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I just ordered 1000 rounds of wolf 7.62x39 for my SKS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Redneck with a 40, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    Wolf 7.62 ammo is getting hard to come by.:mad: Midway is out, no backorder, natchez is out, no telling when they might get more. Sportsman's guide has some in stock, but only the 154 grain soft point. I ordered 1000 rounds of this stuff while I still can. The supply of this ammo is apparently getting very tight and the prices at my local gun store are rediculous, $6/20. I paid $170/1000 including shipping. Now I will have 1200 rounds on hand, if the supply dries up, even temporarily, I'll be okay for awhile.:D
     
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    $170 for 1000 rounds is not bad! What were you expecting?
     
  4. eastwood44mag

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    Back when, I got 1000 for less than $100 shipped.

    Course, that was 2 years ago, and it was Wolf FMJ.

    I miss those days.:(
     
  5. DMK

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    I'm glad I stocked up on it when it was $60-$80 for 1k! I have about 8 or 9k on hand, so I'll be OK for a while if the supply dries up.

    :neener:
     
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    Ammo prices 7.62x39

    Per 1000 without S&H as of 01/01/2007

    Cheaper than dirt isn't, it's 184.50 without s&h

    Aim has it for 149.95

    Widners 149.95

    Outdoor marksman $189.50

    Ammunition store OUT

    Midway US commercial only, import stuff is out.

    Cabellas is 199.99

    J&G $169.90
     
  8. Juna

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    What's it going for at gun shows? Anyone seen any lately?

    Also, anyone have a phone # for AIM?
     
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    There was almost none at the last Indy 1500, what was available was too expensive coming close to commercial in price.

    The next Indy 1500 is January 12th and I'll be picking up some if it's a good price.
     
  10. DMK

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    I'd go with that Tiger from AIM. It's probably better than Wolf anyway if the same as the stuff from about four years ago.

    http://www.aimsurplus.com/

    888-748-5252
     
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    I picked up a 1000 rnds of Wolf Military Classic at the gun show in Phoenix, AZ in December for about $160.00
     
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    7.62 ammo

    centerfire systems's got wolf 1g/154$$
     
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    Please post a link to the centerfire ammo, the only ones directly off their page are higher than that.
     
  15. MechAg94

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    The last Real Gun Show in Pasadena, TX had quite a bit. These guys used to have a lot of SA .308 also, but not much of that left.
    At the other show at the same place, one guy had Wolf including some 5.45. Price was around $160, maybe $170 per case.
     
  16. ZeSpectre

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    Picked up 1k rounds of wolf at a gunshow recently for about the same price. Since I don't shoot my SKS all that much it should last me a LOOOOONG time.
     
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    The best way to stop belly aching about ammo prices is to take up reloading.
     
  18. Shoney

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    Please tell me where I can find reasonably priced reloadable brass and bullets for the 7.62x39
     
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    Picked up a case for $150 at a gunshow a couple months ago when supply was lower than it was now.

    I also got on a Sportsmans Guide backorder that lasted like 3 months for $130 a case. I have around 2500 left.
     
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    Reloading 7.62x39 ha ha funny. Tell me how do you retrive your brass? My AK, and SKS hurl the empties pretty damn far.
     
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    Not to mention how badly my SKS dings the case mouth turning it from an "O" shape to a "D" shape.
     
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    Reloading? For 7.62x39? Just where am I going to get affordable brass? 99% of all milsurp 7.62x39 is berdan primed and steel cased. Reloading steel cases really isnt all that big of a deal, but reloading berdan primed brass is insanely difficult and time consuming, not to mention the fact that berdan primers arent particularly plentiful and easy to find.

    I could buy commercial soft point bubba hunting ammo from Wal-Mart or somesuch and get a brass boxer primed case, but I'd have to pay nearly $1/round to get that. So the only other option is buying unfired and unloaded brass from someplace like MidwayUSA. Whats their price? $260 for 1000 Winchester virgin 7.62x39 brass. Yeah, right. Are you going to miraculously convert all those berdan primed cases into boxer primed?

    Then theres the issue of bullets. Ideally, you should shoot .310" bullets in 7.62x39. How much are those? $120 for 1000 Hornady 123gr FMJ bullets. You *CAN* shoot pulled milsurp .308" 147gr FMJs in a 7.62x39, but they are likely to be a lot less accurate and almost certainly wont shoot POA on a rifle thats sighted for standard 123gr. 7.62x39.

    Reloading for 7.62x39 just isn't that feasible, even at the current crazy prices of Russian steel cased ammo.
     
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    I bought about 500 rounds of Winchester AK ammo right after the prices went up a year or two ago. It was almost twice the going price at that time. Still is I think. I am not sure if that really helps much.
     
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    Interestingly though when I went to the store in person you could still get the 500 rds with plastic ammo box for $80.

    Academy's site also says they still sell Monarch for $2.86/20 ($143/1k) if you have one around.
     
  25. 1911JMB

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    Please tell me where I can find reasonably priced reloadable brass and bullets for the 7.62x39>

    I don't know the exact costs, but cabelas has everything you need. Granted it would be expensive to get the brass, but obviously the shells can be reloaded dozens of times, and you can even cast your own bullets if you really want to save some money.
     
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