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Cheapest to shoot

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by wcassidy, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. wcassidy

    wcassidy G&G Newbie

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    What's the cheapest centerfire gun to shoot in your inventory guys? I got a .45 Colt rifle that hits me about $.03 every time i squeeze the trigger.


     
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  2. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Evangelist

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    Since you said gun, I guess it would be my Ruger P-89 9mm. Cheapest rifle to shoot is my Marlin .30-30 Win
     
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  3. Whootsinator

    Whootsinator G&G Newbie

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    Mosin, easy. Maybe once I get into reloading, I'll get into the couple of pennies per shot deals.
     
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  4. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

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    22 K Hornet single shot
     
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  5. ArkansasHunter

    ArkansasHunter G&G Newbie

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    Mosin Nagant 91/30 I suppose...the feller I bought it from gave me free ammo...A.H
     
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  6. Deep13

    Deep13 G&G Evangelist

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    Beretta Cx4 carbine, 9mm para.

    For proper rifle, Savage model 12 in .223 Rem.
     
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  7. wunhunglo

    wunhunglo G&G Newbie

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    Difficult to really say these days, I still have a couple of hundred old 7.62 ammo that cost me the equivalent of 5 cents/round but once that's gone it's up to the 25 cents/round stuff I bought a few years ago before the prices skyrocketed and the well ran dry. Wished I hadn't only bought 5k the last time. Reloading costs me around 30cents/100 and goes up every time I buy new components.
     
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  8. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider Rotorhead Savage Forum Contributor

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    Pistol my Ruger P89;rifle is a little hard to say as none of them are really economical to shoot but since I reload for my .30-06 it would probably the cheapest.
     
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  9. srt 10 jimbo

    srt 10 jimbo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Either my Mosin or My AK, Only shoot brass out of my AR.:slaphappy:
     
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  10. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

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    Slingshot

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    I win. :D
     
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  11. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not until you post the cost for a quarter ton of river rock (large) We will then do the math.
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  12. big boomer

    big boomer G&G Enthusiast

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    maybe the old surplus 7.62x39 shells in my SKS
     
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  13. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

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    Can you guys tell me, is that slingshot SA, DA, DA/SA, LDA, or what? And how many rounds does the mag hold? Is it legal for deer in your state?
     
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  14. R5CYA

    R5CYA G&G Enthusiast

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    o.k. i'll bite. how can you shoot your .45 colt for three cents a shot?
    last time i checked, primers were more than that. if you didn't bother to use any powder or bullets, i still can't see it.
     
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  15. 338RUM

    338RUM G&G Evangelist

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    he may have stockpiled components... for me it has to be my 25-06 but it is still 75 cents a bang or so.
     
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  16. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    Cheapest would be my BRNO ZBK110 singleshot in .22 Hornet. Very economical. And being a stiff singleshot, I don't burn through too many shells in a range visit. :slaphappy:
     
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  17. cremley

    cremley G&G Enthusiast

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    My mosin in 7.62x54r using bulgarian surplus. It comes out to about $0.30 per round. It would be cheaper if I bought it online vs. my local gun store though.
     
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  18. samuel

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    You owe us a range report on that K-Hornet.I just headshot a 10lb woodchuck at 216 laser yds with my old Savage M219 26"bbl using a 6.5X20 Nikon scope and reload of 11.5gr IMR4227 and a 40gr V-Max at around 2800fps on the chrony.This cost 1primer $.02,one powder ghg,?,one bullet about $.15.I wonder how much difference there is in that and a K-Hornet? ,,,sam.
     
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  19. wcassidy

    wcassidy G&G Newbie

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    Well I suppose that is a bit misleading huh? I snagged 1000 WLP for $35 then i divided and rounded down. I'm using range scavenged brass which is a touch of a problem (Lee case trimmer won't fit in the nickel cases), I've got 5# of Bullseye a friend gave me because his grandfather had it and he didn't think that he'd need it for pistol loads in a year, and i've got free reject 200gr .451 SWC that the shooters on my bullseye team say don't shoot well in their match pistols. When i run out of components i'll have to do real math. Second cheapest in the safe right now would be either .30 carbine or .30-30 (cast).
     
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  20. WannaBeGunsmith

    WannaBeGunsmith G&G Newbie

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    Definitely my Mosin. About $0.19 a round. Then my SKS at about $0.20-0.22 per round.
     
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