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Title: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on March 11, 2009, 06:31:17 PM
Perhaps a thread for updating ammo availability as they come along?

Ammunition To Go >>>  http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/ (http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/) seems to have gotten in a new shipment and have some nice offerings; .380 ACP, 9MM, 40 S&W as well as some .223 / 5.56 stuff you and your "friend" my wanna munch on!

I've ordered from this site and they seemed very good in correspondence, billing & timeliness.  Maybe we can ALL keep each other informed of his and / or her preferred website for ammo updates / availability?

keep havin’ fun and send’em down range responsibly



Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 11, 2009, 07:41:11 PM
NO 7.62X39
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: r_w on March 11, 2009, 07:57:18 PM
Cabela's had some new bulk in the KC store, including some upper-tier defensive loads in bulk in 9, 40 and 45.  I saw 223 and x39, too. 

I was on the way to the airport, I hope there is still some left when I get back :-\

Maybe I shouldn't have said anything.... :-X
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Pathfinder on March 12, 2009, 06:48:36 AM
One of the local shops has a couple of cases of PMC Bronze in .223, 55gr FMJ, about 46 cents per round - obviously retail but on the shelf. I'm not familiar with PMC Bronze, can anyone help here, is this a decent rount?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: SwoopSJ on March 12, 2009, 07:00:51 AM
I feel like Christmas just came around again.  The 1000 rounds of .223 I ordered in Oct/Nov, was just shipped yesterday.  Also, it only cost me $256!    :o  Of course that's   because I ordered it before the real ammo shortage set in and it is Wolf.  My M&P 15T eats the stuff with no problems though, so hurray for me!   ;D  Time to go load up a few clips... errr... mags and send some down range.

Swoop
 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: atmiller on March 12, 2009, 07:16:12 AM
I feel like Christmas just came around again.  The 1000 rounds of .223 I ordered in Oct/Nov, was just shipped yesterday.  Also, it only cost me $256!    :o  Of course that's   because I ordered it before the real ammo shortage set in and it is Wolf.  My M&P 15T eats the stuff with no problems though, so hurray for me!   ;D  Time to go load up a few clips... errr... mags and send some down range.

Swoop
 

Sportsman's Guide had 1000 rounds of .223 for $261 right now. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: atmiller on March 12, 2009, 07:18:51 AM
$299 for 1000 rounds of Wolf .223 at local shop.  They have a couple of pallets available, along with pallets of other brands and calibers.  No ammo shortage here, except for Wal Mart. 

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: cookie62 on March 12, 2009, 07:29:16 AM
One of the local shops has a couple of cases of PMC Bronze in .223, 55gr FMJ, about 46 cents per round - obviously retail but on the shelf. I'm not familiar with PMC Bronze, can anyone help here, is this a decent rount?

It's pretty good ammo, the only thing is it's kinda sooty. But, runs great in my M&P
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: SwoopSJ on March 12, 2009, 09:07:50 AM
I had a brain fart during my last post, which seem to be coming more and more frequently.  (The brain farts not the posts, unfortunately)  I paid $236, so I'm even happier now.  I guess ammo hasn't gone up that much in the last few months... if you can find it.

Swoop


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 12, 2009, 11:53:46 AM
 Midway Wolf 7.62X39 $350+ /1000 sold out no back order.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: r_w on March 12, 2009, 12:39:26 PM
Midway Wolf 7.62X39 $350+ /1000 sold out no back order.

I think the no back order thing is how they deal with not knowing what the new price will be when they can get it in. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: twyacht on March 12, 2009, 03:47:38 PM
One of the local shops has a couple of cases of PMC Bronze in .223, 55gr FMJ, about 46 cents per round - obviously retail but on the shelf. I'm not familiar with PMC Bronze, can anyone help here, is this a decent rount?

Have a little over 750 rds. of PMC Bronze, shot 250 rds. in my Sig 556 with NO issues, misfires, FTF, or FTE.
Pretty solid round.

Me and a shooting partner split a 2000rd. order,from ammoman.com, when they had it. Glad the shipping was free, (might not be now). That load was heavy.

I didn't really notice it more "sooty" than other brands. After shooting 5 30rd mags, it wasn't any dirtier.



Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on March 13, 2009, 04:46:03 PM
I'd guess Midway's handleing this the same way I and other vendors did in the past (regardless of product).  Once they have more than a certain number of backorders they quit taking them until they can catch up.  That way customers dont start getting bent out of shape thinking.  "CRAP!  I backordered that three months ago and havent heard a thing!  JERKS!"  If that happens Midway not only looses that one order, but any future business from that customer because he feels Midway gave them the shaft.

My money would say the boys at Midway have lost MUCH sleep trying to figure out how to get you / me the ammo we want to buy!  Their just caught in the middle along with all the others.

My wife deals in metal sales every day.  She and others will tell you while demand is up, & brass, copper, steel, and lead are a little harder and more expensive to get in large quantity these days, the supply of raw materials would NOT cause anything like the bottle neck we're seeing in this industry!  Dont believe anyone trying to use raw material availability as an excuse.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 13, 2009, 05:07:27 PM
 I think it is more likely a combination of ALL the factors we have discussed here.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on March 13, 2009, 06:42:54 PM
Just bought another 200 rounds of .45 ACP.

Any states that may have a Dicks Sporting Goods, they had plenty of 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .380, plenty of revolver calibers and a ton of rifle cartridges in stock.  Didn't take inventory of the rifle stock cause I don't shoot any.  Can't hunt with a rifle in this state.  Everything appeared to be on sale if you buy by the case...

Boatloads of shotgun shells as well..



Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on March 13, 2009, 06:58:40 PM
Tons of thanks for the info Timothy!  Keep'em coming!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on March 13, 2009, 08:25:37 PM
Timothy,  Gonna stop in there tommarow.  Thanks!  "cant hunt with a rifle!?!"  Your allowed shotguns right?

In Michigan we're only allowed rifles in the northern (less populated) half of the state.  They allow people to hunt deer with .410's here...   :-\
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on March 13, 2009, 08:31:39 PM
Timothy,  Gonna stop in there tommarow.  Thanks!  "cant hunt with a rifle!?!"  Your allowed shotguns right?

In Michigan we're only allowed rifles in the northern (less populated) half of the state.  They allow people to hunt deer with .410's here...   :-\

Nope, not deer anyway.  I think you can hunt coyote in the western hills of MA.  Not too sure.  Shotgun and muzzle loaders are fine.

I grew up in MI so I'm quite familiar with the hunting regs.  It's not due to population as much as the terrain.  The southern half of MI is pretty flat (but you knew that).   ::)  I hunted primarliy around western MI for small game and up near Cadilac for deer, town called Leroy.  My great, great, grand daddy founded the town...

Don't knock the .410, I watched a 9-10 year old girl drop a doe in it's tracks with one...
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on March 14, 2009, 04:59:54 PM
Kinda surprised to hear you talk about coyote hunting in MA.  I guess the things have made their way into every state by now though.  Kinda stinks.  I've noticed they run off all the fox when they move in, of course rabbit hunting falls off to NILL.  Even grouse seem to thin out.

If you've been hunting up in that neck of the woods (mid-michigan) you likely have been to "Jay's".  LOVE that place!  More guns under one roof than I think I'll see anywhere else in my life!  Plus an army / navy store in the same building, dirt bike and atv shop 50 yards away, & you can buy any breed of dog in the world out of the back of somebody's car in their parking lot!  That parts a little weird no doubt.  But two of the three of our dogs (German short hair pointers) came from there with papers for under $200.!

 How many places have all that?!?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tommy tornado on March 15, 2009, 01:44:26 PM
About to finish up reloading 600 rounds of .357 Mag, but now the problem is going to be finding more primers.  I am down to my last 1,000 small pistol.  Hopefully, I can catch a shipment on a website or local shop.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ellis4538 on March 15, 2009, 01:49:34 PM
Watched a guy roll $2200 worth of factory ammo out the door of a local GS yesterday!  Can anybody say "stocking up"?

Richard

Lots of factory stuff around except at WW.  Haven't checked Dick's.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Green Mountain Gringo on March 15, 2009, 05:32:45 PM
Haven't checked Dick's.

That's what she said.

(Sorry, if I hadn't done it somebody else would have.)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Pathfinder on March 15, 2009, 06:25:31 PM
That's what she said.

(Sorry, if I hadn't done it somebody else would have.)

You may be something of a newbie, but damn! That was good.

Welcome aboard!!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on March 16, 2009, 05:15:32 PM
I went to a box sporting goods store today... they had all the big flavors...  I don't get what the deal is... finding hand gun ammo is easy.  its just about $.50/ shot for plinking  hand gun ammo.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on March 16, 2009, 05:21:48 PM
Its been near dry in my neck of the woods since the election
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: fightingquaker13 on March 18, 2009, 09:02:31 AM
I,m with TAB on this, at least as far as handgun practice stuff. Bass Pro is offering 250 packs of 9mm hardball for $55.
fightingquaker3
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: weatherbyman on March 18, 2009, 07:12:44 PM
here in oregon ammo sells out every week especially in 38 special and 9mm. cant even get primers and powder sold out before it hits the shelf
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on March 18, 2009, 08:03:14 PM
Only .25 Auto at my local wally world last weekend, first timeI have seen that.  In the past they always had some handgun ammo.  Happened to go out of town yesterday and stopped at another wally world about 25 miles away.  They DID have 4 hundred packs of 9 mm and 3 boxes of .308.  Both places said that the warehouse is out.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: atmiller on March 21, 2009, 05:38:32 PM
The Outpost near Murfreesboro Tennessee has pallets full of cases of ammo in every common caliber.  No shortage there.  Only WalMart locally is dry, and that is because the local shops are buying up all of the ammo there and marking up the prices.  People panic when they see no ammo at WalMart, then they are willing to pay the outrageous prices at the gun shop. 




Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on March 22, 2009, 01:15:22 PM
Got lucky and finally found some .380 for the wife's Ruger LCP at Dunham's. Finally got to take her to the range to get familiarized with it. Paid $83 for a box of 100 rounds of Winchester and 50 rounds of Remington Express. My local gun shop is have a hard time finding ammo other than .40 Smith and Wesson.  >:(
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: fightingquaker13 on March 23, 2009, 02:14:00 PM
Went to gander mountain today and they had tons of stuff, 762.39 .223 etc. A lot of it on sale.
I'd check them out.
fightingquaker13
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on March 23, 2009, 06:07:12 PM
Awesome ~fightingquaker13~! Glad ya found some deals!  Keep'em comin' dudes & dudettes!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: mosbear on March 26, 2009, 04:30:49 PM
Just got two bricks of CCI Standard Velocity in .22lr for the same price as usual, $28 a brick. This store got most of the ammo on the shelves. The prices remain fairly stable for at least four month. The other stores charge way more. Walmart is empty where I leave, but I bought 9mm recently at another Walmart 30 miles further down the road. Go figure!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on March 26, 2009, 04:45:59 PM
It is hit and miss around here. Strangest places have ammo to where the popular spots do not.  ???
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on March 26, 2009, 04:57:59 PM
Still dry in my neighbor hood
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 26, 2009, 11:49:35 PM
It is hit and miss around here. Strangest places have ammo to where the popular spots do not.  ???

Cause no one thinks to go to "strangest places ". ;D
Here in Laconia, the local GS never had much ammo on hand, no cases of anything, but it is on the water and geared more toward that, his prices have always been real high but he has not gone up much, from $7.50/ box of 20 wolf 7.62X39 to $8 in the past year. His selection is a little thinner.
At the range they can't keep up with demand for cases of .223 and 7.62X39, .223 1000Rds $545 only one left today No bulk 7.62. Pistol ammo is a little better, Fiocchi .45ACP $2250/box 9mm $17/box. I haven't checked Wally world but will do so soon and report.
Getting guns is a problem for the range, they are a Glock dealer and while I was there they called 4 distributors,ONE had some of the stuff they were looking for, but not all models, No Ruger GP 100's to be had, which stunk as that was what I was after. He told me to try back next week.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: fightingquaker13 on March 27, 2009, 04:41:34 AM

Getting guns is a problem for the range, they are a Glock dealer and while I was there they called 4 distributors,ONE had some of the stuff they were looking for, but not all models, No Ruger GP 100's to be had, which stunk as that was what I was after. He told me to try back next week.

Yeah, what is up with the gp-100 thing? I am considering trading in my Blackhawk in on one and they are damn scarce, particularly used. They can't be an AWB panic buy, I wouldn't think, and they'r too big to be ccw driven Is Ruger cutting back on production? I'm curious.
fightingquaker13
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 27, 2009, 10:58:52 AM
Yeah, what is up with the gp-100 thing? I am considering trading in my Blackhawk in on one and they are damn scarce, particularly used. They can't be an AWB panic buy, I wouldn't think, and they'r too big to be ccw driven Is Ruger cutting back on production? I'm curious.
fightingquaker13

 Actually CCW is what I'm getting the 4 inch for, it's somewhat smaller than the Smiths and Taurus's I used to carry.
I have no facts to support this but I suspect that the increase in first time pistol buyers has something to do with it.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on March 27, 2009, 12:29:53 PM
Can't remember where I heard it or read it, and this news is a little old, but as of December 31, 2008, Ruger was $48 million behind in outstanding orders.  I imagine it's a matter of production and scheduling which products get built when.  The $48 million number was released by Ruger in some kind of financial report.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 27, 2009, 04:41:17 PM
I knew they were WAY behind on LCP's
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: atmiller on March 28, 2009, 07:44:48 AM
And now they have LCRs to keep up with too. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on March 28, 2009, 10:51:59 AM
Glocks are very hard to find at the gun shops. Unless you have a FFL and able to purchase on www.gunbroker.com. The next best place to get one is at a gun show.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on March 28, 2009, 02:52:26 PM
Glocks are very hard to find at the gun shops. Unless you have a FFL and able to purchase on www.gunbroker.com. The next best place to get one is at a gun show.


locally about the only hand guns you can find are glocks.   That and really odd ball stuff, a local shop has a high standard target, with 4 mags.   If it was not for the fact its 22 short, it would be in my safe already.( I was there when they took it on consignment)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 28, 2009, 08:59:43 PM
 Around here it's SA revolvers, .22 pistols , bolt and lever rifles.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: fightingquaker13 on March 28, 2009, 09:02:57 PM

locally about the only hand guns you can find are glocks.   That and really odd ball stuff, a local shop has a high standard target, with 4 mags.   If it was not for the fact its 22 short, it would be in my safe already.( I was there when they took it on consignment)
That high standard's...ok...maybe...,but not nearly as good as a Browning Challenger II. ;D
fightingquaker13 who's just sayin'
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: elnor on March 29, 2009, 02:21:59 PM
CheaperThanDirt has Winchester .44 Special 200gr Silvertips back in stock.  $21.26/box of 20rds.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on March 29, 2009, 03:51:49 PM
Thanks for all the grrreat info guys 'n' gals...keep up the super work!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on March 29, 2009, 03:58:17 PM
Around here it's SA revolvers, .22 pistols , bolt and lever rifles.


