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Best place to buy .223 or 5.56 ammo in Portland area?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by scott_see, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Member

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    I need to buy 1,000 rounds of .223 or 5.56 ammo by this weekend. Where is the best place to shop? I'm not looking for junk. Just a good value.

    Thanks!
    Scott
     
  2. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check the classifieds. User df662 in Hillsboro has 420ct cans at $175, and bulk 500ct at $200 of Federal XM855 5.56 62gr.

    Great guy, and it's a really good price.

    -Careful though if you are going to a range. Likely those rounds are not allowed-
     
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  3. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Member

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    Quite right. I need XM193.
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Bi mart.

    Cabelas has a deal with a mail in rebate Joe Link posted earlier today in the 'Great Deals' section.
     
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    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you end up in a real bind & can't find any at a decent price...

    I can let go of a case of PMC 5.56 55gr FMJ XM193 at cost $355. Cased-50 boxes of 20.

    I'll be in Clackamas picking up some steel targets Friday 9-930ish am.
     
  6. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Jees, that cabelas deal is really good. Thanks!
     
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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    The Wife has instructions to check the Local ammo outlets and pick up any 5.56 she finds under .50cents a round. We got two cases of xm193 and m855a1 so I think we will stop now! Check Sportsmans and Bi-mart locally, usually they have a pretty good sale now and then!
     
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  8. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just ordered 2 cases from Cabelas. They might have a case worth in store, dunno. Mines shipped to store & it says 5-7 days.

    Checked the safe: I have 1 case of PMC .223 55gr FMJBT. 1 could sell that to the OP for $303. I calculated in the $100 rebate across the 2 I just bought & this case. I didn't include anything I paid for shipping.

    There's no sense you should get hosed on price.
     
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  9. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wow, alright, that's not bad, just pulled the trigger on 500.

    Works out at 35c a round before the rebate and including the shipping with the code, which still works, giving $5 shipping.
    If i get the rebate, 25c/round.

    I have had Remington rebates before, it's a bit of a pain, but they did come through.
     
  10. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The rebate also has seperate limits for pistol & the "core-lokt" brand.
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, read the rebate info, it has a max amount, in this case, it'd be max of 20 boxes of 50 rnds.
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well this sucks, just got an email from Cabela's this morning that the stuff i ordered (whilst in stock) is on back order until late September.....

    Guess that means no rebate on that!
     
  13. Camelfilter

    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Read your post, and just checked my e-mail. They cancelled that portion of my order...

    I'll have to keep a closer eye on Joes good deals thread!
     
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    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Weird, they must have had a problem with their online stock info, mine still says backordered, but i don't think i want it without the rebate, i replied asking to halve the order amount.
     
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    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah, weird. When I ordered yesterday the sight said in stock & afterwords emailed the ship to store would be ready in 5 - ?7 days.

    The email today titled "your order is ready for pickup"...after I read your post. Then I see they just canceled that portion...it's not really worth it without the rebate to me.

    SG ammo has 5.56 PMC at or less than Cabelas .223 price. It's the shipping that's the hassle (someone has to be home etc)-SG's shipping price is extremely reasonable though.
     
  16. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Member

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    So I ended up at Walmart and got 10 boxes of Federal 223 55 Gr FMJ, the 100 round value packs, at $37.44. Did I way overpay?
     
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    Camelfilter Salem Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Doesn't matter, you needed it for the weekend.

    Edit, adding: to expand on my abrupt thought above. I have often suffered buyers remorse in the past (cars, hobby stuff, silk items in foreign countries etc etc). I don't do that anymore.

    Could you have saved some money? Yeah. Could you have saved some money AND had it for this weekend to use at your outing? Extremely unlikely. What's your time worth? You would have had to reschedule a weekend outing etc etc to have some shipped to you. So in the bigger picture you still saved money...
     
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  18. scott_see

    scott_see White Salmon, WA Member

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    Yes, exactly. Now here's something strange. I can't find this ammo on the Federal website. I'm guessing it's a Walmart only product that maybe they're not very proud of?
     
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    scott_see White Salmon, WA Member

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  20. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Places like Walmart are able to get 'exclusive' packaging options, in this case an 'odd' numbered 'value pack' - 100 rounds is not a regular number for to be packaged as in the gun world, however in the regular joe world, 100 is a nice round number.