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Old 04-12-2009, 07:31 AM
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Does anyone know where you can, or if you can get bulk 30-30 ammo online anywhere?
Old 04-12-2009, 07:39 AM
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http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemL...aspx?catid=545

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not at all. I just bought the last 20rd box at my local wally world. Im buying onesies and twosies where ever I can find them.
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My local Wal*Mart USED to have Federal blue box .30/.30 for around $9/box. Now, not so much. Like Dirtyape said, you may have to pick it up as you go along. You may want to check Cabelas' website because they carry bulk sporting rounds.
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Yea, I know about that site, and I looked there and at Sportsmans Guide, no bulk though. Just single boxes, I want to just buy a whole bunch at once for a deal and get it over with. I may have to just deal with it.

Oh, and I also have some ammo that is about 20 years old, would it still be good? It is from when I got the gun in 8th grade. Noplace to shoot it around here...
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That is a very questionable looking site there, what exactly is the point?

EDIT: a quick google search brought this up. I am looking.
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My best advise in the current "shortage" situation is to find some brass and load your own. I just started reloading a couple of years ago, but I have been saving brass for years. I can load for my 30-30's for under 30 cents per shot, and I don't believe you can even buy bulk ammo for that price.
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My best advise in the current "shortage" situation is to find some brass and load your own. I just started reloading a couple of years ago, but I have been saving brass for years. I can load for my 30-30's for under 30 cents per shot, and I don't believe you can even buy bulk ammo for that price.
It is not a good time to start reloading. Primers are getting to impossible to find.
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My local K-mart had American Eagle red boxes of soft point for $10, i bought about 5 boxes, went back and saw they put another 7 boxes out, I bought all of those too. No one ever seems to mention Kmart so I do not know if people go look there. they have all kinds of hunting rifle cartridges. .308 seirra game kings 165 gr for $19, since regular-run of the mill 147 gr FMJ is almost that much I bought a couple of boxes. Look everywhere and you will eventually find a good deal.
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It is not a good time to start reloading. Primers are getting to impossible to find.
I completely agree.
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As far as price deals, your local sporting goods store has often sales. I lately have seen only 170gr .30-30 remmington around. I try to buy 150gr remmington cor-lokt. It seems myself and people I know, the 150gr bullet tend to group better overall than the 170gr ones.

Reloading is not for everyone. If you do not shoot often, you can buy a lot of ammunition for the cost of intial supplies. If you shoot a ton, get some reloading supplies. 1000 rounds of .30-30 can be loaded for about 400-450 dollars. 1000 rounds new is about 750. It will take about 1000 rounds to break even, besides buying initial rounds or unfired brass to start with. I like RCBS's starter kit I have. I have purchased plently of boxes that were on sale for about $12 a box. A local mom n pop gun shop can get some ammo and put it aside for you IF you pay upfront. Find a reasonably priced place with friendly people and try to purchase from them mostly.

Also, you could just buy from a major catalog and wait until they come in from back order. Cabela's has a good reputation and is very honest with it's backorder times.

Your 20 yr old ammo is fine. If the ammo is not in the best shape, you accuracy will suffer a bit, if any. Ammo can last a long time. temperature fluctuations, excessive mechanical vibrations (like leaving them in a trunk of a car), and humidity can effect the performance on the powder (moisture and grain size). Whether you want to reload or not, save some if not all your brass.

With the policitcal mood towards guns and their severely poor financial shape and spending habits, purchase a good 22lr rifle and buy several cases of bricks. My opinion is their going to tax the snot out of ammo and their going to over regulate and require product liability insurance for gun shop owners. Your 20 buck box of 22lr may be 50 in the future. Those liberals think you only need 5 rounds for a hunting season, besides they don't want you hunting in their little picnic basket happy valley anyway.
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ouch...pricey



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Oh, and I also have some ammo that is about 20 years old, would it still be good?
It's probably fine .

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That is a very questionable looking site there, what exactly is the point?

EDIT: a quick google search brought this up. I am looking.

I still wonder what was the point, there was no bulk 30-30 and his prices are steep.
Actually I don't think I saw any 30-30.

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