I went on Cabelas.com this morning. I purchased a 525 brick of Remington .22lr ($24) and added a box of 30-30 ($17). Shipping was $9. Total was $51 out the door.
Goes to show...there is NO NEED to pay the ridiculous/overinflated .22lr and ammo prices out there.. Goes to show that Midway's $15-18 shipping and handling charges are ridiculous as well.
Thanks for the post. Maybe sanity is finally slowly returning to the ammo market.
.22LR sold out at 08:10 EDST.
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Do you reload any centerfire ammunition?
I think that if I was going to place an order, I would place a larger amount if I could get it (Limits on specific items.) to cover the $9. or more fee for shipping. Now, if I still LIVED where I used to live, way out in the boonies in my former state, I would utilize some online companies more because of the fuel/mileage/wear & tear and my TIME costs.
This is a smaller valley (Missoula.) so most places other than the one up by Flathead Lake are VERY close to our home and handy for us to replenish stock if we can find exactly what we want. We do not have to drive all over town or for an hour one way to get to a store. I pick up the telephone. I call the places on my list. Sometimes when MM is OUT and about - he stops on his way home from work or to work or to any other place that he is going to on that specific day.
I am glad that you found what you wanted. However with that said, telling people over and over again about not buying some things when THEY CHOOSE TO BUY IT WHEN THEY SEE IT IN STOCK is a whole other ball game. Nothing personal. I would not pay those super, super high prices that some of you see at shows or online - Gun Broker or wherever.
However, if I was a Newbie, I only owned one firearm, I had NO ammunition to FEED that one firearm and I felt as if I would never get what I needed for self defense or for my only gun (NOT plinking or hunting or competition.) - I would buy one box for $25. to $29. for a 500 bulk box of 22lr of the BRAND name that I wanted IF I could find it here in town or at a show. That is an example of what I would do if I was a Newbie and hurting as many were last winter and this spring.
Remember this fact... in some states you can't legally ORDER ammunition to be delivered to your home or business and those large/small online companies will NOT sell or ship to you too.
So those people are UP a creek without a paddle.
And no, not everyone decides to MOVE (Sell out, lose a good job, sell their house, they need to care for their elderly folks, etc.) just because of more stupid gun laws passed by dumb @@@ CONTROL FREAKS.
I do feel sorry for those people who can NO longer order ammunition online and other items too.
NOT all of those good gun and liberty minded folks vote for their state's anti gun leaders - they are caught in a trap during that time frame.
River my friend, has it ever occurred to you, that "nothing is free"? Did it ever occur to you, that shipping rates at present, are where many companies keep the door open? Ever notice how a gimmick item on TV for "Two for 19.95" sounds like a great deal, until, "separate shipping and handling fees apply" and notice how the shipping fee is never mentioned?
Trust me, its just like a grocery store, that takes a loss on a bag of oranges, yet hikes the price on their milk. Somewhere, even if Cabelas has this ammo at a "good price" some place else, they will be making gravy on some other item.
Compare prices on components some time between all the big net houses, Midway, Cabelas, Midsouth etc, and compare their whole cost, shipping etc. Bait and switch is a common practice, just like the "deals" at an airline, where they charge extra for a carry on.
Cabelas may have had a total of two bricks total to sell, and look how many hits they got simply from your post? For sure enough, to sell those two bricks, at a "fair" price.
Cmon buddy, as hinted elsewhere, lighten up on calling others right or wrong on how they wish to spend their ammo money.
Two things that have never and will never be successful... the "war" on poverty, and gun control laws.
Last edited by river1229; 06-18-2013 at 12:43 PM.
river1229 thanks for sharing.
can we move on now?
To my weak mind, @ $24 per a 525 pack of .22s, they have already made their money. No need to overcharge on anything else. Just my opinion, everyone has one.
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Just bought 450 rounds for $19 at local walleyworld is that about right?
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