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Old 06-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #1
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I do not know if there is such thing out there but does anyone have a bullet cost sheet? Something that tells you generally how much ammo is costing per bullet and what is the cheapest to most expensive bullets to shoot? I figure I will be picking up a few new rifles soon and I want something bigger than a .22lr but I do not want to be spending tons and tons on ammo. Just figured that there may be a chart on this somewhere or general knowledge on it? I know there are plenty of variations of ammo to buy and there is the cheap kind and the higher end kind. If not then oh well.

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Old 06-19-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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When I purchase bullets I usually use a calculator.
Due to my shooting fetish I shoot a BB pistol and Air rifle a lot.
It is great practice and aids in trigger control and target acquisition.

.177 BB's at $.002/BB...Crosman
.22lr at $0.03/rd...Blazer

.380acp at $.26/rd...Tula
9mm Luger at $0.24/rd...Tula

.40acp at $0.28/rd...Tula
.45acp at $0.30/rd...Tula

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When I purchase bullets I usually use a calculator.
Due to my shooting fetish I shoot a BB pistol and Air rifle a lot.
It is great practice and aids in trigger control and target acquisition.

.177 BB's at $.002/BB...Crosman
.22lr at $0.03/rd...Blazer

.380acp at $.26/rd...Tula
9mm Luger at $0.24/rd...Tula

.40acp at $0.28/rd...Tula
.45acp at $0.30/rd...Tula
Thanks. This is something that I am generally looking for. I just figure that I want something cheap to shoot but yet fun to shoot. I know I could always switch to reloading if I bought any big calibers. So I was just looking for a nice chart that displayed general price of calibers so I could see how much it would be to shoot whatever rifle I would be getting so that I am not spending tons and tons on ammo and I would eventually get tired of spending it and just hang it on the wall.
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First, let's get the terms right.

You buy BULLETS when you are a reloader. A bullet is the part that comes out of the barel.

OTOH, YOU are looking for CARTRIDGES or AMMO.

In general, the more widespread the use of a caliber, the less it will cost at retail- which is why 12 g shotshells are a lot cheaper than .410s.

In handguns other than 22 rf, least expensive is likely 9mm Parabellum, .45 ACP, and MAYBE .38 Special.

Rifles- 7.62x54R, 8mm Mauser, 7.62x39, 7.62 NATO, 5.56, 5.45x39. Much of the cheap 30-06 is gone. The CHEAP MILSURP 6.5 Carcano, .303 Enfield, M1 Carbine, 6.5 or 7.7 Jap is LONG gone.

You can go to a site like Ammoman or Cheaper than Dirt, check their prices, or go peruse the shelves at WallyWorld.

And if you think any of THAT stuff is pricey, I have a Winchester Mdl 71. Caliber .348 Winchester. About $75/20 rounds. (John 11: verse 35)

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Sorry teacher, I keep confusing those layman and technical terms.
Cartridges vs Bullets...Clip vs Magazine...Gun vs Weapon...
Girl vs Boy...Pistol vs Revolver...Me vs You...

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So I do shoot bullets out of my gun, so I do need more bullets to shoot then, right??

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you can do simple math when you go to lookat prices too. just divide the total cost by the number of rounds.

ex. $300 for 1000rounds= .30cents a round

now to the chart.. i dont know of one. just general knowledge

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Corey, you need to do some homework. Go to the various online sellers with ammo and compare their prices. That is how you find out. There isnt any chart.

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When you start reloading here's an online calculator that calculates the price of your ammo.

http://www.handloads.com/calc/loadingCosts.asp

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Thanks Beagle, I forgot where that was at .

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