The day I picked my 1894 .357 up from the FFL I also bought a single box of Federal 158 JSP ammo. I was favorably impressed with the way it shot and promply went back to Farm an d Fleet and bought their remaining boxes of that load.
Along the way I picked up some Blazer 158 jsp and it was OK, but not great. Works for plinking and banging on steel.
When I bought this carbine I did not intend to load for it, but I shoot it a bit more than I thought I would and I take it about everywhere I go now, when I'm off work.
I can order the ammo i'm shooting at a decent price, but shipping costs still suck, and I'd wanna order a dozen boxes or so to make up for it.
And I'm too cheap to do that
Anybody recommend a readily available and accurate load for a decent price? I paid $22 per box for the federals and can get them online for $20.
I have dies on the shelf, unused since the early 90s. What's a clean shooting load for plinking and the odd varmint?