Even rifles here are very limited.   If you want one in a common chambering, forget it.  Intrestingly shot guns are every where.  Not the selection there was this time last year, but still out there.

Just don't plan on finding buck shot or slugs.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 29, 2009, 09:52:50 PM

Even rifles here are very limited.   If you want one in a common chambering, forget it.  Intrestingly shot guns are every where.  Not the selection there was this time last year, but still out there.

Just don't plan on finding buck shot or slugs.

No trouble finding both here. But then we have a wider selection of Utility rifles available to own than in your area.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on March 29, 2009, 10:14:46 PM
just a little bit...  I saw a CMMG striped lower on sale last week for $900.


no I didn't add a extra zero. 

Makes me real happy I got mine for 120 last year.  Never done anything with it, most likly never will.

I really think the only reason why I want an AR is.....


I can't have one.  Shot a bunch of them, its not a rifle that I have a use for or is cheap to feed.  I'd much rather shoot one of my M1s( rather it be garand or carbine, both are alot cheaper to shoot too) 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: pops1911 on April 04, 2009, 06:45:36 PM
No problem with Shotguns & rifles here. I went into wallyworld the other day & bout all the 22lr they had (both boxes!) & then I noticed a box of .223 - everything else gone & dust on the shelves. Lots of scatergun loads in Dick's Sporting Goods, but little else. Several local shops have a good supply of various types, but they go quick.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: L.E. Keeney on April 05, 2009, 03:28:01 PM
Wheeling wv Cabelas visit

Only 9mm they had were a few 20 round boxes of cor bon, silvertips and other high tech hollowpoints. Same case with the 45acp..just a few small boxes. However, if you have a 40 cal handgun (I dont), then you would have been set. They had plenty of that flavor.

The only 38 special ammo in the entire store was two 20 round boxes of buffalo bore 158 gr ammo for nearly $25.

Plenty of 45 Gap ammo, plenty of 44 mag, 44 special or 45 colt.

NO..nada, zip in the way of 7.62x39 ammo.

I was able to get a deal on remington 55 GR FMJ 223 ammo..$8.99 per 20. I bought 20 boxes. ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: jzzr83 on April 06, 2009, 11:38:27 AM
Walmart in Shakopee, MN finally had 9mm come in yesterday.  I was told they received 50 boxes of WWB.  A friend picked up 10 boxes for me and it was $20 a box.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: L.E. Keeney on April 06, 2009, 01:24:44 PM
Walmart in Shakopee, MN finally had 9mm come in yesterday.  I was told they received 50 boxes of WWB.  A friend picked up 10 boxes for me and it was $20 a box.

If you're talking about 9mm ball, then that's high even for right now prices.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on April 06, 2009, 05:30:20 PM
I found two boxes of .32 acp ball ammo at Wally-World today. They also had about 10 boxes of .25 acp and some random rifle ammo. Thats about it.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on April 06, 2009, 05:30:56 PM
Absolutely, we are all getting pinched by the prices of ammo.  ;)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: jzzr83 on April 07, 2009, 09:20:34 AM
If you're talking about 9mm ball, then that's high even for right now prices.

Not around here.  I picked up two boxes of the same stuff at Gander Mtn three weeks ago for $27 a piece.  How much does the WWB go for around you?  I might need a road trip!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on April 07, 2009, 11:38:20 AM
If ya had a C&R licence you could get Federal American Eagle 9mm 124 ball for $9.95 for 50 or $190 for 1000 at SOG.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: L.E. Keeney on April 07, 2009, 04:01:11 PM
Not around here.  I picked up two boxes of the same stuff at Gander Mtn three weeks ago for $27 a piece.  How much does the WWB go for around you?  I might need a road trip!

I paid 12.99 for remington ball at gander mt 2 weeks ago..I bought 5 boxes...charleston west virginia
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on April 07, 2009, 05:42:13 PM
It's not ammo, but...

Ruger has LCP magazines avalible again!  I'd been waitin' a while on them!

You can check it out at http://shopruger.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&categoryId=11969&productId=58259&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=19056&lastCatId=19056 (http://shopruger.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&categoryId=11969&productId=58259&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=19056&lastCatId=19056)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 07, 2009, 05:59:03 PM
43 bucks for 100/WWB .45 ACP and 34 bucks for 100/9 x 19....Ouch, again bought two boxes of each...

Wally World has been out of everything but .22 for seven weeks....





Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on April 07, 2009, 06:13:53 PM
Tim,

Get a C&R license.  It ain't hard and you get discounts as a dealer (even at  Midway and Cabela's).
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 07, 2009, 06:23:53 PM
Tim,

Get a C&R license.  It ain't hard and you get discounts as a dealer (even at  Midway and Cabela's).

I don't think I can.  MA doesn't allow any mailorder of any kind without an FFL 01.  I'll certainly check though.  Thats the collector and relic license right?  FFL 03???
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on April 07, 2009, 06:30:52 PM
I don't think I can.  MA doesn't allow any mailorder of any kind without an FFL 01.  I'll certainly check though.  Thats the collector and relic license right?  FFL 03???

Yep.  I have some good links to a "how to" if ya want.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Pathfinder on April 07, 2009, 06:34:20 PM
Yep.  I have some good links to a "how to" if ya want.

If you can still remember where you left 'em double-nickel boy, send them along - I may just file for one.   ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 07, 2009, 06:36:28 PM
Yep.  I have some good links to a "how to" if ya want.

Thanks...I may have to contact the state.  That always takes some time but it'd be worth it.  Between me, my daughter, her man-meat and all his buddies, we could save some serious green and I like the older collectibles too...

I called the local LEO and got the following answer...HUH?  

typical, I think I interupted their game of darts...
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on April 07, 2009, 06:37:23 PM
Here ya go, Path.

http://www.familyfriendsfirearms.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-31304.html&s=784f3d645a52df8b0adc9b4baa32f76b&

Scroll down.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on April 08, 2009, 11:39:36 AM
My neighbor just got a heck of a deal.  740 rounds of .308 in ammo cans, 200 of it linked, and a couple hundred rounds of 9mm all for $300.  A coworker needed some cash quick.  Oh did I mention, he got the rifle (CTME) and a bunch of magazines also in the deal.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on April 08, 2009, 11:42:45 AM
Heres another link that I got from Haz a couple weeks ago.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/howtogetyourcurionrelicffl03/index.asp

Waiting for the package  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 08, 2009, 11:47:24 AM
Heres another link that I got from Haz a couple weeks ago.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting2005/howtogetyourcurionrelicffl03/index.asp

Waiting for the package  ;D

Do it ... You won't be sorry!

Haz walked me through last year, and it was easy.

Haven't taken full advantage of it, but have found a couple advantages that covered the costs already.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: jzzr83 on April 09, 2009, 12:58:09 PM
43 bucks for 100/WWB .45 ACP and 34 bucks for 100/9 x 19....Ouch, again bought two boxes of each...

Wally World has been out of everything but .22 for seven weeks....



I see you are in MA.  Do they have an extra tax on ammo?  The reason I ask is becuase I just picked up the WWB (100 rds) for $20 in 9mm.  Why would Wally World charge $14/box more over there? (I am in MN)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 09, 2009, 01:04:50 PM
I see you are in MA.  Do they have an extra tax on ammo?  The reason I ask is becuase I just picked up the WWB (100 rds) for $20 in 9mm.  Why would Wally World charge $14/box more over there? (I am in MN)

I didn't buy the 9 x 19 at Walmart.  I bought it at my local gun shop who generally charges about 22 bucks for his 9mm, he's gone up considerably in the last few months.  Our local Walmarts, and there are a ton of them, have been cleaned out of ammo for two months.  I have no idea what they will charge when they get any inventory but $20.88 was the price that last I checked.  I shoot .45 ACP mostly, I picked up the 9mm for my daughter.

I still try and shop at the small shops, small business guys when I can.  I have no clue why Walmart can't get inventory unless someone is buying it as soon as it comes and reselling it.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Wray Finney on April 09, 2009, 01:33:57 PM
Yesterday I was able to buy some white box 9x19. 100 round box for a little over 21.00 bucks. Can only buy two boxes. They just had three boxes left.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on April 09, 2009, 05:44:06 PM
The Wally Worlds I can get to are basically sold out of pistol ammo and most rifle ammo.  I have bought some there recently, but just happened to have good timing.  I bought 9mm at one Wally World and .40 cal at another.  In both cases they had just recieved 1 case a few hours before I got there.  The clerk checked the warehouse for about 6 differant calibers that I asked about and the warehouse showed out of stock.  I think it probably goes out of the warehouse as fast as it comes in.  The Wally ammo I bought was at "normal" prices.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on April 13, 2009, 08:25:42 PM
I was at a gun shop in Charleston SC the other day and they where slam full of everything ammo that you could think of. Prices came at a premium, but supply was back up..... This was a shop that was bone dry not too long ago.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Green Mountain Gringo on April 14, 2009, 04:50:10 PM
Had business out of town today and I visited a Dick's.  They're getting some stock back.  I really didn't need anything (the cupboard is filling up) but bought two boxes of .380. 

 ::)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Green Mountain Gringo on April 15, 2009, 01:44:52 PM
Ahhhh, and Cabela's came through today with the final shipment of an order I placed awhile back.  A lot of the stuff was on back order but today the three boxes of 100 count Winchester 9mm showed.

As you can see with the ship dates they're great at getting sent out whatever they have in stock.  The whole order arrived in 6 different shipments.


 
PMC BRONZE LINE HANDGUN AMMO/50 .38 SPCL 132GR FMJ
Item number: 2UG -  217043
 $17.99   1 Standard Express
Shipped-03/09/09
   $17.99 

 
Buffalo Bore per 20 Pistol Ammunition .38 SPCL+P 158LSWCHP
Item number: IK -  215321
 $21.99   1 Standard Express
Shipped-03/09/09
   $21.99 


REMINGTON UMC PISTOL PER 50 AMMO .380AAUTO 95GR MC
Item number: 2UG -  216471
 $18.99   3 Standard Express
Shipped-03/09/09
   $56.97 

 
COR BON SELF DEFENSE HANDGUN AMMO PER 20 .38SPCL+P 110GR JHP
Item number: 2UG -  216733
 $22.99   1 Standard Express
Shipped-03/09/09
   $22.99 
 
Winchester USA Handgun Ammunition per 100 9MM 115GR. FMJ
Item number: 2UG -  216162
 $23.99   3 Standard Express
Shipped-04/09/09
   $71.97 
 
COR BON SELF DEFENSE HANDGUN AMMO PER 20 .357 MAG 125GR JHP
Item number: 2UG -  216733
 $25.99   1 Standard Express
Shipped-03/13/09
   $25.99 


Merchandise Total: $217.90


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: mudman on April 16, 2009, 04:06:57 PM
Academy yesterday nada zip 45 colt cowboy load's 28.00 box.Some 22 not much.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: L.E. Keeney on April 19, 2009, 11:57:06 AM
Gander Mountain in Charleston wv yesterday (saturday, 4-18)

I went, money in hand to buy a Ruger 380. They got several the day before and sold out within hours. Of course, if I had been able to get my grubby paws on the ruger, there wouldnt have been any ammo. They said they hadnt gotten any 380 in stock for 3 weeks.

Yesterday they had plenty of 40 cal, 44 special, 45 Colt, 44 mag, 38 super and 45 GAP.

Zero 9mm P ammo, zero 45 acp nor 38 special.

Ive been to a lot of stores and its my observation they all have 40 cal..dont know why, since thats such a popular police round.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on April 19, 2009, 05:00:56 PM
Good to know stuff...keep'em coming!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on April 21, 2009, 05:24:52 PM
Midway USA musta got some junk in...an order I did months ago shipped & arrived today!  wOOt for me!

The site still shows stuff (380ACP; 9mm; 40S&W) as "no backorder".  I think they're tryin' to catch up.

The Hornady Critical Defense is what shipped to me.  Last week it showed a backorder of 5/2 and 5/30.  Got it today.

I do have a complaint though...it shipped UPS and was picked up Monday & received today (Tuesday)---FAST, however due to the 'dangerous goods' Fed-Ex & UPS don't like holdin'on to this stuff and they simple left it at my front door!  WTF!  I'll be honest...I don't live in a nice neighbor hood (shootings, break-in's, drug trafficking, etc.) and they leave a decent size package right on my front porch?  I DON'T LIKE THAT!

Anywho, just wanted to shout out Midway USA is shippin' some stuff.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on April 22, 2009, 08:25:00 PM
I live in a decent neighborhood and still would not have ammo shipped to my locale. I was freaking when I got my new Tipton gun vise left on the front porch yesterday.  ???
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on April 23, 2009, 10:07:42 AM
Had an email waiting for me when I got home from work from Midway telling me they had Ultramax.223 available.  When I clicked on the link it was all gone already.

Midwest Gun Exchange in Mishawauka IN has Lake City 62gr Green Tip available $699/1000 rds, but no internet or phone sales available.  Might have to take a short road trip Saturday if they still have any.

 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 23, 2009, 01:18:46 PM
I was looking through an old gun cabinet in another room and lucked up and found 500 rounds of.223 and 250 rounds of .45 ACP that I had forgot I had.....oh happy day.....oh happy day......



 :D  :D  :D  :D



Now if I could find someone selling at a decent price I'd add even more..........

