Academy Sports 7.62x39 $150.00 per 1000


October 18, 2008, 12:37 PM
I am not sure if this is the correct area or not but thought I'd share that Academy has Monarch 7.62x39 ammo priced at $2.99 per box of 20. Not sure if this is in the DFW area only or not. The shelf price is around $4.80 but it rings up $2.99. This ends up to be around $150.00 plus tax per 1000. About the cheapest I've seen in quite some time. A friend at work asked at a store near his house and said it was only being offered until today (Saturday) so if you have been wanting a little extra AK ammo this would be as cheap as you'll find it.

Monarch appears the same as Barnaul if I am correct and made in Russia.

The Academy store I went to said pretty much what is on the shelf or in the rack in front of it is all they have and do not store any ammo in the back.

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October 18, 2008, 01:13 PM
It has been seen in Houston, as well.

"Monarch" is Academy's store brand and this particular caliber is produced by Barnaul.

October 18, 2008, 01:40 PM
I picked up some for the same price at Academy in Athens, GA yesterday.

October 18, 2008, 01:42 PM
Wow, to bad there isn't an academy near me. I have been looking for cheap 7.62x39 recently.

October 18, 2008, 04:33 PM
The Academy in Ft Worth on I-35 has it for $2.99 also.

I just got back from there.

There isn't much left now.

October 18, 2008, 04:50 PM
Ya, they have tons in stock as well. As soon as people start buying more, the prices will shoot back up. I got some today and yesterday. I give it a month or two before the prices go back up.

October 18, 2008, 08:40 PM
i called all 3 academy near me......... all 3 were out of it. :(

October 18, 2008, 09:53 PM
The store in Tyler was out. Guy told me a man got like six boxes for some range time and when he saw the price he went back and got ALL they had.

The same guy also told someone that is not safe to shoot 223 out of a sig 556 because it has 556 on the barrel.

October 18, 2008, 09:58 PM
is the academy an east coast chain only? i dont think ive ever seen one in my surrounding states...

October 18, 2008, 10:18 PM
Sold out in San Antonio Texas. $2.99

October 18, 2008, 10:23 PM
Is the academy an east coast chain only? i dont think ive ever seen one in my surrounding states... Bite your tongue, please.

Academy is a Texas based company with stores in the southern United States.

October 18, 2008, 10:36 PM
Dang, I knew they would be gone fast but that is crazy.

October 18, 2008, 11:04 PM
I was just about to post a thread on this, but luckily I saw this one. I used to work in the Fishing and Hunting department at Academy and am good friends with the H&F manager at our local Academy. I went in today and he told me about the sale and said that somehow someone at corporate slipped up on the 7.62x39 order and added an extra zero to the order amount :uhoh: So according to him academy got 500,000 boxes of 7.62x39 instead of 50,000 :D, hence the drop in price. He said that he could get me as much as I wanted at $2.99 and would have it there by Thursday. You may want to talk to your local Academy's Fishing and Hunting manager and ask about getting some more in. This is just what he told me and not the word of god, but he has always been a reliable source of information. I plan on picking up a couple thousand rounds for my father and friends this week.

October 18, 2008, 11:28 PM
The one by me still has plenty (as of today)

October 18, 2008, 11:44 PM
I wish I lived near one that is a good price.

October 19, 2008, 12:24 AM
Sold out in San Antonio Texas. $2.99

Cleaned out two of them myself :)

October 19, 2008, 01:40 AM
sold out all over houston, but was lucky to find a couple at an academy 15minutes away

October 19, 2008, 08:35 AM
I hope that maybe this will cause other stores to lower the price too? :confused:

October 19, 2008, 09:05 AM
Too bad its not .223/5.56 :(

October 19, 2008, 09:46 AM
bryanZ06 I picked up some for the same price at Academy in Athens, GA yesterday.


Did they have a good supply?

