View Poll Results: Poll - Cheap 9mm Range Ammo

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  • Winchester White Box 115 gr

    76 37.81%
  • Federal Champion 115 gr

    55 27.36%
  • Remington UMC 115 gr

    29 14.43%
  • Tula Ammo

    13 6.47%
  • Blazer

    41 20.40%
  • Other

    31 15.42%
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  1. #41
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    Blazer 124gr. It's the cheapest ammo that wont jam in my mags. $15/50ct

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    I use the Winchester white box and the Federal ammo. Cheap....and they go pop when I pull the trigger.

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    If you have to buy ammo, it's hard to be able to afford to shoot enough to stay accurate and proficient (and don't forget the fun factor!). Even if you reload, the cost of jacketed or cast bullets can get expensive, and you really don't save very much. I cast my own bullets and recycle the lead from my sand trap on my pistol range. So my only recurring costs are powder and primers. Cost me approximately $2.00 to reload a box of 38's. If you can't recover your lead, buying scrap lead is still way cheaper than buying jacketed or cast bullets. I just bought 500 pounds of wheel weights at $0.68 a pound. I was able to recover 350 pounds of good bullet casting lead from that. So the actual price per pound of my $340 investment in lead was $0.97 per pound ($340/350=$0.97). I shoot 148 grain wadcutters. So 1000 wadcutters cost me approximately $20.50 (((148/7000) X .97) X 1000 = $20.50) That's about 1/3 the cost of buying cast bullets, and way, way cheaper than buying jacketed bullets. Now here's the kicker. You really don't save anything. Ya just shoot a heck of a lot more ! That's what makes it worth my time. And time is one thing I have plenty of now that I retired on April 24th. I shoot around 500 rounds a week or approximately 26,000 rounds per year, at a cost of just over $1000. That's pretty cheap for that much FUN! Heck, some peoples phone bill is greater than that. So if you have the time and inclination, try bullet casting and reloading.

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    I did the reload numbers last month, reloading my own ammo, 9mm FMJ 115g box of 50, re-using my brass, $6.97. And that cost if for components bought locally after tax. Compared to $9.99+tax (10.97 otd) IF you can find it at wallmart. Thats $4.00/box saved or 40%. That is considerable savings. I have been shooting 350rnds/month, after a year reloading would save $336, that is quite a ways towards paying off a reloading set-up. Of if you already have a set-up, it means instead of buying 4200rounds of factory, you could make 6600rounds yourself for the same price..

    I dooo like the lead casting pricing, however my local indoor ranges do not allow lead rounds :-/

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    I have a couple of reloading presses, including a progressive one, but I rarely use them nowadays. I find I have less time available to do recreational things, and factory 9mm ammo is cheap enough that the only way you can get the price comparison to work-out is if you value your time at $0. Even if I figure my time at minimum-wage price, the factory ammo is cheaper, and then I can more productively use the time previously spent loading ammo (by going to the range and shooting it).

    I still save most of my brass, and the presses aren't for sale yet, but reloading jacketed bullets for 9mm and .38 just doesn't make financial sense right now. Now the .44 Magnum is another story; if I didn't reload for my .44, I couldn't afford to shoot it more than a couple of times a year. I usually stock-up on components a little bit at a time, wait until winter, and some weekend when I get snowed-in, I fire-up the Dillon press and put out 400-500 rounds of .44 JHPs and another 500 cast-lead target loads. That much .44 ammo used to last me a couple of years, but ever since the local indoor range opened, I find myself shooting a lot more often. Sometimes I run out before winter sets in again...
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    Mostly I shoot either Federal American Eagle or Wolf. I've shot thousand of the Wolf ammo, cheap and works great.

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    Blazer 9mm 115gr $10.95 x 50 on sale.

    If I ever get back to reloading that would be cheaper. Til then... Blazer and Winchester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhodco View Post
    Doesn't matter to me if they are dirty. I clean it all away every other week or so.
    I agree ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill111444 View Post
    I second the Federal champion at wall Mart, 100 round value pack for $19.95...you can't find ammo any cheaper. Now all they have to do is keep it stocked.
    I agree, great price and no failures do far.

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    Survey 9mm Cheap Target Ammo

    Even most bulk in my area can't touch the per round cost for the Federal @ WallyWorld - its $19.47 per 100 around here and fortunately I've got 2 within about 5 miles of each other - usually get in at least weekly to see what's in stock. 100 round boxes go in about once a month usually about 10 per store and when the do whatever is left on the shelves goes home with me!

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    I shot both Independence and Blazer Brass ammo. I have put over 2000 rounds through my M&P's. Haven't had any problems

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    Survey 9mm Cheap Target Ammo

    Blazer, WWB and Federal. I don't shoot greasy Russian crap ammo in my handguns. That stuff is reserved for my Mosins.

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    I just placed an order with Freedom Munitions for 500 rounds of 9MM Luger 115 gr. RN Training Ammo cost of the ammo was $84.50. Will be placing a order this weekend with them for .38 Special and .40 Cal.

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    I mostly use cci blazer brass because when I was buying bulk, it was the most available for what I considered a reasonable price. My Ruger P91 will NOT cycle UMC so I have not bought it to try in any other gun or caliber. I also use Winchester WB for all my calibers when its available. I have never had any issues with the cci nor the wwb. usually when Im planning on a trip to the range I grab what I have in stock at home which happens to be cci currently because of past purchases. Also cci is currently available in 9mm 40 and 45 in bulk online. When I stop at hellmart, I will glance at the ammo rack and if any of the above calibers mentioned are availble in wwb or cci Ill pick some up.

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    My carry gun likes Blazer, don't know why but it just seems to work smoother and I've never had a jamb or miss fire.

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    I've run all of these, they are all just fine, buy whatever is cheapest, ... for practice ammo.
    Yesterday at the range, I hit the 2600 9mm rnds fired mark. I've had only 4 issues (punched primer and fail to fire). All four were Tula.
    So, price being equal, I would select Tula ammo last if there are others for the same price.
    For practice ammo.
    My SIG 226 MK25 will eat/run ANYTHING so far.

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    With me it's mostly Federal, 'Champion' (WM box stamp), or Blazer Aluminum. (Both use, 'copper washed' or clad bullets.) When I buy pistol ammo at Wal-Mart this is what I usually pick up. In a pinch I'll use Winchester, 'White Box'; but I prefer not to because the crap is really dirty and can be too often underpowered.

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    Freedom Munitions. Never a bad round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty79 View Post
    Freedom Munitions. Never a bad round.
    I used to think this.....

    Recent range session....

    Ammo was a 9mm 115gr round nose from a box of NEW ammo from a 1000 round bulk purchase from Freedom.
    Have probably cycled 300 rounds or so through some Sigs and a H&K without any issue at all.
    Have previously cycled 1000 rounds of re-manufactured 115gr round nose 9mm from Freedom without any issues at all (along with about 800 rounds of re-manufactured .380 through a Sig and a Walther).

    What I had was a normal shot followed by a normal eject and a failure to feed -- cleared that round and next round failed to feed, cleared that one and next -- same thing. Set the weapon aside to look at later. When policing brass at the end of the session I found the half case. Very even, level separation (almost like a cut) right about half way up case. Failure to feed was due to ring of brass left in barrel -- once I left the line we broke the weapon down and the ring cleared easily from the barrel with no apparent damage to the barrel. Cleaned weapon later and everything looks as it should.

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    been over a year since last reply. a lot has changed. blazer and federal are my choices. good prices,decent accuracy,not too dirty. will not touch a steel cased round despite the savings-wear and accuracy.

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