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Who sells .357 practice ammo at good price?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bushmaster1313, Feb 15, 2011.

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  1. bushmaster1313

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    Who sells American made non-hollowpoint .357 practice ammo at a good price?
    Looking for something not too hot.
     
  2. Rmiller31

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    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.
     
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  3. MCgunner

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    One word.....handload....:neener:

    Yeah, I know, that wasn't the question.
     
  4. Matt 357

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    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.
     
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    Cabellas & the Sportsmans Guide is another source.

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

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  7. Quoheleth

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    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
     
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    +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 :).
     
  9. MIL-DOT

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. snooperman

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    Mastercast prices are hard to beat if you do not reload...

    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.
     
  12. Jeff H

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    Answer: No one.

    If you want a good price, handload. You can load lead for under $6/box.
     
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    38 special is coming down in price.
     
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    American Eagle (Federal), Remington PMC and Winchester white box...
     
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    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...
     
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    I don't think there is any inexpensive .357 magnum target rounds, any more~? :eek:
     
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    At Walmart

    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
     
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    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)
     
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    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/...ics-357-mag-142-gr-fmj-t-50-rds.aspx?a=465895
     
  22. ColtPythonElite

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    Send your empties off to Mastercast for an exchange.
     
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    I haven't checked into them for awhile, but what about Georgia Arms?

    Jim H.
     
  24. ArchAngelCD

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    Jim, I gave him that link in Post #2 along with the one for Mastercast.
     
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    heh. I should read more closely.

    Jim H.
     
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