I have been looking for some 7.62x54r for over a week. Signed up with SGammo to be alerted if they got some in. Got the email at 4 this afternoon(CST), they had 180 crates. I snagged one right away, as of now they were at 59 crates left. Can’t find any shotgun slugs in any quantity either. Luckily my gun guy has 5 more 50 round boxes of 9mm for me to pick up Monday.
Mary B I see the shortages as a catch as catch can situation. I ordered 4 600 round cans of 7.62X39 Back ordered for now but should be in within the month. Good price too. Much of what I order is on Sportsmansguide.com cheaperthandirt.com, USAAMMO.com and CDDN. Magazines are tricky too I’ve seen prices from $25 per 30 round 223 mag at cheaperthandirt to $80 plus for AK and SKS magazines.
I stocked upon mags, AK, AR and Uzi at the last Nevada gun show in Nov but missed the December show due to snow storm. I heard the crowds were 10 deep. I like the Centurion shotgun rounds with a .65 in miniball and 6 buckshot. Huge kick but it holds a tight group to 10 years and the miniball has almost no ballistic drop at 25 yards. it’s my ‘go to’ gun with a Winchester brush model.
I expect that this Feinsteinian gun grab shake and bake fiesta will blow over and prices will drop back, much like they did in the past. Its like silver—spikes to $50, drops to $26 I would not have been a seller at the peak but I would like a bandit at the bottom. Good hunting on the ammo.
PS is the 7.62×54 like the 308 round and what sort of gun does it fit.
Talking to my neighbor yesterday who got back from last gun show. He informed me a box of 223 was selling for $70, box of 20. I happened to buy this particular brand/box earlier this year for $18. Hornandy 75 gr,
Ordered 500 rounds Black Hills 223 a month ago, said it would be possibly third week in Jan before they are available. I told this sales rep to please call when avail for I may want to double my order. She complied. The majority of my 223 is Black Hills.
For once I feel a little ahead of the curve, making consistent purchases the last four years. Now I focus on the shiny.
AG is correct (again), CTD is good place, ordered many a box from them, various calibers. Just shop. I picked up majority of buckshot from local sportsman dealer, heavy duck loads from Rogers in MO, some boys like Natchez in MS.
Mary B Back in the day I dabbled in reloading. The problem in living in an apartment coupled with my ineptitude with explosives made me realize that this was not a good idea. You farm and grow your own food. How about growing your own ammo? The wackos in WA are ginning up some potential ammo laws. Just last Thursday, Jan 3, there are a few anti ammo bills floating through the Senatorial Sewers. Shotgun reloads? The cost of gun powder, shells, primers and shot? Would home growing your slug shells etc Would that work out and be economical. Some of the OO and slugs are 30 per 1 oz of silver.
The MG is a good gun. 50 million Russian soldiers couldn’t be wrong. Powerful and accurate IMO.
I have a Mauser K98k, 8mm, and I think it’s also a close cousin to the 30-06. It’s tough to zero and ammo is a buck a pop but it’s never been on the Bradar (Brady act radar). That makes it a good hillbilly blaster.
I checked with Sportsmansguide on my order of 7.62×39 Delivery is slated for Feb 4, a 5 week turnaround and 4 weeks longer than normal. Price for the order not guaranteed so I cross my fingers. 223 and 223 magazines. 2 month turnaround on order fulfillment. Prices remain the same but there is no ironclad guaranty on prices during order wait time.
I have looked at reloading but getting setup is beyond my budget. I know long term it may pay off but right now I don’t have the $400 it would take to do it right. I have bought from cheaper than dirt, I looked all over online for slugs and came up zero. My gun guy says he can get 100 for me for $1each and that would be 15-20 years deer hunting for me. I don’t need to practice every year once I know the shotgun. Reloading the 7.62x54r is a tossup when I can get 880 rounds for $185.
Sheepdog I don’t have anything that uses .223 so I have avoided the way overpriced panic buying there. My version of gun ownership is low cost. $329 for the Mossberg 500 with 28 and 18 1/2 inch barrels, $129 for my 9mm pistol, $140 for my Ruger 10/22, and $95 for the Mosin Nagant 91/30 (best sleeper hunting rifle out there)
" Look out in SW Minnesota and see how many big cities there are, I live in a town of 280 people, 2 nearest cities are 6k and 12k population. One has a "coin store" in the pawn shop. He wants $5 for a single dime. So I buy online and get what I can find cheap. And it is very rare to find dimes anyw... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" But a trial THEN an execution would scare the living bejeebers out of the rest of the traitors!
I cannot disagree with you Mary, but we did have a good showing from the patriots that stood
up to the BLM in person and took Bundy's cattle back! KEWL!!! "Reply To: BLM sells 29 oil and gas leases in Northern NV
" Government screwing the little guy, 52 ranchers forced out of business in Bundy's county. Huge area sold to the Chinese(sold OUR public land) and the tortoise area was Gold Butte, right smack where Bundy lives. Land worth $30million sold for $4.5million. BLM director is Reids ex chief advisor, R... "Reply To: BLM sells 29 oil and gas leases in Northern NV
" I am not planning on going to Minnesota anytime soon, too damn cold there...even in summer for a life long Texan :)
But I will keep that in mind...like I said above, the dimes and quarters are safe but I just think there are much better deals than eBay, only kinda kidding about the $1.75 deliv... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" PS: Mary is purchasing in bulk and her method is VERY SAFE, and applies to most stackers here @SD. Better to pass on what a collector would consider a "good buy" for a few singly slabbed coins, when you are stacking larger amounts for SHTF. Her rationale is solid for her situation. KISS Theory Ru... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" It is cool that you found an AU 1949-S in your purchase though!
And I do agree that the dimes and quarters are "safer" because they are too hard to produce in enough quantity, while making them good enough to pass w/o the ring test, much less with the ring test, because of the intricacies of ... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
" I hate to keep bagging on you MaryB, and I am really not, it is what you posted versus you as a person...the bet was Schiff vs Mish and they are BOTH wind bags, imho, as you probably think I am :)
I am not a troll but someone who hates to see people pay too much...look at my posts, I do the ma... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
I have quite a few dimes that I will sell you for $1.75 each, delivered :) That equates back to $25 spot...or you can take my Kilo Perth Kookaburra bet, I will take $15 and you can take $25 and the first one there... "Reply To: How off the mark am I? Or am I?
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