October 19, 2008, 10:06 AM
I didn't see too much on the shelf, but I'm not sure how much they had elsewhere. I didn't even realize the price until I'd left the store and was on the way to my dentist appointment. I started thinking that my total was too low for what I got. I checked the receipt and saw that it had rang up at $2.99/box instead of $4.86/box. I should have gone back and got some more.

October 19, 2008, 11:38 AM
my local Academy has some left.... I came home with a 1000 rounds myself.....they also had a sign up saying this price is good thru the end of December. I'll be back for more.....

October 19, 2008, 12:31 PM
Headed to Athens, GA Academy store right now :) I'll update when I get back.

October 19, 2008, 03:03 PM
the scoop is, it will be this price, through december, to sell as much of their inventory as possible. After that, no more. this is the time , boys, to get to the mystical number of 10k for one of your calibers. every academy I have checked so far, have been out.

October 19, 2008, 03:38 PM
I just picked up three boxes, yes, a whole 60 rounds! Woo Hoo!

October 19, 2008, 05:10 PM
Athens, GA store sold out, confirmed the price is good till 12-31-08

Someone came in the Athens store and bought 300 boxes, cleaned out the store..........thanks :(

October 19, 2008, 05:30 PM
I need to go to acadmey

October 20, 2008, 08:47 AM
Couldn't help myself and I had to get some more. I went to the Sherman Academy and they still had some.

October 20, 2008, 09:03 AM
Both stores in South Austin are empty....

Crazy Fingers
October 20, 2008, 12:35 PM
With the commodities bubble bursting and the dollar strengthening, my guess is that you will see more of this type of sale.

October 20, 2008, 03:00 PM
wish .223 and 9mm as well

October 22, 2008, 12:32 AM
wish .223 and 9mm as well

We can only hope

October 22, 2008, 12:40 AM
Athens, GA store sold out, confirmed the price is good till 12-31-08

Someone came in the Athens store and bought 300 boxes, cleaned out the store..........thanks :(Probably GO. Look for Sportsman's Guide to have it on sale for $4.50 a 20 rd box.

October 22, 2008, 01:01 AM
Hey PowderBurn, I called yesterday and found out the Brodie store was getting a truck last night. I stopped in this morning and they only had 1500 rounds - well, none now ($242). Nobody there seems to know when they get more or how much it will be. He did tell me the last guy in took 3k.

October 22, 2008, 01:24 AM
My local store is expecting 40 case shipments twice weekly for at least a few weeks. They were sold out this morning and half of today's resupply was sold when I stopped in at 5pm.

Kinda curious how much people might be buying? Anybody pony up $1600 to hit 10k? It's tempting but personally don't see the need right now, may change my mind before Christmas though.

October 22, 2008, 01:55 AM
my goal is to get another 5k from academy with my 5k I already have. never had a 10,000 round count caliber except for .22lr. =)

October 22, 2008, 04:38 AM
just bought the last 1000 rounds on the shelf from Academy in Conroe. don't know when they will have more...

October 22, 2008, 04:39 AM
checked the woodlands store, they had none...

October 22, 2008, 09:48 AM
Too bad its not .223/5.56

I found a box of Monarch 223 from about a two years ago in my range bag, it was $3.87. They used to carry 9mm Blazer for the same price. I miss those days.

October 22, 2008, 11:20 AM
yeah yeah rub it in the nearest one to me is alabama

October 22, 2008, 04:03 PM
Sugar Land store has about 500 rounds left, but I think there is more in the back.

October 22, 2008, 05:45 PM
Sold out here in Midland, but I asked the guy at the counter, and he had a 500 rd box left behind the counter. So I took it.

October 22, 2008, 06:14 PM
Anyone know if you can use a 7.62x39 upper and bolt carrier group to convert to 5.45x39 by swapping out the barrel?

October 22, 2008, 08:02 PM
One of the benefits of living in the Richmond/Sugarland area near Houston is TWO Academy's along Hwy 59 within 5 mi of one another. ONE of them should have something :scrutiny:

October 22, 2008, 10:00 PM
I just got the last three cases in the east Plano store.

