Who sells .357 practice ammo at good price?


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bushmaster1313
February 15, 2011, 07:55 AM
Who sells American made non-hollowpoint .357 practice ammo at a good price?
Looking for something not too hot.

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Rmiller31
February 15, 2011, 09:26 AM
My local walmart has 50 rounds of 158 grain for 21$ might check there if you have one.

Edit: meant to say it's federal.

MCgunner
February 15, 2011, 05:48 PM
One word.....handload....:neener:

Yeah, I know, that wasn't the question.

Matt 357
February 15, 2011, 06:10 PM
Hate to pile on, but +1 on handloading

I bought my GP100 with the intentions of shooting 38s for cheap practice. I quickly found that even 38s are not cheap and ammo in general can be hard to find.

I use the Lee Handpress, Perfect Powder Measure, and hand primer. I don't have a fancy reloading bench. I use my coffee table and dining room table. Easy to reload even in an apartment. The savings paid off the equipment real quick. I now reload 357 for about $7 per box of 50. Reloading for revolvers is economical since you can recover all your brass.

ArchAngelCD
February 15, 2011, 06:45 PM
If you don't mind using reloads Georgia Arms (http://georgia-arms.com/index.aspx) makes good ammo as does Mastercast bullets (http://www.mastercast.net/mastercast.net/Welcome.html).

GP100man
February 15, 2011, 06:55 PM
Cabellas & the Sportsmans Guide is another source.

But to add to the pile , All I wanted was to shoot a leetle biit !!!

http://i746.photobucket.com/albums/xx110/GP100man/102_0525.jpg

Quoheleth
February 15, 2011, 07:28 PM
If you want to reload, Missouri Bullet is hard to beat for cast lead.

But, assuming you want factory stuff, I like academy. Their Monarch brand is private-label of Privi. It's brass cased and shoots well.

Some don't like CCI Blaser (aluminum is all they have for .357) but I have no problem with it.

Q

mgmorden
February 15, 2011, 07:37 PM
Reloading for revolvers is economical since you can recover all your brass.

+1 on that. I love autoloaders. Really. A lot. For just kicking back and shooting, I far prefer them. However, I get this nagging feeling while shooting that each case is a case potentially lost. Particularly aggravating for oddball rounds - I can just pickup all the 9mm and .45 at the local range that I want, but I'd go to the range with 100 rounds of ammo in something like 7.62 Tokarev or 9mm Largo and shoot 100 rounds of ammo . . . and only find ~70-75 cases afterwards.

There's something to be said for just swinging open my S&W Mod 64 and putting the cases back in the box as I finish with them :).

MIL-DOT
February 15, 2011, 07:40 PM
I recently got 7 boxes of Fiocchi 142 gr. FMJTC ,357's for under $119,delivered. I got them from Sportsmansguide,with club member discount and $10-off coupon. They came in a few cents shy of $17 per box. I can't find a better deal on quality,factory FMJ's anywhere.

WAID
February 15, 2011, 11:56 PM
I shoot blazer brass for my .357 practice ammo. i have seen it in both 125 gr and 158 gr but both are hollow points.

snooperman
February 16, 2011, 09:49 AM
That said, I also reload and have been doing so for about 45 years. If you like shooting a great deal, it is the best long term option.

Jeff H
February 16, 2011, 04:40 PM
Who sells American made non-hollowpoint .357 practice ammo at a good price?

Answer: No one.

If you want a good price, handload. You can load lead for under $6/box.

NMGonzo
February 16, 2011, 04:44 PM
38 special is coming down in price.

Slugo
February 16, 2011, 05:08 PM
American Eagle (Federal), Remington PMC and Winchester white box...

RidgwayCO
February 17, 2011, 11:05 AM
The RidgwayCO Ammunition Manufacturing Company makes custom ammunition to my personal specifications for all my centerfire handguns. Average cost is about $5 per box of 50 for lead bullets, and $6 per box for jacketed. Plus it's all delivered free right to my shop!

And it'd be even cheaper if I'd start casting my own bullets...

PastTense
February 17, 2011, 12:32 PM
Here are several sources:
http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=.357

Ala Dan
February 17, 2011, 03:40 PM
I don't think there is any inexpensive .357 magnum target rounds, any more~? :eek:

Cop Bob
February 17, 2011, 06:51 PM
I walked though my local Walmart today and they had 38 Special 158gr. for $14.97 a box.

Shoot .38's for practice, swab out the cylinders and stuff it with your .357 for social endeavors...

RELOAD !!!!!!!! it's the only real solution

Carne Frio
February 17, 2011, 10:32 PM
Looks like about $0.32/round is the cheapest, plus shipping.

http://ammoseek.com/?gun=handgun&cal=14&type=target&grains=0&mfg=&keywords=&sortby=cpr

Hondo 60
February 18, 2011, 09:17 PM
Here in WI we have a chain called "MC Sports".
They almost always have Fiocchi 357 for $17.99

I've bought it a few times for the brass.
(+1 million on the reloading idea)

MIL-DOT
February 18, 2011, 11:18 PM
I just got an e-mail that Sportsmansguide is running a free shipping coupon for a limited time, for orders over $99. They don't do this very often,and this is a great deal, especially if you're ordering heavy,expensive stuff (like ammo).
Those Fiocchi .357 FMJTC's I recommended above are $16.31 for non-club members ( 5% less for members). A minimum 7 boxes will get you free shipping. The code is SH698. They sell many others, but this is the deal.
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/fiocchi-shooting-dynamics-357-mag-142-gr-fmj-t-50-rds.aspx?a=465895

ColtPythonElite
February 18, 2011, 11:38 PM
Send your empties off to Mastercast for an exchange.

jfh
February 19, 2011, 12:24 AM
I haven't checked into them for awhile, but what about Georgia Arms?

Jim H.

ArchAngelCD
February 19, 2011, 01:55 AM
Jim, I gave him that link in Post #2 along with the one for Mastercast.

jfh
February 19, 2011, 02:26 AM
heh. I should read more closely.

Jim H.

golden
February 19, 2011, 02:46 AM
Bushmaster,

I use the WINCHESTER WHITE BOX 110 grain JHP load for practice and also for self defense. It is one of the most inexpensive factory loads in .357 magnum. I almost always buy it at WALMART.

If the hollow point is not a legal problem, I highly recommend it.

Jim

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