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How about an AMmo Sampler for a specific cartridge?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by BlindJustice, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member

    I was looking at some different offerings from ammo manufacturers

    No matter the firm you have to buy a 50 rd or hotter stuff at 20 rds a box
    for handguns. I tossed about the choices - hey why don't any of these firms offer a "sampler?" i.e. a sampler like at my fav. Ale house that offers a
    standard el cheapo beer swill in a pitcher or nice bottled beer and also micro brews - the sampler is a round tray of 6-8 beers from light to heavy

    Why don't Ammo firms offer a box of 50 with say 5 groups Left to right of
    lightest to heavier bullet weights and market it as tThe Sampler decide which one or more your going to want to buy a box of 20 or 50 of?

    I think somebody oughta give em a clue how to talk ammo buyers into diversifying into possibiliteds.???

    You could include a row of 5 shot shells or other stuff of that type - they
    might balk at buying a bigger box but if they try it and like it
    they'll come back for more

    or am I a fool for thinking this could possibly hapen.??

    heck a cardboard insert to tell buyers what each row or rows are
    is all it takes

  2. Guzzizzit

    Guzzizzit Well-Known Member

    I like the idea, tho i think 10 rounds of each might be too few to make a decision. A sampler box like that should be at least a 100 round box with 20 of each so you could get a real feel for them. Or even better, a 250 round mega pack.

    On a similar note. I've always wished that powder makers made 3 oz. Trial sizes of there powder so you could experiment with different hand loads before buying a whole pound. But thats just me.
  3. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    As a man who just enjoyed a beer sampler tonight this thread caught my eye. I think it would be a brilliant idea. But the logistics might be tough, only because even within the same manufacturing plant each type of ammo is pretty segregated out.

    Also I think 10rnds of each might be plenty to at least provide a reason to buy a box.
  4. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member

    Let's look at this from a couple of different shoooters who might by a
    4 x 10 and 2 x 5 'Sample"

    Let's go with a guy who is trying to get his GF with a .357 Mag
    to get used to the gun and possibilities.- as the GF goes up the power

    10 rds .38 spcl 158 gr. the old standard
    10 .38 SPcl 125 gr +P
    10 .357 Mag 125 gr. JHP
    10 .357 Mag 158 gr. PSP
    10 but 5 each of different size shot
    say #12 and #7 1/2 size

    buy two boxes and have fun moving up the ladder

    or put something like this together for the guy who demands
    to buy a 629 in .44 MAG and buys full loads and has sore
    wrists and then stops shooting but keeps the gun for a year or two
    to wave it around and brag he has it but hasn't a clue
    there are lighter loads to learn with ...

    LOts of cartridges with a lot of options
  5. Gifted

    Gifted Well-Known Member

    I think a smaller ten or fifteen round box would be good. The "sampler" would be several boxes packed together. Last thing you want is several different loads mixed up.
  6. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Well-Known Member

    Well putting it into 10 rd packs but one box overall is just
    packaging.... just never sell the really hot stuff with the mild loads.

    but there are several cartridges that have a wide range
    of bullet weights.

    ALso a firm - an independent could offer a box of 5 x 10 so it's
    50 total and every thing is loaded to approx the same weight but
    offer it with
    Gold DOt
    Gold Saber
    Hydra shok
    Hornady XTP
    W-W SXT

    take that box and your soaked pile of newspapers and
    compare yourself instead of some gun writers.

    THe big 5 or whatever might not like that but we might...
  7. It's an interesting idea and no doubt attractive to someone who is looking for a variety of ammo to try, but where's the money for the ammo companies and the retailers? It doesn't seem that such a pack would have many repeat buyers.

    As far as a third party packaging it, not only would they have to mark up the things they bought, but there might be questions of the authenticity.
  8. XDJ

    XDJ Well-Known Member

  9. WeedWhacker

    WeedWhacker Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a lot of needless packaging when one can merely pick-and-choose their own mix using 20-round boxes. For handguns, a 20-round box isn't likely to fill up two regular-capacity mags!

    If such "variety packs" are offered, it is almost certain that the price would be higher than simply buying a mix of the standard offerings.
  10. MPanova

    MPanova Well-Known Member

  11. alucard0822

    alucard0822 Well-Known Member

    would be fun for hanguns, but a godsend for rifles, how many different bullet weights/manufacturers have you tried in the quest for "best load in this gun". basically handloaders use the sample pack idea when dialing in charge weights or OAL.

    I have put together "break in" kits for new rifles, 3 groups of 5 rds each with progressively finer polishing compound impregnated bullets, and then 100 moly coated rounds, clean thouroughly betweeen each stage and you will be surprised with the results.
  12. Neo-Luddite

    Neo-Luddite Well-Known Member

    Really, a nice stocking stuffer idea for Christmas.

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