October 22, 2008, 10:03 PM
Flash are you going to the one in Sherman?

October 22, 2008, 10:22 PM
Anyone know if you can use a 7.62x39 upper and bolt carrier group to convert to 5.45x39 by swapping out the barrel?

7.62x39 is not the same case as the 5.45x39, and do not use the same bolt. So no you would need a new bolt and barrel.

October 23, 2008, 03:18 AM
The best deal that I ever got on 7.62x39 was when a friend of mine sold me 500 rounds for $75 and he said he had some more that was not in the plastic bag. He gave me another ammo can with another 600 rnds in it. Thats right. 1100 rounds for $75. I need tohead to academy tommorrow on my way to work and see what I can find out. If they are selling at $2.99 a box, then I see another 1000 rounds being squirrelled away.:D Thanks for the heads up.

October 25, 2008, 09:27 AM
Pinstripe wants you guys to know about this good deal at Academy.

This bump is a demonstration bump.

Wow! Look! It's now listed when one hits "New Posts".

October 25, 2008, 09:54 AM
Thank you nalioth. Wouldn't know what to do without ya!!!:D

October 25, 2008, 04:42 PM
I now have buyers remorse for buying a 1000 rounds at the Academy..... I went to the gun show in Houston today and found Wolf and Wolf Military Classic for 2.77 per box at one dealer...... most big dealers were the same price as the Academy though for all types of Wolf 7.62 X 39.....

October 25, 2008, 05:37 PM
Bought six boxes at the west side store in El Paso a couple days ago. They have plenty on display. Planning on getting a lot more when I get paid next week.

Only thing is, now I'm out of stripper clips. :uhoh:

October 26, 2008, 12:30 AM
I was at the houston show today as well, I think you mis calculated that price, You probably went to's table, back in the far left corner, you calculated for 1000 rounds, for a count of 500 , I believe.
He still has good prices, but I remember leaving his table after buying some other stuff, thinking, the Academy price is still better.
I will be back there tommorrow, and check.

October 26, 2008, 12:47 AM
In Evans, GA (really Augusta, GA) they had cracked open all of their cases and created two huge pyramids on their counter. I ended up buying 100 boxes yesterday, and then buying some surplus metal ammo cans to store them in. :D

October 26, 2008, 10:47 AM
Rangerruck...let me know.... I might have miscounted the number of boxes in the package for the price.... I wasn't buying it anyway as I have plenty of 7.62 x 39...... I did come home with a lot of .308 though....

October 26, 2008, 04:28 PM
I wish Academy shipped product. I haven't seen 1000 rounds of 7.62 for close to $150 for awhile.

I'll keep looking for the good deals, let's keep our fingers crossed.

October 26, 2008, 05:35 PM
Just picked up 1200 rounds of this for my new Russian SKS :D
I'm a happy camper and ready for election day :neener:

October 26, 2008, 10:33 PM
The price is good through December.


October 27, 2008, 12:33 AM
to Flash! you did fine, you miscounted by half, basically. his bulk ammo was going for basically 3.66 a box, so you did just fine.

Ignition Override
October 27, 2008, 01:11 AM
Oh well...we can still order fairly cheap from Ammoman or Widener's.

With fuel being cheaper now, and commodities, then why did Ammoman just now mark up their lowest price for x39 from $199/1,000 to $208/1,000?

Is it more demand, less supply, or are they just testing the market?
Maybe the dollar lost value against the Russian ruble.

October 28, 2008, 11:44 AM
According to Ammoman's site x39 is going up because of the financial crisis in Russia. I had just ordered from him a week ago @ $199/1000, then found out about Academy's price. I'll pick up 1K a week at Academy or elsewhere till there is no more or the price returns to it's prohibitive levels.

October 28, 2008, 12:55 PM
According to Ammoman's site x39 is going up because of the financial crisis in Russia I wonder if that had anything to do with exclaiming " NO MORE WASRS FROM CUGIR " just to sell more product . . .

Go to a news source for your news, not a sales outlet - they only want to drive you to buy.

