Which is a cheap bullet thats a little bigger than a 22

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by coreyacp, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    Yeah i want a rifle that shoots somethin a little bigger than a22 idk just wonderin any favs out there?
  2. Lark07

    Lark07 Former Guest

    Feb 6, 2010
    Nothing says cheap like 22lr. The next step up as far as I know is the 22 rim fire magnum and the 17 rim fire magnum. If you reload, then the 22 hornet or K-hornet is nice and cheap, but much more than the 22lr and a little more than the 22 mag.

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    If you reload, the cheapest you're gonna get is to find a rifle in 357 magnum, and shoot 38 specials in it.

    A Marlin 32 H&R lever can be loaded cheaper than a 38, but the guns are hard to find, and expensive when you do.
  4. Slabsides

    Slabsides Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    If you want something in a rifle cartridge that won't break the bank and is found anywhere, you cannot go wrong with .223. Many manufacturers make black rifles and hunting rifles for this stuff.

    What kind of shooting are you planning on doing?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2010
  5. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Cheap is military surplus 7.62x54R! :D
  6. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    Where do u get military surplus ammo
  7. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Near Fairbanks
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2010
  8. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    Ugh yeah socal sucks!
  9. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    For now, I think you still can get ammo shipped to CA, except in some cities (L.A., S.F. and a few more). Sportsman's Supply, Cheaper than Dirt, Cabela's have bulk/surplus ammo, and prolly a few more. Google "surplus ammunition"...
  10. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

    Ok so whats the best rifle i could get that shoota surplus?
  11. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Charleston, SC
    I didn't think you could ship ammo into Kalifornia any more. I thought they passed that law that makes you give your DL# and Fingerprints, Blood Type, Height, Weight, SSN, Mental Evaluation Report, Exactly who you've spoken to for the last 3 years along with background checks on each of them, plus a couple other things too.

    Maybe that was just for handgun ammo?
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    get you a good Mosin Nagant M91/30. they will run you between 100 and 150 bucks depending on where you find it and they shoot that cheap mil-surp 7.62X54R stuff Ms. Piney was talkin about. Careful though, ALL 7.62X54R is corrosive and will eat your rifle bore from the inside out if not cleaned very soon after shooting. Nagants can be very accurate rifles out to 300 meters with the crappy ol' irons they wear. mount a scope and youre in business throughout the effective range of the cartridge (0-800 meters)
  13. wingspar

    wingspar Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    Seems like you are wanting a larger caliber than .22 if I read your question right. What are your intended uses?

    I have a Marlin Camp 9 that shoots 9mm. It’s a great little gun. No longer made, but you can find them used. I do believe that are a couple of other cartridges, mentioned in this thread already, that will also work in hand guns. My Camp 9 is a blast to shoot, and I use the same ammo in my Glock 17.

    .223 is a great cartridge, and I’m itching to shoot one. It’s still .22 caliber, but lots of rifles out there chambered for the .223.
  14. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
  15. coreyacp

    coreyacp New Member

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