GUN Target shooting ammo, best choice = 9mm?

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  1. Peqkx

    Peqkx Active Member

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    or .22.

    thinking of cost, accuracy, etc.
     
  2. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    You won't find anything cheaper than .22
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    For strictly target, .22 will be the cheapest, if its also a gun you plan to use for HD then go with 9mm.
     
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    .22 gets boring...

    9mm FTW!
     
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    Realistically 9mm is about 12 cents a shot and .22 is under 2 cents a shot, maybe 1.75 cents. From there you have to do the math and see what you can afford.

    i go to the range weekly. Each trip burns about $10 in gas, $5 for the lane, and $2 in targets. Thats already $68 a month. I can shoot about 200-250 rounds an hour going at my normal pace. With all 9mm thats another $30 a week which would make shooting cost $188 a month total. If I scale back though and shooting 200 rounds of .22 and 50 rounds of 9mm that $9.50 in ammo a week or $106 a month to shoot and still get in plenty of trigger time to work on sights, blinking, grip, stance, trigger control, etc. I just can't afford to shoot 9mm as much as I'm shooting right now. If you go once a month or don't spend as much on gas, or the range is free maybe you can. When summer comes I'll probably quit going weekly and maybe go 2x a month.

    If its your only hand gun, 9mm. if you want to shoot a lot I think you need a .22
     
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    CCI Blazer 9mm. Natchess was having a sale on it, 1,000 rounds for only $99 plus shipping.
     
  7. mds2004

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    Is the 9mm more accurate? If so is it only marginal?
     
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    More accurate than .22lr? Yes, you can't even compare the two calibers.
     
  9. Romidgeo

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    .22 ftw.....extremely cheap and tons of fun ...espically when you could spend a whole day at the range and know its not going to cost you a fortune
     
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    If really depends on why you want to shoot.

    I shoot because I love the part about having to practice to get better. I like seeing improvements. Another big part is the power behind the firearms. I like the bang. I am not going to lie. After a long week at work, taking 1-2 hours at the range helps me a lot. It keeps me sane.

    So if you are a big fan of the power...a .22 will get boring, VERY fast.
     
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    that is true...a .22 is not for a person who is like shooting just for the bang and the recoil... .22 is more for a person who is serious about his/her shooting a wants a round which they can shooting all day long without burning a hole in their pocket
     

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