October 28, 2008, 10:05 PM
Is it more demand, less supply, or are they just testing the market?
Maybe the dollar lost value against the Russian ruble.

Maybe Academy is trying to corner the market.... They bought a huge amount which allows them to sell cheap and the reduced supply has driven up prices for other buyers which they are trying to drive out of the marketplace. :D

Anybody else seeing the supply of 7.62x39 stacking up at their local Academy? Didn't count what they had today but there were at least half a dozen cases worth broken open to build ammo pyramids on the gun counter and at least another 15 or 20 cases stacked on the floor with with a bunch of signs advertising the sale. I can't ever remember seeing cases of ammo (except for shotgun) stack up like this before.

October 28, 2008, 11:58 PM
As of this morning, Academy at 1960 & 290 had a few casesin stock. I'm told the truck was unloaded lastnight.

October 29, 2008, 12:15 AM
I can beat that. My bud landed 1,000 rounds of wolf last month for $90. I'm sure it was some stock kid posting the wrong bar code on the ammo cans, but they stuck by that price.

Hostile Amish
October 29, 2008, 12:55 AM
Too bad its not .223/5.56

They sell 5.56mm at about $4 a box I think.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
October 29, 2008, 08:58 AM
I snagged a box of 25 boxes for $75 OTD. (500 rounds). They still have a veritable buttload of them, so there does not appear to be any urgency.

October 29, 2008, 09:52 PM
I stopped by the Academy off the North Dallas Tollway in west Plano today, and liberated another three cases (500rd each case). They had at LEAST seventy two (72) 500rd cases left on the floor.

They do seem to be well prepared to sell a metric buttload of this stuff.

October 30, 2008, 05:23 PM
Tons at the Brodie store in South Austin too. I went in thinking I'd have to settle for 1k, I got 3k and didn't even put a dent in the pile. That makes 4500 for me with this sale and that's about all I can get for now.
Another poor guy was in there getting Monarch 223. 500 rounds for about $150.

October 30, 2008, 05:48 PM
I bought 1000 rounds at Academy in Round Rock and there was plenty left. They told me they intended to buy 7000 boxes and ordered 70,000 by mistake.

When I got home, I noticed it was laquered. Has anybody shot this in an SKS yet? I have both a Yugo and a Norinco, hope it works. Is there any special cleanup or worries with laquered cases?

October 30, 2008, 06:01 PM
It will work fine, no special clean-up required. :)

October 30, 2008, 06:18 PM
The Monarch brand on sale at Academy is superior to Wolf. It is of Barnual manufature and quality. From my testing, much more accurate and cleaner than Wolf. I bought another 5K rounds from that Acedemy in Katy, Texas last weekend. They had about 1/2 pallet of it then. About 9 months ago I stocked up on Barnual at $210 per 1000 from ammunition to go in Brenham, the Acedemy Monarch brand is 16 cents a round versus the 21 cents I paid for the same stuff 9 months ago. In my opinion, this is a bargain.

October 30, 2008, 09:01 PM
Sale is ending Saturday 1 NOV

Heard rumor of it on another forum and stopped by my local Academy today and they confirmed it.

October 30, 2008, 09:11 PM
Might as well have ended yesterday, because my closest Academy is sold out.

October 30, 2008, 09:30 PM
Might be worth asking if they were getting more in.... My local had maybe 10 full cases left and probably another 6 that were opened up and built into pyramids on the counter. Their usual shipment days were Tues and Thurs but they said they might get some more in before the sale ended but they couldn't be sure.

I'm curious to see how the gun show prices are this weekend, it's the big show at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. In the last year I haven't seen prices on 7.62x39 that were better (or even very close) to deals from the online sellers such as AIM even after shipping is added in. It will be interesting to see if prices are down at all and/or how much of this Monarch will be getting resold already to try and make a quick buck.

