New to 30-30 Win ammo purchasing - acceptable prices?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by JW357, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    We bought our 30-30 about two months ago. Haven't been able to find ammo locally for it. Am considering buying some online, because my wife and I are itching to shoot it. The best price I can find right now is $.70 / round - $13.99 for a box of 20 shots. I'm torn. The trouble is I have no idea what pre-December prices for this caliber were. I refuse to buy ammo at inflated prices during this crisis, with very few exceptions. Is this a good price for the caliber, based on your experience, or is it still a bit high?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ndfi78

    ndfi78 New Member

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    http://www.gutbot.net has their "good deal" threshold at .70/round. IDK if that means anything though...
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    That's where I found the deal I was talking about. I'm not sure if gunbot's threshold is pre or post December, though.
     
  4. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    gosh. I would think having a box or two on hand would be worth the extra money. Then, start looking for the best price.
     
  5. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Maybe, but I will only be shooting this rifle for recreation for awhile. I won't enjoy it as much if I know I got hosed for a mere 20 rounds.

    I have a thousand or so rounds of .22LR on hand at the moment, which is ok given the amount we can shoot nowadays. And some reloading supplies for our handguns. So, we're at least able to satiate part of the urge to shoot. Just not the 30-30 at the moment.
     
  6. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Id say that is around the averave price now days.
     
  7. aandabooks

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    Occasionally I would get it for $12.99 per box before the shortage. $15 off sale is more the norm.
     
  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    $12-$20 per box depending on the load is what I was paying for factory .30-30 ammo this time last year.
     
  9. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Thanks Doc. That's helpful. So my price I'm lookin at isn't completely out of the ballpark. I can prolly do that.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    in my area, generally between $14-18 per box of 20, depending on the brand. so for me, $13 a box is decently priced. i mainly only buy the factory ammo for the brass anyways, because i reload for my 30-30. i still keep a couple of boxes of factory ammo on hand though.
     
  11. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I realized I mistyped the price. It's $14.99 / box of 20, which is $.75 per round. I guess not terrible, but with shipping it comes out to a dollar per round. More than I wanna spend at the moment. I think I'll just keep looking locally.

    Thanks all.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    JW, try WalMart. most WalMarts usually carry 30-30 ammo. it's fairly common around here.
     
  13. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    My Walmart always has 30-30s
     
  14. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I've been looking since we bought the rifle, haven't gotten lucky yet. :(
     
  15. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    My WalMart stores have been out of .30-30 for a few months as well.