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Old 08-14-2009, 9:23 PM
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Default Do yu use Range Ammo or bring your own?

Indoor or outdoor ranges...do you use their ammo or bring your own?

With the scarcity and prices of ammo these days I'm just curious...

If you bring your own ...what type/brand of ammo are you using?
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Bring my own. If you can pick it up cheap at Wal-Mart or order it online (e.g., 500 rounds of 9mm for $103 delivered here)
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Depends on the range. If you're renting guns, chances are 99% of the time they're going to make you use their ammo.
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Depends on the range. If you're renting guns, chances are 99% of the time they're going to make you use their ammo.
This is very true... but if at all possible I will try to use my own!
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Old 08-14-2009, 9:39 PM
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i always bring my own ammo. it's cheaper and it's good to know what i'm feeding my guns.
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For my pistols I always bring my own. But for my AR it goes either way because boxes of UMC 223 are pretty much the same price if I choose to get it at Wal Mart or at my range.
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Do you use your own because the range ammo gets your guns dirtier or is it otherwise 'bad' for your gun (damages it in the long run)... looking for cheap brand name ammo for .40 & .357 is proving difficult...I can't seem to find a price that can beat the $15 for 50 ammo range cost...

Thanks for the info btw...just gathering up info while in the waiting period for me and the wifes news gun to clear...xd40 & 686
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Do you use your own because the range ammo gets your guns dirtier or is it otherwise 'bad' for your gun (damages it in the long run)... looking for cheap brand name ammo for .40 & .357 is proving difficult...I can't seem to find a price that can beat the $15 for 50 ammo range cost...

Thanks for the info btw...just gathering up info while in the waiting period for me and the wifes news gun to clear...xd40 & 686
Damn $15 for 50 is a good price. The last time I bought a box of 40cal at the range it was $24 and change! I typically shoot whatever is cheap. If it's reloads, then I'm alittle leery depending on who reloaded it.
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At the LA Gun Club in LA it's $15 for 50 for the .40 & .357...

It's called the gun club but there really isn't any membership needed (in fact I don't even think they have a membership).

Definately 100% reloaded ammo though....
http://www.thelosangelesgunclub.com/pricerentals.html

So can crappy reloaded ammo damage the gun in anyway?
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Bringing my own.
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If I bring my own guns, I bring my own ammo. No need to shoot with range ammo when they charge x2 as much.
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So can crappy reloaded ammo damage the gun in anyway?
Sure can if it's loaded with a wrong amount of powder. Too little and you'll have issues with FTE's (assuming you're firing a semiautomatic) and too much and you'll deal with ruptures and general breakdowns of the barrel.

Every range I've asked has said you rent a gun, you buy our ammo.
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I guess the places I go are opposite - their reloads tend to be cheaper than everything else. I shoot their's.
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always leery of range ammo, I have been to ranges where the owner has some stoner kid running a press with no understanding of what the hell he is doing. If there is no name on the box the reloader is probably unlicensed and carries no liability. I have been places where they hand you a freaking plastic bag of ammo.
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I shoot at Laguna Seca, they carry popular rounds, and some surplus. Price isn't bad, I just don't count on them having what I shoot. Had a guy once had about 40 rounds of 45 in a partial box, he noticed I was shooting my 1911 and offered me the ammo if he could shoot a mag full. I loaded up 7 rounds, he shot and was happy, I had 10 minutes more of fun for free, lol.
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OC Indoor Range has pretty decent reloads for sale. Sure they're lighter loads but I don't mind since they're pretty clean.

For the most part I bring my own though. I like factory ammo.
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I bring my own. LA Gun Club is pretty cheap on their reloads though. About the same price as finding factory new at Walmart.
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Local indoor range charges something like $18.99 for a 50 round box of PMC Bronze. I can buy American Eagle online in the $10-12 range when I find it in stock.

HMMMM... Should I get inaccurate, dirty, unreliable ammo for $19, or should I get reliable, decently accurate, clean ammo for $12? HMMMMM...
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Indoor or outdoor ranges...do you use their ammo or bring your own?...

If you bring your own ...what type/brand of ammo are you using?
I use both. Winchesters, Wolf (non-steel ball), Double Tap, Federal, American Eagle, Cal-Ammo, Blazers, etc. my Glocks eats all of them.
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In general I dont ever shoot someone elses reloads in any of my guns. I make the exception for Cal-Ammo's remanufactured stuff, I have shot a lot of it and am comfortable with it feeding my guns.
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At Jackson Arms, I always bring some of my own and buy range reloads as well.
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I've been shooting the range ammo because 10mm is hard to find, and they have 50 rounds for $19.99. When I did my competition I was using slow Miwalls.
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From my experience the range charges about twice as much as Wal Mart prices for the exact same ammo.
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If I bring my own gun, I ALWAYS bring my own ammo.

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bring your own, much cheaper with WWB, if you can find it
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Reload and bring my own; that's why I always ask for a lane against the right wall.
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Bring my own, definitely. There is no way I'm paying some of the prices that some ranges are charging...it's ridiculous. I'm not supporting that.
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Reload and bring my own; that's why I always ask for a lane against the right wall.
This is smart...I never thought about that. Maybe that will help with retaining more brass...every time to the range, I only bring home probably 60-70% of the brass from the rounds that I shoot that day.
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My own reloads. But, primers are getting tougher to find. So it looks like I may be going to range purchased reloads.
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This is smart...I never thought about that. Maybe that will help with retaining more brass...every time to the range, I only bring home probably 60-70% of the brass from the rounds that I shoot that day.
I still lose some of my brass even when shooting next to a right wall, but it's better than being between two other stalls. Most of the brass I lose go forward in front of the stall. I've tried to step back a little when I'm shooting to minimize the lost brass but sometimes the range guys will yell at you.
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Bring my own. But occasionally I will do something bone headed and forget to bring enough when I shoot more than one type that day. Then I spend a few dollars on range ammo.
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Bring my own! Most range ammo is to expensive.
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I bring my own guns when I go to the range. Sometimes I bring my own ammo, or use range ammo… and/or reloads. Have mixed them all. My H&K USP 40 had issues in the first time I went out after that it has run flawlessly with any ammo. My .45 Colt and Rock River 1911’s and all other guns in various calibers eat about any thing I feed them. None of my guns are what some people call top of the line but they all work all the time on any thing I feed them. I guess none of the guns I own are fussy eaters.
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This is smart...I never thought about that. Maybe that will help with retaining more brass...every time to the range, I only bring home probably 60-70% of the brass from the rounds that I shoot that day.
sometimes i come home with more brass than I bring
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sometimes i come home with more brass than I bring
hoho! Careful swoopin' on other people's brass unless you are positive they aren't keeping theirs.
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I bring my own. I usually use any inexpensive target brand that my guns like.
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i either reload or bring some of my own rounds that i've bought for much cheaper than what most ranges are charging for these days.
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As a reloader I bring my own ammo. One of the advantages of using a wheelgun is that you can download your rounds and not worry about jams. Using this method, a little powder goes a long way, and I can shoot .44 mags for hours without getting wore out.
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