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Old May 18, 2007, 08:43 PM   #1
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Barnaul ammo

Any opinion on this one:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=339883
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Old May 18, 2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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I'd pass. For the same money or just slightly more you can get brass cased ammo that's not subject to some of the issues that Barnaul and other steel-cased ammo has.
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Old May 18, 2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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It's my favorite for my Mak, but I have no experience with it in 9x19.
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Old May 18, 2007, 09:10 PM   #4
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Winchester WhiteBox is only a couple bucks more, before shipping. Not worth it for steel cases Russian ammo in my book.
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Old May 18, 2007, 09:57 PM   #5
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Actually, winchester white box is a touch cheaper than that at Wally World. $14 and change for 100 rounds. And you get it right then.
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Old May 18, 2007, 10:06 PM   #6
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$14? It's gone up to $16 here. And .45 is up to $27. I've been dropping about $120 to $160 a week, I used to keep it under $100. It was like $10 for 9mm and $20 for .45, and I don't think that was even a year ago.
But from what I've seen, for common caliber handgun ammo, it really is the cheapest. All the stuff bought in bulk and online ends up costing just as much once they add in shipping, handling, tax, and you're right, at WM, I get it when I need it. Plus, no worry of bad quality.

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Old May 19, 2007, 08:54 AM   #7
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Hi guys. CTD [cheaper than dirt] in Fort Worth has been selling .45 FMJ 230grs S&B cz for $13.97 / 50rds. Works great in both S&W 645 and Taurus PT145 at the range with no problems.
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Old May 19, 2007, 09:22 AM   #8
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Yeah, Xrocket, but that's what I'm saying, at WM its $27 for 100, no shipping, no waiting. I shoot a lot, about 2400-3000rds per month, and I've tried to find a way to buy ammo for less. I've looked everywhere I could think of, and I just don't think it's out there. Not in .45, 9mm, .38, .357. As much as I hate WM, they've got the lock on cheap ammo. (Now they've started carrying Federal .223 200pks for like $50, and their Federal .308's are $11/20.)
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Old May 19, 2007, 09:24 AM   #9
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$14? It's gone up to $16 here. And .45 is up to $27. I've been dropping about $120 to $150 a week, I used to keep it under $100.
I think much of that might have to do with ever rising fuel costs - ammunition is heavy & weight has a lot to do with freight costs.

Sadly, it will probably get worse before it gets better.
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Old May 21, 2007, 01:08 PM   #10
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Barnaul and Wolf make excellent ammo. Unless you plan on reloading the cases, there's no point at all in wasting money on expensive brass cases when steel works just as well.
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Old May 21, 2007, 01:55 PM   #11
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Barnaul and Wolf make excellent ammo. Unless you plan on reloading the cases, there's no point at all in wasting money on expensive brass cases when steel works just as well.
True, Cheygriz, but look at the pricing of this stuff, it's no cheaper than low-buck american made brass case stuff, like WWB. In this case, I wouldn't waste the money, it will be more than WallyWorld by the time they ship it.
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Old May 21, 2007, 03:36 PM   #12
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Just do the math...if it doesn't come out to less than $.15 / round then buy WWBox
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Old June 5, 2007, 09:50 PM   #13
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I think much of that might have to do with ever rising fuel costs - ammunition is heavy & weight has a lot to do with freight costs.

Sadly, it will probably get worse before it gets better.
It also may be due to the Iraq war. Fox news was doing a report on how much small arms ammunition demand has gone up over there, and how it's affecting the supply overall here in the states.
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