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on April 24, 2009, 01:27:09 AM
Got an email alert 4-22-09 p.m. from Natchezz shooters supply.  As of this post time they have .223 in stock.  Email also mentioned 22-250, .308, 30.06, .50BMG, 12ga 00 buck.  and some others.  Everything in the email I checked was in stock.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Green Mountain Gringo on April 29, 2009, 03:21:05 PM
Walmart today......picked up a couple boxes of 9mm for 11 bucks each and 100 rds of .357 for 44 bucks.

They were wiped out on a lot of other stuff but I'll buy it when I can find it.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on April 29, 2009, 03:25:44 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: True_Texan on May 01, 2009, 04:46:58 AM
I an lucky enough to have a gun dealer (my absolute favorite guy on this planet when it comes to guns) that magically has a stock of all kinds of ammo and guns. I have no idea how he has the stuff he has in stock except for the fact he probably knows more Reps in the business then MB does. He sells all of it a damn good price too considering what ammo prices are at right now.

He literally has a gun shop 30 ft from his house. Not only that, he is located in the middle of nowhere and has people coming to him from 100s of miles around. He does more business per month then all the Wal-marts in the Alamo city combined. He's an older gentleman that has been 'tested' by ATF on several occasions. But he doesn't even begin to give a break to someone who is trying to pull something illegal, no matter what the sale may be. Great guy all around and he keeps me stocked with any and all ammo I have need.

I won't bother giving out his information because frankly, he doesn't need the internet's help in sales. Plus I think he likes it better with actual word of mouth business. Besides that, he doesn't even have a computer to use for his business. All hand written paperwork.

So if you know him, you know him. If you have a friend that knows him, you know him. If you have a friend of a friend that knows him, you know. Basically if you live within a 100 miles of him and you like guns, you know him.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Fatman on May 01, 2009, 11:46:53 AM
My local shop finally got his order of .410 3" 000.  Stacks of the stuff, and picked up his last box of .380 Hornady Crit Def.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on May 01, 2009, 05:39:39 PM
I an lucky enough to have a gun dealer (my absolute favorite guy on this planet when it comes to guns) that magically has a stock of all kinds of ammo and guns. I have no idea how he has the stuff he has in stock except for the fact he probably knows more Reps in the business then MB does. He sells all of it a damn good price too considering what ammo prices are at right now.

He literally has a gun shop 30 ft from his house. Not only that, he is located in the middle of nowhere and has people coming to him from 100s of miles around. He does more business per month then all the Wal-marts in the Alamo city combined. He's an older gentleman that has been 'tested' by ATF on several occasions. But he doesn't even begin to give a break to someone who is trying to pull something illegal, no matter what the sale may be. Great guy all around and he keeps me stocked with any and all ammo I have need.

I won't bother giving out his information because frankly, he doesn't need the internet's help in sales. Plus I think he likes it better with actual word of mouth business. Besides that, he doesn't even have a computer to use for his business. All hand written paperwork.

So if you know him, you know him. If you have a friend that knows him, you know him. If you have a friend of a friend that knows him, you know. Basically if you live within a 100 miles of him and you like guns, you know him.


those shops are hard to find.  there use to be one here,but the owner sold out after he had a heart attack.  The shop went to shit there after, 6 months latter the ATF and the CA DOJ raided it and the new owner is not getting out any time soon.  Long story short, in 6 months he sold over a 1000 guns under the table to anyone that had cash.  One of them just happend to come up in a crime and was traced back to him.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tfr270 on May 01, 2009, 07:52:25 PM
For those of us in California Bay Area Marin Firearms in Novato has recieved a huge shipment of .40, .357, .38 and has full shelves. I went there today and bought some .357 and .38. I should have bought the .40 cal HK compact they put in my hand and all of the .40 cal on the shelves...but I don't have the money for that purchase! The .38 and .357 I bought was around $28 per box of 50.

Here's a story from a good source that should chill us to the bone...

The military has until July to stock up on ammunition. The majority of manufacturing is going to that right now. Between now and then the administration is going to try and pass all those ammunition laws they have written, making it harder for us to load, buy, and own ammo.

Also, Wall Mart, at least here in Sonoma County, and probably elsewhere, gets their daily shipment of ammunition around 10pm. They are open until eleven. The first ones in line are the local Mexican gang bangers who buy all the hangun ammo before it gets on the shelves. Yeah, heresay, but from a good source who is a good man.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: fightingquaker13 on May 02, 2009, 11:04:12 PM
Also, Wall Mart, at least here in Sonoma County, and probably elsewhere, gets their daily shipment of ammunition around 10pm. They are open until eleven. The first ones in line are the local Mexican gang bangers who buy all the hangun ammo before it gets on the shelves. Yeah, heresay, but from a good source who is a good man.

Actually, I believe this. While the stories about full auto weapons coming into Mexico from the US are complete BS., the same is not true of ammo. It is illegal to own anything but .22 and shotgun shells with bird shot in the country without a permit, and the penalties are very steep. I used to  hunt in South Texas a few miles north of Laredo, and before we would drive down to Nueva Laredo for .50% beers and .75% margaheitas, we would scour who ever's car we were driving for ANY stray ammo, as a single 30-06 round was good for years in a Mexican prison. The Federales were being real bastards about it as the country was pissed off about the fact that a Mexican national had been executed without being informed of his right to contact his embassy, as is required by treaty. (No sympathy for the man, but another example of how law enforcement needs to do things right when dealing with stuff like the death penalty to avoid potential down range consequences). Anyway, if you thik $40 is expensive for a box of 9mm, try buying it on the black market inTijijuana..... There is no doubt that the drug gangs are probably driving up the price in border areas since if they can smuggle 800 pounds of pot in, they can sure smuggle 800 pounds of ammo out.
FQ13 who is wondering if anyone else thinks that the collateral damage in the drug war is outweighing the benefits
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: mosbear on May 04, 2009, 04:02:52 PM
Got lucky past Saturday!
My dear wife went shopping and called me from the Walmart before coming home. Just out of curiosity I've asked her to check the Sporting Goods department for the ammo. They had bare shelves for month. To my surprise she called me back and said they have 9 mm in stock. I told her to by all of it. She didn't even asked me why, just said OK. She called back within a minute or so and told me that the limit was set at six boxes. Better then nothing. From now on she's chief ammo buyer in our family. ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on May 04, 2009, 06:29:51 PM
Nice find!

Keep'em comin' gang!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on May 06, 2009, 09:58:14 PM
Just happened to be standing at the gun shop/range when a white truck pulled up. Ammo delivery. Was able to pick up several boxes of Federal Personal Defense rounds in .40 Smith and Wesson. Been a good day.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Gossamer on May 06, 2009, 10:37:01 PM
I went to the local Meijer to get my wife a Mother's Day present today and then wandered through the sporting goods isle. I got the last box of Win .22LR 500 round box for $9.99. Strangly they had lots of rifle ammo and shotgun slugs but NO centerfire handgun ammo. Lots of 16 gauge slugs for $3.49 a box.

There is still ammo out there it is just the odd stuff.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on May 09, 2009, 12:31:27 PM
My local Meijer's has 12 ga. 2 3/4 rifled slugs on sale thru May 30 for $2.99 / box of 5.  They have cases and cases of the stuff.  They have had this since last fall aparently someone mistakenly ordered too much.  A Meijer employee said they are going to stop carring ammo.

I regularly pass 3 Wally Worlds and stop in frequently just to check about ammo.  It is hit or miss on pistol ammo  I've gotten lucky a few times and have picked up some 9mm and some .40 cal to last a little while.  Managed to get 1 100pack of .38 and a  50 box of .32.  Keep getting there a little to late for .45 ACP, but they have been getting some in.  They have a 6 box limit.  Have never found any .380 at WW.  Haven't seen much in .223 or .308, but haven't really been looking for it.
The Wally World people have told me that none of the popular calibers are shown as being in stock at the warehouse, it just shows up a case here and there, and sometimes just a box.  The cases seldom get stocked as they open the cases and it is being bought immediately before they can even put it on the shelf.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on May 09, 2009, 12:41:13 PM
For the rest of the forum, Meijers is the originator of the so called "Super Store" in MI and IN. 

Freddie Meijer invented the department store, sporting goods, lumber yard, grocery store, gas station and tire store "all under one roof" concept in the late sixties.  It's the one place in MI for all of your household and outdoor needs....now they have liquor, shoestores, hair salons, banks, florists, coffee houses and snack bars....the whole nine and then some...

God I miss Michigan!

I know Dougs wife from high school...
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on May 09, 2009, 01:01:28 PM
Meijers does a lot for the community also.  They are Grand Rapids based and do a lot to support both the colleges in west Michigan my daughters go to.

Several years back I went to Meijer early on Thanksgiving day for a Christmas shopping special that was only for a few hours.  I was in the sporting goods section when a gentleman aked if he could hep, but I was just looking.  Another employee appeared and the first gentleman said hello to him by name and they chatted briefly and the first genmtleman thanked the second employee for doing a good job, working Thanksgiving, and wished him a Happy Thanksgiving.  The first gentleman was one of the Meijers.  That always impressed me that he was thoughtful enough to be at one of their stores Thanksgiving day and positively interacting with customers and employees when he could just of easily been at  a family gathering.  He didn't just run down to the nearest store to do this either, the store i saw him at was 90 miles from Grand Rapids.  The second employee had a lot of praises for the Meijer that was at the store that day and the Meijers as a whole.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on May 09, 2009, 01:07:55 PM
I went to the local Meijer to get my wife a Mother's Day present today and then wandered through the sporting goods isle. I got the last box of Win .22LR 500 round box for $9.99. Strangly they had lots of rifle ammo and shotgun slugs but NO centerfire handgun ammo. Lots of 16 gauge slugs for $3.49 a box.

There is still ammo out there it is just the odd stuff.

Buy your hunting ammo early this year, boys and girls!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on May 09, 2009, 01:10:13 PM
That was probably Doug, he would be about 51-54 years and the husband of my friend Starr.  They live in the GR area still and were the Co-Chairs of the Childrens Network and quite philanthropic.  Starr was a good kid, absolutely gorgeous!

Heavy Republican donators as well...... ;D ;D

That's what I miss about the midwest, people being people, communities that help each other...
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 14, 2009, 10:28:18 AM
I got 5,000 large pistol primers and 8 lbs of tightgroup yesterday!

Yippie!

Now to the loading bench to make .45 acp.

Still have my name on numerous lists for stuff, but it ain't easy to snag.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on May 14, 2009, 07:27:16 PM
Way to go!  Congrats on the find!

They got anymore?

 ::)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 14, 2009, 08:24:29 PM
Way to go!  Congrats on the find!

They got anymore?

 ::)

No  :'(  If they had they would be in my grubby paws on the way to friends.  I ordered five thousand each of lg and small pistol and lg and small rifle, and this is all that has come in two months. 

They have a few one pounders of powder, but this was the last eight pounder.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 24, 2009, 05:25:17 PM
Local wally world just got a bunch of .22lr Federal in the 550 round boxes.
Priced at $13.47 per box which is down about $2 per box from three months ago.
Six box maximum purchase.


And, yes....I loaded up.


 8)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on May 24, 2009, 05:46:41 PM
 :D

WTG!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on May 25, 2009, 10:28:36 PM
Seems to be more ammo available lately at WW.  Happened to stop by one today and they had Blazer brass  9mm $9.47/50 and .40 cal $12.97/50.  They also had WWB .357 and .44 mag available.  Still no .380 or .45 auto.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 26, 2009, 04:46:10 PM
Forgot to mention in my post above that Wallace world had plenty of the 22lr, but they were bare of most everything else.
2 boxes of WWB .44mag for $34 per box.
Piles of .410 shotgun and 12ga. shotgun.
A few boxes of .270 and 8mm rifle ammo.

That was about it.

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on May 26, 2009, 05:12:01 PM
Picked up 2 boxes (limit) 9MM (Magtech 115gr) ball from local shop today @ $ 16.00/50 round box.  I didn't think that was too bad.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on May 30, 2009, 08:04:13 PM
Tulsa's Academy Sports on 41st has a few 500 round boxes of Federal XM193.  $250/500 was the price.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ping on May 31, 2009, 04:02:49 PM
Nice price. Picked up 4 boxes of .40 S&W Winchester 50 rd. boxes yesterday for $19 a box. They had 8 boxes. Wish I had the extra money to buy all 8.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on June 05, 2009, 12:04:27 PM
I scored 400 rounds of 9mm ammo (Winchester White Box) at Wal-Mart yesterday. They had eight 100rd boxes for $20 each, so I picked up 4 boxes. They also had two or three boxes each of .40 and .45 acp, some random rifle rounds, as well as a few boxes of high end .22 lr

They have now also posted a sign limiting all purchases to 6 boxes.

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on June 05, 2009, 05:33:48 PM
Way to go!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Kid Shelleen on June 07, 2009, 10:55:35 PM
I scored 400 rounds of 9mm ammo (Winchester White Box) at Wal-Mart yesterday. They had eight 100rd boxes for $20 each, so I picked up 4 boxes. They also had two or three boxes each of .40 and .45 acp, some random rifle rounds, as well as a few boxes of high end .22 lr

They have now also posted a sign limiting all purchases to 6 boxes.

Awesome catch......Our Wal Marts have been out of everything for a few months. Same goes for every gun shop in town. Any updates on internet ammo from anyone? I could use most hand gun calibers. I have plenty of 223 and 270...so OK in the rifle dept.


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on June 08, 2009, 08:20:04 AM
Awesome catch......Our Wal Marts have been out of everything for a few months. Same goes for every gun shop in town. Any updates on internet ammo from anyone? I could use most hand gun calibers. I have plenty of 223 and 270...so OK in the rifle dept.

All Wal-Mart stores are still getting regular weekly ammo deliveries..... The problem is that it is gone before it hits their shelves. They are having people line up for it when it arrives and they are buying them out immediately. Wal-Mart has not increased the size of their orders, so finding anything after time of delivery is a rarity. Many stores are now putting quantity restrictions in place so more customers can make a purchase, but we all know that is a futile attempt. I would think that the powers that be at one of the worlds largest retailers would have a little more pull and would be able to get larger shipments...... guess not. 





