Before You Load Up On Rifle Ammo...


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Ari3sgr3gg0
July 26, 2011, 12:58 PM
Really check prices, while I was reviewing my purchase on ammunitiontogo(love them for my mosin ammo) I saw $25 for 120 sks rounds, I'll get some of those too. After doing a bit of math though I realized my $4.84 20 pack of ammo was actually the much better buy(I get employee discount and that's why it's so cheap). My cost per bullet from Wal Mart it $0.24 a round :D but at atg after you add in shipping chargers it's $0.30 a round per 120 or $0.28 a round per 640. Just my findings for something if you get a discount at a store that sells ammo. after shipping comes into play suddenly things get much more expensive :(

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Mike1234567
July 26, 2011, 01:15 PM
RE: Shipping Costs; It's "usually" less costly when one buys larger quantities.

NWCP
July 26, 2011, 02:01 PM
I always buy in quantity off the internet. By quantity I mean 500-1000 rounds, or more at a time. Even then you have to look at overall cost. While there are instances that Cheaper Than Dirt actually has the best price going with a specific round including shipping (they charge shipping fees) ammoman.com pays shipping to your door. That can save quite a bit of money in the long haul. I only mention those two vendors because I have had more dealings with both and have yet to have had a bad experience with either. Shipping 40+ lbs of ammo is expensive any way you go.

68wj
July 26, 2011, 02:49 PM
So, the moral of the story is to get a job a Walmart?

Mike1234567
July 26, 2011, 05:47 PM
So, the moral of the story is to get a job a Walmart?
Uhh... no.

Ignition Override
July 26, 2011, 07:49 PM
Jeff56:
Do you suspect that the on-line rumors since March, that ammo prices (at several distributors) would jump 15% by May induced people to clean out Ammoman's entire supply of Wolf x39 months ago?

Maybe he is holding back, waiting for competitors' prices to rise?

Ari3sgr3gg0
July 26, 2011, 07:53 PM
Haha I'd never recommend that unless your options were really slim pickings(paycheck, even smaller, is a paycheck). Just saying if you have people who work at any place that sells ammo a discount makes a big difference when ammo shopping. Never been to ammo man so I'm going to have to visit there now :)

Get R Done Guns
July 26, 2011, 11:16 PM
There are plenty of places that ship cheap or free. Yes shipping can hurt but just pass the non flat rates up. That is where they nail ya! :)

SentinelStrategic
July 26, 2011, 11:43 PM
I've always wondered why people buy 100 or 200 rounds at a time online. Unless it's a very difficult or expensive load to get, like .338 Lapua or .300 Win Mag Match ammo or .260Rem match, etc, there should be no reason to be buying in such a low quantity online if your goal is simply to save money. As already pointed out, the savings comes in the bulk. I recently bought 2 cases of 5.56 online for $598. Shipping set me back $24. If I had bought the ammo for the same price locally, sales tax would have cost me $43.50. Basically, I saved $19.50.
Shipping costs me $12/case, whereas state sales tax costs me $21.75/case.
And that's just for where I shop. There are some places where shipping is free if you get a case or more. I do most of my shopping with PalmettoStateArmory.com. However, some places tend to be more expensive as well.

ATG.com tends to have higher shipping costs. If you want a place to buy AK/SKS ammo, go to AIMSurplus.com. They sell it for around $.18/rd, or $0.17/rd if you buy it by the case. After shipping is included, their ammo is around $0.19/rd.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76239Yugo&name=Yugoslavian+7.62x39+123grn+FMJ+15rd+box&groupid=39

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