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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:16 PM

Where do you buy your 17 HMR ammo in bulk?

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:35 PM

Midsouth Shooters Supply have Hornady 17gr V-Max on sale now for $7.86. I usually wait until it's on sale somewhere and buy a case. MidwayUsa is good too on occasion. But you really need to check them often for the deals. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:36 PM

Thanks, good advice. I am going to order the left handed Savage model with Accutrigger this week. My thoughts were that I'd pick up a few boxes of ammo locally to see what it likes best before buying anything in bulk.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 05:40 PM

I have boxes of every ammo they make for .17HMR's and have tested them all in my .17's. I've found my Contender is changing it's diet on me. But I hope that Volquartsen Fusion likes Hornady V-Maxes because I have cases of them. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 06:24 PM

Watchout ordering ammo from Midway, the shipping will caost as much as the ammo.Last time I orderd Bullets the shipping was more :lol: Cabelas has flat rate shipping. Not sure about midsouth, I think I'll check right nowas I need some 17HMR ammo.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:12 PM

A case/box meaning ten 50 round boxes of 17HMR ammo.

That's just a brick and I doubt they will.

Watchout ordering ammo from Midway, the shipping will caost as much as the ammo.Last time I orderd Bullets the shipping was more :lol:

That's why I said you have to watch because they have specials that include shipping at reduced rates.

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 11:13 PM

I've ordered from Midsouth a few times since they've usually got the best deal. Cabela's price isn't too bad and they usually throw in one of those plastic ammo cans (they're actually pretty sturdy and nice) with each brick for free.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 09:24 AM

Cabela's price isn't too bad and they usually throw in one of those plastic ammo cans (they're actually pretty sturdy and nice) with each brick for free.

I had a bunch of those plastic ammo boxes from Cabela's. But I had taken a few to a friends garage sale and some guy saw them. He bought all I had, and I was going to throw them away. You can only use so many. :P :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 09:46 AM

HUM, HUM:Throw them my way :lol:
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:12 AM

HUM, HUM:Throw them my way :lol:

I like the real metal ones with a real gasket not some peel and stick thing. I sold that guy ten of those for $5 apiece. He was happy and I was too. :)

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:50 AM

I guess I have no idea what case you're talking about.Like this?Posted Image

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:29 PM

That's the one! I think I had a garage full of them. :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:33 PM

Yeah that's it. I know they're not air tight, I just use them to store other stuff like fishing gear, backpacking stoves and camping gear, etc. Not bad for free.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:36 PM

Not bad for free.

They kick up the shipping weight, they're not free. :) But I always make them throw something else in that is free. :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 04:55 PM

Cabela's doesn't charge by weight. :lol: They charge by purchase price.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:06 PM

Cabela's doesn't charge by weight. :) They charge by purchase price.

Ok if you want to really believe that then you can. But if you by something heavy you pay for it. :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:17 PM

But if you by something heavy you pay for it. :lol:

Cabalas only charges by the amount you buy, price wise.Thats why I started buying bullets from them.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:36 PM

charges by the amount you buy.....but if you buy sumthing's thay charge by weight...i pay $77.50 for 500RD's at my friends dad's gun shop

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 05:42 PM

Cabella's and use my Cabella's card. Every point counts. :lol:

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:06 PM

in terms of most ammo i go to sportsmansguide.com i buy my weatherby ammo there which is usually $50-60 bucks a box and there it's only $25-30 but as far as 17hmr i'm not sure but i'd recommend checking.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

Hey Guys -This past Thursday in the Sac Bee, Wildsports in Orangevale had a coupon special, $6.99 a box, 10 box limit. Well I was in the area on Friday and walked out with my brick. If you could find a paper, you still may be able to get that price. Not too long ago, I bought a 2000 round case from Midway, delivered is was $318 on the doorstep.Mike

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:29 PM

You may want to take a look at www.grafs.com, as they have the 17HMR for less than $10 a box and free shipping. Don't know if there is a break on bricks or not. Didn't check.
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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:34 PM

Cabalas only charges by the amount you buy, price wise.Thats why I started buying bullets from them.

Ok I guess you guys aren't getting what I'm saying. The reason Hornady .17HMR ammo costs $9.99 a box is because figure everything they sell and you're paying for someones shipping. Otherwise how can Midsouth on a regular basis sell the same ammo for $7.86 a box. Now do you get what I mean about paying for shipping. You pay more for everyones shipping. It looks good until you search for the price of what you are after in the first place. I go to Cabela's to look at stuff but I don't buy nearly as much from them any more. :) Archer, was the stuff you bought the hollow point because it often sells for under $7. I'm searching back for Thursdays add because that when it comes out. Thanks.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:51 PM

I got it John:I just try to ignore that fact.Its like going to Micky D's and getting a Double Cheese Burger for a dollar and then paying $1.65 for a medium coke that only cost them 4 cents ;) Just like needing that coke to wash down the burger, your going to need something to clean that barrel after shooting.They get it out you one way or the other :)
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:31 PM

Holy Cow:I just stopped at Great Outdoors to a box of Hornady V-Max to try in my Marlin.$11.99 :D I don't think so :D Even the TNT's were $11.99These guys have got rocks in their heads.Needless to say I left empty handed.I was hoping to try some out before I made a big order from Midsouth.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 02:54 PM

Holy Cow:I just stopped at Great Outdoors to a box of Hornady V-Max to try in my Marlin.$11.99 :D I don't think so :D Even the TNT's were $11.99These guys have got rocks in their heads.Needless to say I left empty handed.I was hoping to try some out before I made a big order from Midsouth.

That's a tad spendy. I am going to stop at Wal-Mart tonight after class and see what they've got that I can try. I will find what I like and then place a big order later on.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:03 PM

I stopped by Wild Sports on my way home today to check out what Mike (archer) mentioned. They have the CCI 17gr V-MAX ammo on sale with their newspaper coupon for $6.99 a box with a ten box limit per customer. The sale ends tomorrow April 4th. So for $75.32 you get 500 rounds of .17HMR ammo.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

Thanks John:I just got back from WS and scored a Brick :D
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:57 PM

In anticipation of shooting my new Savage when it arrives I picked up a couple of boxes of "Remington? Premier 17 HMR Magnum Rimfire Ammo" This load uses the V Max 17 gr BT.Has anyone had any experience shooting this stuff?Ralph

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 06:29 PM

In anticipation of shooting my new Savage when it arrives I picked up a couple of boxes of "Remington? Premier 17 HMR Magnum Rimfire Ammo" This load uses the V Max 17 gr BT.Has anyone had any experience shooting this stuff?Ralph

Ralph,You just have to shoot it and see how your particular gun likes it. My Savage didn't find it to be it's favorite. That being said yours my love it. :D

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