*As a side note.... When I bought that ammo the other day, the person behind the counter had just got done giving a disgruntled explanation to a customer as to why they are always out of ammo.... "We cant stop people from buying more then they need", she said...... She then turned to me and when I told her I wanted 4 boxes, she rolled her eyes and shook her head in frustration. I paid for my ammo and thanked her graciously, then walked away smiling and laughing most of the way out of the store.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on June 08, 2009, 12:09:56 PM
I was at one of the larger gun stores in the State Sat. (Riley's gunshop, Hooksett NH ) They plenty of most types of ammo at reasonable prices, 9mm PMC $13.30/ 50 WWB $26/ 100 Federal 00 Buck $3.30/5, but NO 38 no .357 mag, and NO .380 They had  a dozen AR's DPMS, Olympic, Stag, $900 up to RKWS (I think those were the initials ) $2400 saw no Ruger AR's but did not look that close. 1/2 dozen AK's of various types $650+ 1 SKS $450 and 1 Garand $1300
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Kid Shelleen on June 08, 2009, 02:49:46 PM
All Wal-Mart stores are still getting regular weekly ammo deliveries..... The problem is that it is gone before it hits their shelves. They are having people line up for it when it arrives and they are buying them out immediately. Wal-Mart has not increased the size of their orders, so finding anything after time of delivery is a rarity. Many stores are now putting quantity restrictions in place so more customers can make a purchase, but we all know that is a futile attempt. I would think that the powers that be at one of the worlds largest retailers would have a little more pull and would be able to get larger shipments...... guess not. 

Thanks for the great info. I'll talk to the sporting goods guy at my local Wally World and ask when they get their shipments.
I have plenty of personal defense ammo but need some range ammo to keep sharp.

Thanks again !!!



*As a side note.... When I bought that ammo the other day, the person behind the counter had just got done giving a disgruntled explanation to a customer as to why they are always out of ammo.... "We cant stop people from buying more then they need", she said...... She then turned to me and when I told her I wanted 4 boxes, she rolled her eyes and shook her head in frustration. I paid for my ammo and thanked her graciously, then walked away smiling and laughing most of the way out of the store.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on June 08, 2009, 04:03:40 PM
Who says how much a person needs ?  Need is not relevant, they are in business to sell what consumers WANT.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on June 09, 2009, 01:14:17 PM
Just got an Email alert from Natchez shooters supply.  .223, .308, 7.62x39, and others available.  Some on sale

http://www.natchezss.com/
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on June 09, 2009, 05:37:52 PM
Snazzy!  Keep up the grrreat work guys 'n' gals!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on June 09, 2009, 07:16:30 PM
HOLY CRAP!

I just went to Wal-Mart again tonight and they were overflowing! Besides the aforementioned rifle and .22 ammo, they also had approx 12 boxes of 9mm (Thats 1200 rds!), four or five boxes of .40, and even a box of .357 -- All Winchester White Box. I actually had to look twice because I did not believe my eyes. I did not buy, because I really dont need any at this time, but WOW!

I have said before that Wal-Mart is going to be the tell tale sign of when this drought is over....... When you no longer have trouble finding ammo at Wal-Mart, you wont have trouble finding ammo anywhere else and you will know that it is ok to start shooting up your supply! Maybe this is a sign, atleast locally, that things are getting better.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tommy tornado on June 11, 2009, 03:42:51 PM
Went to the local Academy for .22 LR and was amazed at the price.  Box of 525 Remingtons is now $35 and 50 rounds of Federal was $9 a box!  :o I was shocked.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on June 11, 2009, 08:00:05 PM
Ol' Wally ain't got crap in my neck o' the woods.         >:(  >:(         :'(
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Kid Shelleen on June 11, 2009, 11:36:05 PM
Ol' Wally ain't got crap in my neck o' the woods.         >:(  >:(         :'(
Same here PegLeg our Wally Worlds are still empty too.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: shooter32 on June 12, 2009, 09:07:52 AM
Same here PegLeg our Wally Worlds are still empty too.

Same here Kid, the only thing they have is 12 & 20 ga. a couple of cases of each.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Ichiban on June 12, 2009, 01:50:50 PM
The local WW's have lots of shotgun shells and the .223 is staying on the shelves.  The only pistol ammo I've seen recently is .32acp.  I guess that is a start.

Sports Authority had some .45acp WWB hollowpoints but they didn't last long.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on June 14, 2009, 11:59:59 AM
Ol' Wally ain't got crap in my neck o' the woods.         >:(  >:(         :'(

Same here Kid, the only thing they have is 12 & 20 ga. a couple of cases of each.

Went in to "Wally's everything under the sun Emporium" today and lo and behold...... a stack of Federal .40 S&W 180gr FMJ........ only had cash for three boxes, and doubt they'll have it tomorrow, but I got the three.


***edit***
Forgot to put the price....$12.47 per box.


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on June 14, 2009, 12:10:00 PM
Another return trip to that same Wally World showed that they sold all their .40 and 9mm supply and had only 3 boxes of .357
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 16, 2009, 05:14:50 PM
I just got back to California yesterday from a 7200 mile trip around the country and and can tell you the demand for ammo is far from over.

I stopped at Wally Worlds from WY to  Maine and the one common thing that I ran into were customers looking at empty slots on the shelves where the .380, 9mm, .40, and .45 should have been.

Cody, WY did have 2 boxes of 9mm and 2 boxes of .45. I found 2 boxes of .380 in Scarborough, ME, one store someplace in Ohio had 8 boxes of 100 round WWB .45 which was the most I saw anywhere. Newton, NE had one box of 9mm.

I did see many stores with a few boxes of .38 and .357 on the shelf.

They all say they are getting regular deliveries but it disappears as fast as it goes on the shelf and all the Wally Worlds that I checked had 6 box limits in effect.

Glad to be home...........



Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Green Mountain Gringo on June 16, 2009, 08:45:17 PM
I just got back to California yesterday from a 7200 mile trip around the country and and can tell you the demand for ammo is far from over.

I stopped at Wally Worlds from WY to  Maine and the one common thing that I ran into were customers looking at empty slots on the shelves where the .380, 9mm, .40, and .45 should have been.

Cody, WY did have 2 boxes of 9mm and 2 boxes of .45. I found 2 boxes of .380 in Scarborough, ME, one store someplace in Ohio had 8 boxes of 100 round WWB .45 which was the most I saw anywhere. Newton, NE had one box of 9mm.

I did see many stores with a few boxes of .38 and .357 on the shelf.

They all say they are getting regular deliveries but it disappears as fast as it goes on the shelf and all the Wally Worlds that I checked had 6 box limits in effect.

Glad to be home...........





Dude, you are like, a POWER AMMO SHOPPER!    (That musta been Cabella's in Maine).  Did you try the Kittery Trading Post?  AWESOME STORE!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 16, 2009, 09:08:30 PM
I stopped at Cabela's in Rapid City, SD, Scarborough, ME, Sidney, NE and Reno, NV. They had defensive ammo available but I haven't had a problem getting that stuff mail order from them with fairly short wait times so I didn't buy any as I have a pretty good supply on hand.

I was more interested in plinking ammo. I managed to pick up a little over a 1000 rounds in .380, 9 mm and .45 from the various Walmarts that I stopped at. I'll have to take another trip when I use this up.

I did think about Kittery Trading Post and was going to stop there on the way out of Maine but for some reason I forgot. I have shopped there in the past.


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on June 16, 2009, 09:11:02 PM
I stopped at Cabela's in Rapid City, SD, Scarborough, ME, Sidney, NE and Reno, NV. They had defensive ammo available but I haven't had a problem getting that stuff mail order from them with fairly short wait times so I didn't buy any as I have a pretty good supply on hand.

I was more interested in plinking ammo. I managed to pick up a little over a 1000 rounds in .380, 9 mm and .45 from the various Walmarts that I stopped at. I'll have to take another trip when I use this up.

I did think about Kittery Trading Post and was going to stop there on the way out of Maine but for some reason I forgot. I have shopped there in the past.


You DO get around don't you.  ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 16, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
You DO get around don't you.  ;D

I forgot to mention my stop in Portsmouth to stock up on beer........ no deposit or sales tax!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on June 16, 2009, 09:27:47 PM
I forgot to mention my stop in Portsmouth to stock up on beer........ no deposit or sales tax!

 I know Portsmouth very well, it's where I enlisted in the Marines in 77, My Grandmothers family had been in that town since the 1800's, I lived in Hampton and Exeter for about 6 years.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 16, 2009, 09:31:55 PM
I know Portsmouth very well, it's where I enlisted in the Marines in 77, My Grandmothers family had been in that town since the 1800's, I lived in Hampton and Exeter for about 6 years.

I remember when we used to drive to Newington just to go to Taco Bell as there weren't any in Maine at the time. How things/times change!

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on June 16, 2009, 09:38:23 PM
I remember when we used to drive to Newington just to go to Taco Bell as there weren't any in Maine at the time. How things/times change!



WOW, My ex used to like to do that, from Rochester NH, We may have been in line together  ;D, Thing that baffled ME was, She was FROM Ca. (why I ended up there) She KNEW what REAL Mexican food was and she STILL ate that crap, even when we got out to Ca.
How can Taco Bell POSSIBLY stay in business out there ?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tommy tornado on June 16, 2009, 10:43:01 PM
Local Gander Mountain had .45 ACP at $41 for a box of 50.  I passed on it.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 16, 2009, 11:22:14 PM
Cody, WY Walmart  5/30/09

.45ACP (50) Blazer Brass FMJ $14.97 (2 boxes)

9mm (50) Blazer Brass FMJ $8.97 (2 boxes)


Scarborough, ME Walmart 6/7/09

 .380ACP (100) WWB $31.97 (2 boxes)


York, NE Walmart 6/12/09

.45ACP (100) WWB $31.97 (4 boxes)


Lexington, NE Walmart 6/13/09

.380ACP (50) Remington 95 gr L380AP $16.97, (2 boxes)

9mm (100) Remington 115 gr JHP $24.97 (1 box)


Old Orchid beach, ME (saw on Craigslist add)

picked up 2 more boxes of .380ACP and a new LCP finger grip magazine for undisclosed amount.


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on June 17, 2009, 07:22:20 AM
I just shot everything I had last night except for my JHP carry ammo.  Now the hunt begins, the shelves around here are a bit bare, might be heading north, or south, or southwest.....Riley's maybe, good Fathers Day trip! :)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Texas_Bryan on June 18, 2009, 02:29:37 PM
Wally World in north Round Rock, TX had .22 LR 550 count Federal box for $13, white box 9mm, .40, 44 magnum, and .38 special.  Also had boxes of Winchester 15 count hollow point 12 gauge slugs for $8, cheapest I've ever seen.  They got at least 6 boxes of every thing, as of noon today.  No .45 ACP, never f$@%ing do!!! ???
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on June 18, 2009, 05:35:11 PM
Midway USA is now showing lotsa stuff as "Out of Stock, Backorder OK" vs. what its been which was "Out of Stock, No Backorder".  380ACP, 9MM, 40 S&W, 45 ACP!  Sorry, I didn't check you AR guys stuff out.

At least you can get your name on the waiting list!  And when they get it, you'll get it!

http://www.midwayusa.com/ (http://www.midwayusa.com/)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tommy tornado on June 18, 2009, 10:29:04 PM
Sadly primers are still "Out of Stock, No Backorder".  :'(
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: philw on June 18, 2009, 10:36:08 PM
Don't know what your issue is  :P 
(http://gallery.mac.com/philw/100050/DSCF9649/web.jpg)


hehe   although I did pay Toooo much   that is about $380 bucks worth  that I have just about  shot up over the last 2 weeks 

I NEED TO RELOAD
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 20, 2009, 12:04:33 AM
Don't know what your issue is  :P  
(http://gallery.mac.com/philw/100050/DSCF9649/web.jpg)


hehe   although I did pay Toooo much   that is about $380 bucks worth  that I have just about  shot up over the last 2 weeks  

I NEED TO RELOAD

I think the issue is .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. I noticed you bought 2 boxes of 9mm. How many did they have available?

I went to an indoor range today and thought it was great being the only shooter there. I do feel bad not being able to replace what I shoot so I had to limit myself to 100 rounds.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: philw on June 20, 2009, 09:27:19 AM
I think the issue is .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. I noticed you bought 2 boxes of 9mm. How many did they have available?

I went to an indoor range today and thought it was great being the only shooter there. I do feel bad not being able to replace what I shoot so I had to limit myself to 100 rounds.

quite a few mate

I just did not have the $$$  to get more 

and I had a few boxed at home all ready
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 20, 2009, 01:03:20 PM
quite a few mate

I just did not have the $$$  to get more 

and I had a few boxed at home all ready

This is what I was able to purchase for $349.98 tax included. It did cost me over $975 in gas to find it.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tt11758 on June 20, 2009, 01:07:55 PM
2 weeks ago I was able to pick up 300 rounds of .40 caliber and 200 rounds of 9mm at Wally World.  .40 was $14.98 for a box of 50, 9 mm was $9.85 for the same  size box.

The gun store half a mile down the road from Wally World had a good supply of .40 and 9 mm, but they were selling them for about $10 a box higher than Wally World for the same loads.

Came close to having a 1911 follow me home, but since nobody around here has been able to get .45 acp for a while, nor have any idea when they will be able to, I elected to not spend $700 for a paperweight.
Title: ~
Post by: Timothy on June 20, 2009, 01:12:20 PM
Wooooo, woooooo!!!!!

I managed to find 50 rounds of Remington .45 ball at the Wally World!

Wow, I've got exactly 50 rounds hoarded up for practice and another 200 of hollowpoints for defending my honor! ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 20, 2009, 01:22:08 PM
"I've got exactly 50 rounds hoarded up"!!!  No wonder we cant find any amunition anywhere!  Tim has it all!!!!    ;D ;D ;D

You dont need all fifty do you?  Can we have some?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: billt on June 20, 2009, 03:09:22 PM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7808/magtech3081.jpg)

(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9694/magtech3082.jpg)

I went to Cabela's along with all of the Saturday afternoon cattle, and they had a ton of Magtech .308 Ball for $35.99 a box of 50. That comes to $14.40 for a box of 20. Not too bad. You can see it has annealed cases, and is really clean. It also has green lacquer sealed primers. The cheapest .308 they had next in line was Remington UMC Green Box and that was $21.00 for a 20 count box. With Remington brass running $40.00 a hundred, and cheap FMJ .30 cal. bullets going for around $20.00 a hundred, by the time you figure in powder at $20.00 a pound and primers at their new "adjusted" price, it's doubtful you could load it as cheap. I'm going to try it in my new M-1A SOCOM and see how it shoots. If it's decent I'll grab some more.   Bill T.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 20, 2009, 05:03:01 PM
As a rule.  Military firearms are "over gased" so they will eject more reliably.  Often results in harsh handling of empty cases.