Ignition Override
October 30, 2008, 11:39 PM
"Roger that".
The Academy in northeast San Antonio at I-35/Olympia had two large pyramids of it on the glass counter. We were in town to "repo" the in-laws car and sell it soon, but they accept the idea. They have too many age-related problems to drive. Very lucky timing.
Was really surprised that other long-term Texas SKS/AK types had not made Academy stores their Primary Target. On Tuesday got 1,000 rds. then sneaked back the next two days (12 min. drive) for another 500. There should be a good bit left, if you are lucky enough to be in the area. Passed an Academy right by I-35 going north to or from Austin.

Are there so few SKS, AK or Mini 30 shooters in the SAT area? Five days ago, a staffer at a Little Rock store said that he had large amounts left over.

As for a few mail order websites elsewhere, a friend told me on Wednesday that certain types of Russian-made x39 are no longer available, i.e. Golden Tiger.

October 31, 2008, 01:16 PM
I wish they would ship or I had one near by

October 31, 2008, 03:45 PM
Just came back from buying 2 more cases from the store in W. Little Rock. All that they had left were in a shopping cart at the end of the isle. There looked to be about 6-7 cases left. He did inform me that the prices were going back to $4.89 a box on Sunday. That would make a case price around $122, roughly $48 more a case. I wish they would have a sale on some other calibers. I would like to see some .308 for about $3 a box. I do believe that those days are over.

October 31, 2008, 06:57 PM
I just now figured out that its FMJ so I now need to get rid of 1k of this stuff...

$150 for 1k any one?


October 31, 2008, 09:54 PM

I went to pick up another 1000 rounds this evening.....I took my two 500 round cases up to the register......dumb little high school kid rung up each CASE at 2.99...she was going to charge me $5.98 for 1000 rounds! But I couldn't do it...... I told her the mistake and paid up..... (Karma catches up with bad people ya know)

well anyway..they confirmed the price goes up Sunday.... my local Tomball store had 3000 rounds left when I walked out the door...

Ignition Override
November 1, 2008, 12:16 AM
If it's any consolation to those unable to get to these stores, my losses selling a new, over-priced (AO) M-1 carbine, then the Rem. ammo, far exceeded the money saved by buying a chunk of this x39 ammo. Wish I had known then about the SKS etc.

Bily Lovec
November 1, 2008, 09:38 AM
I cant find any of this stuff on the west side of "H" :(

November 1, 2008, 03:31 PM
Have you tried the Academy at FM 1960 and NW Freeway (290)?

November 1, 2008, 07:03 PM
I cleaned Fort Smith AR out of the last two unopened 500rd cases. It appeared as though they had about 3 more cases worth of lose 20rd boxes on hand though

November 1, 2008, 11:27 PM
I just now figured out that its FMJ so I now need to get rid of 1k of this stuff...

$150 for 1k any one?


Is there something wrong with FMJ?

November 1, 2008, 11:33 PM
some ranges do not allow fmj due to sparks and ricochets....

I'm lucky as our private range basically has two rules....... no full auto and no alcohol.... I can live with that.

November 1, 2008, 11:58 PM
Ahhh. Thanks. It makes sense:)

Bily Lovec
November 2, 2008, 06:33 AM

no i havent, i was thinking more I10 area :D
i'll venture out today and look around some. maybe hit SL area also...

November 2, 2008, 11:15 AM
The Academy at I10 and 99 in Katy had a ton of the stuff last weekend... Don't know how much is left now though.

November 2, 2008, 11:41 AM
Wait what? so the price is going up, what happened to "until the end of the year"?

November 2, 2008, 12:15 PM
I bought 4 cases at the Academy at 290 West and F.M. 1960. They had about 6 cases left, but that was last Wednesday. :)

Good luck!

November 2, 2008, 02:06 PM
So, I read this thread, got excited. Woke up my roomate and we jetted out to the Academy here in San Antonio, 1604 and Military.

They have a TON, I fill up a shopping basket and take it to the front.

Rings up $4.86

Checkout guy calls to the back. They check and double check. $2.99 sale ended yesterday.


November 2, 2008, 03:44 PM
A day late and $1.87 short......

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