Archive for the ‘7.62×39’ Category

I just wanted to let everyone know I updated the .223/5.56 section of my Ammo Availability page.  Its been over 3 months since my last update and I apologize for that.  I needed to take a break from the blog but I’m back now and I’ll try to post again on a semi-regular basis.

The good news is, it looks like ammo is a lot more available again.  Every single supplier had more options to choose from than 3 months ago.  The bad news is, everything appears to have settled in at a price that’s far higher than I had hoped it would be.  I hoped that once ammo was becoming available again, prices would come back down a ways and I don’t think that’s going to happen.

I plan to update the rest of the rifle calibers this evening after work, so look for that this later.  Hopefully the pistol ammo can get updated in the next day or two as well.  As always, let me know if there is another caliber that you would like me to add to the list.

Hello once again!  As promised I’ve updated the rifle calibers (.223/5.56, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62×39, 7.62×54, and 22lr) over on my Ammo Availability page to show a current list of what’s available around the web.  I was surprised to see that almost every website had an increase in stock levels.  The only caliber that has yet to see much of an increase is 22lr.

On a related note I’m moving into the apartment tomorrow; If all goes well with unpacking and furniture moving I should have the pistol calibers updated as well.  Of course that is dependent on Comcast showing up to hook up my TV and internet service . . .

To celebrate, lets all sit back and watch some of Russia’s most historic people battle it out in another Epic Rap Battle of History!

I just wanted to let everyone know that my Ammo Availability page is coming along pretty nicely.  It now contains links for .223/5.56, 7.62×39, .50 AE, .45 ACP, and 9mm Luger.  I’m going to work on the others throughout this evening so before the day is up I’ll have a few more.  Once the basic formatting and layout is complete for each caliber, I’ll start more actively updating the “in stock” options.

Overall I’m happy with how this is going to be set up and I think it will save me a considerable amount of time.  If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the formatting of the new page, please let me know.  I would also appreciate it if anyone can find errors in the links or anchors.  I do my best to check everything before I update the page but I’m bound to miss something.

**  UPDATE – 8:08pm  **
I’ve added the links for 7mm Rem Mag ammo.

I had a revelation on my drive home today.  The way I’ve been handling these ammo updates is not very efficient at all.  I’ve been trying to find a way to provide the updates more often while not sacrificing my soul and all my free time to do so; I may have done it.

As of this moment, I will no longer be posting new updates regarding ammunition availability.  Instead, I am working on an entirely new page for the blog that will have permanent links to every supplier I check, even if there is no ammo in stock.  The updates will come in the way of updates to the page itself.  I’ll change the information beside the links to show what is available each time I update things.

The goal of this is to ease the pressure on myself by eliminating all the redundant typing that I do each week.  In addition, it will clean things up.  I will no longer be continuously building a list of posts that become irrelevant when a new one is added.  One other benefit to this method is that I will be providing all my suppliers, even if they have nothing in stock one week.  Hopefully this will help others discover suppliers that they may not have known about before.  Since I can’t cover every caliber out there, maybe having that extra resource will be at least a little help to those who are looking for other types of ammo.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please let me know.  If there are any other calibers that you would like included, please leave a comment.  If you’re vocal about what you would like to see I’ll do my best to include them.  Having everything on one page will make it a lot easier for me to add other calibers.

One last thing!  As requested in a previous update, I’ve added 7mm Remington Magnum to the list.  From now on you’ll be able to find availability for that caliber on my blog as well.

Click Here To Go To The New Page

Well I’m back to blogging more consistently again.  It feels good to actually get back to this.  The survival updates are fun too but I like gun stuff a lot more.  I don’t have a whole lot to say tonight, so lets just get right down to what you came here for.

