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Where do you buy your bulk ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by InkEd, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. InkEd

    InkEd Member

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    I am now to the point in my shooting hobbies that buying ammo in bulk (1000rds) at a time in certain calibers makes sense. (I do not reload or want to start reloading either.) I want to know what kind of deals you guys are finding on bulk practice ammo.
     
  2. mdm3

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    SGAmmo.com usually has pretty competitive deals and they are good to deal with.
     
  3. MoscowMike

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    A good place to check for on-line deals is http://gun-deals.com/

    They depend on users to post prices, but if you enter your zip they will also give you a shipping estimate. That can make a real difference.

    Some vendors will only ship adult signature required. If you want to have them leave it on your porch, that can be a problem.

    - Mike
     
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    I just placed a fairly large order with these guys: http://www.LuckyGunner.com/

    FWIW their "bulk" ammo means 25k rounds or more in one shipment.
     
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    natchezss.com
     
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    Another +1 on gun-deals.com. Just click the ammo deals tab and you can sort by total price per round to find the cheapest. I always check there before going to shows since people like to rip you off at gun shows these days.
     
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    The_Armory.com
     
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    Ammoman
    Cheaper Than Dirt
    AIM Surplus

    Depends who's got what in stock and at what prices.
     
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    Midway............
     
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    +1 on SGAmmo.
     
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    +1 to ammoman. Always free shipping.
     
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    Joshua M.:
    That site "ammoengine" has some choices, but have you compared it with "Ammo-seek"? This one seems to have more choices for .303 British.
     
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    What I've found is that buying ammo online doesn't always save you money.

    It all depends on where you live because of shipping costs, and how much the online vendor is selling the ammo for.

    I've found that in many cases, either I'm paying more than wal mart prices, or I'm only saving at most, like $20 per thousand.

    That's not enough of a savings for me unless I was buying a thousand rounds a month. But if I'm only shooting up a thousand rounds every 4 months, I'm only saving 5 bucks a month. I'd rather just buy it locally if it's available.......
     
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    I try not to give in to Wallie World, so I usually go with one of the online vendors usually Midway or Cheaper than Dirt. If I cannot buy it from one of the LGS in my area. Been having quite the time with dud rimfire ammo from the LGS lately, though. My next purchase will be back online.
     
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    sportsmansguide.com is pretty good
     
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    I've gone through this website:

    http://ammoseek.com/

    They aren't dealers themselves but I really like their search engine.
     
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    I believe the OP asked.

    Where do you buy your bulk ammo ?

    Not how do you find ammo ?

    I get most of mine at Midway, because I can drive there & get it & usually get it cheaper than the advertized price, because I know the manager. We are shooting buddies, he makes more money off me than the average buyer because I buy more ammo.
     
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    Thank you gentlemen. The shipping cost does often negate the savings on it. However, it looks like sometimes there is enough savings ($50+) to make it worthwhile.
     
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    bulk ammo for?

    match shooting

    plinking

    personal defense practice

    massive hog slaughter


    ??
     
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    I said "practice ammo." Basic FMJ type stuff.
     
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    Shipping is not all that bad when you deal with the right seller.
    In the end when I have purchased lots of 500 to 1,000 rounds I have never paid more than $12-$22.00 for shipping.
    It beats Texas 8.25% sales Tax on the items purchased and I wont buy if the ammo is not priced low to begin with such as the Natchez e-mail I just received.
    Example PMC 9mm fmj for $9.79 a box.
     
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    That is the thing, sales tax versus shipping and the two tend to run about the same depending.
     
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