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Rimfire Shooters: Where are you getting your ammo?


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I had posted on this topic in my range diary but thought I would open up the discussion here. I am not trying to pry lose anyone's secret source, just trying to understand what guys are doing to keep themselves in ammo and what they are paying per round.

I just bought a case at $.09 a round this morning that Ammo Supply Warehouse had listed on Gunbot. They still have some available if you are looking. I almost bought 2 cases but I could not bring my self to spend nearly $1K on 22LR this morning.

This was a price that I never thought I would be willing to pay but I realized that I was spending more in time, miles, and fuel trying to find ammo at Walmart and Cabelas then I could possibly save, especially when you consider that I was often coming home empty handed.

So where are the rest of you finding ammo and what are you now willing to pay per round?

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I have the best luck right here in my very-small home town. The Do It Best hardware sells guns, and has a gun smith. That is where I buy most. Then, the local gun store is second. I don't even bother going to Wal Mart and Dunhams anymore . . . they never have any.

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I passed on a deal on a case for that price a while back because I didn't want to pay $.08 per round. Today I was just happy I wasn't paying $.10 per round.

Reminds of when gas went to $4 per gallon and then fell to $3.25.

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Well just today I scored 3000 rounds of CCI AR-Tactical for $317 including shipping. I don't really like paying .10/rd but it is the one round all my rimfire speed rifles like the best. That gives me a total of about 5k rounds of it. Plus I have about 4K of Minimags for my pistols. And about 8-9K of miscellaneous Federal, Fiochi (minimags in disguise), Aguila, and Armscor all of which work pretty well also. Understand I also supply ammo to my teammate thru the year when he is running low. And sell off some of my surplus to the members of my gun clubs.

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I just can't see posting 9-10 cent a round for 22! I can probably reload 9mm for that!

My thoughts exactly, I still haven't paid more than 25$ OTD for a box of Federal or Remington, you can shoot 9mm and 38s for close to 10 cents.

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I just can't see posting 9-10 cent a round for 22! I can probably reload 9mm for that!

My thoughts exactly, I still haven't paid more than 25$ OTD for a box of Federal or Remington, you can shoot 9mm and 38s for close to 10 cents.

Tue but I can't reload enough 9mm to shoot it as much as I do .22lr. In fact since I can buy 9mm for around $.20-.25/round it makes little sense to reload 9mm either unless you want to make a load specifically for something. I don't know about you but my time is worth a lot more that what I would be "making" if I was reloading. I would have to be putting out over 400 rounds an hour to equal what do for a living. I am used to making alot of things but that is not the same as drudge work. I am very picky when I reload which is why I have never had a squib load or anything. What I do reload is things that would cost me closer to $.75-1.00 per round like 9x23mm or .41 Mag or 6.8mm SPCII. Those I do reload.

I don't reload 5.56 even though I shoot 3-gun because I can buy Fed .223 at WM for about $.35 a round and my rifle loves the stuff, out to at least 400 yards anyway. I don't reload 12g either as long as the Fed 100 rd value packs from WM hold out as my shotgun runs 100% with those. And yes I do have a shotgun press.

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