I was looking at walmart the other week and they had Federal centerfire ammo in red boxes for real cheap. 30-06, .243 and .270 were all $13 a box...30-30 was $12 and 7mm rem mag was about $17.I too use mostly Remington ammo. I don't shoot as much as I would like but always had good luck using Rem ammo. whats the least expensive for just shooting, maybe Wolf??? Really don't know.
not all cheap ammo is bad, by any means. Remington .22 ammo is really really poor quality. Bad priming, bad consistency, extremely dirty, a lot of blowback in semi auto's. Cheaper federal and winchester .22lr is really good stuff, its basically all I shoot for .22lr. I will never buy another box of Remington .22lr.a lot of cheap ammo is really dirty. that cheap remington 22 stuff can really fowl a semi 22. and 1 out 10 won't have enough to cycle the action. yet another reason to try and stay away from cheap ammo
Maybe that's the difference, a lot of people do burn off and waste a lot of ammo. It doesnt make sense to buy expensive stuff if you're just going to shoot it off.I don't remember ever buying any cheap ammo, I don't burn up much ammo so most time its sighting in with whats going to be hunted with.