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Originally posted by Swing80s
I probably shouldn't write this but it is concerning me... The other day I took a cute gurl out shooting... but the price of ammo ASTOUNDED ME! Around $31 for 60 rounds of 7.62 for my SKS - and I had to buy it at a second gun store because the normal place I buy it right off the road that leads to the mountains was "out" of 7.62*39. And then the 25 rounds of 12 guage was decently priced at like 16.50 I believe. But ammo for my .40 cal pistol cost $40 or 50 dollars for 50 rounds!!! WTF?!?! I mean trying to find 30-40 rounds for my model 1898 Sprignfield Krag (The only bolt action side fed weapon ever used by the US army during 1898 Spanish- American War) used to be nearly impossible and the ammo (when I found it) cost about 1$ per round. But for .40 cal ammo as well? WTF?! When I told my mom this she told me my Grandpa said the same thing... I hope my Gpa can reload 7.62 rounds now besides the other ammo he does for as a hobby. Glad they live in the same neighborhood as me because their house will be our families bunker - HOT GURLS MAY APPLY FOR SPOUSEL POSITIONS IN NEAR FUTURE - Anyways it seems like ammo is been really really spiking up... =( *gulp*
Originally posted by hawkman25
reply to post by Swing80s
The only thing we buy is primers and powder. We cast our own bullets and get free brass and boxes from shooting ranges. You can get free lead from auto shops. The lead weights they use for wheels are up for grabs if you ask.
Originally posted by Shadowalker
Funny I just had this same discussion with my grammy. She said that a box of ammo for her pistol was $25 now and she couldn't afford to go to the range anymore. I agreed. I used to go every other weekend at least. Now i just dont have the cash to go more than once a month.
If i shoot pistol I will always use up 150 rds plus, and a lot of targets. I change those out at about 10-15 rds. But my pistol ammo is now $28-32 a box, up from $18. Or 6x$28=$168 + $13.44tax+$10 range fee+ $10 targets
That's $201 before i even put the $70 a tank gas in to go there. Well over $100 an hour. Its crazy. Have been looking at a replacement 9mm barrel and mags to try to cut the long term costs and not give up a hobby I enjoy.
I suspect you were the victim of a local price gouger. That 12 ga should have been $8 or less.
Originally posted by g146541
Just to clarify, and not to be a thread hog but...
You folks do realize there are several "types" of ammo?
There are several "defense" and "target" loads.
Defense are generally higher pressure and specialty bullets, target are lower pressure and fkj, tmj, ball, lead Etc.
Of course any of them can kill but some are superior for target practice, especially when you get into the thousands or tens of thousands of rounds.
In short, some ammo is expensive for a reason as well.
Originally posted by Swing80s
OK yeah I know reloading is cheaper and I can do it at my Gpa's but I don't think he can reload 7.62 rounds. In my SKS I can fire anything except that cheap crappy "Wolf" ammo. My Mossburg 12 guage works with anything and I'm a pro with it. But my .40 cal pistol is a peice of #!!! It's a .40 cal Hi-Point and the only reason I bought it was cuz the store which also sold the silencers for the pistols right across the aisle, even tho it's illegal in WA to fire a "silenced or suppressed" weapon; was because I wasn't sure about my background check and if it failed -you had to pay up front- you would only get 20% of what you paid for back so I acted all cautious even tho 2 days later I was able to pick it up. I should have bought the HK .40 that I really wanted. Anyways at first the Hi-Point "stovepiped" when I shot it almost every 3-5 rounds which is really dangerous so my Gpa repaired the extractor. Now my #ty Hi-Point just jams after I fire 3-5 rounds... truly an epic piece of # I deserve my money back. If anybody has suggestions how to fix this besides buying another pistol my ears are open lol.