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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

I mail order ammo to get the best prices... Below are some price aggregator websites. You can calculate cost with shipping to your zip code.

http://gun-deals.com/ammo

http://www.slickguns.com/category/ammo
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Any brick and mortar store will charge you more money than any online retailer. That's part of the reason I really don't sell much ammo, making less than a 5% markup competing with the internet retailers isn't my idea of business success. But really at the end of the day, if the brick and mortar store wants $15 and the internet retailer wants $9.95... we're only talking $5. Not to say you're cheap, but it amazes me how other people will bicker over $5 or spend countless hours scouring the internet to save $5.

I have a few Remington Bulk Boxes of 9mm FMJ. The bulk boxes are 250 rounds each. If you are interested PM me.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Hi Tom, welcome to the fight. The last time we went through ammo shortages I kept a list of places in my speed dial, like Cabelas, Gat, Dick's, etc. and would just call each day before lunch. If they told me they have some I would ask them to put it aside for me and I would be there at lunch time. Amazingly it didn't take too long to accumulate the amount of ammo that I needed to keep me in practice with some in reserve. Don't forget about the small, out of the way stores too, like Dick's in Deer Park etc.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

OK, I hate gun shows, in general. They have every type of animal jerky in every jerky flavor, carmel corn, candied nuts, crafts, arthritus cures, Army surplus junk, 5 or 6 tables of WWII memorabilia and a bunch a Nazi crap, a table that will be selling relish or pickles or something, and then they also have some gun related stuff.

But one thing about gun shows at times like these is that they will have ammo. It remains to be seen how much they are selling it for though.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

As of 145pm on new years eve. There was a guy at the counter that bought up most of the 9mm they had.


Hmm... Is that at the "North Aurora" store? Looks familiar.


That's actually the Darien store but most of the southeastern Dupage walmarts have the same floor plan.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

But one thing about gun shows at times like these is that they will have ammo. It remains to be seen how much they are selling it for though.


I've seen reloads selling at gun shows, back during the last crisis... Not sure I'd buy reloads from a gun show.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

Hi Tom, welcome to the fight. The last time we went through ammo shortages I kept a list of places in my speed dial, like Cabelas, Gat, Dick's, etc. and would just call each day before lunch. If they told me they have some I would ask them to put it aside for me and I would be there at lunch time. Amazingly it didn't take too long to accumulate the amount of ammo that I needed to keep me in practice with some in reserve. Don't forget about the small, out of the way stores too, like Dick's in Deer Park etc.


I went to Dick's in niles for a few hundred round of american eagle 124gr FMJ for $16. I wouldnt have gone there in the first place but that was the only place that had them. I'm going to stop going there for ammo cuz they ask if you're a citizen ( born and raised Chicago!) and they type in your FOID number. They say it's to verify they looked at your card. Yeah, right. I'm afraid if i buy more some special agent might come knocking on my door asking me why I'm buying so much ammo. Maybe I'm just paranoid.


I have looked at online places. They either have stopped taking orders or very very behind. I'm to excited to wait that long.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hi Tom, welcome to the fight. The last time we went through ammo shortages I kept a list of places in my speed dial, like Cabelas, Gat, Dick's, etc. and would just call each day before lunch. If they told me they have some I would ask them to put it aside for me and I would be there at lunch time. Amazingly it didn't take too long to accumulate the amount of ammo that I needed to keep me in practice with some in reserve. Don't forget about the small, out of the way stores too, like Dick's in Deer Park etc.


I went to Dick's in niles for a few hundred round of american eagle 124gr FMJ for $16. I wouldnt have gone there in the first place but that was the only place that had them. I'm going to stop going there for ammo cuz they ask if you're a citizen ( born and raised Chicago!) and they type in your FOID number. They say it's to verify they looked at your card. Yeah, right. I'm afraid if i buy more some special agent might come knocking on my door asking me why I'm buying so much ammo. Maybe I'm just paranoid.


I have looked at online places. They either have stopped taking orders or very very behind. I'm to excited to wait that long. well as paranoid as you are so are the stores selling ammo. In the last 2 months i have bought ammo from 4 different stores and they all punched in my FOID number into the computer. I had to show my card at the gun counter then again at the front check out, they were only taking payment for guns at the gun counter. You think internet sales of ammo are not being looked at or info is not collected ? The internet sales are usually made for larger quantities and peek the interest of government watch departments and that is also where credit card transactions are tracked and yes law enforcement can and does track that info.. Call me paranoid but all my gun purchases and ammo in the last 3 months was with cash. That keeps the easy searchable credit card info out of the mix.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Went in rural king in champaign today and ammo was practically cleaned out.

Handgun: all gone except 3 boxes of .380
Rifle: all gone except some .22lr shot shells
Shotgun: quite a bit left in stock for all gauges

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:14 PM

This is the St.Charles Walmart. They have no 9mm at all. They have no .223 or .308.

They still had some 22 LR. I saw 4 boxes of 40 S&W, 4 boxes of 45 ACP, one box of 44 magnum, a few boxes of 38 spl, and that was it. The rest of the stuff in the picture is stuff like .22 short, .25, 32 auto .17 HMR, 410 shot shells, and rifle ammunition like 30-06, 7mm Mag, 270 Winchester etc...

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

OK, I hate gun shows, in general. They have every type of animal jerky in every jerky flavor, carmel corn, candied nuts, crafts, arthritus cures, Army surplus junk, 5 or 6 tables of WWII memorabilia and a bunch a Nazi crap, a table that will be selling relish or pickles or something, and then they also have some gun related stuff.

