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oldrifle
03-15-2009, 9:58 PM
help!! :confused:

bboyin4food
03-15-2009, 10:06 PM
probably cheapest would be walmart. blazer brass is around $15/ 50 rounds.

but good lucking finding some in stock! :D currently have NO ammo for my XD :(

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 10:07 PM
The local Big 5 here in Capitola had 100rd boxes of red/white box winchester .45 for very cheap. i was there today.

Black Majik
03-15-2009, 10:08 PM
You're about 3 years late.

oldrifle
03-15-2009, 10:10 PM
The local Big 5 here in Capitola had 100rd boxes of red/white box winchester .45 for very cheap. i was there today.

How much? I saw the same ammo today at Big 5 for $54/box of 100. That's not cheap.

sned45
03-15-2009, 10:21 PM
I just picked up 1000 rounds of PMC bronze 45 ACP for 339 at Reeds indoor range. This was before tax.

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 10:23 PM
Damn... I'm not sure, it was definately less than that im pretty sure... I was just suprised to see it in stock there in general. I was planning on going back tomorrow to stock up on golf balls, i will look again and let u know the price.

oldrifle
03-15-2009, 10:25 PM
I just picked up 1000 rounds of PMC bronze 45 ACP for 339 at Reeds indoor range.

That is a good deal. Thanks!

oldrifle
03-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Damn... I'm not sure, it was definately less than that im pretty sure... I was just suprised to see it in stock there in general. I was planning on going back tomorrow to stock up on golf balls, i will look again and let u know the price.

Thanks bro! Please PM me :thumbsup:

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 10:27 PM
will do...

ohsmily
03-15-2009, 10:48 PM
My local Walmarts carry Blazer Brass for 14.97 for 50 rounds (about 30 cents per round for you math deficient folks).

ck867
03-15-2009, 10:56 PM
my local walmart doesn't have anything in stock :(

Eroland7
03-15-2009, 10:58 PM
I will be heading over the the Gilroy walmart tomorrow. Getting some .223 federal green/white box value packs. All the bulk ammo sites seem to be out of stock...

SunriseF150
03-15-2009, 11:04 PM
My local wal-mart gets stuff in every now and then

bboyin4food
03-15-2009, 11:06 PM
should have got a .40 s&w....:p. thats the only thing left on the walmart racks these days... cheap too: $12.97 or something like that. local walmart literaly had full stock of .40 (id say around 20+ boxes) and NOTHING else.

MarioS
03-15-2009, 11:18 PM
I'd try to find the Blazer Brass stuff, at Walmart or another store. Can't ask for much more out of range ammo, I've never had an issue with them. As for anything for HD, I would just get it from AmmoToGo or Ammoman.

MarioS
03-15-2009, 11:18 PM
should have got a .40 s&w....:p. thats the only thing left on the walmart racks these days... cheap too: $12.97 or something like that. local walmart literaly had full stock of .40 (id say around 20+ boxes) and NOTHING else.

Awesome. I might go stock up now...this was the Walmart in Capitola?

OT but I noticed your avatar. I autox at Marina also. :thumbsup:

bombadillo
03-16-2009, 12:12 AM
Local shop blazer brass 15.99 and online by the thousand usually!

Eroland7
03-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Awesome. I might go stock up now...this was the Walmart in Capitola?

OT but I noticed your avatar. I autox at Marina also. :thumbsup:


No walmart in Capitola. Closest for me is Gilroy...

Look Wat I kAn DO !
03-16-2009, 1:11 AM
Awesome. I might go stock up now...this was the Walmart in Capitola?

OT but I noticed your avatar. I autox at Marina also. :thumbsup:

salinas,ca. Yeah i was telling bboy that i should sell my xd9 and get a fnh 40... :D.
Gilroy had some 40 also. I would call W-M before going to any of those. Some guy keeps purchasing all the boxes of 9 and 45 from salinas. Im talking about 15 to 20 boxes of each.:53:

MarioS
03-16-2009, 1:32 AM
No walmart in Capitola. Closest for me is Gilroy...

