Switching ammo

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by DavidABQ » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:49 pm

I get Remington bulk for $27-$30 for 525. That fancy European stuff is like $35-$40 or more for only 500 rounds.

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by Jason » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:09 pm

Hmm.. for a 40-shot match, you shoot about 20 shots or so for sight-in plus the shots for score? That makes about 60 shots or so total. If you spend $30 for 525 of the Remington Golden Poop Pellets, that's 5.71 cents per shot. If you spend $400 per case of 5000 for the Norma Match, that's 8 cents per shot. That means that it costs $3.43 per match using the Remington Golden Poop Pellets and $4.80 per match using the Norma Match ammo, or $1.37 more per match to use ammo that will actually hit the target much more consistently. When comparing that small different to the overall cost of the rifle, scope, mounts, gas to make it to the match and back, and everything else that it takes to shoot a match, it's completely worth it to use decent ammo.

I'm not saying that everyone should use the $10+ per box of 50 rounds Lapua or Eley match stuff, but unless you are shooting in the low end of B class with a $40 rifle with a $10 scope that you found in the bargain barrel of the local pawn shop and are shooting at a range close enough that you can walk to it then you shouldn't be using crap ammo. It's a $1.37 difference and I guarantee you that it costs you points if you are shooting 1/5 scale targets in smallbore standard and hunter class, no matter what your classification.

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:36 am

Hmmmm, food for thought. I hope to attend the sb nationals at The Whittington Center this July. Perhaps I should try some of the more expensive stuff on the shelf at my LGS. I will have to look because I remember there being stuff costing $15-$20 for a box of 50.

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by Doodaddy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:56 am

DavidABQ wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:36 am
Hmmmm, food for thought. I hope to attend the sb nationals at The Whittington Center this July. Perhaps I should try some of the more expensive stuff on the shelf at my LGS. I will have to look because I remember there being stuff costing $15-$20 for a box of 50.

Something to consider. Thank you.
It probably does cost that for a box of 50 at your LGS. It doesn't in the right places online. In addition to the Norma Match link above:

http://goodshootinginc.com/index.php?productID=770
http://goodshootinginc.com/index.php?productID=792
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Re: Switching ammo

Post by atomicbrh » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:49 am

I think DavidABQ is just joking with you about the Remington ammo.
Confess David.
You just wanted to see who would take the bait and run with it.
Just like the Fudd thread. :lol:

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by Jason » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:29 am

I think he likely was joking also, but there are lots who read threads here who may be just getting started. These threads also stay around and can be read years later, so it's good that all those new eyes have the information to get started correctly.

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by Jerry G » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:44 am

Ammo is the cheapest part of shooting a match. Rifle and scope is a big one time expense. Entry fees and transportation to and from a match is no minor item. Oh I forgot....... the frustration of missing the target with a box full of ammo that has 20% flyers has to be right up there too.

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Re: Switching ammo

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:52 pm

Fudd thread. =)) I wanted how long Jerry would go.

I disagree with Jerry about ammo being the cheapest part. For a single match, sure he is correct but if you include live fire practice and now look at a period of several years. Now ammo can be a major cost. Rifles and scopes are paid for once, but ammo is a recurring cost that over time will exceed the hardware costs.
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Re: Switching ammo

Post by Doodaddy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:23 pm

I'd be content if I could find someone to split a case with.Image
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