But one thing about gun shows at times like these is that they will have ammo. It remains to be seen how much they are selling it for though.


I've yet to see a deal on ammo at a gun show.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

I was at Bass Pro yesterday and they had quite a bit of the defense ammo in all sizes, almost nothing in the FMJ stuff and .22 was just about completely gone. If you live in the city, online sales wont help you as they wont ship to Crook County.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

I was at Bass Pro yesterday and they had quite a bit of the defense ammo in all sizes, almost nothing in the FMJ stuff and .22 was just about completely gone. If you live in the city, online sales wont help you as they wont ship to Crook County.


I was in Bass Pro in Bolingbrook last week too, and yes they did have plenty of handgun ammo, shotgun, and hunting rifle rounds. Their .223 and .556 shelves were cleaned out though. I was looking at .40 ammo so I don't know what they're charging for 9mm JHP.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

Cabelas and pro bass out of 9mm defensive ammo. Seem to have plenty of everything else. I might have to get a. 45 pistol just so i can buy ammo to defend my home. Arrgghhh.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Tom28, how many rounds are you looking for? Where are you located?

I could probablly find an "extra" box of 20 if that helps keep the gun running.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

The Bridgeview Wal Mart had plenty of 9mm back in November. I always find Wal Mart far and away the cheapest brick and mortar.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Anyone seeing anything way down here in Democratic Illinois? I am in the metro-East area of Belleville/Shiloh. I've got a Wal-Mart here in Belleville and another one 5 minutes away in O'Fallon. No 9mm, .223, or .22LR - been that way for two weeks. There is .40 cal and 100rd of WWB .45 as well. I won't shop at the local gun stores since A) they are almost always out, :cool: their prices are always horrible.

I bought 500rds of 9mm and 500rds of .45 online today via Palmetto State Armory. MidwayUSA has both as well (with FOID card on file) and AmmoToGo has some selection...not much.

Would love a note when anyone sees .223 in metro East area - don't have time to roam STL area! Please post a LOCATION/CITY when you guys reply...helps a lot!

Thanks - enjoy that crappy Chicago/Cook County ammo search!!

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Tom28, how many rounds are you looking for? Where are you located?

I could probablly find an "extra" box of 20 if that helps keep the gun running.


Thanks for the offer. i still have a a couple boxes of range ammo. I know not the best for defense but i know it'll run reliably. i just got the gun and want at least a few hundred rounds through it before i trust that round to save my life.

Back in November every where had an abundance of ammo. Something about the impending apocalypse that scared the b'Jesus out of everyone and all the talk of assault rifle ban.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Ammo prices started to creep up in September on fears that Obama might get re-elected.

I bought then, it just seemed like a good hedge.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

I guess my next question should be if you guys know any online sites that are willing to ship to Chicago?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Looks like I'll be dropping by Rink's on my way home today for some ammo...

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

I guess my next question should be if you guys know any online sites that are willing to ship to Chicago?


MidwayUSA and Brownells will ship to Illinois in general with proof of a FOID card. Unfortunately, they're both out of stock of most ammo.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Late to the ammo party? There will also be a storage party soon - actually its already been in progress. https://www.surplusc...sc&keyword=XA11
I've been eyeballing cans and they're selling at 20-50 cans a day. This place used to be pretty discrete but someone has found out they have cans.

So dont forget to keep your hard found ammo safe and dry. Also - amazon.com sells bulk desiccant. Otherwise you can collect packets from your shoe boxes, electronics, etc... Silica gel can be reactivated in an oven at ~200 degrees. Small packets will only take ~45 minutes, while very large ones can take hours. Alternatives to silica gel are popcorn and rice, which can be dehydrated the same way, and stored in a paper lunch sack inside the can. Using a small desiccant packet with your ammo can, in a cool/dry place, can extend your shelf life out beyond 100 years. Basically as long as your seal lasts - which people are still using stuff from ww2, even without silica packets.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

wow man thanks for the tip.

I was throwing away my desicant packs !
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

There are a lot of sites that ship to Illinois, they just don't ship to Cook county or an area that falls partly in Cook.

Palmetto Armory ships to IL:

http://palmettostate.../9mm-luger.html

SG ammo:

http://sgammo.com/

MAH:

http://www.prestosto...tpig27&pg=26854

And others, Most online sites have a note up about high volume causing delays;...
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

I was at GAT last week and they had pallets of 9mm. $260 per 1000 Federal 115g 9mm FMJ. I did leave with more than I came with. ;-)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

I was at GAT last week and they had pallets of 9mm. $260 per 1000 Federal 115g 9mm FMJ. I did leave with more than I came with. ;-)


Did you notice if they had any JHP in 9mm? Gat guns is my next stop when I get some time.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Cabelas and pro bass out of 9mm defensive ammo. Seem to have plenty of everything else. I might have to get a. 45 pistol just so i can buy ammo to defend my home. Arrgghhh.

I was out and about today picking up a small gun not on any list and saw that .45 ACP is getting scarce to and pricy for 20 rounds of home defense type ammo.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

GAT only had a few choices for JHP. One of the choices I had nothing but gun problems with (FTF issues). I did buy a few boxes of quality JHP at Cabelas on the way to GAT. Cabelas didn't have much in stock (JHP wise) last week.

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