Oh, got it. Yeah, not sure why I thought there was one in Capitola...I guess that would seem odd now that I think about it.

Local shop blazer brass 15.99 and online by the thousand usually!

Mind sharing a good place you know of? I won't buy too many...:thumbsup:

salinas,ca. Yeah i was telling bboy that i should sell my xd9 and get a fnh 40... :D.
Gilroy had some 40 also. I would call W-M before going to any of those. Some guy keeps purchasing all the boxes of 9 and 45 from salinas. Im talking about 15 to 20 boxes of each.:53:

Haha, if you do, and it's a 4" model, let me know. I may be interested...

I don't blame whoever it is...I kind of want to start accumulating myself...not because I'm paranoid, but because I got into firearms at the wrong time I guess...:)

oldrifle
03-16-2009, 8:27 AM
Oh, got it. Yeah, not sure why I thought there was one in Capitola...I guess that would seem odd now that I think about it.

Didn't you know that Walmart is banned from Santa Cruz County? Except maybe in Watsonville because rich, white liberals don't live there.

Eroland7
03-16-2009, 8:28 PM
Hey oldrifle, you know what it ws $53.99 for the 100 rnd block of .45 at big 5... I guess i was just shocked to see it in stock and didnt see the price. rediculous...

RudyN
03-16-2009, 8:43 PM
I picked a box of 500 rounds of Winchester White Box at Reed's for $259 plus tax-ouch!

West coast
03-16-2009, 9:01 PM
Big 5 has them on sale....

sammy
03-16-2009, 9:17 PM
You need to get into reloading. If you shoot more than 1000 rounds a year I would invest in a decent single stage. Reloading is addicting, just ask USNChief. I am in Concord and if you want to pick-up componets I will let you load in my Dillon 650. Reloading opens up a whole new world of the sport.

As far as "cheap" .45acp, that is a thing of the past. Good hunting, Sammy

jumbopanda
03-16-2009, 9:22 PM
Start reloading, seriously. Pistol calibers are very easy and very cheap to load. .45acp brass is very common, so it's practically free. I just started recently and it costs me about 12 cents to load a 230gr LRN round, and about 18 to load a 185gr JHP round. Plus you can load anything from low recoil target rounds to +P defensive rounds. I can't imagine going back to buying .45acp ammo now!

Eroland7
03-16-2009, 9:26 PM
Hey Jumbopanda. Not includeing the components(brass,bullets,powder,primers etc) how much does it cost for a basic reloading setup. Like just the tools and press to do it.

ElkHunter
03-16-2009, 11:58 PM
California Police Equipment has plenty of Federal American Eagle 45ACP 230gr.
Its $19.99 a box of 50. They also have Federal HST 230gr +p and non +p they are $29.99 a box of 50

JoeC
03-17-2009, 12:13 AM
I'd like to get in on reloading as well. I was browsing the internet looking for some .45 ammo and I was greeted with one big giant 'sold out' sign after another. Not to mention bulk ammo is expensive and I didn't see too much discrepancy in pricing from one place to another and I must have visited over 20 different sites.

That and I'd like a hobby/time killer and reloading sounds great. My grandpa offered to teach me a bit so I'll go do that. In the mean time what is some recommended equipment for reloading? Good places go get casings/bullets? etc

Gio
03-17-2009, 12:30 AM
Hey Jumbopanda. Not includeing the components(brass,bullets,powder,primers etc) how much does it cost for a basic reloading setup. Like just the tools and press to do it.

Here is a good quote from the reloading section it is stickied if you need more details:

I wrote this for the precision rifle forum, but it's probably worth posting here too.

It's inevitable that new precision rifle shooters will want to start reloading soon after they get into our sport.

I have worked up two lists, one high-end and one low-end.
This is the complete setup of tools you would need to reload match grade 308 ammo at a significant savings over purchasing federal or black hills match ammo.

It's quite common to see match grade ammo selling for $1.50 a round.
It's also quite common to be able to reload your own for less than $0.50 a round.
That's $1 a round savings.
It's quite easy to pay off the reloading equipment when you are saving $1 a round.

