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Why no 124 grain?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Pukindog12, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. Pukindog12

    Pukindog12 Member

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    All the Walmarts around me sell WWB 115 gr. FMJ and 147 gr. JHP along with Remington 115 gr. FMJ and 115 gr. JHP but nothing in 124 gr.

    Why no 124 gr.? :confused:
     
  2. sigarms228

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    Mostly because the 115 GR is what sells being the cheapest.
     
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    Yep. Only thing I buy at wallyworld is the $19.99/100 Federal 115 FMJ.
     
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    Wal-mart has occasionally had the RWS 124gr FMJ ammo for sale.

    As said though - 115gr tends to be cheapest and cheapest usually sells best.
     
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    I love the 124 grain loads. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I end up loading them for myself.
     
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    All depends on your walmart. Mine has plenty of the orange/black box 124gr. I think it is RWS like mgmorden mentioned. You win some you lose some though, no .30 carbine at the local walmart. I have also heard of Tula being available, but have never seen it.
     
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    I had never heard of Tula Ammo until I saw it on the shelves at Walmart...along with a sign saying it wasn't allowed at the local range. Made me wonder...
     
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    Most indoor ranges only want brass casings.
     
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    Between my last post, did some reading...appears the bullets are steel jacketed with brass plating and the ranges think this damages backstops.
     
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    The walmart in windham and scarborough maine had tula for a couple months now. Its pretty cheap too. Cant remeber exact price.
     
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    Please remember that Walmart isn't a big box outdoor store with available ammo in almost every caliber and bullet weight. WM only sells the more popular calibers and loadings.
     
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    If you're buying individual boxes it's not, but to take advantage of the flexibility, ease of price comparisons, and choices of the internet you have to buy a little more than a single day's worth of shooting at a time.

    OP, www.georgia-arms.com or www.georgiaarms.com, one of those two. They're a great company, and they have all kinds of different offerings, including inexpensive range ammunition in every bullet weight.
     
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    "appears the bullets are steel jacketed with brass plating"

    I believe you'll find that it's iron and not steel. Iron is an element and relatively soft. The copper coating adds a little slickness. The GECO I'm shooting is bimetal coated too.

    John
     
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    I dunno... just what I read on three different web sites.
     
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    ya it sucks, but it really depends on your walmart as mine carries 115 rem and 115 WW but up the road 30 miles they carry Tula, Rem, WW, Fed,and RWS plus different weights. If you can get the RWS ammo it's the best i've found at walmart so far.

    Just another reason to bite the bullet and start reloading.
     
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