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Posted: 9/9/2003 4:51:15 AM EDT
I was all prepared to order 500 Israeli '70's production .308 surplus from Ammunitionstore.com
The price seemed good, 500 rnds loose in a 50 cal can for $69.95. They wanted $23.00 shipping on this to FL. I didn't order it because the shipping seemed too high. I realize that .308 ammo is heavier than .223, but is $23.00 a fair shipping charge for 500 rounds?

They also advertise Port .308 on the site. I'd get some of that also if the shipping wasn't so steep. Am I right or wrong on this one? I haven't ordered any .308 so I don't know what is a fair charge.

Shabo
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 7:00:24 AM EDT
308 is about 30lbs per 500, and the .50 can is nothing but additional dead weight. If the can is not inside cardboard, UPS will add another $5 handling fee. That shipping is kinda high considering they're a regular shipper. You can get on the UPS or FedEx website and calculate shipping yourself. Since you're on the East coast, I recommend dealing with Aim as they're very fair on shipping and you can get 308 shipped in cardboard boxes instead of a heavy can. Get all your ammo cans locally and not mail order. [url]http://www.aimsurplus.com[/url]
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 12:21:38 PM EDT
[url]www.militaryshooters.com[/url] They are selling 800 round cases of Australian military 7.62X51 in four ammo cans, packed in stripper clips & bandoliers for $130.00. Shipping to NC from WI was $29.00 & some cents, putting the 800 rounds to the front door at just under $160.00. You might want to check them out. Very good service on both my orders.
Link Posted: 9/9/2003 3:47:50 PM EDT
800 round cases of Australian military 7.62X51 in four ammo cans, packed in stripper clips & bandoliers
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And that should weigh about 70.5479lbs if the weight marking on the Aussie crate is correct.
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