Most $$$ spend on ammo at one time


October 4, 2006, 05:41 AM
Over the last 3 days I spent $750 on ammo (2000 rnd .223 and 1000 rnd .308). This makes for an interesting question. How much is the most you have spent at any one time (over say 5 days or less) for ammo for personal no commercial use?

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October 4, 2006, 10:56 AM
Several years ago, I spent $950 on ammo of various calibers at a gun show. It seemed like the ammo deals were "jumping" out at me every time I turned around! Thankfully, I had a good friend who had rented a vendors table at that show, and he allowed me to stow what I bought under his table until the end of the show. He also let me use his push cart to haul all of that ammo out to my car. In return, I helped him haul all of his un-sold goods out to his truck at the end of the show.

One of my buddies bought nearly $1,200 worth of ammo from on-line sources, and it was all delivered over the course of 3 days. The UPS driver that made all of those deliveries turned out to be a shooter, and was eventually invited for a shooting trip. That was about 10 years ago, and he's still one of our shooting buddies, but no longer works for UPS. Not all UPS drivers are idiots!

October 4, 2006, 11:06 AM
Just two days ago I spent right at $400 on ammo. By far the most I've ever spent at once. Before that my max was 1 case of .308 for ~$160.

October 4, 2006, 11:36 AM

IIRC, about $120 was my biggest all-at-once ammo purchase.

October 4, 2006, 11:44 AM
2 years ago I spent $1,100 for 13,500 rds of 9mm WWB at Basspro. Joe

October 4, 2006, 11:45 AM
Maybe $200, including a $90 case of 7.62x39mm Wolf.

El Tejon
October 4, 2006, 11:46 AM
Around $1,500 at KCR. Maybe '95 through '99 when I was hitting Knob Creek regularly. The SUV rode real smooth back to Indiana.:D

October 4, 2006, 11:54 AM
I'm in the $1,500 dollar range as well.

October 4, 2006, 12:05 PM
Several years ago I spent about $2k over a 2 day gunshow. Ammo specials were everywhere and I had arrived wanting to pickup a rifle and pistol, but found neither, so I stocked way up on my major calibers.

October 4, 2006, 01:05 PM
I guess it was about $350 a couple months ago at a gun show.

1 case .233
1 case 7.62x54r
4 battle packs SA .308


October 4, 2006, 01:12 PM
I think that i spent about $250 once on a case of 45 and a case of 9mm.

October 4, 2006, 01:37 PM
about 4180 i would say at a time. i don't buy alot at one time, but alot here and there, definetly no where near the way some of you guys do, but I am able to do pretty good in the ammo department.

October 4, 2006, 02:03 PM
When 7.62x39mm was ~$70-$80/1000 a group of us bought 3000 rnds... so ~$200-~$250 at once...

Not that much when split between 3 or 4 folks...

Pat McCoy
October 4, 2006, 02:05 PM
$700 on a case of Federal Ultra Match .22 rimfire

October 4, 2006, 06:46 PM
$250ish. I am sure I'll be breaking that soon tho!!!

October 4, 2006, 09:23 PM
About $200, on a mix of 9MM, 38 and 357.

October 4, 2006, 09:25 PM
$7,000 on a mix of 9mm, 40mm and .45

October 4, 2006, 11:48 PM
$350.00 on all the 6.5x55 swead Jay's had after I bought a Ruger 77 mkII

October 5, 2006, 12:30 AM
$2500 on 9mm (28K) and another $1400 on 223 (14K)

October 11, 2006, 06:26 PM
When the goverment said they
were going put a 1000% tax
on ammo to keep down crime
I bought $ 500.00 worth
of ammo,every kind I had but,
law never passed so I've been
using it up.

October 11, 2006, 06:31 PM
I do not spend a whole lot of money on ammunition for my home. I have a couple hundred rounds of each on hand but since I cannot use my own ammo at any of the local ranges I do not go through alot of my private supply. Seems I buy a few boxes and they stay in the safe forever.

October 11, 2006, 07:20 PM
The most at one time for me would be 500 bucks worth of reloading components (bullets, brass, powder, primers) bought about a year ago and I am still trying to get everything loaded :).

Just my .02,

October 11, 2006, 07:29 PM
The most for me was $250 when I took two clients shooting my Thompson SMG over their lunch hour.

That $250 went in 45 minutes.

October 11, 2006, 07:33 PM
Around $300, on a mix of 9mm, 7.62x54R, 5.56mm and 30-06 (includes Garand clips:cool: ).

Vitamin G
October 11, 2006, 07:54 PM
$119. case of WWB 9mm valuepack.

$250 - Reloading kit, primers, powder, dies, boolits, etc.

October 11, 2006, 08:34 PM
When I was in the industry, I wrote a PO for ~$48k worth of 9x19, 75% m885 ball, 25% a wide variety of premium defensive ammo.

Do I win, or does it have to be my money?

October 11, 2006, 08:39 PM
Several years ago spent over $800 in one order for 1K rounds of Federal Gold Medal Match ammo in preparation for a long range rifle course.

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