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7.62 ammo question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dynasty, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Dynasty

    Dynasty Well-Known Member

    Is 7.62x39 ammo readily available at Dick's Sporting Goods or Wal-Mart? I ask because I am considering purchasing a Saiga or AK and if ammo is not available at those places I am going to have a hard time getting ammo because I am 18 and most on line stores require a buyer to be 21 to purchase ammo. The local gun shop overcharges too much on ammo. If it is difficult to find I think I'm going to have to go with the Saiga in .223 instead.
  2. ma96782

    ma96782 Active Member

    IMHO...........pick up ammo by the case.....gun shows are good for that purpose. I'd stay away from Big Box Stores and Wal Mart ammo......only cause I think it's over priced.

    Then again......you could learn to re-load.....then you won't have the "problem" of being under 21. Unless your state laws are "weird."

    Aloha, Mark
  3. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    in aks, saigas, sks's and such i shoot the cheapest ammo i can find. i have seen wolf at a few dick's, but the only thing they have at wal-mart is wwb, which is great and all but if you shoot more than about box a month it gets expensive real quick. i second the gun show that will be a great place and yes by the case is best.
  4. jdc1244

    jdc1244 Well-Known Member

    The problem with that is .223 is about twice the price per round compared to 7.62x39, or at least that's what I'm finding.

    As noted above try to buy bulk at gun shows and the like, Wal*Mart and others may be you only bet for now.
  5. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    yeah if you are wanting to shoot fo cheap, then even the .223 wolf and other steel cased ammo is not the wayto go anymore, it is cheaper than brass cased .223 but 7.62x39 is the way to go for cheapest shooting.
  6. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    At current prices, I do not think you can reload 7.62x39 to even equal the price of Wolf or Golden Tiger. Maybe save one or two pennies per round.

    Definitely stock up at gun shows.
    You'll get raped if you buy it by the box-of-twenty at strip malls.

    If you are old enough to purchase the ammo, you are old enough to possess it. There is no "straw purchase" issue with ammunition. You can get the geezer across the street to order it for you. You do have some over-21 friends?
  7. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at the AIM Surplus "terms and conditions" page.

    No specific mention of "must-be-over-21."

    Does anybody know if AIM is placing this condition on ammuition to be fired in rifles?
  8. the naked prophet

    the naked prophet Well-Known Member

    As far as hunting or defensive type ammo, all Wal-Mart carries is the Remington Express Core-Lokt 125 grain soft point ammo. They stopped carrying the Winchester super-x, which in my opinion was the best 7.62x39 hunting load.
  9. cleardiddion

    cleardiddion Well-Known Member

    If I recall, AIM surplus does have a policy of having ammunition purchasers being over 21 but if you send in an ID and talk to one of their reps you can get by at 18.
    Hope that helps.
  10. jaholder1971

    jaholder1971 Well-Known Member

    Walmart and Cabela's have the best prices on .308 I've seen, even for surplus right now. I can buy Federal Blue Box .308 150 grain softpoints for $10.97 and $9.97 respectively. Try finding that surplus right now!
  11. Scratchy

    Scratchy Well-Known Member

    Gander Mtn. carries wolf and/or golden tiger for less than $5 a box of twenty in 7.62x39. Also Big R carries 7.62x39 ammo for cheap.
  12. MechAg94

    MechAg94 Well-Known Member

    Yes, 7.62X39 can be had at most sporting goods stores. I can't say as I have ever looked for it at WalMart.

    Yes, you will most likely overpay for it to some degree.

    If you can, buy it by the 500 or 1000 round case. It will be cheaper and you won't have to go around buying ammo all the time.
  13. Hoppy590

    Hoppy590 Well-Known Member

    walmart had Winchester white boxes for 22$
  14. Oohrah

    Oohrah Well-Known Member

    In my heart of hearts, I believe all ammo will become unaffordable. Not
    that long back 308 was milsurp until scarce and everyone went to 223.
    Now that is following the same path, and most likely the 7.62x39 is next.
    Buy what you can afford of whatever caliber, and plan on reloading. Keep
    in mind most of 7.62 x 39 in the unreloadable steel Berdan cases. Even
    the brass boxer primed can be a challenge to find coming out of a semi auto!
    What quicker way to enforce gun control than not have ammo to fire in one!!!!:cuss:

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