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Old 03-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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Question Best Price on 45-70 Gov ammo?

I am looking around to pickup some 45-70 ammo for practice (and reloading the brass after practice) So far the best price I am finding is on a ammo brand HSM at sportman's guide ($20.87 for 20) anybody know of any place with a better price (even a bulk price?)

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:31 PM
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HSM ammo is made in Montana and a guy was selling a lot of that brand at the gun show..his prices were a little higher..but no shipping. Since I load all my own I didn't buy any..I did buy 500 rounds of Federal 9mm FMJs at the show for me and a friend..it was 7.49 per box by the 500 round case..but it was at a different sellers table. I have gotten a few boxes of the HSM ammo in the past and it seems to work fine. I did get a couple of neat items in a mess of reloading items.2 Lee loaders..one was in 410 and the other in 45-70.. Sold 'em both quickly though.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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G.O.B., Why not just buy one box of factory ammo for pressure measurements and then buy bulk brass for the reloads? When I bought my last .270, I bought one box of 150 gr. Winchester Power Point ammo, test fired the gun and and measure case head and pressure ring expansion. Then I bought 200 rounds of Winchester bulk brass and worked up the reload I wanted with the 150 gr. Sierra Game King.
The only factory ammo my guns get is that first box when I buy the gun for the pressure testing. After that, it's bulk brass and handloads for as long as I have that rifle or handgun. If things don't work out, yo can always sell off he gun and components. Seems like a win win siruation to me.
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:17 PM
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main reason PJ is that the empty brass costs more per 20 (for remington brass anyway) than the loaded HSM cowboy rounds cost (using remington brass)

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