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Best place for bulk ammo .308/ 7.62

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by conklinjeremy, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. conklinjeremy

    conklinjeremy PDX Member

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    I just got a Socom and need to build up a pile of ammo.... What is the most affordable/reliable place to shop? I'm hoping to spend around .45-.50 per round. Buying 500 at a time. CTD is out of all their surplus rounds.
    There are a lot of Internet sites, but can they be trusted?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't know about .308, but for 7.62 x 39, if you're hoping to pay that much per round then you're hoping to pay about twice the current going rate.
     
  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Classic Arms sells .308 for $0.37 per round, and their 7.62 x 39 about $0.21 per round. This is before shipping of course.
     
  4. djm68

    djm68 Portland, OR Member

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    I have some .308/7.62 surplus; German made, very high quality, .50/round.

    *edit* my surplus 308 is spoken for!

    Cheers,
    DJM
     
  5. branson4020

    branson4020 Forest Grove, OR Active Member

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    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com
    I've dealt with these guys and always been happy. They have Wolf, Brown Bear, Privi Partisan at the price your looking for.
     
  6. conklinjeremy

    conklinjeremy PDX Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. DJM I'd take 600 rounds if your willing to part with them.
    I will send you a PM with my info.
     
  7. djm68

    djm68 Portland, OR Member

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    The best bet for ammo these days is the local gun show. IMO. Entrance is not cheap, but less than shipping if you buy in bulk. My shooting partner and I go and buy quite a bit. Unfortunately, as of late, no more surplus .308 -- pretty much, that stuff is just about gone as nations dump the last of their old surplus. We have had good luck with BVAC once fired brass: I shoot from an HK91, my buddy a Socom 16.

    Cheers,
    DJM
     
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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    djm68 Portland, OR Member

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    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I have some Privi FMJ 145gr M80 7.62X51 - (308 Winchester)BRAND NEW MANUFACTURE!! This ammo in NOT MIL SURP! It is brand new 2010 production, BOXER PRIMED, NON-CORROSIVE. The brass is fully reloadable. Packed 20 rounds per box and 200 rounds per factory sealed clear plastic pack. THE BULLET IS COPPER JACKETED, NOT STEEL. I have 400 rds left $220.00 for it all if your interested let me now.
     
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    x1hunter89 gresham oregon Active Member

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    WeldonHunter Louisiana Active Member

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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I just got 500 rounds for $217 otd at the monroe gun show.
     
  14. djm68

    djm68 Portland, OR Member

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    Awesome deal. Info about the ammo? New? Reloads?
     
  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Precision ammo 145gFMJ but it has zinc plated steel cases.
    I do need to get some with brass for reloading.
    Or some 308 brass??????;)
     
  16. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    It's time to reload, even buying brass. Brass @ $60/1000 = 6 cents divide by 6 reloads = 1 cent per shot. Bullets 19 cents. Wolf primers (work great, non corrosive) 2 cents or CCI 3 cents. Powder 10 cents. Total = 32 cents per round.

    I haven't shopped hard for bullets lately so there may be better deals out there. I paid 14 cents last time but I don't remember where.