sixshot
(old hand)
11/21/18 10:56 PM
Loaded Ammo Costs

Today I was in Sportsman's Warehouse with one of my son's & I was looking at the cost of some factory ammo & was kind of shocked since I never buy any factory ammo.
You guys that are in the know can probably tell me what the difference is in performance between Grizzly 335 gr +P cast 45 ammo & Cast Performance 325 gr +P cast 45 ammo. The difference in price was HUGE! The Grizzly was $19.99 for 20 rounds & the Cast Performance was $35.99 for 20 rounds! Is there that much difference in performance? Neither box said gas checked.

Dick


sw282
(addict)
11/22/18 12:24 AM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/782723...check-box-of-20

Grizzly is gas check


sw282
(addict)
11/22/18 12:34 AM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

https://www.midwayusa.com/s?targetLocati...ItemsPerPage=48

Looks like virtually all Cast Performance boolits are gas Checked


cherokeetracker
(addict)
11/22/18 10:27 AM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

I hardly ever buy loaded ammo. But one thing I have noticed is that most, of the so called "Premium Ammo" for Hunting, especially, is on the average $2.00 round.

Where I first noticed a Price jump is when the manufacturers started this so called "Defense" ammo.
Next, it was the +P stuff....


jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
11/22/18 11:34 AM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

premium handgun ammo prices are pretty steep.... If you shoot a lot of ammo and don`t handload you better have deep pockets...I remember buying a box of fifty 260gr JFP rounds from Freedom Arms and the price was $50.60. That was a jaw dropper... I don`t know how many hundreds of brass and bullets I have for the 454 along with all the other centerfire calibers I own... Reloading is the way to go today....

tradmark
(Gun Slinger)
11/22/18 12:03 PM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

Its expensive but the bullets and the brass as components arent exactly cheap on their own. I do reload but my time is at a premium so i do buy lots of factory rounds.

sixshot
(old hand)
11/22/18 03:10 PM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

Well I figured this had to be gas checked but neither brand was labeled gas checked. The big price difference was why I was asking you guys that test it. Thanks.
I took 5, 50 round boxes of factory FA 454 to New Mexico with me & sold it for $40 a box to a well known handgunner, he was very happy to get it. Wasn't mine, I sold it for a friend.

Dick


tradmark
(Gun Slinger)
11/22/18 03:22 PM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

Awesome !

wildcatter
(journeyman)
12/08/18 02:45 AM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

I have not bought loaded ammo, other than a half case of Ranger T 45 acp ammo for cc, in over 30 years, knowing that it will be another 30. I just wish I knew if it was as good as I am loading, I kinda doubt it.

I have had a couple people ask me to sell em some of my cast bullets, they just aint willing to pay what I would have to have. The one guy told me he could buy jacketed for that price, I let him know that's what I would do if I wanted jacketed revolver bullets, they think the reason we shoot em is because they are cheaper. But all they use theirs for is killing paper and bottles.


racksmasher1
(veteran)
12/08/18 02:40 PM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

As handgunners we have to shoot a lot, shooting factory ammo is out of the Question, as James said you better have deep pockets.

flipajig
(stranger)
12/24/18 02:29 AM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

I started
Reloading because of my 44 started casting because of my 9mm and Shooting idpa matches.
Now I cast and load all my strait walled and some of my bottle neck also.


jamesfromjersey
(Shootist)
12/24/18 03:21 PM
Re: Loaded Ammo Costs

 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
As handgunners we have to shoot a lot, shooting factory ammo is out of the Question, as James said you better have deep pockets.