GUN 100 rounds of .38 special for $34.45

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  1. johnson

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    after tax. Good deal?
     
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    $.34 each huh, hell yeah man prices haven't been that low in years. Buy all you can!
     
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    more expensive that .45 for less power... no it's not a good deal unless you're getting it for free.
     
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    Cheapest price I could find, including online.

    .45 ACP value pack at Walmart is the same price.
     
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    I haven't done .38 special pricing in some time but rolling my own with bulk lead wadcutters or plated bullets was SOOOO much cheaper than wwb just a little ago.
     
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    I only have 200 pieces of brass right now, including the factory ammo I just bought.
     
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    Its easier to keep track of revolver brass at least so you're likely to go home with every piece you come in with. Its more than I can say for my 10mm where I can't even check for pressure signs because I can't find the brass :big grin:

    Looks like $35 will get you 500 pieces of .38 brass from gunbroker.

    Midway is showing 1000 remington 158gr lead semiwadcutters for $68 (backordered of course).

    A load with bullseye looks to be about 4.2gr per round so a $16 container of bullseye will let you load say 1600 rounds.

    We'll say $25 for 1000 primers.

    So when its all said and done with you could load 1000 rounds for $110 if you just use the brass you have already. $145 if you want to have 700 loaded at a time. Either way you'll have some powder left over for another half batch.

    Long term you'll probably be shooting this .38 special brass for life if you're not belling the case too much or using really hot loads. You'll lose a couple every time to splits at the case mouth but the brass isn't worked that much. I'm actually shooting some hand me down brass from the 70s and 80s in my .38. I'm told it was used a lot before I got and it still shoots great for me.
     
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    most people feel like nickle cases crack sooner

    I didn't look at brass prices too closely but if he's been out of stock for a while that price might no longer reflect the actual market price. The EE seems to have some decent brass prices lately.
     
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    Your 10mm brass has entered Low Earth Orbit, and is now geosynchronous and classified as space junk.
     
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