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Thread: AHHHH, the Joys of cheap ammo

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    Boolit Man
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    Mar 2014
    North of 49th

    AHHHH, the Joys of cheap ammo

    Good evening,
    Remember the days of low priced 22LR? How about $2.00 boxes of trap loads? I put in a box of LEAD....YES....real LEAD Magnum loads from when I used to go goose hunting.
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    Boolit Master

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    Jan 2011
    Just pulled out a brick (500) of Hansen .22 with a $4.99 price tag on it. Shot real well

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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2010
    I remember getting shotgun shells at Sears for $1.95 on sale.

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    Boolit Master
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    Oct 2010
    I do not remember 2 dollar shotgun shells, but I did buy 1.75 reloads at high school, during class from my teacher and carried them home on the bus. Try that these days. lol

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    Boolit Master

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    Mar 2005
    Perryville, Ky,USA
    Was at a yard sale several years back and the guy had many boxes of new 12 gauge shells. Picked up two boxes of Super-X Double X Magnum #2 lead shot for $5 per box. He had two boxes of BB lead XXs and I passed them up. Still kicking myself./beagle
    diplomacy is being able to say, "nice doggie" until you find a big rock.....

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    Boolit Master

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    May 2012
    I remember .22LR being on sale for 99 for 50. Regular price was $1.79

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    Boolit Master
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    Jun 2012
    The Willamette Valley, in Oregon
    Yes, I certainly recall that "inexpensive" ammo - thank goodness I'm making 8x what I made then. The $20/brick CCI Blazers and $25/brick CCI SV I just purchased is the cheapest .22LR I've ever bought.

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    Boolit Man RGrosz's Avatar
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    Jun 2016
    SE South Dakota
    Years ago, Walgreens sold ammo. They were having a sale on shotgun shells. Stopped in one night after work and bought three boxes of Super X 20 3" gage shells. it came to about $9. The clerk rang it up and I paid for it with a $20. She gave me back the change and stapled the precept and stuff in to the bag. I walked out got in the pickup, and started home. Was going to go hunting the next day, so I looked at the bag and she had stapled the $20 to the bag with the receipt. I was too far along to return the money.

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    Boolit Master redhawk0's Avatar
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    Apr 2016
    North East, USA
    I had found some boxes of Winchester 303 Savage 190gr Silver Tip ammo that had $2.79 price tag on them in my dad's garage attic. I wish I knew where those boxes were today. I think they got lost in one my parents moves. I know dad doesn't have them any longer or I'd have them now for sure. I obtained my 303 Sav. about 20 years ago....but haven't seen those boxes in that amount of time.


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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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