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Where to Get Cheap Target Ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hoji, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. hoji

    hoji Member

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    Currently I am going to the evil Wal-Mart to purchase my 9mm target ammo. At 4.63 a box for the 115gr Winchester, it is the cheapest I have found it. I buy all of it every time I go there{ I generally only go there for this ammo} as they only get 10 boxes at a time.
    Is there anywhere out there that can beat this price? If so please link it to me.
     
  2. jes

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    Get Used to Wally-World

    "Is there anywhere out there that can beat this price? "

    No
     
  3. rangerruck

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    kCarter's country and Academy here in houston, can match those prices.
     
  4. Zen21Tao

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    You could start reloading your own. 9mm is already so cheap that reloading for it won't save you money but it will allow you to customize a more accurate more consistant round for near what you would pay for WWB.
     
  5. jes

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    I'm in Houston too. I have found both Academy and Carter's Country to be about $0.50 to $1.00 more per 50 round box of 9 mm. Maybe things have changed. YMMV with other calibers.
     
  6. Cuerte Kid

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    Stick to wal-mart. They have the best prices. Even though they don't sell guns no more at least they still sell ammo and shooting assecories.
     
  7. hoji

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    Thanks,
    I was afraid of that.
    The Cheapest ammo Academy has is CCI Blazer aluminum, at 4.94 a box.
    I think I will take my latest receipt from WM{ testerday, bought all 9 boxes they had in stock} and talk to a manager at Academy.{ this has worked before } I will show him the receipt, and state that if they can beat the price,{ with anything but Wolf ammo} I will spend my money with them, and furthermore, all my friends, students, and acquaintences{ gun range people} will be told of Academy's willingness to get our buisness.
     
  8. hoji

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    A side note.
    Until January 1 this year, CCI Blazer was 3.83 a box. The ammo is not the best in the world but as I shoot a Glock, and Glock test fires their guns with CCI Blazer, I have no problem at all putting 1,000 rounds a month through my 19, especially at76.60 per 1000:) My PC 9 Carbine also has no problem digesting them.
    But I digress. The fact that their cheapest ammo went up over 1.10 per box of 50 has probably cost Academy a lot of buisness. Even if WM is losing $$$ on the Winchester at 4.63 a box, you are already in the store, and not at the competition. Fact is, rarely does anyone else get to buy the 4.63 a box stuff as I buy all of it when I go there.
    Also the 100 round loose pack of the same ammo at WM is 11.63 per box:what: yup 9.26 for two boxes of 50, with the styrofoam shell holders{ nice for saving brass} or 11.63 for 100 rounds in one convienient box:D
     
  9. Lou629

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    Get used to it...

    Better resign yourself to the fact that the days of 'cheap' anything in the ammo. department are not long for this world except for .22LR. and even those now cost twice what they used to when i first started shooting.

    If you shoot 1000 rds. of 9mm a month on a regular basis, i would stock up now, before this current round of price increases goes to the next level. Best prices i've seen anywhere lately have been @ Wally-World and Dick's, by the case.

    Prices seem to be rising nearly every week locally, but no matter where you shop, the current prices will look 'cheap' in comparison to where they will be in another six months to a year or so, if this keeps up.
     
  10. VaughnT

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    Dick's Sporting Goods, a lousy place for anything other than ammo, usu has monthly sales on their Remington UMC ammo. The last sign I saw had a box price of just over $5, plus you get another 10% off if you buy more than 500 rounds.

    The last time I bought there, I walked out with a thousand rounds for $113.
     
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    Go to a gun show and buy a case.
     
  12. rangerruck

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    usually once a month Academy and Carters has their cci or winnies on sale for 4 . per box.
     
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    $4 - $5 per box of 9mm FMJ ammo is a great price, bordering on what most dealer's can get it for wholesale. I would stock up on it while you still can...
     
  14. Lou629

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    It's already closer to $6...

    Went to the local DSG today, the sale price of 9mm is now 5.98/bx. if bought by the case. Still not too unreasonable, but up 10% from the end of last month.
     
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    Maybe. But is it as convenient as your local Wal-Mart? Worth the gas to drive to save a few nickels per box?

    K
     
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    ammoman is out of it at the moment, but will soon have
    Speer 250-count JHP bulk boxes. It works out to about six-per-box.

    Excellent ammo, and I never hesitate to use it for carry.

    I just ordered ammo from ammoman and CheaperThanDirt.

    CTD has a smaller selection than I remember.
     
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    "...If you shoot 1000 rds. of 9mm a month on a regular basis..." You should be reloading. Factory ammo doesn't cut it for consistent accuracy.
    In any case, WWB isn't 'target' ammo. It's ok for fun shooting but highly accurate in all pistols it ain't. Mind you, there aren't many target pistols chambered in 9mm anyway.
     
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    My local academy/walmart is a 30 minute drive one way, and a 30 minute drive back.

    Mail Order bullets look awfully nice when you're in the boonies.
     
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    think I will take my latest receipt from WM{ testerday, bought all 9 boxes they had in stock} and talk to a manager at Academy.{ this has worked before } I will show him the receipt, and state that if they can beat the price,{ with anything but Wolf ammo} I will spend my money with them, and furthermore, all my friends, students, and acquaintences{ gun range people} will be told of Academy's willingness to get our buisness.

    Good luck, if you can get Academy to match Walmart's $4.63 a box for Winchester 115 gr., I'm good for about at least 20k rounds.
     
  20. hoji

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    "...If you shoot 1000 rds. of 9mm a month on a regular basis..." You should be reloading. Factory ammo doesn't cut it for consistent accuracy.
    In any case, WWB isn't 'target' ammo. It's ok for fun shooting but highly accurate in all pistols it ain't. Mind you, there aren't many target pistols chambered in 9mm anyway.


    Why should I be reloading 9mm?
    I shoot a Glock. No reloads. I know if you are good you can load to factory specs but I am not. Cheaper to buy.
     
  21. Lou629

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    It wouldn't pay anyway...

    In spite of the propaganda put out by some reloading apologists, it doesn't pay to reload 9mm anyway Hoji.
     
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    Lou629,
    What price per round would 9mm have to be, in your opinion, to warrant reloading?
     
  23. Silver Bullet

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    If you live in a big city, a 30 minute drive is nothing.
     
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    Arizona guns shows are no bargains, at least not in the stuff I'm interested in. I haven't priced ammo by the case, though.
     
  25. jwmiller

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    $4.63 a box is a steal!! I just picked up 9mm WWB yesterday at my local Walmart (Cleveland) and it cost me $6.75 a box. That's still the cheapest I have seen it in my area.
     
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