Quantcast

I need some advice on a potential course of action

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by daniel craig, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    I apologize if this fits better in the buy sell trade area but I wanted to come ask y'all's opinions I have a Yugo M57 and I'm finding a hard time buying ammo for it. It's not really that affordable and hardly anybody in my state carries it so I have to get it shipped blah blah blah... I was trying to trade it for a lever action or semi-auto rifle but part of me still wants to keep it.

    Well just now I got offered $300 for it would you take that transaction? Would you keep it and just save up for some ammo or would you hold out for someone who wants to trade?
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020 at 7:20 PM
  2. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    6,584
    Location:
    Arizona
    Big question I guess is how far does 300 get you into the lever or semi-auto gun you want?

    The problem is that the 57 is a known to you and you have not yet firmly delineated what you'd replace it with if the opportunity arose.

    In any case, 300 sounds decent to me if you don't want to order-in ammo when prices and availability return to normal

    Todd.
     
  3. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    I would ideally like to trade it for an SKS or some other such rifle. SKS I've been able to find anywhere is 399, so getting 300 for this pistol gets me most of the way there.

    Availability of ammo has been scarce even before this whole panic buying thing happened. It's about twice to twice and a half the cost of 9mm before shipping and since none of my local stores have it there's never any sales. I guess it comes down to the fact that I'm too much of a cheap bastard at this point in life to feed it.

    It's a great shooter and I personally think the round itself is a great round and I wish it was more popular but I just don't think it is and I don't think it's going to become popular anytime soon.
     
    ugaarguy and ApacheCoTodd like this.
  4. Obturation
    • Contributing Member

    Obturation Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,489
    Location:
    Northern illinois
    Boarhunter likes this.
  5. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
  6. Obturation
    • Contributing Member

    Obturation Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2018
    Messages:
    1,489
    Location:
    Northern illinois
    If you love it, $1000 doesn't buy it.
     
  7. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Messages:
    13,046
    I'd take the $300 and order an SKS - https://www.classicfirearms.com/chinese-sks-rifle-762x39/. Or get a Star BM if you want a surplus handgun in regular ole 9x19 - https://www.jgsales.com/star-bm,-9mm-luger,-compact-semi-auto-pistol,-vg,-blued,-used.-p-85501.html. Or buy one of the recent glut of LE trade in .40 S&W Glocks, that are going for around $300, and just get some ten round mags for it. Any of those would be cheaper and easy to get ammo for than your M57.
     
    Meeks36 likes this.
  8. herrwalther

    herrwalther Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2013
    Messages:
    5,343
    How long have you been looking for ammo for it? If it has been in the last month, lots of ammo retailers and suppliers are tapped out right now with the panic pandemic going on. So prices and stock are not going to reflect normal availability. I recommend you use ammoseek. I have found many hard to find calibers online with it.

    https://ammoseek.com/ammo/7.62x25mm-tokarev?sort=price
     
  9. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    The last 6 months. In general the prices aren’t too bad from sg ammo it’s the shipping added on that makes for a decently expensive purchase for me.
     
  10. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    Dang! Classic has the best price on an sks ive seen recently.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 6:57 AM
  11. Howland937

    Howland937 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2020
    Messages:
    143
    Location:
    South central Ohio
    A gun valued in the $300 neighborhood may not be the motivation you'd need...but have you contemplated loading your own ammo? It may take a while for the cost benefits to show up, but if it's a gun you like, it's worth considering. Unless dies are non existent...
     
  12. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    The expenditure it would take for me to get started isn’t worth the savings down the road. Especially with the limited selection of bullets available for this cartridge (Sierra is basically the only one who makes bullets that’ll work but they’re designed for the 30carbine) and with how little (not infrequently but I try to balance practice with budget). Eventually, when I have a better job and more money to play with I’ll experiment with reloading.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 10:16 AM
    Howland937 likes this.
  13. Howland937

    Howland937 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2020
    Messages:
    143
    Location:
    South central Ohio
    That's one thing I enjoy about shooting less "common" calibers. When you do find a place that carries your ammo (or supplies to make it), you're not fighting anyone for it.
     
    daniel craig likes this.
  14. Tallball

    Tallball Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2014
    Messages:
    4,166
    Electricmo likes this.
  15. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    20,857
    I would do what ugaarguy suggested and take the $300 and get yourself a nice SKS.
     
  16. Mr. Zorg

    Mr. Zorg Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2019
    Messages:
    210
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2020 at 6:36 PM
    Boarhunter likes this.
  17. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    The buyer may have made the decision for me me....seems like he disappeared. Anyone want to replace him?
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020 at 7:19 PM
  18. Electricmo

    Electricmo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2020
    Messages:
    101
    I just sold my Tok and bought a SKS from classic. Best trade ever!
     
    Meeks36 and brunowbe like this.
  19. Mr. Mosin

    Mr. Mosin Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2019
    Messages:
    589
    You like the pistol, why not buy a new Zastava M70 (I think it is) ? Same gun, but in 9x19mm
     
  20. MI2600

    MI2600 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    Western Michigan
    Better yet, look for a Zastava 88A, which is a smaller version in the TT33 style, in 9mm.
     
  21. SeanSw

    SeanSw Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,116
    Location:
    Illinois
    It's a good deal for the seller if you can get an easy $300.
     
  22. Sovblocgunfan

    Sovblocgunfan Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,057
    It’s for sale in the classifieds on this forum.

    i looked hard at it. Nice pistol, but i dont really want to add another caliber.
     
  23. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,954
    Location:
    Sullivan County PA
    Sounds to me like you have the first blooming symptom of "gun buyer/trading syndrome". Give way or you'll never be cured.
     
    daniel craig likes this.
  24. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    Right!?
     
  25. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Western NY
    Apparently I can’t. The guy ghosted.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice