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Old 11-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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what do you guys use for practice ammo?

My Kimbers seem to like American Eagle 230 gr FMJ quite a bit. Back before the panic it was pretty inexpensive. I think it's a little harder to find, but I think it's pretty decent stuff.
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No bad! I buy whatever I can Get at this time! Same with gas if there is lines I go to the shortest one!
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #3
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For last few years I've had good results with Miwall reloads ammo I buy in bulk (250 or 500 rounds) at large gun shows in Arizona. Miwall is a California ammo supplier who sells at gun shows only, usually at "Crossroads of the West" shows.

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I hand-load the ammo my wife and I shoot. As has been the case with factory ammunition over the past few years, sometimes reloading components have been hard to come by or have been significantly rationed. That situation seems to have eased up recently, however. Reloading saves me about 50% compared to the cost of factory ammo. I load my .45 ACP rounds using 230 grain FMJ bullets and 4.5 grains of Alliant Bullseye powder. That combination produces a good cartridge for practice at the range.
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Ever since the shortage I've become less fussy, I've had good luck with reloads from Freedom Munitions. When they are available I will buy 500 - 1000 rounds at a time, they also offer a brass buy back program. Good .22LRs are still impossible to find, I haven't seen CCI mini mags for sale in well over a year.
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Ever since the shortage I've become less fussy, I've had good luck with reloads from Freedom Munitions. When they are available I will buy 500 - 1000 rounds at a time, they also offer a brass buy back program. Good .22LRs are still impossible to find, I haven't seen CCI mini mags for sale in well over a year.
I use CCI Stingers in my Beretta 21a, but Stingers are hard to find down here.
last find was a 500 round "brick" of Stingers for $55 and that was before the ammo rush.

Probably would cost double that today....
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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Good .22LRs are still impossible to find, I haven't seen CCI mini mags for sale in well over a year.
The shortage (absence, really) of CCI Mini Mags is the same here in NH. Even cheap .22LR ammo. is hard to find, even at Walmart. Dealers here say .22 ammo. is the least profitable for the manufacturers so they (the mfg.) have geared their production for the more profitable calibers. From a purely business point of view I suppose I can't blame them, but it leaves people like us who like to shoot .22 with no ammo.
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Marshall, do you realize how old this thread is?
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Son, you need either a part time job or another hobby besides resurrecting the dead to occupy your time.
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It will give some of us a chance to read threads that were here long before we were without digging and help keep the ads moving. Win win right?
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