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Old 08-13-2017, 05:05 PM
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Was browsing ammo at Dicks today and saw some 38's for $20.99. Last box I bought was $24.95 at my LGS, so this seemed to be a good buy. It gets better. When I checked out the clerk said "that will be $18 sir". WHAT ? Turns out there was a sale and I ended up paying $16.99 before tax,,, not too bad. Might go back tomorrow and buy a pallet.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:34 PM
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That's way better than any pricing I have seen locally
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:46 PM
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That is a good price. Funny what we consider a good price these days isn't it? Gas at $2.30 a gallon is a good price? I remember when I was paying $.90 a gallon I thought I was getting the hose shoved other than in my gas tank.

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Old 08-13-2017, 06:58 PM
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The cost of .38 was why I started reloading a few years ago. I can load 100 .38 rounds for 26 bucks. Even at the very good price you paid, which is not the normal price, that's 36 bucks vs 26 bucks. Walmart charges 23.99 for a box of 50 near me. So $50 for a 100 rounds vs $13 for my reloads.

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Old 08-13-2017, 07:48 PM
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If you have a Cabela's near you, and can get one of their credit cards, there are good prices on 158gr .38spl and .357mag. Credit card holders sometimes get 20 percent discount codes that can be stacked with sale prices.

Here is their current sale price on Herters ammo, and you could possibly discount that another 20 percent with a code. I order online for in-store pickup so that I get the quantity I want. I've been getting all my revolver plinking ammo this way for a couple of years now. They seem to run these sales every couple of months.


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Old 08-14-2017, 02:01 PM
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Just ordered from Aim surplus
Privi 38 sp 130 grain FMJ on special $11.95 for 50 rds
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:38 PM
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I remember a time not so long ago where there was no savings when reloading for the .38 Special. Now days $18 a box is celebrated, things have changed in a short time span.

Now days my cost for a box of .38 Special ammo is $5.71 and .357 Magnum ammo runs me $7.68/box.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:28 PM
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I cast my own bullets, so a box of 50 costs me about $3.50, regardless of the caliber.
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Old 08-14-2017, 03:51 PM
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Try Summers Enterprises Bullets for your hard cast bullets.

I don't know of any better prices for cast bullets

The 240gr 44 caliber @ $35/500 is their most expensive and the one I buy the most of.

Together with S&B primers makes for good cheap reloading.

Welcome to Summers Enterprises, LLC, makers of fine hard cast lead bullets.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:00 PM
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If your going to buy a case or pallet you might as well buy online for 30% less than that sale price. The shipping kills the deal on 2 or 3 boxes but anything over that and it's not so bad.
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:09 PM
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You can purchase 38 all day for $11-12 a box shipped. How do you consider $18 a deal?

Last 38 I bought was Winchester white box for $9 per 50 shipped after rebate
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:23 PM
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That is a good price. Funny what we consider a good price these days isn't it? Gas at $2.30 a gallon is a good price? I remember when I was paying $.90 a gallon I thought I was getting the hose shoved other than in my gas tank.
I remember $.90 gas, too. It was at about the same time I got a raise to $3.00 an hour.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:01 AM
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You can purchase 38 all day for $11-12 a box shipped. How do you consider $18 a deal?

Last 38 I bought was Winchester white box for $9 per 50 shipped after rebate
A thousand apologies ! In my sheltered world out here in the sticks, I actually thought that was a good deal. How incrediably stupid of me.
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:53 AM
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I started this Reloading / Bullet casting foolishness in 1975 with .30-06 and .38 Spl / .357 Mag calibers. More equipment, moulds, dies, presses, stuff followed. I'm retired, unemployed (either shooting or fishing for hobbies) so my time is valued at $0.00 .

I just checked my inventory costs of powder, primers, and gas checks to calculate my current costs for reloaded ammunition with cast lead bullets. I have ignored acquisition costs for scrap bullets mined from outdoor berms -- I was there shooting anyway, propane, gasoline, and electricity costs. My wife never turns a light off, so why worry about the lead melting pot?

For me 9 MM, 38 Spl, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP is ~$2.00 per 50 rounds. For the really expensive 357 Mag is $4.00 and 44 Mag is $5.50 for 50 rounds.

WalMart, Dick's, Academy, Cabela's can't beat my prices and the targets don't know the difference.

