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Re: Price of ammo

Post by bladeracer » 23 Dec 2018, 1:43 pm

SCJ429 wrote:And here was me picturing you with armfuls of stuff for your next Safari...

My LGS always ends up giving me the smallest containers, I ask for eight kilos of 2208 and end up with 16 containers.

Do you have a tin of 2214? I can give you one for your collection.


Yeah, I'm not sure how that works. I order 4kg bottles because it's so much cheaper, but if the dealer has a pile of 500gm bottles he'll give me those for the same price. $375 for 4kg or $480 for eight 500gm bottles so he tosses a hundred bucks away just to help me out? Do they buy it all for a base kg rate regardless perhaps?

Never heard of AR2214, is that discontinued like AR2206?
No point in messing with powders I can't get anymore, with my luck it'd shoot great :-)
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Re: Price of ammo

Post by bladeracer » 23 Dec 2018, 1:51 pm

JimTom wrote:Couldn’t agree more mate. Nice to get an email with something that you need on sale.


I've had two particularly good deals from emails that spring to mind.
My Ruger American in 7mm-08 for $525 with Redfield 3-9x40 scope. I was all set to order one from my dealer, had the email typed, just needed to hit send. Saved $300 and got a crappy scope as a bonus :-)
And my M1903-A3 for $1600.
I jumped on both as soon as I saw the emails, the sixteen '03-A3's they imported were sold within 24hrs.

I remembered another one actually, $500 for my Stoeger Condor 30", 3"-chambered 12ga. Think that one was from Magnum Sports maybe?
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Re: Price of ammo

Post by Jäger » 18 Jan 2019, 2:37 pm

marksman wrote:
pete1 wrote:
marksman wrote:it's not just you Pete, and it's has been climbing up for a while


Yeh i brought heaps in bulk and now i have to go in and buy it rather then go to safe and it just feels tad to high. i think ill have to get into reloading. will open more opportunities


Pete honestly the 308 is easy to load for and you dont have to spend thousands to get into it :wtf:
lee collet die set $100
press $120-$200
ohause 505 scales $120
vernier caliper $40-70
case trimmer $120 or cheaper
neck champfer tool $50
adi reloading info is free online

a good time to get some gear for Christmas :lol: :drinks:


From the image I found, it looks like the RCBS which is a good scale (looking, it seems ohaus make the rcbs scale).
Is the ohaus branded scale available locally? $120 seems a pretty good price. I can't seem to find much on it.
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Re: Price of ammo

Post by marksman » 18 Jan 2019, 4:05 pm

yes ohaus make the rcbs 505 scale, here's a second hand one for you to look at cheap
www.ebay.com.au/itm/RCBS-Model-505-Relo ... ctupt=true
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Re: Price of ammo

Post by Jäger » 19 Jan 2019, 1:32 pm

Thanks. Good price compared to here.
When I look at the history of sold ones, generally, they seem to go for even less than that one.

Sucks that we have to pay extra 10% for gst on everything coming into Aus now, including second hand items. It's also 10% of the freight just for that extra whammy.
I got caught out the first time, before I knew that'd implemented that. I bought something from China on ebay, did the commit to buy and it was only when I went to pay did it show the extra 10% charge.
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