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7.62x39 Ammo Getting Harder To Find?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rugerman07, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. rugerman07

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    Good quality 7.62x39 ammo has been hard to find in my area. The corrosive military surplus ammo is pretty easy to find, but I was looking for some non-corrosive ammo that wasn't going to cost me an arm & a leg. I went to Gander Mountain in Paducah, KY, today and found that they had a good supply of Brown Bear ammo, $7.99 per 20 round box, I bought 200 rounds.
     
  2. PILMAN

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    There is wolf ammo available on classicarms.us website now, it's around the 200 dollar range.
     
  3. Weedy

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    Yep.

    I live in the Twin Cities area, and 7.62x39 is nowhere near as common as it was just months ago. Plus the price has nearly doubled. I used to get Wolf at Sportsmans Warehouse for $4.49/20 rounds. Now SW NEVER has it in stock. I found a bunch of Wolf Military Classic at Dicks a few weeks ago for $7.99 a box, and Gander Mountain has Golden Bear for the same price. You know what else is funny? I used to get .45 Colt Blazer ammo, box of 50 w/ 200 gr HP, for about $18. Now that same stuff is $38 at SW. ***? :cuss: .40 S&W seems fairly common and cheap around here though, good thing I have one.
     
  4. Huddog

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    I've noticed that for the large part the Walmarts around here will have very little if any 9 or .45 but will have litteraly thousands of rounds of .40. I only have an SKS that fires the 7.62 and fortunately I stocked up when it was 3.99 to 4.99 per 20.
     
  5. Hk91-762mm

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    YA Know --I dont buy the increase in material prices as a reason for price increase==If the cost of materials doubled it still would not add a buck to the cost of a box of ammo-- HOW much does 20 rnds of 5.56 weigh anyway ounces>???
    and powder has doubled in price no shortage of material there -Primers --up big time Material cost NILL !
    Me thinks the buying frenzy and Gouging are the reasons for the big costs!
     
  6. wasr10owner

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    This is really making me mad. When I first got my gun the Wolf Military Classic and standard hp 7.63x39 ammo was everywhere for about $3 but now you cant hardly find it and its $7.99 when you do.
     
  7. rickomatic

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    The rest of the frogs are starting to notice the increase in the temperature of the water in the pot.

    Now....take $35 of that wad in your pocket you were going to buy ammo with and spend it here. Join NOW!!!

    :D
     
  8. ar10

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    Roll your own for about .01 per round. :D
     
  9. lamebums

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    I called up every store in the Cincinnati, Lexington, and Dayton areas. I got mixed results, mostly bad. One guy was selling Silver Bear for $6/20, which I'll be picking up tomorrow. He had "not a lot" left which could well mean it's gone by now, but I doubt it since it was in a small town.

    The other stores, if not sold out, are charging $7.99, $8.25, or more.

    Dick's has Remington for $16.99 a box. No wonder why none of it appears to have sold.
     
  10. crazy-mp

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    The ammo is not getting hard to find, but finding ammo for the money is:cuss:
     
  11. bulldogger123

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    7.62x39 ammo

    hello, the ammo you are looking for is located online at guntrader.com, i bought a 550 round tin from 1957 from the USSR for only 123.00 and it was good ammo, military surplus but only had one misfire so it was good. if you dont mind a wait and picking it up at a local gun shop then it is a good place to find.

    problem is that all the ammo for sks and ak's is going to mexico to the drug cartel, haha thats a joke.
     
  12. ACBMWM3

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    I got surplus non corrosive the other day for $5/20
    boguth 1000rds
     
  13. Redneck with a 40

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    Wolf is very hard to find right now and when you do, its 30 cents/round.:mad: I was buying the stuff 2 years ago, for 17 cents/round.
     
  14. politicaldookie

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    That's why I comb the forums. I just picked up about 2600 rounds for $5/20. It consisted of a case of M67 and the rest is wolf.
     
  15. chris in va

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    They're just riding the (nonexistent) commodities wave. Diesel shot up to over $5/gal, copper/lead/metals went through the roof. Ammo prices soared but never came back down after the bottom fell out. Current buying frenzy is keeping prices afloat.

    Someone pointed out Cheaper Than Dirt is trying to sell Wolf for $18/box. Yikes. I emailed them about their typo...we'll see what the response is.
     
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    i just came from a shop (On Target in Kalamazoo Mi)that had CASES of 500 stacked up 3 rows deep about 5 feet tall. i think it has more to do with knowing your market, and ordering stock accordingly. he also had AT LEAST 30 AR-15'S there.
     
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    I'm not worried - there IS ammo to be had, but the largest distributors are selling for the highest price the market will bear (as well they should)
     
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    Cheaper Than Dirt hasn't been cheap in years haha.
     
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    That's a riot. Who in the name of Mikhail Kalashnikov pays $18 for a twenty round box of steel-cased 7.62x39? Anybody want to confess?
     
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    The price of materials has come down, so they can't use that as a reason any longer.

    I just bought 1000 rounds of Wolf for $4.99 a box of twenty. They got two thousand rounds in and I got half. I guess I should have bought it all.:banghead: That signifies to me that the dealer cost hasn't gone up, just that a lot of big box interweb sellers are taking advantage of their customers. I have to give credit to Aim Surplus. They had Wolf in a couple of weeks ago for $4.99 a box of twenty and it sold out quickly. I've done some business with these guys and they seem like good people.
     
  23. crazy-mp

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    3 years ago you could have bought the same thing for around $40.00 like some of us did :neener:
     
  24. GregGry

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    Ok lets think here...

    If a manufacture was selling a box of 9mm for 10$, and that was enough to cover costs and profits, then they are doing good. The 10$ box will be marked up every time it changes hands, so who knows what the final price is.

    Now ammo is subject to the price of materials. Since Brass, tin, copper, lead, etc are what make up most of the cartridge, if you double the cost of the materials you are going to likely eliminate a companies profit on a 10$ box of ammo which they were previously making profit on at that price. You might even put them into the red, which means that it is costing them money to produce the item, which is bad. So they raise the price to a higher number so they can return to profit again.

    It wasn't just the cost of materials going up, but the cost of everything (shipping, increases in expenses for companies, etc) that drove costs up. Now that metal is down, that would dictate ammo would drop in price(although they likely already paid for a considerable amount of material they have to recoup costs from). However that is assuming the demand for the product went down as the price went up. Well the demand has been going through the roof despite the high price. Why would a company sell a product for less when they will sell out of it at the price they have it at? That would suggest they sell for an even higher price and control their inventory/stock so they don't run into a saturated market where they can't sell their products at all.

    I think the prices go to 20$ a box of 20 rounds of 9mm due to the cost of doing business (aka the cost of materials, shipping, overhead, profit, etc) and they have stayed there/risen due to demand.
     
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