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Vanity: Looking for the best deals on Ammo
Vanity | 10-8-2010 | Frantzie

Posted on 10/08/2010 7:04:50 PM PDT by Frantzie

Looking for the best deals on ammo in case things fall apart.


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KEYWORDS: ammo; banglist; protection; selfdefense; teotwawki
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Sportsman's Guide has a sale on Wolf. .223 box of 20 $12.77. 50 rounds of 9 mm FMJ for $10.77. I know Wolf is not great but looking for extra as back up.

I know Ammo Man, Cheaper than Dirt. Any others?

Any suggestions?

Also any new rifles or pistols in .22 LR or mag worth looking at in case things fall apart. I know some new lower caliber, hi cap pistols and rifles are out. The ammo costs should be lower but these rounds still pretty lethal. Discuss. Thanks.

1 posted on 10/08/2010 7:04:56 PM PDT by Frantzie
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To: Frantzie
There is no ammo left.

Sorry.

I used it all.

2 posted on 10/08/2010 7:07:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Frantzie

If cost is the supreme issue you gotta roll your own. There will be a significant cost of tooling up, but then...


3 posted on 10/08/2010 7:07:21 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Frantzie

My hubby agrees with you on Sportsman’s Guide but he also likes Cabela’s....


4 posted on 10/08/2010 7:09:03 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: Frantzie

Cheaper than dirt has some pretty good deals,$3.59 for Russian 5.56 for starters. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com


5 posted on 10/08/2010 7:09:42 PM PDT by nomad
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To: gorush

I priced components for .223 recently and it came to “about” 23 cents per round... in batches of 2000. That’s about half price from the cheapest ammo available we could find. We reload everything but rimfire. I “think” I have my notes on the places I found the components....if you’re interested.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 7:10:26 PM PDT by hiredhand
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To: Frantzie
'32s Stick 'em Up!


7 posted on 10/08/2010 7:10:39 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Frantzie

For SHTF on a budget, (which is me) I have 2 strategies; 1 is reloaders, dies, primers and powders and some good brass (one should never expect to recover much of what you use, though) and 2 is cheap, corrosive milsurp from overseas.

If I could do better than that I would, but ammo is just part of a comprehensive package....


8 posted on 10/08/2010 7:12:01 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Frantzie
1997-1999 were the best years for ammo. I lost it all in the boating accident. Along with the rest of my gear.

But I did love the days of 7.62x39 1440 round cases for $89US+shipping.

/johnny

9 posted on 10/08/2010 7:12:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Frantzie

I don’t know if you can still get them, but I like sealed battle packs of military ammo. Back around the presidential primaries began, I bought up a thousand rounds of sealed military 223. It was real cheap stuff. Came from greece maybe?

22mag is a waste of time. it costs as much as 9mm so you might as well buy 9mm instead.

But if you have your heart set on 22mag, keltec makes a new semi auto pistol chambered in 22mag that comes standard with 30round clips.

For a 9mm gun I like the CALICO(pronounced kalEEEko, i believe). high cap spiral magazine that doubles as a buttstock iirc. I’ve been meaning to get one for years now. They also make a 22lr version.

for shotguns, I like the saiga 12. been meaning to get me one of those for years also.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 7:14:40 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: gorush; Frantzie
If cost is the supreme issue you gotta roll your own.

Have to agree with adding if you don't reload, you can't buy due to scarcity of some calibers.

Less than $40 @ Cabelas. You'll need dies, scale, powder, primers and bullets.

11 posted on 10/08/2010 7:15:21 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Frantzie
As for new .22 rifles ...

My buddy picked up a new S&W M&P15-22.

Put a red-dot scope on there and its really a fun gun to shoot. We put around 500 rounds through it a couple of weekends ago with very little trouble. (Any problems were due to the cheap .22 rounds and not the rifle).

12 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:03 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Frantzie

Not tryin’ to be a smart a$$ here , BUT , I “ ammo’d up “ when Clinton was elected POTUS . Ammo was really Dirt Cheap . Also picked me up a Dillon 550 . Life is goooooood !!
With that said , Wal-Mart has specials on .22LR . Also , it’s worth the drive to THE NEXT , nearest Gun Show in your area. Cash & carry if you know what I mean.
Good Luck and keep yer chin up - things will get better soon , however the EVIL will never relent. Be the Boy Scout...........
Snoot ;o)


13 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:14 PM PDT by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: Frantzie

Ammo Depot. But if you have not been stocking up you are way behind the program. Not saying there is still a shortage like there was a year ago. But prices are still higher and ammo like .380 is short supply.