When I left for Thailand in October 1973 regular gas was $.45 / gallon for regular and I was getting $385 per month as an E-5. When I returned in August 1974 gas was up to $.75 per gallon and I was happily unemployed. I had about $1,200 separation pay in my pocket and ready to return to engineering school.
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:34 AM
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I used to buy gas for 17.9 cents per gallon. It was approx 1969 and I lived in east Texas with a lot of small independent oil companies. They called it gas wars. Rose Oil, EZ-Mart etc
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I used to buy gas for 17.9 cents per gallon. It was approx 1969 and I lived in east Texas with a lot of small independent oil companies. They called it gas wars. Rose Oil, EZ-Mart etc
$5.00 would get you a tank of gas, a six pack of Bud, a pack of smokes, and dinner at McDonald's for you and your date. However, I was making $0.75/hr. stocking shelves at a Kroger.
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You can purchase 38 all day for $11-12 a box shipped. How do you consider $18 a deal?

Last 38 I bought was Winchester white box for $9 per 50 shipped after rebate
Please - for us untrained internet folks provide a couple links where I can go right now and buy new- brass - reloadable 38 for $12 a box shipped. you'd really be a big help
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Please - for us untrained internet folks provide a couple links where I can go right now and buy new- brass - reloadable 38 for $12 a box shipped. you'd really be a big help

Here ya Go, This is a good resource for finding the cheapest ammunition. Outdoor Limited is my go-to site for ammo purchases. They ship pretty fast and have sales all the time.

.38 Special ammo handgun
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Yep - $12 a box but the $42 shipping fee on 1000 kind of changes the total per box - more like $14 Thanks I'm familiar with ammo seek et al
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Gotcha. Must be different for everyone- I'm getting $25.00 in shipping costs here to NY. I don't mind the shipping- Don't have the room to reload and I work 2nd, so my only option for ammo is Wally World, or my LGS early in the morning.
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Please - for us untrained internet folks provide a couple links where I can go right now and buy new- brass - reloadable 38 for $12 a box shipped. you'd really be a big help
Follow deal sites and you will see it daily.

PPU .38 Special 130-Gr. FMJ 50 Rnds - $12.39 (Free S/H over $75 w/code "SH2152") | Slickguns | gun.deals

$12.38 a box and free shipping (this coupon is for over $75 but there are plenty of free shipping no minimum coupons if you do a search)

Please do not comment "but there's a $40 membership to get that price" as sportsmansguide has such great prices that I save that $40 on one ammo order and then save all year on more orders.

$0.18 a round for 7.62x39, $0.16 a round for brass case 9mm are just some of the deals they have had in the past couple months. They also post $11 a box 38 special on occasion

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Old 08-22-2017, 12:55 PM
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I found some reasonable deals here:Outdoor Limited Your Ammo Super Store | Buy Bulk Ammo Online and recently made an order. 158 gr semi-wadcutter or 158 gr lead HP +p Remington at $13.99 a box of 50.

Also had some good buys on Federal .40 SW. , amongst others.
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I found some reasonable deals here:Outdoor Limited Your Ammo Super Store | Buy Bulk Ammo Online and recently made an order. 158 gr semi-wadcutter or 158 gr lead HP +p Remington at $13.99 a box of 50.

Also had some good buys on Federal .40 SW. , amongst others.
That's a good price for the Rem FBI load
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In stock ammo, guns, magazines, and reloading supplies
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If you have a Cabela's near you, and can get one of their credit cards, there are good prices on 158gr .38spl and .357mag. Credit card holders sometimes get 20 percent discount codes that can be stacked with sale prices.
Hopefully you've caught on to buying Cabela's gift cards on ebay for 80 to 82 cents on the dollar. I just bought some of the Herter's 38 spl as part of a $20 off $150 coupon deal. Used gift cards bought at 80 percent, giving an effective cost of $11.13 a box. Also bought an S&W 638 snubby with another code, for which they gave me two $20 off $100 codes. (Was supposed to be one, but the guy handed me two) I get almost all my ammo there. Have to pay sales tax, but free ship to store.
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Targetsportsusa has a bunch of 38sp for $14 per 50, or under, shipped to your door if you buy 1,000 rds. Hard to beat. No gas expense, no time spent reloading.
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