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My rifles are hungry! Need help locating cheap surplus rifle ammunition

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by leadcounsel, Jun 19, 2007.

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  1. leadcounsel

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    Looking mainly for .308 for PTR91 .308 Enfield and 8mm for C&R Bolt rifles. Seems like about $1 per round everywhere I look for the .308, and .25 cents per round for the 8mm. Both are very high prices.
     
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    AIM Surplus has some Romanian 8mm Mauser surplus from the 1970s, about 19-20 cents per round, not including shipping.

    Not sure about surplus .308 -- after the South African stuff started drying up, it's been hard to find (at least for me). I just scrounge brass and reload it myself. Much cheaper in the long run, particularly with common calibers like .308.

    J&G Sales has Federal American Eagle .308 for about 65 cents per round, not including shipping. They also have 8mm Mauser, but it's above your price range.

    Cheers!
     
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    Ummm.....no! Both Dillon and Lee are a good value, you just have to realize that you are getting what you pay for.

    Seriously, you should consider reloading. If you have the brass, you can reload .308 exactly how you want it for 30 to 50 cents per round.
     
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    IIRC midway was selling Winchester .308 for $99 for 200 rounds...
     
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    Nomad, the key word there is was.
     
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    WOW.. Hey, for $1 a round... I'll sell!:D
     
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    The Idea of reloading sounds interesting but honestly I don't have the time or energy to start another "hobby" or really the interest in collecting more "hobby equipment"

    I already have too many hobbys and too much sporting goods. My house looks like The Sports Authority as it is!

    So, reloading aside, where's the best place to buy surplus ammo. I know it's all drying up.
     
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    Yes I have 2,000 rounds of it and won't fire it until they get more in stock thank god I have another 1,000+ rounds of Remington UMC .308 to shoot and a couple of hundred rounds of Federal 150/165 grain .308 vital-shok.
     
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    You guys are delusional if you think the price is ever going down to what it WAS. Reloading is the only affordable option.

    Don
     
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    Mil surp 308 bullets = $70/1000 = $.07 per round
    Graf's 308 brass = $20/100 (assume 5x reloads) = $0.04 per round
    Primers = $.025 per round
    Powder = $0.12 per round
    Time = it's an enjoyable hobby so I consider it zero
    Equipment = amortized across all 19 calibers I reload for so I'm not counting it

    Mil-spec reloaded 308 ~$0.255 per round
     
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