If you DO decide to hand load.  It's pretty well agreed that Reminton brass is the bottom of the barrel junk.  Winchester brass is MUCH better, and typically the same price.  Of course there are more expensive brands, but with a semi-auto you wont be using much, or any of the brass twice.  Very few semi-auto's leave brass looking very good.  Bad dents or scrape marks from magazine lips & bottom edges of load ramps, dents from extractors, ejectors, clips and magazines cutting into cases...  The stuff usually isnt very pretty once you learn what to look for.

Reloading, or hand loading is primarily for bolt guns or single shots.  There are exceptions of course!

Any AK I've seen will throw cases 15' and more, and nearly crush brass cases all the way in!  99% of military ammo in the world is steel cased, and not reloadable anyway.  But the "over gasing" sure doesnt hurt semi-auto, or full auto reliability!

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: billt on June 20, 2009, 05:45:05 PM
It's pretty well agreed that Reminton brass is the bottom of the barrel junk.  Winchester brass is MUCH better, and typically the same price.

I've found just the opposite to be true. One of the main reasons I switched to Remington was I got sick and tired of having to throw out anywhere from 4 to 6 cases out of each bag of Winchester brass because they were so badly damaged from rough handling you couldn't even get an expander ball through them. 6% scrap for new brass is ridiculous. With Remington I get just as many reloads, plus I usually wind up with 2 or 3 extra pieces per bag. Remington is also far more available than Winchester. At least out here it is.  Bill T.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Texas_Bryan on June 20, 2009, 06:26:31 PM
I just like Winchesters loaded ammo, by far the best I've used.  For practice its all the same to me, for the most part as long as it shoots.  I love that sexy nickel plated brass Winchester uses for their hunting and defense ammo.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on June 20, 2009, 06:33:45 PM
As a rule.  Military firearms are "over gased" so they will eject more reliably.  Often results in harsh handling of empty cases.

If you DO decide to hand load.  It's pretty well agreed that Reminton brass is the bottom of the barrel junk.  Winchester brass is MUCH better, and typically the same price.  Of course there are more expensive brands, but with a semi-auto you wont be using much, or any of the brass twice.  Very few semi-auto's leave brass looking very good.  Bad dents or scrape marks from magazine lips & bottom edges of load ramps, dents from extractors, ejectors, clips and magazines cutting into cases... The stuff usually isnt very pretty once you learn what to look for.

Reloading, or hand loading is primarily for bolt guns or single shots.  There are exceptions of course!

Any AK I've seen will throw cases 15' and more, and nearly crush brass cases all the way in! 99% of military ammo in the world is steel cased, and not reloadable anyway.  But the "over gasing" sure doesnt hurt semi-auto, or full auto reliability!



The only Semi auto I ever saw that was "Rough on brass", was the G 3's fluted chamber. As for 99% of military ammo being steel, the only steel cased ammo I have ever encountered was East European/Chinese.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: billt on June 20, 2009, 07:05:11 PM
No American Military Ammunition is steel. The only exception might have been during WW II. Even then if I recall we made out pennies out of steel so our ammo could be brass and copper. The eastern bloc countries use steel far more than NATO does.  Bill T.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Texas_Bryan on June 20, 2009, 07:25:08 PM
No American Military Ammunition is steel. The only exception might have been during WW II. Even then if I recall we made out pennies out of steel so our ammo could be brass and copper. The eastern bloc countries use steel far more than NATO does.  Bill T.

I believe he's implying that cheapest most widely available ammo around the whole world, not just here is steel.  Specialy for what Badger shoots, his argument makes sense, if you were humping it through burnt out Europe or Asia.  Here that's debatable.  I've never seen brass cased 7.69, but then again I've never looked, but I'd bet money that Badgers 99% is right on the money for that round.  Same for any commie round, and I'd bet that an over whelming majority of military ammo around the world is in commie calibers.  BTW, I've got some of those pennies, 1943 steel, very cool. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on June 20, 2009, 07:42:23 PM
I believe he's implying that cheapest most widely available ammo around the whole world, not just here is steel.  Specialy for what Badger shoots, his argument makes sense, if you were humping it through burnt out Europe or Asia.  Here that's debatable.  I've never seen brass cased 7.69, but then again I've never looked, but I'd bet money that Badgers 99% is right on the money for that round.  Same for any commie round, and I'd bet that an over whelming majority of military ammo around the world is in commie calibers.  BTW, I've got some of those pennies, 1943 steel, very cool.  

I do have a box of brass cased 7.62X39
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 20, 2009, 08:09:27 PM
I dont think you'll see a whole lot of American ammo being used outside this country.  I've seen a good bit of .308 in steel cases.  And the only 7.62 x 39 I personally have seen in brass is the Winchester stuff I buy to reload.  If your seeing a lot of bent up cases from handling it may well be happening after it leaves the factory.  The stuff I mail order is usually in much ruffer shape as far as dents than what I buy locally, but it just depends on the stock boys, and delivery guys I'd guess.  Where Remington brass is of lower quality would be more visible if you cut a case in half.  THEN you'll see the difference around the primer pocket, and wall thickness.  Nothing to do with ruff handleing (Dremel tools are pretty handy for a clean cut).

I cant speak for the garand type action in particular.  But I've yet to see any automatic rifle that consistantly left brass cases in good enough shape I'd trust reloading them.  Only takes one little weak spot in a case wall to ruptur and possibly do very ugly things to a very expensive gun, and rather hard to replace arm...  Just not worth risking.  And with necked cases...  I have no idea how you push out even little dents in case walls that would drasticly change chamber pressures...  It's just not worth the risk of a Kaboom at any price!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on June 20, 2009, 08:37:26 PM
No American Military Ammunition is steel. The only exception might have been during WW II. Even then if I recall we made out pennies out of steel so our ammo could be brass and copper. The eastern bloc countries use steel far more than NATO does.  Bill T.

I think there were some steel case .30 carbine rounds made in WWII.  Seems to me I saw some at a gun show once, but that is the only US steel case ammo I have seen.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on June 20, 2009, 08:40:56 PM
I dont think you'll see a whole lot of American ammo being used outside this country.  I've seen a good bit of .308 in steel cases.  And the only  7.62 x 39 I personally have seen in brass is the Winchester stuff I buy to reload.  If your seeing a lot of bent up cases from handling it may well be happening after it leaves the factory.  The stuff I mail order is usually in much ruffer shape as far as dents than what I buy locally, but it just depends on the stock boys, and delivery guys I'd guess.  Where Remington brass is of lower quality would be more visible if you cut a case in half.  THEN you'll see the difference around the primer pocket, and wall thickness.  Nothing to do with ruff handleing (Dremel tools are pretty handy for a clean cut).

I cant speak for the garand type action in particular.  But I've yet to see any automatic rifle that consistantly left brass cases in good enough shape I'd trust reloading them.  Only takes one little weak spot in a case wall to ruptur and possibly do very ugly things to a very expensive gun, and rather hard to replace arm...  Just not worth risking.  And with necked cases...  I have no idea how you push out even little dents in case walls that would drasticly change chamber pressures...  It's just not worth the risk of a Kaboom at any price!

What do you reload this for?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 20, 2009, 10:04:17 PM
To this point.  Only an AK, and SKS.  What I REALLY want.  Drool over once in a while when I see one, but just cant bring myself to buy...  http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles/model_799.asp

The reloads make a HUGE improvement in the accuracy of the two semi-auto's, and with todays prices its actually cost effective.  I've just got to many other calibers I want to drop the cash down on the Remington (its actually a really well made rifle for them from CZ, CZ just stamps the Remington name on them, I havent seen the CZ version in stores here yet).

Great!  Now you've got me thinking about it and wanting to go get one again...

I've found a few of these M10's popping up to.  AMAZING build quality!!!

http://www.australianinternationalarms.com.au/product.htm
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on June 20, 2009, 10:07:32 PM
Badger,

Like I tell everyone...If ya want accurate, buy a Savage.  ;)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: philw on June 20, 2009, 10:29:27 PM


I've found a few of these M10's popping up to.  AMAZING build quality!!!

http://www.australianinternationalarms.com.au/product.htm


Yep   Had to reply to this one


the good old Lee-Enfield No 4   ;D ;D ;D ;D   


I have thought about getting one of these rifles   ( after I get a few more 303's  ) 

I have only heard good things about these rifles 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 20, 2009, 10:41:31 PM
Savage doesnt make anything in 7.62 x 39.  I know their newest stuff is reported to be SUPER accurate.  But to look close at their rifles in the stores and see the machining marks left all over them, loose fitting parts, & generally ugly finishes on both metal and wood surfaces.  I just have a super hard time believing what I read in all the press.  Especially knowing they'll say anything to make a buck and promote new products.

I own an older Savage 110 chambered in .270 Win. that shoots pretty darn good for a light barrel gun.  Laminated stock and a polished bolt and trigger sure make it pretty!  Trigger breaks clean at 1lb 8ozs., and I bedded the action.  But I'll never use it just because I dont really like the caliber at all, & the fact that its a Savage.  I just plain dont like the gun!  My dad gave it to me, we used to hunt ground hog with it (only reason I keep it aside from it being so darn pretty!).  I'm going to visit in a few weeks and plan to give it back...  I just dont like the thing even being in my safe.

The pic doesnt begin to do it justice.  Especially when the Springfield 1 1/4" leather strap is on it...  Dont know why I hate it for sure...  Probably need theropy!  ;D  If it were a heavier barrel 30/06 I'd take it everywhere!  Best to just give it back...  Bad barrel, in a bad caliber, with a bad scope!  Not worth a rebuild.

(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/BigCheeseStick/P1000962.jpg?t=1245556365)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 21, 2009, 01:10:10 AM
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/wolf308win150grfmj20rdpartam308-wolf20.aspx

Pretty cheap!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Kid Shelleen on June 22, 2009, 02:43:22 PM
My Wally World was chocked full of ammo this past Saturday. Had almost all calibers for handguns, except .380 acp. and a decent selection of rifle ammo.

Had the six box limit so I got my six and my wife went back for 6 more right after I got home.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Pathfinder on June 22, 2009, 03:34:29 PM
The only Semi auto I ever saw that was "Rough on brass", was the G 3's fluted chamber. As for 99% of military ammo being steel, the only steel cased ammo I have ever encountered was East European/Chinese.

Most HK and clone semi's will ding the brass pretty seriously, as will the Galil. At the Appleseed last year one guy had 2 Galil's - pre-ban BTW - and I was excited when I found out he didn't reload, had too much surplus ammo he said. I scooped up his brass before it became known it was available - and there on the side as a serious dent caused by the charging handle during ejection. Both the 7.62 and 5.56 had the dings.

My CETME does the same thing.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on June 23, 2009, 08:26:40 PM
The local market in my area is starting to look pretty good for us consumers.

I went to a local gun store the other day and the shelves were literally overflowing with ammo..... I simply can not underestimate how much ammo they had in stock... they had cases and cases of literally anything you could want. Everything had about a 25% premium compared to pre-election pricing, but ammo was in great abundance.

The most interesting thing, however was the pricing and availability of ARs and AKs -- Prices are down and supply is up. I will first say that this store is pretty pricey. Almost all of their firearms usually carry about a 20% premium with regards to what you could pay elsewhere if you do a little shopping. Anyway, About two months ago you could not touch an AR in that place for under $1200 or an AK for under $1000..... and they were not really brands that you would really be thrilled about buying either. Now ARs are down to $1000 for top quality brands and AKs are starting at $800.... and they had a deep supply of both.

The store was also darn near empty.... You usually have to elbow your way up to the display case to drool all over their inventory, and if you want to shoot at their 20 lane firing range then you will have to take a number and wait....... neither were the case this day.

It will be interesting to see if all that ammo will sell or if they may have to make a price point adjustment to get it to move.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on June 26, 2009, 08:58:30 PM
"The local market in my area is starting to look pretty good for us consumers.

I went to a local gun store the other day and the shelves were literally overflowing with ammo..... "

X2 for Michigan.  Prices arent great, but they've come down, and most places have full or close to full shelves now.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on June 27, 2009, 07:59:27 PM
Went out to Bass Pro to stock up on cleaning supplies and managed to score a couple of boxes of .38 special.  Could have bought about 1000 rounds but figured things are starting to level off.  Nothing in .45 but plenty of 9mm, some .40 and lots of defensive stuff.

Rifle cartridges in .270, .308, 7.62 were plentiful though not overflowing and even .223 was abundent.  Maybe things ARE turning around.  Could not find any primers guys.  I even asked figuring I could buy them and somehow ship them to those of you that load but no dice..

And the beat goes on!

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on June 28, 2009, 05:32:00 PM
http://www.midwestgunexchange.com/   Click on link for sale flier.
Was at MWG for their Grand Reopnening Sale from their move last fall.  The only ammo they didn't have when I asked was .45 colt.  When I asked about .380 and if there was a limit I was asked how many cases I wanted.  They had Aquila and Fiocchi in stock, and I'm not sure what else.  They had a pallet of Winchester .62 grain 5.56 M855 for 11.99/box and I forget the case price.  They had .308 in stock and Wolf 7.62x39 Military Classic for 5.99/box.  PMags for $11.00 and C-Products mags for $8.99.
Wanted to buy a Rock River Arms stripped lower for $109.99 but they wouldn't sell me one because I live across the border in MI and they said that BATF NOW considers a lower they same as a pistol for the purpose of selling across state lines. >:(

There was a Glock rep there, but alas and unfortunately the beautiful Jessie Abbate was not.  I asked him why she wasn't there and he didn't know, but did say she is beautiful and married to someone about twice her age. :'(

The best deal of the day seemed to be 1000 round cases of PMC Bronze .55gr FMJ .223 for $349.50. :)

There were a lot of women, not all with husbands and boyfriends, in the store which makes me feel good about the future of shooting sports.

