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    Buying ammo in bulk

    Has anyone here attempted to buy ammo direct from the manufacturer or wholesale distributor?

    I am wondering if there are any laws that would prevent someone from buying direct and if a manufacturer such as Winchester would be willing to sell to an individual in amounts of say, 8-10,000 rounds.

    One supplier I contacted today is willing to sell in such volume but wanted more per round than what I can buy it from Walmart.

    I had a supplier early last year that was reasonable and cut some great deals on the ammo. A couple friends and I would split the ammo up as well as the cost. Life was great. During the last few months, he went out of business. Lately I have been hitting Walmart stores up for 150-300 rounds at a time and that is time consuming and not fuel efficient.
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    I just got 1000 rds of blazer brass 9mm for 318 from rare ammo it was on gunbot 30 minutes ago

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    Distributors generally are interested in repeat sales, not a one-time buy. Wal-Mart negotiates prices based on billions of rounds sold each year, and your quantity isn't even a decent fraction of a pallet load.

    Unless you go to work for an ammo distributor or have a close connection to one, I think you're better off with your current buying plan. Besides, you get to see all those fine folks you see on Walmart People.

    FWIW, before the Newtown debacle I could buy buy caseloads at the big gun shows for cheaper than Wal-Mart prices. Things are still a little nutty but the prices have started coming back down as of last weekend's Crossroads show in Phoenix.
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    I usually buy 1K rounds at a time. One time I bought 3K rounds with no repercussions. I have discussed with my shooting buddies how we could buy a pallet and split it. However, my buddies wanted me to be the one to order it.

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    For the past 10 years, I have only bought in bulk. Usually 1000 rounds per case with 1-6 cases on average.
    I just got 3 cases of Hornady last week. I would NEVER pay the retail price.

    Here are some companies that I use for Bulk Ammo Purchases (I've used most of these companies with A+ results):
    Some have case limits due to shortages, otherwise, they will send as many cases as you can afford.

    Ableammo.com
    Aimsurplus.com
    Ammobank.com
    Alamoammo.com
    Ammodirect.com
    Ammoman.com
    Ammonow.com
    Ammojunction.com
    Ammoseek.com
    Ammunitiontogo.com
    Ammossupplies.com
    Bulkammo.com Buymilsurp.com
    Cabelas.com
    Extreme-Impact-Ammo.com
    FreedomMunitions.com
    JGsales.com
    LuckyGunner.com
    Midwayusa.com
    Natchezss.com
    Palmettostatearmory.com
    SGammo.com
    Southernammo.com
    Southernohiogun.com
    Sportsmansguide.com
    Surplusammo.com
    Usaammo.com
    Wideners.com

    I shop by 'per-round' price, myself.
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    In that past, that was probably much easier to do and accomplish, and to find more willing to do it ... then you will now with the ammo supply issues of today.
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    I know a gun range that wants to buy ammo in quantities of 100,000 rounds plus,they are on a waiting list because regular customers have first dibs and it could be months,so unless you are planning to buy thousands of dollars worth and I'm talking $50,000 plus they won't even be interested OMOYMMV
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldman45 View Post
    Has anyone here attempted to buy ammo direct from the manufacturer or wholesale distributor?

    I am wondering if there are any laws that would prevent someone from buying direct and if a manufacturer such as Winchester would be willing to sell to an individual in amounts of say, 8-10,000 rounds.

    One supplier I contacted today is willing to sell in such volume but wanted more per round than what I can buy it from Walmart.

    I had a supplier early last year that was reasonable and cut some great deals on the ammo. A couple friends and I would split the ammo up as well as the cost. Life was great. During the last few months, he went out of business. Lately I have been hitting Walmart stores up for 150-300 rounds at a time and that is time consuming and not fuel efficient.
    My local Wal Mart had three 1000rd boxes of 5.56 ammo this morning. If I had wanted to drop $1491, I could have bought all three boxes (3000rds) under their three box rule.

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