Ammo Shortage

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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby Challenger » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:28 am

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Ok, I'm not really on the up and up on the cost it takes to build a bullet, but question for everyone.  I have both a smooth bore and rifled slug guns....I can get slugs for my smooth bore for average cost of less than $1 a round.  Jump to my sabot slugs for my rifled gun, and every time I shoot, I'm throwing $5 give or take out the window.  Any ideas on this?


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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby Wolf River Hunter » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:44 am

I actually carry two guns into the woods with me. I have my Remington 1100 with a smoothbore and loaded with the cheap sluggers and I have my H&R Ultra loaded with 3" Buckhammers and pick the gun according to the situation. I have a short walk and a spaciuos blind for sitting so I take both with me for that. I take the 1100 when I am driving and the H&R when I'm posting.

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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby Challenger » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:03 am

If enough is good, more is better


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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby mightyfofaad » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:10 am

Looking for .223 ammo @ $7.29 a box? Well, go to Cheaper than Dirt HERE by midnight 2/14/10 & buy as much as you like via their website.

I buy most of my ammo at MidwayUSA & Cheaper than Dirt. They usually have the best supplies & prices
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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby Ohio farms » Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:43 am

Finding 38 sp that are NOT hollow points has been near impossible for the last few months.
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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby mightyfofaad » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:00 am

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Finding 38 sp that are NOT hollow points has been near impossible for the last few months.

MidwayUSA.com has them. CLICK HERE

My favorite .38 is around 158 gr, all lead, semi-wadcutter. Makes a beautiful hole in paper or flesh.
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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby mag30079 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:53 am

"Cheaper then dirt" has been the best place for me, there prices are awesome.

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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby Ohio farms » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:28 am

Thanks.  I'll check there.
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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby GTOHunter » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:10 pm

One VERY Important thing to consider....when buying shells/ammunition on-line/over the internet is the companies that advertise cheaper prices in shells stick it to You for shipping and handling fees! [:@] [&:]


It has been tough finding any shells around here all year and especially up to and after Rifle Deer Season,its a good thing I bought a few extra boxes of shells over the past 2 years leading up to the 2009 Deer Season.Like what was mentioned earlier...everyone was panicing that we would be taxed more for buying shells and guns would be harder to purchase,I went to Wal-mart one evening and an older Gentleman was there in the Sporting Goods section,we started talking about how hard is was to find shells and he says he was just checking to see what shells were re-stocked and how he was "OK" for now since he bought over a $1,000.00 worth already........You would think he was stock piling for a dang War?No wonder the everyday Hunter couldn't find a box of shells to save his life! [8|]


The prices for 30-06 shells were around $20.00-$26.00 a box,the Hornady .243 shells were over $25.00 for 100 grain shells and any of the Magnum or WSM shells were $35.00 to $40.00 a box. Yikes!!!!! [:(]

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RE: Ammo Shortage

Postby mightyfofaad » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:34 am

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The prices for 30-06 shells were around $20.00-$26.00 a box,the Hornady .243 shells were over $25.00 for 100 grain shells and any of the Magnum or WSM shells were $35.00 to $40.00 a box. Yikes!!!!! [:(]

Yikes ... did you say Yikes? How bout $140 a box, or $7 a cartridge for 30-378 Weatherby Mag/Ammo. At that price, if you shoot something ... you dig the bullet out ... hammer it straight ... and re-use it! [8D]

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