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Where to Buy Reloaded Practice / Plinking Ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by JLStorm, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. JLStorm

    JLStorm Member

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    I have no interest or time for reloading, however with the rising cost of ammo I have been considering buying a few cases of reloaded ammo in .40S&W and .45ACP to try out for practice ammo at the range. Does anyone have any good websites to get reliable reloaded ammo? It doesnt have to be super accurate, but I would like it to go bang every time. Right now I use CCI Brass which I am very happy with, but the prices are going up again.
     
  2. possum

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    Do not buy reloads that you do not trust ie gun show reloads or some that the guy at the range gave you to try.

    however i have had great results using "remanufactured" ammo from ultramax. i get a really good deal on it from dick's sporting goods. i have had zero problems from the ammo in .40, i have fired lord only knows how many rds of that stuff. suprisingly it is decent in the accurate department, it is very consitent and reliable. i like it. it does get thick with smoke and powder inside an indoor range sometimes, but that is a great reason to take a break.
     
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    I bought a ammocan at Cabelas that had 300 rounds of 9mm reloads from ultramax. It is dirty and smokey. I had zero problems with the batch I had.

    watch the sunday paper. Dick's, Dunhams usually has sales some ammo that can be an ok deal.
     
  4. JLStorm

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    I saw a website online from a place called Collins Cartridge Company, anyone ever heard of them? http://www.cccammo.com/
     
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    never heard of them, btw if you are in the military dicks gives either 10% discount or $10 off a $50 or more purchase, just gotta ask, and depends on location as to which they will give you.
     
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    I live ~ 35 minutes from an ATK factory and I cannot find CCI for the prices some of you guys can in your neck of the woods, pretty sad huh.

    Unfortunately... I get my practice ammo (most of the time) from Walmart... yep boo hiss, get the cross and holy water...

    14.56, 100 rounds 9mm...
     
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    JLStorm - I've bought .45ACP, .357Mag, .38Spcl and 9mm from Collins. 500 and 1,000 rounds in bulk - loose rounds, 100 per zip-lock bag. I put them in surplus GI ammo cans I bought elsewhere.

    Another good source of relatively cheap ammo is Georgia Arms. Their "canned heat" ammo is similar to CC's - 500 or 1,000 loose rounds - but they ship in G.I. surplus ammo cans.

    I can't make a direct price comparison - the only caliber I have bought from both, .38Spcl, was purchased several months apart and ammo prices have been going up smartly. The latest was from GA and was higher than that from CCC, but then the GA ammo includes the G.I. metal cans.
     
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    JLStorm...

    Your profile doesn't say where you are, but here are a couple of places...

    Near me, in Eastlake, OH...National Bullet Company. .40S&W 180-Gr FMJ is $239/1000, $159/1000 if you send in your empties for reloading. .45ACP 230-Gr FMJ $239/1000, $169/1000 if reloading your brass {440-951-1854}

    Zero Ammuntion in Cullman, Alabama is another commercial reloader. THR member "Ala Dan" speaks highly of their ammo. I recently shot a very old box of "Zero" .38Spl wadcutters. Box was at least 12 years old, and they all went Bang! Not sure of Zero's pricings.
    HTH
     
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    Tennessee Cartridge Co. . . . http://www.tncartridge.com
    CASE/ 1000 CASE/ 500
    32acp $175. $90.
    380-95 gr. FMJ $155. $80.
    38spl. 125gr. cowboy $155. $80.
    38spl. 158gr. FMJ $175. $90.
    357mag 158gr. FMJ $225. $120.
    357SIG 125 FMJ $180. $95.
    9mm-115gr. FMJ $135. $70.
    9mm-147gr. FMJ $160. $85.
    40 S&W-180 FMJ $160. $85.
    45 acp 230gr. FMJ $195. $100.
    45LC 250gr. cowboy $300. $160.
    45LC 200gr. Cowboy $300. $160.
    44mag 240gr. RNFP $300. $160.
    44mag 245gr. FMJ $360 $190
     
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    Bull's Eye Shooting

    When I lived in RI I would buy reloaded 45ACP there all the time. It was cleaner and more cosistant than any othe "practice" ammo, and cheaper too. I know that prices have gone up, but at the time 45 was $12-$13 a box for WWB, and Bullseye reloads were going for $8. I dont know if they will ship, but you can ask.

    Bull's Eye Shooting
    www.bullseyeguns.com
     
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    Just be aware that most Kabooms! occur with reloaded/hand loaded ammo, so there is some risk in buying reloaded ammo. A buddy of mine had several casings split at the base shooting 9mm gunshow ammo thru his Glock. He no longer shoots reloaded ammo.
     
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    I use WWB Value Pak in .380, 9mm, and 45ACP from WallyWorld. It cost about the same as ammo bought on-line since I pay no shipping on it.
     
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    Also, check out Roze Distribution in Cullman, AL; as they distribute
    Zero Bullet Company reloads; and the last time I checked, they
    had some pretty decent prices.
     
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    That's a hell of a bump to self-promote with a broken link. :D
     
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    I have used Collins cartridge Company for years and they make quality products.

    Another company I have been using for the last years is Parabellum research, www.pbrammo.com

    I pay $32 for 100 rounds of 45acp ammo.
     
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