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I am looking to find the best on-line deals for ammo, including shipping. I see a large disparity with on-line pricing when comparing apples to apples and I would like us to be able to pool our resources this way. I know there is a program that allows you to "search" for the best deal, but half the time I do that the entry comes up "out of stock" with the seller. I know I posted elsewhere that I buy at Walmart (sad to admit) but that is primarily for pistol ammo. For rifles, I will hit the Internet if the price is right.

 

This is not intended to insult anybody or create any problems with our host, but I thought this might serve as a public service. Also, let us know of any problems with on-line sellers.

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Thanks, CCSir. I was looking at the listings through ammoengine, and I have used them in the past. It is a good tool but you have to dig to get your info because it does not take "club memberships" into account or the crazy high shipping charges some sellers stick you with.

 

For myself, for .308 I see the best deal is with Widener's, selling 200 rounds for $88. I have bought plenty from them over the years and trust them to get the order right and not soak me on shipping.

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Thanks, Capt. I have heard good things about them but I have not used them yet. I have thinking about getting into Cowboy Action shooting but just don't have the time.

 

I must say I am disappointed with Cheaper Than Dirt ammo prices. Lots of folks love then because they ship so fast, but you definitely pay for it. As a Texas resident, I get to pay sales tax on top of the shipping and handling fee.

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I agree, JonM. I get all my Commie ammo from them. In fact, I make periodic runs over to their warehouse (in Brenham, just down the road from the Blue Bell ice cream plant). They are extremely nice and offer a 3% discount for cash purchases.

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Not an ammo supplier but related, so I wanted to post. Anyone else get in on the big magazine sale CDNN was just running? The company was selling a bunch of their McGar and Magpul magazines at just about half price so I picked up a few (I say a few in case my wife reads this post). If these guys run deals like that routinely, I think I have my new magazine supplier now that I have sworn off Cheaper Than Dirt.

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I don't have any real problems with CTD other than their prices have risen a great deal in the last year or so, at least for the stuff I used to buy from them. For example, their 7.62x54R surplus is $95 in the 440 round cans, and I can get the same for $75 at ammotogo. Also, now that CTD has three warehouses, you have to be careful that you buy from the same warehouse or you get an additional sircharge added. I have never had any complaints with their service and everything I have bought from them has been as advertised, but the cost has just become prohibitive. They do ship fast, and I always give CTD credit for that.

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best deal i have found (for me) is sporting goods store, cash&carry...no internet no credit card hopefully no trail....i know its cheaper online, just some things are best purchased quietly...IMHO

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Rayz,

 

I agree that quiet is the way to go but I am not sweating purchases in a caliber I already know "the Man" has me down for with paper, especially if the round count is under a thousand. Honestly, I am more concerned about my neighbors finding out, now that my subdivision has experienced so much turnover in recent years. Not the same vibe as when I moved in six years ago.

By the way, that FN ammo turned out to be sweet. No problems, burned clean and tight groups at 100 yards.

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Here's an intersting little tidbit-

I just picked up some more rounds from Widener's and found the posting on their start page a little disturbing. The management was essentially apologizing for the fact that when they run out of their current of .308, they were not sure where they would get any more. They have already sold out of DAG and MAN German, FN, and now down to a little from Santa Barbara in Spain (good stuff, by the way) and some crappy Pakistani (avoid). I did not take it as a ploy to sell more ammo, but as a heads up to their loyal customers. Also, comment on the fact that some of their Russian factory connections are already sold out as well.

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Sorry for the double post (and bringing back this tread) but am I the only one worried by the recent upswing in ammo prices AND a distinct scarcity of certain calibers at WalMart? Is this just my store or are others seeing it as well? I use Walmart and Academy near my home as primary sources for pistol and common rounds, but I have had a hard time spending my money at either place due to the barren shelves.

 

At my Academy, the ammo section has literally been cut in half, and much of what is there is birdshot. My CETME likes the Monarch brand .308 and I have not seen it on the shelf there in over a month. Store guys have no idea, they just stock what they get. Even my local Gander Mountain (home of the highest priced guns and ammo in my area) seems to be moving away from carrying certain brands. Is this just paranoia? I will await comments with my tin foil hat pulled down tight over my ears for further protection.

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I have been using AIM Inc. for 7.62x54r,$72 for a spam can +about $15 shipping. I have also bought 2500 rds of .308 from Sportsmansguide. Some is corrosive Sellier and Bellot and some was Wolf, combined with club discounts and coupons I got some good deals.

And yes ammo prices and availability is getting to be a concern and I think the closer to the election the worse it will get unless Romney wins, if not you better stock up now!!!!

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I went back and checked my orders from just six months ago from Cheaper Than Dirt and I was shocked at how much their prices have gone up. Then I did some more digging and saw that across the board ammo has gone up as much as 50% for some calibers in the last year. What is surprising is not the increase but that it has occured on virtually very caliber and from all the suppliers. Makes me wish I had bought even more of the Lake City 5.56 back when Walmart had it for $149 for ammo can of 420. Now I can't find it anywhere.

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What is up with .308? I can't find anywhere for a decent price and all of the surplus has apparently dried up. Most of the places I checked on-line look to be running low on the cheap Russian stuff too.

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What is up with .308? I can't find anywhere for a decent price and all of the surplus has apparently dried up. Most of the places I checked on-line look to be running low on the cheap Russian stuff too.
I was at my local gun store & their was'nt any 308, 223, 9mm, 40S&W & 45acp but they did have 22lr, 7.62X39 surplus & shotgun ammo. Talked to the manager, he said people are buying cases of ammo.

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Anybody got a good local store in the Houston area they recommend price-wise for ammo? Other than WalMart and sometimes Academy, everywhere else I go around here the ammo prices are a joke. Most of the other big box stores still have some stock, but it is because the pricing in CRAZY. Yes, I am talking about you, Gander Mountain. I would like to give my business to a local seller but I just can't find any that are not sky high.

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