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    Hey, I need people to tell me where they have found cheap ammo. I need to get at least 1000rnds for each of my weapons.

    I need 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, .38 spcl, 3" 12 ga, and .380 acp. I also need .22, but I'm not so concerned about the price on those.

    Mostly worried about getting 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, and .38spcl, as these are the weapons that I would rely on in a SHTF scenario.

    Also, what would I expect to pay for a good tactical shotgun?

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    Try Gallenson's in downtown SLC for the ammo. They carry military surplus stuff. Otherwise you can wait for the next Gun Show (September?) and find it there. Jus FYI, buying 1000 for all those calibers is going to cost you a pretty penny (~$600).

    As per the tactical shotgun, if cost were a factor (I'm assuming it is) I would get one of the Chinese shotguns from FBMG. For the price, you can't beat the performance. There's also the Saiga-12 which looks like an AK and has a 10 round mag - can't get that in another shotty! If you are looking to up the price/quality a bit, you can get a Mossberg 590 or Remington 870. Call FBMG and ask about their shotties though, as I recall they had a pretty sweet deal on their Chinese tactical guns.

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    You can also try online ordering for ammunition. I have found good pricing at Ammunition To Go.

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    The only bad part about trying to get ammo online is the fact that you need to pay for shipping on top of the price that you pay for ammo. Like the 9mm on that website is $177.00 or something close. With a $24 in shipping plus tax you are paying more then you would. I bought 1000 rounds of 9mm or $189 plus tax at rangemasters the other day. And if wasn't reloads. They have a sale going on some ammo right now.

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    Pretty penny I know, but in the end, I'd rather spend the money, and be able to defend my family in a SHTF scenario is something I cannot put a price on.

    I don't want to ever have to rely on a .22 for my sole source of defense.

    I wish I had a 9mm, cheaper.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Cheap surplus ammo no such thing anymore

    those days are long gone, the only relatively cheap ammo is to reload your own and thats not cheap anymore either. most of us older guys bought up what we needed years ago

    22cal is still cheap at sportsmans guide/cheaper than dirt, samco has alot of 7.62x39, 7.62x54r was cheap a few years ago sportsmans guide had that too but most is gone.

    I don't have time to locate the web sites for youdo a google search and read shotgun news

    forget cheap ammo at gunshows expect to pay through the nose, but you will find what you are looking for. get it now as it will only go up!!!!!!!! buy those large capacity mags too whether you use them or not they will be great trading material in the future

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    Cheap is relative, So in relation to several years ago, you are right, but take for example the 7.62x54R, comercial for $15/box of 20 vs. at least $20 for the same in .30-06 In relation, it is cheap.

    Anyway, the whole purpose of the post was to ask other Utah residents where they get their ammo.

    And I agree to get the Hi cap mags, especially with our current pic of potential presidents.

    Overall, thank you for nothing, as you added nothing to my knowledge base.

    Please refer to GeneticsDave's posts and you will realize why your post was useless.

    Thank you.

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    Anybody have a number for Gallensens? My phone book doesn't have them in it.

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    166 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT(801) 328-2016

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    I talked to them at Gallensons about 7.62x39 a month ago, and they said everything was going to be going up soon. The sooner the cheaper.

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    thx

    you original post doesn't say anything about buying ammo in utah only

    yes cheap is relative and most relatives are cheap,

    buying at a gunshow or froma gunshop is never the cheaper way, but hay best of luck

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    If you're talking bulk- I usually by mine from miwall at the gun shows. Gallensons is good as well.

    I work for/with FBMG on occasion also. We do have some bulk ammo on occasion. Call and talk to James or Larry- #571-1160.



    Souds wierd, but- Watch the classifieds on KSL for private sales. Sometimes a good deal pops up, but you'll have to be quick.




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    Deductive reasoning, It's posted in the Utah forum, I'm located in Utah.

    Anyway, you are right, as the cheapest I have found locally is $17 more expensive then ordering it online.

    Just don't get it as soon.

    Anyway good luck to you too.

    41 magnum, how much does miwall usually sell it for?

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    The cheapest local retail deal that I have found on 7.62x54r and 7.62x39 is at Patriot Arms on Redwood Road. Both about $5/20.

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    Gallensons was 4/20 about a month ago for the 7.62x39, but like I said the prices are going up.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Hey, I need people to tell me where they have found cheap ammo. I need to get at least 1000rnds for each of my weapons.

    I need 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, .38 spcl, 3" 12 ga, and .380 acp. I also need .22, but I'm not so concerned about the price on those.

    Mostly worried about getting 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, and .38spcl, as these are the weapons that I would rely on in a SHTF scenario.

    Also, what would I expect to pay for a good tactical shotgun?




    ammoman.com

    And a Remington 870 Express Magnum is g2g as a tactical shotgun.. just add a sling. It holds 7 rounds, even in 3"

    P.S.

    Pistol Grips are garbage on shotguns, especially from a tactical standpoint.





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    If you're planning on walking all over creation and carrying other long range weapons (M16) then sure, put a sling on it. If it's just for home defense or clays, DO NOT put a sling on it.

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    i just practice with my stevens .22lr... 550 shots at walmart, copper coated for only 12$, as opposed to lead uncoated for 17$... the lead uncoated jam every few rounds. however the BEST working ammo for the stevens .22 is the stinger CCI which is around 5-7$ for 50, but they NEVER jam, after 700 rounds through my rifle, if i put all 50 stingers through, not a jam, and they fly around 1700 fps! i wouldnt doubt that with a well placed shot, a deer or even a moose could go down (and dont tell me a .22 cant kill a moose, a pelletgun will kill a buffalo)

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    Here is some 7.62 x 39. 700 rounds for $150.

    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...=379&lpid=

    Also, Van Wagenens has 7.62 x 54R 300 rounds for $50.
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    I think I am going to Van Wagenens.

    Gunnies has 7.62x54R for about $55-$60, but I am still a little put off on them.

    I wish I had the $150 for that stuff that guy has on KSL.

    Will soon, but not in time to buy it from him I'm sure.

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    Bravo_Sierra wrote:
    Pistol Grips are garbage on shotguns, especially from a tactical standpoint.
    I’ll take exception to the comment that pistol grips on shotguns are garbage. I’ll agree that a pistol grip only configuration is less than optimal. Here’s my 590A1 with the Knoxx recoil reducing stock (and pistol grip). I am a believer in the Knoxx; the recoil reduction is nothing less than amazing. My 100# teenage son shoots it with standard 2¾” shells without discomfort (except when I slipped in a 3” magnum, those will rattle your fillings). Plus the stock LOP is adjustable to his size. Not many people would consider a 12 gauge shotgun a plinker, but mine sure is. The other advantage is that I don’t need to buy ‘reduced recoil’ shells.



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    I like that. It's nice.

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    Hey I was at Gallenson's today and they have a pile of700rd 7.62x39spam cans from Romania. I picked one up for 149.95 + tax. That is the way to go if you are saving it for a rainy day, or a shtf type of situation. They will probably still have them for a little while. Good luck.

    P.S. They have 500rds for $105

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    Which knoxx is that one? I have decided to get a mossberg 500 or some such like that, and I am going to eventually be getting the one with two barrells and the pistol grip and the stock. It costs about the same as their tactical one with the car stock, but the barrels are almost $200 whereas those stocks are a lot cheaper.

    Get more stuff, pay less money. That's what I want to do.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Which knoxx is that one? I have decided to get a mossberg 500 or some such like that, and I am going to eventually be getting the one with two barrells and the pistol grip and the stock. It costs about the same as their tactical one with the car stock, but the barrels are almost $200 whereas those stocks are a lot cheaper.

    Get more stuff, pay less money. That's what I want to do.
    It's the Knoxx SpecOps model. They run about ~$120 or so; the shell holder is part of an accessory kit. I don't like the side saddle shell holder on the 90's aluminum reciever.



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