All of this is from Midway, but better pricing is probably available on some items if you shop around.
Even better deals can be had by purchasing good used equipment or watching ebay.

First, the good stuff:

Lyman "49th Edition Reloading Handbook" Reloading Manual Softcover 19.99
Product #: 217655

RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Single Stage Press 122.99
Product #: 513567

Redding Competition Shellholder Set #1 (308 Winchester) 42.99
Product #: 525874

Redding Type S Match Bushing 2-Die Set 308 Winchester 129.99
Product #: 271533

RCBS Precision Mic 308 Winchester $39.99
Product #: 574297

Imperial Case Sizing Wax 2 oz 6.49
Product #: 519525

Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler Master Kit 73.99
Product #: 414369

Possum Hollow Kwick Case Trimmer 308 Winchester 20.49
Product #: 155172

Smith & Wesson Dial Caliper 4" Stainless Steel $19.99
Product #: 119190

Possum Hollow Chamfer and Deburring Tool Power Adapter 9.99
Product #: 295771

L.E. Wilson Chamfer and Deburring Tool 13.49
Product #: 789334

RCBS Hand Priming Tool $36.49
Product #: 329291

RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 Powder Scale and Dispenser Combo 110 Volt 319.99
Product #: 772151

Lyman Electronic Scale Powder Funnel Pan 6.09
Product #: 118739

Grand total of about $860 plus shipping.

You don't have to buy top-end equipment to make good ammo.
The equipment below will still make good ammo, it will just take more time to get it done.

Now, the economy stuff:

Lyman "49th Edition Reloading Handbook" Reloading Manual Softcover 19.99
Product #: 217655

Lee Challenger Breech Lock Single Stage Press Kit $104.99
Product #: 121744

Kit Includes:
Lee Challenger Reloading Press
Lee Auto Prime.
Lee Auto Prime Shellholder Set of 11.
Lee Cutter and Lock Stud.
Lee Perfect Powder Measure.
Lee Chamfer Tool.
Lee Primer Pocket Cleaner
Lee Safety Powder Scale.
Lee Powder funnel.
2 oz Tube Lee Resizing Case Lube.

Redding Type S Match Bushing 2-Die Set 308 Winchester $129.99
Product #: 271533

RCBS Shellholder #3 (308 Winchester) $6.89
Product #: 326468

Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler Master Kit 73.99
Product #: 414369

RCBS Powder Trickler $13.49
Product #: 317787

Lee Case Length Gage and Shellholder 308 Winchester $4.49
Product #: 271467

Smith & Wesson Dial Caliper 4" Stainless Steel $19.99
Product #: 119190

Hornady Lock-N-Load Headspace Gage / Comparator $29.99
Product #: 479704

Grand total of about $400 plus shipping.

I have a very strong opinion that the very best quality dies are a strict requirement to make the very best quality ammo.
That's why you see those expensive dies in both lists.

In addition to each of these lists, you will need a neck sizing bushing.
The size can't be determined until you figure out what brass you will be using.
These bushings run around $10-$15.
Then you need powder, primers, brass and bullets.
Start saving ALL your brass NOW, even if you don't think reloading is for you.
As you progress in your shooting addiction, reloading is just part of the game.

Only thing different for now is changing out the die quotes from .308 to whatever caliber you will be reloading yourself. As you can see it ranges from about $400 or less depending on dies used to $800 or more easily. This quote is based on making match grade rounds so figure saving 50% or whatever per round you reload yourself.

-Gio

jumbopanda
03-17-2009, 12:38 AM
Hey Jumbopanda. Not includeing the components(brass,bullets,powder,primers etc) how much does it cost for a basic reloading setup. Like just the tools and press to do it.

I paid $230 shipped for my Lee Classic 4-hole turret press with dies, safety prime, and auto disk pro. Just add a scale to verify powder loads and calipers to verify cartridge dimensions and you're pretty much set to reload one pistol caliber. I don't have a tumbler or ultrasonic cleaner so I just wash my brass and dry them in the oven. Remember that it's not about getting your brass looking brand new, it's about removing dirt and **** that can gunk up your dies. Powder residue inside the case doesn't hurt anything.

