Where do you buy your ammo?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Shooter, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm looking for better prices than what I'm paying.

    Where are you getting your ammo from?

    I heard Cabelas will cut you a deal if you order over a certain amount, but I have not confirmed it.
     
  2. axxe55

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    centerfire rifles, except my 223 ammo, i reload for. sometimes i do buy some ammo for them, just to have the brass to reload. the 223 ammo for my AR, i generaly buy from my LGS for about $8 a box of 20.

    22lr i generaly buy at walmart, as i do some of my 9mm and 45. sometimes i order the 9mm, 40 s-w and 45 acp ammo from Midway. i reload for my 44 magnum pistol.

    specialty size 12ga ammo i order from Midway, general purpose 12ga, whatever is cheapest from walmart.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

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    Nine times outta ten...PA gun shows. I like to buy in bulk, and most times get cut a fair deal when I buy more than one case. I shoot quite a few different calibers...

    Once in a blue moon...Dick's Sporting Goods has hunting caliber / shotgun specials that I pick up on...

    Oops...can't forget Sportman's Guide...been a Buyers Club member for years. Not just ammo, but hunting supplies in general. Cabela's in Hamburg PA gets visited about 4x a year...I love just walking around that place !!
     
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  4. greyhawk50

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    I generally shop around but with the price of gas, mileage is often factored in.
    I like going to Gun Shows and they are always a good source for ammo.
    The Rim Fire ammo is bought at Wal-Mart because it is close and convenient.
    My Black Power Supplies generally come from Cabela's, Gander Mountain, Dunham's, Midway USA or Wal-Mart. I have more time than money so I often do the research ahead of time.
    I reload my own Center Fire Ammo and my Shot Shells.
    To keep the cost down, most of my range time is either Rim Fires or Black Powder.
     
  5. FOUR4D4

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    When I lived up north most of my ammo was purchased a Cabela's Dundee Mich. store.Now wally world ,gander mountain & gun shows
     
  6. Shooter

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    Did they give you discounts?

    I was up there the other day and they had ammo buckets for sale. A bunch of different calibers too.
     
  7. FOUR4D4

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    They had a card that would record your purchase and receive points,toward your next purchase.
     
  8. 28Shooter

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    I buy my ammo from Clyde's Sport Shop - a local family owned shop that is run by two brothers who were born, raised and still live in the neighborhood. I must confess that I do occasionally buy some of the oddball and bulk stuff mailorder.
     
  9. Yankeeintenn

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    for all you reloaders out there,I buy most of my components from WIDENERS SHOOTING SUPPLYin Johnson City,Tenn.Not the most selections but the best prices I have found by far anywhere and really good people to do business with.Just google Wideners Shooting Supply
     
  10. FOUR4D4

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    Hazmat fees will eat a hole in your pocket ordering online.My $.02 worth
     
  11. Shooter

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    That's better than nothing. It still seems that they could use that to track your ammo consumption but we don't have anything to hide.
     
  12. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    i don't have anything to hide! i reload my ammo!
     
  13. hp-hobo

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    There is no shipping HazMat fee on loaded ammo, only powder and primers.
     
  14. duster066

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    Yup me too, and I rarely load anything but lead I cast myself. It's SO much cheaper, and will get the job done. I've started to push my loads a bit, and it's time to size and install gas checks. Hate cleaning leaded barrels.
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    Give me your recipe fo 444, sorry about the thread hijack:(
     
  16. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    What little ammo I buy,I buy at Walmart or a Gun store.I reload most of mine.
     
  17. FOUR4D4

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    Im hoping to buy some 357 ammo for my Smith 686 this weekend
     
  18. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    sorry Four, that's super duper top drawer top secret information!:eek: :D

    i don't even seem to have that particular cartridge in my load books for some reason, or else i overlooked it. if i find something i will forward it to you though.
     
  19. bmarg

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    I get all my ammo from Fleet Farm. I think they are just in the midwest. From what I have seen they have the best prices for ammo. They have just expanded their sporting goods section at my fleet farm and have a lot more stuff. Also, all of fleet farms guns tend to be A LOT cheaper than bigger name stores such as Gander or Cabelas.
     
  20. tahoe2

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    wally world, big 5, and sportsmans warehouse for .22's & shotshell's, and I reload all my centerfire's or I couldn't afford to shoot.
    I get reloading components from the cheapest source, taking into account shipping costs as well.
    I don't spend less but I do shoot more for my buck !!
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