Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by aerod1, Feb 18, 2006.
It has always been so cheap. Where did all of the Wolf go?
"People seem to forget...."surplus" just means EXTRA!!! Not ETERNAL!!
When it's all sold..surplus is gone! These days..you see it grab it!!
Because it WON't be available like it is now forever.....Wolf.
silver/brown bear are all current manufacture russian stuff...
NOT "surplus"...but it's priced close! Steel cased...."
Quoted from "Hankster" at missouricarry.com forums
Both my SKS's have been cold for about a month now......
I have plenty.Gander Mt. has it for $2.49 a box.
Except that Wolf 7.62x39 is not surplus.
There are a bunch of RUMORS from "Iraqi army contract" to "venezuala/Hugo chavez" "it got caught up in customs" etc. I have not seen anything that actually validates any of those rumors however, just speculation.
I tried asking wolf outright, but they just told me it would be available again in Dec, which it wasn't. It's around in little spurts here and there, and unfortunately is not near the 70-90 per case that we were paying only a year or two ago.
The demand has been rising due to all those THR members storing 1000's of rounds in their basements. Thanks guys and gals.
I have noticed for the last 6 months ammo has been gone from most of the major online and chain stores. You might want to try a gun show to get bulk, but those prices are going up as well. I did notice that my local chain store has got some in for 2.80ish a box/20 last week. Some of the gun shops are selling it for as high as 4.99/box.
One vendor had a couple of cases of Cheetah. I took half a case off his hands. Would have taken more if I had more money.
Last month, it was $80 for 500 rds. Ouch!
Glad I stocked up last year, and I wish I had bought even more.
www.Ammunitionstore.com they list 1000 rnd of wolf for $110.
(I'm glad I bought ARs instead of AKs.!! )
Dang, I was at a gun show today in Eastern NC and the cheapest there was going for $5.00 a box... By the way one guy has some Chinese 7.62x39 he was charging $15.00 a box for because he said it could not be imported anymore due to the way it was made. Anybody know anything about Chinese ammo?
I have a half case (sardine can) of steel core Chinese 7.62x39. It was banned from sale in the early Nineties. Too much penetrative power, evidently. Green label boxes, very plain design.
Actually, you think WOLF hasn't noticed that Americans shooting AKs and SKSs are buying up rediculous ammounts of that ammo.
Around where I'm at, you want WOLF 7.62x39mm it's all HP and it's 6.50
a box of 20!!!
One of two things.
Number one: WOLF dumped the market, and now is going to make a lot more money with wholesalers, stores, etc. charging much more, until someone begins to reasonably price some ammo to compete, and start a price war
The prices on metals have been going up. It is a distinct possibility that this rise in prices along with not much ammo is the result of WOLF having to pay more for raw materials.
Myself, my money is on #1, combined to there perhaps being some ammount of truth to the Venezuela, Iraq contract, but largely, WOLF is simply raising prices b/c of shortage in supply along with enormous demand.
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