That's a total of about $300 worth of equipment and loads about 200 rounds per hour if you work at a steady and focused pace.

rp55
03-17-2009, 10:36 AM
Some guy keeps purchasing all the boxes of 9 and 45 from salinas.

I think I was in line behind him a week ago. He grabbed all the .223 varmint 40 packs as well. I'm thinking about picking a Mosin-Nagant just because of all the 7.62x54R I see laying around everywhere.

JoeC
03-17-2009, 11:10 AM
Here is a good quote from the reloading section it is stickied if you need more details:



Only thing different for now is changing out the die quotes from .308 to whatever caliber you will be reloading yourself. As you can see it ranges from about $400 or less depending on dies used to $800 or more easily. This quote is based on making match grade rounds so figure saving 50% or whatever per round you reload yourself.

-Gio



Thanks for posting that! I'll copy it for reference.
Are there any resources to learn about what makes a good match grade round for a specific caliber?

Dan_K
03-17-2009, 11:15 AM
I paid $230 shipped for my Lee Classic 4-hole turret press with dies, safety prime, and auto disk pro. Just add a scale to verify powder loads and calipers to verify cartridge dimensions and you're pretty much set to reload one pistol caliber. I don't have a tumbler or ultrasonic cleaner so I just wash my brass and dry them in the oven. Remember that it's not about getting your brass looking brand new, it's about removing dirt and **** that can gunk up your dies. Powder residue inside the case doesn't hurt anything.

That's a total of about $300 worth of equipment and loads about 200 rounds per hour if you work at a steady and focused pace.
How much for the powders, bullets, etc?

If I wanted to reload 3 calibers, I'm looking at a minumum of $500 to get started, correct?

Wompinblazer
03-17-2009, 11:18 AM
I was at Gun World in Burbank and they had WWB .45 ACP for $20/50

jumbopanda
03-17-2009, 1:19 PM
How much for the powders, bullets, etc?

If I wanted to reload 3 calibers, I'm looking at a minumum of $500 to get started, correct?

A die set will cost about $35, and of course you'll also need components for each caliber.
Bullets: $70-$150/1000
Powder: $13-20/lb
Primers: $20-23/1000

Primers are VERY hard to find right now though. And keep in mind that you'll need to pay a hazmat fee if you order powder or primers online.

I spent $250 for an order containing 5000 primers and 8lb of powder.

rivviepop
03-17-2009, 1:36 PM
FYI, look up Aguila -- it's Remington's plant in Mexico. A case will run you about $360 to your door (about $18/bx total) and it's usually available from ammunitiontogo.com. They don't ask for a faxxed ID, shipments packaged discreetly and ship behind enemy lines via UPS ground. :)

TZL
03-20-2009, 1:00 PM
I mail ordered blazer aluminum cased 45 for $11.99 / 50 box

CAL.BAR
03-20-2009, 1:25 PM
where's it at??? try 1985!

bombadillo
03-20-2009, 6:35 PM
I mail ordered blazer aluminum cased 45 for $11.99 / 50 box

From where??

till44
03-21-2009, 12:20 PM
FYI, look up Aguila -- it's Remington's plant in Mexico. A case will run you about $360 to your door (about $18/bx total) and it's usually available from ammunitiontogo.com. They don't ask for a faxxed ID, shipments packaged discreetly and ship behind enemy lines via UPS ground. :)

Aguila's site is down for construction...one more place 45 isn't available.

cope113
03-21-2009, 3:36 PM
I guess I can share with you guys. try advanced armament. they are not factory but I like them.

TZL
03-21-2009, 4:49 PM
it was about a month or two ago from Natchezz, on sale on some email notice I got

i bought a case, 20 x boxes and it was $11.99 a box for the aluminum jacked stuff


From where??

Glock30
03-21-2009, 8:07 PM
You're about 3 years late.

lol seriously, good luck finding even expensive .45.

I haven't been able to buy ammo for the past two months.

cope113
03-21-2009, 10:11 PM
sorry guys screwed up the name its advanced ammunition.