Buying Ammo


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Aaryq
March 4, 2007, 01:51 PM
Howdy folks. I have a few questions about buying ammo (and just so this thread doesn't get derailed, due to housing regulations, I can't reload, so please don't disregard my questions and tell me to reload).

1. If you buy ammunition online from places like cheaper than dirt or gunbroker, does it have to go through an FFL or not?

2. I'm mostly a plinker 8 months out of the year, so keeping that in mind, where's the best deal on cheap ammo you've found and for how much?

3. When it's time to hunt, where did you find the best deal on hunting-style ammunition (JHP on an elk=.22LR on a Human)?

4. Questions, comments, gripes, concerns?

If it helps you, the calibers I own are: 20 gauge, 9mm, and .22. In the next 6 months, it will also include 30-30, 7.62X54R, .357/.38 special, and if the stars align and I can find her, a .303 British

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mattw
March 4, 2007, 01:58 PM
1.) Ammo does not have to go through an FFL. You don't have to do anything special other than give them money and they send you ammo.

2.) Cheap ammo is hard to come by, usually all the cheap prices are within a dollar or two of eachother. I like to buy ammo from midwayusa.com

3.) There are no good deals on hunting ammo :( . Just try to find a similar weight load to practice with and save the expensive hunting ammo for actual hunting or sighting in.

4.) Buy as much as you can afford, you can never have too much ammo and prices are never coming down.

hotpig
March 4, 2007, 01:58 PM
Ammo can be sent direct to you so long as you are not in one of the no ship zip codes for most ammo dealers.

Ammunition prices are changing almost daily. Hunting ammo links today will not be in the ball park on prices that you will pay in a few months. So if you are not ordering in the very very near future they are of no use.

Right now plinking ammo is good at Natchez and China-Mart.

rickomatic
March 4, 2007, 03:27 PM
3. When it's time to hunt, where did you find the best deal on hunting-style ammunition (JHP on an elk=.22LR on a Human)?

JHP on an Elk? Don't think you'll get much needed penetration with HP. And, I hope the .22 on Human was an attempt at a joke.

That aside. I find that my best deals on hunting ammo is locally a month or so before hunting season. Most large retailers run specials and sales on popular hunting ammo that time of year. Just buy a little extra to practice with the remainder of the year.
Plus you'll save on shipping and handling. Personally, I relegate online ammo purchases to bulk quantities, where the bulk purchases are justified by the sales tax savings, as opposed to the shipping costs.

ozarkhillbilly
March 4, 2007, 04:05 PM
(JHP on an elk=.22LR on a Human)?

JHP on an Elk? Don't think you'll get much needed penetration with HP. And, I hope the .22 on Human was an attempt at a joke.

I believe what he is saying is that using JHP on elk is the same as using .22 on humans, meaning not the best choice of rounds.

g5reality
March 4, 2007, 04:07 PM
I also live in So Cal. Los Angeles area. I don't buy ammo locally anymore because of the fingerprinting. I buy from Midwayusa.com. They deliver by UPS.

1. If you buy ammunition online from places like cheaper than dirt or gunbroker, does it have to go through an FFL or not?
NOT

2. I'm mostly a plinker 8 months out of the year, so keeping that in mind, where's the best deal on cheap ammo you've found and for how much?
Midwayusa.com

3. When it's time to hunt, where did you find the best deal on hunting-style ammunition (JHP on an elk=.22LR on a Human)?
Midwayusa.com

4. Questions, comments, gripes, concerns?
Great service, good prices, UPS delivery, NO fingerprinting

If it helps you, the calibers I own are: 20 gauge, 9mm, and .22. In the next 6 months, it will also include 30-30, 7.62X54R, .357/.38 special, and if the stars align and I can find her, a .303 British


20 gauge: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=9490&categorystring=653***9217***
9mm: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=7508&categorystring=653***691***
.22 LR: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=10017&categorystring=653***7547***
30-30: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=7530&categorystring=653***690***
.357: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=7502&categorystring=653***691***
.38 special: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=7509&categorystring=653***691***
7.62X54R: http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse?TabID=3&Categoryid=7954&categorystring=653***690***

RustyFN
March 4, 2007, 04:31 PM
No it doesn't have to go through an FFL. You will have to fax a copy of your drivers lisence or sign for the ammo when it arrives and show your DL then to prove you are over 21. Check out these links for ammo.
Rusty

http://www.thehuntingshack.com/
http://east.outdoormarksman.com/buyammo.php

CountGlockula
March 4, 2007, 04:43 PM
I just picked up 500 rounds of Winchester White Boxes in .40S&W 180gr. at the Glendale Gun Show at $87+.

I usually buy ammo from gun shows; you save a couple of $$$ than Wally World.

You'd better hurry, they end at 5pm today.

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