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Good, cheap source for .38 S&W?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ratzinger_p38, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Ratzinger_p38

    Ratzinger_p38 Well-Known Member

    Just picked up a little .38 that fires .38 S&W as apposed to .38 Special.

    Only source of ammo for that my dealer offers is from Remington, and it is very pricey.

    Just wondering if anyone here can point me to a good online source of it that is cheaper.
  2. Will5A1

    Will5A1 Well-Known Member

    Check the online sources (Georgia Arms, Graf & Sons, Midway, etc) or consider reloading. I was wanting to shoot my Smith's and Webley in this caliber more, the Remington Factory price was up to $30 a box locally, I think I was paying about $18 a box from one of the online sources, so I bought a set of Lee dies for I think $22. I use a cast lead 158gr SWC that measures .359 over 2.5 gr of 231, this load is accurate and cheap in my revolvers and does not lead badly. The bullet must expand into the larger bore (.38 S&W has a nominal bore of .361 IIRC) or my revolvers have tight bores. I think I'm loading this up for about $.07 a round.

    I just checked and Midway looks to be the cheapest with Magtech at $16.99 a box.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007

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