Here’s what was available as of 8:30 on April 3rd, 2013:

.223
Able Ammo – 9 options
Ammo.net – 7 options
AmmoMan – 1 options
Ammo2U – Winchester ammo
Ammo For Sale – 5 options
Bulk Ammo – 7 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 11 options
GunBot – So many options . . .
Lucky Gunner – 9 options
Surplus Ammo – 16 options (I think)
Ventura Munitions – 1 options

5.56
Able Ammo – 9 options
Ammo.net – 9 options
AmmoMan – 2 options
Ammo For Sale – 9 options
Bulk Ammo – 11 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 11 options
GunBot – Lots and lots
Lucky Gunner – 7 options
Surplus Ammo – 16 options (I think)
Ventura Munitions – 1 options

7.62x39mm
Able Ammo – 2 options
Ammo.net – 6 options
Ammo For Sale – 6 options
Bulk Ammo – 6 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 6 options
DAG Ammo – 2 options of TulAmmo
GunBot – Whole bunch of options
Lucky Gunner – 8 options
Sportsmans Guide – Blank ammo
Surplus Ammo – 5 options
Ventura Munitions – 2 options

7.62x54R
Able Ammo – TulAmmo
Ammo.net – 3 options
AmmoMan – 2 options
Ammo2U – Winchester ammo
Bulk Ammo – 5 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 5 options
DAG Ammo – TulAmmo
GunBot – Whole bunch of choices
J & G Sales – 9 options
Lucky Gunner – 6 options
Sportsmans Guide – 2 options
Surplus Ammo – 6 options

22lr
Able Ammo – 7 options
AmmoMan – Blank ammo
Bulk Ammo – 2 options of Eley ammo
Cheaper Than Dirt – 5 options
GunBot – Many options but $0.19 per round is the cheapest
J & G Sales - 4 options
Lucky Gunner – Eley Ammo
Natchez Shooting Supplies – CCI Shotshells
Sportsmans Guide – 3 options
Surplus Ammo – 7 options


Ammo is still plenty available but prices are still pretty high, but I feel like I’m just repeating what I say every time.  Its good to see that GunBot has started including more calibers and suppliers as well.  Really makes for a much better list than I can provide anymore.  But I don’t intend to quit anytime soon.

Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions.  You can also email me if you prefer.  I don’t get a lot of comments or emails so I take time to answer each one I receive.  Comments, suggestions, and tips are always appreciated.

I’m sure a few of you noticed that I didn’t post over the weekend aside from my pistol ammo update Saturday morning.  Part of the reason was that I wanted a break and to spend some time with my fiance (which I did).  The other reason is better described in this parody song over on YouTube (this video contains spoilers).

That’s right, I was trapped in a Game of Thrones marathon.  I absolutely love that show.  I’m not a huge fan of all the sex and blood (this is not a show for children) but the story line itself is pretty cool.  Re-watched the entire 1st season and started watching the 2nd.  So that’s why I didn’t take much time to post.

But I’m back now, with an ammo update.  Hopefully that’ll make up for my slacking off.  Here’s what was available as of March 25th, 2013 at 12:55pm:

.223
Able Ammo – 11 options
Ammo.net – 6 options
AmmoMan – 3 options
Ammo For Sale – 5 options
Bulk Ammo – 7 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 7 options
GunBot – Many options
Lucky Gunner – 7 options
Surplus Ammo – 18 options
Ventura Munitions – 2 options

5.56
Able Ammo – 11 options
Ammo.net – 9 options
AmmoMan – 3 options
Ammo For Sale – 8 options
Bulk Ammo – 10 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 7 options
GunBot – Many options
Lucky Gunner – 8 options
Surplus Ammo – 18 options
Ventura Munitions – 2 options

7.62×39
Able Ammo – 2 options
Ammo.net – WPA Military Classic
Ammo For Sale – WPA Military Classic
Bulk Ammo – 2 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 3 options
DAG Ammo – 2 options of TulAmmo
GunBot – Many options
J & G Sales – PMC Bronze
Lucky Gunner – 2 options
Sportsmans Guide – Blank ammo
Surplus Ammo – 2 options of TulAmmo
Ventura Munitions – 2 options

7.62x54r
Able Ammo – TulAmmo
Ammo.net – 3 options
AmmoMan – 2 options
Ammo 2 U – 3 options
Bulk Ammo – 4 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 3 options
DAG Ammo – TulAmmo
J & G Sales – 7 options
Lucky Gunner – 5 options
Sportsmans Guide – 5 options
Surplus Ammo – 6 options

22lr
Able Ammo – 5 options
AmmoMan – Blank 22 ammo
Bulk Ammo – 2 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 3 options
GunBot – 7 options
J & G Sales – Eley ammo
Lucky Gunner – Federal shot shells
Natchez Shooting Supplies – CCI shot shells

Looking pretty good isn’t it?  Well, when you’re only looking at a list I guess it does.  Looking at prices could bring even the strongest man to tears.  Hopefully the prices start dropping as availability picks up again.  We can dream right?

