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Old 05-01-2010, 03:12 PM   #11
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Try here: FMJ Ammo : Ammunition To Go

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For range ammo, buying .45acp factory rounds should run you about 35 cents/round. You should be able to find Winchester WB (100 rd) boxes for under $35 or Federal Champion (50rd) for $16-17 at Walmart.

Defense ammo is no biggie, since you won't be running through too much of it. You can order really good 45acp JHP (WinRanger, Gold Dot, Hydrashok, etc) for around $40 per 50...which is only about $10 more than 9mm. TDS, DoubleTap, or Ammo2Go are better online ammo sources than CTD in my opinion.

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Wallyworld 100rds fmj winchesters $32.97 Federal fmj's 50rd. $15.97.

That's $.33 a round and no reloading.

I would not suggest getting into reloading unless you do a heck of alot of shooting and can concentrate to be very precise, with every round, everytime. It needs to be something you enjoy doing imo, not just something to save $$. If you want to save that badly then just shoot .22's and 9mm's.

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I found Wolf .45 FMJ 230gr 500rds $.35/round
(They are backordered)

Sweeper, I'll check those links.

How about these steel cases?
Do they have any down side to them other than you can't reload them?

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I found Wolf .45 FMJ 230gr 500rds $.35/round
(They are backordered)

Sweeper, I'll check those links.

How about these steel cases?
Do they have any down side to them other than you can't reload them?
Lots of people swear by them, lots hate them, YMMV. Steel casing doesn't fully expand to seal chamber which can allow hot gases to blow back and fuse coating on the casing to chamber walls, this can foul the chamber and lead to problems when switching back to brass. A thoroughly cleaning usually solves the problem. Also, check your local range rules before buying, many do not permit Wolf ammo.
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I buy Blazer Ammo with the Aluminum cases for range shooting cost $17 for a box of 50. I have never had a problem with the ammo. I don't reload yet, so I don't care about not being able to reuse the casings.

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In my neck of the woods, .45 ACP is very rare, same with the Lamborghini Countach 5000S (Cherry red - not sure if it was a kit car or the real deal) driving down the street the other day!

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I found Wolf .45 FMJ 230gr 500rds $.35/round
(They are backordered)

Sweeper, I'll check those links.

How about these steel cases?
Do they have any down side to them other than you can't reload them?
Couple ranges by me won't let you shoot anything steel, even just the case.
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Steel casing doesn't fully expand to seal chamber which can allow hot gases to blow back and fuse coating on the casing to chamber walls, this can foul the chamber and lead to problems when switching back to brass. A thoroughly cleaning usually solves the problem.
That's all true, I personally prefer brass, but will fire steel if it's significantly cheaper.

Reloading can be quite expensive in the beginning depending on how far you take it. Dillon reloading machines themselves are approximately $350.00, but you need more than that. You'll need dies for starters and depending on the caliber can be quite expensive. You could end up spending around $1000.00 if you buy everything.

Also, people should be aware that Winchester Wally World ammo can be faulty. I used Federal 12 gauge and had no problem with it in a Sears Roebuck Model 200 12 Gauge Shotgun. However, when I used Winchester's 12 gauge shells, a few of them simply wouldn't extract. I'm not the only one who's had trouble with the Winchester ammunition from Wally World. If you look around online it's rather common. In short, be weary of the Winchester Wally World ammo. If it works for you, awesome, if not, well don't use it. Lol. :P
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I've heard of Walmart ammo issues but5 not dealt with it personally. It's pretty well known that they order huge and rush the crap out of the manufacturers. So problems are pretty much a given. There's tons of online sales though so if you keep your eyes open and buy enough to make the shipping and other fees worth your while. Buy 1K rounds at a time you get better per unit costs. If you have a friend/shooting buddy you can split cost and get even better savings sometimes. Reloading isn't for everyone. I do it but there are ways to save if you look around.

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