beat. I've put thousands of rounds of BB through several different types of pistols with great reliability.
December 22, 2008, 10:41 AM
Fiochii is cheap through Natchez. How is Fiochii ammo anyways, never shot any before. Blazer Brass is also cheap there.
December 22, 2008, 10:56 AM
Is it really less expensive to buy online and pay shipping rather than locally? I've always wondered that, but .40 isn't one of my calibers.
December 22, 2008, 10:59 AM
The only thing Ive found thats cheaper than online is Wallyworld WWB.
December 22, 2008, 11:15 AM
I'm curious about Fiocchi ammo as well. I've shot S&B with great success and would guess the Fiocchi to be a little hot, like the S&B. Is it also clean and accurate? Thanks for any help.
December 22, 2008, 12:01 PM
wall mart for me too
December 22, 2008, 12:58 PM
Is it really less expensive to buy online and pay shipping rather than locally?
My local wally mart has the WWB packs for ~$32/100 including tax. I send my empty cases to www.mastercast.net for reloading with 180gr cast FP's for ~$16/100 including shipping. For me, mastercast is the way to go. I use their cast FP's in both my CZ40B and my sub2k rifle. It is VERY accurate, w/ little leading even after 200-300 round range sessions.
Thanks for the link. Looks like excellent ammo, especially for the price.
December 22, 2008, 05:22 PM
Cheap places to buy ammo?
These days, it might be cheaper to just build a time machine and go back a few years to buy it.
December 23, 2008, 07:53 PM
I just placed an order with Natchez, Sunday night for 1,000 rounds. It will be delivered tomorrow, Wednesday!! That's about 60 hours and they're about 800 miles away. Not many ammo dealers can match that service and prices were better than any others I found. Highly Recommend them.
December 23, 2008, 07:55 PM
I just placed an order with Natchez, Sunday night for 1,000 rounds.
Was that for .40?
What is the final cost? IYDMMA
December 23, 2008, 08:46 PM
AmmunitionToGo.com is running a couple weeks out on their orders.
Redneck with a 40
December 23, 2008, 09:23 PM
Before I started reloading, I shot the 170 gr FMJ's in 40, Fiocchi is excellent ammo, its also loaded hot, but that doesn't bother me. Now this stuff is $370/case on sportsmansguide:barf:, I'm loading my own for $120/case.:neener:
December 24, 2008, 06:47 PM
$12.99/per 50, no tax. Shipping was low $20's. Natchez ships now, ammo to go has a back up of about a week, and lots of other sites are out of stock.
December 29, 2008, 08:33 AM
I really should have checked out Natchezss.com before I placed my order with ATG. A quick duplicate of my order shows Natchez saving me about 14%.
December 29, 2008, 09:04 PM
Ive only ordered from Natchez once and it was a great experience. Other than they were, and still are, out of Blazer Brass 9mm. A few other items on my list were out of stock then, but seem to be returning to inventory so I may be placing another order before too long.
December 29, 2008, 09:25 PM
+1 for Selior & Bellot.
I've shot loads of their 9mm and it works like a charm. I've been having great luck as well with Aguila .45ACP
December 29, 2008, 09:28 PM
+1 for ammunitiontogo.com.
December 29, 2008, 09:40 PM
Blazer brass from wal-mart aren't bad, $12.99/50
December 31, 2008, 03:59 PM
I've looked at every supplier I can find online and none can compete with Wal Mart prices, and that's before shipping costs are added on. I don't buy .40, but I do purchase 9mm, .45ACP, .38 Special, .357 Mag., and .380. For all of these, Wal Mart consistently has the lowest prices. Unfortunately, they don't keep a great deal in stock, so whenever I find a store with a good supply I'll purchase quite a bit. A guy at my local range heard that Wal Mart was going to stop carrying handgun ammo (like they did with handguns several years ago). I'm looking into reloading because, even with Wal Mart, ammo prices are murder. I'm also concered that when the new Prez get's around to it, ammunition will be treated like cigarettes - if you can't make it illegal then tax the hell out of it.
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