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Readyfire 2.0
04-28-2011, 07:48 AM
I usually get my bulk ammo from ammotogo and they have no silver bear 5.45 at all so I looked for 7.62x39 silver bear and nothing except HPs.I looked elsewhere and its sold out everywhere.It seems like its all the wolf and silver bear imported stuff.Silver bear is super accurate in my tantal and I like to stock it and I just finished KRG 2 weeks ago and needed to re up.I guess Ill be getting the Russky Military 53grn stuff until it sells out.Whats going on fellas?

Gabe Suarez
04-28-2011, 08:04 AM
Didn't you hear? Mugabe signed an executive order banning the importation of all foreign ammo! It was supported by the US ammo companies and the UN.






















Just kidding bro. Check ammo man, J&G and all the other venues. There is plenty of ammo around.


7.62x39 123 GRAIN - FULL COPPER JACKET
LEAD CORE - BRASS CASE - CORROSIVE
MADE IN YUGOSLAVIA $229- 1,120 rounds

7.62x39 Wolf FMJ 122 GRAIN (640 Rounds)
SARDINE CAN - STEEL CASE NON CORROSIVE $179- 640 rounds

7.62X39 RUSSIAN SOFT POINT
WOLF MANUFACTURE - 154 GRAIN
JACKETED SOFT POINT $249- 1,000 rounds

5.45X39 RUSSIAN FULL METAL JACKET
60 GRAIN BULLET $229-1,000 rounds

5.45X39 FMJ 53 GRAIN - FULL METAL JACKET
$189- 1,080 rounds

barnetmill
04-28-2011, 08:09 AM
Ammoman has this on his site:
5.45X39 RUSSIAN FULL METAL JACKET
60 GRAIN BULLET
WOLF PERFORMANCE AMMO
His selection of 7.62x39 was less extensive than it use to be. I order some of the Yugo Ammo range work for since I expect with the oil crisis there will a price hike soon. A price hike is only a guess on my part.

Unless the ruskies have some other customers I am sure there will be more ammo coming in. The only other things I can see would be problems caused via the state dept and importation.

SPQR476
04-28-2011, 08:16 AM
Shipping is going to become a bear soon, as well. Oil going up=more $$ to ship heavy stuff.

Phil Taylor
04-28-2011, 08:23 AM
I've been working with a large Ammo dealer in Washington and Oregon at the big shows in each state and we've had a reasonable supply of both. However, the supply of 7.62 we bring in occasionally does not last to the end of the day.

Lately all that has been available to sell for us has been the brass cased Yugo in the green wood cases. People are currently buying any 7.62 at a very brisk pace. We rarely sell out of 5.45 which is available in cans and is predominantly Romanian and Yugo if memory serves.

bc45
04-28-2011, 08:24 AM
gee, I have four cases on the way

Readyfire 2.0
04-28-2011, 08:35 AM
THANKS GABE LOL ! ALWAYS READ THE WHOLE POST GANG ! I freaked and bought 3k rds of the Russky 5.45.Needed it anyway haha I was lookin for the silver bear in specific guys I know theres lots of other stuff out there but its my favorite but im happy anyway.

Pokeguyjai
04-28-2011, 08:40 AM
Aimsurplus currently has the best deal on 7n6. $140 for 1k, $130 if you buy 2k or more. + shipping of course. I just picked up 2k and it's arriving tomorrow.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A54539R&name=Russian+5.45x39+53grn+FMJ+1080rd+Can&groupid=33


Shipping is going to become a bear soon, as well. Oil going up=more $$ to ship heavy stuff.

It's not that bad if you can find dealers who don't pad their shipping cost. Aimsurplus, and Wideners are two guys I default to when checking for ammo and they have fair shipping costs.

Craig R
04-28-2011, 05:30 PM
I usually just check http://www.ammoengine.com/

bae
04-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Heck, I'd just been thinking price and availability were looking pretty decent.

Netpackrat
04-28-2011, 06:11 PM
Here in Anchorage, even Wolf is $300/1000 last I checked (a few weeks ago). But, since you can't realistically get ammo shipped up as an individual, you pretty much have to pay whatever the local stores are asking, or go without. Whenever we travel out of state, we usually bring up as much in our baggage as the airline allows, even if it means paying an extra bag fee.

WalkerAK74M
04-28-2011, 06:56 PM
I've been working with a large Ammo dealer in Washington and Oregon at the big shows in each state and we've had a reasonable supply of both. However, the supply of 7.62 we bring in occasionally does not last to the end of the day.

