Cabela's bulk ammo


SATX man
February 22, 2009, 11:50 PM
Has anyone ordered any bulk ammo from Cabela's? How was it?

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February 22, 2009, 11:53 PM
years ago i ordered a 300 round batch of 9mm. seemed to work just fine.

February 22, 2009, 11:57 PM
I ordered 200 rnds of 500 S&W. It hasn't been shipped yet but to be fair, it's only been 5 weeks...

February 23, 2009, 12:17 AM
I've considered buying their bulk ammo several times. I am also curious.

February 23, 2009, 12:18 AM
i have tried, but they have been on back order for a looooooong time.

February 23, 2009, 12:22 AM
Just be sure of the brand. A lot of their bulk ammo is Wolf. Wolf isn't bad, per se, but it's not high-end, either. If they don't say what brand it is, assume it's Wolf.

This is also why there have been a lot of backorders: Wolf had some distribution problems for a few months, and couldn't get their ammo in-country. Now the supply lines are flowing again.

February 23, 2009, 12:23 AM
I had some on order for a couple of months before they finally cancelled the order themselves. Prices seem reasonable for some of it, if you can get your hands on some.

February 23, 2009, 01:07 AM
I wondered what was up with wolf, didn't they also eliminate their familiar line and bring out a new "military classic" line to replace it?

February 23, 2009, 01:22 AM
I remember when they still sold bulk surplus .30-06 a few years ago. Was Korean stuff marked "PS" (non-corrosive). 400 rnds for 100 bucks. Unfortunetly I only bought 1. If I had known they were going to stop selling it, I would have bought more.

February 23, 2009, 03:29 AM
Bulk Wolf .308 works well through guns like my Saiga 308, which is a tank.

However, if you have a gun that has more precise machinery, then there have been reported problems with cycling.

February 23, 2009, 09:19 AM
I use wolf in my M1A and my gas piston AR never had a problem. I have gotten several things of bulk ammo from cabela's recently and it's all been just fine. The nice thing is that bulk ammo comes in some nice waterproof plastic containers that are great for my gun cleaning supplies or important paperwork.

February 23, 2009, 10:01 AM
Have you noticed that they seem to sell their bulk ammo in lots of 300, 600, and 1200? I think this is because shooters' minds are trained to think of ammo in lots of 20, 50, 500 and 1000 and don't automatically come up with price comparisons easily with the lot prices listed for the 300 and 600 lots.

It is pretty easy when the bulk amounts are in 500's to make comparisons with locally available boxes of 50. If you take the time to do the division correctly, the Cabela's stuff is often not really that great a deal. They are just hoping you don't take the time to really figure it out the per shot price.

As a side note, I have noticed that at some of the big box sporting goods stores the per shot bulk prices are often actually higher that the small box prices. This has been expecially true with some of the .223 ammo lately. I could buy it cheaper in the 20 box packaging that in the 50 box packaging (same brand).

February 23, 2009, 10:10 AM
I ordered 1000rds of .223 back in December and they did not have it in stock until february of this year. I understand that it is hard to get your hands on certain things with the new administration and the likely AWB coming our way, but waiting nearly 3 months for an order of ammunition is pretty ridiculous. The price was right, but it took wayy too long.

SATX man
February 23, 2009, 10:19 AM
Ok thanks for replys the ammo I am thinking of buying is handgun ammo .45ACP. They have 2 kinds Ultamax and Remington bulk ammo.

February 23, 2009, 10:20 AM
I have some Cabella's bulk 45ACP - shoots just fine. Mixed brass markings, but then it's re-manufactured ammo......

February 23, 2009, 10:29 AM
I bought two tin of Wolf 7.62 HP about three months ago. First they e-mailed me that the order was going to be delayed three weeks. Then six weeks. Then order was cancelled. Then rain check credit. From the time I ordered the tins until I received them, it took about four weeks. It's kinda like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing... 1280 rounds, $287 delivered. I'm happy. Me like Wolf....

February 23, 2009, 10:40 AM
I have bought 5 lots of bulk ammo over the last 4 months from Cabela's. One 1000 round order for Wolf 45. ACP and 4 x 2100 round orders of 22lr. The .45 ACP took about 6 weeks to show up. The 22lr was in stock and arrived for in-store pickup within a week. As already mentioned the Wolf ammo isn't the highest quality but the price is good. I compared prices with Ammotgo was lower but after adding the cost of freight it was roughly the same for the 22. Don't remember cost comparison for the 45 ACP. Cabela's also includes a "free" dry box for every bulk ammo order.

P.S. the 22lr is Federal.

February 23, 2009, 01:29 PM
A lot of their bulk pistol ammo is reloads at the same price that a lot of other ammo dealers sell for new ammo. Also someone correct me if I'm wrong but some of the pistol ammo is manufactured by American ammo company(with the headstamp A-merc) and their reputation is less than stellar.

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