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What ammo should I buy?

Post by Tom Doniphon » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:52 pm

Speaking as your ammo investment advisor I would like to note that ammo goes up and down in price for reasons not related to us using it. Therefore I submit for your consideration the following market call:

BUY 5.45x39

It is cheap at less than 10 cents a round from Rguns at $210 for 2160 rounds.

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Post by Cabhammer » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:50 am

+1,000,000

Too bad no 5.45 Valmets are out there. I got lucky and stocked up on .308 and .223 (and bit a few deals after it was hard to get where the owner was selling at last years prices) so 7.62x39 and 5.45 are my main stocking calibers now.

The 7N6 is probably some of the highest quality surplus there is...

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Post by Dutcj » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:08 pm

I'm riding the 5.45 wave. My Bulgarian and Tantal are a joy to shoot.

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:10 pm

One more thing, I would guess we have no more than 60 days till the cheap 5.45 is gone for a while.

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Re: What ammo should I buy?

Post by Sako95 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:30 pm

Tom Doniphon wrote: BUY 5.45x39
It is cheap at less than 10 cents a round from Rguns at $210 for 2160 rounds.
WOW for just half the price of 7.62x39 you can buy 5.45 with 50% the bullet weight and 50% the energy. What a deal! Reminds me of when BETA came out with the BETA L mag for half the price of the BETA C.
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Post by Tom Doniphon » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:32 pm

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Post by nib » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:06 pm

Buy 5.45 and more 5.45. Century has the deal at this time. 118 per 1080 shipped. You must buy 500.00 to get free shipping.


.223=300.00 per 1000
7.62x39=189.00 per 100 (Golden Tiger)
7.62x51=Good Fricken luck and hold your ankles..50 to .59cents per round

Century has the most current production 1986 (7n6??)WASP
This has the cavity in the front of the round with a steel core.

If you have no AK in this round have one built or get a Polish AK 74
after shooting 5000 rounds the gun pays for it self in ammo savings.

I am having a Arsenal 106 .223 Krinkov converted to 5.45
all you need is a trunion barrel and bolt head/carrier.
Or even better, If you can locate an Arsenal 105 you are set. ($600.00 to $900.00) These were made on 5.45. All you need is a gas block so you can put on your flash hider. Then put a triangle stock on it and there you have it, a true Bulgarian AK74 (make sure you add all the US parts to make it 922r).

I would move fast on this as the window for cheap surplus seems to have closed. I really think this is the last of the cheap stuff.

Please note you could not locate a AK74 after the last batch of century Ak
came in the country. There was a limited ammount of ammo and once the
market sucked up the ammo the firearms were not popular sellers.
Now we are looking for a cheap rifle and ammo and here they come again
Polish AK74 599.00 Romanian AK74 399.00. Krebs AK74 the only nice one one out there 995.00 The ammo will soon get expensive once the demand is up again.

I have also purchased a pile of 54r. With the new Semi PKM in my hands in 2 weeks :twisted: 54r was cheap up until 1 month ago. now it has gone up, but not as bad as every other cal.

Final note: At Knob Creek 6mos ago Friday SA 308 was 350 per 1260. not many were biting.Saturday it was gone. After shopping around the show it was the best deal. Also the water damaged Cavim .308 suddenly went up to 450.00 per case after the dealers realized that it was the only .308 at the show. The firing line did not have many 7.62 shooters. I have been going to the KC for 4 years and I guess that is a good profile for my data.
A fiew 8mm shooters and a bunch of 54r shooters 6-9 PKMs and some brownings converted to 54r. Lets face it cheap surplus is what gets shot the most. whatever runs out people will convert to what is left. 2 years ago all you saw were MG 42s in 8mm now try to locate some cheap 8mm.

Dont miss the boat if you like to shoot and not worry about $$$ flying down range.

Or I could be way off.
I just need a 76 milled folder in 7.62 x 39. and I swear to GOD I will stop.

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Post by nib » Thu May 08, 2008 5:42 am

Century now at 159.87 per 1080 shipped over $500.00
Century was 110.00 per 1080 shipped over $500.00
I just need a 76 milled folder in 7.62 x 39. and I swear to GOD I will stop.

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Post by lightguy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:40 am

AIM surplus has the 5.45x39 for $110/1000

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Post by lightguy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:23 am

Bulgarian AK's in 5.45 are $400 at centerfire systems. They were $360 last month but now include 4 mags plus gizmos.

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