Lately all that has been available to sell for us has been the brass cased Yugo in the green wood cases. People are currently buying any 7.62 at a very brisk pace. We rarely sell out of 5.45 which is available in cans and is predominantly Romanian and Yugo if memory serves.Serbs never made military 5.45x39.... It was probably Romanian and Russian. I tend to stock up on the Serb/Yugo 7.62x39 that you described..... Shoots fine, accurate enough and is only slightly corrosive....

UrbanTiger74
04-28-2011, 09:36 PM
I'm actually thinking of picking up a case each of 5.45 and 7.62 just to make sure. Bought 1,000rds of AE 9mm tonight.

Without ammo it's just something cool to look at.

Yup. Expensive paperweights and door jams. LOL!!!

barnetmill
04-29-2011, 09:43 PM
The x39 calibers are still available, but for sure the surplus will soon be gone in the 7.62 and then the 5.45. I have noticed that the other calibers seem to also be a little more scarce. I managed recently to get a tin of sealed 7.62x54 that will last me most likely for years in my MN. I have not opened it, but I assume that it is good and it is only for fun. I have not seen much in decent 8mmx57 that was not sky high. I will start reloading for that caliber since remington does make decently priced boxer brass for it. somewhere I even have a bullet mold for it.
Since the american people are accumulating millions of rounds of ammunition in this country, supply and demand will rule the market.
Ammo will be there you will just have to pay more for it and it will in the future not be surplus.

barnetmill
04-29-2011, 10:06 PM
I just ran across Brown Bear 7.62x39 FMJ for $199/1,000 at a local gun show. I think I'm going to go back and get some tomorrow. I can't pass up the deal.
Sounds like a very good deal. I just paid about the same per round for old yugo surplus with what looks like an 1978 stamp on it (Can not be sure with my aging eyes if is 78 or 79.). The stripper clips are very good for the SKS. Unlike the chinese stripper clips, these strippers allow the rounds to freely slide.

Readyfire 2.0
04-30-2011, 05:49 AM
That Yugos good stuff and pretty stout.Ive been shooting it for years. I must have close to 500 Stripper clips in a big bag in a drawer.Ill be stocking some of that for my 7.62 Aks

Chuck Brick
04-30-2011, 08:42 AM
I'm actually thinking of picking up a case each of 5.45 and 7.62 just to make sure. Bought 1,000rds of AE 9mm tonight.

Without ammo it's just something cool to look at.


Yup. Expensive paperweights and door jams. LOL!!!

Back to the discussion on bayonets!?! :wink:

Chuck Brick.

bae
04-30-2011, 01:15 PM
If you think you are having trouble finding AK ammo, just consider that I've been trying to lay my hands on more 12mm Gyrojet ammo for about 20 years now :-)

sdfmacross2
04-30-2011, 02:43 PM
7.62x39 ammo is not hard to find right now. 7.62x39 Golden Tiger is hard to find at a reasonable price

FOG47
04-30-2011, 02:47 PM
ammoman.com just got some .45 in. Free shipping.:smile:

KillahuntEOD
05-03-2011, 05:05 AM
Never any problems with finding 7.62 or 5.45 Just dont use one website for everything while jg sales has awesome prices on ammo and guns i never buy ammo from them because of the shipping. I try to go more local (neighboring states) for my bulk purchases to save alot on shipping. And then I usually buy my yugo m 67 from wideners and my commie 5.45 and 7.62 x 54R from r guns.net both stores are relatively nearby

Readyfire 2.0
05-03-2011, 06:17 AM
Ordered 3k rds of 5.45 7n6 500 rds of Hornady 60 grn 5.45 and bought 1k 7.62x39 of the Yugo on strippers local.It must have been sold out for a few days in my usual spots and a few others but its back in stock now.Like said earlier I like the silver bear its clean,accurate,and reasonably priced so I freaked a bit when it was totally sold out in a few places.

Kansas Volunteer
05-03-2011, 02:34 PM
Now sshhh KV might hear you. Haha.

I'm keeping a close eye on this.:sneaky:

ak74mo
05-16-2011, 04:25 PM
I have good luck getting cheap 5.45.
1. Check gun-deals.com look for the cheapest CPR dealer. Right now U.S. Armory Corps has Russian surplus for $0.108 a round.
2.Check sportsmanguide.com and find the same ammo.
3.Call and have them price match, use $10 promo codes that are all over the net or wait till they have a free shipping weekend the have one like every other month. There shipping cost is based on price not weight so its never more then $20 now if you have a $10 off code or free shipping its even better.

I have bought 4 cans this way and have had ammo shipped to my door and never paid more then 11 cents a round.

badgerw
05-16-2011, 07:08 PM
On Saturday, The Walmart down the street from me had Tula 7.62x39 in 20 round boxes for $5. At least 25 boxes on the shelf.

Bill