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Posted: 8/13/2007 6:13:14 PM EDT
Am financing a build and am going to sell an extra tub of South African M193 to help finance a few of the components. If I put a tub (2700 rounds/9 battlepacks) of SA on EE or Gunbroker what should I ask? Or should I sell the battlepacks individually? I don't see much 5.56mm South African on the boards so am looking for a frame of reference. What are you paying for SA these days? Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:16:43 PM EDT
Well im no expert on SA but you could prolly get 700-1000 for it given today prices, but you would have to find a buyer who has that cash to blow on ammo.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:22:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 6:24:04 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... $719.10

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:24:02 PM EDT
I think it was Mr Cleanforhire that sold his SA bp's for $110ea + shipping.

He sold out!

Your minimum should be $850.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:26:49 PM EDT
Thanks. That gives me a good handle on what I should expect. .27 cents to .32 cents per round....
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:35:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JHill:
I think it was Mr Cleanforhire that sold his SA bp's for $110ea + shipping.

He sold out!

Your minimum should be $850.



WoW!

Any one want to buy mine $105ea
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:19:29 PM EDT
I would guess $850-1000.

I would keep it though. Never sell ammo!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 7:25:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FNH:
I would guess $850-1000.

I would keep it though. Never sell ammo!


Nuts to that if someone wants to pay me a $100 plus for a battle pack of SA. A selling I will be ahdoing.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 1:01:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2007 1:02:52 AM EDT by Submariner]
What are you going to shoot in the new build? Can you eventually replace it for less than what you sell it for?


Originally Posted By XSabers:
Not saying it can't be done but I'm thinking (with a 22+ year Army career behind me) that a SHTF basic load is going to be smaller than the "training" ammo stockpile that you should be building. I've heard it said that "I'd rather have 900 rounds of experience and 100 rounds of ammo than only 100 rounds of experience and 900 rounds of ammo". It'll suck to only get off 5 to 10 rounds and maybe score one hit when your lights go out due to incoming fire. Then the bad guys can bitch about having to move all of your left over ammo.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 4:21:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2007 4:22:57 AM EDT by Mick610]
Back when ammo wasn't insanely priced I was buying the SA 2700 round tubs for $400.
I had three but now you could get twice that. It was some of the best surplus ammo
I've ever had. I shot it for 3-gun and it never missed a lick except when I left it in the hot Texas sun one day and let it get too hot. I kept it in the shade after that!
It wasn't called M193 but "M1A" I believe but was a NATO spec 55 grain bullet at a higher velocity than .223 REM.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 8:51:19 AM EDT
Thanks for all the input. As soon as I take a picture of this tub I will put it on Gunbroker for sale. I wonder what 88 lbs. of ammo costs to ship via UPS ground. Probably in the $55-$65 range at least.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 9:55:17 AM EDT
Boy do we look smart buying ammo a couple of years ago...
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 2:57:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2007 2:58:41 PM EDT by M4C]
That tub is worth $900 minimum in your pocket. There are plenty of guys that'll snap up those BPs for $100/ea - even $110.
M1A1 is good trusty mil-spec ammo and everyone knows it...

You gonna have to split up that tub for shipping (UPS max is 67#s? unless you want to pay extra EXTRA frt charges). Offer in lots of 3 BPs (900 rds) - makes a good number.
Just my two cents...
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 9:46:17 PM EDT
Man, last tub I bought was about 300 dollars shipped to my door. Shot all that up or traded it for 308 ammo years ago.

Should have invested my life's savings into tubs back in the day.
Link Posted: 8/15/2007 11:32:13 PM EDT
Interesting...
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 3:14:26 PM EDT
Since that stuff is nearly extinct and I only have one tub left maybe you could send yours to me and I could do a long term study and see if I could get them to mate.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 3:20:40 PM EDT
Don't sell what you can't replace. See much decent M-193 for less than $400 a k?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:15:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4C:
That tub is worth $900 minimum in your pocket. There are plenty of guys that'll snap up those BPs for $100/ea - even $110.
M1A1 is good trusty mil-spec ammo and everyone knows it...

You gonna have to split up that tub for shipping (UPS max is 67#s? unless you want to pay extra EXTRA frt charges). Offer in lots of 3 BPs (900 rds) - makes a good number.
Just my two cents...


Actually, UPS max for ammo to keep it ORM-D is 66#, anything beyond that is considered HAZMAT. UPS regular max is 150# although it has to be marked with a special sticker, so that the UPS driver knows not to try and throw his back out on it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 9:01:13 AM EDT
I remember paying $900, but that got me three tubs. Still have two. Back then lacquered Wolf was maybe 2 cents/round less and we agonized over which to buy to burn up in M16s............

If we knew then.....

Sam
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 9:23:01 AM EDT
How many BPs are in a tub?

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