The ammo topic, until we get a dedicated ammo forum


Let’s discuss all things ammo in here. I’ll start!

For those who don’t reload and don’t buy hundreds or thousands of rounds at a time where do you all buy your ammo from?

For those who do reload where are you buying your stuff?

For those who are buying in some serious bulk where are YOU getting your stuff from?


I buy ammo one time a year the Black Friday sales
You pick up free shipping, and you’ll get the best price of the year.
I understand everybody’s situation is different, this is the way I prefer to do it and it works very well for me.


Where do you consistently get your ammo from?


How about a dedicated reloading forum for us handloaders out there!


I’m to the point where I reload much of my ammo. But for those cases where I just need something, Walmart sells federal aluminum 9mm real cheap. While this doesn’t work in my race gun, it does for the PCC. It’s nice because there’s no need to recover the cases. Other larger ammo like 6.5 grendal, and .308 I get from Fleet farm. For the real big stuff, the .50 bmg, I get from my local gun shop, he gives me the boxes at cost, $30 a box


Midway USA is close and runs good sale most of the time or Wal mart for range ammo reloading supply I buy local on powder and make a trip or two a year to Serria as they are only one hour away.


Midway usa for match. Sometimes runnings has good stuff. Prices are not bad… but not good either. I order all reloading bullets from midway. Powder we have a distributor in vt. So I get my powder orders and primers from the local shop here in NH.


I have not bought ammo since around 2003 except for some cases of 22LR and a few boxes of 380.

Every time I bought a machine gun I would set aside $1K-$2K for ammo at the same time. As it was the era of cheap surplus I have over 100K rounds stored for my guns which should last me until the guns are passed to my heirs and then some. I have a Dillon 1050 but found that it was cheaper to buy surplus than to reload when I figured the cost of my time. So it sits in my closet unused for the last 20 years. I still load for my accuracy bolt guns.


Did inventory today after buying some more and realized I let the stock get WAY too low. I may have over 1,100rds of .22LR but everything else is really low. Gotta start buying more here and there until we spend the coin for a bulk order online.


How appropriate Gunny came by to scold me. RIP


Bud’s Gun Shop for what I don’t reload.



Gonna buy some ammo in bulk here shortly. My outdoor range doesn’t allow FMJ for rifle calibers so I’m at a loss on what and where to get non-FMJ. I’d be ok with JHP or SP in .223 or 5.56 but I have no clue what would be a better buy. At least I know what 7.62x54r to get. Good old Silver Bear. :smiley: But I might try some other “bears” for 7.62x54r non-FMJ just for grins. Hah!


@Mister_Torgue, FYI is having their annual Father’s Day sale going on now!


I digging this site. How about this? I’ve got a .223 Wylde barrel with a 1/7 twist.


@Mister_Torgue, I’m not sure what you’re asking? have you shot similar ammunition through your rifle before?


Was asking about the quality of that ammo I linked to. Was also just giving you an idea what barrel it’ll be coming out of. :slight_smile: Havent put any 62gr pills through it yet, only 55’s.


@Mister_Torgue, I think because of the price it would be worth picking up at least a thousand rounds, if you’re not happy with it you could always flip it to a friend.


I’m sure it’ll be good enough for targets and for home defense so long as it runs reliably. It’s mostly for practice ammo. :cowboy_hat_face:


I’ll just put this here. :cowboy_hat_face:

Oh, this was from in case anyone is wondering. And yes, I love the Bear ammo…


There’s an easy cure to the continuing dilemma of having sufficient ammo on hand.
Don’t shoot so much.
Well focused practice doen’t require tons of ammo.
Where I used to use up to 400 rounds per gun at a typical practice session, (revolver, pistol and carbine),
I found with a more focused practice, I rarely need more than maybe 75 rounds per gun, if that.
And get better results, greatly simplifying my life.
Just a thought.