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Can you find ammo cheaper than wally world?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by XD Fan, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. XD Fan

    XD Fan Well-Known Member

    I always hear that you can buy bulk ammo online at a reduced price. Where can I beat $10.95 for a box of fifty Blazer Brass 230 gr. FMj 45. rounds? I just looked at Cheaper than Dirt and their price was $15.00 a box.
  2. hotpig

    hotpig Well-Known Member

    I can buy ammo as a consumer from China-Mart cheaper than I can get it from distributors for my business. I wont cry if China Mart stops ammo sales after the lawsuit.
  3. heypete

    heypete Well-Known Member

    I generally buy bulk ammo online from places like Midway or Natchez.

    The Wal-Marts here are usually more expensive than the online places, don't carry the type or quantity that I want (with the exception of Remington .22LR bulk packs), and just dealing with their employees is a pain. I usually buy from 500-5,000 rounds at a time, so buying ammo box-by-box at Wal-Mart's not really an option.

    I've not special-ordered anything through Wal-Mart, but I hear that's an option.

    Personally, I'd rather buy something from a vendor (online or local) that is actually in business to support shooters rather than a general merchandise store. That, and Midway and Natchez both do the "NRA Round Up", which I like.

    Finally, by buying something from an out-of-state company, I don't need to pay sales tax, which adds 7% to any purchases made in-state. The State of Arizona didn't do anything to get my ammo to me, why should they get the money?

    That said, I'll have to look at Wal-Mart's prices and compare it with online vendors. Always worth looking around.
  4. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    ammo to go
  5. Roccobro

    Roccobro Well-Known Member

    Saw that blazer ammo cheaper at Natchez a month ago. Not sure if it still is $10/box though.

  6. scurtis_34471

    scurtis_34471 Well-Known Member

    I have to order 1000-round cases to match the per round price at Wal-Mart. I hate to say it, but a 100 round box of .40 S&WRemington UMC 180gr JHP for $26 is hard to beat when you throw shipping into the equation.
  7. ArfinGreebly

    ArfinGreebly Moderator Emeritus

    Gun Show

    Locally, I often score good ammo buys at one of the gun shows.

    The irony is that I pay $5.00 for parking and another $15.00 admission to the show.

    So I start with a $20 deficit.

    As I browse the show, I pick up a little of this, a little of that, maybe a holster or carbine case, a decent pocket knife, a couple of magazines, and so on.

    By the time I leave, if I haven't spent at least a hundred bucks, I'm still behind on "savings" -- but the ammo prices help out ($7/50 9mm, $10/50 .30 Carb, and so on).

    I suppose a different mindset on the parking & admission would help (I'm just paying for "entertainment" as I would at a movie).

    Still, if the entry costs are absorbed somewhere else, the ammo costs at gun shows are frequently better than those at WW.

    And I can't even get .30 Carbine at WW.
  8. scurtis_34471

    scurtis_34471 Well-Known Member

    While I do buy the bulk of my target ammo at Walmart, I should note that their selection of quality defensive rounds is non-existant. I carry 180gr Remington Golden Sabers in m XD-40. I go to the range with 180gr Remington UMC JHP, because they are relatively similar to shoot and a LOT less expensive. I've looked at Midway and other places online, but its very hard to get the cost down to much less than 25 to 26 cents per round with shipping worked in. The only thing I've found that is significantly cheaper is remanufactured ammo, which is about 4 to 5 cents less than the stuff I buy at Walmart. My concern there is that the consistency between rounds may not be as good.

    For now, I'm sticking with Walmart, but I'm also starting to accumulated once-shot brass. Very few people at my range reload, so I've got a nearly endless supply of free brass. Reloading doesn't really save much when you have to buy brass, but using free once-shot stuff could make it worthwhile by dropping the cost down to around 15-16 cents per round. I just need to finance a trip to Springer Precision for my XD and pick up a Streamlight TL-2 and then I'll start saving for a decent reloading kit.

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