The sale continues untill July 3rd, with more reps, and giveaways, including Alice Cooper concert tickets and guns.

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on June 30, 2009, 11:47:58 AM
Got an email alert a few minutes ago about this if any body is looking.

223, 308, 7.62x39 and 50 BMG In Stock and on Sale Now! Limited Quantities!‏

http://www.natchezss.com/index.cfm

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tommy tornado on June 30, 2009, 07:47:07 PM
Natchez must have just gotten in a shipment of stuff because I picked up 4000 Large Pistol Primers as well.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on July 13, 2009, 06:31:03 PM
http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/ (http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/) has some 9mm, .38 Special, .40 S&W, .44 Mag and .45 ACP stuff!  No .380 ACP.  Also, has some 5.56 & 7.62 stuff.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on July 22, 2009, 11:32:45 AM
Just picked up;

100 rounds of 44 mag Semi jacket

140 rounds of 45 colt hot loaded hollow point

50 rounds of 30-06 loaded with the lever evolution bullets (150 grain)

All for $103.00 from my reloader.  BUT he cannot get powder right now and is really hurtin!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: shooter32 on July 22, 2009, 12:04:32 PM
Just picked up;

100 rounds of 44 mag Semi jacket

140 rounds of 45 colt hot loaded hollow point

50 rounds of 30-06 loaded with the lever evolution bullets (150 grain)
All for $103.00 from my reloader.  BUT he cannot get powder right now and is really hurtin!


Haz, have you shot these before and if so what did ya think?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on July 22, 2009, 12:23:39 PM
No haven't shot them.  I will be shooting them from my Savage bolt gun.  I give y'all a report when I do.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on August 02, 2009, 12:31:07 PM
Bass Pro and Walmart are well stocked in both MI and SC.  IF you get there within 3 days of them recieving the shipment.  Doesnt last any longer than that.  Then your waiting a couple weeks again.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: jzzr83 on August 03, 2009, 10:42:37 AM
Last week Walmart in Shakopee, MN had some "Winchester Supreme Elite PDX1 9mm Luger +P 124gr JHP Bonded Personal Protection" in stock.  (That name is straight from the box.  Longest name ever? Perhaps.)  They had 38 Special, .40, .45 and 9mm.  Probably around 20 boxes on the shelf of each caliber.  I read that this is the ammo the FBI issues their agents.  So I figured it is good enough for me.  It was $18.47/box of 20rds for the 9mm. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Kid Shelleen on August 03, 2009, 03:00:55 PM
Last week Walmart in Shakopee, MN had some "Winchester Supreme Elite PDX1 9mm Luger +P 124gr JHP Bonded Personal Protection" in stock.  (That name is straight from the box.  Longest name ever? Perhaps.)  They had 38 Special, .40, .45 and 9mm.  Probably around 20 boxes on the shelf of each caliber.  I read that this is the ammo the FBI issues their agents.  So I figured it is good enough for me.  It was $18.47/box of 20rds for the 9mm. 
Thanks for the info. My Wally has never had any PD ammo, only range ammo.

I hope that your Winchester Supreme Elite find is a sign of things to come. Usually as one Wally goes, so go the others. Hey, I can hope. ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: m25operator on August 09, 2009, 02:28:55 PM
Just found this place https://surplusammo.com/
they have ammo in stock, .223 pricing is not bad.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on August 12, 2009, 01:33:31 AM
Got an email alert today from Natchess Shooters supply.  Thay have a bunch of .223 and some 5.56 available.  You can find some of it here.  http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=FAAE223BK&lsrc=NZ&src=BE417
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: 2Alpha on August 28, 2009, 06:32:20 PM
I stopped by Wal-Mart to get some insect repellant and noticed they had Wincherster WB 44 Mag 240 Gr for $31.99!  I bought all they had! (5 boxes!) ;D
2A
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on August 28, 2009, 06:38:46 PM
I stopped by Wal-Mart to get some insect repellant and noticed they had Wincherster WB 44 Mag 240 Gr for $31.99!  I bought all they had! (5 boxes!) ;D
2A

Hoarder!



;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: 2Alpha on August 29, 2009, 06:17:28 PM
Hoarder!



;D

Heh- heh... Yep!
And I'm going to check back in 2 weeks to see if they've restocked at the same price! ;D

Best price I've been able to find is $38/50 + shipping!
Figured I save about $10 a box!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: blackwolfe on August 30, 2009, 01:21:03 AM
I stopped by Wal-Mart to get some insect repellant and noticed they had Wincherster WB 44 Mag 240 Gr for $31.99!  I bought all they had! (5 boxes!) ;D
2A

I hadn't had much luck at Walmart lately till yesterday.  Picked up Federal 9mm 115gr. FMJ for 9.97/50.  They has about 30 boxes.  Also got some .22 bulk packs that I haven't seen in awhile.  They had some Win 9mm also and a little of some other popular calibers.

I was lucky last fall and found some Win WB like you discribed on clearance at a couple differant places and stocked up then.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: GlockMeister on August 31, 2009, 08:33:12 PM
ammoman.com has, last I checked, 62gr. .223/5.56Prvi PArtizn, $399/1000. That is athe shipped to your door price.

sportsmansguide.com also has, last I checked, some Silver Bear .223 (if you like that stuff)?

And, I did find some Winchester white box of ,45acp on gunbroker for $215.00 + shipping. There's also some 9mm and .40S&W on GB as well. Some isn't to overly proced. But there are some sellers that think they're selling gold. lol
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Marshal Halloway on September 08, 2009, 07:25:52 PM

Just in: 7:24 PM Central
CCI Large Pistol Primers in stock:

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=CC0012&src=sim

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Walter45Auto on September 12, 2009, 08:07:39 PM
ammoman.com has, last I checked, 62gr. .223/5.56Prvi PArtizn, $399/1000. That is athe shipped to your door price.

sportsmansguide.com also has, last I checked, some Silver Bear .223 (if you like that stuff)?

I'll NEVER shoot that silver bear stuff again! I had a round of that stuff lock up my .30-06! Did I mention my .30-06 is a PUMP model Remington 760?!? That's pretty bad when you lock up a pump gun with the first shot, don't you think???
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on September 20, 2009, 07:42:12 PM
About 3 or 4 days ago Wal-Mart had about a 12 boxes of .45...... Today Dick's was overflowing.... they probably had 5-15 boxes of every type of common caliber there is..... Prices were still high, so I passed.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on September 20, 2009, 07:45:02 PM
About 3 or 4 days ago Wal-Mart had about a 12 boxes of .45...... Today Dick's was overflowing.... they probably had 5-15 boxes of every type of common caliber there is..... Prices were still high, so I passed.

Our DSG had mostly Wolf and Blazer....not cheap either, I passed as well.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: mosbear on September 20, 2009, 07:54:01 PM
Got 600rds WWB 9mm at WMart yesterday at $21.97, left two boxes on the shelf. There were more then a dozen boxes of .40 and .45 plus some .38. Shelves stocked with hunting calibers and birdshot. I see .40 regulary, but 9mm was a surprise. Other WMarts around here have them more often now.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on September 25, 2009, 05:03:34 PM
SCORE!

1 box of 380        16.95
3 boxes of 9         13.50 ea
3 boxes of 38 spl  11.95 ea

Ball ammo but good for plinkin at least.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hazcat on September 25, 2009, 05:03:57 PM
SCORE!

1 box of 380        16.95  FMC
3 boxes of 9         13.50 ea  FMJ
3 boxes of 38 spl  11.95 ea  JHP

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on September 25, 2009, 05:36:25 PM
Quote
SCORE!

1 box of 380        16.95  FMC
3 boxes of 9         13.50 ea  FMJ
3 boxes of 38 spl  11.95 ea  JHP

Killer find you krazy kitty!    ;D

Ammunition To Go http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php (http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php) has some 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP as well as 5.56 & 7.62 for all you loose cannons!

~no .380 ACP~
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on September 25, 2009, 08:14:26 PM
The other day, Wal-Mart Mega Lo Mart had Win White box aplenty in 9mm, .45 acp, .40, and .38 special.


*Its almost over boys..... hang in there!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Pathfinder on October 02, 2009, 02:58:13 PM
OK, just got back from town, hit a couple of gun shops, and OMG - ammo was everywhere. The old Sportsmans Warehouse had tons of stuff in the popular calibers, missing a lot in some like .45ACP and .380. Price tags were missing from shelves on some of the ammo, it's been gone that long. Even had 4 bags (100 each) of Winchester .223 brass.

Then I went to Gander Mtn. - and they had 7, let me repeat that 7, different labels of .380 alone, including Federal Hydrashock. OK, the Federal was $25 for 20 rounds, but still!! Fochhi (2 completely different boxes but both 95gr FMJ) was $19 for 50 rounds. They had multiple labels of .25ACP and even 3-4 labels for 9mm Makarov.

The one that I almost fell over on were the boxes of Hornady 6.8 Rem SPC on the shelf! OK, it was $2 a round ($40 the box of 20) but again, on the shelf!

They wanted #13 for Wolf 7.69x39 - the same stuff Mills is selling for $7.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on October 03, 2009, 09:16:57 AM
Thats a big tell when you start seeing calibers like .25 ACP and Makarov showing up.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: L.E. Keeney on October 10, 2009, 07:39:47 PM
SCORE!

1 box of 380        16.95  FMC
3 boxes of 9         13.50 ea  FMJ
3 boxes of 38 spl  11.95 ea  JHP



I just can't find 38 special ammo more than 1 box every month or so.,..and sure as heck I sure cant find any 38 special wadcutters.

Anyone know of any professionally reloaded 38 special wadcutters at reasonable prices?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: twyacht on October 11, 2009, 06:31:34 PM
I just can't find 38 special ammo more than 1 box every month or so.,..and sure as heck I sure cant find any 38 special wadcutters.

Anyone know of any professionally reloaded 38 special wadcutters at reasonable prices?

Magtech has the .38SPL, target ammo for 21.00 bucks for 50 !!!!!!! :o Have you checked ammoengine.com?

Cheaper than dirt, had some last week.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Adkins on October 11, 2009, 07:07:56 PM
picked up 100 rounds of wolf ammo today for the money pit, aka my Dpms Sportical. looks like things are getin better
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: 1911 Junkie on October 11, 2009, 09:26:43 PM
Figured I wouldn't completely waste the day today and took the kids to a new gun show. It was put on by Showmasters and it was thier first one in this area. I think they are out of Virginia. It was a pretty good show.

There were all kinds of ammo and components. The vendors were still awefully proud of thier products and not much seemed to be moving out the door. But the stuff is out there again.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: twyacht on October 16, 2009, 08:25:59 PM
Cheaperthandirt.com S&B 5.56 for $7.97 per 20. New ammo. Prices probably won't get much better, and NO I won't shoot Wolf, or that Bear stuff in my Sig556..

Czech is as far as I'll go...
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on October 20, 2009, 11:16:27 PM
I ordered some .380 back in July from Cabela's. I have received most of the order but I'm still waiting on 5 boxes they are now saying should arrive in Nov.

Customer: 17851072-0010897XXX Order Date: 7/10/09

Products Ordered

4 of 21-5727 Magtech Blueline Pistol per Box Ammo 380 AUTO 95 GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 11/15/09

1 of 21-0831 Winchester USA Handgun Ammunition .380 95 GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 11/15/09

4 of 21-5727 Magtech Blueline Pistol per Box Ammo 380 AUTO 95 GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 10/15/09

1 of 21-0831 Winchester USA Handgun Ammunition .380 95 GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 10/15/09

1 of 21-7043 PMC BRONZE LINE HANDGUN AMMO/50 .380 AUTO 90GR FMJ
Shipped-08/19/09

3 of 21-0837 Sellier & Bellot Pistol Ammunition per 50 380 AUTO 92GR FMJ
Shipped-08/06/09

1 of 21-7043 PMC BRONZE LINE HANDGUN AMMO/50 .380 AUTO 90GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 09/15/09

4 of 21-5727 Magtech Blueline Pistol per Box Ammo 380 AUTO 95 GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 09/15/09

1 of 21-0831 Winchester USA Handgun Ammunition .380 95 GR FMJ
Backorder-Tentative arrival to Cabelas 09/15/09

 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on October 26, 2009, 04:03:47 PM
Went into my local money funnel (aka Wal-mart). They are renovating (store is only 8 yrs old) and moved sporting goods so I moseyed on over to see what I could see and buy a couple of rifle cases for the silent auction fundraiser at our FFA Livestock Auction tonight.

Not a lot of anything except a few boxes of odd caliber hunting ammo, but they were well stocked on Federal .223 100 round bulk packs for $40. I was in a hurry and there was no one to get it.....so, I'll swing in tonight after the auction and grab a box or two.
They also had plenty of .40 S&W but mot much else in handgun ammo.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on October 26, 2009, 08:40:53 PM
Not a lot of anything except a few boxes of odd caliber hunting ammo, but they were well stocked on Federal .223 100 round bulk packs for $40. I was in a hurry and there was no one to get it.....so, I'll swing in tonight after the auction and grab a box or two.
They also had plenty of .40 S&W but mot much else in handgun ammo.

I stopped by the local Walmart this afternoon to see what they had as I was looking for .40 S&W. They had one box of .357 sig, and some .22 shorts. That was about it. I debated buying the .357 sig.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: odyssey1 on October 27, 2009, 08:17:46 AM
Just wanted to say that I stopped by Cabellas last night and was surprised to find more ammo on the shelves than I've seen in a long time!  The guy stocking it said that things have slowed down quite a bit and that ammo is staying on the shelves much longer.  The only .380 ammo they are having a hard time keeping in stock is .380 but everything else was there for the most part.

I may have to swing by Wallmart to see if they also have it available.  I will say though that the prices have gone up quite a bit.  Last time I bought some S&B 9mm it was $9.99 for a box of 50.  Their "sale" price was $13.99.

I also noticed that their gun library is looking pretty packed with a lot of used guns for sale.  I saw a pristine series 70 Gold Cup as well as a S&W 627 pre-lock that I was very tempted to buy.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on October 28, 2009, 01:49:34 PM
I stopped by the local Walmart this afternoon to see what they had as I was looking for .40 S&W. They had one box of .357 sig, and some .22 shorts. That was about it. I debated buying the .357 sig.

