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.308 Surplus Ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 280PLUS, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Anybody got any links to some .308 South African surplus? I ordered at AIM but they appear to be out now. Thanks...
  2. jagdpanzer347

    jagdpanzer347 Well-Known Member

    Outdoormarksman had about forty-some battle packs about an hour or so ago. 37.95 a pack though, ouch! When did you order from AIM? Did you get a confirmation, or did you order via snail mail?

  3. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    i've got a bunch of individual s. african boxes that i am selling for 4 bucks each, but i don't have any battle packs.
  4. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

  5. enfield

    enfield Well-Known Member

    I couldn't access the forums at that site - registration is required and has been disabled by the administrator. Guess it's private.
  6. Mannlicher

    Mannlicher Well-Known Member

    call him then

    John's Gun Shop
    447 Brooklyn Street
    Morrisville, Vermont 05661
    toll free: (888) 215-5522

    Weekdays 10:00am - 5:00pm ET
    Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm ET
    Tuesday & Sunday
  7. LkWinnipesaukee

    LkWinnipesaukee Well-Known Member

  8. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    The South African is the last of the halfway decent surplus .308, I think, and it'll dry up eventually (like the Portugese, the Hirtenberger,and the Australian did). Stock up while you can! It's possible other large quantities of surplus ammo will come onto the market eventually. I hope so; buying commerical .308 by the 20-round box would get expensive quickly!
  9. eab

    eab Well-Known Member

    Cheaper then dirt has Silver Bear .308 for $4.97 a box. They had it about dollar cheaper the other week. Couple guys at Cetme rifles forums say that is good to go except for being really dirty.
  10. Koobuh

    Koobuh Well-Known Member

    That silver bear ammo... is it loaded to .308 pressures or to 7.62 Nato standard?
  11. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Thanks folks, I DID order at the AIM website just about a week ago but never got the delivery. So I went back to check on it and discovered they wanted a copy of my DL or they wouldn't process. (Meanwhile Graf sent me ammo without a hitch) When I tried to reorder the page with the .308 was gone. I can only assume they are out. I'm going to call them this A.M. soon as they open. I'll give these other sources a try and let you all know what happened.

    ranger- PM sent...
  12. Grayrider

    Grayrider Well-Known Member

    Rats they appear to have done the same to me. You would think they could at least contact us and tell us they need further information to process the order.


    I will call later, but if I missed the boat on this they can forget further business from me

  13. jthuang

    jthuang Well-Known Member

    280Plus, I think they are totally out. I was in the same boat as you ... placed an order about week ago (Oct 25) and got my ammo but as of Nov 1 they are out. They're also out of Radway Green SS109. :mad:

    I'm going to check out the SA .308 pricing at the next gunshow around here. I don't have really high hopes but the last time I went a vendor had pricing on SA .308 similar to AIM's pricing. I am not hopeful that the pricing has remained the same but we will see.
  14. glockenstein

    glockenstein Well-Known Member

    The gunshow I went to yesterday in Michigan had two different vendors selling the SA battlepacks for $40 a piece! :( They know that AIM is out so they can raise the price.
  15. Jackal

    Jackal Well-Known Member

    Don't complain, that's still dirt cheap ammo that I would have grabbed in a heartbeat. Don't forget the considerable extra cost of shipping from AIM. I hate when people trip over a dollar to save a dime.
  16. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Yup, ditto on that. A call or something would have been nice instead of just waiting for ammo that'll never come. Usually a supplier will tell you this during checkout. :cuss:
  17. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Just called AIM and talked to Eric. He says they are out of the SA .308 and don't expect any more. Best I can do locally is $386 for a case of 1260 which is ~ 30 cents a round. :eek:

    Ah well, it's only money... :rolleyes:
  18. glockenstein

    glockenstein Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the info. on Frugal Squirrel / John's Gun Shop. I called and ordered a case. I talked to Martin and a lady whose name escapes me. They are some of the nicest people I have talked to from a gun store. :)
  19. Deer Hunter

    Deer Hunter Well-Known Member

    First off, it is stated clearly at Aimsurplus.com that they need your DL before any purchase is made. They shouldn't have to "remind" anyone when it's printed clearly on their site.

    Secondly, is Silverbear steel cased? I'm a little leary of steel cased ammunition, since I've been hearing about so many Wolf KBs happening in FALs. I do NOT want to risk blowing up my new STG58.
  20. jagdpanzer347

    jagdpanzer347 Well-Known Member

    Deer Hunter, Silver Bear is indeed steel-cased. Man, I'll bet that STG58 is sweet. Is it a DSA build?


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