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March 31, 2024 - 1:08 am
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Midway USA has 25-20 ammo (Winchester) available if anyone is interested, $119.00 a box, 1 box limit! 

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My limit:  ZERO.  How can it cost more to mfg .25-20 than, for ex, .38 Spl?  A blatant swindle. 

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I agree, price is ridiculous like a lot of stuff now, I did not buy any, I reload , just seen it and thought I would post it if someone was looking for some! 

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I just reloaded a bunch I got at the Sioux Falls guns show. Only drove 2300 miles thru 7 states to get it.

Wish Starline would run 32-20, 38-56 and 40-82 like 10,000 rounds each.

It could lower the cost–email if you want some.   [email protected] 

I have 25-20 On GI too…      Bill

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clarence said
My limit:  ZERO.  How can it cost more to mfg .25-20 than, for ex, .38 Spl?  A blatant swindle.   

RIGHT!  $2.40 a round, before sales tax.  What a ripoff!

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I got into high-volume reloading forty years ago to support a heavy comp-shooting habit. Loaded and fired in the neighborhood of a quarter million rounds. I got into casting a decade or so ago to make bullets I couldn’t buy and shoot guns I couldn’t afford ammo for. It didn’t make sense economically but I did it. Single stage reloading is therapeutic for me, I only uncover the Dillon to feed my social equipment. Then I got into collecting Winchesters and it all came together. The 38WCF rounds in my signature photo are very much like the ammo manufactured over 100 years ago, I also cast and load 32WCF’s. I can fire a round of each for about the price of a first class postage stamp. If I was set up to cast and load for the 25WCF i could shoot it for pennies per round.
Larry Potterfield is a friend but I buy very little ammo from him. He does have an attractive selection of Eley ammo at the moment but quite honestly the Norma Match ammo I bought from him awhile back shoots better than I do these days.

I can’t imagine being a collector without being able to shoot the guns I love. I can load and cast for almost every centerfire rifle and handgun I own, I wouldn’t do it any other way. Quite honestly I probably couldn’t afford it at today’s prices.

 

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Larry Potterfield is a friend but I buy very little ammo from him.TXGunNut said

He isn’t the problem–it’s the US ammo makers who give 1st priority to supplying the Fed gov’t. for Homeland Security, FBI, etc.  For that reason, if possible I’ll choose ANY foreign ammo maker over a domestic one.

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Gun shows are your best source for Brass, Powder, Primers and loaded. I paid 125.00 for 125 25-20 RP, AND 50.00 FOR 50 rounds of 25-20 RP and 100.00 for a box of 25-20 Winchester Lubaloy Blue and yellow box. May not shoot the latter. Also got 300 rounds of Starline 32-20 for 100.00. Hotels and Gas are not cheap, but I went to sell guns and came home with my 1st 1866 Rifle, with Rod in Butt and a good Bore.  Bill

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I have always considered the price of dies and brass as part of the cost whenever I acquire a gun in a new caliber.  Brass wasn’t always easy to find or cheap, but always less costly than ammo.  (I do have some vintage boxes of ammo for display)  I have molds for all my handgun calibers and the ‘cowboy’ calibers, but have been lucky enough to find suitable cast bullets in bulk at reasonable prices for most of those, so I don’t generally rely on casting, although that is rewarding as well. 

And I don’t consider an old Winchester to be ‘truly mine’ until I’ve successfully fired some handloads through it.  One of the best things I did related to my collecting habit was to stockpile primers and powder many years ago. Reloading is relaxing and fulfilling.  Shooting my handloads in an old caliber is doubly satisfying!Reloading-dies.jpgImage Enlarger

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