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Appropriate market price for Makarov ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by David_H, Jan 6, 2013.

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  1. David_H

    David_H Member

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    I purchased my first handgun in many years last September, a Makarov, and I am wondering what is an appropriate market price I should be paying for the 9x18mm ammo? I live in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Thanks!
     
  2. PabloJ

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    Fifty pack of quality mil-spec Novosibirsk cost about $12 at LGS and little less if ordered in bulk. That was before hoards:rolleyes: beseeched gun shows, gun shops, internet retailers like Russians used to do to meat markets in old Soviet Union.
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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    Yeah it was about $13-15 a box. No telling what it is now.

    Which Mak did you get, Russian, Bulgarian, ??
     
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    I buy Brown Bear from J&G for about $11.95 per 50.
     
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    Thanks, everyone. @M2Carbine, it's Hungarian.
     
  8. M2 Carbine

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    David, your gun is a Hungarian PA63 (I have one). Not a bad gun but not a Makarov.

    The PA63 is second row center.
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    My PA63 has been awesome.

    They're good guns IMO, just stay clear of surplus 9x18 ammo as I've had constant issues with unreliable priming with said ammo. The strikes were good on the primers but the rounds failed to go off. The ones I'm complaining about I believe come in 18 round packs.

    Modern manufactured ammo has been perfectly reliable in it.
     
  10. David_H

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    Yes, it s a PA-63. I was doing some homework last night when I discovered this. I have seen it commonly called a Makarov, but now realize it is similar, but not the same. Is it still comparable to a Mak as far as ruggedness and accuracy?

    And I did manage to find some ammo for it at $15 per 50 count box, so I bought 500 rounds.
     
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    I have a Mak and a PA-63. The PA-63 is lighter
    and has a nicer trigger. The Mak would take a
    beating much better, though.
     
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    I get Brown Bear at my local shop in the PDX metro for $10.99/50. Of course, he hasnt had it for the past 2-3 weeks.
     
  13. antiquus

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    Fear not, your PA is a faithful copy of a Walther to the point where several parts will interchange. Being good commies at the time, they didn't pay much attention to bourgeois concepts like patents.

    Not a bad deal for the money to say the least.
     
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