Ammo Suggestion

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jcd390, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions on economical .38 and .357 ammo for a revolver? I would like to stock up on some ammo, mostly for plincking but also in case ammo sees a price increase soon. Thanks!
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Winchester white box is among the cheapest- but you should take a look at reloading. You can get a basic set of loading equipment cheaply enough, and relaod your own target ammo for about half the retail prices.
     

  3. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    I've looked into reloading but seems expensive to get started. Any suggestions on a starter package?
     
  4. DaTexanBoy

    DaTexanBoy New Member

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    You can get the Hornady classic lock and load for a pretty good price. It's a single stage press which is a good starting press. I think I saw it today at cabelas for $313 and some change.
     
  5. fupuk

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    I was in the same boat as you trying to buy in bulk for plinking. I spent a lot on ammo for .38/.357's and 9mm and 7.62x39 and its expensive. I bought the RCBS rockchucker supreme kit with dies and 100 primers and 100 bullets and a pound of powder for around $400. Even with buying high quality bullets I can reload 50 .357's for less than $11. When I buy in bulk online I usually get 50count boxes for a little over $20. Thats a great deal of savings plus when I get better at reloading I can fine tune a round specifically for my revolver. It will seem like a big investment when you first start and it will take time to get proficient at it. I just last night made my first 50 rounds and it took me almost three hours start to finish. I read all the books on setting up the dies, weighed every powder charge, recorded all the OALs of each round and it takes time. Now I just have to make a few more rounds and learn the ins and outs of reloading.
     
  6. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    I talked with some folks, they were at Sportsman's Warehouse today. They checked on reloading supplies for both rifle and pistol - not good!

    I was at Walmart, picked up some 30-06 180 gr and .38 Special 130 gr., no .22LR, 9mm or .223 ammo. The guy next to me, picked some Tulo Ammo for 7.62 X 39.

    I checking the websites and it is ugly!

    I am going to the range; but, the Mr. Frugal will be taking effect. Not like before the election.

    I posted on another thread, one store sold 3.5 years worth of ammo in 3 days.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f30/sometimes-we-all-get-little-crazy-78205/
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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  8. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    What about a Dillion progressive press? Or should I start with the basic kit first?
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You could never go wrong with a dillon,

    Bur IMHO, a single stage is the best way to start.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I bought a Lee anniversity kit over 15 years ago. Still use it for every cartridge I reload. The kit is about 100.00. You'll add extras as time goes by.