Cheap Ammo

Taking a look at the ammo supply in my bunker, I saw I was getting a little low.

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I got a nice membership to Shoot Point Blank, and I am getting there almost once a week.  Makes a nice stop on my way home on Fridays.

Because I can get there once a week, I usually only shoot about 200 rounds, but week after week it adds up and the stock on hand dwindles.

There is a group I belong to on the internet where I do surveys about autos and I GET PAID FOR IT !!!  WOOOOO !  A buck a survey but it does add up and I recently cashed out $50 for a Walmart gift card.  I also buy all of my gasoline at Speedway and earn points that I just cashed in for a $50 Visa gift card.

So, as my supply was dwindling and I had some spare money, I went out on a buying trip.  As the best of luck was with me, I also had a $10 off $50 coupon from Dick’s.  Usually the Dick’s coupon is for a $100 purchase, this was indeed quite a fortuitous find for me.

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A quick run about to both Dick’s and Walmart and this is what I brought home.

1827 rounds (one box of Thunderbolts had two extra).

The best part is, my out of pocket was $6.  SWEEEEET !

The best value by far are the Thunderbolts at just less than 5 cents a shot, but I like having the hollow points from the 525 Golden bullets and even though the 100 round boxes of the Golden’s are closer to 8 cents a shot, I buy those once in a while just to have the containers for storage.

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Aaaaaahhhh, that looks much better.

The ammo box holds about 1400 rounds, so I have about 3000 on hand.

“I’m sure glad I had just enough ammo” said no one ever after a zombie attack.

Or to quote Col. Hannibal Smith: “Overkill is highly underrated.”

 

Now, I was going to do a separate post on this, but it fits here.

The crazy lady known as “Mom”, is divorcing my father, and he had to clean out all of the out buildings on his property.

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My dad found this ammo in his barn.  I knew for a fact that I hadn’t bought any ammo that was in the barn in the past 30 years.

Just searching in the internet, I found that the bucket of Thunderbolts were from about 1993.

I had no luck with the other boxes and I even contacted the Remington historian and they could tell me no more than around 1990-1993.

I have already used up all of this old ammo and it performed rather well. There might have been 25 total rounds that failed.

 

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After Work, At The Range

Summer is a much better time to shoot, but hey, can’t control the weather so I gotta shoot inside.

J.R. Shooting Sports” is on my way home, so this is where I ended up.

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My Beretta M9 22.

I now have 4 15 round magazines which is both good and bad.

Good that I can shoot more before having to reload, bad that I can shoot more before having to reload.  Range time here is $20 an hour but if you buy $20 of ammo, you can shoot until you fall asleep.  I brought 400 rounds from home and bought another 525 to get the unlimited time.  I spent about 90 minutes there and if I had not had to leave for dinner, I might have stayed longer.  As it was, I went through just the 400 rounds I brought with me but could have easily gone through much more.

 

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Pretty nice range and setup.

I shoot mostly at 20-25 feet.

The person to my right was shooting a pretty sweet 357 with a 7-8″ barrel. (He was about average)

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Good, but not great.  That’s why it’s called practice.

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And dinner, a nice bacon Cheeseburger at Red Robin.