14 posted on 10/08/2010 7:16:17 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Young Werther

Those are up, that’s for sure.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 7:17:14 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Frantzie

http://www.jgsales.com

decent prices. I’ve bought from them several times with no problems


16 posted on 10/08/2010 7:17:34 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Frantzie

How is the fishing today?


17 posted on 10/08/2010 7:17:46 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: Young Werther
I'm noticing a consistent theme for your picture posts on threads.




I like it.
18 posted on 10/08/2010 7:21:04 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Frantzie

I like Aim Surplus.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/

But I mainly buy 7.62 x 54R.

Sometimes they have good deals on 7.62 x 39 if ya got any hungry AKs or SKSs hangin’ round.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 7:23:34 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Frantzie

http://gun-deals.com/ammo


20 posted on 10/08/2010 7:24:39 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Frantzie

Just invested in a Hornady reloader kit and tumbler. The deal was sweeter with 500 bullets free (S&H) and for every new die purchased was an additional 100 bullets. Son shoots 270 Short Magnum and they are about $2.00 a shot for big game hunting.

We spend a lot of range time and pick up a lot of brass ppl just leave.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 7:24:54 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 ("When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Errant

Thanks.

I need to get one of those.


22 posted on 10/08/2010 7:26:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: Frantzie
Try Ammo Engine

for good deals. One place they do not check that has good deals include
Ammoman. Note well that his price includes shipping and he will ship anything to anyplace where it is legal.

I would ask sincerely that you not do business with Sportsman's Guide or Cheaper Than Dirt as they do not support the RKBA and adamantly refuse to sell completely legal items to states like CA, MA, NY and the like just to prove a point or something. I am not talking confusing stuff but absolutely legal parts and stuff like that.

23 posted on 10/08/2010 7:27:39 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: snooter55

Same here, I began a serious program of stockpiling back in ‘92 when Clinton was elected. I really don’t buy too much anymore since I have enough to get through a war or two.

I’ve also saved a ton of brass over the years so if I can just keep my powder dry I should be okay.


24 posted on 10/08/2010 7:30:43 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Frantzie
For .22 cal - Get a Ruger 10/22 and a Taurus Tracker in SS with 6 inch barrel.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 7:31:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: smokingfrog
There are a lot of great videos on Youtube that are a great source of information for anyone new to reloading.

Basic Reloading - Part 1 Equipment

26 posted on 10/08/2010 7:32:07 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Frantzie

Sportsman’s Guide is probably as good as anyone else at this point. Their prices have steadily increased over the past two years along with everyone else, so you might as well get what you can lay your hands on now. Even if you go looking for ammo deals online, people will be selling the ammo they bought last year at today’s prices.

Get what you need, and what you can afford, while you can. Remember that ammo and arms are only 2 pieces of a complex multi-level survival plan that you need to put together and tailor for your individual needs. There are no “one size fits all” answers.


27 posted on 10/08/2010 7:32:31 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Frantzie

And don’t forget...snipers always use reloads to increase their accuracy. I don’t type well enough to explain. :{)


28 posted on 10/08/2010 7:34:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Frantzie

I have not seen a good ammo thread on here for a long time. I guess the shortage has been surmounted.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 7:35:47 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: smokingfrog

Yep, love my Ruger 10/22 and have at least a dozen of those Butler Creek 25 round magazines along with about 25 of the 500 round “bricks”.


30 posted on 10/08/2010 7:37:51 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: gorush

Reloaded cartridges are perfectly fire formed to the chamber they were fired from.


31 posted on 10/08/2010 7:40:11 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: gorush
snipers always use reloads

If you have an accurate scale, simply weight a few rounds of factory ammo (not match ammo) and you will see an amazing inconsistency in weight.

32 posted on 10/08/2010 7:40:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Frantzie
ammoseek.com
33 posted on 10/08/2010 7:40:25 PM PDT by born2bfree
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To: Frantzie

Hunt up one of the thousands that dropped a $1,500 or more on ammo after the 2008 election results. I am sure they would like to get rid of their embaressing purchase - even at a loss.