As always, take a second to subscribe if you haven’t already.  Staying subscribed will alert you as soon as I post my updates like this so you can be the first to know what’s available.  And please take a second to vote in the poll on the left of the page if you haven’t already.  Gives me something else to talk about next week.

As I described in yesterday’s pistol ammo update, I’ve decided to separate rifle and pistol updates to make things simpler for me and allow for more frequent updates.  I hope to be able to do these updates twice a week or so since my readers have asked for more updates.

The following is what was available as of 10:00pm on March 13th, 2013:

.223
Able Ammo – 6 options
Ammo.net – 5 options
Ammo For Sale – 4 options – cheapest at $0.82/round
Ammo Man – Blank ammo – $299/2,160 (paid shipping)
Bulk Ammo – 5 options – cheapest at $0.81/round
Cheaper Than Dirt – 9 options
GunBot – Plenty of options – cheapest at $0.82/round
Lucky Gunner – 5 options – cheapest at $0.82/round
Marstar Canada – Norinco 55 grain – $475/1,600 (CANADA Only)

5.56
Able Ammo – 6 options
Ammo.net – 5 options
Ammo For Sale – 5 options – cheapest at$0.82/round
Ammo Man – Danish 62 grain – $599/750 (paid shipping)
Bulk Ammo – 5 options – cheapest at $0.80/round
Cheaper Than Dirt – 6 options
GunBot – Plenty of options – cheapest at $0.82/round
J & G Sales – 2 options
Lucky Gunner – 3 options – cheapest at $0.89/round
Marstar Canada – Winchester 55 grain – $276/200 (CANADA Only)

7.62x39mm
Able Ammo – Two options – cheapest at $0.75/round
Ammo.net – TulAmmo 122 grain FMJ – $460/1000
Ammo2U – 3 options
Ammo For Sale – TulAmmo 122 grain FMJ – $450/1000
Ammo Man – 4 options – all are $375/1000 (paid shipping)
Bulk Ammo – 2 options – cheapest at $0.46/round
Cheaper Than Dirt – TulAmmo 122 grain FMJ – $380/500
DAG Ammo – 2 options – both at $0.45/round
GunBot – 13 options – cheapest at $0.38/round
J & G Sales – PMC 123 grain FMJ – $22.95/20
Lucky Gunner – TulAmmo 122 grain FMJ – $459/1000
SCDS Ammo – 4 options of Russian surplus ammo (CANADA Only)

7.62x54R
Able Ammo – Two options – cheapest at $1/round
Ammo.net – Prvi Partizan 182 grain FMJ – $19/20
Ammo Man – 2 options – cheapest at $0.29/round (paid shipping)
Bulk Ammo – 3 options – cheapest at $0.29/round
Cheaper Than Dirt – 4 options
DAG Ammo – TulAmmo 148 grain FMJ – $358/500
J & G Sales – 8 options
Lucky Gunner – 4 options – cheapest at $0.29/round
Natchez Shooting Supplies – Winchester 180 grain FMJ – $24.49/20
SCDS Ammo – 148 grain FMJ – $13/20
Sportsmans Guide – 6 options

22lr
Able Ammo – 5 options, including CCI Standard Velocity ammo!
Ammo Man – Blank ammo – $199/1000 (paid shipping)
Cheaper Than Dirt – Aguila 40 grain LRN – $70/500
GunBot – 4 options – cheapest at $0.46/round
Midway USA – 2 options of RWS ammo
Natchez Shooting Supplies – CCI Shotshells – $7.49/20

 

This update was pretty tiring for me but that’s a good thing.  Ammo is back in stock just about everywhere.  Even the elusive 22lr!  Its extremely exciting to see several different websites offering 22lr again.  Just wish prices weren’t so high.

