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7.62x39 becoming scarce in our region. Trend?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by walking arsenal, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    Last week I was on the lookout for 7.62x39 for my AK. I went to 3 different gun shops in my town and none of them had any.


    So I waited until we took a road trip to Cabelas. Surely they would have some.

    Nope. They had the big spam cans for $200 but nothing in single boxes.

    What is going on here? Is 7.62x39 getting scarce?
  2. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    No. It is everywhere around my neck of the woods for less than $3 for 20.
  3. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    We can't get it for under $7 if we can even find it.
  4. XxWINxX94

    XxWINxX94 Well-Known Member

    Thats robbery compared to around me!

    My best ever deal on the stuff was at a gun show for exactly $5 per box of 20 (Wolf).
    Now you can't find it for a dime under $6.

    No signs of scarcity though here in Quinn-istan, quite a few with it at LGS and gun shows.
  5. dawico

    dawico Well-Known Member

    I know of a couple guys around here that couldn't find it for a while, but it is available now.
  6. pockets

    pockets Well-Known Member

    Plenty available around here.
    I buy it by the case online though.
  7. ultradoc

    ultradoc Well-Known Member

    I have plenty of steel jacketed but nothing for indoor range use [lead]. Ordered some almost a month ago. still waiting.
  8. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Plenty around were I live, both at the LGS and at the gunshows. I checked a couple of places online and Wolf ammo in 7.62x39 seems to be out of stock at a couple of them. I did find Brown, Silver, and Golden Bear available at ammunitiontogo.com. Prices for 100 rounds ($21.95 to $24.95), were decent enough and comparable to what I have seen at the gunshows.
  9. Geneseo1911

    Geneseo1911 Well-Known Member

    I thought the UPS truck made ammo. That's where mine always comes from......I mean, why else would it be so big? :neener:
  10. Red Tornado

    Red Tornado Well-Known Member

    Guys, please. When you say "plenty around here" and don't have a location listed in your information, you don't really add anything to the discussion.

    Try not to be 'internet commandos', and tell us where there is plenty.
  11. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    I know I could always order online. That's what I have to do with everything else here.

    It's a common parts problem for me. Typically when I find that I have a gun that I can no longer find ammo in stores for it gets sold. I sent my glock in .357 sig down the road when ammo for that became scarce.

    But this in an AK! The things are everywhere!
  12. 737Driver

    737Driver Well-Known Member

    Cabelas in richfield wi had a ton of steel cased herter's brand a couple weeks ago. Picked up a bunch back in Jan when they had it for $3.99/20. I think its $5.99/20 now.
  13. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Well-Known Member


    May be time for some of you guys to start reloading ( brass cases)
  14. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Red Tornado

    Well since the OP lives in Minnnesota, and I don't, it really doesn't matter where I live now does it. And the OP wasn't asking for any locations as to where to find the ammo; what he asked was is 7.62x39 ammo getting scarce. Try adjusting your reading comprehension skills before labeling other posters as "internet commandos"; whatever that means.

    I also told him where he could find plenty of ammo online and gave him the name of one such place. So what exactly did you add to the discussion?
  15. swiftak

    swiftak Well-Known Member

    lighten up
  16. saenzrich

    saenzrich Well-Known Member

    I buy from copes 99.00 bucks for 500rds and 9.95 shipping cheapest i've found and quick delivery.
  17. joeq

    joeq Well-Known Member

    I've seen lots of 7.62X39 around central TX. In fact, all the shops around here seem to be well stocked on most calibers. I've really loaded up the past several months.
  18. walking arsenal

    walking arsenal Well-Known Member

    Reloading for my AK isn't practical. I live in a tiny tiny apartment.
  19. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Well-Known Member

    Fold up reloading table and removable press ect ect.
  20. avs11054

    avs11054 Well-Known Member

    How about Cabelas for $120/500 rds or aimsurplus for $100/500 rds. I don't think anyone who says they have "plenty" is trying to be "internet commandos." 7.62x39 is one of the most popular calibers in the world. Believe me...there is "plenty" of it available

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