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Re: 100 rd boxes Remington 38spl

Joe S. said:
Academy has em for 37$ picked up two boxes yesterday.
I reload and cast my own bullets, A box of 50 costs about $4.00. You do have to spend some time casting and reloading but I consider this part of the game of shooting.

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Re: 100 rd boxes Remington 38spl

I don't reload/ cast, so I have to rely on factory offerings. And since the 100 rd boxes are scarce these days I was relieved to find these.

Was looking for the 250 rd boxes but no luck. :)
 

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Re: 100 rd boxes Remington 38spl

Dont think ive ever seen a 250 ct box of .38 Joe. If you want cheap .38, im going to cabelas in baton rouge in a few weeks when im down there for my birthday. Last time i got 50ct boxes jacketed solid points for $11.99. Dont know if it will be that cheap again but i can look.
 

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Re: 100 rd boxes Remington 38spl

Yea let me know.

They make the 250 rd boxes but its a rare bird. About a year ago surplus had the yellow box remington umc for 90 for 250 rds. I bought one. Wish I'd have bought em all.
 

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Re: 100 rd boxes Remington 38spl

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I don't reload/ cast, so I have to rely on factory offerings. And since the 100 rd boxes are scarce these days I was relieved to find these.

Was looking for the 250 rd boxes but no luck. :)
The Mastercraft Corporation sells lead bulleted reloads for around $7.50 per box for the .38 Special. This is with you sending them your brass to be reloaded. I would suggest a buy of at least 500 rounds at a time. I do not like jacketed ammunition for revolvers. The jacketed ammunition will wear out a barrel in a revolver in about 5,000-6,000 rounds. Also, a soft pointed jacketed bullet can frame cut the top strap of the revolver. When the flat base of the copper jacketed bullet passes the cylinder gap the escaping gas can cut the topstrap of the frame right above the back of the barrel.

I have a S&W K38 6". It has been fired 80,000-100,000 times. I have never fired jacketed ammo in it. It still is the most accurate .38 revolver I have ever owned. Some people worry about leading in a pistol barrel. It is not that hard to remove lead but it is expensive to replace a barrel.

Google search for Mastercraft and shoot cheaper and extend the life of your revolver barrel.

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Re: 100 rd boxes Remington 38spl

Doug Bowser said:
Joe S. said:
I don't reload/ cast, so I have to rely on factory offerings. And since the 100 rd boxes are scarce these days I was relieved to find these.

Was looking for the 250 rd boxes but no luck. :)
The Mastercraft Corporation sells lead bulleted reloads for around $7.50 per box for the .38 Special. This is with you sending them your brass to be reloaded. I would suggest a buy of at least 500 rounds at a time. I do not like jacketed ammunition for revolvers. The jacketed ammunition will wear out a barrel in a revolver in about 5,000-6,000 rounds. Also, a soft pointed jacketed bullet can frame cut the top strap of the revolver. When the flat base of the copper jacketed bullet passes the cylinder gap the escaping gas can cut the topstrap of the frame right above the back of the barrel.

I have a S&W K38 6". It has been fired 80,000-100,000 times. I have never fired jacketed ammo in it. It still is the most accurate .38 revolver I have ever owned. Some people worry about leading in a pistol barrel. It is not that hard to remove lead but it is expensive to replace a barrel.

Google search for Mastercraft and shoot cheaper and extend the life of your revolver barrel.

Doug
So I read this and had a few thoughts:
100,000 @ .15 per shot ($7.50/50) is $15,000 and I am betting you shoot pleanty of other rounds!
99% of the rounds through my gun have been lead only. I am considering those fancy copper plated types .. any thoughts? (the reason being to reduce lead "exposure" when I shoot at surplus city range)

I have heard about the Gassing and strap being cut into. I figure using target loads (instead of 1500 FPS stuff) keeps that low about as much as lead only. Lead fouling is a problem I have.. so how do you clean up??? I am hoping this Deatons will help.
 

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How do you cast your own bullets? I would really like to get into reloading and all of that. How do I learn? Do they have a video or something? I don't want to blow myself up..
 

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I have shot a good bit of precision delta ammo. You don't have to turn in brass to buy it but if you do turn in cases you get a cheaper price on their ammo. I always just bought what I wanted and kept the brass for reloading myself
 
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