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Posted: 8/18/2003 7:34:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2003 7:46:13 PM EDT by criley]
My wife just brought me a letter. She asked, "Did you just order something for $1200?" I looked at the letter - it was confirming my online order from Sportsman's Guide for 3 2700rd tubs of SA surplus. $1142. (I wish I had known they were going to do that beforehand!) - and said yes and that it was ammo. And that it was a good deal. She said, "Oh." I told her they would break it down to four payments. She said, "That's nice."

I like that about SG. They know how to help our wives deal with our large ammo buys.

But I have been wondering about the Winchester deal at BPS. It's about $105 more and I don't get to split the payment into four parts. I also have to make a two hour round trip to pick it up. But then at some point I would like to reload and it sure would be great to have all that nice brass.

Any thoughts?

[Edited to add] I have not confirmed that Orlando actually has Q3131A ... If it is plain Winchester white box, then that would make quite a difference, correct?
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 7:47:04 PM EDT
I hate you.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 7:52:11 PM EDT
The SA battlepacks at that price (they raised it from a few months ago) isn't that great of a deal for surplus ammo. It's cheaper than new production ammo, but unless there's a compelling reason, you should probably cancel unless you really need 8100 rounds of ammo ASAP. I'd buy Q3131A whenever it's available for a good price, like at BPS if you can still get it for that price. Buy 2 cases and wait. Another sale, another case. And the wife will be much happier, especially if she doesn't find out about the little purchases you make here and there. The SA battlepacks are a deal if you can get them for $130 or less, but $140 is close to pushing into new production Q3131A territory. Just my opinion of course. My advice may be tainted by the fact that I'm jealous and I don't want you to get all that ammo. [}:D]
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 8:17:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2003 8:18:24 PM EDT by criley]
Originally Posted By zhukov: The SA battlepacks are a deal if you can get them for $130 or less, but $140 is close to pushing into new production Q3131A territory. Just my opinion of course. My advice may be tainted by the fact that I'm jealous and I don't want you to get all that ammo. [}:D]
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In my neck of the woods I normally have to pay around $200 for Q, so the difference is pretty substantial. But with the sale it is $155 w/tax, so that puts it in the running. And hey, thanks for being an honest little devil.
Link Posted: 8/18/2003 8:24:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2003 8:26:06 PM EDT by criley]
Originally Posted By jtw2: I hate you.
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Naw, don't hate me ... Feel sorry for me. Just think about the hernia I may get lugging all that ammo around....
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 10:16:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2003 10:19:14 AM EDT by eswanson]
You know, the newer SA stuff is Boxer primed, and is therefore reloadable. I just got 990 rounds from Cole Distributing and it's Boxer, not Berdan. I swear I saw a thread around here somewhere that said the brass was actually pretty decent. FWIW:[img]http://www.coledistributing.com/pics/sa223.jpg[/img] "M-193, 55 gr.990 rnds. FMJ This is true South African Military ammo not commercial, not to be confused with other South African being offered.Non Corrosive, boxer primed and brass cased.This ammo has the flash retardent in the powder,manufactured by the Denel Group, South Africas prime Government contractors.Price does not include shipping. #SAF01...$149.95" With shipping, the total was $164. 16.5 cents/round. They also sell it by the tub, but I don't know what the tub price was. I know it was less than $400. Maybe not as cheap as Sportsman's Guide, but it's in stock.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 11:36:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By eswanson: You know, the newer SA stuff is Boxer primed, and is therefore reloadable. I just got 990 rounds from Cole Distributing and it's Boxer, not Berdan. I swear I saw a thread around here somewhere that said the brass was actually pretty decent.
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Thanks for the heads-up and I will go and check out Cole. SG website says what they have is Berdan primed. They might be using old information, or it may just be more of the older surplus ammo that they are getting and selling.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 11:37:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 11:55:32 AM EDT
Absolutely. I picked up the SA from Cole's so I wouldn't burn through my M193 at the range. It's plinking ammo, and if the brass is reloadable, that's just a bonus.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 2:38:15 PM EDT
And, Yes the ammo in Orlando is 5.56 Q3131A.
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 4:58:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spooge5150: And, Yes the ammo in Orlando is 5.56 Q3131A.
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Hell yeah it is ,I'm looking at 2,000 rounds right now!!! [:D]
Link Posted: 8/19/2003 9:01:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2003 9:02:25 PM EDT by criley]
Q3131A for sure in Orlando. I bought a bunch. I also applied for the Bass Pro Shop credit card and they took ANOTHER 10% off! And they give you BONUS POINTS on top of that. That is $138 per thousand including tax! That is CHEAPER than Sportsman's Guide is selling 20 year old South African surplus. Now all I have to do is cancel my SG order.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 9:32:51 PM EDT
HEey guy's were the hell in o town are y"all getting the winny ammo.That's were i live.thanx
Link Posted: 8/22/2003 6:43:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PROVO: HEey guy's were the hell in o town are y"all getting the winny ammo.That's were i live.thanx
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Bass Pro Shop
Link Posted: 8/22/2003 11:33:15 AM EDT
Consider yourself lucky. The BPS in Atlanta limits you to 10 boxes per visit.
Link Posted: 8/22/2003 10:48:55 PM EDT
I just got a case of Q3131A from Bass Pro in Arundel Mills in Maryland(near Glen Burnie)for 144.00 before tax! Regular price is 199.50 a case. Their sale is on until this Sunday (24th),and I don't know when the next sale is. I found out about this one by accident.
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