I stopped at Walmart again today looking for .40 S&W. There were 3 guys in front of me waiting for the clerk to arrive. There was a cart behind the counter with ammo in it that hadn't been placed on the shelf yet so there were waiting to see what it was. At least one of them was also looking for .40. The cart ended up being 9mm, .223, .30-30 and something else that I can't recall. No .40 S&W.

I did buy the box of .357 SIG and the last 3 boxes of .22LR that were on the shelf. Now I need to buy a .357 SIG
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on October 30, 2009, 04:49:12 PM
500 rounds of .40 WWB at Walmart this morning....... I got them before they hit the shelf!   8)

That almost made my day.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Pathfinder on October 30, 2009, 04:58:30 PM
We have a brand new WW SuperCenter, just opened Thursday. Most ammo behind locked glass - even rifle. Only thing on the shelf is shotgun shells. Thanks to the Nanny Walaker who got into bed with Nanny Bloomberg, asshole!!!  >:(

Not much ammo in this brand new store either, whereas almost all of the gun shops are well stocked.

GF noted that even food supplies are limited. The old store (still open) has had open food shelves in a number of areas and this store has limited selection. For flour they only had house brand and Gold Medal, not the usual 5-6 labels. Hmmmmm. Wonder what this means?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on October 31, 2009, 07:26:51 AM
I have not set foot in a Walmart in nearly two months.  My wife has finally realized that it's not really saving her any money to drive the twenty miles round trip to the nearest store to buy her few items we need weekly.

I still have 32 stores withing 30 miles but none are closer than the market or the local drug store.

I'm free!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on November 28, 2009, 10:30:33 PM
I went to the local Gun Show today, 3 times today actually. Lots of ammo.

The first time was a little after 9am and I didn't stop because the line was so long I just kept on trucking right by. Went back a couple hrs later and got in the building but it was shoulder to shoulder and everyone had to move in unison. I fought my way around for about an hr, bought 250 rds of .45 and some small pistol primers and headed home

Went back this afternoon before closing and most of the crowd had left. Saw the most ammo in quite some time.

Was able to pick up some .45, .40. 45/70 and a box of .32S&W!. 



Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Walter45Auto on November 28, 2009, 11:42:30 PM
I went to the gun show and picked up 4 boxes of .357 Hollowpoints. 2 boxes of Winchester personal defense and 2 boxes of Remington Golden Sabers. Also picked up 2 speed strips and a speedloader for my 649.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 21, 2009, 10:43:45 PM
It's amazing.
The week of Christmas, and the big brown (they just repainted the store) money-vacuum (aka: wal-mart) has .243, ,308, .30-06, 30-30 ammo stacked up.
Winchester silver box and Federal brands stacked six-high and six-deep on the shelves. Two weeks ago.....dust on the shelves. $17 a box for the Winchester stuff, across the board (30-30 slightly less) and $14 a box for the Federal stuff ($12 for 30-30).

Federal .223 bulk boxes of 100 rounds is $40 per box and they have dozens of boxes (this is the only stuff they've actually had for a while).
Title: Another On-line Ammunition Source: LuckyGunner.com
Post by: Stephen A. Camp on December 22, 2009, 06:44:45 AM
Hello.  I've become aware of another on-line source for ammunition.  It is LuckyGunner.com.  For those interested, I notice that they have .380 ACP in stock. 

I have not used this company and am not financially associated with them in any way.

If interested, it might be worth a look for folks wanting to buy .380 auto ammo, which has been in short supply.

http://www.luckygunner.com/handgun/380-auto-ammo

Best.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on December 22, 2009, 07:16:57 AM
Almost a month between posts............... Its over
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: twyacht on December 23, 2009, 05:40:05 AM
Bass Pro was well stocked with 200rd cases of UMC .223 $89.99, all the way to Hornady premium .223 more pricey but there.

Remington .40 S&W 50rds. $17.99 all the SD ammo calibers, but no .380 target ammo.

Wal-mart had Remington 55gr, .223 20rds. and value packs. but NO handgun ammo except .25

Supply is slowly getting to all the retailers, price will never be what it used to be, but at least it's an improvement.

Stephen A. Camp, thanks for the link.

Yes I got a "little" .380 ammo. ;)


Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on January 02, 2010, 02:15:34 PM
2000 rounds white box Winchester from Wally's World to partially cover the ammo used in classes at USSA in 2009.  Another 400 and I'll be about even.  $21.97/100

1,000 rounds Lake City green tip from Ammoman at $479 delivered....not bad these days.  I was going to wait for a better price later because I thought the price would be going down...but then I saw the Bloomberg MAIG treatise (Mayors Against "Illegal" Guns") that was discussed with BHO and his cronies.  A roadmap to ban guns without a single congressional vote.

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: wantabe on January 06, 2010, 11:00:59 AM
There is any ammo you want on shelfs.  No ammo is not true.  You just have to pay two or three times what you did pay for it.
In 07 I could buy 1k of Black Hills 75 grain MBTHP for $175.00. Still have the receipt for it.  You will pay nearer $600./K now.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tfr270 on February 20, 2010, 12:37:16 PM
Cheaper than Dirt has Remington Golden Saber .45acp for about $26 per box. Picked up a few boxes. They also have it in .357 and 9mm. That was before I looked through this thread and saw the the Lucky gunner link...54 boxes of GS .45 for $25 per box...

It's out there, but the locals are selling for almost twice as much as the internet. My local gun shop was selling GS .45 for $44 per box. He knows he's high but I think his wholesaler is charging him too much as well.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on February 20, 2010, 03:41:47 PM
.45 acp is still a rare item around my neck 'o the woods.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: twyacht on February 20, 2010, 03:51:22 PM
ammoseek.com

good outlet bunch of dealers to compare prices
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Gossamer on March 01, 2010, 08:13:07 PM
.45 Colt and .45-70 are hard to find around where I am but other ammo is starting to come around. You still find the odd stuff though. For example I found an entire case of British .303 at Bass Pro Shops of all places a few weeks back!?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: philw on March 02, 2010, 06:45:53 AM
.45 Colt and .45-70 are hard to find around where I am but other ammo is starting to come around. You still find the odd stuff though. For example I found an entire case of British .303 at Bass Pro Shops of all places a few weeks back!?

just out of interest  if you know

what was the brand / price of the 303  (also was it Ball or JSP's ) 


also how many in a case

just want to know how much we get bent over here
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tekoken on March 12, 2010, 01:01:48 PM
Wal mart in Brandon Florida is pretty stocked with .223, .40, .45 acp & .357 sig.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on March 12, 2010, 01:07:54 PM
Aim Surplus has .380 at $17/ box of 50 on their website
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Walter45Auto on March 15, 2010, 11:27:34 PM
Picked up some WWB FMJ in .45 ACP today. 2 100 round boxes for $33 bucks each at my local Wal Mart.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on March 16, 2010, 10:02:37 AM
I think a better title for this thread would have been: "Give me back my bullets"




Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Walter45Auto on March 18, 2010, 11:24:27 PM
Ordered 500 rounds of Federal Hydra-shok 185 Gr +p .45 ACP and 100 rounds of Nobel 12 Ga. #4 buckshot from these guys and it came in 3 DAYS! ;D

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/product_info.php/pName/100rds-12-gauge-nobelsport-le-2-34-27-pellet-4-buckshot/cName/12-gauge-buckshot
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PABLO DEL NORTE on March 25, 2010, 07:51:07 AM
I STOPPED AT THE WORLDMART ON THE WAY HOME TO GET SOME STAPLES & SINCE I ALWAYS CHECK OUT IN THE SPORTING GOODS ( ;D ), I GRABBED ANOTHER BOX OF TURKEY SHELLS. I THEN NOTICED THE PRICES ON THE .30-.30 & THE .270 WIN.  THE .30-.30's WERE UP $1.50 A BOX & THE .270's WERE UP $2.00 A BOX!!
HOPE THAT IS NOT GOING TO START ANOTHER AMMO PROBLEM.  ???  :-\  ??? 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: huntnelk on April 06, 2010, 12:22:29 PM
Went to the Wal-mart yesterday and there was a bunch of ammo, even 380's.  The prices were good as well.  I paid $35 for 100 white box Winchester .380's.  I thought that was pretty good.  They had pretty much all of the popular calibers.  They also said they were planning on being able to kept it in stock...hopefully they are right.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on April 07, 2010, 05:26:32 PM
Super sweet find!  Keep'em comin'!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: david86440 on April 07, 2010, 06:53:47 PM
I stopped by our local Walmart for the first time in months to see if they had anything on the shelf.

I was able to buy 2 boxes of Federal .40. They had 4 boxes but have a 2 box limit.

No 9mm, .357, 38, .380, .45 or .22.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Hottrockin on April 08, 2010, 04:52:21 PM
Ammunition to go has some nice selections cookin'...

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/ (http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: McGyver on April 10, 2010, 06:26:54 PM
I use them religiously!
 ;D
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: huntnelk on April 10, 2010, 08:57:05 PM
Wal-mart still had a bunch of ammo. Lots of 223, 308, 40, 45, and 9's.  We only have a 6 box limit.   Local gun store ammo shelves were full.  Had everything except 32's.  The only thing he is going to have trouble getting is 22's.  Said his supplier was out and didn't know when he would have more.  Even had .380 in Cor-bon, havent seen them in a long time.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Marshal Halloway on April 26, 2010, 03:21:19 PM

Federal Small Pistol Primers available at Midway as of 04/26/10 3:21PM Central:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=733657
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: rj112275 on May 14, 2010, 01:54:03 PM
I thought this looked like a good deal on some 9mm or buckshot. Had no problems ordering from Dan's in the past.  1000 rd of 9mm for $219 shipped? Seems good to me.

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Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: ericire12 on May 15, 2010, 08:14:31 AM
I just read on another forum that Wal-Mart has ended their rationing of the amount of ammo you can buy
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Fatman on May 23, 2010, 08:48:55 AM
Hey! HEY! Looky here!  .45 Ranger Ts, not SXTs! Standard and +P available, $39.99 box + shipping.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php/cName/45-acp-hollow-point-ammo (http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php/cName/45-acp-hollow-point-ammo)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: bafsu92 on June 04, 2010, 07:51:32 AM
I just bought 4 boxes ea. of 9mm & .45 white box at Wal Mart yesterday. They still have a 4 box of each kind limit, no limit on total boxes. 100 rd boxes, $24.97 9mm & 33.97 .45. They also had a ton of the Federal Tactical 55 gr 5.56 - 100 rd boxes for $34.95. I bought 4 of those and may go back today for 4 more.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Fatman on June 29, 2010, 06:50:28 PM
9mm ranger t at ammunition to go.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Johnny Bravo on September 25, 2010, 09:44:56 PM
I just bought 4 boxes of .380 at Walmart. Yes .380 !!!!!!! It's Remington and it was $17.97 for a box of 50.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: jackslcp on September 26, 2010, 05:34:36 PM
$10 off $100 order at http://Scottsdaleammo.com

380 Auto in stock !!! for like 17 bucks before the coupon..............pretty solid deal.

Plus great pricing on 223, etc.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: McGyver on September 26, 2010, 06:43:23 PM
Plus we can support Arizona's fight against Illegal Immigration! 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: jp1 on September 26, 2010, 08:48:49 PM
I was at Dick’s Sporting goods this past Saturday and purchased some Remington 9mm at $14.99 a box, .223 Remington at $9.99 for a 20 round box, some 12g slugs at $4.49 a box and 500 rounds of 22 for $19.99. What I would really like to know is what do they have against 357 & 44 magnum? Seems to be hard to find, and when I do find them the price is high.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Badgersmilk on October 07, 2010, 06:33:18 PM
What's the world comming to?!?  Local Wallyworld is fully stocked with everything from .22 shorts, to 30/06.  Including plenty of .380!  (Always seem's to be the hottest ticket in town)

Could it be America as a whole is fully stocked for TEOTW?!?!   :o ;)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 22, 2010, 12:02:09 PM
What's the world comming to?!?  Local Wallyworld is fully stocked with everything from .22 shorts, to 30/06.  Including plenty of .380!  (Always seem's to be the hottest ticket in town)

Could it be America as a whole is fully stocked for TEOTW?!?!   :o ;)

Local wally has it all here now too.

.380 - .45acp and even .45 Colt.

100 rounds of .45 ACP and 60 rounds of .308 Win for $78.

Federal .308 Win 180gr for $13 a box!!!!!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Big Frank on May 20, 2014, 10:37:51 PM
I went to Gander Mountain today and they had plenty of ammo in every caliber I looked for but I forgot to check for .380. They had more shotgun ammo than anything else and not many choices in .22. I didn't realize just how old this thread was but things are looking up after a few years.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: kmitch200 on May 20, 2014, 11:34:42 PM
Same with the local Cabela's.  Lots of any caliber you want.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: billt on May 21, 2014, 08:33:10 AM
I went to Gander Mountain today and they had plenty of ammo in every caliber I looked for but I forgot to check for .380. They had more shotgun ammo than anything else and not many choices in .22. I didn't realize just how old this thread was but things are looking up after a few years.

I agree because I'm seeing much the same in my neck of the woods, and so are others. I think the days of $70.00 a brick .22's are starting to slowly disappear. I was in the Glendale, Arizona Cabela's last week, and I was able to pick up 500 rounds of Federal 124 Gr., 9MM, American Eagle for just $12.99 a box. That is pretty much pre Newtown prices for Federal Champion, which is supposedly one grade lower.

 .45 ACP, 230 Gr. FMJ, large primer, American Eagle was going for $21.99 the week before. All you wanted, no limit. They had plenty. They had many 500 round bricks of .22's available as well for $28.00 a brick. I believe CCI was the brand. Not great. but better than the $70.00+ the scalpers have been charging. Pretty soon these guys are going to be like Super Bowl ticket scalpers after the 4th quarter begins.

