Post By patri0t
September 11th, 2013 10:04 PM
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.
A 9mm might expand but a .45acp never shrinks.
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September 11th, 2013 10:30 PM
I just got 1000 rds of blazer brass 9mm for 318 from rare ammo it was on gunbot 30 minutes ago
September 11th, 2013 10:32 PM
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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September 12th, 2013 07:57 PM
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.
What a bunch of sissies.
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September 12th, 2013 08:17 PM
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.
I shop by 'per-round' price, myself.
September 14th, 2013 01:25 AM
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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September 14th, 2013 08:03 AM
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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September 14th, 2013 10:35 AM
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.
Originally Posted by oldman45
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