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Thread: Ammo availability: A slack retailer?

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    Ammo availability: A slack retailer?

    So I went to the range this morning and needed another box of 140gr 6.5x55 (S&B) and 123 gr 7.62x39 (PRVI) afterwards. The local 'out there doin it' shop only had Winchester (x 2 boxes @ $60ea!) for the 6.5x55 and Tula for the 7.62x39, which the guy pulled from out the back. Not even PRVI, highland, S&B, barnaul on the shelf... apparently they are having difficulty getting PRVI.

    What am I missing here? I'm not a guy who puts too many holes in holes so don't need flash stuff, but I'm not into cheap dirty stuff either.

    Am I just having a sook, or is there not much 7.62x39 around? the 6.5x55 seems a bit slack too - they're a dime a dozen for the old sporterized CGs.

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    Problem with x39 is everyone wants cheap shit to dump out of AK/SKS
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    Might have just caught him in between orders arriving or

    It might just be a Palmy thing.

    Shop around , I'm sure you'll find what your looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral View Post
    So I went to the range this morning and needed another box of 140gr 6.5x55 (S&B) and 123 gr 7.62x39 (PRVI) afterwards. The local 'out there doin it' shop only had Winchester (x 2 boxes @ $60ea!) for the 6.5x55 and Tula for the 7.62x39, which the guy pulled from out the back. Not even PRVI, highland, S&B, barnaul on the shelf... apparently they are having difficulty getting PRVI.

    What am I missing here? I'm not a guy who puts too many holes in holes so don't need flash stuff, but I'm not into cheap dirty stuff either.

    Am I just having a sook, or is there not much 7.62x39 around? the 6.5x55 seems a bit slack too - they're a dime a dozen for the old sporterized CGs.

    Cheers, Feral
    Seems to be just the price we pay living on a couple of islands far from anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Might have just caught him in between orders arriving or

    It might just be a Palmy thing.

    Shop around , I'm sure you'll find what your looking for.

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    Yep - I find Otaki and Levin pretty good if not a little out of the way, or failing that, Gun City in Wellies I spose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral View Post
    Yep - I find Otaki and Levin pretty good if not a little out of the way, or failing that, Gun City in Wellies I spose...
    Oh I think Simon might be able to suss something
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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    X 2.
    Start reloading.
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    for the 6.5 yes, but the Ruger chews brass

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    Sell the Ruger, buy a 30-30, reference post 7
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    Nah its that retail outfit out there doing it is right YEAH RIGHT
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    Smiths city sell S&B here in Chch. Imported by S R Marstons. (also here in chch) I would contact them. I know they wont sell it direct but they may be able to let you know who stocks it up your way. My 6.5x55 loves the S&B. Turns its muzzle up at anything else though.

    Highland does bring it in. Anywhere that sells Ridgeline gear or Howa's should be able to access it. (Same importer)

    Barnaul is relatively easy to get. Try this link and see how you get on

    BARNAUL - 7.62 x 39 M43

    Or try Reloaders supplies in Onehunga, Akl.

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    ive always had a good run with highland its pretty good brass to reload as well

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    Reloaders have plenty of 7.62x39 on the shelves. The Hornady SST steel case is a good hunting option. Don't worry about the steel cases. It has been proven time and again that steel cases cause no issues to firearms, its only the bi-metalic projectiles that wear out barrels. I bought a box to test projectile performance in the AR but my Timney trigger wont hit them hard enough to make them go bang!
    PPU 7.62x39 123gr SP - Highland - Manufacturers - Reloaders Supplies Ltd
    PMC 7.62x39 123gr FMJ x20 - 7.62x39 and 7.62x54 Russian - Centerfire rifle - Ammunition - Reloaders Supplies Ltd
    Hornady 7.62x39 SST Ammo 50 Rounds 8078 - 7.62x39 and 7.62x54 Russian - Centerfire rifle - Ammunition - Reloaders Supplies Ltd

    Serious shooters also have Highland at a pretty good price. I am using this for goats/deer in my AR. Picked up 3,000 rounds a year or so back when it was just over $500/1000 and .223 ammo was going through the roof. Drops animals really well. Groups around the 1 1/2" out of the AR.
    Highland 7.62X39 SP 123GR - that, hunting, 7.62x39, rifles, note, per, ... - Serious Shooters

 

 

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