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Where do you buy inexpensive .45 ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by new_steyr1, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. new_steyr1

    new_steyr1 Well-Known Member

    As much I like supporting local shops, shooting .45 is getting expensive. Where do you get your target shooting ammo?
  2. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    cheapest I have found is a local shop.... 50 rounds for 19.99... good luck getting it cheaper...
  3. new_steyr1

    new_steyr1 Well-Known Member

    Its more expensive here.
    Box of 50 is $24.99 + tax.
  4. j1979

    j1979 Well-Known Member

    Ive actually been getting lucky and finding it privately on classifieds on forums. Most of the online etailers are out. Natchez had WWB for 31.xx for 100 yesturday. Who knows if there is any left.
  5. Big Daddy Grim

    Big Daddy Grim Well-Known Member

    Depends on brand but .45 is hard to get here I ordered 2000 rds from Cabelas just cuz it was easy. not the cheapest but it did get here in only two weeks.
  6. Hostile Amish

    Hostile Amish member

    Rem UMC is avaliable about the same price everywhere that it is sold, it is not the cheapest ammo out there, but it is probably the best price-to-performance ratio. UMC IS quality ammunition, not just your ordinary bulk.
  7. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 Well-Known Member

    Hop in your time machine and take a trip. You ain't gonna find factory new manufactured .45 ACP for less than 25 cents a round any more. More like $.40 / round in these parts. Of course, that's just what the label on the bare shelf says...
  8. tlen

    tlen Well-Known Member

    If you can find it in stock, WMT has Win WB for $30/100 and Blazer Brass for $15/50.
  9. PTK

    PTK Well-Known Member

    I buy online in lots of 1000 rds for $300, backordered currently.
  10. powermad

    powermad Well-Known Member

    Where do you buy inexpensive .45 ammo?
    Should read when did you buy your cheap ammo.

    Ammo is out there, some places cheaper than others. If you check often enough you get a feel for when it's in stock if you need some.

    Some days it's everywhere... minutes later poof.
    Soon as a good deal comes in someone lets the cat out of the bag and poof.

    Gotta love the innernet.

    Buy ammo in bulk, haunt the ammo sites and when it gets in, click the buy button.
    1000 rounds of ammo is not a lot. At least to me anyway. So you have to pay shipping and wait.
    What else are ya gonna do? Piss and moan about it or go shooting?

    Won't be long before everyone figures out that ammo is not going away and stops buying it at a panic rate.
  11. benderx4

    benderx4 Well-Known Member


    Cheapest 45 I've found anywhere.
  12. Lou McGopher

    Lou McGopher Well-Known Member

    I've been asking this same question.

    Walmarts in my area got nuthin.

    Dick's Sporting Goods had some Remington 230gr on sale for $20 for 50, with a 20% discount if you bought 10 boxes. That's the best I've found. I've seen Blazer for close to the same price at a couple smaller locations. FMJ, all of it, though. Don't bother with JHP, and forget about finding things like Gold Dot.

    Just be glad you're not looking for .380!
  13. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    Walmart or dick's until i get my reloadng press.
  14. wep45

    wep45 Well-Known Member

  15. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

  16. rdhood

    rdhood Well-Known Member

    I'm reloading for about 18 cents a round (1c brass + 12c bullet +3c primer + 2c powder), or $9 per 50. In the past, it has been a few cents cheaper, but the price has shot up on lead (since this time last year) and primers (last few months).
  17. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Well-Known Member

    Blazer Brass- 50 rnds- 14.99 at Wallys.
  18. mbr

    mbr Well-Known Member

    I got lucky a couple of weeks ago, found WWB at the local Walmart for 29.95/100.
  19. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    I can get my bullets shipped to me for 6 cents each, 2.4 cents each per primer. I've already got all the brass I'll ever need.

    Man, am I proud I started reloading!!!!!!!
  20. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

    In the short run, the cheapest "local" place, IF you have one and IF they have any, is going to be your local WalMart.

    Other than that, you are down to mail order or what ever local shops you have.

    I say in the "short run", because in the "long run" the cheapest place is going to be the local shop you like doing business with. If you want to do a bulk ammo purchase with them, I'd wager they'll dicker price with you.

    Once the local shop is gone (for lack of business from everybody looking for the "cheapest" place), the ONLY place will be WalMart or mail order ... and then I can assure you it won't be cheap.

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