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Poll: Which caliber (except 22lr) is the cheapest to shoot right now?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SOshooter, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. SOshooter

    SOshooter Rogue Valley, OR Member

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    I believe 7.62x25 is the winner. It is the total different story if you do reloading.
     
  2. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    5.45 x 39 is my favorite economy round at the moment. I have a Cz52 and a tin of 7.62 x 25 too
     
  3. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    I would say that the cheapest non-milsurp ammo I've found is 9mm. It's only a litttle more than 100 rounds of cci minimag.
     
  4. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    I have to agree 5.45x39. 2160 cartridges run $238.00. That is approx. 11 cents a round (13 cents with shipping). Cheap 9mm is about 20 cents a round. You can get an AK-74 right now for $370 shipped so you are looking at ~$650 dollars for the gun and a stash of ammo.
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    +1. Not to mention that it's a very good round - very close to 5.56 NATO. Being based on the AK platform, the guns should be dependable too.
     
  6. Iceberg

    Iceberg Forest Grove Active Member

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    7.62x25; cheap and fun to shoot.
     
  7. SSG

    SSG Lane County New Member

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    My cost to reload 45 acp is roughly 10 cts a round.
     
  8. shelt

    shelt Bend Member

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  9. WhitneyPrecision

    WhitneyPrecision Lane County Member

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  10. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You can shoot 5.45x39 7N6 for about the same price as high end 22lr like CCI ect. My 5.45x39-AR upper has already paid for it's self in what I've saved over .223 ammo, and it's a bunch more fun to shoot than .22lr.