where to get and what kind?
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    where to get and what kind?

    Just got a .357. I want to do alot of shooting now, to get used to the gun. I'm new to handguning so I just want to shoot and get to know my gun so I dont really care about quality for now.

    What is the cheapest ammo I can get and where can I buy it?
    I want .38 special and .357 mag. Thanks

    P.S. I live in WI

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    Senior Member Bob Wright's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Memphis TN
    Most shooting ranges and gun shops sell "remanufactured" ammunition. This is usually from brass picked up on the range or turned in by previous purchasers. It is reloaded and sold for fairly low prices. In addition, bulk ammunition can be bought from Cabela's or Midway, but must be a fairly large quantity to justify the shipping costs.

    Also, both Federal and Winchester make an economy line of ammunition, though it costs somewhat more than the "remanufactured" stuff.

    You'll find .38 Special to be the most economical, as its more popular than the .357 Magnum. Also, lead bullets will be cheaper than jacketed. Some of this will lead your bore more, but is easily removed in cleaning.

    Keep looking around.

    Bob Wright

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    Member Dsig1's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Lancaster, PA
    I've bought some .38 over the internet at a low cost, under $13.50 per box even after shipping costs. I've bought from Natchez shooting supply and RR Arms with good success. Nothing like having a 1,000 round case show up on your doorstep for less than you can go out an buy at Wall*Mart for.



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