Anyway, as always, subscribe so you don’t miss my future updates.  And let me know if you spot any mistakes or find ammo available somewhere that I missed; I want to include everything I can.

I know its taken a little longer for this update, but just like I said in my last update, its only because GunBot.net is doing a better job than I can.  That and ammo is becoming a lot more available again which is a good thing for everyone.

Here’s what was available as of 8:00pm on March 7th, 2013.  If I’m not mistaken, its the most complete this list has ever been.  Very good sign in my opinion.

.223
Able Ammo – 2 options
GunBot – Cheapest at $0.78 a round
Ammo.net – 6 options
Ammo 2 U – Winchester Ranger 64 grain – $150/200
Ammo For Sale – 5 options
Bulk Ammo – 9 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 5 options
Lucky Gunner – 7 options

5.56
GunBot – Cheapest at $0.78 a round
Ammo.net – 7 options
Ammo For Sale – 9 options
Bulk Ammo – 10 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 6 options
J & G Sales – 2 options
Lucky Gunner – 9 options
Natchez Shooting Supplies – Lake City 62 grain FMJ – $80/100

7.62x39mm
Able Ammo – 2 options
GunBot – Cheapest at $0.36 a round
Ammo.net – 8 options
Ammo For Sale – 5 options
Bulk Ammo – 8 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – TulAmmo 122 grain FMJ – $380/500
DAG Ammo – 2 options of TulAmmo
J & G Sales – PMC 123 grain FMJ – $20/20
Lucky Gunner – 8 options
Natchez Shooting Supplies – Wolf Ployformance 122 grain FMJ – $7/20
SCDS Ammo – 4 options of Russian surplus ammo

7.62x54R
Able Ammo – 2 options
Ammo.net – 2 options
Ammo 2 U – Barnaul 185 grain – $9/20
Bulk Ammo – 4 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 6 options
DAG Ammo – TulAmmo 148 grain FMJ – $358/500
J & G Sales – 10 options
Lucky Gunner – 5 options
Midway – 5 options
Natchez Shooting Supplies – 2 options of Winchester
SCDS Ammo – 148 grain – $13/20  **CANADA ONLY**
Sportsmans Guide – 9 options

.50AE
Able Ammo – 2 options

.45ACP
Able Ammo – 6 options
GunBot – Cheapest at $0.58 a round
Ammo.net – 15 options
Ammo 2 U – 2 options of Winchester
Ammo For Sale – 17 options
Bulk Ammo – 18 options
Cheaper Than Dirt – 13 options
J & G Sales – 6 options
Lucky Gunner – 16 options
Midway – 4 options of Buffalo Bore
Sportsmans Guide – 5 options

9mm
Able Ammo – Hornady Critical Duty
GunBot – Cheapest at $0.69 a round
Cheaper Than Dirt – TulAmmo 115 grain FMJ – 50/$34.59
SCDS Ammo – 115 grain FMJ – $14/50  **CANADA ONLY**

22lr
Able Ammo – CCI Shotshell and Eley
GunBot – Cheapest at $0.12 a round
Cheaper Than Dirt – Aguila and Eley
J & G Sales – Aguila and Eley
Natchez Shooting Supplies – CCI Shotshells
Sportsmans Guide – CCI Shotshells

If you like the updates, please subscribe.  Motivates me to keep doing these things.  And if you find a deal I didn’t mention, my viewers and I would greatly appreciate it if you share it with us in the comments.  The gun community is a great one and I like when we all help each other; that’s the only reason I’m doing this in the first place . . .

Since my last update was almost a week ago, I thought it was about time I did another.  Been cutting back a little lately since 1) availability is improving online and 2) GunBot appears to do a much better job than I can.  But I promised to keep doing these and I will.  Especially since GunBot doesn’t search for all calibers at this point.  So without any further rambling, here we go.

