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Does anyone know of a really good place (and cheapest) to buy handgun ammo (.45 acp) in bulk online?
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Only place I can think of is Cheaper Than Dirt, but they seem to gouge you on the shipping. One box winds up costing you $20 and that's too much for one box of 50 or so rounds.
 

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Sportsman's Guide is similar to CTD and they also have a Buyer's Club which gives a 5% discount on ammo purchases. They have some sales periodically in which one can get some decent prices even after shipping, but the back order can be lengthy. I ordered some brass cased, reloadable .45 ACP for $6.25 a box a year ago Feburary and they finally came through in October. I haven't seen that deal since and wish I would have bought more. Able Ammo has had some decent prices in the past but I haven't ordered from them in a long time. MidwayUSA, Graf and Son, Natchez Shooter Supply, and others I can't think of off hand (pick up a copy of Gun List or Shotgun News, there are a number of places selling inexpensive ammo) all have clearance sales at times where the prices can be pretty good. If you don't reload, Cabela's sells Wolf brand in bulk lots, 500 rounds of .45 ACP for $80 and 1000 at $150. Get 3% back in points for future purchases and you can save more if you use the various promotions that come in the mail. Currently, one can get $20 off any purchase of $150 or more. If you don't have a Cabela's in your state you save sales tax too. They also sell Sellier & Bellot and Magtech .45 ACP ammo for $10/50. Otherwise, Wal-Mart has been the best value for me for jacketed bullets; the Winchester White Box in 100 packs for under $20 is about the best around. For lead bullets, UltraMax remanufactured at Dick's is the cheapest I've found; $30/200 rounds with sales dropping the price to $25.
 

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No, my recommendation is to either go to a gun show in your area - or support your local dealers.

We have a couple of dealers in my area - that keep the prices down the best they can - but it's always relative to what someone else wants.

Long term - buy a Dillon XL 650 and load your own. It's a good hobby - and you can save a bunch of money.
 

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Is the Remington UMC Ammo for .45acp any good? They have bulk at BassPro - 250 Rounds of 230 grain - for $62. And shipping was cheap.

I ordered 250 of 9mm, 500 of .45, 1000 of .22LR, and 100 of .357. Shipping was $13.95.
 

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I shoot a lot of the UMC ammo, it is some of the cheaper, reloadable, non-remanufactured FMJ ammo in my area. I have not had a problem with it and don't expect to. Occasionally Magtech beats it on price but that ain't often. The only new manufacture ammo I find that is cheaper is Wolf and their steel cases aren't reloadable.
 

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Came across this site a while ago when trying to find out more about the rainer ballistics copper plated DEWC I now reload for 38spl..

http://www.precisioncartridge.com/index.html

Don't know anything about these guys, except what it says on the webpage.. If shipping is getting too expensive they will ship free if you order 20K rounds!

Also just found this..

http://www.sharpshooterammo.com/index_files/Page293.htm

I've shot the S&B in 32WC, and not had any problems.. if you have a cabelas near by, you might try this...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templ ... hasJS=true
 

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The best deal in new manufacture is still Winchester White Box (WWB) in the 100 round boxes at Wal-Mart when they have them. $19.98 for a box, that is just under $60 for 300 versus $56+ for 250 of the Remingtons. It is a good enough price that they go quick, you just about have to be there when the truck comes in to get any. The Sellior & Bellot is decent ammo but its price has skyrocketed lately and it is as much or more than domestic brands. I have some that don't go off when using the 1911, it appears to be light strikes with the hammer. Pulling the hammer back and firing again has done the trick so far. My XD has not had a single misfire with them yet. Same goes for the Cabela's remanufactured ammo, it is as much as most fresh ammo and the "free" box is not a great incentive to me.
 

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I've searched pretty hard for a source of .45 auto reloads on the internet. One source is Ammo Direct, but frankly, I'm not all that impressed with the price and haven't pulled the trigger (so to speak). When I can buy new White Box Winchester for the same (or less), why bother? I would like to shoot 185's in matches, might improve my scores a bit over the 230's, but it appears we'll just have to take the plunge and invest in the reloading equipment.

The initial cost is what is stopping me, with a daughter in college and a son who seems to outgrow $100 athletic shoes with alarming frequency, it's tough to find the "spare" cash to invest in the equipment needed to do it right. Besides, I guess when I do have a few extra bucks, I have higher priorities.
 

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I received my order from BassPro today. Must be 30lbs or more worth of ammo. It was shipped for $13.95. Plus, there was no sales tax. Good prices!
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I just ordered some ammo from Natches Shooter's Supply. The Rem/UMC .45 ACP is going for $8.99/50, 40 S&W $8.49/50, 9mm $5.89/50, 357 $9.99/50, and 38 Spl $6.86/50.
This was the same price or cheaper than PMC, Sellier & Bellot, and even Ultramax except for 9mm from Ultramax: that was $5.49 a box. I bought enough for the next qualification shoot as this is the least expensive I've found anywhere (at least where it is not on backorder). I don't know what shipping costs but it is whatever UPS charges plus Natchez adds $4-5 for handling. In any event the boss checked off on the price and that was the important part.
 

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uglydog said:
The best deal in new manufacture is still Winchester White Box (WWB) in the 100 round boxes at Wal-Mart when they have them. $19.98 for a box, that is just under $60 for 300 versus $56+ for 250 of the Remingtons. It is a good enough price that they go quick, you just about have to be there when the truck comes in to get any. The Sellior & Bellot is decent ammo but its price has skyrocketed lately and it is as much or more than domestic brands. I have some that don't go off when using the 1911, it appears to be light strikes with the hammer. Pulling the hammer back and firing again has done the trick so far. My XD has not had a single misfire with them yet. Same goes for the Cabela's remanufactured ammo, it is as much as most fresh ammo and the "free" box is not a great incentive to me.
+1 on Wally world, I think I paid about $28 for 100 WWB's. A bit more that Ughlydog paid but still a deal. Ammo is the only reason I go to Walmart....but end up picking up more stuff on the way to the sporting goods!
 
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