I think it will really drop off in price after sales slow down a bit. Right now most ammo is still selling like bell bottoms at a hippie convention.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Magoo541 on May 22, 2014, 10:35:33 AM
I worked at the Saddle Butte Machine Gun Shoot over the weekend and found brass cased 308 for $18 per box of 50.  He also had some 7.62 X 39 and some 5.45 for pretty decent prices (7.62 was about $60 per 140 IIRC).  No 22 ammo though and believe me people were asking.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on September 24, 2016, 08:53:39 PM
Starting to see 22 LR prices slide a little bit and availability is up.  If I had a hundred bucks I'd buy some.  I did get 200 rounds of Winchester Super X copper swashed at Wally's a couple of weeks ago. 

There seems to be plenty of availability of 5.56 green tip but it's still a bit high to me.  Wolf Gold 55 grain at $300 is a good price.         

Widener's used to be my goto until they changed their website and prices.  Natchez Shooters Supply was my go to 5.56 before that...now they are getting much closer to being the lowest cost provider on 5.56 and 22 LR with good availability.  However for the most part, Palmetto State Armory has been winning on the price front for the last couple of years.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: billt on September 24, 2016, 09:01:02 PM
The new Sportsman's Warehouse by me that just opened has Federal "Semi Auto" .22's for $21.00 for a 325 round carton. That comes out to a little more than .06 cents a round. Or about $3.23 @ box of 50. There was no limit. I think .22's are finally coming down, and are starting to be much more available.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on October 09, 2016, 08:39:22 AM
http://palmettostatearmory.com/9mm-124gr-fmj-blazer-brass.html (http://palmettostatearmory.com/9mm-124gr-fmj-blazer-brass.html)

124 grain fmj Blaser Brass for $9.99 a box / $199.8 a thousand
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on December 13, 2019, 06:50:06 AM
I didn't think we'd see this again.  500 rounds under $15...

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019409117?pid=599864 (https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1019409117?pid=599864)
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on December 13, 2019, 02:17:31 PM
I did not think we would ever see a brick under $20 again.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 16, 2019, 05:04:25 PM
I did not think we would ever see a brick under $20 again.

Agree 100% .....sad that it's Remy Thunderbolts.  ;D ;D ;D
But it's a start.  ;)
Title: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on December 16, 2019, 06:35:08 PM
Great price but what is the shipping cost?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on December 16, 2019, 09:38:45 PM
Great price but what is the shipping cost?

In the past when i ordered from them ammo was about $10.  It did not matter if it was a box or a case.     Its been sveral years, but i wouod assume its simlar now.  The big issue is wieght.  Iirc a brick of 22 is  4 lb 5 oz.   

I was spoiled in or as they were in la pine, which is jmlike 10 miles from bend.   They also made the weatherby brand ammo.   So if i wanted to feed my 257wby, it was kust a quick trip to thier ahow room. 

Out side of of hunting ammo( shot and rifle) 22  rim fires and self defense  ammo.  I have not bought any thing for years.  Once i got my dillon, pistol ammo was made, been reloading shot since i was a kid.  Very important  when you have a thing for 16 ga.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on December 29, 2019, 08:35:35 PM
I picked up some Aguila Super Extra 22LR copper plated 40 grain solid and 38 grain HP...with shipping 0.0373 cents per round delivered from Midsouth Shooters Supply. 

I've never shot any of this before.....but for the price it's gotta plink.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on December 30, 2019, 12:20:08 PM
I picked up some Aguila Super Extra 22LR copper plated 40 grain solid and 38 grain HP...with shipping 0.0373 cents per round delivered from Midsouth Shooters Supply. 

I've never shot any of this before.....but for the price it's gotta plink.

The Aguila that I have used is good stuff. I use their high velocity HP stuff and it is comparable to CCI Stinger ammo. I carry the Aguila in my NA Mini pocket gun.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on December 30, 2019, 07:05:11 PM
I use  their sss with a can all the time for pest control.  My  air rifle is louder.
Title: Under 3 cents a round : Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on January 18, 2020, 10:13:09 AM
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1601314170

Midway is selling Remington gold 22LR for $2.93 per 100.  If you click on the 50 or 500 quantity the price goes up.  However, unless you can bundle it up for cheaper shipping it ends up being around 3.9 cents a round for 1000 rounds (10 boxes of 100). 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on April 05, 2020, 08:17:45 AM
Good luck finding 22 long rifle out there.  There is some and not at too high a price...maybe 5 cents a round.  But all of the sub 4 cents a round 22 is gone from the places I checked. 

So...do you guys have enough 22LR in stock?  Time to evaluate did you have enough lying around before this virus hit.   
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 05, 2020, 09:46:03 AM
Can't remember the exact numbers, but I had enough to cover me for a full season of bullseye (100+ rounds per week) and small bore (100+ per week), and practice, and to have some left over.  This is all CCI Standard Velocity - The round my Ruger Mark III's love and that my Savage responds well to as well.

I have a lot of other .22 as well in different manufacture - A few precision an a lot of high velocity.  This is all packed away yet from the move.

I also have quite a bit of center fire, but starting to run low on self defense stuff.  Practice is done with JHP or Ball, and I do run a few of the good stuff during each session.  If this crap goes on for too long my EDC will be affected by ammo availability.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on April 05, 2020, 10:31:50 AM
Since you brought up the Rimfire Challenge in Fort Smith this year and got me fired up about everything 22 and I took stock of what I have.  I'm good on ammo.  I bought 10k of Aguilla 22LR (which I have never run) a couple of months ago.  But I did notice that 22LR is practically gone now.

You dog.  You have me looking for new dots on the 10/22 also.  I'm going to set up a range to practice on at the place in Arkansas...so I'm also needing some additional steel targets.  Thanks a lot for costing me what little cash I have right now....

Mike, you dang well better show up at Fort Smith this year.....
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 05, 2020, 12:08:16 PM
Thanks a lot for costing me what little cash I have right now....

Mike, you dang well better show up at Fort Smith this year.....

Sorry!!!  Michael Bane has cost me more money than my bride!

I am moving forward with plans, I am watching the Bride's health, and double checking every "save the date" thing we have been sent.  I have a nephew that is getting married this fall that is a must attend - Better not mess with Rimfire!

I am going to pull out the repeating airsofts, and ordering a Crosman 1077 for practice in the basement/garage/backyard (I'm sure I'll set someone off in the neighborhood with this one).
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on April 05, 2020, 01:43:13 PM
I picked up some a couple weeks back, just no place open to go shoot.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 05, 2020, 02:24:52 PM
I have about 600 or 700 rounds of Remington and Winchester to barter with.

I have no working .22..
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on April 05, 2020, 04:30:17 PM
No working 22?  Huh?   What?  ???

Title: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 05, 2020, 05:58:57 PM
My 1903 is in need of a smithy!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on April 05, 2020, 06:39:30 PM
So...do you guys have enough 22LR in stock?  Time to evaluate did you have enough lying around before this virus hit.

Does anyone ever really have enough??  8)

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 05, 2020, 08:10:58 PM
No working 22?  Huh?   What?  ???

I used to remember, because I would come across it from time to time, but CRS is getting serious.

Who was it that made a statement referring to the quality of a man judging by the .22 he had.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on April 05, 2020, 09:22:55 PM
Does anyone ever really have enough??  8)

Yes, when the floor boards can not handle the weight  of it.  I have only a few bricks worth of 22.  Not high on my buy priorities  atm. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Majer on April 05, 2020, 10:24:52 PM
I have somewhere around 10,000 rounds of quality .22LR and a couple hundred .22 mag, so I'm good.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: TAB on April 06, 2020, 07:49:12 PM
Not really related, but how much of your guys ammo stash is reloads vs factory.

Right now for me out side of sd ammo, rim fire and some milsurp its all reloads. 


I am very much lacking in a few places,  i have 10 mags of 223,   i have about 100 38/357 and no 16 ga, despite me owning more 16 ga then all other shot guns.   I have plenty of 410, 20, 28 and 12.      Thats something i should fix, buy 1000 or so hulls and reload some 16.



Edit.... well i have 500 rounds of 1 oz # 8 rems coming now.   Still need to order primers, powder, shots and wads, but it will give me something to take to the range  when thry open back up.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Majer on April 06, 2020, 07:58:36 PM
I've been reloading my ammo since 1985, I still have some .38 Jacketed hollowpoints from the 90's I loaded. I would have to do an inventory but I would say I have 1500, .38's, 1000 .357 Mag, a couple hundred 9mm over 2000 .45a.c.p and a couple hundred 30-30. Shotgun ammo I have over 2000 12 gauge loaded for CAS and a couple hundred factory in various loads (Buckshot, slugs and birdshot ) and I just picked up 500 new Starline .38 special casings that will become CAS ammo.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on April 06, 2020, 08:08:24 PM
Do not load...
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on April 06, 2020, 09:32:57 PM
I'm about 50/50.

I reload for trap, for USPSA and Centerfire Bullseye, and for SASS.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 04, 2020, 02:37:53 PM
You're all on crack. There's no shortage of ammo.
You just need to know where to look.
LGS is useless for ammo.
Ammo Seek.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: MikeBjerum on May 04, 2020, 06:41:26 PM
Twenty-One minutes from intro to telling us all that we are on crack.  DAMN!!! I missed you Boy!
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 04, 2020, 07:28:36 PM
 ;D   Go ahead and laugh. Writing that post was what pushed me the last bit into rejoining.   ;D
I just got 200 rounds of 9 mm just to prove the point to another guy .   ;D
I swear by this.

   
https://ammoseek.com/

Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 04, 2020, 07:36:49 PM
We have a local area guy about fifty miles from me that didn't price gouge on guns or ammo back during the big shortages of the BHO years. He built up a large base of loyal customers because of that and he has been keeping regular stock through the Great Covid Panic of 2020 and still not raising prices from what they were before. He's still getting pallets of ammo in every week and is selling at regular prices. The only thing he does is regulate the quantities of some ammo purchases so everyone has a chance to buy some.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 04, 2020, 08:45:58 PM
The place I got my 9MM from was in Ga.
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: Rastus on May 24, 2020, 06:50:47 AM
I was looking at 22LR.  It would be nice to have a column to sort on price per round.
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: alfsauve on May 24, 2020, 09:12:10 AM
And since you're advertising on Down Range, how about a discount for forum users?
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 24, 2020, 09:43:54 AM
Are those prices lowest to highest ?
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: Rastus on May 25, 2020, 08:38:34 AM
And since you're advertising on Down Range, how about a discount for forum users?

I like how you think.....
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 25, 2020, 09:08:43 AM
Compare with Ammoseek and make your own choice.
I compared prices on what I've bought in the last month and they don't have either brand.

https://ammoseek.com/
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: alfsauve on May 25, 2020, 10:50:05 AM
There are now 3 or 4 of these sites with AmmoSeek being one of the first.

I find them helpful in finding vendors I wasn't familiar with and for a benchmark price point.   However, i've become rather picky in what ammo I get and the really best buys are reflected on these sites.   I find keeping my eye on the LGS and their sale flyers works best for me.
 
Title: Re: New Ammo Directory
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 25, 2020, 11:43:47 AM
LGS was why I started using Ammoseek.
I knew the LGS was low on 9mm, then my neighbor was whining about no ammo.
So I ordered 200 rounds of Magtech JHP to show him how.
Then when my new gat was on the way I got 300 rounds of 10 MM for $137 including shipping.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Rastus on August 02, 2020, 09:40:48 AM
I picked up some Aguila Super Extra 22LR copper plated 40 grain solid and 38 grain HP...with shipping 0.0373 cents per round delivered from Midsouth Shooters Supply. 

I've never shot any of this before.....but for the price it's gotta plink.

I wish I had bought 4 times as much.  The best price I'm finding is fo some SK at $49.95 for 500 rounds...volume discount if you buy many at Graf's. 

This is looking as "dry" on ammo as when BHO was in play. 
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on August 02, 2020, 02:50:11 PM
I'm still finding common calibers, but selection is down with prices going up.
I looked for 6.5 Carcano  and didn't find anything at all.
On that subject, any one ever heard of 7.62 X 45 ?
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: Timothy on August 02, 2020, 03:49:26 PM
7.62x45 is old Czech ammo
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: alfsauve on August 02, 2020, 06:41:16 PM
Dang it.  On Friday I saw that Federal Premium's web site had 147gr 9mm.  But I thought, naw.  Why pay premium for that when I got plenty of the 115gr, and lots of Winchester 115gr.  No reason to pay that much for it.   

Then I went to an GSSF Indoor League and came within 3 shots of a perfect score with that ammo.  It shoots so good in my G17.  I've got to have more to see me through September.

OF COURSE, it's now not available.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: PegLeg45 on August 02, 2020, 07:04:20 PM
We have an area guy who still gets 9mm and a few others, just not quite as regularly as a month ago.
God bless him, he still refuses to gouge on prices too..... he never raised his prices during the BHO years either, so that's why his loyal customers will line up around the building and wait. He supplies chairs, tents and water also.

The last trip over we snagged a brick of Aguila .22lr for $23 (Classic firearms was selling it for $25 online) and 9mm ball was $12 for 50 rounds. Fiocchi .40 S&W JHP was running $18 for 50 rounds.

Hornady SD ammo was around $23 per box which is what places like Academy was selling it for when stocks were plentiful. Most places that actually have it now are over $30 per box and up.

I ordered 2k CCI large pistol primers from Natchez last month but have not checked of they have any now.
1k 225gr TC bullets in .45 ACP from my lead bullet guy added to my stockpile for reloading.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: billt on August 05, 2020, 08:02:06 AM
In an abstract sort of way, this is actually a good sign. In spite of it causing guys like us a lot of inconvenience. I say that because it shows a LOT of people are waking up to the fact this country is in deep $hit..... Just as many predicted. And many now realize this may very well go to guns before it's over.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: tombogan03884 on August 05, 2020, 09:08:18 AM
The enemy is tooling up.
Liberals will donate and vote for free stuff, or abortion.
But while they may not say anything, they will ignore anti gun candidates since they now have Glocks, AR's, and GSG .22's stashed at home.
Title: Re: Smoke'em if ya got'em...ammo availability
Post by: alfsauve on August 06, 2020, 11:56:37 AM
GOT 'EM

Kept checking the Federal Premium website several times a day.  Just now the AE9FP (9mm 147gr) became available.  It hurts after paying ~$0.14/rd the first of the year to be paying $0.40 now.  But this will see me through all Glock competitions until 2021.