Speer 357 135 gr. "short barrel"

Speer 357 135 gr. "short barrel"

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    Speer 357 135 gr. "short barrel"

    Anyone have an idea concerning the best price available of the Speer 357 135gr. "short barrel" ammunition.

    I've paid over $20 for 20 and fired enough to know that this what I'll carry. I have a pretty good source for the 38+p stuff. But I'm having trouble getting a good price on the 357 stuff.

    I could settle for the 38+p. But I'd like to wring a little more power out of my snubbie. I now know that the 357 shortbarrel stuff is very shootable in my light gun (a very pleasant surprise by the way).

    Any ideas?

    MARV


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    You might try one of the internet sites such as Midway or Cheaper Than Dirt.

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    The ammo you have probably been buying is Speer stock # 23917. It comes in 20 round boxes, and I have never seen the 20 round boxes cheap anywhere, regardless of caliber.

    IF Speer’s stock numbers work the way I think they do, you want Speer stock # 53917. I am assuming that would be the same .357 short barrel ammo, but in a 50 round box. IF you can find that stock number, they should be considerably cheaper than the 20 round boxes.

    I have never seen those 50 round boxes of .357 for sale anywhere. Likewise, only a few places stock the .38’s (#53921) in 50 round boxes.

    Good luck and let us know if you find them anywhere.
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    Get the $20 stuff for carry and shoot .38spl at the range.

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    Cheeper-than-Dirt ... and overnight shipping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeline View Post
    Cheeper-than-Dirt ... and overnight shipping!
    With all do respect……those are the 20 round boxes (23917) for $22.57. . and CheaperThanDirt is currently out of stock on them. The OP was looking for a source for a good price on them. $22.57 is not a good price. A good price would be something in the range of $23-$26 for 50 rounds.
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    50 round box

    As I said, I can get a discount on the 38+p's for instance from here:

    Streichers Police Equipment - Call 800-367-3763 Today!

    But I'd rather ring all the potential I can out of my 357 capable S&W340. I had thought that I'd probably stick to the +p's because that's what most people end up doing because they don't care for the recoil of the 357's (I really like the God Dot Speers).

    But I fired some 357 short barrels at the range and found them to be quite acceptable recoil wise. They also grouped quite well. I'll be carrying now them because they are a little hotter than the +p short barrels (they shoot around 1 and 1/2 inches higher at 7 yards for instance).

    Any way - I'd sure like to find the same savings on 357's by buying 50 round boxes as one gets when buying 50 round boxes of +p's.

    Anyone finding a source - please let me know. I'll be carrying the 357's no matter what. I'd just like to make the occasional practice with them a little more affordable.

    I do use regular 38's for most practice by the way.

    MARV

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