34 posted on 10/08/2010 7:41:39 PM PDT by macquire
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To: Frantzie

Hunt up one of the thousands that dropped a $1,500 or more on ammo after the 2008 election results. I am sure they would like to get rid of their embaressing purchase - even at a loss.


35 posted on 10/08/2010 7:41:53 PM PDT by macquire
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To: JRandomFreeper

Days ?

I loved that whole month !


36 posted on 10/08/2010 7:42:30 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Ammo Republic 15
Reloaded cartridges are perfectly fire formed to the chamber they were fired from.

You should resize the cases if they are to be used in other than a bolt action rifle. You are right though, it makes a big difference in accuracy.

37 posted on 10/08/2010 7:43:18 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Frantzie

How much is youre life worth? You get what you pay for and Wolf is garbage.


38 posted on 10/08/2010 7:45:26 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

youre = your


39 posted on 10/08/2010 7:46:49 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

9mm 115 grain Federal. Box of 50 at Walmart - $9.47


40 posted on 10/08/2010 7:48:39 PM PDT by roostercogburn
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To: Errant

More important than that...a re-used case has expanded to the bore in which it is fired. After that expansion has taken place, no energy is lost when the shell ignites during future usage. It is only with these casings that sighting-in should begin.


41 posted on 10/08/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Errant

Of course, only bolt action rifles are able to advantage of this property as magazine fed shell casings need to be re-sized prior to reloading, eliminating the custom fit.


42 posted on 10/08/2010 7:53:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Frantzie

aimsurplus.com

5.56 - 1000 rounds per case sealed in 5 200 round PVC waterproof battle packs. $300 or about half your price.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=AP223M193&groupid=156

Of course you could up grade and go with a higher power cartridge ;)
7.26x54r $89 for 440 round in sealed can. Works great in my SVD.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76254R&groupid=186

9mm and .45 I get from Wally World. $8 and $14 respectivley for 50 round boxes of Federal or Winchester. Good stuff. I have about 4000 rounds of Federal .45 sitting in cans right now.


43 posted on 10/08/2010 7:53:43 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: macquire
I purchased significantly more than that last year, and not just because the marxist won the election, but due to seeing gas and food shortages in the southeast after supply line disruptions drove home the necessity of someday having to fend for myself.

The marxists have convinced me that my purchases were in no way a waste of money, but a very necessary investment. In no way would I ever consider getting rid of my purchases, nor do I feel embarrassed about it in any way, shape of form.

44 posted on 10/08/2010 7:56:37 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Frantzie

I’ve bought from this site before:

http://www.ammunitionstore.com/


45 posted on 10/08/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT by Gun142 (Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? -- Jerry Clower)
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To: Squantos
Those really were good times. We only had to worry about Clinton and his crowd, sunspots were peaking and the ham bands were open. Former Soviet/Chicom rifles were less than $100US each and ammo was so cheap that the mailman/delivery guy hated me.

Who didn't buy a handful of well-made SKS's and AKSs ?(only idiots bought the stamped ones)

Today, we have an incompetent in the White House (incompetent at EVERYTHING. He can't even screw up right). Ammo is expensive. American weapons (Old M1s from Korea) aren't allowed to be sold in the US by the CMP guys. And the sunspots are late or no-shows.

Life could get better.

/johnny

46 posted on 10/08/2010 7:57:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Errant

Thanks for further clarification. Yes, I always do when reloading for semi auto but 9 times out of 10 I’m reloading for bolt action rifles Remington 700, Ruger M77 etc...


47 posted on 10/08/2010 7:58:43 PM PDT by Ammo Republic 15
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To: Frantzie
Reload, reload, and reload. Wolf ammo has had some pretty hard primers. Military weapons can handle them, but some, like my Mini-30 required a replacement heavier firing pin spring.
48 posted on 10/08/2010 8:00:42 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I lost it all in the boating accident. Along with the rest of my gear.

You got hit by that rogue wave somewhere off NJ too, eh? I lost my guns, ammo and my lucky bait bucket.

I really miss that bucket.....

49 posted on 10/08/2010 8:03:38 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Frantzie

I’ve been happy with Cabelas for .223 & 5.56. One thing I like is the number of reviews on each brand. Some useful info.

I got some Eagle .223 FMJ for $6.50 / 20 and some Remington 5.56 FMJ for $7.99 / 20........with $5 shipping.

Still get my .22 LR HP at Wally World for $18 a brick.


50 posted on 10/08/2010 8:03:38 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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