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Before You Load Up On Rifle Ammo...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ari3sgr3gg0, Jul 26, 2011.

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  1. Ari3sgr3gg0

    Ari3sgr3gg0 Member

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    Really check prices, while I was reviewing my purchase on ammunitiontogo(love them for my mosin ammo) I saw $25 for 120 sks rounds, I'll get some of those too. After doing a bit of math though I realized my $4.84 20 pack of ammo was actually the much better buy(I get employee discount and that's why it's so cheap). My cost per bullet from Wal Mart it $0.24 a round :D but at atg after you add in shipping chargers it's $0.30 a round per 120 or $0.28 a round per 640. Just my findings for something if you get a discount at a store that sells ammo. after shipping comes into play suddenly things get much more expensive :(
     
  2. Mike1234567

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    RE: Shipping Costs; It's "usually" less costly when one buys larger quantities.
     
  3. NWCP

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    I always buy in quantity off the internet. By quantity I mean 500-1000 rounds, or more at a time. Even then you have to look at overall cost. While there are instances that Cheaper Than Dirt actually has the best price going with a specific round including shipping (they charge shipping fees) ammoman.com pays shipping to your door. That can save quite a bit of money in the long haul. I only mention those two vendors because I have had more dealings with both and have yet to have had a bad experience with either. Shipping 40+ lbs of ammo is expensive any way you go.
     
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    So, the moral of the story is to get a job a Walmart?
     
  5. Mike1234567

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    Uhh... no.
     
  6. Ignition Override

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    Jeff56:
    Do you suspect that the on-line rumors since March, that ammo prices (at several distributors) would jump 15% by May induced people to clean out Ammoman's entire supply of Wolf x39 months ago?

    Maybe he is holding back, waiting for competitors' prices to rise?
     
  7. Ari3sgr3gg0

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    Haha I'd never recommend that unless your options were really slim pickings(paycheck, even smaller, is a paycheck). Just saying if you have people who work at any place that sells ammo a discount makes a big difference when ammo shopping. Never been to ammo man so I'm going to have to visit there now :)
     
  8. Get R Done Guns

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    There are plenty of places that ship cheap or free. Yes shipping can hurt but just pass the non flat rates up. That is where they nail ya! :)
     
  9. SentinelStrategic

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    I've always wondered why people buy 100 or 200 rounds at a time online. Unless it's a very difficult or expensive load to get, like .338 Lapua or .300 Win Mag Match ammo or .260Rem match, etc, there should be no reason to be buying in such a low quantity online if your goal is simply to save money. As already pointed out, the savings comes in the bulk. I recently bought 2 cases of 5.56 online for $598. Shipping set me back $24. If I had bought the ammo for the same price locally, sales tax would have cost me $43.50. Basically, I saved $19.50.
    Shipping costs me $12/case, whereas state sales tax costs me $21.75/case.
    And that's just for where I shop. There are some places where shipping is free if you get a case or more. I do most of my shopping with PalmettoStateArmory.com. However, some places tend to be more expensive as well.

    ATG.com tends to have higher shipping costs. If you want a place to buy AK/SKS ammo, go to AIMSurplus.com. They sell it for around $.18/rd, or $0.17/rd if you buy it by the case. After shipping is included, their ammo is around $0.19/rd.
    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A76239Yugo&name=Yugoslavian+7.62x39+123grn+FMJ+15rd+box&groupid=39
     
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