Able Ammo has been added to my search sites this week and in the future if I remember.  This is what was available as of 7:15pm on February 28th, 2013.  Good luck and happy hunting!

.223
GunBot – Lots of options, cheapest at $0.71 a round
Ammo.net – 10 options
Ammo For Sale – Nine items
Bulk Ammo – Thirteen options
Cheaper Than Dirt – Four options
J & G Sales – S&B soft point – $20/20
Lucky Gunner – Ten options
Natchez Shooting Supplies – Two options

5.56
GunBot – Lots of options, cheapest at $0.71 a round
Ammo.net – Four options
Ammo For Sale – Six options
Bulk Ammo – Seven options
Cheaper Than Dirt – Five options
Lucky Gunner – Five options
Natchez Shooting Supplies – One option

7.62x39mm
GunBot – Lots of options, cheapest at $0.36 a round
Ammo.net – Wolf Polyformance – $455/1000
Bulk Ammo – Wolf Performance Ammo – $449/1000
Cheaper Than Dirt – $330/500
DAG Ammo – Two options TulAmmo – $449/500
Lucky Gunner – Wolf Polyformance – $455/1000

7.62x54R
Ammo.net – Two options
Bulk Ammo – Four options
Cheaper Than Dirt – Six options
DAG Ammo – TulAmmo – $358/500
J & G Sales – Seven options
Lucky Gunner – Five options
Midway USA – Six options
Natchez Shooting Supplies – Two options of Winchester
Sportsmans Guide – Six options

.50AE
Able Ammo – Two options
Cheaper Than Dirt – Double Tap – $39.79/20

.45ACP
GunBot – Lots of options, cheapest at $0.54 a round
Able Ammo – Seven options
Ammo.net – Twenty options
Ammo For Sale – Twenty three options
Bulk Ammo – Twenty four options
Cheaper Than Dirt – Fifteen options
Lucky Gunner – Twenty options
Midway USA – One option – $31/20
Natchez Shooting Supplies – Three options
Sportsmans Guide – CCI Shotshells – $14/10

9mm
GunBot – Lots of options, cheapest at $0.50 a round
Able Ammo – Three options
Ammo.net – Two options
Ammo For Sale – Three options
Bulk Ammo – Three options
Cheaper Than Dirt – Four options
Lucky Gunner – Two options

22lr
GunBot – Lots of Eley, cheapest at $0.23 a round
Able Ammo – Eley and shotshells
Cheaper Than Dirt – Eley and Piney Mountain
J & G Sales – Just some Eley
Natchez Shooting Supplies – CCI Shotshells – $7.49/20
Sportsmans Guide – CCI Shotshells – $7.59/20

Things are definitely looking up in terms of availability.  Maybe not in prices, but that’s almost to be expected right now.  One of the scariest things I saw on this list however was Wolf steel cased ammo going for $18/20.  Its like a nightmare come true.  Anyway, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss future updates.  I know its not as helpful as it was last month, but its certainly easier to let me do the searching for you, don’t you think?

I’m only semi-excited to show this to you.  There is a website that now automatically searches the web for places that have ammo in stock.  It even lets you choose different filters and makes everything really simple.  It’s not very “pretty” but it’s not hard to use either.  Unfortunately it pretty much makes my ammo updates pointless and will almost certainly result in fewer visitors to my blog.

But I started these updates to help people find ammo and it would be uncool of me to hide it from you.  If you want to abandon me (I’ll only cry for a few minutes) and have an automated program scan the web for you, click here to go to the website.

The website doesn’t look for every caliber or every website however.  Right now it only searches for:

  • .223/5.56
  • 7.62×39
  • 22lr
  • 9mm
  • .308
  • .45ACP
  • .300 AAC
  • .40 S&W.
  • 5.45×39
  • .380 Auto
  • 5.7×28
  • 10mm
  • 30-06
  • 6.8 SPC

 

I will continue to do my updates as usual and be sure to include all the websites I can.  I will spend more time on 7.62x54R and .50AE than I used to as well because as of right now those are not included in the websites searches.  So there you have it, one more resource for finding ammunition during this very tough time.