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Old 03-29-2010, 01:25 PM   #11
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I try to stock up when I gun shows. Sometimes if the vendor is looking to unload stock u can negotiate and get a few dollars off.

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Old 03-29-2010, 08:59 PM   #12
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Another vote for reloading. As much as the place disgusts me, check Ebay for USED reloading dies and presses- frankly, have never seen a reloading die worn out. While I also cast my own bullets, even BUYING bullets, powder and primers, it is a lot cheaper. You can get a basic set of dies, press, cheap scale, shell holders- for about what you paid for 200 rounds of ammo.
I may look into reloading. One of the Ranges in my area said on their website that they do not allow reloaded ammo, is that typical? Is there a website that you could suggest on how to learn the in's and out's of reloading, or is it pretty straight forward? Now I just need to find a place I can shoot for free! I live near Chicago, so I have a feeling that's going to be much harder
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:08 PM   #13
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i reload. much cheaper and you can tune your rounds to what your firearm likes best. i frequent ranges that dont care if you go through the empty casings buckets picking out a fistful of brass now and then. most ranges dont like reloads because they dont care for lawsuits when some chucklehead blows up their rental guns injuring themselves.

i practice a dont tell attitude with reloads at ranges none of their business what i shoot through my weapons.

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If you want to shop online this is a good resource Ammoseek you can search by type, dealer, manufacturer, etc. and compare prices

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Kind of like buying gas at the marina vs filling up the boat before you put it in the water.
Amen to that, brother. They charge those prices because they can. Not gouging, but right on the line.
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Wally World never has 9mm here. Dick's is getting $.35 per round for baseline ball ammo. I rarely shoot the .380, because it's twice that lately.

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1. We should get a post going on current reputable online ammo resources. Thinking links.

2. On another note my father was given a handloading setup... a something 550 that is living in a box in my basement that has moved 3 times with me. I am ashamed that I have not sorted through it yet. Just need to figure out all the stuff I need to reload my .45 and 9mm brass. It seems like something that takes an investment upfront and not that much room for error ie. a lot of variables.

Been saving nicer brass for the two calibers for about 3 years and the range guys will save their .45 for me but I feel like an episode of hoarders on tv when it comes to all the gun stuff I have in boxes and ammo cans.

Suppose it makes sense to look in to it - I am sure there are some "coaches" hanging around to front questions.

I swore never to go to Malwartz after my last experience but if the ammo is inexpensive for range stuff I will have to try again.

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