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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ammo blues

Finally managed to find ammo at reasonable prices (ok, steep but not absurd prices) so I stocked up as much as I could afford to.

.303 Brit for $.90 per pop is painful enough that I reeeeeally want to look into reloading. Ah well though. At least I can finally shoot my Enfield.
Mostly .308, with a bunch of 7.62x54R, 7.62x39 and .30 carbine too. It's steel case stuff, but I'm trying to feed a bolt gun, so I'm not too worried.

The supply I bought will hopefully see me through the rest of the drought so I can buy some better stuff at reasonable prices. Or who knows. Maybe the Herter stuff will be excellent ammunition.


  1. Military Gun Supply off 820 in Fort Worth is a great place to pick up 7.62x54r. Last time I checked it ran about $110 for a 440 round spam can.

    Of course, mention you last saw it on their website for $89.99 per can :)

    I've shot the Herter's through my brother's SKS and it ran fine.

  2. Herters is just as good (or bad) as any steel case ammo. It goes bang and isn't worth reloading unless you are REALLY desperate.

    I'll second what Bob said, MGS is a awesome place. That's where I got my RPD and first Bren MK1 kit. As a result, I now reload .303 Brit for the Bren.

  3. Don't EVER try to reload steel case...

    1. Oh, I know. I I'm more thinking in lines of reloading for the .303. I've got some .308 brass kicking around I can reload if it comes to it, but .308 is both cheaper and far more available than .303 around here. The Herters is just to keep me shooting.


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