Was this Ammo Almost a Rip-Off?


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Gunnerpalace
March 9, 2008, 04:02 PM
Went to the store today and in my usual fashion I did not buy ammo until I compared prices but they were odd at my gun store, What do you guy's think:

.223 1000rds in a generic military can (just plain I don't think it was lake city) $450.00

7.62x39 Century Arms stuff (steel) 20rds 5.00

50 BMG could not get a name but it was in an orange box 10rds for 50.00

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theCZ
March 9, 2008, 04:24 PM
Wait, are you saying you paid $45 a hundred for surplus 223? Holy smokes I'm glad I'm a reloader!

Mojo-jo-jo
March 9, 2008, 04:28 PM
A bit high, but not terribly far off. I recently bought 500 GA Arms reloaded .223 for $165 and call that a good deal nowadays.

Gunnerpalace
March 9, 2008, 04:37 PM
No, I did not buy anything, yet.

Freightman
March 9, 2008, 04:39 PM
You mean that my $39 800 rds of surplus 8mm has gone up that much.
Sure glad I cast and reload + I use cheap surplus powder you can't find anymore.
Got enough to last me the rest of my days + enough lead alloy for two lifetimes.

ckay
March 9, 2008, 04:41 PM
You could get LC07 stamped 5.56 for about $380.

MechAg94
March 9, 2008, 04:54 PM
At a recent gun show I saw 500 round boxes of Federal XM193 for about $200. Shop around some.

This is the guy that was at the show.
http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/product_info.php?pName=500rds-223-federal-lake-city-xm193-55gr-fmj-ammo&cName=223-556-fmj-ammo

buck00
March 9, 2008, 05:09 PM
It would be much cheaper at AIM, $66 per $200:

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/223.html

New Production .223/5.56x45 M193 ammuntion by Prvi Partizan of Serbia. Brass Case, Boxer Primer Non-Corrosive, 55grn Lead core Copper Jacketed bullet. Packaged 20rds/box, 200rds(10 boxes) 1,000rds/case. While supplies last.

Or it would be roughly the same price as Remington .223:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp;jsessionid=144HEVEBEETFLLAQBBKSCNVMCAEFMIWE?id=0022901215200a&type=product&cmCat=froogle&cm_ven=data_feed&cm_cat=froogle&cm_pla=0350101&cm_ite=0022901215200a&_requestid=65342

Bulk .223 Remington Ammunition - 52-Grain HP

Its $5 flat rate shipping for a limited time at Cabelas.


Just giving you some options. :scrutiny:

jwxspoon
March 9, 2008, 05:13 PM
That stuff at Cabelas is all on backorder as far as I can see.

I just paid $346 delivered for 1000 rounds of Prvi Partizan ammo from AIM. That's good ammo.

jw

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